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  1. Educational disparities in daily smoking begin during adolescence and can lead to educational disparities in health among adults. In particular, vocational students including apprentices have higher daily smok...

    Authors: Sandra Chyderiotis, Tarik Benmarhnia, Stanislas Spilka, François Beck, Raphaël Andler, Stéphane Legleye and Gwenn Menvielle

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:924

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Data are lacking on type of e-liquid vaped among e-cigarette users. Further, few studies assess all sources of nicotine used by e-cigarette users to assess whether poly-nicotine use relates to nicotine depende...

    Authors: Erika N. Dugas, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre and Jennifer O’Loughlin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:922

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Screening programmes for cervical cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer have been implemented in many Western countries to reduce cancer incidence and mortality. Ethnic minority women are less likely to ...

    Authors: Camilla Rahr Tatari, Berit Andersen, Trine Brogaard, Sara Koed Badre-Esfahani, Negin Jaafar and Pia Kirkegaard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:921

    Content type: Research article

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  4. hepatitis B virus (HBV) and C virus (HCV) are among the leading causes of mortality worldwide. Health care personnel (HCP) are subjected to increased risk of these infections. Therefore, HBV vaccination and po...

    Authors: Saffar Hiva, Khoshayand Negar, Parsaei Mohammad-Reza, Ghorbani Gholam-Reza, Aarabi Mohsen, Nadi Ghara Ali-Asghar and Saffar Mohammed-Jafar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:920

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Smoking continues to be a leading cause of preventable chronic disease-related morbidity and mortality, excess healthcare expenditure, and lost work productivity. Tobacco users are disproportionately more like...

    Authors: Nadia Minian, Tricia Corrin, Mathangee Lingam, Wayne K. deRuiter, Terri Rodak, Valerie H. Taylor, Heather Manson, Rosa Dragonetti, Laurie Zawertailo, Osnat C. Melamed, Margaret Hahn and Peter Selby

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:918

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Community gambling venues (pubs and clubs) are commonly associated with leisure and recreational options in Australian communities. While these venues offer a range of activities and facilities, including soci...

    Authors: Hannah Pitt, Samantha L. Thomas, Joanne Watson, Russell Shuttleworth, Kevin Murfitt and Susan Balandin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:916

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The benefits of cardiopulmonary resuscitation training for schoolchildren are well known, but the appropriate age for introducing training is still being discussed. This is a very important issue, since out-of...

    Authors: Sanela Pivač, Primož Gradišek and Brigita Skela-Savič

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:915

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Despite the goal of horizontal equity in Iran, little is known about it. This study aimed i) to assess socioeconomic inequality and horizontal inequity in the healthcare utilization; and ii) to explore the con...

    Authors: Farideh Mostafavi, Bakhtiar Piroozi, Paola Mosquera, Reza Majdzadeh and Ghobad Moradi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:914

    Content type: Research article

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  9. RTS,S/AS01 is the first vaccine against malaria to undergo pilot implementation, beginning in 2019 and vaccinating 360,000 children per year in Malawi, Ghana, and Kenya. The four-dose vaccine is given as a pri...

    Authors: Griffin J. Bell, Matthew S. Loop, Tisungane Mvalo, Jonathan J. Juliano, Innocent Mofolo, Portia Kamthunzi, Gerald Tegha, Marc Lievens, Jeffrey Bailey, Michael Emch and Irving Hoffman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:910

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Occupational related respiratory diseases arise as a result of the deposition of dust particles in the lungs. Flour milling industries; generate organic dust during industrial processes, such as cleaning, mill...

    Authors: Zemachu Ashuro Lagiso, Worku Tefera Mekonnen, Samson Wakuma Abaya, Abera Kumie Takele and Hailemichael Mulugeta Workneh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:909

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Timely vaccination is key to prevent unnecessary childhood mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases. Despite the substantial efforts to improve vaccination completeness, the effort towards timeliness of vac...

    Authors: Zeleke Abebaw Mekonnen, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye, Martin C. Were and Binyam Tilahun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:908

    Content type: Research article

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  12. It remains unclear how physical activity (PA) interventions need to be designed to reach older adults and to be widely accepted in this target group. The aim of this study was to assess the acceptance of a web...

