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  1. Content type: Correction

    In the original publication of this article [1] there is an error in the citations of Tables 2 and 3. In this correction article the incorrect and correct citations are shown for clarity:

    Authors: Nia Coupe, Sarah Cotterill and Sarah Peters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1147

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2018 18:967

  2. Content type: Research article

    Physical inactivity is associated with several chronic diseases that are costly to society, employers, and individuals. Workplaces are a common location for physical activity (PA) initiatives because of the am...

    Authors: Maryanne M Bailey, Rachel K Coller and Keshia M Pollack Porter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1145

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  3. Content type: Research article

    HIV self-testing (HIVST) has demonstrated potential to expand HIV testing among key populations, including men who have sex with men (MSM) in China who have low testing rates. However, due to the autonomous na...

    Authors: Yue Zhao, Xiaofang Zhu, Ashley E. Pérez, Wenhan Zhang, Anxia Shi, Zhihua Zhang, Pan Gao, Jun Wang, Cui Yang, Nickolas Zaller, Yehuan Sun, Don Operario and Hongbo Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1146

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  4. Content type: Research article

    While critically important, child sexual violence (CSV) research poses numerous ethical and safety challenges. Recently, the studies dedicated to understanding and addressing CSV in India have been on the rise...

    Authors: Radhika Dayal, Ameeta S. Kalokhe, Vikas Choudhry, Divya Pillai, Klaus Beier and Vikram Patel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1144

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Social capital has been found to be positively associated with various health and well-being outcomes amongst children. Less is known about how social capital may be generated and specifically in relation to chil...

    Authors: Nanna W. Stjernqvist, Marianne Sabinsky, Antony Morgan, Ellen Trolle, Camilla Thyregod, Helle T. Maindal, Ane H. Bonde and Inge Tetens

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1141

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Water insecurity is linked to depression in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), though it remains unclear how geospatial clustering of water insecurity in rural regions is associated with risk for depres...

    Authors: Christine E Cooper-Vince, Hawk Arachy, Bernard Kakuhikire, Dagmar Vořechovská, Rumbidzai C Mushavi, Charles Baguma, Amy Q McDonough, David R Bangsberg and Alexander C Tsai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1143

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Implementation profoundly influences how well new audiences engage with sport-based physical activity programmes. Recognising that effective implementation relies on concurrently generating supportive contexts...

    Authors: Stephen Zwolinsky, Nicola Kime, Andy Pringle, Paul Widdop and Jim McKenna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1142

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In South Africa, young women are at disproportionate risk of HIV infection with about 2363 new infections per week in 2015. Proper condom use is one of the most effective HIV/AIDS prevention strategies among s...

    Authors: Thobani Ntshiqa, Alfred Musekiwa, Mandla Mlotshwa, Kerry Mangold, Carl Reddy and Seymour Williams

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1137

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Further research gaps exist in relation to the promotion of breastfeeding. Robust scientific evidence obtained by a meta-analysis would provide objectively summarized data while enabling the assessment of cons...

    Authors: Pasyodun Koralage Buddhika Mahesh, Moraendage Wasantha Gunathunga, Suriyakumara Mahendra Arnold, Chintha Jayasinghe, Sisira Pathirana, Mohamed Fahmy Makarim, Pradeep Malaka Manawadu and Sameera Jayan Senanayake

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1140

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Infectious disease screening of migrants at increased risk is a feature of national infection prevention and control measures. Asylum seekers in Finland are offered screening of tuberculosis (TB), hepatitis B,...

    Authors: Paula Tiittala, Karolina Tuomisto, Taneli Puumalainen, Outi Lyytikäinen, Jukka Ollgren, Olli Snellman and Otto Helve

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1139

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    The international community strongly advocates the implementation of multi-sectoral surveillance policies for an effective approach to antibiotic resistance, in line with the One Health concept. To comply with...

    Authors: Marion Bordier, Aurelie Binot, Quentin Pauchard, Dien Thi Nguyen, Thanh Ngo Trung, Nicolas Fortané and Flavie Luce Goutard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1136

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Over the past decade, lung cancers have exhibited a disproportionately high mortality and increasing mortality trend in Thailand, especially in the northern region, and prevention strategies have consequently ...

