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  1. Despite the importance of self-reporting health in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) control, studies on self-reported sexually transmitted infections (SR-STIs) are scanty, especially in sub-Saharan Afric...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Louis Kobina Dadzie, Justice Kanor Tetteh, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Joshua Okyere, Tarif Salihu, Kenneth Fosu Oteng, Eustace Bugase, Sampson Aboagye Osei, John Elvis Hagan Jr and Thomas Schack

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1884

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Despite concerns about dolutegravir use in pregnancy, most low- and middle-income countries are accelerating the introduction of dolutegravir-based regimens into national antiretroviral treatment programmes. Q...

    Authors: Yussif Alhassan, Adelline Twimukye, Thoko Malaba, Catherine Orrell, Landon Myer, Catriona Waitt, Mohammed Lamorde, Andrew Kambugu, Helen Reynolds, Saye Khoo and Miriam Taegtmeyer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1883

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  3. Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection is a neglected tropical disease affecting approximately 1.5 billion people worldwide. In past decades, most studies focused on STH infection in preschool-aged and scho...

    Authors: Ratee Kache, Nonthapan Phasuk, Parnpen Viriyavejakul and Chuchard Punsawad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1882

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The quality of life of chronically ill individuals, such as hay fever sufferers, is significantly dependent on their health behavior. This survey aimed to explain the health-related behavior of allergic indivi...

    Authors: Anna Muzalyova and Jens O. Brunner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1876

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Under-five mortality in Chad reached a minimum value of 119 deaths per 1000 live births in 2018, compared with a maximum of 250 in 1972. Despite this decline in the  mortality trend, for every six children in ...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Eugene Budu, Ebenezer Kwesi Armah-Ansah, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Collins Adu, John Elvis Hagan Jr and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1873

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The global impact of COVID-19 and the country-specific responses to the pandemic provide an unparalleled opportunity to learn about different patterns of the outbreak and interventions. We model the global pat...

    Authors: David J. Warne, Anthony Ebert, Christopher Drovandi, Wenbiao Hu, Antonietta Mira and Kerrie Mengersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1868

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The current corona virus pandemic is acting as a stressor or trauma, which not only threats physical health status, but also threats mental health status and well-being of people. Currently, COVID-19 pandemic ...

    Authors: Arash Mani, Ali Reza Estedlal, Mahsa Kamali, Seyede Zahra Ghaemi, Leila Zarei, Nasrin Shokrpour, Seyed Taghi Heydari and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1866

    Content type: Research article

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  8. We assessed to what extent HIV self-testing would be incorporated by men who have sex with men (MSM) with previous testing history as their exclusive testing option and describe what actions they would take in...

    Authors: J. Hoyos, J. M. Guerras, K. Koutentakis, L. de la Fuente, J. Pulido, L. Sordo, F. Vallejo and M. J. Belza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1865

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The effects of food insecurity linked to climate change will be exacerbated in subsistence communities that are dependent upon food systems for their livelihoods and sustenance. Place-and community-based forms...

    Authors: Bianca van Bavel, Lea Berrang Ford, Rebecca King, Shuaib Lwasa, Didacus Namanya, Sabastian Twesigomwe, Helen Elsey and Sherilee L. Harper

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1864

    Content type: Research article

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  10. HIV-syphilis co-infection can enhance the rapid progression of early or late latent syphilis to neurosyphilis and can cause catastrophic neurological complications. In studies in Mwanza, syphilis affects ~ 8% ...

    Authors: Adeodatus Haule, Betrand Msemwa, Evarista Mgaya, Peter Masikini and Samuel Kalluvya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1862

    Content type: Research article

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  11. This study was designed to describe the knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding antibiotic use and resistance among medical students in Medellín, Colombia.

    Authors: Luis Felipe Higuita-Gutiérrez, Gustavo Eduardo Roncancio Villamil and Judy Natalia Jiménez Quiceno

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1861

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Intermittent preventive treatment using Sulphadoxine pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) for malaria prevention is recommended for all pregnant women in malaria endemic areas. However, there is limited evidence on the lev...

