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  1. Content type: Study protocol

    The terror attack of July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, resulted in 86 deaths, including children, and several hundred wounded, with a major psychological impact on the population. Hospital staff had to cope with...

    Authors: Laurence Bentz, Philippe Pirard, Yvon Motreff, Stéphanie Vandentorren, Thierry Baubet, Roxane Fabre, Pia Touboul Lundgren and Christian Pradier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1163

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The NHS Health Check (NHS HC) is a cardiovascular risk assessment to prevent cardiovascular disease. Public Health England (PHE) wants to increase uptake.

    Authors: Anna Sallis, Joseph Sherlock, Annabelle Bonus, Ayoub Saei, Natalie Gold, Ivo Vlaev and Tim Chadborn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1162

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Maternal exposure to socioeconomic disadvantage increases the risk of child injuries and subsequent child developmental and mental health problems — particularly for young mothers. To inform early intervention...

    Authors: Nicole L. A. Catherine, Rosemary Lever, Debbie Sheehan, Yufei Zheng, Michael H. Boyle, Lawrence McCandless, Amiram Gafni, Andrea Gonzalez, Susan M. Jack, Lil Tonmyr, Colleen Varcoe, Harriet L. MacMillan and Charlotte Waddell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1161

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Globally, in 2016, 23.3% of adult populations were physically inactive, and it accounts for 9% of the global premature mortality. However, evidence on the level of physical activity was limited in resource-poo...

    Authors: Melkamu Merid Mengesha, Hirbo Shore Roba, Behailu Hawulte Ayele and Addisu Shunu Beyene

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1160

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Limited information is available from longitudinal studies regarding the predictors and incidence of MCI in older Asian adults. Thus, a community-based longitudinal study was conducted to determine the inciden...

    Authors: Norlela Mohd Hussin, Suzana Shahar, Hanis Mastura Yahya, Normah Che Din, Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh and Mohd Azahadi Omar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1159

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This study contributes to the limited number of studies that have explored the impact of not meeting the recommendations for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, screen time, fruit and vegetable consumption...

    Authors: Sandya Menon, Anne Philipneri, Sujitha Ratnasingham and Heather Manson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1157

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Choking is one of the leading causes of death among unintentional injuries in young children. Food choking represents a considerable public health burden, which might be reduced through increased effective pre...

    Authors: Giulia Lorenzoni, Danila Azzolina, Solidea Baldas, Gianni Messi, Corrado Lanera, Megan A. French, Liviana Da Dalt and Dario Gregori

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1156

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sedentary behaviour (SB) has been linked with detrimental effects on morbidity and mortality. This study aims to identify the individual, social and environmental correlates of total sedentary behaviour and th...

    Authors: Gail Nicolson, Catherine Hayes and Catherine Darker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1155

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The paper presents two-year findings from a study investigating the effectiveness of Housing First (HF) with assertive community treatment (ACT) in helping individuals with serious mental illness, who are home...

    Authors: Tim Aubry, Jimmy Bourque, Paula Goering, Susan Crouse, Scott Veldhuizen, Stefanie LeBlanc, Rebecca Cherner, Paul-Émile Bourque, Sarah Pakzad and Claudette Bradshaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1154

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Measles continues to circulate in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the country suffered from several important outbreaks over the last 5 years. Despite a large outbreak starting in the former province of ...

    Authors: Patrick Keating, Antonio Isidro Carrion Martin, Alexandre Blake, Pauline Lechevalier, Florent Uzzeni, Etienne Gignoux, Chibuzo Okonta, Céline Langendorf, Sheilagh Smit, Steve Ahuka, Melinda Suchard, Elizabeth Pukuta, Marie-Amélie Degail, Lisa Hansen, Jerry Kibanza-Kyungu, Iza Ciglenecki…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1153

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Depression is a common and recurrent condition among older adults and is associated with poor quality of life and increased health care utilization and costs. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess the ...

    Authors: Marcia Scazufca, Maria Clara P. de Paula Couto, Maiara Garcia Henrique, Ana Vilela Mendes, Alicia Matijasevich, Paula Carvalho Pereda, Renato M. Franzin, Antônio Carlos Seabra, Pepijn van de Ven, William Hollingworth, Tim J. Peters and Ricardo Araya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1152

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Samoa is suffering from alarming rates of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). To address this epidemic, tackling health literacy is important. A qualitative study was conducted with the aim to explore health lite...

    Authors: Caroline Bollars, Kristine Sørensen, Nanne de Vries and Ree Meertens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1151

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In 1976, the U.S. Sugar Association (SA), a globally networked trade organization representing the cane and beet sugar industry, won the Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Silver Anvil Award for a cr...

    Authors: Cristin E. Kearns, Stanton A. Glantz and Dorie E. Apollonio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1150

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  14. Content type: Research article

    UK African and Caribbean (AfC) communities are disproportionately burdened by type 2 diabetes (T2D). Promoting healthy eating and physical activity through structured education is the cornerstone of T2D care, ...

