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  1. School is one of the most formative institutions for adolescents’ development, but whether school environment affects mental health is uncertain. We investigated the association between the school’s pedagogica...

    Authors: Krisztina D. László, Filip Andersson and Maria Rosaria Galanti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1695

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Health care employees in Germany and worldwide are exposed to a variety of stressors. However, most of the hospitals in Germany lack a systematic workplace health management. Thus, this study aims at the evalu...

    Authors: Nadine Mulfinger, Anja Sander, Felicitas Stuber, Regina Brinster, Florian Junne, Ronald Limprecht, Marc N. Jarczok, Tanja Seifried-Dübon, Monika A. Rieger, Stephan Zipfel, Martin Peters, Maja Stiawa, Imad Maatouk, Madeleine Helaß, Christoph Nikendei, Eva Rothermund…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1694

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Sit-stand desk interventions have the potential to reduce workplace sedentary behaviour and improve employee health. However, the extent of sit-stand desk use varies between employees and in different organisa...

    Authors: Jennifer Hall, Tess Kay, Alison McConnell and Louise Mansfield

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1692

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The social determinants of health have been widely recognised yet there remains a lack of clarity regarding what constitute the macro-economic determinants of health and what can be done to address them. An um...

    Authors: Yannish Naik, Peter Baker, Sharif A. Ismail, Taavi Tillmann, Kristin Bash, Darryl Quantz, Frances Hillier-Brown, Wikum Jayatunga, Gill Kelly, Michelle Black, Anya Gopfert, Peter Roderick, Ben Barr and Clare Bambra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1678

    Content type: Research article

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  5. All aged individuals with a chronic condition and those with 65 and more years are at increased risk of severe influenza post-infection complications. There is limited research on cases averted by the yearly v...

    Authors: Ausenda Machado, Irina Kislaya, Amparo Larrauri, Carlos Matias Dias and Baltazar Nunes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1690

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In Ethiopia, 12.5% of children below 5 years are wasted, and 9.7% are moderately wasted. The present strategy for the management of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) is a supplementary feeding program; however...

    Authors: Debritu Nane, Anne Hatløy, Elazar Tadesse and Bernt Lindtjørn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1689

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are considered as universal public health problem that associate with mental disorders and risky behaviors during adulthood. The aims of the paper are to estimate the preva...

    Authors: Ameel F. Al Shawi, Yassen T. Sarhan and Mahasin A. Altaha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1687

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Diet is an important modifiable risk factor for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like hypertension (HTN) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). A NCD is a disease that cannot be transmitted from person to person...

    Authors: Lonestar Lazarus Gonde and Moses John Chimbari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1686

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The purpose of this correspondence is to express our disappointment with the coverage of the BMC Public Health supplement: Vol 19 (4) titled “Health and Nutritional Issues Among Low Income Population in Malaysia”...

    Authors: Geok Lin Khor and Zalilah Mohd Shariff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1685

    Content type: Correspondence

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  10. People living with HIV (PLWH) who drink alcohol and use tobacco are particularly vulnerable to tobacco-induced diseases due to an already compromised immune system. This study investigated the prevalence and f...

    Authors: Catherine O. Egbe, Mukhethwa Londani, Charles D. H. Parry, Bronwyn Myers, Paul A. Shuper, Sebenzile Nkosi and Neo K. Morojele

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1684

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Migrants represent an increasing proportion of people living with HIV in many developed countries. We aimed to describe the HIV care cascade and baseline genotypic resistance for newly diagnosed asylum seekers...

    Authors: Nadine Kronfli, Blake Linthwaite, Nancy Sheehan, Joseph Cox, Isabelle Hardy, Bertrand Lebouché, Alexandra de Pokomandy, Charles Frenette, Michel Roger and Marina B. Klein

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1683

    Content type: Research article

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  12. HIV remains a major public health challenge in many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The initiation of a greater number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) onto antiretroviral therapy (ART) following th...