    Authors: Frauke Wichmann, Claudia R. Pischke, Dorothee Jürgens, Ingrid Darmann-Finck, Frauke Koppelin, Sonia Lippke, Alexander Pauls, Manuela Peters, Claudia Voelcker-Rehage and Saskia Muellmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:907

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Transportation barriers prevent millions of people from accessing health care each year. Health policy innovations such as shared savings payment models (commonly used in accountable care organizations) presen...

    Authors: Mary K. Wolfe and Noreen C. McDonald

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:906

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Controlling sites where mosquitos breed is a key strategy in breaking the cycle of infectious transmission of the dengue virus. Preventive behaviors, such as covering water containers with lids and adding teme...

    Authors: Pathavee Waewwab, Sungsit Sungvornyothin, Rutcharin Potiwat and Kamolnetr Okanurak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:905

    Content type: Research article

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  15. As the mortality attributable to dementia-related diseases in the United States escalates, providing quality and equitable end-of-life care for dementia patients across care settings has become a major public ...

    Authors: Wei Xu, Changshan Wu and Jason Fletcher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:765

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In Ethiopia, stigmatising attitudes towards people living with HIV have reduced over time. This is mainly due to improved HIV knowledge and the expansion of access to HIV care and support services. However, HI...

    Authors: Fisaha Tesfay, Sara Javanparast, Lillian Mwanri and Anna Ziersch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:904

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Injuries are of growing public health concern in China, and the trends of urban-rural injury mortality disparity for the last decade are still being explored. This study aims to analyze trends in injury mortal...

    Authors: Yao Li, Miao Pu, Yaping Wang, Tienan Feng and Chenghua Jiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:903

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Children are often exposed to too much screen time but few studies have explored the use of old and new digital media among young children. This study assesses screen time, including traditional and mobile dev...

    Authors: Daniela Rodrigues, Augusta Gama, Aristides M. Machado-Rodrigues, Helena Nogueira, Maria-Raquel G. Silva, Vítor Rosado-Marques and Cristina Padez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:902

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Hypertension may be influenced by multiple factors, including social and individual determinants. Regional and individual economic disparity in China is closely associated with such factors that may give rise ...

    Authors: Kun Tang, Yu Zhang, Hanyu Wang, Shi Hui Tan, Lin Bai and Yuning Liu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:901

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Lifestyle behaviours are potential risk factors for disease and mortality, but less is known about the association with health in retirement age. The aim of this paper was to study the prevalence, clustering a...

    Authors: Siri H. Storeng, Erik R. Sund and Steinar Krokstad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:900

    Content type: Research article

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  21. PM2.5 pollution has become a major public health concern in urban China. Understanding the residents’ individual perceptions toward haze pollution is critical for policymaking and risk communication. However, the...

    Authors: Qi Chen, Jiayao Zhang, Yan Xu, Hong Sun and Zhen Ding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:899

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Bottom-up approaches to disparity reduction present a departure from traditional service models where health services are traditionally delivered top-down. Raphael, a novel bottom-up social incubator, was deve...

    Authors: Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Jumanah Essa-Hadad and Mary CJ Rudolf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:898

    Content type: Correspondence

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  23. Tuberculosis (TB) elimination requires treatment of millions of persons with latent M. tuberculosis infection (LTBI). LTBI treatment acceptance depends on population-wide TB knowledge and low stigma, but limited ...

    Authors: Peter F. Rebeiro, Mollie J. Cohen, Heather M. Ewing, Marina Cruvinel Figueiredo, Lauren Saag Peetluk, Kleydson B. Andrade, Marshall Eakin, Elizabeth J. Zechmeister and Timothy R. Sterling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:897

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Common mental disorders are the leading cause of workplace absences. While the reasons for this are multifarious, there is little doubt that stigma related to common mental disorder plays a large role in sickn...

    Authors: Nicola S. Gray, Helen Davies and Robert J. Snowden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:896

    Content type: Study protocol

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  25. Our study aimed to explore the associations between psychosocial work exposures, as well as other occupational exposures, and suicide ideation in the French national working population. An additional objective...

