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  1. Falls are a significant source of morbidity in people aged 65 and over, affecting one in three people in this age group. The scientific evidence indicates that physical activity is the most effective method fo...

    Authors: Luc Goethals, Nathalie Barth, David Hupin, Michael S. Mulvey, Frederic Roche, Karine Gallopel-Morvan and Bienvenu Bongue

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1312

    Content type: Research article

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  2. As more people are living with one or more chronic health conditions, supporting patients to become activated, self-managers of their conditions has become a key health policy focus both in the UK and internat...

    Authors: Flora Douglas, Emma MacIver and Chris Yuill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1309

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Previous studies have focused on the relationship between employment pathways and health-related outcomes based on cross-sectional or longitudinal approaches. However, little is known about the cumulative effe...

    Authors: Julio C. Hernando-Rodriguez, Laura Serra, Fernando G. Benavides and Monica Ubalde-Lopez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1306

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Experiencing interpersonal violence and disclosing this experience to physicians can be associated with fear, shame, denial or emotional turmoil. Expressions of such feelings additionally conflict with masculi...

    Authors: Nikola Komlenac, Heidi Siller and Margarethe Hochleitner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1305

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Consumption of energy drinks has become an escalating global public health problem. The work schedule and irregular sleeping habits of commercial bus drivers make them highly susceptible to getting fatigued, h...

    Authors: Emmanuella Yayra Saku, Peter Nuro-Ameyaw, Priscilla Cecilia Amenya, Fidelis Mawunyo Kpodo, Paul Esua- Amoafo and Nii Korley Kortei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1304

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Though highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has been available for more than a decade in Ethiopia, information regarding mortality rates of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive children after an...

    Authors: Animut Alebel, Eshetu Haileselassie Engeda, Mengistu Mekonnen Kelkay, Pammla Petrucka, Getiye Dejenu Kibret, Fasil Wagnew, Getnet Asmare, Zebenay Workneh Bitew, Daniel Bekele Ketema, Getnet Gedif, Belisty Temesgen, Yitbarek Tenaw Hibstie, Mamaru Wubale Melkamu and Setegn Eshetie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1303

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Previous researchers have found that young university students can have a high level of knowledge about HIV/AIDS infection, but they are still not utilizing the existing HIV prevention methods. As a result the...

    Authors: Rezarta Lalo, Gjergji Theodhosi and Alberta Breshanaj

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1302

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Chronic widespread pain (CWP) and common mental disorders (CMDs) are common public health problems, but little is known about the role of CWP and CMDs on future adverse outcomes among work disabled individuals...

    Authors: Mo Wang, Annina Ropponen, Jurgita Narusyte, Björg Helgadóttir, Gunnar Bergström, Victoria Blom and Pia Svedberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1301

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Lack of physical activity (PA) is a risk factor for death and non-communicable disease. Despite this, more than one fourth of adults worldwide do not follow PA guidelines. As part of a feasibility study to tes...

    Authors: André Henriksen, Anne-Sofie Sand, Trygve Deraas, Sameline Grimsgaard, Gunnar Hartvigsen and Laila Hopstock

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1300

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is high in the Northeast Thailand compared to other parts of the country. Therefore, a broad program applying all levels of care is inevitable. This paper describe...

    Authors: Ubon Cha’on, Kanok Wongtrangan, Bandit Thinkhamrop, Sajja Tatiyanupanwong, Chulaporn Limwattananon, Cholatip Pongskul, Thanachai Panaput, Chalongchai Chalermwat, Worachart Lert-itthiporn, Amod Sharma and Sirirat Anutrakulchai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1299

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The 2013–2015 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in Guinea resulted in community mistrust that influenced health care service utilization. This study aimed to assess whether EVD-related memories affect post-ou...

    Authors: Bienvenu Salim Camara, Junko Okumura and Alexandre Delamou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1298

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The epidemiological evidence on the association of sleep quality on anxiety symptoms has been inconclusive. This study aimed to explore the association between sleep quality and anxiety symptoms in rural Chine...