    Authors: Amanda P. Moore, Carol A. Rivas, Stephanie Stanton-Fay, Seeromanie Harding and Louise M. Goff

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1146

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Cryptosporidiosis is a pathological condition caused by infection with coccidian protozoan parasites Cryptosporidium. Cryptosporidium is one of the most common causes of childhood diarrhea in developing countries...

    Authors: Atsimbom Neville Tombang, Ngwa Fabrice Ambe, Tanyi Pride Bobga, Claude Ngwayu Nkfusai, Ngandeu Mongoue Collins, Sangwe Bertrand Ngwa, Ngwene Hycentha Diengou and Samuel Nambile Cumber

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1144

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The association between HIV and cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been reported in several studies. However, there is paucity of information on the prevalence of subclinical disease as well as its associated ri...

    Authors: Chidozie Elochukwu Agu, Ikenna Kingsley Uchendu, Augusta Chinyere Nsonwu, Chukwugozie Nwachukwu Okwuosa and Peter Uwadiegwu Achukwu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1143

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Adolescent pregnancy poses risks to the life of a young mother and her baby, and can affect their health, educational and future employment outcomes. In many low- and middle-income countries like the Philippin...

    Authors: Christine Marie Habito, Cathy Vaughan and Alison Morgan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1142

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The consumption of non-carbonated sugar-sweetened beverages (NCSSBs) has many adverse health effects. However, the sugar and energy content in NCSSBs sold in China remain unknown. We aimed to investigate the s...

    Authors: Chuyao Jin, Lizi Lin, Chenxiong Li, Yuanzhou Peng, Graham A. MacGregor, Fengjun He and Haijun Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1141

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Workplace Health Promotion Programs (WHPP) have been shown to be an efficient way of improving workers’ health. These programs can be incorporated in the worker’s daily schedule and improve their productivity ...

    Authors: Thiffya Arabi Kugathasan, François Lecot, Suzanne Laberge, Jonathan Tremblay and Marie-Eve Mathieu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1140

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Rates of sepsis/septicemia hospitalization in the US have risen significantly during recent years. Antibiotic resistance and use may contribute to those rates through various mechanisms, including lack of clea...

    Authors: Edward Goldstein, Scott W. Olesen, Zeynal Karaca, Claudia A. Steiner, Cecile Viboud and Marc Lipsitch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1138

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Medical Aid beneficiaries in Korea are more likely to have poor health status and to receive insufficient healthcare services, but their life expectancy has not been compared with that of National Health Insur...

    Authors: Jinwook Bahk, Hee-Yeon Kang and Young-Ho Khang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1137

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, HIV remains a major public health challenge, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. Literature indicates that men’s involvement in HIV testing, care, and treatment services is lower compared to women, th...

    Authors: Charles Peter Osingada, Godfrey Siu, Mathew Amollo, Patience Muwanguzi, Nelson Sewankambo and Noah Kiwanuka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1136

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is widely acknowledged as a global health problem, yet in many parts of the world its magnitude is not well elucidated. A baseline assessment of the AMR prevalence is a priority ...

    Authors: Mohamed Moctar Mouliom Mouiche, Frédéric Moffo, Jane-Francis Tatah Kihla Akoachere, Ndode Herman Okah-Nnane, Nabilah Pemi Mapiefou, Valantine Ngum Ndze, Abel Wade, Félicité Flore Djuikwo-Teukeng, Dorine Godelive Tseuko Toghoua, Henri René Zambou, Jean Marc Kameni Feussom, Matthew LeBreton and Julius Awah-Ndukum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1135

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  24. Content type: Correction

    It was highlighted that the original article [1] contained an error in the title. Additionally, Table 2 contained a typesetting mistake. This Correction article shows the incorrect and correct article title an...

    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 19:1134

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1028

  25. Content type: Correspondence

    Approximately one billion children experience violence every year. Violence against children is an urgent global public health concern and violation of children’s rights. It is also a risk factor for serious n...

    Authors: Nambusi Kyegombe, Lena Morgon Banks, Susan Kelly, Hannah Kuper and Karen M. Devries

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1133

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The mortality rate in children under 5 years old (U5MR) has decreased considerably in Ecuador in the last decade; however, thousands of children continue to die from causes related to poverty. A social program...

    Authors: Ana L. Moncayo, Guillermo Granizo, Mario J. Grijalva and Davide Rasella

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1132

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV) has been shown to be associated with poor maternal healthcare utilisation and poor pregnancy outcomes. IPV can be seen both as the cause and result of low socioeconomic status a...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Nathali Gunawardena and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1131

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  28. Content type: Research article

    In 2014, Vietnam was the first Southeast Asian country to commit to achieving the World Health Organization’s 90–90-90 global HIV targets (90% know their HIV status, 90% on sustained treatment, and 90% virally...

    Authors: Lora L. Sabin, Katherine Semrau, Mary DeSilva, Loan T T Le, Jennifer J. Beard, Davidson H. Hamer, Jordan Tuchman, Theodore M. Hammett, Nafisa Halim, Manisha Reuben, Aldina Mesic and Taryn Vian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1130

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  29. Content type: Research article

    In China, clients of female sex workers (CFSWs) have a low rate of condom use and a high prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). However, little is known about the high-risk sexual behaviors of HIV-p...

