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  1. Content type: Research article

    Over 60% of households (HHs) in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) consume alcohol. These HHs were more likely to report illnesses, relationship problems, and behavioral problems with children. This study set out to de...

    Authors: Rohan G. Maharaj, Terence Babwah, M. Shastri Motilal, Paula Nunes, Rachel Brathwaite, George Legall and Sandra D. Reid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1202

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    A growing group of emerging adults in many countries around the globe are not incorporated into the education system or the labor market; these have received the label “NEET: not in education, employment nor t...

    Authors: Raúl A. Gutiérrez-García, Corina Benjet, Guilherme Borges, Enrique Méndez Ríos and María Elena Medina-Mora

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1201

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    This study examined the construct validity and internal consistency of modified versions of the job autonomy and control, job pressure, work contact, work-family conflict, psychological distress, and sleep pro...

    Authors: Paul Bowen, Rajen Govender and Peter Edwards

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1199

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    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men experience worse health outcomes and are the most marginalized and disadvantaged population group in Australia. Primary health care services are critical to providing ...

    Authors: Kootsy Canuto, Alex Brown, Gary Wittert and Stephen Harfield

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1198

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite its well-known benefits for health and well-being physical activity levels are insufficient and declining with age in Germany. Physical activity promotion programs for older adults are often not succes...

    Authors: Karin Bammann, Carina Drell, Lena Lotte Lübs and Imke Stalling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1197

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Community sport can potentially help to increase levels of physical activity and improve public health. Sport coaches have a role to play in designing and implementing community sport for health. To equip the ...

    Authors: Louise Mansfield, Tess Kay, Nana Anokye and Julia Fox-Rushby

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1196

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Suicide is a serious public health problem in low- and middle-income countries. Understanding the context- and gender-specific risk factors for non-fatal suicidal behaviour is the cornerstone of evidence-based...

    Authors: J. Bantjes, M. Tomlinson, R. E. Weiss, P. K. Yen, D. Goldstone, J. Stewart, T. Qondela, S. Rabie and M.-J. Rotheram-Borus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1195

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Mediterranean diet (MD) interventions are demonstrated to significantly reduce cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk but are typically resource intensive and delivered by health professionals. There is considerabl...

    Authors: Claire T. McEvoy, Sarah E. Moore, Katherine M. Appleton, Margaret E. Cupples, Christina Erwin, Frank Kee, Lindsay Prior, Ian S. Young, Michelle C. McKinley and Jayne V. Woodside

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1194

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is one form of degenerative arthritis that results from the breakdown of cartilage and underlying bone. The prevalence of KOA is considerably higher in women than in men; however, the...

    Authors: Min Zhou, Jianghao Chen, Dongming Wang, Chunmei Zhu, Youjie Wang and Weihong Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1192

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Late diagnosis of HIV infection remains a key challenge in Europe. It is acknowledged that general practitioners (GPs) may contribute greatly to early case finding, yet there is evidence that many diagnostic o...

    Authors: Jessika Deblonde, Dominique Van Beckhoven, Jasna Loos, Nicole Boffin, André Sasse, Christiana Nöstlinger and Virginie Supervie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1191

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and overweight are related to changes in blood pressure, but existing research has mainly focused on the impact of body mass index (BMI) on short-term blood pressure variability (BPV). The study aimed ...

    Authors: Haojia Chen, Ruiying Zhang, Qiongbing Zheng, Xiuzhu Yan, Shouling Wu and Youren Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1193

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  12. Content type: Research article

    New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requires by law for accidents/incidents (injury) involving career-technical-vocational education (CTE) students and staff to be reported within five business days to ...

    Authors: Derek G. Shendell, Saisattha Noomnual, Jesse Plascak and Alexsandra A. Apostolico

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1190

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There is growing interest in school-based interventions which deliver opportunities for additional physical activity time outside of physical education (PE). A practical and cost-effective approach may be scho...

    Authors: Anna E. Chalkley, Ash C. Routen, Jo P. Harris, Lorraine A. Cale, Trish Gorely and Lauren B. Sherar

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1189

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have demonstrated that Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programs reduce poverty/inequity and childhood mortality. However, none of these studies investigated the link between CCT programs and ch...

    Authors: Paola Calvasina, Patricia O’Campo, Mateus Mota Pontes, Jamille Barreto Oliveira and Anya P G F Vieira-Meyer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1186

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Strongyloidiasis is prevalent in northeast Thailand. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of the Health Education and Preventive Equipment Package (HEPEP), a package we developed to improve awareness and ai...

    Authors: Pokkamol Laoraksawong, Oranuch Sanpool, Rutchanee Rodpai, Tongjit Thanchomnang, Wanida Kanarkard, Wanchai Maleewong, Ratthaphol Kraiklang and Pewpan M Intapan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1184

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Nudging interventions have lately been widely adopted by policy makers to increase the welfare of society and to help citizens make better choices. Hence, it has become important to understand the conditions u...

