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    Associations between national viral hepatitis policies/programmes and country-level socioeconomic factors: a sub-analysis of data from the 2013 WHO viral hepatitis policy report

    As more countries worldwide develop national viral hepatitis strategies, it is important to ask whether context-specific factors affect their decision-making. This study aimed to determine whether country-leve...

    Jeffrey V Lazarus, Ida Sperle, Kelly Safreed-Harmon, Charles Gore, Beatriz Cebolla and Alexander Spina

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:16

    Published on: 26 July 2017

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    Optimising decision making on illness absenteeism due to fever and common infections within childcare centres: development of a multicomponent intervention and study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial

    Evidence has shown that children 0-4 year-old attending childcare are prone to acquire infections compared to children cared for at home, with fever being the most common symptom. Illness absenteeism due to fe...

    K. K. B. Peetoom, R. Crutzen, J. M. H. A. Bohnen, R. Verhoeven, H. J. M. G. Nelissen-Vrancken, B. Winkens, G. J. Dinant and J. W. L. Cals

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:61

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  3. Research article

    Population-based prevalence survey of follicular trachoma and trachomatous trichiasis in the Casamance region of Senegal

    Trachoma, caused by ocular infection with Chlamydia trachomatis, is the leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. We conducted the first population-based trachoma prevalence survey in the Casamance region ...

    Emma M. Harding-Esch, Julbert Kadimpeul, Boubacar Sarr, Awa Sane, Souleymane Badji, Mass Laye, Ansumana Sillah, Sarah E. Burr, David MacLeod, Anna R. Last, Martin J. Holland, David C. Mabey and Robin L. Bailey

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:62

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  4. Research article

    Knowledge of non-communicable diseases and practices related to healthy lifestyles among adolescents, in state schools of a selected educational division in Sri Lanka

    Behaviors established during the adolescence have life-long consequences to the onset of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in later life. Therefore, it is essential to understand adolescents’ knowledge and prac...

    A. U. Gamage and P. L. Jayawardana

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:64

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Trends in smoking behaviour among Estonian physicians in 1982–2014

    Smoking surveys among physicians have proved useful in highlighting the importance of physicians as healthy life style exemplars and role models in tobacco control and smoking cessation. The aim of this study ...

    Kersti Pärna, Mariliis Põld and Inge Ringmets

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:55

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  6. Research article

    Acceptability of lifelong treatment among HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women (Option B+) in selected health facilities in Zimbabwe: a qualitative study

    Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Health and Child Care (MOHCC) adopted 2013 World Health Organization (WHO) prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission (PMTCT) guidelines recommending initiation of HIV-positive pregn...

    Addmore Chadambuka, Leila Katirayi, Auxilia Muchedzi, Esther Tumbare, Reuben Musarandega, Agnes I. Mahomva and Godfrey Woelk

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:57

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  7. Research article

    Hypertension prevalence and influence of basal metabolic rate on blood pressure among adult students in Bangladesh

    Hypertension is a global health issue and is currently increasing at rapid pace in South Asian countries including Bangladesh. Although, some studies on hypertension have been conducted in Bangladesh, there is...

    Nurshad Ali, Shakil Mahmood, M. Manirujjaman, Rasheda Perveen, Abdullah Al Nahid, Shamim Ahmed, Farida Adib Khanum and Mustafizur Rahman

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:58

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  8. Research article

    The risk of HIV transmission at each step of the HIV care continuum among people who inject drugs: a modeling study

    People who inject drugs (PWID) are at continued risk for HIV in the U.S., and experience disparities across the HIV care continuum compared to other high-risk groups. Estimates of the risk of HIV transmission ...

    Daniel J. Escudero, Mark N. Lurie, Kenneth H. Mayer, Maximilian King, Sandro Galea, Samuel R. Friedman and Brandon D. L. Marshall

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:614

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  9. Research article

    A lifestyle intervention study targeting individuals with low socioeconomic status of different ethnic origins: important aspects for successful implementation

    Evaluation of the implementation process of trials is important, because the way a study is implemented modifies its outcomes. Furthermore, lessons learned during implementation can inform other researchers on...

    Dorit Teuscher, Andrea J. Bukman, Marleen A. van Baak, Edith J. M. Feskens, Reint Jan Renes and Agnes Meershoek

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:54

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  10. Research article

    Child and parent perspectives on healthier side dishes and beverages in restaurant kids’ meals: results from a national survey in the United States

    Children frequently consume foods from restaurants; considering the quick-service sector alone, 1/3 of children eat food from these restaurants on a given day, and among these consumers, 1/3 of their daily cal...

    Eleanor T. Shonkoff, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Vanessa M. Lynskey, Grace Chan, Meaghan E. Glenn and Christina D. Economos

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:56

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  11. Research article

    Running on a high: parkrun and personal well-being

    Sporting or physical recreation event participation can affect different domains of mental and social well-being if sufficiently frequent, yet previous research has focused mainly on the physical health benefi...

    Anne Grunseit, Justin Richards and Dafna Merom

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:59

    Published on: 25 July 2017

  12. Research article

    Anthropometric indices for non-pregnant women of childbearing age differ widely among four low-middle income populations

    Maternal stature and body mass indices (BMI) of non-pregnant women (NPW) of child bearing age are relevant to maternal and offspring health. The objective was to compare anthropometric indices of NPW in four r...

    K Michael Hambidge, Nancy F Krebs, Ana Garcés, Jamie E Westcott, Lester Figueroa, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Sangappa Dhaded, Omrana Pasha, Sumera Aziz Ali, Antoinette Tshefu, Adrien Lokangaka, Vanessa R Thorsten, Abhik Das, Kristen Stolka, Elizabeth M McClure, Rebecca L Lander…

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:45

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  13. Research article

    Validity and reliability of an adapted arabic version of the long international physical activity questionnaire

    The International Physical Actvity Questionnaire (IPAQ) is a validated tool for physical activity assessment used in many countries however no Arabic version of the long-form of this questionnaire exists to th...

    Khalil Helou, Nour El Helou, Maya Mahfouz, Yara Mahfouz, Pascale Salameh and Mireille Harmouche-Karaki

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:49

    Published on: 24 July 2017

  14. Research article

    Alcohol use disorders and associated chronic disease – a national retrospective cohort study from France

    Evidence on diseases caused by or associated with alcohol use disorders (AUDs) has been based on two meta-analyses including rather dated studies. The objective of this contribution was to estimate the risks o...

    Michaël Schwarzinger, Sophie Pascale Thiébaut, Sylvain Baillot, Vincent Mallet and Jürgen Rehm

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:43

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  15. Research article

    Associations between childhood overweight, obesity, abdominal obesity and obesogenic behaviors and practices in Australian homes

    Despite emerging research about the role of the family and home environment on early childhood obesity, little is known on how weight-related behaviors, parent practices and the home environment influence over...

    Seema Mihrshahi, Bradley A. Drayton, Adrian E. Bauman and Louise L. Hardy

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:44

    Published on: 21 July 2017

  16. Research article

    Knowledge, attitudes and practices on malaria transmission in Mamfene, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa 2015

    In South Africa malaria is endemic in Mpumalanga, Limpopo and the north–eastern areas of KwaZulu-Natal provinces. South Africa has set targets to eliminate malaria by 2018 and research into complementary vecto...

    Pinky N. Manana, Lazarus Kuonza, Alfred Musekiwa, Hluphi D. Mpangane and Lizette L. Koekemoer

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:41

    Published on: 20 July 2017

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