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  1. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of a 90% reduction in neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by 2030 requires innovative control strategies.

    Authors: Felix Lankester, Alicia Davis, Safari Kinung’hi, Jonathan Yoder, Catherine Bunga, Shayo Alkara, Imam Mzimbiri, Sarah Cleaveland and Guy H. Palmer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1398

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  2. The literature remains seldom on the topic of self-rated health (SRH) among the national working populations of emerging countries. The objectives of the study were to examine the associations of occupational ...

    Authors: Nágila Soares Xavier Oenning, Bárbara Niegia Garcia de Goulart, Patrícia Klarmann Ziegelmann, Jean-François Chastang and Isabelle Niedhammer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1381

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  3. Suicide is a major public health issue worldwide. Those who have made a recent suicide attempt are at high risk for dying by suicide in the future, particularly during the period immediately following departur...

    Authors: Vida V. Bliokas, Alex R. Hains, Jonathan A. Allan, Luise Lago and Rebecca Sng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1380

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. The prevalence of iron deficiency anaemia remains high in pregnant women and the situation may be worse for pregnant adolescents. This study aimed to comparatively analyse the trends and determinants of anaemi...

    Authors: Millicenta K. M. Ampiah, Jerry J. Kovey, Charles Apprey and Reginald A. Annan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1379

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Around 6% of total deaths are related to alcohol consumption worldwide. Mathematical models are important tools to estimate disease burden and to assess the cost-effectiveness of interventions to address this ...

    Authors: Ariel Esteban Bardach, Andrea Olga Alcaraz, Agustín Ciapponi, Osvaldo Ulises Garay, Andrés Pichón Riviere, Alfredo Palacios, Mariana Cremonte and Federico Augustovski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1378

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  6. Lung cancer is the most common cancer in China. Previous studies have indicated that lung cancer incidence exhibits remarkable spatial heterogeneity, and lung cancer is related to outdoor air pollution. Howeve...

    Authors: D. F. Xing, C. D. Xu, X. Y. Liao, T. Y. Xing, S. P. Cheng, M. G. Hu and J. X. Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1377

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  7. Over the past decades, the number of older workers has increased tremendously. This study examines trends from 1993 to 2013 in physical, cognitive and psychological functioning among three successive cohorts o...

    Authors: M. van der Noordt, H. J. Hordijk, W. IJzelenberg, T. G. van Tilburg, S. van der Pas and D. J. H. Deeg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1376

    Content type: Research article

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  8. An increasing amount of evidence supports an association between sedentary behaviors and chronic knee pain. However, the association between the total daily duration of sedentary behavior and chronic knee pain...

    Authors: Sook-Hyun Lee, Chihyoung Son, Sujung Yeo and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1375

    Content type: Research article

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  9. There has been a gender difference in adolescents’ lifetime smoking prevalence trends over the last 10 years. This study aimed to explain the gender differential secular trend in adolescents’ lifetime smoking ...

    Authors: Jun Hyun Hwang and Soon-Woo Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1374

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Since economic inequality is often accompanied by health inequalities, health care inequalities are increasingly becoming a hot issue on a global scale. As a developing country, China is still facing the same ...

    Authors: Wei Xian, Xueying Xu, Junling Li, Jinbin Sun, Hezi Fu, Shaoning Wu and Hongbo Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1373

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  11. Gambling disorder is related to high overall gambling engagement; however specific activities and modalities are thought to have stronger relationships with gambling problems. This study aimed to isolate the r...

    Authors: Sally M. Gainsbury, Douglas J. Angus and Alex Blaszczynski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1372

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  12. Prevalence of depression in Indonesia is estimated at about 3.7% of the total population, although the actual may be higher. Studies worldwide have linked the environment where people live to their mental heal...

    Authors: Mohamad Fahmi, Nur Afni Panjaitan, Ibnu Habibie, Adiatma Y. M. Siregar, Gilang Amarullah, Rahma and Deni K. Sunjaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1371

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  13. Information about how much time adults spend cycling, walking and running can be used for planning and evaluating initiatives for active, healthy societies. The objectives of this study were to describe how mu...

