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  1. Acid mist can suspend in the air and enter the body via skin contact, the respiratory tract, or even oral intake, which pose various health hazards. Previous studies have shown that occupational exposure to ac...

    Authors: Wei-Liang Chen, Yuan-Yuei Chen, Wei-Te Wu, Ching-Huang Lai, Yu-Shan Sun and Chung-Ching Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1371

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Unintended pregnancy has dire consequences on the health and socioeconomic wellbeing of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) (aged 15–24 years). While most studies tend to focus on lack of access to contrac...

    Authors: Anthony Idowu Ajayi and Henrietta Chinelo Ezegbe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1370

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Norwegian children have a lower intake of fruit, vegetables, and a higher intake of unhealthy snacks compared to dietary guidelines. Such dietary inadequacies may be detrimental for their current and future he...

    Authors: Frøydis N. Vik, Kaia E. P. Heslien, Wendy Van Lippevelde and Nina C. Øverby

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1369

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Tobacco and alcohol use are major behavioural risks in developing countries like Nepal, which are contributing to a rapid increase in non-communicable diseases (NCDs). This causal relationship is further compl...

    Authors: Sudesh Raj Sharma, Anna Matheson, Danielle Lambrick, James Faulkner, David W. Lounsbury, Abhinav Vaidya and Rachel Page

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1368

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Access to washroom facilities and a place to dispose of menstrual waste are prerequisites for optimal menstrual hygiene management in schools. Like other low- and middle-income countries, Bangladeshi schools l...

    Authors: Farjana Jahan, Md. Nuruzzaman, Farhana Sultana, Mehjabin Tishan Mahfuz, Mahbubur Rahman, Farhana Akhand, Stephen P. Luby, Leanne Unicomb and Peter J. Winch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1366

    Content type: Research article

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  6. There has been significant recent prioritization and investment in the immunization program in Ethiopia. However, coverage rates have stagnated and remained low for many years, suggesting the presence of syste...

    Authors: Binyam Tilahun, Zeleke Mekonnen, Alyssa Sharkey, Asm Shahabuddin, Marta Feletto, Meseret Zelalem and Kabir Sheikh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1365

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The co-morbidity of cardiometabolic diseases in patients with Tuberculosis adds a significant burden in current health systems in developing countries including Nepal. The main objective of this study was to e...

    Authors: Indra Prasad Poudyal, Pratik Khanal, Shiva Raj Mishra, Milan Malla, Prakash Poudel, Raj Kumar Jha, Anil Phuyal, Abiral Barakoti and Bipin Adhikari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1364

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Chlamydia screening in high schools offers a way to reach adolescents outside of a traditional clinic setting. Using transmission dynamic modeling, we examined the potential impact of high-school-based chlamyd...

    Authors: Minttu M. Rönn, Richard Dunville, Li Yan Wang, Meghan Bellerose, Yelena Malyuta, Nicolas A. Menzies, Maria Aslam, Felicia Lewis, Cherie Walker-Baban, Lenore Asbel, Sarah Parchem, Lisa Masinter, Ernestina Perez, Tom L. Gift, Katherine Hsu, Lisa C. Barrios…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1363

    Content type: Research article

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  9. An estimate of 2–3 million children under 5 die in the world annually due to vaccine-preventable disease. In Ethiopia, incomplete immunization accounts for nearly 16% of under-five mortality, and there is spat...

    Authors: Mequannent Sharew Melaku, Araya Mesfin Nigatu and Wondewossen Zemene Mewosha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1362

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Poor early-life nutrition is a major barrier to good health and cognitive development, and is a global health priority. Alive & Thrive (A&T) was a multi-pronged initiative to improve infant and young child fee...

    Authors: Corrina Moucheraud, Haribondhu Sarma, Tran Thi Thu Ha, Tahmeed Ahmed, Adrienne Epstein, Jeffrey Glenn, Hoang Hong Hanh, Tran Thi Thu Huong, Sharmin Khan Luies, Aninda Nishat Moitry, Doan Phuong Nhung, Denise Diaz Payán, Mahfuzur Rahman, Md Tariqujjaman, Tran Thi Thuy, Tran Tuan…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1361

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Global demographics are changing as societies all over the world are aging. This puts focus on maintaining functional ability and independence into older age. Individuals from lower social classes are at great...

