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  1. Content type: Research article

    A comprehensive smoke-free air law was enacted on June 1, 2012 in most of Marion County, Indiana, including all of the City of Indianapolis. We evaluated changes in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) admission ...

    Authors: Anne M. Weaver, Yi Wang, Katelin Rupp and Dennis P. Watson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:232

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To improve our understanding of the neighborhood environment – physical activity (PA) relationship, it is of importance to assess associations between neighborhood environmental characteristics and neighborhoo...

    Authors: Marijke Jansen, Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis, Frank H. Pierik, Dick F. Ettema and Martin J. Dijst

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:233

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Youth sport (YS) reaches a large number of children world-wide and contributes substantially to children’s daily physical activity (PA), yet less than half of YS time has been shown to be spent in moderate-to-...

    Authors: Chelsey R. Schlechter, Justin M. Guagliano, Richard R. Rosenkranz, George A. Milliken and David A. Dzewaltowski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:226

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  4. Content type: Research article

    A dearth of knowledge exists regarding how multiple health behavior changes made within an exercise prescription programme can improve health parameters. This study aimed to analyse the impact of changing diet...

    Authors: Catherine Anne Elliot and Michael John Hamlin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:230

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Most smokers do not use evidence-based smoking cessation treatment. Increasing utilization of these services is an important public health goal. Health care systems and insurers are well positioned to support ...

    Authors: Jennifer B. McClure and Melissa L. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:228

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Increased availability of low/er strength alcohol products has the potential to reduce alcohol consumption if they are marketed as substitutes for higher strength products rather than as additional products. T...

    Authors: Milica Vasiljevic, Lucia Coulter, Mark Petticrew and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:147

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Suicidal ideation may lead to deliberate self-harm which increases the risk of death by suicide. Globally, the main cause of deliberate self-harm is depression. The aim of this study was to explore prevalence ...

    Authors: Epiphany Munetsi, Victoria Simms, Lloyd Dzapasi, Georgina Chapoterera, Nyaradzo Goba, Tichaona Gumunyu, Helen A. Weiss, Ruth Verhey, Melanie Abas, Ricardo Araya and Dixon Chibanda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:227

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Attitude and subjective well-being are important factors in mothers accepting or rejecting Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) supplemental immunization. The purpose of the study was to determine the role of mothers’ att...

    Authors: Gregory C. Umeh, Terna Ignatius Nomhwange, Anthony F. Shamang, Furera Zakari, Audu I. Musa, Paul M. Dogo, Victor Gugong and Neyu Iliyasu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:231

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Food manufacturers have made public statements and voluntary commitments, such as the Healthier Australia Commitment (HAC), to improve the nutritional quality of foods. However, limited information about the n...

    Authors: Sheree A. Spiteri, Dana Lee Olstad and Julie L. Woods

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:222

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Venues form part of the sampling frame for time-location sampling, an approach often used for HIV surveillance. While sampling location is often regarded as a nuisance factor, venues may play a central role in...

    Authors: Lydia N. Drumright, Sharon S. Weir and Simon D. W. Frost

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:225

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The emergence of diseases such as dyslipidemia, systemic arterial hypertension, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents has brought about a change in the epidemiologic profile of ...

    Authors: Myrtis Katille de Assunção Bezerra, Eduardo Freese de Carvalho, Juliana Souza Oliveira, Eduarda Ângela Pessoa Cesse, Pedro Israel Cabral de Lira, Jonathan Galvão Tenório Cavalcante and Vanessa Sá Leal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:223

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Shigella causes approximately 500,000 illnesses, 6000 hospitalizations, and 40 deaths in the United States annually, but incidence and populations at risk for severe shigellosis among adults are unclear. This stu...

    Authors: Lindsey S. McCrickard, Stacy M. Crim, Sunkyung Kim and Anna Bowen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:221

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Plague remains a public health problem in specific areas located in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. Its prevention and control encompasses adequate clinical management and timely laboratory diagnosis. Howev...

    Authors: Ana Rivière-Cinnamond, Alain Santandreu, Anita Luján, Frederic Mertens, John Omar Espinoza, Yesenia Carpio, Johnny Bravo and Jean-Marc Gabastou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:220

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    Recent research has suggested that interventions at the workplace might be the most potent ingredient in return to work interventions, but few studies have investigated the different effects of workplace inter...

    Authors: Marit B. Rise, Martin Skagseth, Nina E. Klevanger, Lene Aasdahl, Petter Borchgrevink, Chris Jensen, Hanne Tenggren, Vidar Halsteinli, Trym N. Jacobsen, Svein B. Løland, Roar Johnsen and Marius S. Fimland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:219

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the social lives of South Asian immigrants in the United States (U.S) and their influence on health can inform interpersonal and community-level health interventions for this growing community. T...

    Authors: Namratha R. Kandula, Andrew J. Cooper, John A. Schneider, Kayo Fujimoto, Alka M. Kanaya, Linda Van Horn, Lawrence deKoning and Juned Siddique

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:218

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The astonishing economic achievements of China in the past few decades have remarkably increased not only the quantity and quality of medical services but also the inequalities in health resources allocation a...

    Authors: Jingmei Ding, Xuejun Hu, Xianzhi Zhang, Lei Shang, Min Yu and Huoliang Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:214

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiological and randomised controlled trial evidence demonstrates that adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MD) can reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. However, methods used to support dietary change h...

    Authors: Christina M. Erwin, Claire T. McEvoy, Sarah E. Moore, Lindsay Prior, Julia Lawton, Frank Kee, Margaret E. Cupples, Ian S. Young, Katherine Appleton, Michelle C. McKinley and Jayne V. Woodside

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:213

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  18. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the values cited under “indices t1-t0” have been reversed and should be displayed in the opposite order. The corrected Table 1 wo...

    Authors: Annette Rauner, Darko Jekauc, Filip Mess, Steffen Schmidt and Alexander Woll

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:217

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2015 15:391

  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection is a major public health problem worldwide affecting mostly youth. Sweden introduced an opportunistic screening approach in 1982 accompanied by treatment, partner notificat...

    Authors: Anna Nielsen, Ayesha De Costa, Aspasia Bågenholm, Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Gaetano Marrone, Jens Boman, Mariano Salazar and Vinod Diwan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:216

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    The New South Wales (NSW) HIV Strategy 2016–2020 aims for the virtual elimination of HIV transmission in NSW, Australia, by 2020. Despite high and increasing levels of HIV testing and treatment since 2012, the...

    Authors: Iryna B. Zablotska, Christine Selvey, Rebecca Guy, Karen Price, Jo Holden, Heather-Marie Schmidt, Anna McNulty, David Smith, Fengyi Jin, Janaki Amin, David A. Cooper and Andrew E. Grulich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:210

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Parents with less formal education are more likely to smoke indoors, causing socioeconomic disparity in children’s exposure to second-hand smoke. However, little is known about the roles of social factors in t...

    Authors: Junko Saito, Akira Shibanuma, Junko Yasuoka, Naoki Kondo, Daisuke Takagi and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:211

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The efficacy of home fortification with iron-containing micronutrient powders varies between trials, perhaps in part due to population differences in adherence. We aimed to assess to what extent adherence meas...

    Authors: Emily M. Teshome, Veronica S. Oriaro, Pauline E. A. Andango, Andrew M. Prentice and Hans Verhoef

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:205

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