    Authors: Apinut Rankantha, Imjai Chitapanarux, Donsuk Pongnikorn, Sukon Prasitwattanaseree, Walaithip Bunyatisai, Patumrat Sripan and Patrinee Traisathit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1138

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are widely used despite their risk of gastrointestinal bleeding or cardiovascular events. We report the profile of people taking NSAIDs in Spain, and we include d...

    Authors: Inés Gómez-Acebo, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, María de Pedro, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Gemma Castaño-Vinyals, Tania Fernández-Villa, Camilo Palazuelos-Calderón, Pilar Amiano, Jaione Etxeberria, Yolanda Benavente, Guillermo Fernández-Tardón, Inmaculada Salcedo-Bellido, Rocío Capelo, Rosana Peiró, Rafael Marcos-Gragera, José M. Huerta…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1134

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    The ability to ‘age in place’ is dependent on a range of inter-personal, social and built environment attributes, with the latter being a key area for potential intervention. There is an emerging body of evide...

    Authors: Geraint Ellis, Ruth F. Hunter, Adriano Akira F. Hino, Claire L. Cleland, Sara Ferguson, Brendan Murtagh, Ciro Romelio Rodriguez Anez, Sara Melo, Mark Tully, Frank Kee, Urmi Sengupta and Rodrigo Reis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1135

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Recently, the number of patients diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has increased in Korea. Risk factors of GERD include age, sex, medication use, lack of physical exercise, increased psycho...

    Authors: Oksoo Kim, Hee Jung Jang, Sue Kim, Hea-Young Lee, Eunyoung Cho, Jung Eun Lee, Heeja Jung and Jiyoung Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1133

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity among children and adolescents (collectively, youth) is important to ensure adult health. Population density is a factor that affects physical activity via various environmental factors. Howe...

    Authors: Hiroki Sato, Shigeru Inoue, Noritoshi Fukushima, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Tomoko Takamiya, Catrine Tudor-Locke, Yuki Hikihara and Shigeho Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1132

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although research has explored influenza vaccination uptake among medical and college students, there is a dearth of research in understanding influenza vaccination uptake and attitudes toward the vaccine amon...

    Authors: Christopher J. Rogers, Kaitlin O. Bahr and Stephanie M. Benjamin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1131

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Current research into alcohol consumption focuses predominantly on problematic drinkers and populations considered likely to engage in risky behaviours. Middle-aged drinkers are an under-researched group, desp...

    Authors: Emma Muhlack, Drew Carter, Annette Braunack-Mayer, Nicholas Morfidis and Jaklin Eliott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1016

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Legal restrictions on alcohol availability have been used to address violence and injury in the world’s remote Indigenous communities. In Australia, alcohol management plans (AMPs) were implemented by the Quee...

    Authors: Alan R. Clough, Michelle S. Fitts, Reinhold Muller, Valmae Ypinazar and Stephen Margolis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1126

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Patients being treated for recurrent or multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) require long courses of injectable anti-tuberculous agents. In order to maintain strong TB control programmes, it is vital that the...

    Authors: D. B. Cohen, M. Phiri, H. Banda, S. B. Squire, I. Namakhoma and N. Desmond

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1127

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  21. Content type: Research article

    In the late 20th century, US localities began increasing the minimum age of legal access (MLA) for tobacco from 18 to 21 years by enacting “Tobacco 21” ordinances. Although these policies have a strong evidenc...

    Authors: Jocelyn Huey and Dorie E. Apollonio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1129

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Recent evidence suggests that HIV prevalence is generally higher among older than younger persons. However, few studies have explored issues regarding HIV testing and awareness of HIV status among older person...

    Authors: Anne M. Nabukenya and Joseph K. B. Matovu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1128

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  23. Content type: Research article

    It has been recognized that alternate day calorie restriction (ADCR) or exercise has positive effects on cardio-metabolic risk factors. It is unclear whether the combined effect of ADCR and exercise (aerobic +...

    Authors: Minsuk Oh, Sue Kim, Ki-Yong An, Jihee Min, Hyuk In Yang, Junga Lee, Mi Kyung Lee, Dong-Il Kim, Hye-Sun Lee, Ji-Won Lee and Justin Y. Jeon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1124

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  24. Content type: Research article

    There are conflicting researches on the relationship between muscular strength and depression, the most common mental illness. There is no study of relationship between muscular strength and depression using n...