    Authors: Jiali Shen, Haiqing Zhang, Yan Wang, Tanko Abdulai, Miaomiao Niu, Zhicheng Luo, Yikang Wang, Ruiying Li, Fang Wang, Chongjian Wang and Zhenxing Mao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1297

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  13. Child maltreatment leads to enormous adverse short- and long-term health outcomes. The aim of this study is to estimate the burden of disease and the cost of illness attributable to child maltreatment in Japan.

    Authors: Xiuting Mo, Ruoyan Tobe Gai, Yoshiyuki Tachibana, Timothy Bolt, Yoshimitsu Takahashi and Takeo Nakayama

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1296

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Standardized mortality surveillance data, capable of detecting variations in total mortality at population level and not only among the infected, provide an unbiased insight into the impact of epidemics, like ...

    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 20:1238

    Content type: Research article

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1325

  15. The purpose of this study was to examine whether extended use of a variety of screen-based devices, in addition to television, was associated with poor dietary habits and other health-related characteristics a...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1295

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Mild to moderate road traffic injury (RTI) in people of working age is associated with limited recovery. Less is known about RTI recovery in older age. This study explored the perspectives and factors associat...

    Authors: Katherine Brown, Ian D. Cameron, Lisa Keay, Ha Nguyen, Lisa Dillon, Jagnoor Jagnoor and Rebecca Ivers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1294

    Content type: Research article

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  17. This study aimed to assess the extent of knowledge and understanding of rabies disease in rural and urban communities of Pakistan. It also identified malpractices after suspected dog bite that might pose a ris...

    Authors: Touseef Ahmed, Sabir Hussain, Ubaid-ur-Rehman Zia, Sangay Rinchen, Ammar Yasir, Shafique Ahmed, Waqar Ali Khan, Muhammad Farooq Tahir and Robert Ricketson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1293

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The COVID-19 pandemic has become a great threat to public health, which has greatly impacted the study and life of undergraduate students in China. This study aims to perform a survey of their knowledge, attit...

    Authors: Yaling Peng, Chenchen Pei, Yan Zheng, Juan Wang, Kui Zhang, Zhaohui Zheng and Ping Zhu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1292

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality worldwide. The effect of socioeconomic factors on cause-specific mortality and burden of CVD is rarely evaluated in low- and middle-income countri...

    Authors: Lijuan Zhang, Qi Li, Xue Han, Shuo Wang, Peng Li, Yibo Ding, Tao Zhang, Jia Zhao, Yifan Chen, Jiluo Liu, Jue Li, Xiaojie Tan, Wenbin Liu, Rong Zhang and Guangwen Cao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1291

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Self-care behaviors and positive changes in lifestyle are essential for successful hypertension control. We used a behavioral model based on the theory of planned behavior to assess which factors influence sel...

    Authors: Gholamreza Pourmand, Leila Doshmangir, Ayat Ahmadi, Mohammad Noori, Atiyeh Rezaeifar, Rahil Mashhadi, Rezvan Aziminia, Amirhossein Pourmand and Vladimir S. Gordeev

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1290

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Limited health literacy is linked with poor health behaviors, limited health care access, and poor health outcomes. Improving individual and population health outcomes requires understanding and addressing bar...

    Authors: Mary L. Greaney, Sherrie F. Wallington, Sankeerth Rampa, Vivian S. Vigliotti and Carol A. Cummings

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1289

    Content type: Research article

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  22. It is important to understand how HIV infection is transmitted in the population in order to guide prevention activities and properly allocate limited resources. In Ukraine and other countries where injecting ...

    Authors: Kostyantyn Dumchev, Marina Kornilova, Roksolana Kulchynska, Marianna Azarskova and Charles Vitek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1288

    Content type: Research article

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  23. In the face of climate change, the protection of vulnerable patients from extreme climatic conditions is of growing interest to the healthcare sector and governments. Inpatients are especially susceptible to h...

    Authors: Benedikt Lenzer, Manuel Rupprecht, Christina Hoffmann, Peter Hoffmann and Uta Liebers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1287

    Content type: Research article

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  24. While work-related rumination increases the risk of acute stressors developing into chronic load reactions and adverse health, mental detachment has been suggested as a way to interrupt this chain. Despite the...

