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  1. Content type: Research article

    Statistics indicate that Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in reducing child mortality. It is however estimated that there is high rate of perinatal mortality although there is scarcity of data due to a la...

    Authors: Elias Merdassa Roro, Mitike Molla Sisay and Lynn M. Sibley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:888

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  2. Content type: Study protocol

    Compared to higher socioeconomic status (SES) groups, those in lower SES groups are financially strained, experience higher rates of smoking-related morbidity, are in poorer health and have reduced life expect...

    Authors: Sara S. Shagiwal, Astrid Schop-Etman, Iris Bergwerff, Wil Vrencken and Semiha Denktaş

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:891

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  3. Content type: Research article

    An estimate of the prevalence of an activity derived from a sample survey is potentially subject to non-response bias, whereby people not involved in the activity are less likely to respond than those involved...

    Authors: J. T. Harvey, M. J. Charity, N. A. Sawyer and R. M. Eime

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:895

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Access to long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) has increased and malaria has decreased globally, but malaria transmission remains high in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and insecticide resistance threatens curr...

    Authors: Eleanore D. Sternberg, Jackie Cook, Ludovic P. Ahoua Alou, Carine J. Aoura, Serge Brice Assi, Dimi Théodore Doudou, A. Alphonsine Koffi, Raphael N’Guessan, Welbeck A. Oumbouke, Rachel A. Smith, Eve Worrall, Immo Kleinschmidt and Matthew B. Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:894

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Common mental disorders affect about one-third of the European working-age population and are one of the leading causes of sick leave in Sweden and other OECD countries. Besides the individual suffering, the c...

    Authors: Elisabeth Björk Brämberg, Kristina Holmgren, Ute Bültmann, Hanna Gyllensten, Jan Hagberg, Lars Sandman and Gunnar Bergström

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:889

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  6. Content type: Study protocol

    A strong evidence base exists regarding routine and emergency services that can effectively prevent or reduce maternal and new-born mortality. However, even when skilled providers care for women in labour, man...

    Authors: Sandra Mudhune, Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Marta R. Prescott, Elizabeth A. McCarthy, Aaron Banda, Prudence Haimbe, Francis Dien Mwansa, Angel Mwiche, Francis Bwalya, Micheck Kabamba, Hilda Shakwelele and Margaret L. Prust

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:892

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Men who have sex with men (MSM) in India are a key group at risk for HIV acquisition and transmission. They are also an extremely marginalized and stigmatized population, facing immense psychosocial stressors ...

    Authors: Matthew J. Mimiaga, Beena Thomas, Kenneth H. Mayer, Kristen S. Regenauer, Alpana Dange, C. Andres Bedoya, Shruta Rawat, Vinoth Balu, Conall O’Cleirigh, Katie B. Biello, Vivek Anand, Soumya Swaminathan and Steven A. Safren

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:890

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Prolonged political instability may have exacerbated gender inequitable beliefs in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The aim of this study was to assess attitudes related to gender-equitable norms and it...

    Authors: Hendrew Lusey, Miguel San Sebastian, Monica Christianson and Kerstin E. Edin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:887

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    The global pandemic of physical inactivity represents a considerable public health challenge. Active transportation (i.e., walking or cycling for transport) can contribute to greater total physical activity le...

    Authors: Anna Ek, Christina Alexandrou, Christine Delisle Nyström, Artur Direito, Ulf Eriksson, Ulf Hammar, Pontus Henriksson, Ralph Maddison, Ylva Trolle Lagerros and Marie Löf

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:880

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Fatigue is highly prevalent among doctors worldwide. However, no research has been done to examine the associations of emotional intelligence (EI) and emotional labor strategy with fatigue among Chinese doctor...

    Authors: Li Liu, Peiyao Xu, Kexin Zhou, Jiayu Xue and Hui Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:881

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Public housing residents face significant social, economic, and physical barriers to the practice of health behaviors for prevention of chronic disease. Research shows that public housing residents are more li...

    Authors: Deborah J. Bowen, Lisa M. Quintiliani, Sarah Gees Bhosrekar, Rachel Goodman and Eugenia Smith

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:883

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organisation has recommended that healthcare workers, teachers and community leaders work with parents to support children living with HIV. The aim of this study was to assess the perceptions ...

    Authors: Fatch W. Kalembo, Garth E. Kendall, Mohammed Ali, Angela F. Chimwaza and Mary M. Tallon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:884

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination can prevent disease and potentially life-threatening complications like sepsis. Elderly people have an increased risk of severe disease and therefore constitute a major t...

