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  1. Content type: Research article

    The Cholera-Hospital-Based-Intervention-for-7-Days (CHoBI7) is a handwashing with soap and water treatment intervention program delivered by a health promoter bedside in a health facility and through home visi...

    Authors: Christine Marie George, Fatema Zohura, Alana Teman, Elizabeth Thomas, Tasdik Hasan, Sohel Rana, Tahmina Parvin, David A. Sack, Sazzadul Islam Bhuyian, Alain Labrique, Jahed Masud, Peter Winch, Elli Leontsini, Kelsey Zeller, Farzana Begum, Abul Hasem Khan…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1028

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1134

  2. Content type: Research article

    Adolescent sexual risky behaviours continue to be significant drivers of the HIV epidemic globally. The objective of this study was to determine factors associated with prior engagement in high-risk sexual beh...

    Authors: Rogers N. Ssebunya, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Fredrick E. Makumbi, Grace P. Kisitu, Albert Maganda and Adeodata Kekitiinwa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1027

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In the context of WHO’s “task shifting” project and growing global consensus on primary HPV-based cervical cancer screening, self-sampling is a promising new tool to expand screening access, uptake and coverag...

    Authors: Theresa Brandt, Solomon Berhe Wubneh, Simegnew Handebo, Getu Debalkie, Yohanes Ayanaw, Kassahun Alemu, Felix Jede, Magnus von Knebel Doeberitz and Hermann Bussmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1026

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The mortality-to-incidence ratio (MIR) is a marker that reflects the clinical outcome of cancer treatment. MIR as a prognostic marker is more accessible when compared with long-term follow-up survival surveys....

    Authors: Chi-Chih Wang, Ming-Chang Tsai, Shao-Chuan Wang, Cheng-Ming Peng, Hsiang-Lin Lee, Hsuan-Yi Chen, Tzu-Wei Yang, Chun-Che Lin and Wen-Wei Sung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1025

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Since there is a paucity of research on support for people using Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS), we aimed to identify and synthesise the available evidence in this field. Gaining an understanding of the su...

    Authors: Orlanda Harvey, Steve Keen, Margarete Parrish and Edwin van Teijlingen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1024

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Reform of the health care system in China has prompted concerns about the utilization of mental health services. This study aims to compare the utilization of mental health services among inpatients in various...

    Authors: Jianwei Shi, Lan Tang, Limei Jing, Jinsong Geng, Rui Liu, Li Luo, Ning Chen, Qian Liu, Xin Gong, Xiaojie Bo, Yan Yang and Zhaoxin Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1023

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Road traffic accidents (RTA) remain a global public health concern in developing countries. The aim of the study was to document the frequency, characteristics and hospital outcomes of road traffic accidents i...

    Authors: Karifa Kourouma, Alexandre Delamou, Léopold Lamah, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Delphin Kolie, Sidikiba Sidibé, Abdoul Habib Béavogui, Philip Owiti, Marcel Manzi, Serge Ade and Anthony D. Harries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1022

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to assess the association between body mass index (BMI) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and to further explore gender differences in BMI-HRQOL association among adults.

    Authors: Jiao Zhang, Lingzhong Xu, Jiajia Li, Long Sun, Wenzhe Qin, Gan Ding, Qian Wang, Jing Zhu, Zihang Yu, Su Xie and Chengchao Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1021

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Many tropical countries are currently experiencing dengue (DEN), chikungunya (CHIK) and also more recently Zika (ZIKA) epidemics (particularly in Latin America). Although the risk of transmission and spread of...

    Authors: Marion Le Tyrant, Daniel Bley, Catherine Leport, Serge Alfandari and Jean-François Guégan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1014

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Vaccination is one of the cost effective strategies reducing childhood morbidity and mortality. Further improvement of immunization coverage would halt about 1.5 million additional deaths globally. Understandi...

    Authors: Koku Sisay Tamirat and Malede Mequanent Sisay

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1019

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer treatment and care services have remained largely centralized in Zimbabwe thereby entrenching inequities to access amongst patients. The objective of this study was to investigate the determina...

