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  1. Major transnational tobacco companies (TTCs) have identified Nigeria, the seventh most populous country in the world, as a market with a significant revenue potential, given its high youth population and growi...

    Authors: Ukoabasi Isip and John Calvert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:377

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Late sleep onset time (SOT) is a common social phenomenon in modern society, and it was associated with a higher risk of obesity. However, the literature gap exists about the SOT and cardiometabolic biomarkers...

    Authors: Liqun Wang, Jiangping Li, Yong Du, Ting Sun, Li Na and Zhizhong Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:374

    Content type: Research article

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  3. With increasing access to effective Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART), the proportion of children who survive into later childhood with HIV has increased. Consequently, caregivers are constantly being confronted w...

    Authors: Oghenebrume Wariri, Ayomikun Ajani, Mercy Poksireni Raymond, Asabe Iliya, Olatoke Lukman, Emmanuel Okpo and Elon Isaac

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:373

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  4. Indonesia has developed the pregnancy class program for mothers in an effort to reduce the high maternal mortality rate. This study aims to understand the influence of pregnancy classes on mothers’ use of mate...

    Authors: Khadijah Azhar, Ika Dharmayanti, Dwi Hapsari Tjandrarini and Puti Sari Hidayangsih

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:372

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The aims of this study were 1) to clarify the prevalence of sleep problems (insomnia, insufficient sleep, and delayed sleep-wake phase) among Japanese university students; 2) to examine sociodemographic charac...

    Authors: Momoko Kayaba, Toshiko Matsushita, Minori Enomoto, Chieko Kanai, Noriko Katayama, Yuichi Inoue and Taeko Sasai-Sakuma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:371

    Content type: Research article

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  6. As children approach adolescence, they focus increasingly on their appearance and physical attraction due to teenage body-image. Teaching the concepts of adolescent health changes an individual’s attitudes tow...

    Authors: Maasoumeh Barkhordari-Sharifabad, Saeed Vaziri-Yazdi and Mansoureh Barkhordari-Sharifabad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:370

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Since the implementation of National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) in 2005, Maternal Mortality Ratio has significantly declined in India through a noticeable improvement in maternal health care services. However...

    Authors: Balhasan Ali and Shekhar Chauhan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:369

    Content type: Research article

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  8. This study addresses an important field within HIV research, the impact of socioeconomic factors on the healthcare costs of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). We aimed to understand how different socioeconom...

    Authors: Hülya Özkan Özdemir, Selma Tosun, Fatma Nur Karaman Kabadurmuş and Durmuş Özdemir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:368

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Anxiety is an adaptive response to an objective or perceived threat; however, when symptoms become severe and chronic it that can become a maladaptive anxiety disorder. Limited evidence suggests that physical ...

    Authors: Cillian P. Mc Dowell, Angela Carlin, Laura Capranica, Christina Dillon, Janas M. Harrington, Jeroen Lakerveld, Anne Loyen, Fiona Chun Man Ling, Johannes Brug, Ciaran MacDonncha and Matthew P. Herring

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:365

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Childhood acute lower respiratory infection in the form of pneumonia is recognized as the single largest cause of childhood death globally accounting for 16% of the overall deaths. Some studies also reported a...

    Authors: Mesafint Molla Adane, Getu Degu Alene, Seid Tiku Mereta and Kristina L. Wanyonyi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:363

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) of 2008 show that Ondo State had the worst maternal outcomes in the South Western region of Nigeria. To address this problem, the “Abiye” (safe motherhood) prog...

    Authors: Anthony Idowu Ajayi and Wilson Akpan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:362

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Evidence is unclear on whether inequalities in average levels of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) reflect differences in participation, differences in the amount of time spent active, or both. Usi...

    Authors: Shaun Scholes and Jennifer S. Mindell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:361

    Content type: Research article

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  13. It was highlighted that in the original article [1] the data on categorical variables was wrongly arranged in Table 1 and there was an incorrect statement in the fourth paragraph of the Discussion section.

    Authors: Shao-wei Chen, Gui-yuan Ji, Qi Jiang, Ping Wang, Rui Huang, Wen-jun Ma, Zi-hui Chen and Jie-wen Peng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:360

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1599

  14. Adults with chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease are more likely to develop complications from a number of vaccine-preventable diseases, including influenza and pneumonia. In thi...

