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  1. During pregnancy or lactating, adequate nutrition for adolescents becomes critical to reduce risks for both child and maternal-related morbidity and mortality. Power dynamics play a massive role in health outc...

    Authors: Charles O. Opiyo, David Omondi Okeyo, Sussy Gumo, Elly O. Munde, Zablon O. Omungo, Maureen Olyaro, Rachel K. Ndirangu, Nanlop Ogbureke, Sophie Efange and Collins Ouma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:537

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The emergence and spread of pathogenic bacteria that is resistant to antibiotics has become a major public health concern. The incorrect prescription, inappropriate consumption and excess use of antimicrobial ...

    Authors: Samer Sakr, Ali Ghaddar, Bassam Hamam and Imtithal Sheet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:535

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Indonesia shoulders a significant tobacco burden, with almost two million cases of tobacco-related illnesses and more than two hundred thousand tobacco-related deaths annually. Indonesian tobacco control is pr...

    Authors: Putu Ayu Swandewi Astuti, Mary Assunta and Becky Freeman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:527

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  4. Globally, two billion workers are employed informally but there is limited research on the relationship between informal work and health. Existing studies have focused on informality as an employment condition...

    Authors: Thant Ko Ko, Julia Dickson-Gomez, Gisèle Yasmeen, Wai Wai Han, Katherine Quinn, Kirsten Beyer and Laura Glasman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:524

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Current guidelines suggest too little sleep, too little physical activity, and too much sedentary time are associated with poor health outcomes. These behaviours may also influence academic performance in scho...

    Authors: Erin K. Howie, John Joosten, Courtenay J. Harris and Leon M. Straker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:520

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The main aim of this study was to determine the socioeconomic and family factors associated with binge drinking (BD) in Spanish adolescents who participated in a web-based computer intervention for the prevent...

    Authors: Ana Magdalena Vargas-Martínez, Marta Trapero-Bertran, Toni Mora and Marta Lima-Serrano

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:519

    Content type: Research article

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  7. It was highlighted that the original article [1] contained an ambiguity in the citation of Reference 2 in the Results section.

    Authors: Miia Wikström, Heidi Anttila, Minna Savinainen, Anne Kouvonen and Matti Joensuu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:518

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:327

  8. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) comprise 20 communicable diseases that are prevalent in rural poor and remote communities with less access to the health system. For effective and efficient control, the WHO ...

    Authors: Aboa Paul Koffi, Théodore Ange Kouakou Yao, Yves Thierry Barogui, Gabriel Diez, Simplice Djakeaux, Marie Hélène Zahiri, Ghislain Emmanuel Sopoh, Silvia Santos, Kingsley Bampoe Asiedu, Roch Christian Johnson and Henri Assé

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:517

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Smoking and alcohol consumption are the most common social habits in patients with sialolithiasis. Moreover, obesity has been reported to have a significant association with poor oral hygiene, one of the cause...

    Authors: Young Ju Jin, Young Eun Han and Hyo Geun Choi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:516

    Content type: Research article

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  10. There is evidence that type 2 diabetes self-management programmes may have a positive impact on health outcomes of adults living in Gulf countries. However, none of the programmes evaluated were developed usin...

    Authors: Thamer Al Slamah, Barbara I. Nicholl, Fatima Y. Alslail, Leanne Harris, Deborah Kinnear and Craig A. Melville

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:515

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Indigenous Australians suffer from higher rates of oral disease and have more untreated dental problems and tooth extractions than the general population. Indigenous Australians also have lower rates of access...

    Authors: Anna Tynan, David Walker, Taygan Tucker, Barry Fisher and Tarita Fisher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:514

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Weight-for-height Z-score (WHZ) and Mid Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) are both commonly used as acute malnutrition screening criteria. However, there exists disparity between the groups identified as malnouri...

    Authors: Eunyong Ahn, Cyprian Ouma, Mesfin Loha, Asrat Dibaba, Wendy Dyment, Jaekwang Kim, Nam Seon Beck and Taesung Park

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:511

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Adolescence is a period during which physical, social, and mental abilities are rapidly developed, and during this time the family environment plays an important role. Differences in health behaviors, mental h...