    Authors: O. Tapera, G. Dreyer, W. Kadzatsa, A. M. Nyakabau, B. Stray-Pedersen and S. J. H. Hendricks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1018

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Depression is regarded as a major public health concern in our society. While living arrangements as a structural factor of social support may contribute to older adults’ depression. Our study aims to investig...

    Authors: Yong Zhang, Zifeng Liu, Lingling Zhang, Paiyi Zhu, Xin Wang and Yixiang Huang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1017

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Shanghai is one of the earliest cities in developing countries to introduce an organized colorectal screening program for its residents to fight against the rising disease burden of colorectal cancer (CRC). Th...

    Authors: Xiaopan Li, Yi Zhou, Zheng Luo, Yi’an Gu, Yichen Chen, Chen Yang, Jing Wang, Shaotan Xiao, Qiao Sun, Mengcen Qian and Genming Zhao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1016

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Lack of exclusive breastfeeding is the most important risk factor for infant and young child morbidity and mortality. A better understanding of the factors that influence EBF is important in order to promote a...

    Authors: Frew Tadesse, Yonas Alemayehu, Sisay Shine, Henok Asresahegn and Trhas Tadesse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1015

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Social disadvantages that start during childhood and continue into the later stages in life may be linked to the presence of diabetes during adulthood. Objective. To analyze whether the presence of social disadva...

    Authors: María Fernanda Carrillo-Vega, Cidronio Albavera-Hernández, Ricardo Ramírez-Aldana and Carmen García-Peña

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1013

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has shown that certain living arrangements, such as living alone, are associated with worse health at older ages. We assessed the association between living arrangements and hospital care use...

    Authors: Yaoyue Hu, Taina Leinonen, Karen van Hedel, Mikko Myrskylä and Pekka Martikainen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1011

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol related homicide, suicide and aggravated assault represent the largest costs for the state of Illinois. Previous research has examined the impact of some alcohol-related policies on youth alcohol use a...

    Authors: Imelda K. Moise, Evan de Joya, Vinicius Okada Silva, Vanji Moise, Didi Bertrand Farmer and Adelisa Orantia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1010

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1118

  18. Content type: Research article

    The effort-reward imbalance (ERI) model is well-established in explaining work-related stress and health differences. A lack of reciprocity between efforts and rewards at the workplace is central to the theory...

    Authors: Carolin Kunz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1009

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  19. Content type: Research article

    How and whether health shocks, care-seeking behaviour and coping strategies are interlinked and influence households resilience to ill-health remains an under-researched subject in the context of Bangladesh. T...

    Authors: Ashraful Kabir, Rupa Datta, Sayeed Hasan Raza and Mathilde Rose Louise Maitrot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1008

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes is a major public health problem with considerable personal and societal costs. Adverse childhood experiences (ACE) are associated with a number of serious and chronic health problems in adulth...

    Authors: E. Anne Lown, Camillia K. Lui, Kate Karriker-Jaffe, Nina Mulia, Edwina Williams, Yu Ye, Libo Li, Thomas K. Greenfield and William C. Kerr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1007

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Cannabis has been identified as a possible risk factor in some tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks. As the most widely used (largely) illegal substance in Western countries this may be an important public health conce...

    Authors: Clare E. French, Caroline M. Coope, Luke A. McGuinness, Charles R. Beck, Sophie Newitt, Lauren Ahyow, Matt Hickman and Isabel Oliver

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1006

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Seasonal variation affects nutrition particularly in contexts where people’s food consumption depends on their production of food. Assessing the effect of the season on nutrition status can help us to identify...

    Authors: Lantonirina Ravaoarisoa, Julio Rakotonirina, Lalhyss Randriamanantsaina, Jean de Dieu Marie Rakotomanga, Michèle Wilmet Dramaix and Philippe Donnen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1005

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Chronic hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection affects 80–100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa and accounts for an estimated 650,000 deaths annually. The prevalence of active hepatitis B virus infection among w...