    Authors: Alexandra Smyth, Jessica de Bloom, Christine Syrek, Markus Domin, Monique Janneck, Jo Annika Reins and Dirk Lehr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1286

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Previous research has shown that Common Mental Disorders (CMD) are unequally distributed between population subgroups, but we know less about how labour outcomes following such disorders are distributed. Our a...

    Authors: Johan Jarl, Anna Linder, Hillevi Busch, Anja Nyberg and Ulf-G Gerdtham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1285

    Content type: Research article

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  26. China has always been one of the countries with the most serious Tuberculosis epidemic in the world. Our study was to observe the Spatial-temporal characteristics and the epidemiology of Tuberculosis in China ...

    Authors: Zhongbao Zuo, Miaochan Wang, Huaizhong Cui, Ying Wang, Jing Wu, Jianjiang Qi, Kenv Pan, Dongming Sui, Pengtao Liu and Aifang Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1284

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Back pain is an important public health problem and the leading cause of adult disability worldwide and is rising among schoolchildren populations. Despite numerous studies reporting on back care interventions...

    Authors: Zahra Akbari-Chehrehbargh, Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1283

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) are disproportionately impacted by HIV and may face barriers to HIV status disclosure with negative ramifications for HIV prevention and care. We eva...

    Authors: Abdulwasiu B. Tiamiyu, John Lawlor, Fengming Hu, Afoke Kokogho, Manhattan E. Charurat, Charles Ekeh, Merlin L. Robb, Sylvia Adebajo, George Eluwa, Julie A. Ake, Stefan D. Baral, Rebecca G. Nowak and Trevor A. Crowell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1282

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  29. Sedentary behaviour (SB) has been identified as an important mortality risk factor. Health organizations have recognised SB as a public health challenge with major health, social, and economic consequences. Re...

    Authors: A. López-Valenciano, X. Mayo, G. Liguori, R. J. Copeland, M. Lamb and A. Jimenez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1206

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  30. Due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, public health interventions have been introduced globally in order to prevent the spread of the virus and avoid the overload of health care systems, especially for the most seve...

    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 20:1036

    Content type: Study protocol

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1335

  31. In the present investigation the study protocol and the results at baseline of a workplace intervention are reported. It is hypothesised that the reduction of the physical and psychosocial workload of healthca...

    Authors: Diego Montano, Marco Kuchenbaur, Heinrich Geissler and Richard Peter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1281

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Evidence on historical trends extracted embedded in recent data can advance our understanding of the epidemiology of breast cancer for Chinese women. China is a country with significant political, socioeconomi...

    Authors: Yani Ding, Xinguang Chen, Qingjun Zhang and Qing Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1280

    Content type: Research article

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  33. After-school care programs have garnered interest in recent years as the hours of 3:00–6:00 p.m. are an opportune time for children to engage in healthy behaviours, specifically healthy eating and physical act...

    Authors: Pierrette H. Elias, Genevieve Montemurro, Lauren Sulz, Brian Torrance and Kate E. Storey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1279

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Md Mosharaf Hossain, Ruhani Mat Min, Zikri Muhammad and Kulanthayan K. C. Mani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1278

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:787

  35. Village health workers (VHWs) in Bhutan play an all-encompassing role in supporting the health of their communities. Recent reports from the Bhutan Ministry of Health have indicated a sharp reduction in the nu...

    Authors: Sacha C. Hauc, Dolley Tshering, Josemari Feliciano, Agata M. P. Atayde, Layla M. Aboukhater, Kinley Dorjee, Tshering Dukpa, Pema Rinchen, Neema Yoezer, Casey M. Luc, Rup N. Adhikari, Kezang Lhamo and Kaveh Khoshnood

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1277

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Nutritional, epidemiological and demographic transitions have been associated with the emergence of the double burden of malnutrition globally. In Ethiopia, there has been no nationally representative investig...

