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  1. Iodine deficiency disorder is a significant public health problem, affecting both developed and developing nations worldwide. It is associated with poor body growth and irreversible mental retardation. However...

    Authors: Yigizie Yeshaw, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew and Ayenew Kassie Tesema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1421

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Globally, HIV/AIDS remains a significant public health issue particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Media exposure plays a significant role in raising community knowledge about HIV. Therefore, this study aimed to...

    Authors: Chilot Desta Agegnehu and Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1420

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Patient journeys for hypertensive individuals after detection at screening have not been well examined in a general population. Thus, we aimed to assess the medical treatment status and subsequent longitudinal...

    Authors: Shingo Fukuma, Tatsuyoshi Ikenoue, Yoshiyuki Saito, Yukari Yamada, Yusuke Saigusa, Toshihiro Misumi and Masataka Taguri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1419

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  4. In recent years, research on health literacy has become increasingly focused on the health care system and public health. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate health literacy and analyse the risk fa...

    Authors: Xin Mei, Qing Zhong, Gong Chen, Yuanxia Huang and Junlin Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1417

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Diabetes mellitus is a common chronic disease and a severe public health issue. The incidence trends for type 1 diabetes (TIDM) and type 2 diabetes (T2DM) have rarely been studied on a global scale. We aimed t...

    Authors: Jinli Liu, Zhen-Hu Ren, Hua Qiang, Jine Wu, Mingwang Shen, Lei Zhang and Jun Lyu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1415

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Tehran, the 22nd most populous city in the world, has the highest mortality rate due to respiratory system diseases (RSDs) in Iran. This study aimed to investigate spatiotemporal patterns of mortality due to t...

    Authors: Elahe Pishgar, Zohre Fanni, Jamileh Tavakkolinia, Alireza Mohammadi, Behzad Kiani and Robert Bergquist

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1414

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Road traffic fatalities (RTF) is the 8th cause of mortality around the world. At the end of the Decade of Action, it would be of utmost importance to revisit our knowledge on the determinants of RTF. The aim o...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Rahmanian Haghighi, Mohammad Sayari, Sulmaz Ghahramani and Kamran Bagheri Lankarani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1413

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Home visits by paraprofessional community health workers (CHWs) has been shown to improve maternal and child health outcomes in research studies in many countries. Yet, when these are scaled or replicated, eff...

    Authors: Karl W. le Roux, Ellen Almirol, Panteha Hayati Rezvan, Ingrid M. le Roux, Nokwanele Mbewu, Elaine Dippenaar, Linnea Stansert-Katzen, Venetia Baker, Mark Tomlinson and M. J. Rotheram-Borus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1404

    Content type: Research article

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  9. National Health Service Health Checks were introduced in 2009 to reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks and events. Since then, national evaluations have highlighted the need to maximise the programme’s imp...

    Authors: Lou Atkins, Chryssa Stefanidou, Tim Chadborn, Katherine Thompson, Susan Michie and Fabi Lorencatto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1359

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Alanna M. Chamberlain, Lila J. Finney Rutten, Patrick M. Wilson, Chun Fan, Cynthia M. Boyd, Debra J. Jacobson, Walter A. Rocca and Jennifer L. St Sauver

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1412

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:13

  11. The aim of this study was to investigate if attitudes or behavioral beliefs about antiretroviral therapy (ART) influence ART adherence intention among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Zambia.

    Authors: Jerry John Nutor, Jaime C. Slaughter-Acey, Shannon P. Marquez, Rose Ann DiMaria-Ghalili, Florence Momplaisir, Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji and Loretta S. Jemmott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1410

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Tuberculosis (TB) patients in Uganda incur large costs related to the illness, and while seeking and receiving health care. Such costs create access and adherence barriers which affect health outcomes and incr...

    Authors: Winters Muttamba, Racheal Tumwebaze, Levicatus Mugenyi, Charles Batte, Rogers Sekibira, Abel Nkolo, Achilles Katamba, Simon Kasasa, Robert Kaos Majwala, Stavia Turyahabwe, Frank Mugabe, Kaggwa Mugagga, Peter Lochoro, Seyoum Dejene, Estella Birabwa, Claudio Marra…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1409

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  13. Intimate partner violence (IPV) affects one in every three women globally. Previous studies have revealed that women’s experiences of different forms of IPV are significantly associated with a higher rate of u...