    Authors: Hanul Park and Kang-Sook Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:510

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Despite widely available access to HIV care in Washington, DC, inequities in HIV outcomes persist. We hypothesized that laboratory monitoring and virologic outcomes would not differ significantly based on insu...

    Authors: Deborah Goldstein, W. David Hardy, Anne Monroe, Qingjiang Hou, Rachel Hart and Arpi Terzian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:509

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Community engagement is increasingly seen as key to improving healthcare systems and to increasing communities’ involvement in the shaping of their own communities. This paper describes how ‘community engageme...

    Authors: E. De Weger, N. J. E. Van Vooren, H. W. Drewes, K. G. Luijkx and C. A. Baan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:508

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Health systems in Canada and elsewhere are at a crossroads of reform in response to rising economic and societal pressures. The Quadruple Aim advocates for: improving patient experience, reducing cost, advanci...

    Authors: Ruta K. Valaitis, Sabrina T. Wong, Marjorie MacDonald, Ruth Martin-Misener, Linda O’Mara, Donna Meagher-Stewart, Sandy Isaacs, Nancy Murray, Andrea Baumann, Fred Burge, Michael Green, Janusz Kaczorowski and Rachel Savage

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:507

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Brucellosis is a serious public health problem primarily affecting livestock workers. The strong seasonality of the disease indicates that climatic factors may play important roles in the transmission of the d...

    Authors: Kun Liu, Zurong Yang, Weifeng Liang, Tianci Guo, Yong Long and Zhongjun Shao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:506

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Approximately 66% of children under the age of 5 in Sub-Saharan African countries do not reach their full cognitive potential, the highest percentage in the world. Because the majority of studies investigating...

    Authors: Fabrizio Drago, Rebecca J. Scharf, Angelina Maphula, Emanuel Nyathi, Tjale C. Mahopo, Erling Svensen, Estomih Mduma, Pascal Bessong and Elizabeth T. Rogawski McQuade

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:505

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Eighty per cent of perinatally HIV infected (PHI) adolescents live in sub-Saharan Africa (sSA), a setting also characterized by huge economic disparities. Caregiving is crucial to the management of chronic ill...

    Authors: Patrick V. Katana, Amina Abubakar, Moses K. Nyongesa, Derrick Ssewanyana, Paul Mwangi, Charles R. Newton and Julie Jemutai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:504

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Stress is an increasing public health problem, and the association between stress and subjective social status (SSS) among adolescents has received little attention. SSS in society have shown to be associated ...

    Authors: Pernille Bach Steen, Per Høgh Poulsen, Johan Hviid Andersen and Karin Biering

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:396

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Social participation (SP) is known to have a favourable impact on health. However, studies on this issue have been conducted mainly in advanced countries, and results in China have been mixed. This study exami...

    Authors: Xinxin Ma, Xiangdan Piao and Takashi Oshio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:502

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Successful treatment of tuberculosis leads to clinical and public health benefits such as reduction in transmission, complications, and mortality among patients. However, data are limited on treatment outcomes...

    Authors: Jonathan Izudi, Imelda K. Tamwesigire and Francis Bajunirwe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:501

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Interventions directed at after school programs (ASPs) have the potential to support physical activity (PA) in young children. Research has indicated that interventions that emphasize competence building among...

    Authors: Kirsti Riiser, Kåre Rønn Richardsen, Anders L. H. Haugen, Siv Lund and Knut Løndal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:500

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Despite the existence of urban and rural health extension workers maternal mortality and morbidity remain, as a public health problem in Ethiopia. The utilization of maternal health services from UHE-ps is key...

    Authors: Kebede Megerssa Berri, Yeshi Kumera Adaba, Teka Girma Tarefasa, Nagasa Dida Bededa and Daniel Belema Fekene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:499

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Fall is a major public health problem and potentially disabling issue. A vast burden of visually impaired live in low-middle income countries particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. Limited ability to detect envir...

    Authors: Moges Gashaw, Balamurugan Janakiraman, Amare Minyihun, Gashaw Jember and Kedir Sany

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:498

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Recovery Education Centres (RECs) are increasingly implemented to support the process of recovery for individuals experiencing mental health challenges. However, the evidence on key REC mechanisms and outcomes...

