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  1. Antenatal care (ANC) services are critical for maternal health but Nigeria performs poorly in ANC utilisation compared to other countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This study aimed to assess socioeconomic inequal...

    Authors: Chijioke O. Nwosu and John E. Ataguba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1493

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  2. Refugees are particularly vulnerable to poor mental health outcomes due to exposure to pre migration trauma and post migration stressors. Research has demonstrated evidence to suggest that the professional hel...

    Authors: Shameran Slewa-Younan, Pilar Rioseco, Maria Gabriela Uribe Guajardo and Jonathan Mond

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1485

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  3. The incidence of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) varies over space and time and this variability is related to climate and social-economic factors. Majority of studies on HFMD were carried out in humid reg...

    Authors: Jie Li, Xiangxue Zhang, Li Wang, Chengdong Xu, Gexin Xiao, Ran Wang, Fang Zheng and Fang Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1482

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  4. Chronic stress in childhood may increase the risk of overweight and obesity in young people. Erik Hemmingsson has suggested a new obesity causation model which focuses on psychosocial stress.

    Authors: Per Hoegh Poulsen, Karin Biering, Trine Nøhr Winding, Ellen Aagaard Nohr, Liselotte Vogdrup Petersen, Stanley J. Ulijaszek and Johan Hviid Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1475

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  5. Emerging research on the use of new technology suggests that internet use is generally associated with high levels of efficiency among older adults in the following areas: quality of life, mood, positive psych...

    Authors: Yean Wang, Huan Zhang, Tong Feng and Hongyang Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1474

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  6. Men who inject drugs (MWIDs) comprise the highest percentage of diagnosed HIV cases in Malaysia. Their female partners risk being infected through unprotected sexual contact. This paper reports the prevalence ...

    Authors: Rosliza Abdul Manaf, Nigel Dickson, Sarah Lovell and Faisal Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1473

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  7. Globally, the magnitude of maternal mortality is the major public health problem. Nearly all (99%) of maternal deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. Of which 66% occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Instit...

    Authors: Eskezaiw Abebe, Abdu Seid, Getnet Gedefaw, Zelalem T. Haile and Gillian Ice

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1472

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  8. The recently increased access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) in South Africa has placed additional strain on human and infrastructure resources of the public health sector. Capacity from private-sector Genera...

    Authors: Idah Mokhele, Sello Mashamaite, Pappie Majuba, Thembi Xulu, Lawrence Long and Dorina Onoya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1471

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  9. The quality of the family environment—in particular, the kind of parenting children receive in their early years—plays a critical role in influencing children’s growth and development. To facilitate the develo...

    Authors: Yue Zhang, Matthew Sanders, Weiwei Feng, He Tang, Huishan Wang, Xi Jin, Jieling Wu, Guangwen Huang, Jin Sun, Yan Luo, Lanqiu Lv, Shuangqin Yan, Dongmei Zhao, Lijuan Mu, Dongmei Yan, Hong Wang…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1470

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  10. While some experts have emphasised the potential for e-cigarettes to facilitate cessation among smokers with low socioeconomic status (SES), there is limited evidence of their likely equity impact. We assessed...

    Authors: Mark Lucherini, Sarah Hill and Katherine Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1469

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  11. It has been suggested that poor health has influenced vote for Brexit and the US presidential election. No such research has been published regarding the 2017 French presidential election.

    Authors: Jean-David Zeitoun, Matthieu Faron, Sophie de Vaugrigneuse and Jérémie H. Lefèvre

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1468

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  12. Malaria and tetanus infections among pregnant women represent two major public health problems in sub-Saharan Africa. Optimum use of Intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrim...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Komlan Kota, Amos Buh and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1467

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  13. Tobacco is a leading preventable cause of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Studies characterizing the prevalence of tobacco use in low-income countries are lacking. This study describes the prevalence of toba...