    Authors: Peili Wu, Willa M. Dong, Keming Rou, Wei Dong, Chu Zhou, Xi Chen, Jun Zheng, Sarah R. Scott and Zunyou Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1129

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Food safety has long been the subject of scholarly research, and street food is a weak link in food safety supervision. Street food not only provides convenience for many people, but is also the livelihood for...

    Authors: Lihua Ma, Hong Chen, Huizhe Yan, Lifeng Wu and Wenbin Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1128

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The Ultraviolet (UV) Index provides a reliable means of monitoring the strength of UV radiation at the Earth’s surface, which can be used to indicate the potential for skin damage. This qualitative study aims ...

    Authors: Anna Nicholson, Michael Murphy, Heather Walker, Rick Tinker and Suzanne Dobbinson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1127

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The workplace is a prominent domain for excessive sitting. The consequences of increased sitting time include adverse health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease and poor mental wellbeing. There is evidence...

    Authors: Samson O. Ojo, Daniel P. Bailey, Marsha L. Brierley, David J. Hewson and Angel M. Chater

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1126

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Increasing life expectancy has made understanding the mechanisms underlying late-life health and function more important. We set out to investigate whether trajectories of change in psychosocial working condit...

    Authors: Charlotta Nilsen, Ross Andel, Alexander Darin-Mattsson and Ingemar Kåreholt

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1125

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Social participation is a modifiable health determinant influenced by physical and social aspects of the environment. Little is known about aging women’s and men’s community activities and barriers according t...

    Authors: Daniel Naud, Mélissa Généreux, Jean-François Bruneau, Aline Alauzet and Mélanie Levasseur

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1124

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the risk and addiction perceptions of e-cigarettes among Asian populations. We examined e-cigarette perceptions among young adults in Hong Kong and the association between the perceptions...

    Authors: Nan Jiang, Charles M. Cleland, Man Ping Wang, Antonio Kwong, Vienna Lai and Tai Hing Lam

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1123

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Health Literacy (HL) is the knowledge and competence to access, understand, appraise, and apply health information for health judgment. We analyze for the first time HL level of Catalonia’s population. Our obj...

    Authors: Oriol Garcia-Codina, Dolors Juvinyà-Canal, Paloma Amil-Bujan, Carmen Bertran-Noguer, María Asunción González-Mestre, Eulàlia Masachs-Fatjo, Sebastià J. Santaeugènia, Pilar Magrinyà-Rull and Esteve Saltó-Cerezuela

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1122

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Chronic back disorders (CBD) are a global health problem and the leading cause of years lived with disability. The present study aims to examine overall and specific trends in CBD in the Canadian population ag...

    Authors: Adriana Angarita-Fonseca, Catherine Trask, Tayyab Shah and Brenna Bath

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1121

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Retention in care is critical for children living with HIV taking antiretroviral therapy (ART). Loss to follow-up (LTFU) is high in HIV treatment programs in resource limited settings. We estimated the cumulat...

    Authors: Jane N. Mutanga, Simon Mutembo, Amara E. Ezeamama, Xiao Song, Robert C. Fubisha, Kunda Mutesu-Kapembwa, Derrick Sialondwe, Brenda Simuchembu, Jelita Chinyonga, Philip E. Thuma and Christopher C. Whalen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1120

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Vitamin D deficiency has been highlighted as a serious public health problem in the United Kingdom. One in four toddlers are not achieving the recommended intake for their healthy development. This study uses ...

    Authors: Rhiannon Eleanor Day, Roxane Krishnarao, Pinki Sahota and Meaghan Sarah Christian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1119

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease of increasing global importance. There is scant information on Lyme disease patient demographics in England and Wales, and how they interact with the National Health Servic...

    Authors: John S. P. Tulloch, Valerie Decraene, Rob M. Christley, Alan D. Radford, Jenny C. Warner and Roberto Vivancos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:931

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  41. Content type: Correction

    It was highlighted that in the original article [1] Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 were interchanged.

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1118

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1010

  42. Content type: Research article

    Comprehensive, age-stratified dengue surveillance data are unavailable from India and many more dengue cases occur than are reported. Additional information on dengue transmission dynamics can inform understan...

    Authors: Amit Bhavsar, Clarence C. Tam, Suneela Garg, Guru Rajesh Jammy, Anne-Frieda Taurel, Sher-Ney Chong and Joshua Nealon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1116

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  43. 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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  44. Content type: Research article

    The burden of tuberculosis (TB) and diabetes mellitus (DM) is rising and substantially affecting the low-income countries, including Tanzania. Integrated management of TB and DM is becoming of importance in TB...

    Authors: Festo K. Shayo and Sigfrid Casmir Shayo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1104

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Cervical cancer remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality among women, particularly in low-resource countries like Ethiopia. Early screening for pre-cervical cancer is a key intervention in reduction of...

    Authors: Simachew Animen Bante, Simegnew Asmer Getie, Almaz Aklilu Getu, Kebadnew Mulatu and Selamawit Lake Fenta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1102

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