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  1. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with a significant public health burden, yet few studies have been conducted in Asia, especially on noncervical cancers. We estimated the incidence and cost of orophary...

    Authors: Inseon Choi, Donghwan Lee, Kyung-Bok Son and SeungJin Bae

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1035

    Content type: Research article

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  2. A recent community-based disease management (CBDM) pilot study reported a 20.5% prevalence of hypertension and a 0.5 and 3.6% prevalence of stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD), respectively, in an elderly ...

    Authors: Yang Li, Cai Minzhang, Ma Minghui, Huang Xinmiao, Liu Laixin, Wang Bei, Zhu Weihai, Zhe Wei, Guan Yumei, Thitima Kongnakorn, Ying Xiao, Siyang Peng, David Hughes, Naranjargal Dashdorj and Thomas Hach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1034

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Owing to migration, female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) has become a growing concern in host countries in which FGM/C is not familiar. There is a need for reliable estimates of FGM/C prevalence to inf...

    Authors: Ramin Kawous, Maria E. T. C. van den Muijsenbergh, Diana Geraci, Kyra R. M. Hendriks, Livia E. Ortensi, Femke Hilverda and Alex Burdorf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1033

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) interventions have the potential to tackle the worldwide problem of physical inactivity. However, they often suffer from large attrition rates. Consequen...

    Authors: L. Degroote, D. Van Dyck, I. De Bourdeaudhuij, A. De Paepe and G. Crombez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1032

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Tobacco expenditure has adverse impacts on expenditure on basic needs and resource allocation of the households. Using data from a nationally representative survey, we measured socioeconomic inequality in toba...

    Authors: Satar Rezaei, Mohammad Habibullah Pulok and Mohammad Ebrahimi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1031

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Since its inception in 2009, the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) program has focused on strengthening the capacity of nine African universities and four research centres to produce ...

    Authors: Jude O. Igumbor, Edna N. Bosire, Tariro J. Basera, Dieudonne Uwizeye, Olufunke Fayehun, Hesborn Wao, Ademola Ajuwon, Emmanuel Otukpa, Florah Karimi, Daphney Conco, Evelyn Gitau and Sharon Fonn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1030

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Several statistical methods of variable complexity have been developed to establish thresholds for influenza activity that may be used to inform public health guidance. We compared the results of two methods a...

    Authors: Ahmed Rguig, Imad Cherkaoui, Margaret McCarron, Hicham Oumzil, Soumia Triki, Houria Elmbarki, Abderrahman Bimouhen, Fatima El Falaki, Zakia Regragui, Hassan Ihazmad, Chakib Nejjari and Mohammed Youbi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1029

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Genomic risk information, based on common genomic susceptibility variants associated with risk of complex diseases such as cancer, may be incorporated into personalised prevention and screening strategies. We ...

    Authors: Amelia K. Smit, Gillian Reyes-Marcelino, Louise Keogh, Kate Dunlop, Ainsley J. Newson and Anne E. Cust

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1028

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The role of limitations in activities in relation to unmet needs is not clarified. This study aimed to analyze the effects of osteoarthritis on unmet medical needs and the mediating effects of limitations in a...

    Authors: Hooin Jo, Eun-san Kim, Boyoung Jung, Soo-Hyun Sung and In-Hyuk Ha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1026

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Many unmarried young people in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) want to avoid pregnancy but do not use modern methods of contraception—as a result, half of teen births in these countries are unintended....

    Authors: Nicki Cohen, Finou Thérèse Mendy, Jennifer Wesson, Amanda Protti, Carol Cissé, Elhadji Babacar Gueye, Lydia Trupe, Rosii Floreak, Dana Guichon, Karina Lorenzana and Alison Buttenheim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1025

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a metabolic disorder which accounts for high morbidity and mortality due to complications like renal failure, amputations, cardiovascular disease, and cerebrovascular events.

    Authors: Zheng Li, Cheng-yin Ye, Tian-Yu Zhao and Lei Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1024

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) in Nigeria experience social marginalization, discrimination and violence due to their sexual identity, which may negatively impact physical, mental, ...

    Authors: Adedotun Ogunbajo, Stella Iwuagwu, Rashidi Williams, Katie B. Biello, Christopher W. Kahler, Theodorus G. M. Sandfort and Matthew J. Mimiaga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1023

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Ethiopia has shown significant efforts to address the burden of TB/HIV comorbidity through the TB/HIV collaborative program. However, these diseases are still the highest cause of death in the country. Therefo...

    Authors: Balew Arega, Abraham Minda, Getachew Mengistu, Mulugeta Endale and Asnake Agunie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1021

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Although many species of mycoplasmas regard as normal flora, but some species causes serious genital disease. In Iran several epidemiological studies have documented the prevalence of Mycoplasma hominis, M. genit...

    Authors: Khadijeh Moridi, Mohammad Hemmaty, Amir Azimian, Mohammad Hosein Fallah, Hamid Khaneghahi Abyaneh and Kiarash Ghazvini

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1020

    Content type: Research article

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  15. This review examines the effectiveness of diet and physical activity interventions to reduce cardiometabolic risk among Chinese immigrants and their descendants living in high income countries. The objective o...