    Authors: Melker Staffan Johansson, Mette Korshøj, Peter Schnohr, Jacob Louis Marott, Eva Irene Bossano Prescott, Karen Søgaard and Andreas Holtermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1370

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  14. Anemia remains a public health challenge in Ethiopia, affecting an estimated 56% of children under age 5 years, 23% of women of reproductive age and 18% of adult men. However, anemia etiology and the relative ...

    Authors: Amare Worku Tadesse, Elena C. Hemler, Christopher Andersen, Simone Passarelli, Alemayehu Worku, Christopher R. Sudfeld, Yemane Berhane and Wafaie W. Fawzi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1369

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  15. To determine the potential risk factors for injury, estimate the annual injury rate and examine the safety perceptions, and use of personal protective equipment among small-scale gold miners in Ghana.

    Authors: Emmanuel Kweku Nakua, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Samuel Newton, Adofo Koranteng, Easmon Otupiri, Peter Donkor and Charles Mock

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1368

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  16. Childhood TB is an indicator of a recent transmission of the disease in a community and it is estimated to constitute 15–20% of all TB cases in many of developing countries. However, only few studies which dom...

    Authors: Gebremeskel Mirutse, Mingwang Fang, Alemayehu Bayray Kahsay and Xiao Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1367

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Many studies have reported the impact of air pollution on cardiovascular disease (CVD), but few of these studies were conducted in severe haze-fog areas. The present study focuses on the impact of different ai...

    Authors: Fengzhu Tan, Weijie Wang, Sufen Qi, Haidong Kan, Xinpei Yu, Yi Liu, Duanyang Wu, Bin Xu, Fan Meng and Sicen Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1366

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  18. Lunch is an important part of a healthy diet, which is essential for the development, growth and academic performance of school-aged children. Currently there is an increasing number of Dutch primary schoolchi...

    Authors: Frédérique C. Rongen, Ellen van Kleef, Sienna Sanjaya, Monique H. Vingerhoeds, Elly J. M. Buurma-Rethans, Coline van den Bogaard, Caroline T. M. van Rossum, Jacob C. Seidell and S. Coosje Dijkstra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1365

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  19. For alcohol, the association with socioeconomic status (SES) is different than for other public health challenges – the associations are complex, and heterogeneous between socioeconomic groups. Specifically, t...

    Authors: Jens Christoffer Skogen, Tormod Bøe, Mikkel Magnus Thørrisen, Heleen Riper and Randi Wågø Aas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1364

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  20. This scoping review summarizes the existing literature regarding the mental health of physicians and physicians-in-training and explores what types of mental health concerns are discussed in the literature, wh...

    Authors: Mara Mihailescu and Elena Neiterman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1363

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  21. To increase access to voluntary family planning (FP) services, Nigerian policymakers are debating how to task share injectable contraceptive services to drug shop owners known as Patent and Proprietary Medicin...

    Authors: Sara Chace Dwyer, Aparna Jain, Salisu Mohammed Ishaku, Faizah Tosin Okunade, Chiamaka Uzomba, Adedamola Adebayo and Elizabeth Tobey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1362

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  22. Cardiometabolic multimorbidity (CM) is defined as having a diagnosis of at least two of stroke, heart disease, or diabetes, and is an emerging health concern, but the prevalence of CM at a population level in ...

    Authors: Brodie M. Sakakibara, Adebimpe O. Obembe and Janice J. Eng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1361

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  23. HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM) who use recreational drugs (RD) or excessive alcohol (EA) may be involved in risky sexual behaviours, including unprotected anal intercourse (UAI). This study descr...

    Authors: Zohar Mor, Dan Turner, Yuval Livnat and Itzchak Levy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1360

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  24. Emerging evidence shows sedentary behaviour may be associated with mental health outcomes. Yet, the strength of the evidence linking sedentary behaviour and stress is still unclear. This study aimed to synthes...

    Authors: Megan Teychenne, Lena D. Stephens, Sarah A. Costigan, Dana Lee Olstad, Brendon Stubbs and Anne I. Turner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1357

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  25. Disaster citizen science, or the use of scientific principles and methods by “non-professional” scientists or volunteers, may be a promising way to enhance public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) and build...