    Authors: Nikita Pandey, Alexander Darin-Mattsson and Charlotta Nilsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1360

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Increasing numbers of young people living with HIV (YPLWH) have unaddressed mental health challenges. Such challenges are associated with poor antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence and high mortality. Few evi...

    Authors: Dorothy E. Dow, Blandina T. Mmbaga, John A. Gallis, Elizabeth L. Turner, Monica Gandhi, Coleen K. Cunningham and Karen E. O’Donnell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1358

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Few studies have examined cold-related symptoms among cold workplace workers in Thailand. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of cold-related cardiorespiratory, circulatory, and general symptoms and p...

    Authors: Nipaporn Auttanate, Chotirot Chotiphan, Suchinda Jarupat Maruo, Simo Näyhä, Kirsi Jussila, Sirkka Rissanen, Penpatra Sripaiboonkij, Tiina M. Ikäheimo, Jouni J. K. Jaakkola and Wantanee Phanprasit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1357

    Content type: Research article

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  14. France has one of the highest levels in Europe for early use of legal and illegal psychoactive substances. We investigate in this country disparities in adolescent problematic substance use by family living ar...

    Authors: Myriam Khlat, Océane Van Cleemput, Damien Bricard and Stéphane Legleye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1356

    Content type: Research article

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  15. International research has indicated that teachers have an increased risk of mental disorders and work-related stress, compared with those working in other fields. In Japan, the deterioration of teachers’ ment...

    Authors: Miho Kuwato and Yuko Hirano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1355

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Disparities in the utilization, expenditures, and quality of care by insurance types have been well documented. Such comparisons have yet to be investigated in end-of-life (EOL) settings in China, where public...

    Authors: Zhong Li, Peiyin Hung, Ruibo He, Xiaoming Tu, Xiaoming Li, Chengzhong Xu, Fangfang Lu, Pei Zhang and Liang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1354

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Cardiovascular diseases are among the most common causes of hospital admissions and deaths in Zanzibar. This study assessed prevalence of, and antecedent factors and care access for the two common cardiovascul...

    Authors: Jutta M. Adelin Jorgensen, Kaya Helene Hedt, Omar Mwalim Omar and Justine I. Davies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1352

    Content type: Research article

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  18. COVID-19 restrictions such as the closure of schools and parks, and the cancellation of youth sports and activity classes around the United States may prevent children from achieving recommended levels of phys...

    Authors: Genevieve F. Dunton, Bridgette Do and Shirlene D. Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1351

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Self-medication by older adults has been always a public health concern. The present study aimed to modify the psychological constructs of Health Belief Model (HBM) in relation to self-medication behaviors usi...

    Authors: Kasra Gharouni, Arash Ardalan, Marzieh Araban, Farzad Ebrahimzadeh, Katayon Bakhtiar, Mohammad Almasian and Fatemeh Bastami

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1350

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Tobacco advertisements have been banned in Hong Kong, but low intensity e-cigarette (EC) advertising can still be found in various media outlets. We investigated the associations between exposure to EC adverti...

    Authors: Lijun Wang, Jianjiu Chen, Sai Yin Ho, Lok Tung Leung, Man Ping Wang and Tai Hing Lam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1349

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Unsafe pregnancy termination is a major public health concern among reproductive-aged women in many developing countries. This study evaluated the socio-demographic characteristics, as well as residual spatial...

    Authors: Rifat Zahan and Cindy Xin Feng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1348

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Severe pre-eclampsia is more dominant in low and middle-income countries. In Sub-Saharan Africa, severe pre-eclampsia remains a major public health problem contributing to high rates of maternal mortality. Few...

    Authors: Mwashamba M. Machano and Angelina A. Joho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1347

    Content type: Research article

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  23. In late 2015, the Sierra Leone government established the Comprehensive Program for Ebola Survivors (CPES) to improve the well-being of 3466 registered Ebola virus disease (EVD) survivors. This case analysis o...