    Authors: Bruno Bonnechère, Kadari Cissé, Tiéba Millogo, Gautier H. Ouédraogo, Franck Garanet, Mariam A. Ouedraogo, Gabriela Boyle, Sékou Samadoulougou, Seni Kouanda and Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1466

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  14. Ischemic heart disease (IHD) is one of the leading causes of deaths worldwide and causes a tremendous disease burden. Temperature is an important environmental determinant among the many risk factors for IHD. ...

    Authors: Jing Huang, Qiang Zeng, Xiaochuan Pan, Xinbiao Guo and Guoxing Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1465

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  15. Chronic heart failure patients typically suffer from tremendous strain and are managed mainly in primary care. New care concepts adapted to the severity of heart failure are a challenge and need to consider he...

    Authors: Sigrid Boczor, Anne Daubmann, Marion Eisele, Eva Blozik and Martin Scherer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1464

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  16. There is a worldwide shortage of donor organs for transplantation. To overcome this, several countries have introduced an opt-out donor consent system. This system, soon planned for Scotland and England means ...

    Authors: Jordan Miller, Sinéad Currie and Ronan E. O’Carroll

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1463

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  17. The number of interventions to support parents is growing. The level of evidence regarding these intervention varies. In this paper we describe a study that aims to assess the effectiveness of specific ‘elemen...

    Authors: Dafna A. Windhorst, Yuan Fang, Irene N. Fierloos, Matty R. Crone, Krista Van Mourik, Harrie Jonkman, Clemens M. H. Hosman, Wilma Jansen and Hein Raat

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1462

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. Positive mental health may support healthy development in childhood, although few studies have investigated this at a population level. We aimed to construct a measure of mental health competence (MHC), a skil...

    Authors: Steven Hope, Emeline Rougeaux, Jessica Deighton, Catherine Law and Anna Pearce

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1461

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  19. Monitoring inequalities in chronic disease prevalence and their preventive care can help build effective strategies to improve health equality. Using hypertension and diabetes as a model, this study measures a...

    Authors: Sha Lai, Chi Shen, Xiaowei Yang, Xiaolong Zhang, Yongjian Xu, Qian Li, Jianmin Gao and Zhongliang Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1460

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  20. Urbanization and aging are global phenomena that offer unique challenges in different countries. A supportive environment plays an important role in addressing the issues of health behavioral change and health...

    Authors: Zhi-jian Wu, Yanliqing Song, Hou-lei Wang, Fan Zhang, Fang-hui Li and Zhu-ying Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1459

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  21. The overweight/obesity epidemic is a public health issue in the United States (US), that disproportionately affect certain racial/ethnic minority groups. Perceived discrimination has been implicated as a healt...

    Authors: Adolfo G. Cuevas, Kasim Ortiz and Yusuf Ransome

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1458

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  22. The optimal dietary pattern for reducing the extent of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has not been well established yet. The aim of this study was to evaluate dietary patterns and adherence to WHO healthy diet in c...

    Authors: Parvin Mirmiran, Maryam Ziadlou, Sara Karimi, Firoozeh Hosseini-Esfahani and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1457

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  23. Pesticides remain the mainstay for the control of agricultural pests and disease vectors. However, their indiscriminate use in agriculture has led to development of resistance to both crop pests and disease ve...

    Authors: Anitha Philbert, Sylvester Leonard Lyantagaye and Gamba Nkwengulila

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1456

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  24. The development of school-based programs for preventing adolescent sexual harassment often lacks an evidence-based approach and use of proper theories. Appropriate stakeholders are often not involved in the de...

    Authors: Gaby P. A. de Lijster, Gerjo Kok and Paul L. Kocken

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1455

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  25. Cervical cancer is the third most common cancer affecting women around the world in which the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the one of the recognized causative agent affecting women health. In response to this...