    Authors: Ferdinand C. Mukumbang, Lucia Knight, Caroline Masquillier, Anton Delport, Neo Sematlane, Lorraine Tanyaradzwa Dube, Martina Lembani and Edwin Wouters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1682

    Content type: Review

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  13. Understanding the knowledge and beliefs of key stakeholders is crucial in developing effective public health interventions. Knowledge and beliefs about obesity and eating disorders (EDs) have rarely been consi...

    Authors: Bianca Bullivant, Aaron R. Denham, Clare Stephens, Rebecca E. Olson, Deborah Mitchison, Timothy Gill, Sarah Maguire, Janet D. Latner, Phillipa Hay, Bryan Rodgers, Richard J. Stevenson, Stephen Touyz and Jonathan M. Mond

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1681

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Access to usable water, sanitation and hygiene provision in schools is included within indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals. Progress towards these indicators is dependent on developing an understan...

    Authors: Helen Buxton, Jed Dimaisip-Nabuab, Denise Duijster, Bella Monse, Habib Benzian and Robert Dreibelbis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1680

    Content type: Research article

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  15. It was highlighted that the original article [1] contained a mismatch between the result section of the abstract and Table 2. This Correction article shows the incorrect and correct result section of this arti...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1679

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1339

  16. The number of health-related wearable devices is growing but it is not clear if Americans are willing to adopt health insurance wellness programs based on wearables and the incentives with which they would be ...

    Authors: Diego Soliño-Fernandez, Alexander Ding, Esteban Bayro-Kaiser and Eric L. Ding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1649

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers physical inactivity (PIA) as a critical noncommunicable factor for disease and mortality, affecting more women than men. In 2013, the WHO set a 10% reduction of th...

    Authors: X. Mayo, G. Liguori, E. Iglesias-Soler, R. J. Copeland, I. Clavel San Emeterio, A. Lowe, F. del Villar and A. Jimenez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1677

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Healthy lifestyles play an important role in the prevention of premature death, chronic diseases, productivity loss and other social and economic concerns. However, workplace interventions to address issues of...

    Authors: Aikaterini Grimani, Emmanuel Aboagye and Lydia Kwak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1676

    Content type: Research article

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  19. This study is built on a long-standing research partnership between the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and the White Mountain Apache Tribe to identify effective interventions to prevent suicid...

    Authors: Victoria M. O’Keefe, Emily E. Haroz, Novalene Goklish, Jerreed Ivanich, Mary F. Cwik and Allison Barlow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1675

    Content type: Study protocol

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  20. Implementation of school-based physical activity (PA) programmes has proven to be difficult, particularly due to schools’ focus on academic performance and lack of organisational support for PA interventions. ...

    Authors: Ingrid Skage and Sindre M. Dyrstad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1674

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Despite policy intention to reach disadvantaged populations, inequalities in health care resource use and health outcomes persist in Nepal. The current study aimed to investigate the trend of full vaccination ...

    Authors: Kiran Acharya, Yuba Raj Paudel and Dinesh Dharel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1673

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Many studies have shown that having a dog has an impact on the increase in physical activity (PA) of people. However, what is often not taken into account in many such studies is owning of other pets. The aim ...

    Authors: Kristýna Machová, Klára Daďová, Helena Chaloupková and Ivona Svobodová

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1672

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Since 1998, China has gradually moved toward voluntary uncompensated blood donation. In some cities, the shortage of platelets has been noticeably severe. Mutual assistance that collects blood from one’s famil...

    Authors: Chengpu Yu, Joseph Tak-fai Lau, Weixing Zhong, Xinting Huang, Chao Pan, Yu Chen, Huanpeng Lu, Fengxiao Zhao, Siying Zeng, Jinglin Lai, Chengwei Tie, Xu Li, Jianlin Zhang, Chuangqi Zhang, Ying Liu and Qianli Jiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1671

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Preschoolers’ energy balance-related behaviours (EBRBs) and self-regulation skills are important for their later health. Few preschool-based interventions aiming to promote preschoolers’ EBRBs and self-regulat...

