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  1. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol related homicide, suicide and aggravated assault represent the largest costs for the state of Illinois. Previous research has examined the impact of some alcohol-related policies on youth alcohol use a...

    Authors: Imelda K. Moise, Evan de Joya, Vinicius Okada Silva, Vanji Moise, Didi Bertrand Farmer and Adelisa Orantia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1010

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1118

  2. Content type: Research article

    The effort-reward imbalance (ERI) model is well-established in explaining work-related stress and health differences. A lack of reciprocity between efforts and rewards at the workplace is central to the theory...

    Authors: Carolin Kunz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1009

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  3. Content type: Research article

    How and whether health shocks, care-seeking behaviour and coping strategies are interlinked and influence households resilience to ill-health remains an under-researched subject in the context of Bangladesh. T...

    Authors: Ashraful Kabir, Rupa Datta, Sayeed Hasan Raza and Mathilde Rose Louise Maitrot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1008

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes is a major public health problem with considerable personal and societal costs. Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are associated with a number of serious and chronic health problems in adulth...

    Authors: E. Anne Lown, Camillia K. Lui, Kate Karriker-Jaffe, Nina Mulia, Edwina Williams, Yu Ye, Libo Li, Thomas K. Greenfield and William C. Kerr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1007

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Cannabis has been identified as a possible risk factor in some tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks. As the most widely used (largely) illegal substance in Western countries this may be an important public health conce...

    Authors: Clare E. French, Caroline M. Coope, Luke A. McGuinness, Charles R. Beck, Sophie Newitt, Lauren Ahyow, Matt Hickman and Isabel Oliver

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1006

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Seasonal variation affects nutrition particularly in contexts where people’s food consumption depends on their production of food. Assessing the effect of the season on nutrition status can help us to identify...

    Authors: Lantonirina Ravaoarisoa, Julio Rakotonirina, Lalhyss Randriamanantsaina, Jean de Dieu Marie Rakotomanga, Michèle Wilmet Dramaix and Philippe Donnen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1005

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Chronic hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection affects 80–100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa and accounts for an estimated 650,000 deaths annually. The prevalence of active hepatitis B virus infection among w...

    Authors: Paul Semakula Katamba, David Mukunya, Doris Kwesiga and Victoria Nankabirwa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1004

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study explored primary healthcare provider and HIV/contraception expert stakeholder perspectives on South Africa’s public sector provision of contraceptive implants to women living with HIV. We investigat...

    Authors: Anna Brown, Jane Harries, Diane Cooper and Chelsea Morroni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1003

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    Developing strategies aimed at reducing behavioral risk factors and hence the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a major challenge to the policy makers today. Like the same age group worldwide, ...

    Authors: Marium Salwa, Md Atiqul Haque, Md Khalequzzaman, Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, Mahfuzur Rahman Bhuiyan and Sohel Reza Choudhury

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1002

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The current demographic trends indicate that breast cancer will pose an even greater public health concern in future for Pakistan. Details on the incidence, disease severity and mortality in respect of breast ...

    Authors: Sidra Zaheer, Nadia Shah, Syed Amir Maqbool and Noor Muhammad Soomro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1001

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The dual-process theory is central to several models of addiction, implying the importance of automatic processes in the maintenance and development of addiction. Implicit beliefs are traces of previous experi...

    Authors: Lei Ren, Long-Biao Cui, Chen Chen, Xiaojun Dong, Zhongying Wu, Yidi Wang and Qun Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1000

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Many interventions to motivate community health workers to perform better rely on financial incentives, even though it is not clear that monetary gain is the main motivational driver. In Pakistan, Lady Health ...

    Authors: Mishal S. Khan, Nelofar Mehboob, Afifah Rahman-Shepherd, Farah Naureen, Aamna Rashid, Naveed Buzdar and Muhammad Ishaq

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:999

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is the highest incidence of infectious diseases in China. Shantou is one of the most infected cities. Therefore, it is necessary for us to understand the epidemic characteri...

