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  1. Content type: Research article

    Targeted chronic disease programs are vital to improving health outcomes for Indigenous people globally. In Australia it is not known where evaluated chronic disease programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait I...

    Authors: Hannah Beks, Marley J. Binder, Constance Kourbelis, Geraldine Ewing, James Charles, Yin Paradies, Robyn A. Clark and Vincent L. Versace

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1115

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    Fertility choice is a critical women’s right. Although researchers have studied the positive effects of fertility desire, its different components have, unfortunately, been neither established nor implemented ...

    Authors: Seyed Abolhassan Naghibi, Maryam Khazaee-Pool and Mahmood Moosazadeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1113

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    Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is the leading cause of death in Korea. According to a report of published by Statistics Korea in 2014, cerebrovascular disease and cardiovascular disease were th...

    Authors: Hyungtae Kim, Siin Kim, Sola Han, Pratik P. Rane, Kathleen M. Fox, Yi Qian and Hae Sun Suh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1112

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    Numerous interventions to increase children’s physical activity levels are published, yet, few studies report indicators of external validity. Process evaluations are critical for assessing intervention implem...

    Authors: Byron Tibbitts, Alice Porter, Simon J. Sebire, Emma L. Bird, Emily Sanderson, Chris Metcalfe, Jane E. Powell and Russell Jago

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1111

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Experiencing work-related stress constitutes an obvious risk for becoming sick-listed. In primary health care, no established method to early identify, advise and treat people with work-related stress exists. ...

    Authors: K. Holmgren, G. Hensing, U. Bültmann, E. Hadzibajramovic and M. E. H. Larsson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1110

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  6. Content type: Research article

    To estimate the relationship of the degree of urbanization to cardiovascular mortality and to risk behaviours before, during and after the 2008 economic crisis in Spain.

    Authors: Almudena Moreno-Lostao, Juan M. Guerras, Lourdes Lostao, Luis de la Fuente, David Martínez, Fernando Rodríguez-Artalejo and Enrique Regidor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1109

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) is pervasive throughout the world, with profound consequences for women’s health. While women’s ‘economic empowerment’ is touted as a potential means to reduce IPV, evidence is ...

    Authors: Tanya Abramsky, Shelley Lees, Heidi Stöckl, Sheila Harvey, Imma Kapinga, Meghna Ranganathan, Gerry Mshana and Saidi Kapiga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1108

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  8. Content type: Research article

    As the incidence and prevalence rates of end stage renal disease (ESRD) rise globally, a disproportionate increase has been observed in the elderly population. Singapore has the fifth highest incidence of trea...

    Authors: Emeline Han, Farah Shiraz, Victoria Haldane, Joel Jun Kai Koh, Rina Yu Chin Quek, Semra Ozdemir, Eric Andrew Finkelstein, Tazeen Hasan Jafar, Hui-Lin Choong, Sheryl Gan, Lydia W. W. Lim and Helena Legido-Quigley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1107

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Electronic health record (EHR) data, collected primarily for individual patient care and billing purposes, compiled in health information exchanges (HIEs) may have a secondary use for population health surveil...

    Authors: Roberta Z. Horth, Shelly Wagstaff, Theron Jeppson, Vishal Patel, Jefferson McClellan, Nicole Bissonette, Michael Friedrichs and Angela C. Dunn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1106

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Evidence from randomized control trials suggest that coupled with smoking cessation interventions, CVD events can be reduced significantly if hypertension and diabetes patients are properly managed, raising pr...

    Authors: John Pastor Ansah, Ryan Leung Hoe Inn and Salman Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1105

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The family is one of the key factors that can contribute to reducing the negative consequences of high-risk sexual behavior. This study examines the influence of parents’ communication with children on issues ...

    Authors: Cristina Faludi and Cornelia Rada

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1103

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Workers with physically demanding work may be at risk for injury, illness or other adverse health outcomes due to exposure to different occupational hazards, especially at higher age. Sensor technology applica...

    Authors: Sander Mathijn Spook, Wendy Koolhaas, Ute Bültmann and Sandra Brouwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1100

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Sedentary behaviour is any waking behaviour characterised by an energy expenditure of ≤1.5 metabolic equivalent of task while in a sitting or reclining posture. Prolonged bouts of sedentary behaviour have been...

    Authors: G. H. Rawlings, R. K. Williams, D. J. Clarke, C. English, C. Fitzsimons, I. Holloway, R. Lawton, G. Mead, A. Patel and A. Forster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1099

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Early childhood represents a critical period for the establishment of long-lasting healthy dietary habits. Limited knowledge exists on how to successfully increase vegetable consumption among preschool childre...

    Authors: Anne Lene Kristiansen, Mona Bjelland, Anne Himberg-Sundet, Nanna Lien, René Holst and Lene Frost Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1098

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  15. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to describe the design and present the baseline characteristics of a web-based lifestyle intervention program, which comprises of sequentially and simultaneously delivered intervention modules...