    Authors: Yuheng Wang, Minna Cheng, Siyuan Wang, Fei Wu, Qinghua Yan, Qinping Yang, Yanyun Li, Xiang Guo, Chen Fu, Yan Shi, Abram L. Wagner and Matthew L. Boulton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:359

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Adolescent pregnancy has been a persistent area of interest and concern in the field of public health. The debate about adolescents’ sexual risk behaviour has also gained prominence due to findings that have d...

    Authors: Desiree Govender, Saloshni Naidoo and Myra Taylor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:366

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The widespread under-screening and under-treatment of alcohol use disorder (AUD) contributes to its health and socioeconomic burden. We conducted a mixed-methods (qualitative and qualitative) study in people w...

    Authors: Marie Costa, Tangui Barré, Marion Coste, Issifou Yaya, Cyril Berenger, Marc Tanti, Christophe Cutarella, Marion Mora, Pierre Poloméni, Marianne Maynard, Danielle Teuma, Michaël Bazin, Gwenaelle Maradan, Perrine Roux and Patrizia Maria Carrieri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:358

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Soil-transmitted helminths (STH) and schistosomiasis continue to cause serious health problems among affected communities. To ensure that infection transmission levels are reduced, repeated mass drug administr...

    Authors: Janet Masaku, Doris W. Njomo, Ann Njoka, Collins Okoyo, Faith M. Mutungi and Sammy M. Njenga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:356

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  18. Domestic violence does not only violate women’s fundamental human rights but it also undermines them from achieving their fullest potential around the world. This study was conducted to assess trends and facto...

    Authors: Joseph Lasong, Yuan Zhang, Kahindo P. Muyayalo, Olivia Adhiambo Njiri, Simon Afewerki Gebremedhin, Chrissie S. Abaidoo, Chun Yan Liu, Huiping Zhang and Kai Zhao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:354

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Immediate uptake of antiretroviral therapy (ART) after an HIV-positive diagnosis (Test and Treat) is now being implemented in Uganda. Data are limited on lost to follow-up (LTFU) in high-risk cohorts that have...

    Authors: Onesmus Kamacooko, Yunia Mayanja, Daniel Bagiire, Gertrude Namale, Christian Holm Hansen and Janet Seeley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:353

    Content type: Research article

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  20. There is a global commitment to eliminating tuberculosis (TB). It is critical to detect and treat cases of latent TB infection (LTBI), the reservoir of new TB cases. Our study assesses trends in publication of...

    Authors: Liling Chaw, Lung-Chang Chien, Justin Wong, Ken Takahashi, David Koh and Ro-Ting Lin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:352

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Life expectancy acts as a population measure of the performance of healthcare systems. Regional disparities on life expectancy in Indonesia has been persisted and become a public health policy challenge. A sys...

    Authors: Sekar Ayu Paramita, Chiho Yamazaki and Hiroshi Koyama

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:351

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Young women in India continue to face diverse challenges that threaten their health and wellbeing. The reproductive health and rights of newly married women, who are often expected to begin childbearing soon a...

    Authors: Ismael Ibarra-Nava, Vikas Choudhry and Anette Agardh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:350

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  23. Adolescent girls in Zambia face risks and vulnerabilities that challenge their healthy development into young women: early marriage and childbearing, sexual and gender-based violence, unintended pregnancy and ...

    Authors: Karen Austrian, Erica Soler-Hampejsek, Jere R. Behrman, Jean Digitale, Natalie Jackson Hachonda, Maximillian Bweupe and Paul C. Hewett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:349

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  24. Prospective cohort studies may support public health efforts in reducing health inequalities. However, individuals with a low socioeconomic status (SES) are generally underrepresented in health research. This ...

    Authors: Mélina Côté, Stéphanie Harrison, Annie Lapointe, Catherine Laramée, Sophie Desroches, Simone Lemieux, Benoît Lamarche and Ariane Bélanger-Gravel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:348

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  25. We compared the prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension in Iran based on two hypertension guidelines; the 2017 ACC/AHA –with an aggressive blood pressure target of 130/80 mmHg- and the co...