    Authors: Haoyuan Zhang, Lianpeng Yang, Liping Li, Guangxing Xu and Xubin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:998

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  14. Content type: Debate

    The term evidence based medicine was introduced in the early 1990s in clinical medicine to educate clinicians about how to assess the ‘credibility’ of research to ensure best treatments for their patients. The...

    Authors: Maria Berghs, Karl Atkin, Chris Hatton and Carol Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:997

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Heterosexual men in South Africa are a large key population to exposure to HIV, yet preferences for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among this population have not, to date, been investigated in the literat...

    Authors: Chih-Yuan Cheng, Matthew Quaife, Robyn Eakle, Maria A. Cabrera Escobar, Peter Vickerman and Fern Terris-Prestholt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:996

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Screen time can play a significant role in the health and quality of life of people with disabilities. However, there is a lack of studies on this issue among people with disabilities, and even fewer in the un...

    Authors: Miquel Pans, Luis-Millán González, Joan Úbeda-Colomer and José Devís-Devís

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:995

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Homelessness is increasing globally. It results in poorer physical and mental health than age matched people living in permanent housing. Better information on the health needs of people experiencing homelessn...

    Authors: S. J. Gordon, K. Grimmer, A. Bradley, T. Direen, N. Baker, T. Marin, M. T. Kelly, S. Gardner, M. Steffens, T. Burgess, C. Hume and J. L. Oliffe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:994

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Breastfeeding has important positive long-term health consequences for infants and mothers. The World Health Organization recommends that all infants should be exclusively breastfed for six months or longer, a...

    Authors: S. A. van Dellen, B. Wisse, M. P. Mobach and A. Dijkstra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:993

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the genital tract, C. trachomatis is found in the throat an...

    Authors: Sally Brown, Charlotte Paterson, Nadine Dougall, Sharon Cameron and Nick Wheelhouse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:992

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  20. Content type: Research article

    High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is a common risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. However, there has been no study reporting the relationship between hs-CRP and blood pressure in Yi a...

    Authors: Li Pan, Guoju Li, Shaoping Wan, WuLi Yihuo, Fang Yang, Zheng Li and Guangliang Shan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:991

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Primary care-based behavior change obesity treatment has long featured the Calorie restriction (CC), portion control approach. By contrast, the MyPlate-based obesity treatment approach encourages eating more h...

    Authors: Lillian Gelberg, Melvin W. Rico, Dena R. Herman, Thomas R. Belin, Maria Chandler, Evangelina Ramirez, Stephanie Love and William J. McCarthy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:990

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  22. Content type: Correction

    It was highlighted that in the original article [1] Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 legends were incorrect. This Correction article shows Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 with their correct legend.

    Authors: Matthew Stevens and Charles Livingstone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:989

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:517

  23. Content type: Research article

    Immunization is one of the most cost-effective health intervention to halt the spread of childhood diseases, and improve child health. Yet, there is a substantial disparity in childhood immunization coverage. ...

    Authors: Hermann Pythagore Pierre Donfouet, Gaye Agesa and Martin Kavao Mutua

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:988

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The Gulf Coast of the United States is home to mosquito vectors that may spread disease causing pathogens, and environmental conditions that are ideal for the sustained transmission of mosquito-borne pathogens...

    Authors: Wayde Morse, Katie Izenour, Benjamin McKenzie, Sarah Lessard and Sarah Zohdy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:987

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    HIV prevalence among men having sex with men (MSM) in Kenya is 18.2%. Despite scale-up of HIV testing services, many MSM remain unaware of their HIV status and thus do not benefit from accessing HIV treatment ...