    Authors: Mee-Ri Lee, Sung Min Jung, Hyuk Bang, Hwa Sung Kim and Yong Bae Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1123

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Pictorial cigarette pack warnings discourage smoking, but most evidence comes from studies of adults. Our qualitative study explored adolescents’ reactions to pictorial warnings on their parents’ cigarette packs.

    Authors: Kaitlyn E. Brodar, M. Justin Byron, Kathryn Peebles, Marissa G. Hall, Jessica K. Pepper and Noel T. Brewer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1125

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To analyse trends over the period 1991–2013 in systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and the prevalence of hypertension in adults aged 25–64 years in Samoa; and to assess the contributi...

    Authors: Christine Linhart, Take Naseri, Sophia Lin, Richard Taylor, Stephen Morrell, Stephen T. McGarvey, Dianna J. Magliano and Paul Zimmet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1122

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Data on the pathogens responsible for nosocomial bloodstream infection (BSI) and their antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Hubei province are limited. This study was conducted to determine the major pathogens ca...

    Authors: Lei Tian, Ziyong Sun and Zhen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1121

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  28. Content type: Research article

    There is a need to identify strategies that enhance the implementation of evidence-based school wellness intervention programs in real-world settings. The present study evaluates the feasibility of empowering ...

    Authors: Senlin Chen, David A. Dzewaltowski, Richard R. Rosenkranz, Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, Spyridoula Vazou, Douglas A. Gentile, Joey A. Lee, Kyle J. Braun, Maren M. Wolff and Gregory J. Welk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1119

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Office-based workers typically spend 70–85% of working hours, and a large proportion of leisure time, sitting. High levels of sitting have been linked to poor health. There is a need for fully powered randomis...

    Authors: Charlotte L. Edwardson, Stuart J. H. Biddle, Alexandra Clarke-Cornwell, Stacy Clemes, Melanie J. Davies, David W. Dunstan, Helen Eborall, Malcolm H. Granat, Laura J. Gray, Genevieve N. Healy, Gerry Richardson, Thomas Yates and Fehmidah Munir

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1120

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Provision of evidence-based smoking cessation treatment may contribute to health disparities if barriers to treatment are greater for more disadvantaged groups. We describe and evaluate the public health impac...

    Authors: Peter Selby, Sabrina Voci, Laurie Zawertailo, Dolly Baliunas, Rosa Dragonetti and Sarwar Hussain

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1117

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections are among the most common type of infections worldwide and are widely distributed in tropical areas. In rural areas of southern Thailand where most land is used for a...

    Authors: Chuchard Punsawad, Nonthapan Phasuk, Suchirat Bunratsami, Kanjana Thongtup, Parnpen Viriyavejakul, Sarawoot Palipoch, Phanit Koomhin and Somchok Nongnaul

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1118

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Multidrug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) represents TB which is simultaneous resistant to at least rifampicin (R) and isoniazid (H). Identifying inadequate therapy as the main cause of this form of the dise...

    Authors: Maja Stosic, Dejana Vukovic, Dragan Babic, Gordana Antonijevic, Kristie L. Foley, Isidora Vujcic and Sandra Sipetic Grujicic

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1114

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Quality of life (QOL) is an important component in assessing people’s health. Environmental quality can influence people’s QOL in the physical health, psychological, social relationships and environment domain...

    Authors: Fiona Y. Wong, Lin Yang, John W. M. Yuen, Katherine K. P. Chang and Frances K. Y. Wong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1113

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The previously-named Mexico City Policy (MCP) — which prohibited non U.S.-based non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from receiving U.S. family planning (FP) funding if they advocated, provided, counseled, or...

    Authors: Jennifer Sherwood, Alana Sharp, Brian Honermann, Caitlin Horrigan, Meghna Chatterjee, Austin Jones, Chloe Cooney and Greg Millett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1116

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Pneumonia is responsible for high morbidity and mortality amongst children under five year of age. India accounts for one-third of the total WHO South East Asia burden of under-five mortality. There is a pauci...

    Authors: Jayashree Gothankar, Prakash Doke, Girish Dhumale, Prasad Pore, Sanjay Lalwani, Sanjay Quraishi, Sujata Murarkar, Reshma Patil, Vivek Waghachavare, Randhir Dhobale, Kirti Rasote, Sonali Palkar and Nandini Malshe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1111

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  36. Content type: Correction

    After publication of the article [1], it was noticed that the title has erroneously included ‘authors’ in the end.

