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  1. Lifestyles habits such as eating unhealthy foodscommence at home and are associated with the development of obesity and comorbidities such as insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and chronic degenerative di...

    Authors: Iris Nallely López-Contreras, Jenny Vilchis-Gil, Miguel Klünder-Klünder, Salvador Villalpando-Carrión and Samuel Flores-Huerta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1240

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Repeat Chlamydia trachomatis (CT) infections are common. To better understand the characteristics of patients frequently infected with CT at our sexually transmitted infection (STI) care services, we assessed the...

    Authors: Juliën N. A. P. Wijers, Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe, Petra F. G. Wolffs and Geneviève A. F. S. van Liere

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1239

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  3. Standardized mortality surveillance data, capable of detecting variations in total mortality at population level and not only among the infected, provide an unbiased insight into the impact of epidemics, like ...

    Authors: Paola Michelozzi, Francesca de’Donato, Matteo Scortichini, Patrizio Pezzotti, Massimo Stafoggia, Manuela De Sario, Giuseppe Costa, Fiammetta Noccioli, Flavia Riccardo, Antonino Bella, Moreno Demaria, Pasqualino Rossi, Silvio Brusaferro, Giovanni Rezza and Marina Davoli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1238

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM) is a collaborative upstream model that was designed to influence risk and protective factors related to substance use within the community, school, peer and family contexts...

    Authors: Tanya Halsall, Lisa Lachance and Alfgeir L. Kristjansson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1235

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Kangaroo mother care (KMC) has been proved to be a safe and cost-effective standard of care for preterm babies. China hasn’t adopted the KMC practice widely until recently. We aim to assess barriers and facili...

    Authors: Jieya Yue, Jun Liu, Sarah Williams, Bo Zhang, Yingxi Zhao, Qiannan Zhang, Lin Zhang, Xin Liu, Stephen Wall, Greta Wetzel, Gengli Zhao and Jennifer Bouey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1234

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Nearly 40 million American adults report past year food insecurity. This is concerning, as food insecurity is associated with chronic disease morbidity and premature mortality. Women disproportionately experie...

    Authors: Joanne G. Patterson, Jennifer Russomanno and Jennifer M. Jabson Tree

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1155

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Control and elimination of onchocerciasis requires regular follow-up and evaluation of community directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTi) program implementation. This research was aimed to assess the epidemio...

    Authors: Gebremedhin Gebrezgabiher, Zeleke Mekonnen, Delenasaw Yewhalaw and Asrat Hailu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1233

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Diabetes is a huge growing problem, and causes high and escalating costs to society. Self- care practice for adults with diabetes is not well addressed in sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia. To prevent seri...

    Authors: Asmare Getie, Biftu Geda, Tadesse Alemayhu, Agenehu Bante, Zeleke Aschalew and Biresaw wassihun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1232

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of the European Feel4Diabetes intervention, promoting a healthy lifestyle, on physical activity and its correlates among families at risk for type 2 diabetes me...

    Authors: Nele Huys, Vicky Van Stappen, Samyah Shadid, Marieke De Craemer, Odysseas Androutsos, Katja Wikström, Konstantinos Makrilakis, Luis A. Moreno, Violeta Iotova, Tsvetalina Tankova, Anna Nánási, Yannis Manios and Greet Cardon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1231

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Epidemics or pandemics, such as the current Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis, pose unique challenges to healthcare professionals (HCPs). Caring for patients during an epidemic/pandemic may impact neg...

    Authors: Suzannah Stuijfzand, Camille Deforges, Vania Sandoz, Consuela-Thais Sajin, Cecile Jaques, Jolanda Elmers and Antje Horsch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1230

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Vasectomy is one of the highly effective and non-reversible types of long-term family planning methods for men. Ethiopia has a limited number of studies on the use of vasectomy, and they are focused on men rat...

    Authors: Jemila Nesro, Endalew Gemechu Sendo, Nete Tofik Yesuf and Yitagesu Sintayehu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1228

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Patients with coexisting type 2 diabetes and hypertension generally exhibit poor adherence to self-management, which adversely affects their disease control. Therefore, identification of the factors related to...