    Authors: Kedir Y. Ahmed, Solomon Abrha, Andrew Page, Amit Arora, Solomon Shiferaw, Fentaw Tadese, Canaan Negash Seifu, Tebikew Yeneabat, Emana Alemu, Delelegn Yilma Gebremichael, Abdulaziz Seiko and Felix Akpojene Ogbo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1276

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In Ethiopia malaria is one of the top ten leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Community knowledge of prevention and control methods had been proven to play an important role in the implementation of eff...

    Authors: Tsigie Baye Aragie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1275

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Most newborn deaths occur among those of low birthweight (LBWt), due to prematurity &/or impaired fetal growth. Simple practices can substantially mitigate this risk. In low-income country settings where many ...

    Authors: Stephen Hodgins, Binamra Rajbhandari, Deepak Joshi, Bharat Ban, Subarna Khatry and Luke C. Mullany

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1274

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Unintentional injuries are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children of all ages. Prevention strategies require knowledge of risk factors, and behavior and psychiatric disorders have been suggeste...

    Authors: Sara Agnafors, Jarl Torgerson, Marie Rusner and Anna Norman Kjellström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1273

    Content type: Research article

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  40. International migration is a stressful process for which non-Western nations are a growing destination. However, little attention has been paid to the psychological well-being of international residents or the...

    Authors: Russell Miller, Ken Ing Cherng Ong, Suhyoon Choi, Akira Shibanuma and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1272

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  41. People living in temporary housing for long periods after a disaster are at risk of poor mental health. This study investigated the post-disaster incidence and remission of common mental disorders among adults...

    Authors: Norito Kawakami, Maiko Fukasawa, Kiyomi Sakata, Ruriko Suzuki, Hiroaki Tomita, Harumi Nemoto, Seiji Yasumura, Hirooki Yabe, Naoko Horikoshi, Maki Umeda, Yuriko Suzuki, Haruki Shimoda, Hisateru Tachimori, Tadashi Takeshima and Evelyn J. Bromet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1271

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  42. Prior studies reported controversial results about the association between intestinal parasitic infections and childhood under-nutrition. We investigated the association of intestinal parasitic infections with...

    Authors: Amanuel Yoseph and Hunachew Beyene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1270

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  43. Burns are a serious public health problem worldwide accounting for an estimated 265,000 deaths annually from fires alone. The vast majority (96%) of deaths from fire-related burns occur in low- and middle-inco...

    Authors: Ndung Ako Forbinake, Claude Stephan Ohandza, Karl Njuwa Fai, Valirie Ndip Agbor, Betrand Kealebong Asonglefac, Desmond Aroke and Gerard Beyiha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1269

    Content type: Research article

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  44. In Benin, men who have sex with men (MSM) do not always use condoms during anal sex. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using Truvada® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate / emtricitabine) may be a complementary HIV pr...

    Authors: Carin Ahouada, Souleymane Diabaté, Myrto Mondor, Septime Hessou, Fernand A. Guédou, Luc Béhanzin, Georges Batona, Ndeye Ndiagna Gning, D. Marcel Zannou and Michel Alary

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1267

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  45. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) caused by occupational-related factors continue to place huge burdens on global workforces. Significant numbers of workers report potential adverse health outcomes related to th...

    Authors: Tesfaye Hambisa Mekonnen, Dawit Getachew Yenealem and Demiss Mulatu Geberu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1265

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and poor family support and communication can increase emotional and behavioural problems (EBP). Therefore, we assessed the association of difficult communication with moth...

    Authors: Miriama Lackova Rebicova, Zuzana Dankulincova Veselska, Daniela Husarova, Daniel Klein, Andrea Madarasova Geckova, Jitse P. van Dijk and Sijmen A. Reijneveld

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1264

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Studies of factors associated with the use of Internet-based health information generally focus on general, rather than migrant populations. This study looked into the reasons why Internet-based health informa...

    Authors: Florence Samkange-Zeeb, Liubov Borisova, Beatriz Padilla, Hannah Bradby, Jenny Phillimore, Hajo Zeeb and Tilman Brand

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1263

    Content type: Research article

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