    Authors: Isabelle Niedhammer, Maryline Bèque, Jean-François Chastang and Sandrine Bertrais

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:895

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Milk being a suitable medium for bacterial growth, it can serve as a source of bacterial contamination. Pathogenic bacteria in milk pose a serious health threat to humans and constitute about 90% of all dairy-...

    Authors: Gebretsadik Berhe, Araya Gebreyesus Wasihun, Enquebaher Kassaye and Kibrom Gebreselasie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:894

    Content type: Research article

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  27. As a part of the Yunnan Minority Eye Studies, the purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, barriers and visual acuity outcomes of cataract surgery in a multiethnic adult population in rural areas...

    Authors: Wei Shen, Qing Cun, Hua Zhong, Chen-Wei Pan, Jun Li and Qin Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:893

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The risk of infection from respiratory pathogens increases according to the contact rate between the infectious case and susceptible contact, but the definition of adequate contact for transmission is not stan...

    Authors: María Eugenia Castellanos, Sarah Zalwango, Robert Kakaire, Mark H. Ebell, Kevin K. Dobbin, Juliet Sekandi, Noah Kiwanuka and Christopher C. Whalen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:892

    Content type: Research article

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  29. As diet-related diseases have increased over the past decades, large food companies have come under scrutiny for contributing to this public health crisis. In response, the food industry has implemented Corpor...

    Authors: Monique Potvin Kent, Elise Pauzé, Kevin Guo, Arianne Kent and Royce Jean-Louis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:890

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Bipolar disorder (BD) is a common severe mental disorder among homeless people and is associated with an increased risk of disability and mortality from suicide, medical causes (including HIV/AIDS, hepatitis i...

    Authors: Getinet Ayano, Shegaye Shumet, Getachew Tesfaw and Light Tsegay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:731

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Zelalem Belayneh, Birhanie Mekuriaw, Tsegaye Mehare, Seid Shumye and Mekonnen Tsehay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:889

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:689

  32. Tobacco exposure (TE) is the major contributor for CVD mortality, but few published studies on CVD mortality attributable to TE have analyzed the potential reasons underlying long-term trends in China. Our stu...

    Authors: Xiaomei Wu, Bo Zhu, Shuang Xu, Yifei Bi, Yong Liu and Jingpu Shi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:888

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Adequate physical activity (PA) is considered essential in diabetes management. However, evidence on the best method of promoting PA within diabetes care is inconclusive. The current work identifies perception...

    Authors: Thamra S. Alghafri, Saud M. Al Harthi, Fatma Al-Ajmi, Yahya Al-Farsi, Angela M. Craigie, Elaine Bannerman and Annie S. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:887

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Currently, in developed countries, increasing numbers of women and men are delaying childbearing but begin seeking fertility treatment later in life. Some women undergoing infertility treatment develop negativ...

    Authors: Tomoko Adachi, Masayuki Endo and Kazutomo Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:886

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Current recommendations for intensive behavioral interventions for childhood obesity treatment do not account for variable participant attendance, optimal duration of the intervention, mode of delivery (phone ...

    Authors: William J. Heerman, Evan C. Sommer, Ally Qi, Laura E. Burgess, Stephanie J. Mitchell, Lauren R. Samuels, Nina C. Martin and Shari L. Barkin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:885

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Recent analysis of drinking water in South Africa found the presence of ARVs, other pharmaceutical and personal care products. The environmental and human health risk that this presents is daunting. The increa...

    Authors: Pooja Maharaj, Sooraj Baijnath and Panjasaram Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:884

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Adequate supplies of food and food security (FS) are the fundamental aspects of human societies, and considered one of the pivotal factors of individual and social health. The aim of the present study was to a...

    Authors: Helda Tutunchi, Mehrangiz Ebrahimi-Mameghani, Mohammad Asghari-Jafarabadi, Nazila Farrin, Sirous Tabrizi, Elnaz Vaghef-Mehrabany and Alireza Ostadrahimi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:883

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Statistical data on burden of kidney cancer and the relavant risk factors are valuable for policy-making. This study aims to estimate kidney cancer deaths and high body-mass index (BMI) attributable to the dea...