    Authors: Nadine Reid, Bushra Khan, Sophie Soklaridis, Nicole Kozloff, Rebecca Brown and Vicky Stergiopoulos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:497

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  27. The HEP was established decades ago to address preventive, promotive and selective curative services through Health Extension Workers (HEWs). However, knowledge and practice of HEWs on drug provision for child...

    Authors: Ager Befekadu and Mezgebu Yitayal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:496

    Content type: Research article

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  28. In Nicaragua, cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women. Human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, primarily using self-sampling, was introduced between 2014 and 2018 in three provinces. We an...

    Authors: Francesca Holme, Francisco Maldonado, Orlando B. Martinez-Granera, Jose Maria Rodriguez, Juan Almendarez, Rose Slavkovsky, Pooja Bansil, Kerry A. Thomson, Jose Jeronimo and Silvia de Sanjose

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:495

    Content type: Research article

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  29. HIV testing programs in the United States aim to reach ethnic minority populations who experience high incidence of HIV, yet 40% of African Americans have never been tested for HIV. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Allison Mathews, Samantha Farley, Donaldson F. Conserve, Kimberly Knight, Alston Le’Marus, Meredith Blumberg, Stuart Rennie and Joseph Tucker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:494

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In Kenya, unsafe abortion is the leading cause of maternal deaths in adolescent girls aged 15–19 years, and a majority did not use a modern contraceptive before becoming pregnant. The aim of this study was to ...

    Authors: Miranda Håkansson, Stephanie Super, Monica Oguttu and Marlene Makenzius

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:493

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children experience some of the highest rates of otitis media in the world. Key risk factors for otitis media in Aboriginal children in Australia are largely social and en...

    Authors: Jack DeLacy, Tinashe Dune and John J. Macdonald

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:492

    Content type: Research article

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  32. In the original article [1] the first paragraph of the Background section was omitted due to a discrepancy between the metadata of the article and the PDF version.

    Authors: Juliet Nabirye, Livex Andrew Okwi, Rebecca Nuwematsiko, George Kiwanuka, Fiston Muneza, Carol Kamya and Juliet N. Babirye

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:491

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:171

  33. Achieving the 95–95-95 global targets by 2030, innovative HIV testing models, such as HIV self-testing are needed for people, who are unaware of their HIV status. We aimed to explore key informants, mountain c...

    Authors: Bernard Njau, Esther Lisasi, Damian J. Damian, Declare L. Mushi, Andrew Boulle and Catherine Mathews

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:490

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The current study investigated the prevalence of depressed mood, suicide ideation, suicide plan, and suicide attempt and their associations with health risk behaviors among high school adolescents in the Commo...

    Authors: Jennifer Lisa Sakamoto, Akira Shibanuma and Masamine Jimba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:489

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Procedural justice has been linked to several mental health problems, but most studies have used self-reported data. There exist a need to assess the link between procedural justice and health using outcomes t...

    Authors: Viktor Persson, Constanze Eib, Claudia Bernhard-Oettel and Constanze Leineweber

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:488

    Content type: Research article

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  36. There is metabolic heterogeneity in normal-weight individuals, however, there has been limited research in the Chinese population. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, distribution and epidemiologic...

    Authors: Qianqian Zheng, Weihua Lin, Chengguo Liu, Yaohan Zhou, Tianhui Chen, Liqun Zhang, Xuhui Zhang, Senhai Yu, Qiong Wu, Ziqi Jin and Yimin Zhu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:487

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Since the 2009 A/H1N1 pandemic, Public Health England have developed a suite of real-time statistical models utilising enhanced pandemic surveillance data to nowcast and forecast a future pandemic. Their abili...