    Authors: Carola Ray, Riikka Kaukonen, Elviira Lehto, Henna Vepsäläinen, Nina Sajaniemi, Maijaliisa Erkkola and Eva Roos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1670

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Race and place intersect to produce location-based variation in disease distributions. We analyzed the geographic distribution of tuberculosis (TB) incidence in Michigan, USA to better understand the complex i...

    Authors: Grace A. Noppert, Philippa Clarke, Margaret T. Hicken and Mark L. Wilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1669

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Given today’s high prevalence of common mental disorders and related sick leave among teachers, an urgent need exists for a more systematic approach to the management of social and organizational risk factors ...

    Authors: Lydia Kwak, Caroline Lornudd, Christina Björklund, Gunnar Bergström, Lotta Nybergh, Liselotte Schäfer Elinder, Kjerstin Stigmar, Charlotte Wåhlin and Irene Jensen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1668

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Intestinal parasitic infections are common in rural areas with poor infrastructure and low socioeconomic status. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of selected parasitic infections in margina...

    Authors: Amer Al-Jawabreh, Suheir Ereqat, Kamal Dumaidi, Hanan Al-Jawabreh, Ziad Abdeen and Abdelmajeed Nasereddin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1667

    Content type: Research article

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  28. In Scandinavia, the distribution of ticks is expanding and tick-borne diseases constitute growing health risks. While the probability of getting a tick-borne disease after a tick bite is low, the health impact...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1666

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Building trust and engaging the community are important for biomedical trials. This was core to the set up and delivery of the EBOVAC-Salone and PREVAC Ebola vaccine trials in Sierra Leone during and following...

    Authors: Sara Dada, Gillian McKay, Ana Mateus and Shelley Lees

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1665

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Tuberculosis is a leading cause of death worldwide and has become a high global health priority. Accurate country level surveillance is critical to ending the pandemic. Effective routine reporting systems whic...

    Authors: Danju Zhou, Michelle Pender, Weixi Jiang, Wenhui Mao and Shenglan Tang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1664

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Pregnant women and children are the most vulnerable groups to zinc deficiency. Despite the presence of few primary studies, studies that could provide strong evidence that would help policymakers to develop ap...

    Authors: Kidanemaryam Berhe, Freweini Gebrearegay and Hadush Gebremariam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1663

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Anemia among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA) continues to be among the major public health problems in many developing countries, including Rwanda, where it increased in prevalence between the 2015 and 2010 Rw...

    Authors: Dieudonne Hakizimana, Marie Paul Nisingizwe, Jenae Logan and Rex Wong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1662

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Despite the magnitude of youth unemployment there is a lack of studies, which explore the relations between health experiences and labour market position in various contexts. The aim of this paper was to analy...

    Authors: Anne Hammarström and Christina Ahlgren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1661

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Risky alcohol consumption is responsible for a variety of chronic and acute harms. Individuals involved in organised sport have been identified as one population group who consume risky amounts of alcohol both...

    Authors: Tameka McFadyen, Luke Wolfenden, Melanie Kingsland, Jennifer Tindall, Shauna Sherker, Rachael Heaton, Karen Gillham, Tara Clinton-McHarg, Christophe Lecathelinais, Bosco Rowland and John Wiggers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1660

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Infectious disease forecasting aims to predict characteristics of both seasonal epidemics and future pandemics. Accurate and timely infectious disease forecasts could aid public health responses by informing k...

    Authors: Chelsea S. Lutz, Mimi P. Huynh, Monica Schroeder, Sophia Anyatonwu, F. Scott Dahlgren, Gregory Danyluk, Danielle Fernandez, Sharon K. Greene, Nodar Kipshidze, Leann Liu, Osaro Mgbere, Lisa A. McHugh, Jennifer F. Myers, Alan Siniscalchi, Amy D. Sullivan, Nicole West…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1659

    Content type: Debate

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  36. The bidirectional relationship between the twin epidemics of Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) causes major global health challenges in the twenty-first century. TB-HIV co-infected peopl...