    Authors: Zhenzhen Xie, Kaifeng Liu, Calvin Or, Jiayin Chen, Mian Yan and Hailiang Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1227

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Complex global initiatives, like the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), have prevented millions of paralyses and improved the health status of diverse populations. Despite the logistical challenges th...

    Authors: Michael A. Peters, Wakgari Deressa, Malabika Sarker, Neeraj Sharma, Eme Owoaje, Riris Andono Ahmad, Tawab Saljuqi, Eric Mafuta and Olakunle Alonge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20(Suppl 2):1197

    Content type: Method

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  14. Lessons from polio eradication efforts and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are useful for improving health service delivery and outcomes globally. The Synthesis and Translation of Research and I...

    Authors: Olakunle Alonge, Abigail H. Neel, Anna Kalbarczyk, Michael A. Peters, Yodi Mahendradhata, Malabika Sarker, Eme Owoaje, Wakgari Deressa, Patrick Kayembe, Ahmad Shah Salehi and S. D. Gupta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20(Suppl 2):1176

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  15. Thoughtful and equitable engagement with international partners is key to successful research. STRIPE, a consortium of 8 academic and research institutions across the globe whose objective is to map, synthesiz...

    Authors: Anna Kalbarczyk, Aditi Rao, Yodi Mahendradhata, Piyusha Majumdar, Ellie Decker, Humayra Binte Anwar, Oluwaseun O. Akinyemi, Ahmad Omid Rahimi, Patrick Kayembe and Olakunle O. Alonge

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20(Suppl 2):1058

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 20 Supplement 2

  16. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Zahra Akbari-Chehrehbargh, Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian and Ali Montazeri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1225

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2020 20:805

  17. Globally, tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. Adherence to TB therapy is an important factor in treatment outcomes, which is a critical indicator for evaluating TB t...

    Authors: Comfort Nanbam Sariem, Patricia Odumosu, Maxwell Patrick Dapar, Jonah Musa, Luka Ibrahim and John Aguiyi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1224

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Despite the availability of effective vaccines, pertussis remains endemic with high fatality rates in low and middle-income countries (LMIC). This study aims to describe an outbreak of pertussis in a health di...

    Authors: Aychiluhim D. Mitiku, Mesele D. Argaw, Binyam F. Desta, Zergu T. Tsegaye, Afework A. Atsa, Bekele B. Tefera, Ephrem Teferi, Deirdre Rogers, Ismael A. Beshir, Asrat G. Alemu, Desta A. Ayesa, Derebe T. Abate, Agegnehu G. Sendeku and Rudzani Muloiwa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1223

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In Ethiopia, there is a paucity of studies on inequality in caesarean section using methodologically rigorous and well-established approaches. In this study, we showed extent and the overtime dynamics of inequ...

    Authors: Gebretsadik Shibre, Dina Idriss-Wheeler, Ghose Bishwajit and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1222

    Content type: Research article

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  20. While previous research has identified how criminalization of HIV non-disclosure can have deleterious effects on those living with HIV, the perspectives of people who use drugs – a population disproportionatel...

    Authors: Cara Ng, Koharu Loulou Chayama, Andrea Krüsi, Will Small and Rod Knight

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1220

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Migrant workers are a susceptible population to the hepatitis b virus (HBV) and a vulnerable spot in China’s immunization procedures. There is no free HBV immunization program for migrant workers in China, so ...

    Authors: Cai Liu, Stephen Nicholas and Jian Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1219

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Understanding the burden and determinants of suicide during adolescence is key to achieving global health goals. We examined the prevalence and determinants of self-reported suicidal ideation and attempts amon...

    Authors: Susan C. Campisi, Bianca Carducci, Nadia Akseer, Clare Zasowski, Peter Szatmari and Zulfiqar A. Bhutta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1102

    Content type: Research article

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  23. A sizeable body of research has demonstrated a relationship between organizational change and increased sickness absence. However, fewer studies have investigated what factors might mitigate this relationship....