    Authors: Maiza Tusimin, Chek Lo Yee, Nur Zarifah Syahmi Abdul Razak, Mohamad Izwan Zainol, Halimatus Sakdiah Minhat and Zulida Rejali

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1454

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  26. Health care workers have a high risk of occupational exposure. However, the risk of occupational exposure for pediatric health care workers has not been acknowledged in previous studies. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: Yuanshuo Ma, Xin Ni, Yu Shi, Chunmei Yan, Lei Shi, Zhe Li, Xiangxu Gao, Dinan Wang, Xi Yang, Lihua Fan and Yongchen Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1453

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  27. Physical inactivity is a crucial risk factor for the development of chronic health issues, which have a high incidence among Arabs living in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The Qatar Stepwise Sur...

    Authors: Ghadir Fakhri Aljayyousi, Maher Abu Munshar, Farid Al-Salim and El Rayah Osman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1452

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  28. Dog ownership is suggested to improve mental well-being, although empirical evidence among community dog owners is limited. This study examined changes in human mental well-being following dog acquisition, inc...

    Authors: Lauren Powell, Kate M. Edwards, Paul McGreevy, Adrian Bauman, Anthony Podberscek, Brendon Neilly, Catherine Sherrington and Emmanuel Stamatakis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1428

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  29. Adolescent alcohol consumption is an issue of ongoing concern and programs targeting parents have been identified as an important component in minimizing and preventing alcohol related harm in adolescents. Thi...

    Authors: Erin Hurley, Timo Dietrich and Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1451

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  30. In France during the last 15 years, precariousness among women has increased. In breast cancer, precariousness has been associated with an increase in mortality, but the links between precariousness, stage at ...

    Authors: Charlotte Ngô, Aurélia Dinut, Audrey Bochaton, Hélène Charreire, Caroline Desprès, Sandrine Baffert, Fabrice Lécuru and Gilles Chatellier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1450

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  31. Road traffic injuries (RTIs) have been one of the most critical public health problems in Thailand for decades. The objective of this study was to examine to what extent provincial economy was associated with ...

    Authors: Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, Vorasith Sornsrivichai, Supon Limwattananon and Panithee Thammawijaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1449

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  32. Very few postpartum women want to become pregnant within the next 2 years, but approximately 60% of postpartum women in low- and middle-income countries are not using contraceptive methods. The World Health Or...

    Authors: Linnea A. Zimmerman, Yuanyuan Yi, Mahari Yihdego, Solomon Abrha, Solomon Shiferaw, Assefa Seme and Saifuddin Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1448

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  33. The health selection hypothesis suggests that poor health leads to low educational attainment during the life course. Adolescence is an important period as poor health might prevent students from making the be...

    Authors: Henrik Dobewall, Pirjo Lindfors, Sakari Karvonen, Leena Koivusilta, Mari-Pauliina Vainikainen, Risto Hotulainen and Arja Rimpelä

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1447

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  34. Standardized, research-based strategies to guide the implementation and evaluate the effects of housing adaptations (HA) on client outcomes are rare. We hypothesized that, compared to ordinary practice, a stan...

    Authors: A. Malmgren Fänge, G. Carlsson, A. Axmon, B. Thordardottir, C. Chiatti, M. H. Nilsson and L. Ekstam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1446

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  35. In the winter of 2016–2017, the number of deaths recorded in the north-west Europe was significantly higher than that in previous years. This spike in mortality was attributed principally to an influenza epide...

    Authors: Rossella Murtas and Antonio Giampiero Russo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1445

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  36. Globally, about 1000 people die and close to 860,000 people sustain injury at work daily. Injury prevention and control require contextual evidence, although most studies in Uganda have focused on general caus...

    Authors: Arthur Kiconco, Nathan Ruhinda, Abdullah Ali Halage, Stephen Watya, William Bazeyo, John C. Ssempebwa and Joseph Byonanebye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1444

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  37. In Ethiopia, malaria infections and other complications during pregnancy contribute to the high burden of maternal morbidity and mortality. Preventive measures are available, however little is known about the ...