    Authors: Soumya Alva, Nicole Davis, Laurentiu Stan, Isotta Pivato and Jeffrey Sanderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1346

    Content type: Research in practice

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  24. There are multiple obstacles encountered by immigrants attempting to engage hepatitis C virus (HCV) care and treatment. We evaluated the diversity and treatment outcomes of HCV-infected immigrants evaluated fo...

    Authors: Curtis L. Cooper, Daniel Read, Marie-Louise Vachon, Brian Conway, Alexander Wong, Alnoor Ramji, Sergio Borgia, Ed Tam, Lisa Barrett, Dan Smyth, Jordan J. Feld and Sam Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1345

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Self-rated health (SRH) is an indicator that captures a person’s perception of their overall health status. The relationship between physical activity (PA), sedentary behaviour (SB) and SRH has been investigat...

    Authors: Tong Zhang, Guohua Lu and Xiu Yun Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1343

    Content type: Research article

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  26. As a low-middle income country, South Africa has seen an upsurge in the double burden of malnutrition (DBM). Owing to the rising costs of obesity on healthcare in South Africa, the National Treasury implemente...

    Authors: Tayla Ashton Kaltenbrun, Lisanne Monica du Plessis and Scott Drimie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1342

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for cardiovascular diseases in India and Nepal. Socio-economic disparity in these two countries has created wide gap in management of hypertension. However, ineq...

    Authors: Santosh Kumar Rauniyar, Md. Mizanur Rahman, Md. Shafiur Rahman, Sarah Krull Abe, Shuhei Nomura and Kenji Shibuya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1341

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Merely having the tools to end HIV is insufficient. Effectively ending the epidemic necessitates addressing barriers that impede engagement in biomedical and behavioral prevention and wide scale implementation...

    Authors: Jasmine A. Abrams, Michelle Odlum, Emily Tillett, Danielle Haley, Jessica Justman, Sally Hodder, Linda Vo, Ann O’Leary and Paula M. Frew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1340

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Tuberculosis (TB)-related stigma presents a major barrier to care of persons with TB through its impact on treatment initiation and retention in care. This is particularly challenging in settings with high pre...

    Authors: Kristina L. Bajema, Rachel W. Kubiak, Brandon L. Guthrie, Susan M. Graham, Sabina Govere, Hilary Thulare, Mahomed-Yunus Moosa, Connie Celum and Paul K. Drain

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1338

    Content type: Research article

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  30. People who are houseless (also referred to as homeless) perceive high stigma in healthcare settings, and face disproportionate disparities in morbidity and mortality versus people who are housed. Medical stude...

    Authors: Caroline King, Cameron Fisher, Jacob Johnson, Arum Chun, David Bangsberg and Paula Carder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1337

    Content type: Research article

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  31. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Allan K. Nkwata, Xiao Song, Ming Zhang and Amara. E. Ezeamama

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1336

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:684

  32. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Katja Radon, Elmar Saathoff, Michael Pritsch, Jessica Michelle Guggenbühl Noller, Inge Kroidl, Laura Olbrich, Verena Thiel, Max Diefenbach, Friedrich Riess, Felix Forster, Fabian Theis, Andreas Wieser and Michael Hoelscher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1335

    Content type: Publisher Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1036

  33. The UNICEF/Washington Group Child Functioning Module (CFM) assesses child functioning among children between 5 and 17 years of age. This study adapted and validated the CFM at the Iganga-Mayuge Health and Demo...

    Authors: Nukhba Zia, Mitchell Loeb, Dan Kajungu, Edward Galiwango, Marie Diener-West, Stephan Wegener, George Pariyo, Adnan A. Hyder and Abdulgafoor M. Bachani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1334

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Digital health tools (WeChat or mobile health apps) provide opportunities for new methods of hypertension management for hypertensive patients. However, the willingness of these patients to use social media an...

    Authors: Shiqun Chen, Guoli Sun, Xiaolin Cen, Jin Liu, Jianfeng Ye, Jiyan Chen, Li Lei, Yibo He, Feier Song, Wei Guo, Yan Liang, Yuying Hu, Kaihong Chen, Liling Chen, Ning Tan and Yong Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1333

    Content type: Research article

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  35. High levels of sedentary behaviour (SB) are associated with non-communicable diseases. In 2016, the estimated total healthcare expenditure from physical activity (PA) in Thailand added up to $190 million in in...

