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  1. Content type: Research article

    The mortality of coronary heart disease can be largely reduced by modifying unhealthy lifestyles. However, the long-term effectiveness of interventions for modifying unhealthy diet and physical inactivity of p...

    Authors: Yuling Chen, Fangqin Wu, Ying Wu, Jia Li, Peng Yue, Ying Deng, Karen V. Lamb, Simon Fong, Yisi Liu and Yan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1311

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    The 2014–2016 Ebola outbreak was a wake-up call regarding the critical importance of resilient health systems. Fragile health systems can become overwhelmed during public health crises, further exacerbating th...

    Authors: Jennifer B. Nuzzo, Diane Meyer, Michael Snyder, Sanjana J. Ravi, Ana Lapascu, Jon Souleles, Carolina I. Andrada and David Bishai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1310

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Mental health promotion programs have been shown to reduce the burden associated with mental distress and prevent the onset of mental disorders, but evidence of cost-effectiveness is scarce.

    Authors: Gerhard Müller, Manuela Pfinder, Christian Schmahl, Martin Bohus and Lisa Lyssenko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1309

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In the UK a high proportion of adults with long-term conditions do not engage in regular physical activity. General practice (GP) referral to community-based physical activity is one strategy that has gained t...

    Authors: E. L. Bird, M. S. Y. Biddle and J. E. Powell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1308

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The popularity of ketamine for recreational use has been increasing in Asia, including Taiwan. Still, little known about the pattern of ketamine expectancies and whether such patterns are related to ketamine u...

    Authors: Chao-Ming Chang, Tat Leong Wu, Te-Tien Ting, Chuan-Yu Chen, Lien-Wen Su and Wei J. Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1307

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Foz do Iguassu is a Brazilian municipality located in the most populous international border of the country and provides medical care to foreigners. Neonatal mortality in the city is higher than Brazil’s avera...

    Authors: Suzana de Souza, Etienne Duim and Fernando Kenji Nampo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1304

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Malaria remains a major public health problem in Ethiopia. The use of LLINs is an effective approach to reducing transmission. Persistent use of LLINs is determined by numerous factors. Quantitative studies ha...

    Authors: Asmamaw Malede, Mulugeta Aemero, Sirak Robele Gari, Helmut Kloos and Kassahun Alemu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1303

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of daily cigarette smoking has dropped to 10% in Hong Kong (HK) in 2017, however, smoking still kills 5700 persons per year. Studies suggest that abstinence rates are higher with combined NRT th...

    Authors: Maria K. W. Leung, Dan Bai, Benjamin H. K. Yip, M. Y. Fong, Petty M. H. Lai, Phoebe Lai, Irene S. Y. Lai, Zoe H. W. Lam, Andrew T. F. Leung, Dorothy K Y To, M. T. Wong, T. K. Wong and David V. K. Chao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1302

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Though Ethiopia achieved the fourth Millennium Development Goal, commit to reducing under five child mortalities by the year 2015, but perinatal mortality has remained a major public health problem in Ethiopia...

    Authors: Berhanu Teshome Woldeamanuel and Kumachew Kusse Gelebo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1301

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The awareness of symptoms and action towards heart attack and stroke is important to reduce the morbidity and mortality in both developed and developing countries. The aim of this study was to develop a questi...

    Authors: Abdullah Abdulmajid Abdo Ahmed, Abdulkareem Mohammed AL-Shami, Shazia Jamshed and Abdul Rahman Fata Nahas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1300

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Neck and shoulder pain is relatively common among children and teenagers and has a negative impact on their physical and psychological health. This study was carried out to assess the prevalence of neck and sh...

    Authors: Elham Gheysvandi, Iman Dianat, Rashid Heidarimoghadam, Leili Tapak, Akram Karimi-Shahanjarini and Forouzan Rezapur-Shahkolai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1299

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The concentration of fluoride in ground drinking water greater than the world health organization standard value imposes a serious health, social and economic problem in developing countries. In the Ethiopian ...