    Authors: Parinita Bhattacharjee, Dorothy Rego, Helgar Musyoki, Marissa Becker, Michael Pickles, Shajy Isac, Robert Lorway, Janet Musimbi, Jeffrey Walimbwa, Kennedy Olango, Samuel Kuria, Martin Kyana Ongaro, Amy Sahai, Mary Mugambi, Faran Emmanuel, Sharmistha Mishra…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:986

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The school environment provides crucial opportunities for children to engage in health-promoting physical activity (PA). Japanese children clean their schools and have recess time every school day. The primary...

    Authors: Chiaki Tanaka, Maki Tanaka, Shigeru Inoue, Masayuki Okuda and Shigeho Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:985

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Despite substantial positive impacts of Thailand’s tobacco control policies on reducing the prevalence of smoking, current trends suggest that further reductions are needed to ensure that WHO’s 2025 voluntary ...

    Authors: Suchunya Aungkulanon, Siriwan Pitayarangsarit, Kanitta Bundhamcharoen, Chutima Akaleephan, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Ratsida Phoncharoen and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:984

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Many studies have focused on risky sexual behaviour among adolescents and young adults; however, literature on protective sexual practices among this age cohort is still evolving. Since young adults are dispro...

    Authors: Anthony Idowu Ajayi and Sylvester Reuben Okeke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:983

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Inverse probability weighting (IPW) methods can be used to estimate the total number of cases from the sample collected through sentinel surveillance. Central to these methods are the inverse weights which can...

    Authors: Toon Braeye, Sophie Quoilin and Niel Hens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:982

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The goal of adaptation is to maintain the effectiveness of the original intervention by preserving the core elements that account for its success while delivering an intervention that is tailored to the new co...

    Authors: Katherine M. Anderson, Michelle C. Kegler, Lucja T. Bundy, Patricia Henderson, June Halfacre and Cam Escoffery

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:981

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The general aim of the present study was to examine how physical activity, participation in sports, and beliefs about personal physical activity and physical fitness are associated with adolescents’ psychosoma...

    Authors: Migle Baceviciene, Rasa Jankauskiene and Arunas Emeljanovas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:980

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Children with overweight often do not receive appropriate integrated care. An innovative integrated network approach of preventive care for overweight children aged 4–12 years old has been developed and implem...

    Authors: Sanne de Laat, Iris de Vos, Monique Jacobs, Edgar van Mil and Ien van de Goor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:979

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Condom use remains consistently low among Chinese men who have sex with men (MSM). This study aims to identify factors associated with condom use after online video intervention.

    Authors: Wenting Huang, Dan Wu, Stephen W. Pan, Katherine Li, Jason J. Ong, Hongyun Fu, Chuncheng Liu, Jessica Mao, Joseph D. Tucker and Weiming Tang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:978

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Decisions relating to the funding of new drugs are becoming increasingly challenging due to a combination of aging populations, rapidly increasing list prices, and greater numbers of drug-indication pairs bein...

    Authors: Sarah Costa, Colene Bentley, Dean A. Regier, Helen McTaggart-Cowan, Craig Mitton, Michael M. Burgess and Stuart J. Peacock

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:977

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Data on electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among health professional students, who can play a central role in promoting healthy habits and smoking cessation, are sparse. Moreover, the association between e...

    Authors: Federica Canzan, Eliana Finocchio, Francesca Moretti, Silvia Vincenzi, Alex Tchepnou-Kouaya, Oliva Marognolli, Albino Poli and Giuseppe Verlato

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:976

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Dietary guidelines typically specify rather complex goals and indicators for healthy food choices, such as nutrient and energy content patterns. However, translating these complex goals into practice in real l...

    Authors: Laura M. König and Britta Renner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:975

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Gauteng Province has the second lowest tuberculosis (TB) incidence rate in South Africa but the greatest proportion of TB/HIV co-infection, with 68% of TB patients estimated to have HIV. TB treatment outcomes ...