    Authors: Cynthia Chen, Anna Valeria Dieterich, Jemima Jia En Koh, Katika Akksilp, Eunice Huiying Tong, Nuttakarn Budtarad, Andre Matthias Müller, Thunyarata Anothaisintawee, Bee Choo Tai, Waranya Rattanavipapong, Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai, Thomas Rouyard, Ryota Nakamura, Falk Müller-Riemenschneider and Yot Teerawattananon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1332

    Content type: Study protocol

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  36. Sexual violence—any sexual act committed against a person without freely given consent—disproportionately affects women. Women’s first experiences of sexual violence often occur in adolescence. In Asia and the...

    Authors: Kathryn M. Yount, Tran Hung Minh, Quach Thu Trang, Yuk Fai Cheong, Irina Bergenfeld and Jessica M. Sales

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1331

    Content type: Study protocol

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  37. A growing number of studies have explored how features of the neighbourhood environment can be related to cognitive health in later life. Yet few have focused on low- and middle-income countries and compared t...

    Authors: Yu-Tzu Wu, Carol Brayne, Zhaorui Liu, Yueqin Huang, Ana Luisa Sosa, Daisy Acosta and Matthew Prina

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1330

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Interventions to increase physical activity or reduce sedentary behaviour within the workplace setting have shown mixed effects. This cluster randomised controlled trial assessed whether multi-component interv...

    Authors: Carla F. J. Nooijen, Victoria Blom, Örjan Ekblom, Emerald G. Heiland, Lisa-Marie Larisch, Emil Bojsen-Møller, Maria M. Ekblom and Lena V. Kallings

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1329

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Students, staff, and faculties are involved in activities that exposed them to a range of minor to severe or even fatal accidents in academic settings. Managing work environment risks is crucial to any safety ...

    Authors: Alireza Dehdashti, Farin Fatemi, Muhammadreza Jannati, Fatemeh Asadi and Marzieh Belji Kangarloo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1328

    Content type: Research article

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  40. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Ozlem Eylem, Leonore de Wit, Annemieke van Straten, Lena Steubl, Zaneta Melissourgaki, Gözde Topgüloğlu Danışman, Ralph de Vries, Ad J. F. M. Kerkhof, Kamaldeep Bhui and Pim Cuijpers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1326

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:879

  41. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Paola Michelozzi, Francesca de’Donato, Matteo Scortichini, Patrizio Pezzotti, Massimo Stafoggia, Manuela De Sario, Giuseppe Costa, Fiammetta Noccioli, Flavia Riccardo, Antonino Bella, Moreno Demaria, Pasqualino Rossi, Silvio Brusaferro, Giovanni Rezza and Marina Davoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1325

    Content type: Publisher Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1238

  42. Traffic collision fatality rates per mile travelled have declined in Abu Dhabi similar to many developed countries. Nevertheless, the rate is still significantly higher than the average of countries with simil...

    Authors: Latifa Mohammad Baynouna AlKetbi, Michal Grivna and Saeed Al Dhaheri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1324

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Some studies investigated the relationship between musculoskeletal conditions and chronic diseases. However, no study examined the association between social determinants and chronic diseases among people at h...

    Authors: Vishal Vennu, Tariq A. Abdulrahman, Aqeel M. Alenazi and Saad M. Bindawas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1323

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Kitchen sponges are a major source of cross-contamination as they can transfer foodborne pathogens, infectious agents and spoilage causing microorganisms to food contact surfaces. Several studies have revealed...

    Authors: Tareq M. Osaili, Reyad S. Obaid, Klaithem Alowais, Rawan Almahmood, Moza Almansoori, Noora Alayadhi, Najla Alowais, Klaithem Waheed, Dinesh Kumar Dhanasekaran, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Mutamed Ayyash and Stephen J. Forsythe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1322

    Content type: Research article

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  45. In countries with health insurance systems, the number and size of insurance funds along with the amount of risk distribution among them are a major concern. One possible solution to overcome problems resultin...

    Authors: Mohammad Bazyar, Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Nouroddin Rahimi and Arash Rashidian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1315

    Content type: Research article

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