    Authors: Tenaw Yimer Tiruye, Melissa L. Harris, Catherine Chojenta, Elizabeth Holliday and Deborah Loxton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1408

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  14. Poor access to immunisation services remains a major barrier to achieving equity and expanding vaccination coverage in many sub-Saharan African countries. In Kenya, the extent to which spatial access affects i...

    Authors: Noel K. Joseph, Peter M. Macharia, Paul O. Ouma, Jeremiah Mumo, Rose Jalang’o, Peter W. Wagacha, Victor O. Achieng, Eunice Ndung’u, Peter Okoth, Maria Muñiz, Yaniss Guigoz, Rocco Panciera, Nicolas Ray and Emelda A. Okiro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1407

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. Self-collection testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) is an alternative form of cervical cancer screening that can be completed...

    Authors: Anna Gottschlich, Alvaro Rivera-Andrade, Kristin Bevilacqua, Audrey R. Murchland, Ergest Isak, Christian S. Alvarez, Gina Ogilvie, Thomas E. Carey, Mark Prince, Michael Dean, Carlos Mendoza-Montano and Rafael Meza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1406

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  16. The 2018 edition of the National Essential drugs List came into effect in September 2018. Relevant policies require that all primary medical and health institutions should supply national essential drugs, whil...

    Authors: Zuojun Dong, Qiucheng Tao and Guojun Sun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1405

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Despite increased prevention efforts, HIV remains the leading cause of death among adolescent girls and young women in South Africa. Although research indicates important determinants of HIV acquisition at the...

    Authors: Wendee M. Wechsberg, Felicia A. Browne, Jacqueline Ndirangu, Courtney Peasant Bonner, Alexandra M. Minnis, Laura Nyblade, Ilene S. Speizer, Brittni N. Howard, Bronwyn Myers and Khatija Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1403

    Content type: Study protocol

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  18. The association between long-term exposure to air pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide (NO2), carbon monoxide (CO), sulfur dioxide (SO2), ozone (O3), and particulate matter 10 μm or less in diameter (PM10), and...

    Authors: Jeongeun Hwang, Jinhee Kwon, Hahn Yi, Hyun-Jin Bae, Miso Jang and Namkug Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1402

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Numerous studies have clarified that family socioeconomic status (SES) is positively associated with health. However, the mechanism of family SES on health needs to be further investigated from a social epidem...

    Authors: Ying Ji, Qingping Yun, Xuewen Jiang and Chun Chang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1401

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Whether physical activity can reduce cardiometabolic risk particularly in understudied populations such as US Hispanics/Latinos is of public health interest. We prospectively examined the association of physic...

    Authors: Yasmin Mossavar-Rahmani, Simin Hua, Qibin Qi, Garrett Strizich, Daniela Sotres-Alvarez, Gregory A. Talavera, Kelly R. Evenson, Marc D. Gellman, Mark Stoutenberg, Sheila F. Castañeda, Linda C. Gallo, Krista M. Perreira, Lisa A. P. Sanchez-Johnsen and Robert C. Kaplan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1400

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  21. Social diversity can affect healthcare outcomes in situations when access to healthcare is limited for specific groups. Although the principle of equality is one of the central topics on the agenda of the Euro...

    Authors: Marcin Orzechowski, Marianne Nowak, Katarzyna Bielińska, Anna Chowaniec, Robert Doričić, Mojca Ramšak, Paweł Łuków, Amir Muzur, Zvonka Zupanič-Slavec and Florian Steger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1399

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  22. Whilst an acute bout of exercise has been shown to enhance subsequent cognition, including in adolescents, the effects of team games (of which Football is the most popular) has received little attention. There...

    Authors: Ryan A. Williams, Simon B. Cooper, Karah J. Dring, Lorna Hatch, John G. Morris, Caroline Sunderland and Mary E. Nevill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1398

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  23. Trend data on hypertension prevalence and attainment indicators at each step of the care cascade (awareness, treatment, control) are required in Chile. This study aims to quantify trends (2003–2017) in prevale...