    Authors: Cornelia Betsch, Constanze Rossmann, Mathias W. Pletz, Horst C. Vollmar, Antje Freytag, Ole Wichmann, Regina Hanke, Wolfgang Hanke, Dorothee Heinemeier, Philipp Schmid, Sarah Eitze, Winja Weber, Anne Reinhardt, Nora K. Küpke, Christina Forstner, Carolin Fleischmann-Struzek…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:885

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Although the awareness of mental health problems in late life is rising, the association between financial transfers to the older generations from children and mental health at older ages in China has received...

    Authors: Yue Wu, Wanyue Dong, Yongjian Xu, Xiaojing Fan, Min Su, Jianmin Gao, Zhongliang Zhou, Louis Niessen, Yiyang Wang and Xiao Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:882

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    All patients with diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy (DR), a progressive and potentially blinding condition. Early treatment of DR prevents visual impairment and blindness. The natural his...

    Authors: Nyawira Mwangi, Mark Ng’ang’a, Esbon Gakuo, Stephen Gichuhi, David Macleod, Consuela Moorman, Lawrence Muthami, Peter Tum, Atieno Jalango, Kibata Githeko, Michael Gichangi, Joseph Kibachio, Covadonga Bascaran and Allen Foster

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:871

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  16. Content type: Study protocol

    HIV infection among youth in the United States is on the rise. A high level of antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence is crucial to treatment success and can minimize the population burden of the disease. Howe...

    Authors: Matthew J. Mimiaga, Lisa M. Kuhns, Katie B. Biello, Jennifer Olson, Sam Hoehnle, Christopher M. Santostefano, Jaclyn M. W. Hughto, Hadeis Safi, Peter Salhaney, Diane Chen and Robert Garofalo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:867

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  17. Content type: Study protocol

    Exercise and nutrition are important for older adults to maintain or to regain their muscle mass, function, strength, and ultimately quality of life. The effectiveness of combined resistance exercise and diet ...

    Authors: Ellen J. I. van Dongen, Annemien Haveman-Nies, Nick L. W. Wezenbeek, Berber G. Dorhout, Esmée L. Doets and Lisette C. P. G. M. de Groot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:877

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The term health literacy refers to the abilities and resources required to find, understand and use health information in managing health. This definition is reflected in the recent development of multidimensi...

    Authors: Sarah M. Hosking, Sharon L. Brennan-Olsen, Alison Beauchamp, Rachelle Buchbinder, Lana J. Williams and Julie A. Pasco

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:876

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Social determinants are known to be a driving force of health inequalities, even in high income countries. Aim of our study was to determine if these factors can limit antiretroviral therapy (ART) access, outc...

    Authors: Annalisa Saracino, Mauro Zaccarelli, Patrizia Lorenzini, Alessandra Bandera, Giulia Marchetti, Francesco Castelli, Andrea Gori, Enrico Girardi, Cristina Mussini, Paolo Bonfanti, Adriana Ammassari and Antonella d’Arminio Monforte

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:870

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Uganda adopted and has been implementing the Integrated Disease Surveillance (IDSR) strategy since 2000. The goal was to build the country’s capacity to detect, report promptly, and effectively respond to publ...

    Authors: Christine Kihembo, Ben Masiira, Lydia Nakiire, Edson Katushabe, Nasan Natseri, Immaculate Nabukenya, Innocent Komakech, Charles Lukoya Okot, Francis Adatu, Issa Makumbi, Miriam Nanyunja, Solomon Fisseha Woldetsadik, Patrick Tusiime, Peter Nsubuga, Ibrahima Soce Fall and Alemu Wondimagegnehu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:879

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  21. Content type: Research article

    South Africa introduced medical male circumcision (MMC) to reduce HIV incidence. Mathematical modeling suggested that targeting MMC services to men aged 20–34 years could provide the most immediate impact on H...

    Authors: Jonathan M. Grund, Candice M. Chetty-Makkan, Sibuse Ginindza, Reuben Munyai, Helen Kisbey-Green, Mpho Maraisane and Salome Charalambous

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:868

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  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs) are the third highest cause of death in Zambia, claiming about 2000 lives annually, with pedestrians and cyclists being the most vulnerable. Human error accounts for 87.3% of RTCs. ...

    Authors: Sydney Chauwa Phiri, Marta R. Prescott, Margaret L. Prust, Elizabeth A. McCarthy, Chuncky C. Kanchele, Prudence Haimbe, Hilda Shakwelele and Sandra Mudhune

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:872

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Socioeconomic inequalities in access to maternal health care have received more attention as it challenges the sustainability of the ongoing achievement in reducing maternal mortality. By promoting access to m...

    Authors: Ngan Do, Huong Thi Giang Tran, Alay Phonvisay and Juhwan Oh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:875

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