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  1. San Francisco has implemented several programs addressing the needs of two large vulnerable populations: people living with HIV and those who are homeless. Assessment of these programs on health outcomes is pa...

    Authors: Nancy A. Hessol, Monica Eng, Annie Vu, Sharon Pipkin, Ling C. Hsu and Susan Scheer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1440

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  2. Studies indicate an effect of smoking toward abdominal obesity, but few assess hip and waist circumferences (HC and WC) independently. The present study aimed to assess the associations of smoking status and v...

    Authors: Sidsel Graff-Iversen, Stephen Hewitt, Lisa Forsén, Liv Grøtvedt and Inger Ariansen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1439

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  3. Although public-private partnerships have become common in the health sector, the evidence supporting their effectiveness is limited, and when the products or services provided by the private partner are harmf...

    Authors: Lucy A. Parker, Gustavo A. Zaragoza and Ildefonso Hernández-Aguado

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1438

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  4. The period from birth to two years is the “critical window” for achieving optimal growth and development. An inadequate quality and quantities of complementary foods, poor child-feeding practices and infection...

    Authors: Gulshan Ara, Kazi Istiaque Sanin, Mansura Khanam, Shafiqul Alam Sarker, Sihan Sadat Khan, Mahfuza Rifat, Imran Ahmed Chowdhury, Sufia Askari, Kaosar Afsana and Tahmeed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1437

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  5. The phenomenon of the increasing number of ageing people in the world is arguably the most significant economic, health and social challenge that we face today. Additionally, one of the major epidemiologic tre...

    Authors: Petra Maresova, Ehsan Javanmardi, Sabina Barakovic, Jasmina Barakovic Husic, Signe Tomsone, Ondrej Krejcar and Kamil Kuca

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1431

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  6. The feminization and ethnic diversification of HIV infection, has resulted in a call for gender- and culture-specific prevention strategies for at-risk groups including Latinos in the United States. The steadi...

    Authors: Michelle Odlum, Danielle Black, Sunmoo Yoon, Cassidy Maher, Steven Lawrence and Jennel Osborne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1429

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  7. Malnutrition among school children may contribute to adverse health consequences such as non-communicable diseases, poor cognitive performance, psychological distress and poor quality of life that may persist ...

    Authors: Choon Huey Teo, Yit Siew Chin, Poh Ying Lim, Shahril Azian Haji Masrom and Zalilah Mohd Shariff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1427

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  8. A rapidly growing body of research suggests that qualities of the built environment can promote active living among children and youth. Nevertheless, shortcomings in the current evidence for understanding whic...

    Authors: Emma Charlott Andersson Nordbø, Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas, Helena Nordh and Geir Aamodt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1426

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  9. Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health concern, with extensive associated health and economic implications. Actions to slow and contain the development of resistance are imperative. Despite the fac...

    Authors: Mitchell K. Byrne, Sebastien Miellet, Anica McGlinn, Janaye Fish, Shahla Meedya, Nina Reynolds and Antoine M. van Oijen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1425

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Tobacco smoking, alcohol and obesity are important risk factors for a number of non-communicable diseases. The prevalence of these risk factors differ by socioeconomic group in most populations, but this socia...

    Authors: Aviane Auguste, Julien Dugas, Gwenn Menvielle, Christine Barul, Jean-Baptiste Richard and Danièle Luce

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1424

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  11. Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) have historically been regarded as a woman’s issue. It is likely that these gender norms also hinder health care providers from perceiving boys and men as healt...

    Authors: Maria Grandahl, Maja Bodin and Jenny Stern

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1423

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  12. A key objective of this study was to examine obesity care attitudes and behaviors of people with obesity (PwO) and determine independent factors associated with a self-reported sustained weight loss success ou...

    Authors: Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, Theodore Kyle, Boris Stevenin and Kenneth Tomaszewski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1422

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  13. Inability to track children’s vaccination history coupled with parents’ lack of awareness of vaccination due dates compounds the problem of low immunization coverage and timeliness in developing countries. Tra...

    Authors: Danya Arif Siddiqi, Mehr Munir, Mubarak Taighoon Shah, Aamir Javed Khan and Subhash Chandir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1421

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  14. Understanding levels of community readiness can result in prevention efforts that align with communities’ ability and capacity for change and, therefore, be more effective and sustainable. Our study aimed to u...

    Authors: Jillian Whelan, Penelope Love, Lynne Millar, Steven Allender, Catherine Morley and Colin Bell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1420

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  15. Childhood stunting is the most common manifestation of chronic malnutrition. A growing body of literature indicates that stunting can have negative repercussions on physical and cognitive development. There ar...

    Authors: Nathaly Aguilera Vasquez and Jana Daher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1419

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  16. Early exit from paid employment is a notable public health and societal challenge. Previous research has largely focused on the relationships among variables instead of the relationships among individuals with...

    Authors: Tea Lallukka, Erkki Kronholm, Johanna Pekkala, Sauli Jäppinen, Jenni Blomgren, Olli Pietiläinen, Eero Lahelma and Ossi Rahkonen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1418

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  17. The DREAMS Partnership is an ambitious effort to deliver combinations of biomedical, behavioural and structural interventions to reduce HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). To inform mu...