    Authors: Fatima Mahmud Muhammad, Reza Majdzadeh, Saharnaz Nedjat, Haniye Sadat Sajadi and Mahboubeh Parsaeian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1860

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Indigenous populations globally are continually striving for better health and wellbeing due to experiencing significant health and social inequities. The social determinants of health are important contributo...

    Authors: O. Pearson, K. Schwartzkopff, A. Dawson, C. Hagger, A. Karagi, C. Davy, A. Brown and A. Braunack-Mayer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1859

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Global migration toward Europe is increasing. Providing health assistance to migrants is challenging because numerous barriers limit their accessibility to health services. Migrants may be at a greater risk of...

    Authors: Laura Cacciani, Cristina Canova, Giulia Barbieri, Teresa Dalla Zuanna, Claudia Marino, Barbara Pacelli, Nicola Caranci, Elena Strippoli, Nicolás Zengarini, Anteo Di Napoli, Nera Agabiti and Marina Davoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1858

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The term ‘whole dietary pattern’ can be defined as the quantity, frequency, variety and combination of different foods and drinks typically consumed and a growing body of research supports the role of whole di...

    Authors: Deirdre Timlin, Jacqueline M. McCormack, Maeve Kerr, Laura Keaver and Ellen E. A. Simpson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1857

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Stated principles in government policy documents serve as a set of values outlining how governments intend to work. As such, health planning principles should be reflected in health policy across the cycle of ...

    Authors: Joanne N. Luke, Angeline S. Ferdinand, Yin Paradies, Daniel Chamravi and Margaret Kelaher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1856

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In 2018, Uganda started only 65% of persons with incident tuberculosis on treatment. Pretreatment loss to follow up is an important contributor to suboptimal treatment coverage. We aimed to describe the patien...

    Authors: Stella Zawedde-Muyanja, Achilles Katamba, Adithya Cattamanchi, Barbara Castelnuovo and Yukari C. Manabe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1855

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Family health is an important issue which has attracted researchers from different fields. The present study aimed to validate the Persian version of the Family Health Climate Scale (FHC-Scale).

    Authors: Akram Kharazmi, Jeannine M. Brant, Moosa Sajjadi, Mahdi Moshki and Leila Sadegh Moghadam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1854

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In late January, a worldwide crisis known as COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the WHO. Within only a few weeks, the outbreak took on pandemic proportions, affecting o...

    Authors: Ji Youn Yoo, Samia Valeria Ozorio Dutra, Dany Fanfan, Sarah Sniffen, Hao Wang, Jamile Siddiqui, Hyo-Suk Song, Sung Hwan Bang, Dong Eun Kim, Shihoon Kim and Maureen Groer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1853

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Sickness absence is associated with lower school achievements and early school leaving. The Medical Advice for Sick-reported Students (MASS) intervention is a proactive school-based intervention focused primar...

    Authors: Suzanne J. van den Toren, Carmen B. Franse, Yvonne T. M. Vanneste, Rienke Bannink, Marjolein Lugtenberg, Wico C. Mulder, Marlou L. A. de Kroon, Amy van Grieken and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1851

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Many health literacy instruments focus on reading skills, numeracy and/or information processing aspects only. In the Netherlands, as in other countries, the need for a comprehensive, person-centred measure of...

    Authors: Jany Rademakers, Geeke Waverijn, Mieke Rijken, Richard Osborne and Monique Heijmans

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1850

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Optimisation processes have the potential to rapidly improve the impact of health interventions. Optimisation can be defined as a deliberate, iterative and data-driven process to improve a health intervention and...

    Authors: Sam McCrabb, Kaitlin Mooney, Benjamin Elton, Alice Grady, Sze Lin Yoong and Luke Wolfenden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1849

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a global human rights violation and a public health problem. The phenomenon is linked to adverse health effects for women and children. Mothers of young childre...

    Authors: Emmanuel Chilanga, Delphine Collin-Vezina, Mohammad Nuruzzaman Khan and Liam Riley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1848

    Content type: Research article

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  24. In South Africa almost 2 million women work informally. Informal work is characterised by poor job security, low earnings, and unsafe working conditions, with high rates of poverty and food insecurity. The per...