    Authors: Wei Liang, Yan Ping Duan, Bo Rui Shang, Yan Ping Wang, Chun Hu and Sonia Lippke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1097

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Culturally competent health care service delivery can improve health outcomes, increasing the efficiency of clinical staff, and greater patient satisfaction. We aimed to explore the experience of patients with...

    Authors: Jennifer White, Trish Plompen, Leanne Tao, Emily Micallef and Terrence Haines

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1096

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  17. Content type: Correspondence

    An evaluation of Västerbotten Intervention Programme (VIP) was recently conducted by San Sebastian et al. (BMC Public Health 19:202, 2019). Evaluation of health care interventions of this kind require 1) an un...

    Authors: Yulia Blomstedt, Margareta Norberg, Nawi Ng, Lennarth Nyström, Kurt Boman, Göran Lönnberg, Hans Stenlund, Stig Wall and Lars Weinehall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1095

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Attending antenatal care (ANC) early contribute to better birth outcomes. Studies have shown that many pregnant women in Sub-Saharan Africa do not initiate ANC early (i.e. in the first trimester). This study d...

    Authors: Agnes Millicent Kotoh and Michael Boah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1094

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Current evidence on chronic disease prevention suggests that interventions targeted at high-risk individuals represents the best way forward. We implemented a step-wise approach in the Danish primary care sect...

    Authors: Lars Bruun Larsen, Jens Sondergaard, Janus Laust Thomsen, Anders Halling, Anders Larrabee Sønderlund, Jeanette Reffstrup Christensen and Trine Thilsing

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1092

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The United States appears to be in the midst of an opioid epidemic. National data indicate a rise in emergency department visits for opioid-related causes over the past decade. This data, while important in he...

    Authors: John R. Litaker, Naomi Tamez, Wesley Durkalski and Richard Taylor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1091

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Seasonal influenza contributes substantially to the burden of communicable diseases in Europe, especially among paediatric populations and the elderly. The aim of the present study was to estimate the incidenc...

    Authors: Stefan Scholz, Oliver Damm, Udo Schneider, Bernhard Ultsch, Ole Wichmann and Wolfgang Greiner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1090

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Monitoring seasonal influenza epidemics is the corner stone to epidemiological surveillance of acute respiratory virus infections worldwide.

    Authors: Núria Torner, Luca Basile, Ana Martínez, Cristina Rius, Pere Godoy, Mireia Jané and Ángela Domínguez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1089

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Improvement of health literacy, health behavioural change, creating a supportive physical and social environment to be more conducive to health should be the focus of child and adolescent public health. The co...

    Authors: Albert Lee, Amelia Siu Chee Lo, Mei Wan Keung, Chi Ming Amy Kwong and Kwok Keung Wong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1088

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In South Africa, the occurrence of the double burden of malnutrition is on the rise at a household level predisposing children and their mothers to negative health outcomes. However, few studies have been cond...

    Authors: Perpetua Modjadji and Sphiwe Madiba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1087

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Young gay and bisexual men disproportionately experience depression, anxiety, and substance use problems and are among the highest risk group for HIV infection in the U.S. Diverse methods locate the source of ...

    Authors: John E. Pachankis, Erin M. McConocha, Jesse S. Reynolds, Roxanne Winston, Oluwaseyi Adeyinka, Audrey Harkness, Charles L. Burton, Kriti Behari, Timothy J. Sullivan, Adam I. Eldahan, Denise A. Esserman, Mark L. Hatzenbuehler and Steven A. Safren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1086

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The reductions achieved in infant mortality in Japan are globally regarded as remarkable. However, no studies in Japan have classified infant mortality trends into neonatal and postneonatal or considered regio...

    Authors: Ai Tashiro, Honami Yoshida and Etsuji Okamoto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1085

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  27. Content type: Debate

    The rising global burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) among people with low socioeconomic status (SES) has heightened awareness of the need for primary prevention programs in low-SES neighborhoods. Socia...

    Authors: Peter Elsborg, Glen Nielsen, Charlotte D. Klinker, Paulina S. Melby, Julie H. Christensen and Peter Bentsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1084

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  28. Content type: Study protocol

    The recent development of smoking cessation interventions for smokers with chronic diseases has focused heavily on brief interventions. However, these interventions are too brief to make an impact on these smo...

    Authors: William Ho Cheung Li, Ka Yan Ho, Katherine Ka Wai Lam, Man Ping Wang, Derek Yee Tak Cheung, Laurie Long Kwan Ho, Wei Xia and Tai Hing Lam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1083

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Active transportation (AT), independent mobility (IM), and outdoor time are promising ways to increase children’s physical activity. However, in order to create interventions to increase those forms of physica...