    Authors: Ramya Chari, Elizabeth L. Petrun Sayers, Sohaela Amiri, Mary Leinhos, Virginia Kotzias, Jaime Madrigano, Erin V. Thomas, Eric G. Carbone and Lori Uscher-Pines

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1356

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  26. The low diagnosis rate and poor access to clinical care among people with CHB is a major barrier to reducing HBV-related morbidity and mortality in Australia. One explanation for this is a lack of disease-spec...

    Authors: Sophie Tran, Gabrielle Bennett, Jacqui Richmond, Tin Nguyen, Marno Ryan, Thai Hong, Jessica Howell, Barbara Demediuk, Paul Desmond, Sally Bell and Alexander Thompson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1355

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  27. Physical inactivity and obesity pose a major public health challenge. The aim of this study was to describe the level of physical exercise and body-mass index in college and university students, as well as to ...

    Authors: Michael Grasdalsmoen, Hege Randi Eriksen, Kari Jussie Lønning and Børge Sivertsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1354

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  28. Emerging evidence suggests that children become fatter and less fit over the summer holidays but get leaner and fitter during the in-school period. This could be due to differences in diet and time use between...

    Authors: Amanda Watson, Carol Maher, Grant R. Tomkinson, Rebecca Golley, François Fraysse, Dorothea Dumuid, Hayley Lewthwaite and Tim Olds

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1353

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  29. Physical activity is related to health-related quality of life, but little evidence from multiple waves of panel data in Asian countries area available. This study aims to explore the impacts of different degr...

    Authors: Huan-Cheng Chang, Jersey Liang, Hui-Chuan Hsu, Sung-Kai Lin, Ting-Huan Chang and Shu-Hui Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1352

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  30. Survivors of war throughout the world experience illnesses and injuries that are crucial to understand, given the ongoing treatment and adaptation they demand. In developing countries like Vietnam, where popul...

    Authors: Kim Korinek, Bussarawan Teerawichitchainan, Zachary Zimmer, Eleanor Brindle, Thi Kim Chuc Nguyen, Huu Minh Nguyen and Khanh Toan Tran

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1351

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  31. Vaccination misinformation is associated with serious public health consequences, such as a decrease in vaccination rates and a risk of disease outbreaks. Although social media offers organisations promoting v...

    Authors: Maryke S. Steffens, Adam G. Dunn, Kerrie E. Wiley and Julie Leask

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1348

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  32. Antiretroviral treatment (ART) has been shown to enhance the survival of people living with HIV worldwide. In Ethiopia, the number of ART users has increased from 47,422 in 2005 to 703,516 in 2017; yet, early ...

    Authors: Mahilet Berhanu Habte, Gurmesa Tura Debelew and Tsedach Alemu Abebe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1349

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  33. Although insufficient sleep has emerged as a strong, independent risk factor for obesity in children, the mechanisms by which insufficient sleep leads to weight gain are uncertain. Observational research sugge...

    Authors: Aimee L. Ward, Barbara C. Galland, Jillian J. Haszard, Kim Meredith-Jones, Silke Morrison, Deborah R. McIntosh, Rosie Jackson, Dean W. Beebe, Louise Fangupo, Rosalina Richards, Lisa Te Morenga, Claire Smith, Dawn E. Elder and Rachael W. Taylor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1347

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  34. Lifestyle factors were associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) occurrence. We explored the associations between lifestyle factors and CVD risk factors, and assessed the interactive ef...

    Authors: Miriam Adoyo Muga, Patrick Opiyo Owili, Chien-Yeh Hsu and Jane C.-J. Chao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1346

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  35. Tick-borne infections are of emerging and increasing concern in the Scandinavian countries Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Only few studies have investigated protective practices against tick bites in the general ...

    Authors: Martin Tugwell Jepsen, Pikka Jokelainen, Solveig Jore, Anders Boman, Daniel Slunge and Karen Angeliki Krogfelt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1344

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  36. Evaluation of a surveillance system should be conducted on regular bases to ensure that the system is working as envisioned or not. Therefore, we evaluated Dangila district’s public health surveillance system ...

    Authors: Tefera Alemu, Hordofa Gutema, Seid Legesse, Tadesse Nigussie, Yirga Yenew and Kindie Gashe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1343

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  37. The prevalence of consuming fast foods and non-nutritious snacks is progressively increasing among adolescents. This study aimed to explore factors behind snack consumption at school among Iranian high-school ...