    Authors: C. Evers, D. R. Marchiori, A. F. Junghans, J. Cremers and D. T. D. De Ridder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1182

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) and neck pain (NP) are of considerable socioeconomic burden. Considering the escalating demand on health services that LBP and NP have globally, they represent an arguably unsustainable dra...

    Authors: Rebecca J. Crawford, Thomas Volken, René Schaffert and Thomas Bucher

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1188

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Lower health literacy is associated with poor quality of life (QOL) among patients with chronic disease; little is known about this relationship among the general population, especially for child and adolescen...

    Authors: Min Ran, Linli Peng, Qin Liu, Michelle Pender, Fang He and Hong Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1183

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  19. Content type: Research article

    According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 80% of the world’s smokers live in low- and middle-income countries. Mo...

    Authors: Li-Ming Ho, Christian Schafferer, Jie-Min Lee, Chun-Yuan Yeh and Chi-Jung Hsieh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1187

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is associated with a prion diminished quality of life, especially due to the severe complications that it implicates. Changing dietary habits is an absolute priority, as well as implement...

    Authors: Valeria Di Onofrio, Francesca Gallé, Mirella Di Dio, Patrizia Belfiore and Giorgio Liguori

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1181

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Social norms and self-efficacy play important roles in promoting consistent condom use among men who have sex with men (MSM). Few studies have investigated the association between social norms, self-efficacy a...

    Authors: Cheng Wang, Joseph D. Tucker, Chuncheng Liu, Heping Zheng, Weiming Tang and Li Ling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1175

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Being overweight and obesity during adolescence are worldwide public health problems. This study examined the relationship between actual weight, body image, and emotional and behavioral problems among Chinese...

    Authors: Lingling Ren, Yuanyuan Xu, Xin Guo, Jing Zhang, Hong Wang, Xiaomin Lou, Jianping Liang and Fangbiao Tao

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1179

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Multiple risk behaviour (MRB) refers to two or more risk behaviours such as smoking, drinking alcohol, poor diet and unsafe sex. Such behaviours are known to co-occur in adolescence. It is unknown whether MRB ...

    Authors: Laura Tinner, Deborah Caldwell, Matthew Hickman, Georgina J MacArthur, Denise Gottfredson, Alberto Lana Perez, D Paul Moberg, David Wolfe and Rona Campbell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1180

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In recent decades, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has seen an exponentially growing antibiotic resistance, which is exacerbated by the use of antibiotics without a prescription and other various factors. However,...

    Authors: Faten Alhomoud, Zainab Aljamea and Lama Basalelah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1177

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Young adults that are not in education, training or employment represent a problem across European countries. While some are cases of temporary transitions or short-term inactivity, others represent a more vul...

    Authors: Vigdis Sveinsdottir, Hege Randi Eriksen, Valborg Baste, Jørn Hetland and Silje Endresen Reme

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1176

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Geosocial networking smartphone applications (apps) are popular tools for seeking sexual partners among men who have sex with men (MSM). We evaluated app use and risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) ...

    Authors: Haidong Wang, Lu Zhang, Ying Zhou, Keke Wang, Xiaoya Zhang, Jianhui Wu and Guoli Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1178

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  27. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to explore the effects of (body mass index) BMI on health related quality of life (HRQoL) among the elderly in Jiangsu, China.

    Authors: Hua You, Xiao-lu Li, Kang-zhen Jing, Zhi-guang Li, Hong-mei Cao, Jin Wang, Lan Bai, Jing-hong Gu, Xiaoman Fan and Hai Gu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1174

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  28. Content type: Research article

    High prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among adolescents is a serious public health concern. Although many factors are attributed to adolescents’ risk of STI infections, the association betw...

    Authors: Cyprian Misinde, Elizabeth Nansubuga and Olivia Nankinga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1173

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Pneumonia is the third leading cause of death in Japan. All elderly people aged 65 years or older are recommended to receive a pneumococcal vaccine. A subsidy for part of the cost of routine pneumococcal vacci...

    Authors: Akihiro Sakamoto, Charnchudhi Chanyasanha, Dusit Sujirarat, Nobuhiro Matsumoto and Masamitsu Nakazato

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1172

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The available literature suggests that there are significant differences in maternal mortality according to maternal origin in high income countries. The objective of this study was to quantify the risk of mat...

    Authors: V Blagoeva Atanasova, J Arevalo-Serrano, E Antolin Alvarado and Santiago García-Tizón Larroca

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1171

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Several Asian countries have implemented pictorial health warnings on cigarette packs as suggested by the World Health Organization with various policies based on countries’ systems. The study is aimed to anal...

    Authors: Suci Puspita Ratih and Dewi Susanna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1165

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to determine whether a twelve-week, health coaching intervention could result in changes in physical activity, anthropometrics and health-related outcomes in adults presenting to an a...

