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  1. Content type: Research article

    Utilization of Antenatal Care (ANC) is very low in Nigeria. Self-reported patient satisfaction may be useful to identify provider- and facility-specific factors that can be improved to increase ANC satisfactio...

    Authors: Dumbiri J. Onyeajam, Sudha Xirasagar, Mahmud M. Khan, James W. Hardin and Oluwole Odutolu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:368

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    Child stunting due to chronic malnutrition is a major problem in low- and middle-income countries due, in part, to inadequate nutrition-related practices and insufficient access to services. Limited budgets fo...

    Authors: Ruth Pearson, Madhura Killedar, Janka Petravic, Jakub J. Kakietek, Nick Scott, Kelsey L. Grantham, Robyn M. Stuart, David J. Kedziora, Cliff C. Kerr, Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Meera Shekhar and David P. Wilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:384

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    The objectives of this study were to characterize the burden of herpes zoster, as well as the longitudinal and incremental changes of healthcare service utilization among individuals with herpes zoster and pos...

    Authors: Wan-Hsuan Lu, Chih-Wan Lin, Chen-Yu Wang, Liang-Kung Chen and Fei-Yuan Hsiao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:369

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Korea is becoming an aged society. Accordingly, it is very meaningful to investigate the impact of job retention on quality of life (QOL) for older adults. We aimed to understand the pattern of changes over ti...

    Authors: Deulle Min and Eunhee Cho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:379

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Illicit drug use (DU) and hazardous drinking (HD) among marginalized populations may be associated with greater barriers to care.

    Authors: Mika Matsuzaki, Quan M. Vu, Marya Gwadz, Joseph A. C. Delaney, Irene Kuo, Maria Esther Perez Trejo, William E. Cunningham, Chinazo O. Cunningham and Katerina Christopoulos

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:366

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Universal antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all pregnant/ breastfeeding women living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), known as Prevention of mother-to child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) Option B+ (PMTCTB...

    Authors: David Etoori, Bernhard Kerschberger, Nelly Staderini, Mpumelelo Ndlangamandla, Bonisile Nhlabatsi, Kiran Jobanputra, Simangele Mthethwa-Hleza, Lucy Anne Parker, Sifiso Sibanda, Edwin Mabhena, Munyaradzi Pasipamire, Serge Mathurin Kabore, Barbara Rusch, Christine Jamet, Iza Ciglenecki and Roger Teck

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:374

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Screening programs may help to address the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Australia. Public awareness is an important determinant of the uptake of screening programs. However, data on the public kno...

    Authors: Pankti A. Gheewala, Gregory M. Peterson, Syed Tabish R. Zaidi, Matthew D. Jose and Ronald L. Castelino

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:371

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Early childhood caries is the most common chronic childhood disease worldwide. Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are twice more likely to develop dental decay, and contributing factors ...

    Authors: Ariana C. Villarosa, Amy R. Villarosa, Yenna Salamonson, Lucie M. Ramjan, Mariana S. Sousa, Ravi Srinivas, Nathan Jones and Ajesh George

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:381

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The present association between socioeconomic status (SES) and stroke is positive in developing communities, but it is negative in developed countries where a positive SES-stroke relationship was recorded seve...

    Authors: Shenghua Li, Fei Xu, Jing He, Zhiyong Wang, Lap Ah. Tse, Yaqing Xiong and Daowen Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:367

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Active smoking is an important risk factor for all-cause mortality and peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In contrast, published studies on the associations with secondhand smoke (SHS) are limited. The aim of ...

    Authors: Liya Lu, Daniel F. Mackay and Jill P. Pell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:348

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Latino preschool children have higher rates of obesity than preschool children from other racial/ethnic groups; however, few effective, culturally appropriate interventions exist targeting this group. The purp...