    Authors: Paul J. Birrell, Xu-Sheng Zhang, Alice Corbella, Edwin van Leeuwen, Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Katja Hoschler, Alex J. Elliot, Maryia McGee, Simon de Lusignan, Anne M. Presanis, Marc Baguelin, Maria Zambon, André Charlett, Richard G. Pebody and Daniela De Angelis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:486

    Content type: Research Article

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  38. Improving the coverage of antenatal care is regarded as an important strategy to reduce the risks of maternal and child mortality in low income settings like Gambia. Nonetheless, a large number of countries in...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:485

    Content type: Research article

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  39. This study evaluated whether parent-child attachment and self-esteem may mediate the relationship between parental marital conflict and increases in features of internet gaming disorder (IGD) in children at 1 ...

    Authors: Hyunsuk Jeong, Hyeon Woo Yim, Seung-Yup Lee, Hae Kook Lee, Marc N. Potenza, Sun-Jin Jo and Hye Jung Son

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:484

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Echinococcosis is a neglected zoonotic parasitic disease caused echinococcus parasitizes, poseing a significant economic burden on both humans and animals. There are limited studies on echinococcosis in China,...

    Authors: Nima Qucuo, Guangjian Wu, Ruifeng He, Danzeng Quzhen, Ciren Zhuoga, Suolang Deji, Lijie Zhang, Zhigang Zhao and Zhongjun Du

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:483

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The first 1000 days after conception are a critical period to encourage lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of childhood obesity and early programming of chronic diseases. A healthy lifestyle during pregnancy...

    Authors: Adrienne Alayli, Franziska Krebs, Laura Lorenz, Farah Nawabi, Anne-Madeleine Bau, Isabel Lück, Andrea Moreira, Judith Kuchenbecker, Elena Tschiltschke, Michael John, Stefan Klose, Benny Häusler, Christian Giertz, Ulrike Korsten-Reck and Stephanie Stock

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:482

    Content type: Study protocol

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  42. Poor personal hygiene and inadequate sanitation practices among young children leads to communicable diseases. There remains a gap in the holistic assessment of school children’s hygiene literacy, practices an...

    Authors: Nousheen Akber Pradhan, Waliyah Mughis, Tazeen Saeed Ali, Maleeha Naseem and Rozina Karmaliani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:481

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. Screening for sexually transmitted infection (STI) especially HIV as early detection and treatment have been financially supported under the Thai Universal Coverage (UC) scheme since 2009 (THB140 for HIV). How...

    Authors: Orawan Anunsittichai, Krit Pongpirul, Thanyawee Puthanakit, Koranit Roowicha, Jirarat Kaewprasert, Wipaporn Natalie Songtaweesin and Surasith Chaithongwongwattana

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:480

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  44. Great changes have taken place in terms of people’s lifestyles and behavioral habits. Diabetes has become a threat to human health and is the most important noncommunicable disease. More than 60% of rural diab...

    Authors: Hong-hong Jia, Li Liu, Gui-xia Huo, Rui-qi Wang, Yu-qiu Zhou and Li-yan Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:478

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Chronic venous disease (CVD) and disability are worldwide problems and have significant socioeconomic implications. This study aims to analyze the time trends and social security burden of temporary work disab...

    Authors: Raissa M. da Coelho, Marco A. P. Nunes, Cristiane V. C. Gomes, Ilma S. dos Viana and Ângela M. da Silva

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:477

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  46. The rapid and widespread development of social networking sites has created a venue for an increase in cyberbullying among adolescents. Protective mechanisms and actions must be considered, such as how proxima...

    Authors: Hoang Thuy Linh Nguyen, Keiko Nakamura, Kaoruko Seino and Van Thang Vo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:476

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Recruiting of sufficient numbers of donors of blood products is vital worldwide. In this study we assessed the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of telephone calls and SMS reminders for re-recruitment of inactiv...

    Authors: Jian Ou-Yang, Chun-Hua Bei, Hua-Qin Liang, Bo He, Jin-Yan Chen and Yong-Shui Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:475

    Content type: Research article

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  48. The multidimensional Positive Mental Health Instrument (PMHI) has 47 items and six subscales. This study aimed to develop and validate a short unidimensional version of the PMHI among Singapore’s adult residen...

    Authors: Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Edimansyah Abdin, Robertus Martinus van Dam, Siow Ann Chong, Linda Wei Lin Tan, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Hwee Lin Wee, Wei Yen Lim and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:471

    Content type: Research article

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