    Authors: Habtamu Demelash, Abebe Beyene, Zewdu Abebe and Addisu Melese

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1298

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  13. Content type: Research article

    As part of efforts to address high levels of overweight and obesity, the provision of nutrition information (e.g., through nutrition labels and nutrition claims) on food packages has increasingly become an imp...

    Authors: Laura H. Oostenbach, Esther Slits, Ella Robinson and Gary Sacks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1296

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  14. Content type: Study protocol

    We aim to test the effectiveness of the EmpaTeach intervention to prevent physical violence from teachers to students in Nyarugusu Refugee Camp, Tanzania. EmpaTeach is a 10-week, 14-session, classroom manageme...

    Authors: Karen M. Devries, Camilla Fabbri, Elizabeth Allen, Vivien Barongo, Elizabeth Shayo, Giulia Greco, Michael Kaemingk, Mary Qiu, Rachel Steinacher, Wietse Tol and Katherine Rodrigues

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1295

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The hematological changes following the initial drug regimen has been poorly understood in Thailand. This study was designed to determine the prevalence of malaria parasite recurrence and hematological alterat...

    Authors: Manas Kotepui, Chuchard Punsawad, Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui, Voravuth Somsak, Nuoil Phiwklam and Bhukdee PhunPhuech

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1294

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of general and abdominal obesity has increased rapidly in China. The aims of this study were to estimate the dynamic prevalence of overweight, general obesity, and abdominal obesity and the dist...

    Authors: Yongjie Chen, Qin Peng, Yu Yang, Senshuang Zheng, Yuan Wang and Wenli Lu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1293

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Understanding community perspectives on antibiotics and antibiotic resistance (ABR) is a key component in designing educational interventions to combat ABR at the community level in Malaysia. Therefore, this s...

    Authors: Lyna Irawati, Alian A. Alrasheedy, Mohamed Azmi Hassali and Fahad Saleem

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1292

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Alcohol consumption is a known risk factor for liver disease in HIV-infected populations. Therefore, knowledge of alcohol consumption behaviour and risk of disease progression associated with hazardous drinkin...

    Authors: Milensu Shanyinde, Enrico Girardi, Massimo Puoti, Andrea De Luca, Laura Sighinolfi, Uberti Foppa Caterina, Pietro Caramello, Fiona C. Lampe, Antonella D’Arminio Monforte and Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1291

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Global warming has reduced the adaptability of the people living in subtropical regions to cope up with cold stress due to lengthening of hot days and shortening of transition period from hot to cold weather. ...

    Authors: Hung Chak Ho, Man Sing Wong, Sawaid Abbas and Rui Zhu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1290

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  20. Content type: Research article

    More than 40% of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa are unaware of their HIV status. HIV self-testing (HIVST) is a novel approach with a potential to increase uptake of HIV testing and linkage to care for people who...

    Authors: Bernard Njau, Christopher Covin, Esther Lisasi, Damian Damian, Declare Mushi, Andrew Boulle and Catherine Mathews

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1289

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  21. Content type: Correspondence

    Human activity and the interaction between health conditions and activity is a critical part of understanding the overall function of individuals. The World Health Organization’s International Classification o...

    Authors: Denis Newman-Griffis, Julia Porcino, Ayah Zirikly, Thanh Thieu, Jonathan Camacho Maldonado, Pei-Shu Ho, Min Ding, Leighton Chan and Elizabeth Rasch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1288

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Gestational diabetes (GDM) is a known risk factor for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and women with a history of GDM have a 7-fold increased risk of developing the disease. Achieving a healthy weight post-de...

    Authors: Karen Lim, Claudia Chi, Shiao-Yng Chan, Su Lin Lim, Siew Min Ang, Joanne S. Yoong, Cammy Tsai, Su Ren Wong, Tong Wei Yew, E. Shyong Tai and Eu-Leong Yong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1287

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Australia experiences a high incidence of natural emergencies and Australian governments have committed significant investment into emergency preparedness and response. Amongst the population groups most vulne...

    Authors: Karleen Gribble, Mary Peterson and Decalie Brown

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1278

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Early and unprotected sex with multiple partners among adolescents carries a high risk of acquiring HIV infections, other sexually transmitted infections as well as high rates of teenage pregnancy. Sub-Saharan...