    Authors: Álvaro Passi-Solar, Paula Margozzini, Jennifer S. Mindell, Milagros Ruiz, Carlos A. Valencia-Hernandez and Shaun Scholes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1397

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Uganda has one of the highest burdens of cervical cancer globally. In 2010 the Ugandan Ministry of Health launched the Strategic Plan for Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control with the hope of developing cerv...

    Authors: James Henry Obol, Reema Harrison, Sophia Lin, Mark James Obwolo and Robyn Richmond

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1396

    Content type: Research article

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  25. COVID-19 poses the greatest challenge for the entire world since the Second World War. Governments are forced to define strict measures to avoid the spreading of the virus, which may further impose psychologic...

    Authors: Claudia Traunmüller, Rene Stefitz, Kerstin Gaisbachgrabner and Andreas Schwerdtfeger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1395

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Sexual risk behaviors are defined as sexual activities that may make an individual liable to the risk of sexually transmitted infections including Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and unplanned pregnancies. ...

    Authors: Terefe keto, Ayele Tilahun and Aklilu Mamo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1394

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Hearing loss and tinnitus are global concerns that can be reduced through hearing protection behaviors (e.g., earplug use). Little is known about the effectiveness of interventions to increase hearing protecti...

    Authors: Michael T. Loughran, Stephanie Lyons, Christopher J. Plack and Christopher J. Armitage

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1376

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Seine-Saint-Denis is a deprived departement (French administrative unit) in the North-East of Paris, France, hosting the majority of South Asian migrants in France. In recent years, the number of migrants from...

    Authors: Johann Cailhol and Nichola Khan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1393

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  29. Growth retardation is a common health problem, which requires early prevention and detection. This study was conducted to define the approximate age at which stunting starts among the Iranian boys and girls.

    Authors: Mohammad Javad Fatemi, Mostafa Dianatinasab, Golnaz Sharifnia, Hossein Moravej and Mohammad Fararouei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1392

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  30. There is limited data available on the long-term mental health impact of Ebola virus disease (EVD) on survivors despite the disease experience of survivors meeting the criteria of a traumatic event as defined ...

    Authors: Abdulai Jawo Bah, Peter Bai James, Nuhu Bah, Amara Bangali Sesay, Stephen Sevalie and Joseph Sam Kanu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1391

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  31. Despite available information on trends in behavioral factors for Brazil and Argentina, little is known about the association of these trends with mortality. Understanding this association is important to avoi...

    Authors: Leonardo Pozza Santos, Fernanda de Oliveira Meller, Valeria Romina Amann and Antônio Augusto Schäfer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1390

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  32. Effective and scalable behaviour change interventions to increase use of existing toilets in low income settings are under debate. We tested the effect of a novel intervention, the ‘5 Star Toilet’ campaign, on...

    Authors: Wolf-Peter Schmidt, Kavita Chauhan, Priya Bhavsar, Sandul Yasobant, Vaibhav Patwardhan, Robert Aunger, Dileep Mavalankar, Deepak Saxena and Val Curtis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1389

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Ensuring public health is crucial in any policy debate on climate change. Paris Agreement on climate change is a global contract, through which countries have committed themselves to a public health treaty. Th...

    Authors: Arefeh Mousavi, Ali Ardalan, Amirhossein Takian, Abbas Ostadtaghizadeh, Kazem Naddafi and Alireza Massah Bavani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1388

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  34. Electronic health (eHealth) interventions are promising in HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM), given a high rate of the Internet use in this populat...

    Authors: Long Hoang Nguyen, Huong Lan Thi Nguyen, Mattias Larsson, Bach Xuan Tran, Mart L. Stein, Luis E. C. Rocha and Susanne Strömdahl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1387

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  35. China is becoming an aging society at the fastest pace in history, and there are a large number of empty nesters in the country. With economic and social development, internal support systems among families ar...

    Authors: Xinran Sun, Wenxin Yan, Hao Zhou, Zhaoqing Wang, Xueying Zhang, Shuang Huang and Li Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1386

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  36. In El Salvador, Aedes aegypti mosquitoes transmitting Zika and other arboviruses use water storage containers as important oviposition sites. Promotion of water storage container cleaning is a key element of prev...