    Authors: Silondile Luthuli, Lyn Haskins, Sphindile Mapumulo, Nigel Rollins and Christiane Horwood

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1847

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Acceptability is a critical requisite in establishing feasibility when planning a larger effectiveness trial. This study assessed the acceptability of conducting a feasibility randomized clinical trial of a 20...

    Authors: Larissa Jennings Mayo-Wilson, Jessica Coleman, Fatmata Timbo, Carl Latkin, Elizabeth R. Torres Brown, Anthony I. Butler, Donaldson F. Conserve and Nancy E. Glass

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1846

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer as well as other sexual/gender minorities (LGBTQ+) persons have higher rates of suicidal ideation and behavior compared to their non-LGBTQ+ peers, particularly ...

    Authors: Stefanie Kirchner, Benedikt Till, Martin Plöderl and Thomas Niederkrotenthaler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1845

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Although social capital has been shown to be one of the important social determinants of health, the association between social trust and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not clear yet. We aimed to ...

    Authors: Seo Eun Hwang, Seulggie Choi, Kyuwoong Kim, Jong-Koo Lee, Juhwan Oh and Sang Min Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1844

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  28. Hypertension (HTN) is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, and its prevalence has been rising in low- and middle-income countries. The current study describes HTN prevalence in central Mozambique, ...

    Authors: Mika Matsuzaki, Kenneth Sherr, Orvalho Augusto, Yoshito Kawakatsu, Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, Falume Chale, Alfredo Covele, Nelia Manaca, Alberto Muanido, Bradley H. Wagenaar, Ana O. Mocumbi and Sarah Gimbel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1843

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1924

  29. Many studies have examined the impact of social insurance on health, but the results have generally been mixed, presumably because they have not fully addressed potential biases related to the study’s cross-se...

    Authors: Xinxin Ma and Takashi Oshio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1842

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  30. Mental health disorders such as high levels of anxiety, isolation, depression and suicide ideation reported among young people living with HIV (10–24 years;YPLHIV) contribute significantly to poor medication a...

    Authors: Emeka F. Okonji, Ferdinand C. Mukumbang, Zaida Orth, Shelley A. Vickerman-Delport and Brian Van Wyk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1841

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  31. In Guinea, high fertility among adolescents and young women in urban areas remains a public health concern. This study describes trends in contraceptive use, unmet need, and factors associated with the use of ...

    Authors: Sidikiba Sidibé, Alexandre Delamou, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Nafissatou Dioubaté, Hawa Manet, Alison M. El Ayadi, Lenka Benova and Seni Kouanda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1840

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  32. Over 20 million preschool-age children (PSAC) in Nigeria require periodic chemotherapy (PC) for soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. Persistently low coverage for this age group threatens the World Heal...

    Authors: Paul Eze, Ujunwa Justina Agu, Chioma Lynda Aniebo, Sergius Alex Agu and Lucky Osaheni Lawani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1839

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  33. In 2016, Namibia had ~ 230,000 people living with HIV (PLHIV) and 9154 new tuberculosis (TB) cases, including 3410 (38%) co-infected cases. TB preventative therapy (TPT), consisting of intensive case finding a...

    Authors: Clay Roscoe, Chris Lockhart, Michael de Klerk, Andrew Baughman, Simon Agolory, Michael Gawanab, Heather Menzies, Anna Jonas, Natanael Salomo, Negussie Taffa, David Lowrance, Katherine Robsky, Deanna Tollefson, Eric Pevzner, Ndapewa Hamunime, Farai Mavhunga…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1838

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  34. Complete childhood vaccination remains poor in Sub-Saharan Africa, despite major improvement in childhood vaccination coverage worldwide. Globally, an estimated 2.5 million children die annually from vaccine-p...

    Authors: Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Koku Sisay Tamirat and Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1837

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  35. Regardless of the disease burden of human papillomavirus (HPV), the vaccine has not been included in the Indonesia National Immunization Program. Since 2017 there was a demonstration program of the HPV vaccina...

    Authors: Mei Neni Sitaresmi, Nisrina Maulida Rozanti, Lamria Besty Simangunsong and Abdul Wahab

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1836

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  36. The purpose of the present study is to showcase the image of Sexual Violence (SV) temporal trends through exploring differences in its prevalence rates during 1990–2017 across 195 countries and territories.