    Authors: Festo K. Shayo and Mariam H. Kalomo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1285

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  25. Content type: Research article

    There is a well-established social gradient in smoking, but little is known about the underlying behavioral mechanisms. Here, we take a social-ecological perspective by examining daily stress experience as a p...

    Authors: Tina Jahnel, Stuart G. Ferguson, Saul Shiffman and Benjamin Schüz

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1284

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  26. Content type: Correspondence

    Wellbeing is seen as a matter of concern for governments and public policy. However, current theories on wellbeing are not well placed to inform this concern, because they fail to take account of and explain e...

    Authors: Matthew Fisher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1283

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Food insecurity (FI) – the lack of sufficient access to food to maintain a healthy lifestyle – among college (i.e. post-secondary or higher education institution) students has become a prominent issue in the U...

    Authors: Cassandra J. Nikolaus, Brenna Ellison and Sharon M. Nickols-Richardson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1282

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Death of a mother at an early age of the child may result in an increased risk of childhood mortality, especially in low-and-middle-income countries. This study aims to synthesize estimates of the association ...

    Authors: Diep Thi Ngoc Nguyen, Suzanne Hughes, Sam Egger, D. Scott LaMontagne, Kate Simms, Phillip E. Castle and Karen Canfell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1281

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Allowing contraflow cycling on one-way streets has been reported to reduce crash risks in Belgium and the United Kingdom. Similarly, walking against traffic on roadways without sidewalks substantially improves...

    Authors: Chih-Wei Pai, Ping-Ling Chen, Shiao-Tzu Ma, Shan-Hong Wu, Václav Linkov and Hon-Ping Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1280

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Studies from Western countries reported a positive relationship between residential density (RD) and physical activity (PA) among adults. There was no such study from China, a rapidly-urbanizing country in the...

    Authors: Zhiyong Wang, Zhenzhen Qin, Jing He, Yuyang Ma, Qing Ye, Yaqing Xiong and Fei Xu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1279

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Due to the high prevalence of diabetes risk factors in rural areas, it is important to identify whether differences in diabetes screening rates between rural and urban areas exist. Thus, the purpose of this st...

    Authors: Phoebe Tran, Lam Tran and Liem Tran

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1190

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Mass shootings are an increasingly common phenomenon in the United States. However, there is little research on whether the recent growth of income inequality is associated with this rise of mass shootings. We...

    Authors: Roy Kwon and Joseph F. Cabrera

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1147

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Current data suggest that approximately 466 million people (5.0%) of the world’s population have disabling hearing loss, therefrom, 34 million children, impacting their quality of life. To provide estimates on...

    Authors: C. Schmucker, P. Kapp, E. Motschall, J. Loehler and J. J. Meerpohl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1277

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Effective leadership is vital in the struggle to decrease the behavioral health disparities between the US population and American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) communities. AIAN communities have a pre-colonizat...

    Authors: Brenda J. Freeman, Gary Bess, Candace M. Fleming and Douglas K. Novins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1276

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Immunization is an effective public health intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality among children and it will become more effective if the child can receive the full course of recommended immunization d...

    Authors: Damyanthy Krishna, Nor Afiah Mohd Zulkefli, Salmiah Md Said and Aidalina Mahmud

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1275

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Source case investigation, for children with tuberculosis (TB), is conducted to establish the source of infection and to minimize the extent of on-going transmission from infectious persons in the community. T...

    Authors: Madeeha Laghari, Syed Azhar Syed Sulaiman, Amer Hayat Khan, Bandeh Ali Talpur, Zohra Bhatti and Naheed Memon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1274

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  37. Content type: Research article

    SIPsmartER is a 6-month evidenced-based, multi-component behavioral intervention that targets sugar-sweetened beverages among adults. It consists of three in-person group classes, one teach-back call, and 11 auto...

    Authors: Kathleen J. Porter, Donna Jean Brock, Paul A. Estabrooks, Katelynn M. Perzynski, Erin R. Hecht, Pamela Ray, Natalie Kruzliakova, Eleanor S. Cantrell and Jamie M. Zoellner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1273

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  38. Content type: Technical advance

    Individual behavior change is a critical ingredient in efforts to improve global health. Central to the focus on behavior has been a growing understanding of how the human brain makes decisions, from motivatio...