    Authors: Anniken Grønstad, Lars Erik Kjekshus, Trond Tjerbo and Vilde Hoff Bernstrøm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1218

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The length of hospital stay is the duration of hospitalization, which reflects disease severity and resource utilization indirectly. Generally, tuberculosis is considered an ambulatory disease that could be tr...

    Authors: Koku Sisay Tamirat, Gashaw Andargie and Yaregal Animut Babel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1217

    Content type: Research article

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  25. In 2011, Benin introduced the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugated vaccine (PCV13), in a single-dose vial, into its Expanded Programme for Immunisation (EPI) with support from Gavi. In April 2018, with the suppor...

    Authors: Daleb Abdoulaye Alfa, Roch A. Houngnihin, G. Patrick Ilboudo, Naomi Dick, Landry Kaucley and Téné-Alima Essoh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1216

    Content type: Research article

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  26. To identify if e-cigarette usage is an on-campus problem for secondary schools and evaluate initial school survey responses. More specifically, this survey can aid in identifying where students are seen using ...

    Authors: Maryanne L. Fakeh Campbell, Andrew Sansone, Lauren N. Gonzalez, Kevin R. J. Schroth and Derek G. Shendell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1215

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Maternal undernutrition is a pervasive health problem among Ethiopian mothers. This study aims at identifying the level of maternal undernutrition and its associated factors in Kilte Awaleo-Health and Demograp...

    Authors: Semaw Ferede Abera, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt, Afework Mulugeta Bezabih, Mache Tsadik, Judith Lauvai, Gebisa Ejeta, Andreas Wienke, Jan Frank and Veronika Scherbaum

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1214

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the major cause of death in Saudi Arabia. We aimed to assess associated demographic, behavioral, and CVD risk factors as part of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) ...

    Authors: Khalid F. Alhabib, Mohammed A. Batais, Turky H. Almigbal, Mostafa Q. Alshamiri, Hani Altaradi, Sumathy Rangarajan and Salim Yusuf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1213

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Low uptake of sexually transmitted infection testing by sexually active young people is a worldwide public health problem. Screening in non-medical settings has been suggested as a method to improve uptake. Th...

    Authors: Charlotte Fleming, Vari M. Drennan, Sarah Kerry-Barnard, Fiona Reid, Elisabeth J. Adams, S. Tariq Sadiq, Rachel Phillips, Wendy Majewska, Emma M. Harding-Esch, Emma C. Cousins, Freya Yoward and Pippa Oakeshott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1212

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Asthma control is influenced by multiple factors. These factors must be considered when appraising asthma interventions and their effectiveness in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait,...

    Authors: Saeed Noibi, Ahmed Mohy, Raef Gouhar, Fadel Shaker, Tamara Lukic and Hamdan Al-Jahdali

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1211

    Content type: Research article

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  31. There is increasing evidence linking environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure at homes to the development of asthma among adolescents. Few studies have addressed this issue in the Middle Eastern countries in...

    Authors: Hussain Booalayan, Mosa Abdualrasool, Saad Al-Shanfari, Abdulwahab Boujarwa, Abdullah Al-Mukaimi, Omar Alkandery and Saeed Akhtar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1210

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Multicomponent workplace-based interventions aimed at reducing sitting time among office workers are becoming increasingly popular. ‘Take a Stand!’ was such an intervention, reducing sitting time by 71 min aft...

    Authors: Ida H. Danquah, Stine Kloster and Janne S. Tolstrup

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1209

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Cartagena, Colombia’s main port on the Caribbean Coast, reported an HIV incidence of 7.5 per 100,000 inhabitants in 2007 with 90.0% transmission by heterosexual contact and 70 identified as women with a stable...

    Authors: M. C. Quevedo-Gómez, A. Krumeich, C. E. Abadía-Barrero and H. W. van den Borne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1208

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Recurrent tuberculosis (TB) contributes to the burden of TB. The study was designed to explore the time of diagnostic delay and risk of delay in patients with recurrent TB in China.