    Authors: Jeannette M. Beasley, Janelle M. Wagnild, Tessa M. Pollard, Timothy R. Roberts and Nasima Ahkter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1019

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Engaging in physical activity is essential for maintaining mental and physical health but a high proportion of adults are inactive, especially in areas of socioeconomic deprivation. We evaluated a novel exerci...

    Authors: Aphra Garner-Purkis, Samah Alageel, Caroline Burgess and Martin Gulliford

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1018

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Altering the availability of products (e.g. food, alcohol or tobacco products) is one potential intervention to change behaviours to help reduce preventable premature deaths worldwide. However, research on the...

    Authors: Rachel Pechey, Gareth J. Hollands, Patrice Carter and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:986

    Content type: Correspondence

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  18. Quantifying the potential cancer cases associated with environmental carcinogen exposure can help inform efforts to improve population health. This study developed an approach to estimate the environmental bur...

    Authors: Susan Lavinia Greco, Elaina MacIntyre, Stephanie Young, Hunter Warden, Christopher Drudge, JinHee Kim, Elisa Candido, Paul Demers and Ray Copes

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1017

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Daily oral pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce HIV infection in adolescent girls and young women if used consistently during periods of risk. The EMPOWER study evaluated peer-based clubs incorporating a...

    Authors: Deborah Baron, Fiona Scorgie, Lethabo Ramskin, Nomhle Khoza, Jennifer Schutzman, Anne Stangl, Sheila Harvey and Sinead Delany-Moretlwe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1016

    Content type: Research article

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  20. As countries strive to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, female sex workers (FSW) and their children still face barriers to accessing these essential services. Data on FSW uptake of HIV and reprod...

    Authors: Avi J. Hakim, Tegan Callahan, Irene Benech, Monita Patel, Michelle Adler, Surbhi Modi, Moses Bateganya, Kae Anne Parris and Trista Bingham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1015

    Content type: Correspondence

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  21. Medical science students represent valuable labour resources for better future medicine and medical technology. However, little attention was given to the health and well-being of these early career medical sc...

    Authors: Lampson M. Fan, Adam Collins, Li Geng and Jian-Mei Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1012

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The United Kingdom population is ageing and becoming increasingly diverse; thus, it is vital to develop and implement interventions supporting this population shift. Social networks (SN) significantly impact h...

    Authors: Evans A. Asamane, Carolyn A. Greig and Janice L. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1011

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Physical activity in adolescence is found to promote both immediate and long-term health, as well as school- and work performance. Previous studies suggest that parental socioeconomic status (SES) may influenc...

    Authors: Ove Heradstveit, Siren Haugland, Mari Hysing, Kjell Morten Stormark, Børge Sivertsen and Tormod Bøe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1010

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Certain districts and counties in China designated local general hospital as the designated hospital for tuberculosis (TB) management after the promulgation of the Law of Practicing Physicians in 2009. To our ...

    Authors: Tianchi Yang, Tong Chen, Yang Che, Qin Chen and Dingyi Bo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1009

    Content type: Research article

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  25. In Uganda, just like in many sub-Saharan countries, studies on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) among married women are limited. The aim of this paper was to determine the correlates of emotional, sexual, physi...

    Authors: Derrick Gubi, Elizabeth Nansubuga and Stephen Ojiambo Wandera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1008

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Recent evidence suggests that work-related physical activity may not have the same mental health benefits as leisure-time physical activity. Further, work-related physical activity is likely to include a varie...

    Authors: Rhiannon Lee White, Jason Bennie, Gavin Abbott and Megan Teychenne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1007

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Since the early 2000s, Healthy Life Centres have been established in Norway to promote physical and mental health. Yet to date, little is known about the efficacy of Healthy Life Centres in promoting health be...

    Authors: Cille H. Sevild, Christopher P. Niemiec, Lars Edvin Bru, Sindre M. Dyrstad and Anne Marie Lunde Husebø

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1006

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  28. Tippy-taps are locally made devices for washing hands with running water. They are simple and low-cost, enabling technology that provides adequate water sources, handwashing stations and motivation for people ...

    Authors: Balwani Chingatichifwe Mbakaya, Fatch Welcome Kalembo and Maggie Zgambo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1005

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) accounted for over 17 million deaths and 353 million disability-adjusted life years lost in 2016. The risk factors are also high and increasing with high blood pressure, smoking,...

    Authors: Wiku Adisasmito, Vilda Amir, Anila Atin, Amila Megraini and Dian Kusuma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1004

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Community-based weight loss programs may have potential to address overweight and obesity at the population level. However, participation patterns and individual outcomes from these programs are understudied. ...

    Authors: Erika Bohn-Goldbaum, Aaron Cashmore, Rose Fonua, Andrew Milat, Kate Reid, Leah Shepherd, Adrian Bauman and Anne C. Grunseit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1003

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Relative survival is the most common method used for measuring survival from population-based registries. However, the relative survival concept of ‘survival as far as the cancer is concerned’ can be biased du...