    Authors: Alison M. Buttenheim, Michael Z. Levy, Ricardo Castillo-Neyra, Molly McGuire, Amparo M. Toledo Vizcarra, Lina M. Mollesaca Riveros, Julio Meza, Katty Borrini-Mayori, Cesar Naquira, Jere Behrman and Valerie A. Paz-Soldan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1272

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Interpersonal discrimination experience has been associated with adverse birth outcomes. Limited research has evaluated this relationship within multicultural contexts outside the United States where the natur...

    Authors: Zaneta Thayer, Laia Bécares and Polly Atatoa Carr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1271

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The Getting it Right study determined the validity, sensitivity, specificity and acceptability of the culturally adapted 9-item Patient Health Questionnaire (aPHQ-9) as a screening tool for depression in Abori...

    Authors: Sara Farnbach, Graham Gee, Anne-Marie Eades, John Robert Evans, Jamie Fernando, Belinda Hammond, Matty Simms, Karrina DeMasi, Nick Glozier, Alex Brown and Maree L. Hackett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1270

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have demonstrated that smoke-free legislation is associated with a reduced risk of mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI). This study aimed to examine and quantify the potential effec...

    Authors: Min Gao, Yanyu Li, Fugang Wang, Shengfa Zhang, Zhiyong Qu, Xia Wan, Xiaohua Wang, Jie Yang, Donghua Tian and Weijun Zhang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1269

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  42. Content type: Research article

    A clear understanding of the epidemiology of malaria and dengue co-infection is essential for informed decisions on appropriate control strategies for dengue and malaria. This systematic review synthesized evi...

    Authors: Manas Kotepui and Kwuntida Uthaisar Kotepui

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1148

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  43. Content type: Correction

    It was highlighted that the original article [1] contained an error in the flow chart in Fig. 1.

    Authors: Anna Deleskog, Rickard Ljung, Yvonne Forsell, Alicia Nevriana, Aysha Almas and Jette Möller

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1268

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2019 19:1174

  44. Content type: Research article

    Community health services have played an important role in the prevention and control of diabetes in China. The aims of this study were to examine the frequency of visits to community clinics for diabetic care...

    Authors: Jinwen Wang, Huijuan Zuo, Xiaorong Chen, Lei Hou and Jixiang Ma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1267

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Insufficient physical activity (IPA) is one of the leading causes of premature mortality through the increased burden of non-communicable diseases. From 1990 to 2017, the percentage of low physical activity at...

    Authors: Farnam Mohebi, Bahram Mohajer, Moein Yoosefi, Ali Sheidaei, Hossein Zokaei, Bahman Damerchilu, Ashkan Mehregan, Nazila Shahbal, Kamyar Rezaee, Maryam Khezrian, Ali Nematollahi Dehmoosa, Ezzatollah Momen Nia Rankohi, Mahboobeh Darman, Alireza Moghisi and Farshad Farzadfar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1266

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  46. Content type: Research article

    As smoking rates decreased, the use of Swedish snus (smokeless tobacco) concordantly increased in Norway. The role of snus as possible contributor to the reduction of smoking has been widely discussed. Our aim...

    Authors: Liv Grøtvedt, Lisa Forsén, Inger Ariansen, Sidsel Graff-Iversen and Turid Lingaas Holmen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1265

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  47. Content type: Research article

    The cholera outbreak in 2018 in Nigeria reaffirms its public health threat to the country. Evidence on the current epidemiology of cholera required for the design and implementation of appropriate intervention...

    Authors: Kelly Osezele Elimian, Anwar Musah, Somto Mezue, Oyeronke Oyebanji, Sebastian Yennan, Arisekola Jinadu, Nanpring Williams, Adesola Ogunleye, Ibrahima Soce Fall, Michel Yao, Womi-Eteng Eteng, Patrick Abok, Michael Popoola, Martin Chukwuji, Linda Haj Omar, Eme Ekeng…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1264

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