    Authors: Xiaoxue Liu, Yong Yu, Minsheng Wang, Fang Wang, Sumaira Mubarik, Yafeng Wang, Runtang Meng and Chuanhua Yu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:882

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Internationally, systematic screening for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy (STDR) usually includes annual recall. Researchers and policy-makers support extending screening intervals, citing evidence from...

    Authors: P. Byrne, C. Thetford, M. Gabbay, P. Clarke, E. Doncaster and S. P. Harding

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:881

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The dynamic intersection of a pluralistic health system, large informal sector, and poor regulatory environment have provided conditions favourable for ‘corruption’ in the LMICs of south and south-east Asia re...

    Authors: Nahitun Naher, Roksana Hoque, Muhammad Shaikh Hassan, Dina Balabanova, Alayne M. Adams and Syed Masud Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:880

    Content type: Research article

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  41. There is a strong stigma attached to mental disorders preventing those affected from getting psychological help. The consequences of stigma are worse for racial and/or ethnic minorities compared to racial and/...

    Authors: Ozlem Eylem, Leonore de Wit, Annemieke van Straten, Lena Steubl, Zaneta Melissourgaki, Gözde Topgüloğlu Danışman, Ralph de Vries, Ad J. F. M. Kerkhof, Kamaldeep Bhui and Pim Cuijpers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:879

    Content type: Research article

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  42. More than 35% of the Ethiopian population are using drinking water from unimproved sources. As per the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, Ethiopia is aspiring to achieve universal and equitable acc...

    Authors: Getahun Gebre Bogale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:878

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Over 70% of the worlds’ population is infected by Toxoplasma gondii; a pathogen capable of causing cerebral toxoplasmosis in HIV patients and neonatal complications like miscarriage, chorioretinitis, hydrocephalu...

    Authors: Solomon Ngutor Karshima and Magdalene Nguvan Karshima

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:877

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Self-help may reduce the risk of depression, and risk perception of depression may influence initiating self-help. It is unknown how risk perception is associated with self-help behaviours. The objectives of t...

    Authors: Emily Warner, Molly Nannarone, Rachel Smail-Crevier, Douglas Manuel, Bonnie Lashewicz, Scott Patten, Norbert Schmitz, Glenda MacQueen and Jian Li Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:876

    Content type: Research article

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  45. The effect of women’s autonomy in decision-making for fertility control has been highlighted by research. The objective of this study was to analyze the effect of women’s autonomy over decision-making regardin...

    Authors: N. M. Sougou, O. Bassoum, A. Faye and M. M. M. Leye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:872

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Epilepsy is a severe neurological disorder with huge psychological, social, and economic consequences, including premature deaths and loss of productivity. Sub-Saharan Africa carries the highest burden of epil...

    Authors: Joseph Kamgno, Jules B. Tchatchueng-Mbougua, Hugues C. Nana-Djeunga, Lynda Esso, Honorat G. Zouré, Charles D. Mackenzie and Michel Boussinesq

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:871

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common among men worldwide and despite frequently of benign origin, the symptoms often influence quality of life. Most men experiencing LUTS manage their symptoms in pri...

    Authors: Marianne Møldrup Knudsen, Kirubakaran Balasubramaniam, Peter Fentz Haastrup, Dorte Ejg Jarbøl and Sanne Rasmussen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:868

    Content type: Research article

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  48. The prevalence of overweight and obesity among women of childbearing age is considered a public health concern. Few studies have been conducted in the Gaza Strip to determine the magnitude of overweight and ob...

    Authors: Rima Rafiq El Kishawi, Kah Leng Soo, Yehia Awad Abed and Wan Abdul Manan Wan Muda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:864

    Content type: Research article

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  49. Finding reliable information on one of more than 7000 rare diseases is a major challenge for those affected. Since rare diseases are defined only by the prevalence criterion, a multitude of heterogeneous disea...

    Authors: Svenja Litzkendorf, Martin Frank, Ana Babac, Daniel Rosenfeldt, Franziska Schauer, Tobias Hartz and J.-Matthias Graf von der Schulenburg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:860

    Content type: Research article

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