    Authors: Pamela A. Juma, Shukri F. Mohamed, Beatrice L. Matanje Mwagomba, Catherine Ndinda, Clarisse Mapa-tassou, Mojisola Oluwasanu, Oladimeji Oladepo, Opeyemi Abiona, Misheck J. Nkhata, Jennifer P. Wisdom and Jean-Claude Mbanya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1112

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2018 18:961

  37. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have sought to address the limited time for physical activity by focusing on increasing physical activity intensity among students during non-curricula periods and specifically school break time...

    Authors: Dean A. Dudley, Wayne G. Cotton, Louisa R. Peralta and Matthew Winslade

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1101

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Despite great progress made in methods to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT), delivery and uptake of these measures remains a challenge in many countries. Although the Brazilian Ministry of Hea...

    Authors: Kathryn Lynn Lovero, Thais Raquelly Dourado de Oliveira, Estela Magalhães Cosme, Natália Beatriz Cabrera, Mariana Fernandes Guimarães, Juliana Gregório de Avelar, Giovanna Rodrigues Teixeira de Oliveira, Camila de Morais Salviato, Guillermo Douglass-Jaimes, Maria Leticia Santos Cruz, Esaú Custódio João, Ana Cláudia Mamede Wiering de Barros, Marcos Vinicius da Silva Pone, Ivete Martins Gomes, Lee Woodland Riley and Claudete Aparecida Araújo Cardoso

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1110

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Material and behavioural factors play an important role in explaining educational inequalities in mortality, but gender differences in these contributions have received little attention thus far. We examined t...

    Authors: Karen van Hedel, Frank J. van Lenthe, Joost Oude Groeniger and Johan P. Mackenbach

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1105

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  40. Content type: Research article

    To improve the availability and accessibility of healthier food and drinks in schools, sports and worksites canteens, national Guidelines for Healthier Canteens were developed by the Netherlands Nutrition Cent...

    Authors: I. J. Evenhuis, N. L. W. J. Wezenbeek, E. L. Vyth, L. Veldhuis, M. P. Poelman, D. Wolvers, J. C. Seidell and C. M. Renders

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1109

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Low-income children and parents are at increased risk for developing overweight and obesity. Therefore, the purpose of this exploratory study was to compare whether African American and white children and pare...

    Authors: Diane C. Berry, Robert G. McMurray, Todd A. Schwartz and Reuben Adatorwovor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1107

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  42. Content type: Study protocol

    Life-skills trainings conducted within the school curriculum are effective in preventing the onset and escalation of substance use among adolescents. However, their dissemination is impeded due to their large ...

    Authors: Severin Haug, Raquel Paz Castro, Andreas Wenger and Michael P. Schaub

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1102

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Different dietary patterns and the risks of hypertension in various diet exposures among multi-ethnic population in southwest China remain extremely scarce. The aim of this study is to identify dietary pattern...

    Authors: Yuan Ruan, Yongshou Huang, Qiang Zhang, Shu Qin, Xiaoxia Du and Yongxin Sun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1106

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  44. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization recommends HIV self-testing (HIVST) as an additional approach to HIV testing services. We aimed to assess to what extent HIVST was conducted correctly by Chinese men who have sex ...

    Authors: Chongyi Wei, Li Yan, Jianjun Li, Xiaoyou Su, Sheri Lippman and Hongjing Yan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1108

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  45. Content type: Research article

    South Africa has implemented a community health programme delivered by community health workers (CHWs) to strengthen primary healthcare services. Provision of community Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) servi...

    Authors: Nireshni Naidoo, Jean P. Railton, Sellina N. Khosa, Nthabiseng Matlakala, Gert Marincowitz, James A. McIntyre, Helen E. Struthers, Jude Igumbor and Remco P. H. Peters

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1099

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Globally, more than 90% of women during the first year of postpartum period want to either delay or avoid future pregnancies. The first year postpartum period is more crucial time to use modern contraceptives ...

    Authors: Aregahegn Dona, Muluemebet Abera, Tsedach Alemu and Dawit Hawaria

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1100

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