    Authors: Paul Semakula Katamba, David Mukunya, Doris Kwesiga and Victoria Nankabirwa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1004

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  24. Content type: Research article

    This study explored primary healthcare provider and HIV/contraception expert stakeholder perspectives on South Africa’s public sector provision of contraceptive implants to women living with HIV. We investigat...

    Authors: Anna Brown, Jane Harries, Diane Cooper and Chelsea Morroni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1003

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    Developing strategies aimed at reducing behavioral risk factors and hence the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is a major challenge to the policy makers today. Like the same age group worldwide, ...

    Authors: Marium Salwa, Md Atiqul Haque, Md Khalequzzaman, Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, Mahfuzur Rahman Bhuiyan and Sohel Reza Choudhury

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1002

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The current demographic trends indicate that breast cancer will pose an even greater public health concern in future for Pakistan. Details on the incidence, disease severity and mortality in respect of breast ...

    Authors: Sidra Zaheer, Nadia Shah, Syed Amir Maqbool and Noor Muhammad Soomro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1001

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  27. Content type: Research article

    The dual-process theory is central to several models of addiction, implying the importance of automatic processes in the maintenance and development of addiction. Implicit beliefs are traces of previous experi...

    Authors: Lei Ren, Long-Biao Cui, Chen Chen, Xiaojun Dong, Zhongying Wu, Yidi Wang and Qun Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1000

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Many interventions to motivate community health workers to perform better rely on financial incentives, even though it is not clear that monetary gain is the main motivational driver. In Pakistan, Lady Health ...

    Authors: Mishal S. Khan, Nelofar Mehboob, Afifah Rahman-Shepherd, Farah Naureen, Aamna Rashid, Naveed Buzdar and Muhammad Ishaq

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:999

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is the highest incidence of infectious diseases in China. Shantou is one of the most infected cities. Therefore, it is necessary for us to understand the epidemic characteri...

    Authors: Haoyuan Zhang, Lianpeng Yang, Liping Li, Guangxing Xu and Xubin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:998

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  30. Content type: Debate

    The term evidence based medicine was introduced in the early 1990s in clinical medicine to educate clinicians about how to assess the ‘credibility’ of research to ensure best treatments for their patients. The...

    Authors: Maria Berghs, Karl Atkin, Chris Hatton and Carol Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:997

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Heterosexual men in South Africa are a large key population to exposure to HIV, yet preferences for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) among this population have not, to date, been investigated in the literat...

    Authors: Chih-Yuan Cheng, Matthew Quaife, Robyn Eakle, Maria A. Cabrera Escobar, Peter Vickerman and Fern Terris-Prestholt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:996

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Screen time can play a significant role in the health and quality of life of people with disabilities. However, there is a lack of studies on this issue among people with disabilities, and even fewer in the un...

    Authors: Miquel Pans, Luis-Millán González, Joan Úbeda-Colomer and José Devís-Devís

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:995

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Homelessness is increasing globally. It results in poorer physical and mental health than age matched people living in permanent housing. Better information on the health needs of people experiencing homelessn...

    Authors: S. J. Gordon, K. Grimmer, A. Bradley, T. Direen, N. Baker, T. Marin, M. T. Kelly, S. Gardner, M. Steffens, T. Burgess, C. Hume and J. L. Oliffe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:994

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Breastfeeding has important positive long-term health consequences for infants and mothers. The World Health Organization recommends that all infants should be exclusively breastfed for six months or longer, a...

    Authors: S. A. van Dellen, B. Wisse, M. P. Mobach and A. Dijkstra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:993

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) is the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infection in the UK. Recent studies suggest that in addition to the genital tract, C. trachomatis is found in the throat an...

    Authors: Sally Brown, Charlotte Paterson, Nadine Dougall, Sharon Cameron and Nick Wheelhouse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:992

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  36. Content type: Research article

    High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) is a common risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. However, there has been no study reporting the relationship between hs-CRP and blood pressure in Yi a...