    Authors: Elli Leontsini, Sean Maloney, Margarita Ramírez, Eric Rodriguez, Tilly Gurman, Anne Ballard Sara and Gabrielle C. Hunter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1385

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many have flagged racial and ethnic differences in health outcomes in western countries as an urgent global public health priority. Kuwait has a unique demographic profile wi...

    Authors: Hala Hamadah, Barrak Alahmad, Mohammad Behbehani, Sarah Al-Youha, Sulaiman Almazeedi, Mohannad Al-Haddad, Mohammad H. Jamal and Salman Al-Sabah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1384

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  38. Very little has been researched about the efficacy, effectiveness, feasibility, sustainability and impact of food-based approaches on the diets and nutritional status of populations at risk of hunger and food ...

    Authors: S. L. Hendriks, A. Viljoen, D. Marais, F. A. M. Wenhold, A. M. McIntyre, M. S. Ngidi, J. G. Annandale, M. Kalaba and D. Stewart

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1383

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  39. In December 2016, three cases of serogroup B invasive meningococcal disease, including two children from the same middle school (11 to 15 years old pupils), occurred in the department (administrative district)...

    Authors: Mathilde Pivette, Muhamed-Kheir Taha, Anne-Sophie Barret, Elisabeth Polard, Marie-Bernadette Hautier, Jean-Benoît Dufour, Marlène Faisant, Lisa Antoinette King, Denise Antona, Daniel Levy-Bruhl, Hélène Tillaut, Alexandre Scanff, Camille Morival, José-Hector Aranda Grau, Pierre Guillaumot and Bertrand Gagnière

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1382

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  40. Previous studies have investigated various factors that can determine the attitudes of the citizens considering genetic testing. However, none of them investigated how these attitudes may differ between the Vi...

    Authors: Klára Bíró, Viktor Dombrádi, Zita Fekete, Gábor Bányai, Klára Boruzs, Attila Nagy and Róza Ádány

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1380

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  41. Between 700 thousand and 1.2 million citizens of Tajikistan currently live in the Russian Federation, one of the only countries where the HIV epidemic continues to worsen. Given the previously reported barrier...

    Authors: Daniel J. Bromberg, Mary M. Tate, Kamiar Alaei, Saifuddin Karimov, Dilshod Saidi and Arash Alaei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1379

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  42. Nitrite inhalant use is very common among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. However, there is lack of national representative data on use among Chinese MSM, and the mechanism of how nitrite inhalant us...

    Authors: Yonghui Zhang, Rantong Bao, Sequoia I. Leuba, Jiaming Li, Hongyi Wang, Jing Zhang, Zhenxing Chu, Wenqing Geng, Yongjun Jiang and Junjie Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1378

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  43. Many studies have shown that work stressors have a negative impact on health. It is therefore important to gain an understanding of how work stressors can be reduced. Recent studies have shown that employees i...

    Authors: T. Lunau, M. Wahrendorf, N. Dragano, J. Siegrist, K. A. van der Wel and M. Rigó

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1377

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:1572

  44. Since the recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the short-term focus of military healthcare research has been on the consequences of deployment for mental health and on those wounded or injured in combat. ...

    Authors: L. Goodwin, D. Leightley, Z. E. Chui, S. Landau, P. McCrone, R. D. Hayes, M. Jones, S. Wessely and N. T. Fear

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1236

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  45. Measuring progress towards the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90–90–90 treatment targets is key to assessing progress towards turning the HIV epidemic tide. In 2017, the UNAIDS model estim...

    Authors: Edmore Marinda, Leickness Simbayi, Khangelani Zuma, Nompumelelo Zungu, Sizulu Moyo, Lwando Kondlo, Sean Jooste, Patrick Nadol, Ehimario Igumbor, Cheryl Dietrich and Melissa Briggs-Hagen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1375

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  46. Influenza epidemics significantly weight on the Brazilian healthcare system and its society. Public health authorities have progressively expanded recommendations for vaccination against influenza, particularl...

    Authors: Pascal Crépey, Louis Boiron, Rafael Rodrigo Araujo, Juan Guillermo Lopez, Audrey Petitjean and Expedito José de Albuquerque Luna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1374

    Content type: Research article

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