    Authors: Mariame Ouedraogo, Jaameeta Kurji, Lakew Abebe, Ronald Labonté, Sudhakar Morankar, Kunuz Haji Bedru, Gebeyehu Bulcha, Muluemebet Abera, Beth K. Potter, Marie-Hélène Roy-Gagnon and Manisha A. Kulkarni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1443

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  38. This study explored the relationship between community social capital and cognitive impairment, with a focus on the buffering role of community social capital in the association between educational disadvantag...

    Authors: Hiroshi Murayama, Fumiko Miyamae, Chiaki Ura, Naoko Sakuma, Mika Sugiyama, Hiroki Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Okamura and Shuichi Awata

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1442

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  39. Home-based HIV testing and counselling (HB-HTC) is frequently used to increase awareness of HIV status in sub-Saharan Africa. Whereas acceptance of HB-HTC is usually high, testing coverage may remain low due t...

    Authors: Niklaus Daniel Labhardt, Isaac Ringera, Thabo Ishmael Lejone, Alain Amstutz, Thomas Klimkait, Josephine Muhairwe and Tracy Renee Glass

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1441

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  40. Studies indicate an effect of smoking toward abdominal obesity, but few assess hip and waist circumferences (HC and WC) independently. The present study aimed to assess the associations of smoking status and v...

    Authors: Sidsel Graff-Iversen, Stephen Hewitt, Lisa Forsén, Liv Grøtvedt and Inger Ariansen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1439

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  41. Although public-private partnerships have become common in the health sector, the evidence supporting their effectiveness is limited, and when the products or services provided by the private partner are harmf...

    Authors: Lucy A. Parker, Gustavo A. Zaragoza and Ildefonso Hernández-Aguado

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1438

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  42. The period from birth to two years is the “critical window” for achieving optimal growth and development. An inadequate quality and quantities of complementary foods, poor child-feeding practices and infection...

    Authors: Gulshan Ara, Kazi Istiaque Sanin, Mansura Khanam, Shafiqul Alam Sarker, Sihan Sadat Khan, Mahfuza Rifat, Imran Ahmed Chowdhury, Sufia Askari, Kaosar Afsana and Tahmeed Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1437

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  43. Connected health devices and applications (referred to hereafter as “SDApps” - Smart devices and applications) are being portrayed as a new way for prevention, with the promise of accessibility, effectiveness ...

    Authors: Olivier Aromatario, Aurélie Van Hoye, Anne Vuillemin, Aude-Marie Foucaut, Jeanine Pommier and Linda Cambon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1435

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  44. Everyday activities, such as walking or cycling, may be a feasible and practical way to integrate physical activity into everyday life. Walking and cycling for transport or recreation in the area local to a pe...

    Authors: Eleanor F. J. Powers, Jenna Panter, David Ogilvie and Louise Foley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1434

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  45. Maintaining quality of vaccines is one of the main challenges of immunization programs in Ethiopia. The objective of this study is to assess the factor affecting vaccine cold chain management practice in immuniza...

    Authors: Hewan Adam Bogale, Abebe Feyissa Amhare and Alemtsehay Adam Bogale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1433

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  46. With the rise in prevalence of childhood tuberculosis (TB) globally, contact tracing should be a powerful strategy for early diagnosis and management, especially in children who are household contacts of activ...

    Authors: Noor Atika Azit, Aniza Ismail, Norfazilah Ahmad, Rohani Ismail and Shuhaily Ishak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1432

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  47. The phenomenon of the increasing number of ageing people in the world is arguably the most significant economic, health and social challenge that we face today. Additionally, one of the major epidemiologic tre...

    Authors: Petra Maresova, Ehsan Javanmardi, Sabina Barakovic, Jasmina Barakovic Husic, Signe Tomsone, Ondrej Krejcar and Kamil Kuca

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1431

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  48. Early prevention is a promising strategy for reducing obesity in childhood, and Early Years settings are ideal venues for interventions. This work evaluated an educational intervention with the primary aim of ...

    Authors: Alison Hodgkinson, Janice Abbott, Margaret A. Hurley, Nicola Lowe and Pamela Qualter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1430

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