    Authors: Annabelle Gourlay, Isolde Birdthistle, Nondumiso Thandiwe Mthiyane, Benedict O. Orindi, Sheru Muuo, Daniel Kwaro, Maryam Shahmanesh, Kathy Baisley, Abdhalah Ziraba and Sian Floyd

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1417

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  18. This study aimed to evaluate and compare the abilities of waist circumference (WC), body mass index (BMI), hip circumference (HC), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) to predict recently ...

    Authors: Yousef Khader, Anwar Batieha, Hashem Jaddou, Mohammed El-Khateeb and Kamel Ajlouni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1416

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  19. Appropriate contraceptive use remains a major health challenge in rural Jordan. The Japan International Cooperation Agency implemented a project aimed at enhancing the capacity of village health centers (VHCs)...

    Authors: Makiko Komasawa, Motoyuki Yuasa, Yoshihisa Shirayama, Miho Sato, Yutaka Komasawa and Malak Alouri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1415

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  20. Adolescence is crucial period for laying the foundations for healthy development and mental well-being. The increasing prevalence of mental disorders amongst adolescents makes promotion of mental well-being an...

    Authors: Carlota Las Hayas, Irantzu Izco-Basurko, Ane Fullaondo, Silvia Gabrielli, Antoni Zwiefka, Odin Hjemdal, Dora G. Gudmundsdottir, Hans Henrik Knoop, Anna S. Olafsdottir, Valeria Donisi, Sara Carbone, Silvia Rizzi, Iwona Mazur, Anna Krolicka-Deregowska, Roxanna Morote, Frederick Anyan…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1413

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  21. We have developed an approach for modelling the health impact of introducing new smoke-free tobacco products. We wished to compare its estimates with those of alternative approaches, when applied to snus, used...

    Authors: Smilja Djurdjevic, Laszlo Pecze, Rolf Weitkunat, Frank Luedicke, John Fry and Peter Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1411

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  22. The Woman’s Condom, a newly designed condom for women, has obtained market approval in China, but it remains relatively unfamiliar to the migrant population. The aim of this study is to evaluate the short-term...

    Authors: Junqing Wu, Junguo Zhang, Yuyan Li, Jinming Yang, Ying Zhou, Yiran Li, Shuangfei Xu and Rui Zhao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1410

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  23. People living with HIV (PLWH) have a high level of interest in quitting smoking, but only a small proportion have sustainable abstinence 6 months after cessation. Few investigations have focused on relapse to ...

    Authors: Cosmas M. Zyambo, Greer A. Burkholder, Karen L. Cropsey, James H. Willig, Craig M. Wilson, C. Ann Gakumo, Andrew O. Westfall and Peter S. Hendricks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1409

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  24. Burden is well documented among carers of stroke survivors, yet current evidence is insufficient to determine if any strategies reduce this negative outcome. Existing interventions for carers of stroke survivo...

    Authors: Jessica F. Hall, Thomas F. Crocker, David J. Clarke and Anne Forster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1408

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  25. HIV-associated tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of death among pregnant women in South Africa. Isoniazid prevention therapy (IPT) strategy was implemented in South Africa concurrently with life-long antiretr...

    Authors: Oladele Vincent Adeniyi, Nonkosi Selanto-Chairman, Eyitayo Omolara Owolabi, Anthony Idowu Ajayi, Dominique Kabengele Kayembe, Daniel Ter Goon, Avramovic Gordana and John Lambert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1407

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  26. Cost is an important determinant of health program implementation. In this study, we conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the implementation strategy of Mozambique’s school-based HPV vaccine demonstration p...

    Authors: Caroline Soi, Joseph B. Babigumira, Baltazar Chilundo, Vasco Muchanga, Luisa Matsinhe, Sarah Gimbel, Orvalho Augusto and Kenneth Sherr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1406

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  27. Uganda is among the 51 countries where cholera outbreaks are common with epidemics occurring predominantly along the western border with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kampala city slums, Busia district w...

    Authors: Jacob Stanley Iramiot, Innocent B. Rwego, Catherine Kansiime and Benon B. Asiimwe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1405

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  28. Skin disease is a global public health problem that often has physiological, psychological and social impacts. However, it is not very clear how to adapt to these impacts, especially psychosocial adaptation of...

    Authors: Xiu-jie Zhang, Ai-ping Wang, Tie-ying Shi, Jun Zhang, Hui Xu, Da-qiu Wang and Li Feng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1404

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  29. Tobacco use, alcohol use, and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption are each associated with increased cancer-risk. Psychological trauma is a common experience and a key driver of these behaviours among adults....

    Authors: Cheryl L. Currie, Jennifer L. Copeland, M. Lauren Voss, Lisa-Marie Swanepoel, Mirela Ambeskovic, Nimesh B. Patel and Erin K. Higa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1403

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  30. Health literacy is a multidimensional concept that is considered a primary public health concern. This concept is often neglected in research, and the evidence regarding health literacy in college students is ...