    Authors: Cameron M. Wright, Anna K. Nowak, Georgia Halkett and Rachael E. Moorin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1002

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  32. This study aimed to establish whether changes in the socioeconomic context were associated with changes in population-level antenatal mental health indicators in Vietnam.

    Authors: Ruby Stocker, Trang Nguyen, Thach Tran, Ha Tran, Tuan Tran, Sarah Hanieh, Beverley-Ann Biggs and Jane Fisher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1001

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  33. Physical activity and dietary change programmes play a central role in addressing public health priorities. Programme evaluation contributes to the evidence-base about these programmes; and helps justify and i...

    Authors: Judith F. Fynn, Wendy Hardeman, Karen Milton and Andy P. Jones

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1000

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Tuberculosis is the deadliest infection of our time. In contrast, about 11,000 people died of Ebola between 2014 and 2016. Despite this manifest difference in mortality, there is now a vaccine licensed in the ...

    Authors: G. Kaguthi, V. Nduba, P. Rabuogi, D. Okelloh, S. G. Ouma, G. Blatner, S. Gelderbloem, Ellen M. H. Mitchell, Cherise P. Scott, S. Verver, T. Hawkridge, J. E. M. de Steenwinkel, K. F. Laserson and J. H. Richardus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:999

    Content type: Research in practice

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  35. Type 2 diabetes is regarded as one of the major public health problems worldwide. We aim to investigate the prevalence, treatment, and control rate in the Chinese urban population aged 65 years or older and al...

    Authors: Yuanying Sun, Wenqing Ni, Xueli Yuan, Hongshan Chi and Jian Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:998

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Previous studies show a positive association between household wealth and overweight in sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries; however, the manner in which this relationship differs in the presence of educationa...

    Authors: Ifeoma D. Ozodiegwu, Henry V. Doctor, Megan Quinn, Laina D. Mercer, Ogbebor Enaholo Omoike and Hadii M. Mamudu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:996

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  37. Regular participation in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) is related to decreased risk of morbidity and mortality. Among working populations, lack of MVPA may also be a risk factor for absenteeism...

    Authors: Yan Sun, Aiwei Wang, Siyue Yu, Martin S. Hagger, Xiangyan Chen, Shirley Siu Ming Fong, Chunqing Zhang, Wendy Yajun Huang, Julien S. Baker, Frédéric Dutheil and Yang Gao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:994

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. Universal child health services (UCHS) provide an important pragmatic platform for the delivery of universal and targeted interventions to support families and optimize child health outcomes. We aimed to ident...

    Authors: James J. Newham, Karen McLean, Samuel Ginja, Lisa Hurt, Carly Molloy, Raghu Lingam and Sharon Goldfeld

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:993

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Emergency care is among the weakest parts of health systems in low-income countries with both quality and accessibility constraints. Previous studies estimated accessibility to surgical or emergency care based...

    Authors: Emily White Johansson, Cecilia Lindsjö, Daniel J. Weiss, Humphreys Nsona, Katarina Ekholm Selling, Norman Lufesi and Helena Hildenwall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:992

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Suicide is a serious global public health problem, with more than 800,000 people dying by suicide worldwide every year. 79% of suicides happen in Low and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), where lack of national...

    Authors: Anila Anjum, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Nousheen Akber Pradhan, Murad Khan and Rozina Karmaliani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:991

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In recent 10 years, with the rapid socioeconomic development and the extensive implementation of children nutrition improvement projects, the previous epidemiological data cannot reflect the actual level of an...

    Authors: Huixia Li, Juan Xiao, Minghui Liao, Guangwen Huang, Jianfei Zheng, Hua Wang, Qun Huang and Aihua Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:989

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Patients´ own perceptions and evaluations of symptoms, functioning and other health-related factors, i.e. Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs), are important elements for providing good patient care. Symptoms are ...

    Authors: Hilde Krogstad, Jon Håvard Loge, Kjersti S. Grotmol, Stein Kaasa, Cecilie E. Kiserud, Øyvind Salvesen and Marianne Jensen Hjermstad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:988

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Legal access to medical cannabis is increasing world-wide. Despite this, there is a lack of evidence surrounding its efficacy on mental health outcomes, particularly, on depression. This study assesses the eff...

    Authors: Jessica M. Round, Cerina Lee, John G. Hanlon, Elaine Hyshka, Jason R. B. Dyck and Dean T. Eurich

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:987

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Access to primary healthcare is crucial for the delivery of Kenya’s universal health coverage policy. However, disparities in healthcare have proved to be the biggest challenge for implementing primary care in...

    Authors: Peter O. Otieno, Elvis O. A. Wambiya, Shukri M. Mohamed, Martin Kavao Mutua, Peter M. Kibe, Bonventure Mwangi and Hermann Pythagore Pierre Donfouet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:981

    Content type: Research article

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