    Authors: Fatemeh Bastami, Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh and Firoozeh Mostafavi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1342

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  38. The association between spontaneous abortion (SA) and occupational characteristics among working women is not well-studied. This study aimed to assess the risk of SA and occupational factors such as occupation...

    Authors: Wanhyung Lee, Sung Won Jung, Young-Mee Lim, Kyung-Jae Lee and June-Hee Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1339

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  39. Childhood obesity is a serious public health concern worldwide. Community-based obesity prevention interventions offer promise due to their focus on the broader social, cultural and environmental contexts rather ...

    Authors: Lucinda Bell, Shahid Ullah, Eva Leslie, Anthea Magarey, Timothy Olds, Julie Ratcliffe, Gang Chen, Michelle Miller, Michelle Jones and Lynne Cobiac

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1338

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  40. Burnout is a syndrome characterized by emotional exhaustion, increased depersonalization, and a diminished sense of personal accomplishment due to chronic emotional stress at work. Burnout impacts job satisfac...

    Authors: Z. Chemali, F. L. Ezzeddine, B. Gelaye, M. L. Dossett, J. Salameh, M. Bizri, B. Dubale and G. Fricchione

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1337

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  41. Australia is committed to eliminating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) by 2030. Despite regulations in Australia that enable the prescription of subsidised direct acting antiviral (DAA) by primary health care provi...

    Authors: Davoud Pourmarzi, Hayley Thompson, James A. Thomas, Lisa Hall, Andrew Smirnov, Gerard FitzGerald and Tony Rahman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1335

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  42. United States state-level income inequality is positively associated with infant mortality in ecological studies. We exploit spatiotemporal variations in a large dataset containing individual-level data to con...

    Authors: Roman Pabayo, Daniel M. Cook, Guy Harling, Anastasia Gunawan, Natalie A. Rosenquist and Peter Muennig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1333

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  43. Uptake of Isoniazid Preventive Therapy (IPT) among People Living with HIV in Zambia has continued to be low despite various evidence for its added benefit in reducing TB incidence and mortality when taken with...

    Authors: Mary Kagujje, Muhau L. Mubiana, Eugenia Mwamba and Monde Muyoyeta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1329

    Content type: Debate

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  44. Parkinson’s disease (PD) and drug-induced parkinsonism (DIP) are the major diseases of parkinsonism. To better understand parkinsonism, we aimed to assess the prevalence and incidence of PD and DIP in Korea fr...

    Authors: Sola Han, Siin Kim, Hyungtae Kim, Hae-Won Shin, Kyoung-Sae Na and Hae Sun Suh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1328

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  45. A sufficient amount of regular moderate physical activity (PA), at least 2.5 h of moderate to vigorous PA per week as recommended by the WHO, is one of the most important lifestyle factors for maintaining good...

    Authors: Frauke Wichmann, Tilman Brand, Dirk Gansefort and Ingrid Darmann-Finck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1327

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  46. It is well documented that Egypt has the highest prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the world. The recent development of highly effective direct acting antiviral drugs (DAAs), has opened the po...

    Authors: Gamal Soliman, Mahmoud S. Elzalabany, Tarek Hassanein and F. DeWolfe Miller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1326

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  47. Several studies have reported an association between improvements in hand hygiene and the reductions in rates of intestinal parasitic diseases. However, only a some have addressed its link to the frequency of ...

    Authors: Amro K. Bin Abdulrahman, Khalid A. Bin Abdulrahman, Mansour K. Almadi, Abdulrahman M. Alharbi, Mahmoud A. Mahmoud, Mohammed S. Almasri, Tariq R. Alanazi, Rakan A. Alarifi, Abdullah A. Kilani, Omar S. Albluwi, Muaath A. Al Fraih, Yaser T. Al Otabi, Hani O. Alanazi, Waleed A. Almufarih, Abdullah M. Alokayli and Omar A. Alwhibi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1324

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  48. Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a diverse country with high mortality and evidence of increased prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), but there is no reliable cause of death (COD) data because civil regist...

    Authors: Urarang Kitur, Tim Adair, Ian Riley and Alan D. Lopez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1322

    Content type: Research article

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