    Authors: Mahdi Mahdavi, Mahboubeh Parsaeian, Bahram Mohajer, Mitra Modirian, Naser Ahmadi, Moein Yoosefi, Parinaz Mehdipour, Shirin Djalalinia, Nazila Rezaei, Rosa Haghshenas, Forough Pazhuheian, Zahra Madadi, Mahdi Sabooni, Farideh Razi, Siamak Mirab Samiee and Farshad Farzadfar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:347

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Adequate supply of safe drinking-water remains a critical issue in most developing countries. The whole western region of Cameroon doesn’t have a sustainable continuous water supply system, which leads most pe...

    Authors: Rodrigue Mabvouna Biguioh, Sali Ben Béchir Adogaye, Patrick Martial Nkamedjie Pete, Martin Sanou Sobze, Jean Blaise Kemogne and Vittorio Colizzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:346

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  27. The “Employment in the neighbourhoods” program is an innovative, tailor-made Active Labour Market Program that has been implemented in 12 neighbourhoods in Barcelona (Spain). Its goal is to get people from dep...

    Authors: Vanessa Puig-Barrachina, Davide Malmusi, Lucía Artazcoz, Xavier Bartoll, Eva Clotet, Imma Cortès-Franch, Lorena Ventura, Ferran Daban, Èlia Díez and Carme Borrell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:345

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  28. Early detection, identification, and treatment of chronic hepatitis B through screening is vital for those at increased risk, e.g. born in hepatitis B endemic countries. In the Netherlands, Moroccan immigrants...

    Authors: Nora Hamdiui, Vincent Buskens, Jim E. van Steenbergen, Mirjam E. E. Kretzschmar, Luis E. C. Rocha, Anna E. Thorson, Aura Timen, Albert Wong, Maria van den Muijsenbergh and Mart L. Stein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:344

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  29. Rural Nigeria has one of the greatest burdens of low back pain but there are no effective evidence-based interventions to manage it in this population. This paper presents the application of the intervention m...

    Authors: Chinonso N. Igwesi-Chidobe, Sheila Kitchen, Isaac O. Sorinola and Emma L. Godfrey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:343

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  30. Children’s habitual physical activity, including active travel and catching public transit (walking and cycling to and from destinations), and independent mobility (mobility without an adult) have decreased. P...

    Authors: Arto J. Pesola, Pirjo Hakala, Päivi Berg, Samira Ramezani, Karen Villanueva, Sari Tuuva-Hongisto, Jussi Ronkainen and Tiina E. Laatikainen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:342

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. The health of forcibly displaced individuals changes along their migration path and estimates of disease burden are essential to develop health care policies and practices adequately corresponding to their hea...

    Authors: Elisabeth Marie Strømme, Jasmin Haj-Younes, Wegdan Hasha, Lars T. Fadnes, Bernadette Kumar, Jannicke Igland and Esperanza Diaz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:341

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  32. Adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa are a vulnerable group at the intersection of poverty and health disparities. The family is a vital microsystem that provides financial and emotional support t...

    Authors: Proscovia Nabunya, Ozge Sensoy Bahar, Bin Chen, Daji Dvalishvili, Christopher Damulira and Fred M. Ssewamala

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:340

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  33. An Amerindian genetic background could play an important role in susceptibility to metabolic diseases, which have alarmingly increased in recent decades. Mexico has one of the highest prevalences of metabolic ...

    Authors: Elvia Cristina Mendoza-Caamal, Francisco Barajas-Olmos, Humberto García-Ortiz, Isabel Cicerón-Arellano, Angélica Martínez-Hernández, Emilio J. Córdova, Marcelino Esparza-Aguilar, Cecilia Contreras-Cubas, Federico Centeno-Cruz, Miguel Cid-Soto, Mirna Edith Morales-Marín, Adriana Reséndiz-Rodríguez, Juan Luis Jiménez-Ruiz, María Guadalupe Salas-Martínez, Yolanda Saldaña-Alvarez, Elaheh Mirzaeicheshmeh…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:339

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  34. China has rapidly transformed into an ageing nation and will be one of the countries with the highest percentage of aged people in 2050. Healthcare management for the aged (HMA) in basic public health service ...