    Authors: Christine Delisle Nyström, Joel D. Barnes, Sébastien Blanchette, Guy Faulkner, Geneviève Leduc, Negin A. Riazi, Mark S. Tremblay, François Trudeau and Richard Larouche

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1082

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Internationally, acute homelessness is commonly associated with complex health and social care needs. While homelessness can be understood as an outcome of structural housing exclusion requiring housing led so...

    Authors: Fernando Fajardo-Bullón, Igor Esnaola, Isobel Anderson and Lars Benjaminsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1081

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The increasing trend of Caesarean section (CS) in childbirth has become a global public health challenge. Previous studies have proposed financial intervention strategies for reducing CS rates by limiting caes...

    Authors: Yushan Yu, Feili Lin, Weizhen Dong, Haohan Li, Xiangyang Zhang and Chun Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1080

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia was among the 15 countries that, together accounted for 64% of the world’s severe episodes of pneumonia among children below the age of 5 in 2011. To reduce this burden, the 10-valent pneumococcal con...

    Authors: Tayue Tateke Kebede, Mikael Svensson, Adamu Addissie, Birger Trollfors and Rune Andersson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1078

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Chronic inflammation contributes to the risk of osteoporosis and fracture. Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII), a novel method appraising the inflammatory potential of diet, has been utilized to examine the assoc...

    Authors: Yalin Zhou, Xiaoyu Zhu, Minjia Zhang, Yong Li, Wei Liu, Hanming Huang and Yajun Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1076

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization has highlighted the paucity of research into the oral health needs of older adults. In Singapore, until recently, publically funded/subsidized oral health care for adults has been...

    Authors: Rakhi Mittal, Mun Loke Wong, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Desmond Luan Seng Ong, Yun Hui Lee, Mei Na Tan and Patrick Finbarr Allen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1075

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Children’s centres in the UK provide a setting for public health programmes; offering support to families living in the most disadvantaged areas where obesity prevalence is at its highest. Health, Exercise and...

    Authors: Wendy Burton, Maureen Twiddy, Pinki Sahota, Julia Brown and Maria Bryant

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1074

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain, the most commonly reported musculoskeletal problem, is a major burden on individuals, health systems and social care systems with the indirect cost being predominant. It results in disability, p...

    Authors: Sintayehu Daba Wami, Giziew Abere, Awrajaw Dessie and Dawit Getachew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1072

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Household smoke-free home rules cannot fully protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke (SHS) if they live in multi-unit housing (MUH). Instead, property-level smoke-free policies are needed to prevent SHS incur...

    Authors: Michelle C. Kegler, Erin Lebow-Skelley, Jaimie Lea, Regine Haardörfer, Adrienne Lefevre, Pam Diggs and Sally Herndon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1071

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The minimum wage creates both winners (through wage increases) and—potentially—losers (through job losses). Research on the health effects of minimum wage policies has been sparse, particularly across gender a...

    Authors: Kimberly Danae Cauley Narain and Frederick J. Zimmerman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1069

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity (PA) has been declining dramatically over time in many countries worldwide. The decrease of PA levels affects a person’s health and quality of life as it is a significant risk factor for many...

    Authors: Audrius Dėdelė, Auksė Miškinytė, Sandra Andrušaitytė and Jolanta Nemaniūtė-Gužienė

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1067

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Soil-transmitted helminth infection (STH) is one of the neglected tropical disease that affects approximately 2 billion people globally. School children represent the age group that is most commonly infected w...

    Authors: Ayodhia Pitaloka Pasaribu, Anggraini Alam, Krisnarta Sembiring, Syahril Pasaribu and Djatnika Setiabudi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1066

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  41. Content type: Research article

    At present, only a few studies have focused on the risk factors for depression in elderly diabetic patients, and there is little evidence for the effect of metformin in depressed elderly patients with diabetes...

    Authors: Fenqin Chen, Guozhu Wei, Yingfang Wang, Tingting Liu, Ting Huang, Qian Wei, Guojing Ma and Difei Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1063

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 17% of children in the U.S. are obese. Children that are overweight or obese are also more likely to be obese as adults and suffer from various chronic diseases and premature death. Maternal obes...

    Authors: Michele J. Josey, Lauren E. McCullough, Cathrine Hoyo and ClarLynda Williams-DeVane

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1062

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Between 2015 and 2017 six deaths due to meningitis in the Lombardy Region, Northern Italy, caught the attention of media and increased concern among the population, with a consequent increase in demand for vac...

    Authors: Loredana Covolo, Elia Croce, Marco Moneda, Elena Zanardini, Umberto Gelatti, Peter J. Schulz and Elisabetta Ceretti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1061

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The debate on socioeconomic inequalities in health dominates the research and policy agenda of many countries. The prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is on the rise in recent years in Botswana. As ...

    Authors: Mpho Keetile, Kannan Navaneetham, Gobopamang Letamo and Serai Daniel Rakgoasi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1060

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