    Authors: Nasrin Borumandnia, Naghmeh Khadembashi, Mohammad Tabatabaei and Hamid Alavi Majd

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1835

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

    Authors: Guillermo Salinas-Escudero, María Fernanda Carrillo-Vega, Víctor Granados-García, Silvia Martínez-Valverde, Filiberto Toledano-Toledano and Juan Garduño-Espinosa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1831

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1616

  38. Older adults with diabetes take fewer steps per day than those without diabetes. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the association of daily step count with incident diabetes in community-dwel...

    Authors: Marcel Ballin, Peter Nordström, Johan Niklasson, Antti Alamäki, Joan Condell, Salvatore Tedesco and Anna Nordström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1830

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  39. The major population vulnerable to hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is children aged less than 5 years, particularly those who are cared for at day care centers (DCCs). This study aimed to assess the associ...

    Authors: Pussadee Laor, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Siriyaporn Khunthason, Vivat Keawdounglek, Suntorn Sudsandee, Krailak Fakkaew and Weerayuth Siriratruengsuk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1829

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  40. The prevalence of metabolic syndrome continues to rise sharply worldwide, seriously threatening people’s health. The optimal model can be used to identify people at high risk of metabolic syndrome as early as ...

    Authors: Jie Wang, Chao Li, Jing Li, Sheng Qin, Chunlei Liu, Jiaojiao Wang, Zhe Chen, Jianhui Wu and Guoli Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1828

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  41. Non-clinical health interventions provided by the voluntary and community sector can improve patients’ health and well-being and reduce pressure on primary and secondary care, but only if patients adhere to th...

    Authors: Veronika Golubinski, Eva-Maria Wild, Vera Winter and Jonas Schreyögg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1827

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  42. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has resulted in changes to the working arrangements of millions of employees who are now based at home and may continue to work at home, in some capacity, for the foreseeabl...

    Authors: Jodi Oakman, Natasha Kinsman, Rwth Stuckey, Melissa Graham and Victoria Weale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1825

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  43. Crop residue burning adversely affects air quality and consequently human health. India, being one of the largest agro-economies of the world, produces around 500 Million tonnes of crop residue annually most o...

    Authors: Tanwi Trushna, Vishal Diwan, Subroto Shambhu Nandi, Satish Bhagwatrao Aher, Rajnarayan R. Tiwari and Yogesh Damodar Sabde

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1824

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. In recent years, social differences in overweight and obesity (OWOB) have become more pronounced. Health impact assessments provide population-level scenario evaluations of changes in disease prevalence and ri...

    Authors: Anne Mette Bender, Jan Sørensen, Finn Diderichsen and Henrik Brønnum-Hansen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1823

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  45. The importance of socioeconomic status for survival in cirrhosis patients is more or less pronounced within different populations, most likely due to cultural and regional differences combined with dissimilari...

    Authors: Juan Vaz, Ulf Strömberg, Berne Eriksson, David Buchebner and Patrik Midlöv

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1820

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  46. Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has become a pandemic. The knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) of the public play a major role in the prevention and control of infectious diseases. The objective of the pr...

    Authors: Huiming Gao, Rujun Hu, Ling Yin, Xiaoli Yuan, Hao Tang, Lan Luo, Mei Chen, Di Huang, Ying Wang, Anyong Yu and Zhixia Jiang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1816

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  47. After the outbreak of Coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei, in 2019, the disease rapidly spread to other parts of China as well as outside of China. Since the pandemic outbreak, the general public has been responsive t...

    Authors: Xiaolei Hu, Xuejun Li, Yang Lü, Jing Tang, Hai Rong Li and Min Tang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1815

    Content type: Research article

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  48. Many countries around the world have adopted social distancing as one of the public health measures to reduce COVID-19 transmissions in the community. Such measures could have negative effects on the mental he...

    Authors: Gary Cheung, Claudia Rivera-Rodriguez, Adrian Martinez-Ruiz, Etuini Ma’u, Brigid Ryan, Vanessa Burholt, Ange Bissielo and Brigette Meehan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1814

    Content type: Study protocol

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