    Authors: Sharon E. Taverno Ross, Bethany Barone Gibbs, Patricia I. Documet and Russell R. Pate

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:360

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The need to tackle sexual health problems and promote positive sexual health has been acknowledged in Irish health policy. Young people’s sexual behaviour however remains under-researched with limited national...

    Authors: Honor Young, Lorraine Burke and Saoirse Nic Gabhainn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:362

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Regular breakfast and well-balanced soft drink, and screen media consumption are associated with a lower risk of overweight and obesity in schoolchildren. The aim of this research is the combined examination o...

    Authors: Meike Traub, Romy Lauer, Tibor Kesztyüs, Olivia Wartha, Jürgen Michael Steinacker and Dorothea Kesztyüs

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:363

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To describe the prevalence of alcohol dependence and to explore the relationship between alcohol dependence and newly detected hypertension in China.

    Authors: Ailing Ji, Peian Lou, Zongmei Dong, Chunrong Xu, Pan Zhang, Guiqiu Chang and Ting Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:364

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    Occupational injuries cause major health problems in all nations. Coal mining is one of the largest, oldest industries in the world. However, there is relatively little available literature concerning the heal...

    Authors: Murat İnanç Cengiz, Büşra Zengin, Murat İçen and Firüzan Köktürk

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:361

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cutaneous Leishmaniasis (CL) is a parasitic skin disease, linked to poverty, and belonging to the group of Neglected Tropical Diseases. Depending on the severity, the type of lesions or scars, and the context,...

    Authors: Issam Bennis, Vincent De Brouwere, Zakaria Belrhiti, Hamid Sahibi and Marleen Boelaert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:358

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Migration has an influence on health behavior and food intake. Dietary variety is a key component to high-quality diets because a single food item does not contain a variety of nutrients and may not reflect nu...

    Authors: Grace P. Abris, Na-Hui Kim, Sherlyn Mae P. Provido, Sangmo Hong, Sung Hoon Yu, Chang Beom Lee and Jung Eun Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:359

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Insufficient knowledge of health insurance benefits could be associated with lack of access to health care, particularly for minority populations. This study aims to assess the association between expatriates’...

    Authors: Abdulwahab A. Alkhamis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:354

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Dengue is the most prevalent arboviral disease affecting humans. The frequency and magnitude of dengue epidemic have significantly increased over recent decades. This study aimed to identify dengue epidemic ty...

    Authors: Daniel Barros de Castro, Vanderson Souza Sampaio, Bernardino Cláudio de Albuquerque, Rosemary Costa Pinto, Megumi Sadahiro, Ricardo Augusto dos Passos, Cristiano Fernandes da Costa and José Ueleres Braga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:356

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Childhood obesity is emerging as a major public health problem worldwide. To date, most studies of obesity and overweight in Peru are focused on adults, with few of them involving children, a population at a c...

    Authors: J. Smith Torres-Roman, Diego Urrunaga-Pastor, Jose L. Avilez, Luis M. Helguero-Santin and German Malaga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:353

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Non-communicable chronic diseases (NCCDs) multi-morbidity is becoming one of the public health problems in Ethiopia. The objective of this study was to describe the prevalence of NCCDs and multi-morbidity amon...

    Authors: Endrias Markos Woldesemayat, Andargachew Kassa, Taye Gari and Mesay Hailu Dangisso

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:352

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Despite the potential population-level impact of a health-promoting schools approach, schools face challenges in implementation, indicating a gap between school health research and practice. Knowledge exchange...

    Authors: Kristin M. Brown, Susan J. Elliott, Jennifer Robertson-Wilson, Michelle M. Vine and Scott T. Leatherdale

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:351

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) is reportedly growing fast in sub-Saharan Africa. There is however a scarcity of epidemiologic data on DM in Burkina Faso. We carried out a secondary analysis of the fi...

    Authors: Tieba Millogo, Brice W. Bicaba, Joseph Kouesyandé Soubeiga, Estelle Dabiré, Isaie Médah and Séni Kouanda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:350

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