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  1. Content type: Research article

    In several countries, immigrants have higher disability pension (DP) rates than natives. Reasons for this are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate if the risk of diagnosis-specific DP di...

    Authors: D. Di Thiene, M. Helgesson, K. Alexanderson, G. La Torre, J. Tiihonen and E. Mittendorfer-Rutz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:931

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular protozoan infecting humans and animals. Infection in adults usually causes mild disease but greater importance lies in preventing transplacental t...

    Authors: Devika Iddawela, Sanura Malinda Pallegoda Vithana and Chathura Ratnayake

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:930

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  3. Content type: Research article

    While existing research indicates that housing improvements are associated with health improvements, less is known about the wider social and health benefits of meeting national housing standards, as well as t...

    Authors: Wouter Poortinga, Nikki Jones, Simon Lannon and Huw Jenkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:927

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Patients with cardiovascular disease who underwent coronary angiography at the National Institute of Cardiac Surgery and Cardiological Intervention (INCCI) in Luxembourg were surveyed for cardiovascular risk fact...

    Authors: Michèle Baumann, Anastase Tchicaya, Nathalie Lorentz and Etienne Le Bihan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:925

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  5. Content type: Research article

    International comparisons of the disability employment gap are an important driver of policy change. However, previous comparisons have used the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SI...

    Authors: Ben Baumberg Geiger, Kjetil A. van der Wel and Anne Grete Tøge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:928

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  6. Content type: Debate

    Zika infection during pregnancy (ZIKVP) is known to be associated with adverse outcomes. Studies on this matter involve both rare outcomes and rare exposures and methodological choices are not straightforward....

    Authors: Elisabeth Carmen Duarte, Leila Posenato Garcia, Wildo Navegantes de Araújo and Maria P. Velez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:924

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Parents have the potential to substantively influence their child’s physical activity. This study identified the parenting practices of US and Canadian parents to encourage or discourage their 5-12 year-old ch...

    Authors: Andrew W. Tu, Teresia M. O’Connor, Mark R. Beauchamp, Sheryl O. Hughes, Tom Baranowski and Louise C. Mâsse

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:920

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  8. Content type: Research article

    We designed and implemented the Brigham and Women’s Wellness Initiative (B-Well), a single-arm study to examine the feasibility of a workplace program that used individual and team-based financial incentives t...

    Authors: Elena Losina, Savannah R. Smith, Ilana M. Usiskin, Kristina M. Klara, Griffin L. Michl, Bhushan R. Deshpande, Heidi Y. Yang, Karen C. Smith, Jamie E. Collins and Jeffrey N. Katz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:921

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  9. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that there is an acknowledgement missing. The authors would like to add the following –

    Authors: Natalia I. Heredia, MinJae Lee and Belinda M. Reininger

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:922

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:883

  10. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the second author’s name was published incorrectly. Previously included as “Keshia P. Porter”, the full and correct name should b...

    Authors: David P. Bui, Keshia Pollack Porter, Stephanie Griffin, Dustin D. French, Alesia M. Jung, Stephen Crothers and Jefferey L. Burgess

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:923

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:885

  11. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the article [1], it has been brought to our attention that the first and last names of the third author were transposed in the original article. The author was published as “Ponnet Koen” w...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Tahereh Pashaei, Koen Ponnet, Fatemeh Jafari and Rashin Alizadeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:919

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2017 17:507

  12. Content type: Research article

    Translation encompasses the continuum from clinical efficacy to widespread adoption within the healthcare service and ultimately routine clinical practice. The Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health (...

    Authors: Carly Jane Moores, Jacqueline Miller, Rebecca Anne Perry, Lily Lai Hang Chan, Lynne Allison Daniels, Helen Anna Vidgen and Anthea Margaret Magarey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:918

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Assessing drug users’ attitudes towards different kinds of addiction treatment is necessary to design tailored strategies. The aim of the present study is to develop and examine the psychometric properties of ...

    Authors: Maryam Khazaee-Pool, Zohreh Arefi, Daem Roshani, Tahereh Pashaei and Koen Ponnet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:906

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  14. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated condom use among female sex workers (FSWs) at hair salons during commercial sexual interactions over 1 month. We explored the associations of such use with various sexual behaviours, HI...

    Authors: Qiaoqin Ma, Jianmin Jiang, Xiaohong Pan, Gaofen Cai, Hui Wang, Xin Zhou, Tingting Jiang and Lin Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:910

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Implementing rigorous epidemiologic studies in low-resource settings involves challenges in participant recruitment and follow-up (e.g., mobile populations, distrust), biological sample collection (e.g., cold-...

    Authors: Anna M. Aceituno, Kaitlyn K. Stanhope, Paulina A. Rebolledo, Rachel M. Burke, Rita Revollo, Volga Iñiguez, Parminder S. Suchdev and Juan S. Leon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:911

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  16. Content type: Research article

    With 600 million people using betel quid (BQ) globally, and smokeless tobacco (SLT) use being more wide-spread; the duo is an uphill public health concern in South Asian countries. SLT and/or BQ use increases ...

    Authors: Azmina Hussain, Sidra Zaheer and Kashif Shafique

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:913

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Some longitudinal studies have shown that blood pressure tracks from adolescence to adulthood, yet there is limited evidence regarding the predictive factors of adulthood hypertension during adolescence. This ...

    Authors: Saeed Kalantari, Davood Khalili, Samaneh Asgari, Noushin Fahimfar, Farzad Hadaegh, Maryam Tohidi and Fereidoun Azizi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:915

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The health outcomes of men continue to be poorer than women globally. Challenges in addressing this problem include difficulties engaging men in weight loss programs as they tend to view these programs as cont...

    Authors: Wendy Blunt, Dawn P. Gill, Shannon L. Sibbald, Brendan Riggin, Roseanne W. Pulford, Ryan Scott, Karen Danylchuk, Cindy M. Gray, Sally Wyke, Christopher Bunn and Robert J. Petrella

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:916

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  19. Content type: Research article

    There is limited research on capacity building interventions that include theoretical foundations. The purpose of this systematic review is to identify underlying theories, models and frameworks used to suppor...

    Authors: Kim Bergeron, Samiya Abdi, Kara DeCorby, Gloria Mensah, Benjamin Rempel and Heather Manson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:914

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Data measuring airborne pollutants, public health and environmental factors are increasingly being stored and merged. These big datasets offer great potential, but also challenge traditional epidemiological me...

    Authors: Colin Bellinger, Mohomed Shazan Mohomed Jabbar, Osmar Zaïane and Alvaro Osornio-Vargas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:907

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  21. Content type: Research article

    People who inject drugs are at high risk of acquiring hepatitis B (HBV), hepatitis C (HCV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) due to risky injection and sexual practices. The objective of this study is to...

    Authors: Ahmed Khatib, Eva Matiko, Farhat Khalid, Susie Welty, Ameir Ali, Asha Othman, Shaaban Haji, Mohammed Dahoma and George Rutherford

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2017 17:917

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