    Authors: Jehad A. Rababah, Mohammed M. Al-Hammouri, Barbara L. Drew and Mohammed Aldalaykeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1401

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  31. Tobacco smoking remains one of the biggest public health threats. Smartphone apps offer new promising opportunities for supporting smoking cessation in real-time. The social context of smokers has, however, be...

    Authors: Janina Lüscher, Corina Berli, Philipp Schwaninger and Urte Scholz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1400

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  32. Head injuries account for 650,000 annual deaths worldwide. The cost for treating head injury was estimated at US $200 million annually. This contributes to economic impoverishment in low income countries like ...

    Authors: Yilak Asmamaw, Mezgebu Yitayal, Ayal Debie and Simegnew Handebo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1399

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  33. Travellers visiting friends and relatives (VFR) define a specific population of travellers exposed to higher risks for health and safety than tourists. The aim of this study was to assess differentials in pre-...

    Authors: Pietro Ferrara, Cristina Masuet-Aumatell and Josep Maria Ramon-Torrell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1397

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  34. Information on the effects of haze on health and corresponding knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) will improve self-care ability against the ill effects of haze pollution and make environmental health p...

    Authors: Minghui Zhao, Meiling Zhang, Jie Ying, Shouqi Wang, Ying Shi, Huanhuan Li, Yuan Li, Zhuangjie Xing and Jiao Sun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1396

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  35. Studies have demonstrated that high or low haemoglobin increases the risk of stroke. Previous studies, however, performed only a limited number of haemoglobin measurements, while there are dynamic haemoglobin ...

    Authors: Alimu Dayimu, Wendi Qian, Bingbing Fan, Chunxia Wang, Jiangbing Li, Shukang Wang, Xiaokang Ji, Guangshuai Zhou, Tao Zhang and Fuzhong Xue

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1395

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  36. Alcohol misuse is an important contributor to sexual acquisition and transmission of HIV in military communities. This cross-sectional study quantified the prevalence of probable problematic alcohol use among ...

    Authors: Bonnie Robin Tran, Anthony Davis, Margo Sloan, Carol Macera, Anthony Mutombe Mbuyi and Gilbert Kurhgnga Kabanda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1394

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  37. Limited research has been conducted on the effectiveness of sexuality education for very young adolescents (VYAs) ages 10–14 years in Sub-Saharan Africa. Furthermore, evaluations of sexuality education program...

    Authors: Elizabeth Kemigisha, Katharine Bruce, Olena Ivanova, Els Leye, Gily Coene, Gad N. Ruzaaza, Anna B. Ninsiima, Wendo Mlahagwa, Viola N. Nyakato and Kristien Michielsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1393

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  38. In developing countries, the prevalence of psychological distress was higher among tuberculosis patients. Patients with tuberculosis infection were more prone to psychological distress than peoples without tub...

    Authors: Tegegn Mulatu Ayana, Kedir Teji Roba and Myrla Obejero Mabalhin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1392

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  39. Shisha smoking has re-emerged in the Middle East in the last two decades and has spread rapidly in these communities. Information about shisha smoking in adolescents in Sudan is deficient. Hence, the aim of th...

    Authors: Mohammed Othman, Nasrin Aghamohammadi and Nik Daliana Nik Farid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1390

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  40. Australian mortality statistics suggest that young female suicides have increased since 2004 in comparison to young males, a pattern documented across other Western high-income countries. This may indicate a n...

    Authors: Nina Stefanac, Sarah Hetrick, Carol Hulbert, Matthew J. Spittal, Katrina Witt and Jo Robinson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1389

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  41. Endometrial carcinoma burden is on the rise globally. The objective of this study was to determine the risk factors for endometrial carcinoma among postmenopausal women in Western province in Sri Lanka.

    Authors: Withanage Iresha udayangani Jayawickcrama and Chrishantha Abeysena

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1387

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  42. Screen time among adults represents a continuing and growing problem in relation to health behaviors and health outcomes. However, no instrument currently exists in the literature that quantifies the use of mo...

    Authors: Maricarmen Vizcaino, Matthew Buman, C. Tyler DesRoches and Christopher Wharton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1386

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  43. To explore the prevalence of parental support for meeting the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth, identify key interactive support profiles among the four movement behaviors, and inves...

    Authors: Ryan E. Rhodes, John C. Spence, Tanya Berry, Guy Faulkner, Amy E. Latimer-Cheung, Norman O’Reilly, Mark S. Tremblay and Leigh Vanderloo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1385

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  44. The CHEERS is a self-administered tool to measure gaps, weaknesses, and strengths of an early childhood education and care (ECEC) centre-based nutrition and physical activity environment. ECEC settings have th...

    Authors: Lynne M. Z. Lafave

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1384

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  45. Private health facilities are increasingly being recognized as the neglected partner in the provision of HIV services. The non-adherence rate in the study sites ranged from 19 to 22%. This study explored the f...

    Authors: Lusungu Chirambo, Martha Valeta, Tifiness Mary Banda Kamanga and Alinane Linda Nyondo-Mipando

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1382

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