    Authors: Kaitlyn M. Berry, Carly A. Rodriguez, Rebecca H. Berhanu, Nazir Ismail, Lindiwe Mvusi, Lawrence Long and Denise Evans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:973

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Childhood lifestyle, health-risk behaviours contribute to two-thirds of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) premature mortality in adult populations. The co-occurrence of risk factors for NCDs is more harmful to ...

    Authors: Festo K. Shayo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:972

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  39. Content type: Research article

    ‘Yaa Chud’ is a non-prescribed poly-pharmaceutical pack containing several types of drugs, including antibiotics and steroids, which can be purchased over the counter in Thailand for self-medication. Although ...

    Authors: Malee Sunpuwan, Sureeporn Punpuing, Wipaporn Jaruruengpaisan, John Kinsman and Heiman Wertheim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:971

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Infant and young children stools are often considered innocuous, and are not disposed of safely despite having a higher pathogen load than adult feces. In Ethiopia, sanitary management of young children’s stoo...

    Authors: Biniyam Sahiledengle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:970

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    To realize the full benefits of treatment as prevention in many hyperendemic African contexts, there is an urgent need to increase uptake of HIV testing and HIV treatment among men to reduce the rate of HIV tr...

    Authors: T. Mathenjwa, H.-Y. Kim, T. Zuma, M. Shahmanesh, J. Seeley, P. Matthews, S. Wyke, N. McGrath, B. Sartorius, H. M. Yapa, O. Adeagbo, A. Blandford, A. Dobra, T. Bäernighausen and F. Tanser

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:969

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  42. Content type: Research article

    In Ethiopian, the prevalence of anemia among preschool aged children widely varied across regions. Since anemia adversely affects the cognitive and physical development of the children, it is important to dete...

    Authors: Getabalew Engidaye, Mulugeta Melku, Aregawi Yalew, Zegeye Getaneh, Fikir Asrie and Bamlaku Enawgaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:968

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The eastern and western regions of China are different in many ways such as socioeconomic characteristics and health resource distribution. This study aimed to explore the outpatient health-seeking behavior an...

    Authors: Minzhuo Huang, Hao Zhang, Yuxuan Gu, Jingming Wei, Shuyan Gu, Xuemei Zhen, Xiaoqian Hu, Xueshan Sun and Hengjin Dong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:967

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Obesity ranks as a major public health problem in many countries in the world. The obesity-socioeconomic status relationship is not well established in middle-income countries.

    Authors: Danilo Cosme Klein Gomes, Rosely Sichieri, Eliseu Verly Junior, Cristiano Siqueira Boccolini, Amanda de Moura Souza and Diana Barbosa Cunha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:965

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Smoking during pregnancy has adverse health consequences for the mother and fetus. E-cigarettes could aid with smoking cessation but there is limited research on the prevalence and patterns of e-cigarette use,...

    Authors: Shawn C. Chiang, Lorien C. Abroms, Sean D. Cleary, Ichhya Pant, Lindsay Doherty and Nandita Krishnan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:964

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  46. Content type: Research article

    In Brazil, 70% of the population depends on the public healthcare system. Since early detection is considered crucial, this study aimed to evaluate temporal changes in breast cancer screening coverage provided...

    Authors: Danielle Cristina Netto Rodrigues, Ruffo Freitas-Junior, Rosemar Macedo Sousa Rahal, Rosangela da Silveira Corrêa, Pollyana Alves Gouveia, João Emílio Peixoto, Edésio Martins and Leonardo Ribeiro Soares

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:959

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Dengue fever is the world’s fastest spreading mosquito borne viral infection. It is prevalent throughout both subtropical and tropical region, and affects over 128 countries. Dengue virus (DENV) infection pose...

    Authors: Salomon Bonsi Tchuandom, Jules Colince Tchadji, Thibau Flaurant Tchouangueu, Monique Zambo Biloa, Etienne Philémon Atabonkeng, Marcelle Irina Miste Fumba, Eithel Sylvian Massom, Godwin Nchinda and Jules-Roger Kuiate

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:958

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