    Authors: Stephen Barrett, Stephen Begg, Paul O’Halloran and Michael Kingsley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1166

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  33. Content type: Research article

    With the proliferation of social casino games (SCGs) online, which offer the opportunity to gamble without monetary gains and losses, comes a growing concern regarding the effects of these unregulated games on...

    Authors: Livia Veselka, Rochelle Wijesingha, Scott T Leatherdale, Nigel E Turner and Tara Elton-Marshall

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1167

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Even with the widespread recognition of non- communicable diseases (NCDs) in sub-Saharan Africa region, yet, sufficient evidence-based surveillance systems to confirm the prevalence and correlates of these dis...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Michael Ekholuenetale and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1168

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The European Health Examination Survey in Luxembourg (EHES-LUX) is a population based survey performed from 2013 to 2015 with the aim to establish baseline information on the general health status of the Luxem...

    Authors: Valéry Bocquet, Jessica Barré, Sophie Couffignal, Marylène d’Incau, Charles Delagardelle, Georges Michel, Marc Schlesser, Saverio Stranges, Andrea Kuemmerle and Maria Ruiz-Castell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1169

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Estimating the prevalence of child maltreatment is challenging due to the absence of a clear ‘gold standard’ as to what constitutes maltreatment. This systematic review aims to review studies using self-report...

    Authors: Gwenllian Moody, Rebecca Cannings-John, Kerenza Hood, Alison Kemp and Michael Robling

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1164

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Non-drinking among young people has increased over the past decade in England, yet the underlying factor driving this change is unknown. Traditionally non-drinking has been found to be associated with lower so...

    Authors: Linda Ng Fat, Nicola Shelton and Noriko Cable

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1090

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to investigate whether integrated motivational interviewing and cognitive behaviour therapy leads to changes in lifestyle mediators of overweight and obesity in community-dwelling adu...

    Authors: Stephen Barrett, Stephen Begg, Paul O’Halloran and Michael Kingsley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1160

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Participation in bowel scope screening (BSS) is low (43%), limiting its potential to reduce colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality. This study aimed to quantify the prevalence of barriers to BSS and e...

    Authors: Christian von Wagner, Bernardette Bonello, Sandro Stoffel, Hanna Skrobanski, Madeleine Freeman, Robert S Kerrison and Lesley M McGregor

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1161

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  40. Content type: Research article

    There is growing evidence of the public health benefits of promoting cycling. The ways that the built environment and perceived social norms independently influence cycling participation is well established. H...

    Authors: Matthew Bourke, Toni A Hilland and Melinda Craike

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1162

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Many jurisdictions have enacted indoor tanning legislation in response to the health risks of artificial ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure. Key components of these legislations include banning minors’ access...

    Authors: Jessica Reimann, Jennifer E. McWhirter, Andrew Papadopoulos and Cate Dewey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1096

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  42. Content type: Research article

    High rates of suicidal behaviours among Indigenous Australians have been documented. Justice-involved individuals are also at a higher risk for engaging in suicidal behaviours. This study sought to ascertain t...

    Authors: Stephane M Shepherd, Benjamin Spivak, Kerry Arabena and Yin Paradies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1159

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Studies from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) document how barriers to ART adherence present additional complications among adolescents and young adults living with HIV. We qualitatively explored barriers to ART adher...

    Authors: Sarah MacCarthy, Uzaib Saya, Clare Samba, Josephine Birungi, Stephen Okoboi and Sebastian Linnemayr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1158

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Oral anticoagulants (OAC) are widely used in patients with cardiovascular diseases. However, for optimal OAC self-care patients must have skills, among which health literacy (HL) is highlighted. We aimed to de...

    Authors: Ana Cristina Cabellos-García, Antonio Martínez-Sabater, Enrique Castro-Sánchez, Mari Kangasniemi, Raul Juárez-Vela and Vicente Gea-Caballero

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1157

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Strategies to reduce childhood obesity and improve nutrition include creating school food environments that promote healthy eating. Despite well-documented health benefits of fruit and vegetable (FV) consumpti...

    Authors: Kimberly A. Rollings and Nancy M. Wells

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1154

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  46. Content type: Research article

    High consumption of antibiotics has been identified as an important driver for the increasing antibiotic resistance, considered to be one of the greatest threats to public health globally. Simply informing the...

    Authors: Mirko Ancillotti, Stefan Eriksson, Jorien Veldwijk, Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist, Dan I. Andersson and Tove Godskesen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1153

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Iodine deficiency disorder is the leading cause of mental retardation and poor economic performance in developing countries. Worldwide, universal salt iodization has been implemented to eliminate iodine defici...

    Authors: Tefera Chane Mekonnen, Sisay Eshete, Yitbarek Wasihun, Mastewal Arefaynie and Nigus Cherie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1152

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  48. Content type: Research article

    Exposure to audio-visual alcohol content in media is associated with subsequent alcohol use among young people. In 2016 Heineken launched its global Formula One (F1) partnership and had a significant brand pre...

    Authors: Alexander B Barker, John Britton, Bruce Grant-Braham and Rachael L Murray

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1155

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