    Authors: Li Pan, Guoju Li, Shaoping Wan, WuLi Yihuo, Fang Yang, Zheng Li and Guangliang Shan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:991

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Primary care-based behavior change obesity treatment has long featured the Calorie restriction (CC), portion control approach. By contrast, the MyPlate-based obesity treatment approach encourages eating more h...

    Authors: Lillian Gelberg, Melvin W. Rico, Dena R. Herman, Thomas R. Belin, Maria Chandler, Evangelina Ramirez, Stephanie Love and William J. McCarthy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:990

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  38. Content type: Correction

    It was highlighted that in the original article [1] Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 legends were incorrect. This Correction article shows Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 with their correct legend.

    Authors: Matthew Stevens and Charles Livingstone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:989

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:517

  39. Content type: Research article

    Immunization is one of the most cost-effective health intervention to halt the spread of childhood diseases, and improve child health. Yet, there is a substantial disparity in childhood immunization coverage. ...

    Authors: Hermann Pythagore Pierre Donfouet, Gaye Agesa and Martin Kavao Mutua

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:988

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The Gulf Coast of the United States is home to mosquito vectors that may spread disease causing pathogens, and environmental conditions that are ideal for the sustained transmission of mosquito-borne pathogens...

    Authors: Wayde Morse, Katie Izenour, Benjamin McKenzie, Sarah Lessard and Sarah Zohdy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:987

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    HIV prevalence among men having sex with men (MSM) in Kenya is 18.2%. Despite scale-up of HIV testing services, many MSM remain unaware of their HIV status and thus do not benefit from accessing HIV treatment ...

    Authors: Parinita Bhattacharjee, Dorothy Rego, Helgar Musyoki, Marissa Becker, Michael Pickles, Shajy Isac, Robert Lorway, Janet Musimbi, Jeffrey Walimbwa, Kennedy Olango, Samuel Kuria, Martin Kyana Ongaro, Amy Sahai, Mary Mugambi, Faran Emmanuel, Sharmistha Mishra…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:986

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The school environment provides crucial opportunities for children to engage in health-promoting physical activity (PA). Japanese children clean their schools and have recess time every school day. The primary...

    Authors: Chiaki Tanaka, Maki Tanaka, Shigeru Inoue, Masayuki Okuda and Shigeho Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:985

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Despite substantial positive impacts of Thailand’s tobacco control policies on reducing the prevalence of smoking, current trends suggest that further reductions are needed to ensure that WHO’s 2025 voluntary ...

    Authors: Suchunya Aungkulanon, Siriwan Pitayarangsarit, Kanitta Bundhamcharoen, Chutima Akaleephan, Virasakdi Chongsuvivatwong, Ratsida Phoncharoen and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:984

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Many studies have focused on risky sexual behaviour among adolescents and young adults; however, literature on protective sexual practices among this age cohort is still evolving. Since young adults are dispro...

    Authors: Anthony Idowu Ajayi and Sylvester Reuben Okeke

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:983

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Inverse probability weighting (IPW) methods can be used to estimate the total number of cases from the sample collected through sentinel surveillance. Central to these methods are the inverse weights which can...

    Authors: Toon Braeye, Sophie Quoilin and Niel Hens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:982

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  46. Content type: Research article

    The goal of adaptation is to maintain the effectiveness of the original intervention by preserving the core elements that account for its success while delivering an intervention that is tailored to the new co...

    Authors: Katherine M. Anderson, Michelle C. Kegler, Lucja T. Bundy, Patricia Henderson, June Halfacre and Cam Escoffery

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:981

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  47. Content type: Research article

    The general aim of the present study was to examine how physical activity, participation in sports, and beliefs about personal physical activity and physical fitness are associated with adolescents’ psychosoma...

    Authors: Migle Baceviciene, Rasa Jankauskiene and Arunas Emeljanovas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:980

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  48. Content type: Study protocol

    Children with overweight often do not receive appropriate integrated care. An innovative integrated network approach of preventive care for overweight children aged 4–12 years old has been developed and implem...

    Authors: Sanne de Laat, Iris de Vos, Monique Jacobs, Edgar van Mil and Ien van de Goor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:979

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