    Authors: Assefa Tola, Kirubel Minsamo Mishore, Yohanes Ayele, Abraham Nigussie Mekuria and Nanati Legese

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1658

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Racial minority children, particularly from low-income households, are at risk for obesity. Family meals have a protective effect on child nutritional health. However, the current evidence is limited in racial...

    Authors: Carolyn Gunther, Catherine Rogers, Christopher Holloman, Laura C. Hopkins, Sarah E. Anderson, Carla K. Miller, Kristen A. Copeland, Jamie S. Dollahite, Keeley J. Pratt, Alison Webster, Allison N. Labyk and Christine Penicka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1657

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Childhood immunization programmes have made substantial contributions to lowering the burden of disease among children in developing countries, however a large proportion of children still remain unimmunized. ...

    Authors: Abrham Wondimu, Qi Cao, Jan C. Wilschut and Maarten J. Postma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1656

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The prevalence of hookah consumption has been on the increase in Iran over the past two decades. This rate is higher among women than men in the south of Iran than other geographical areas. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Sakineh Dadipoor, Gerjo Kok, Teamur Aghamolaei, Mohtasham Ghaffari, Ali Heyrani and Amin Ghanbarnezhad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1655

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Public toilets are a common transmission vector of infectious diseases due to environmental contamination. Research on Chinese people’s hygiene practices in public lavatories are lacking. This study examined C...

    Authors: Dan Wu, Tai Pong Lam, Hoi Yan Chan, Kwok Fai Lam, Xu Dong Zhou, Jia Yao Xu, Kai Sing Sun and Pak Leung Ho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1654

    Content type: Research article

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  41. With nearly 30 % of the general population experiencing one mental disorder in 12 months, common mental disorders (CMDs) are highly prevalent in Germany and mainly affect the workforce. Therefore, the processe...

    Authors: Alexandra Sikora, Gundolf Schneider, Ralf Stegmann and Uta Wegewitz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1653

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. The World Health Organization recommends periodic evaluations of influenza surveillance systems to identify areas for improvement and provide evidence of data reliability for policymaking. However, data about ...

    Authors: Pélagie Babakazo, Joelle Kabamba-Tshilobo, Emile Okitolonda Wemakoy, Léopold Lubula, Léonie Kitoko Manya, Benoit Kebela Ilunga, Wally Disasuani, Edith Nkwembe, Hugo Kavunga-Membo, Jean-Claude Changachanga, Saleh Muhemedi, Jean-Jacques Muyembe Tamfum and Stefano Tempia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1652

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  43. Alcohol-related harm has been found to be higher in disadvantaged groups, despite similar alcohol consumption to advantaged groups. This is known as the alcohol harm paradox. Beverage type is reportedly socioe...

    Authors: Andrea Gartner, Laszlo Trefan, Simon Moore, Ashley Akbari, Shantini Paranjothy and Daniel Farewell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1651

    Content type: Research article

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  44. To verify the prevalence and profile of users and non-users of anabolic steroid (AS) among resistance training practitioners.

    Authors: Ericson PEREIRA, Samuel Jorge MOYSES, Sérgio Aparecido IGNÁCIO, Daniel Komarchewski MENDES, Diego Sgarbi D. A. SILVA, Everdan CARNEIRO, Ana Maria Trindade Grégio HARDY, Edvaldo Antônio Ribeiro ROSA, Patrícia Vida Cassi BETTEGA and Aline Cristina Batista Rodrigues JOHANN

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1650

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) field in Europe has been a focus of research developments and public health policy changes for years. However, these processes are still in their infancy phase ...

    Authors: Desislava Vankova and Iskra Kapincheva

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1648

    Content type: Research article

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  46. To assess the quality and completeness of treatment and outcome data in the electronic tuberculosis (TB) and antiretroviral treatment (ART) registers in drug-resistant (DR-) TB patients at three treatment faci...

    Authors: Lise Jamieson, Denise Evans, Rebecca Berhanu, Nazir Ismail, Samantha Aucock, Kristina Wallengren and Lawrence Long

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1638

    Content type: Research article

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