    Authors: Li Li, Rui Zhang, Yong Chen, Haoyue Deng, Shili Liu, Geng Wang, Mei Wang, Shengxiang Liang, Wei Xing, Hai Lin and Ying Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:338

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  35. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is recommended as an HIV prevention strategy for key populations, in particular men who have sex with men (MSM). However, the willingness to pay market rate for PrEP is largely ...

    Authors: Wangnan Cao, Shengzhi Sun, Liping Peng, Jing Gu, Chun Hao, Jibin Li, Dannuo Wei, Stuart Gilmour and Jinghua Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:337

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  36. Campylobacter is the most commonly reported causative agent of foodborne bacterial infection in Germany, and contaminated chicken meat is an important source of this zoonotic agent. The aim of this study was to d...

    Authors: K. A. Henke, T. Alter, M. G. Doherr and R. Merle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:336

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Malawi adopted the 2012 updated Word Health Organization (WHO) Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) policy in 2013. This study aimed to estima...

    Authors: Steven Chifundo Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:335

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The WHO’s “best buys” and other recommended interventions are a menu of policy options and cost-effective interventions for the prevention and control of major noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The menu has six...

    Authors: Ahad Bakhtiari, Amirhossein Takian, Reza Majdzadeh and Ali Akbar Haghdoost

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:333

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  39. Alcohol-related hospital admissions have doubled in the last ten years to > 1.2 m per year in England. High-need, high-cost (HNHC) alcohol-related frequent attenders (ARFA) are a relatively small subgroup of p...

    Authors: R. Blackwood, A. Wolstenholme, A. Kimergård, S. Fincham-Campbell, Z. Khadjesari, S. Coulton, S. Byford, P. Deluca, S. Jennings, E. Currell, J. Dunne, J. O’Toole, J. Winnington, E. Finch and C. Drummond

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:332

    Content type: Study protocol

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  40. Breastfeeding and adequate complementary feeding are associated with healthy eating habits, prevention of nutritional deficiencies, obesity and non-communicable diseases. Our aim was to identify feeding practi...

    Authors: Ana Maria Spaniol, Teresa Helena Macedo da Costa, Gisele Ane Bortolini and Muriel Bauermann Gubert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:330

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  41. Social capital is a collective attribute of communities that determines health and well-being of populations. The collective resources in a high social capital community have been reported to result in better ...

    Authors: Jeong Kyu Lee, Lavinia Lin and Christopher Magee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:329

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  42. The scale-up of HIV treatment programs has resulted in a reduction in HIV-related morbidity and mortality. However, retention of patients in these programs remains a challenge in sub-Saharan Africa. Understand...

    Authors: Paul Wekesa, Angela McLigeyo, Kevin Owuor, Jonathan Mwangi, Evelyne Nganga and Kenneth Masamaro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:328

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  43. The unemployed have lower work ability and poorer health than the employed. This situation deteriorates when unemployment continues. The long-term unemployed often have co-morbidities and face many other chall...

    Authors: Miia Wikström, Heidi Anttila, Minna Savinainen, Anne Kouvonen and Matti Joensuu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:327

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  44. HIV viral suppression is associated with health benefits for people living with HIV and a decreased risk of HIV transmission to others. The objective was to identify demographic, psychosocial, provider and nei...

    Authors: Diana M. Sheehan, Rahel Dawit, Semiu O. Gbadamosi, Kristopher P. Fennie, Tan Li, Merhawi Gebrezgi, Petra Brock, Robert A. Ladner and Mary Jo Trepka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:326

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  45. Previous studies on lifestyle risk factors mainly focused on age- or gender-specific differences. However, lifestyle risk factors also vary across regions. Aim of the present study was to examine the extent to...

    Authors: Josefine Atzendorf, Christian Apfelbacher, Elena Gomes de Matos, Kirsten Lochbühler, Daniela Piontek, Nicki-Nils Seitz and Ludwig Kraus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:277

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  46. Little is known about the potential role of central obesity among men. Our first aim was to confirm what is already known from prior research, namely that both BMI and WHR are inversely associated with selecte...

    Authors: Márton Keszthelyi, V. Anna Gyarmathy, András Kaposi and Zsolt Kopa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:307

    Content type: Research article

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