    Authors: Zhongyao Xie, Tingwei Wang, Hongguang Chen, Donglin Wang, Xiangqi Gao and Yi Hui

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1207

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Undernourished people have an increased risk of premature mortality from both infectious and non-communicable diseases. Aside from screening purposes, assessment of nutritional status is a useful tool in manag...

    Authors: Lene Thorup, Sophie Amalie Hamann, Per Kallestrup, Vibeke Elisabeth Hjortdal, Ashish Tripathee, Dinesh Neupane and Cecilie Blenstrup Patsche

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1187

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Ad hoc assumptions about the unobserved infection event, which is known only to occur between the latest-negative and earliest-positive test dates, can lead to biased HIV incidence rate estimates. Using a G-im...

    Authors: Alain Vandormael, Diego Cuadros, Adrian Dobra, Till Bärnighausen and Frank Tanser

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1205

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Recognition of loneliness as a health concern among adults stresses the need to understand the factors associated with loneliness. Research into factors of influence in the various phases of the adult life spa...

    Authors: Thanée Franssen, Mandy Stijnen, Femke Hamers and Francine Schneider

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1118

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Research on the effects of marriage on health maintains that there is a gender-specific gradient, with men deriving far greater benefits than women. One reason provided for this difference is the disproportion...

    Authors: Kenisha Russell Jonsson, Gustav Oberg, Florence Samkange-Zeeb and Nicholas Kofi Adjei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1204

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The assessment of disability in a population is an important part of public health management. In this article, we examine the psychometric properties and validation of the Polish version of the 12-item World ...

    Authors: Agnieszka Ćwirlej-Sozańska, Bernard Sozański, Hubert Kotarski, Anna Wilmowska-Pietruszyńska and Agnieszka Wiśniowska-Szurlej

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1203

    Content type: Research article

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  40. More than 2 months have passed since the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) first emerged in Wuhan, China. With the migration of people, the epidemic has rapidly spread within China and throughout the w...

    Authors: Chaojun Xie, Hongjun Zhao, Kuibiao Li, Zhoubin Zhang, Xiaoxiao Lu, Huide Peng, Dahu Wang, Jin Chen, Xiao Zhang, Di Wu, Yuzhou Gu, Jun Yuan, Lin Zhang and Jiachun Lu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1202

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  41. There have been few studies on satisfaction with integrated basic medical insurance for urban and rural residents (URRBMI), and satisfaction with URRBMI is not very high because of the complexity of its polici...

    Authors: Xiaofang Liu, Fang Yang, Wenwei Cheng, Yanyan Wu, Jin Cheng, Weichu Sun, Xiaofang Yan, Mingming Luo, Xiankun Mo, Mi Hu, Qian Lin and Jingcheng Shi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1201

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  42. Many countries worldwide have experienced reductions in provision of formal long-term care services amidst rising need for care. Provision of unpaid care, meanwhile, has grown. This includes care provided by y...

    Authors: Nicola Brimblecombe, Martin Knapp, Derek King, Madeleine Stevens and Javiera Cartagena Farias

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1115

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  43. Most countries in Subsaharan Africa have well-established National Tuberculosis Control Programs with relatively stable routine performances. However, major epidemiological events may result in significant dis...

    Authors: Aboubacar Sidiki Magassouba, Boubacar Djelo Diallo, Lansana Mady Camara, Kadiatou Sow, Souleymane Camara, Boubacar Bah, Alpha Oumar Barry, Thierno Hassane Diallo, Aboubacar Camara, Adama Marie Bangoura and Oumou Younoussa Sow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1200

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  44. Food insecurity and malnutrition in children are pervasive public health concerns in Zimbabwe. Previous studies only identified determinants of food insecurity and malnutrition with very little efforts done in...

    Authors: Akim Tafadzwa Lukwa, Aggrey Siya, Karen Nelwin Zablon, James Mba Azam and Olufunke A. Alaba

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1199

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Older lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) adults are an underserved and understudied population that experience specific health disparities. The intersection of aging and chronic medical disease with a higher ris...

    Authors: Benjamin H. Han, Dustin T. Duncan, Mauricio Arcila-Mesa and Joseph J. Palamar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2020 20:1123

    Content type: Research article

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