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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research article

    Anaemia is common among pregnant women, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). While body mass index (BMI) relates to many risk factors for anaemia in pregnancy, little is known about the dire...

    Authors: Martina Mocking, Ary I. Savitri, Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal, Dwirani Amelia, Edward Antwi, Mohammad Baharuddin, Diederick E. Grobbee, Kerstin Klipstein-Grobusch and Joyce L. Browne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:873

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Mission of Mercy (MOM) emergency dental clinics are a resource for populations lacking access to dental care. We designed a MOM event incorporating health equity components with established community partners ...

    Authors: Devlon N. Jackson, Susan Passmore, Craig S. Fryer, Jie Chen, Dushanka V. Kleinman, Alice M. Horowitz, James Butler III, Mary A. Garza, Sandra C. Quinn and Stephen B. Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:878

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  10. Content type: Study protocol

    Health promotion is a key process of current health systems. Primary Health Care (PHC) is the ideal setting for health promotion but multifaceted barriers make its integration difficult in the usual care. The ...

    Authors: Edurne Zabaleta-del-Olmo, Haizea Pombo, Mariona Pons-Vigués, Marc Casajuana-Closas, Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera, Tomás López-Jiménez, Carmen Cabezas-Peña, Carme Martín-Borràs, Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Maria Rubio-Valera, Joan Llobera, Alfonso Leiva, Clara Vidal, Manuel Campiñez, Remedios Martín-Álvarez, José-Ángel Maderuelo…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:874

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Socio-economic inequalities are associated with unequal exposure to social, economic and environmental risk factors, which in turn contribute to health inequalities. Understanding the impact of specific public...

    Authors: Katie Thomson, Frances Hillier-Brown, Adam Todd, Courtney McNamara, Tim Huijts and Clare Bambra

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:869

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Correction

    It has been highlighted that in the original article [1] there is a typesetting mistake in the name of I. Fakoya. This was incorrectly captured as F. Fakoya. This correction article clarifies the correct name ...

    Authors: C. Dodds, E. Mugweni, G. Phillips, C. Park, I. Young, I. Fakoya, S. Wayal, L. McDaid, M. Sachikonye, J. Chwaula, P. Flowers and F. Burns

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:866

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2018 18:499

  22. Content type: Study protocol

    Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, has a total fertility rate of 4.6, a decrease from 5.5 in 2000. However, only 35.3% of women in the reproductive age group use modern family planning (FP) ...

    Authors: Hye-Jin Paek, Ho Kim, Youngtae Cho, Wonsik Hong, Woorim Ko, Haejin Choi, Youngok Youn, Yunhee Choi, Gizachew Balew and Youngah Doh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:861

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Vaccination is a cost-effective and life-saving intervention. Recently several new, but more expensive vaccines have become part of immunization programmes in low and middle income countries (LMIC). Monitoring...

    Authors: Effua Usuf, Grant Mackenzie, Lamin Ceesay, Dawda Sowe, Beate Kampmann and Anna Roca

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:864

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Modern activity trackers, including the Fitbit Zip, enable the measurement of both the step count as well as physical activity (PA) intensities. However, there is a need for field-based validation studies in a...

    Authors: Kerli Mooses, Marek Oja, Sulev Reisberg, Jaak Vilo and Merike Kull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:858

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