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  1. Content type: Research article

    The effect of cardio-metabolic profile on the relationship of body mass index (BMI) with mortality is unclear. The aim of this study was to explore association between BMI and mortality at all ages, taking acc...

    Authors: Chih-Cheng Hsu, Mark L. Wahlqvist, I-Chien Wu, Yu-Hung Chang, I-Shou Chang, Yi-Fen Tsai, Ting-Ting Liu, Chwen Keng Tsao and Chao A. Hsiung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:142

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have found that residents of deprived neighbourhoods have an increased risk of perceived stress compared to residents with similar sociodemographic and socioeconomic characteristics in non-dep...

    Authors: Maria Holst Algren, Ola Ekholm, Line Nielsen, Annette Kjær Ersbøll, Carsten Kronborg Bak and Pernille Tanggaard Andersen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:250

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Understanding behavioural risk factors of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is of great importance for CVD prevention and control. The aim of the study was to investigate the prevalence, risk awareness and health b...

    Authors: Karl Peltzer and Supa Pengpid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:237

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Infant antiretroviral prophylaxis plays an important role towards ensuring the reduction of HIV transmission from mother to child in the postpartum period. However in sub Saharan Africa (SSA), the low level of...

    Authors: Noah F. Takah, Jeannine A. Atem, Leopold N. Aminde, Moffat Malisheni and Grant Murewenhema

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:249

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), shown to be associated with health benefits, is not well-characterized in preschool-aged children. MVPA is commonly described as a threshold amount to achieve. We...

    Authors: Rachel M. Ruiz, Evan C. Sommer, Dustin Tracy, Jorge A. Banda, Christina D. Economos, Megan M. JaKa, Kelly R. Evenson, Maciej S. Buchowski and Shari L. Barkin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:242

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The Global Program for the Elimination of Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) started operation in 2000 and aimed at eliminating the disease by the year 2020, following 5–6 rounds of effective annual Mass Drug Admini...

    Authors: Collins S. K. Ahorlu, Eric Koka, Susan Adu-Amankwah, Joseph Otchere and Dziedzom Komi de Souza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:238

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  7. Content type: Study protocol

    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women. Mastectomy and breast-conserving surgery (BCS) have equivalent survival for early stage breast cancer. However, each surgery has different bene...

    Authors: Marie-Anne Durand, Renata West Yen, A. James O’Malley, Mary C. Politi, Shubhada Dhage, Kari Rosenkranz, Katie Weichman, Julie Margenthaler, Anna N. A. Tosteson, Eloise Crayton, Sherrill Jackson, Ann Bradley, Robert J. Volk, Karen Sepucha, Elissa Ozanne, Sanja Percac-Lima…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:241

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the effect of exposure to cooking oil fumes (COFs) on the development of non-malignant respiratory diseases in nonsmoking women. This study investigated the relationship between exposure ...

    Authors: Huang-Chi Chen, Chia-Fang Wu, Inn-Wen Chong and Ming-Tsang Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:246

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Health insurers worldwide implement financial incentive schemes to encourage health-related behaviours, including to facilitate weight loss. The maintenance of weight loss is a public health challenge, and as ...

    Authors: Bronwyn McGill, Blythe J. O’Hara, Anne C. Grunseit, Adrian Bauman, Dale Osborne, Luke Lawler and Philayrath Phongsavan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:244

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Breede Valley is a sub-district of the Cape Winelands district, Western Cape Province, South Africa. The administrative capital of the district is situated in the semi-rural town Worcester. Findings of a basel...

    Authors: L. M. Du Plessis, M. H. McLachlan and S. E. Drimie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:240

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Non-exclusive breastfeeding (non-EBF) is a risk factor for many of the 2300 under-five deaths occurring daily in Nigeria – a developing country with approximately 40 million children. This study aimed to quant...

    Authors: Felix Akpojene Ogbo, Andrew Page, John Idoko and Kingsley E. Agho

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:247

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Little is understood of Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission dynamics and community compliance with control measures over time. Understanding these interactions is essential if interventions are to be effect...

    Authors: Grazia Caleo, Jennifer Duncombe, Freya Jephcott, Kamalini Lokuge, Clair Mills, Evita Looijen, Fivi Theoharaki, Ronald Kremer, Karline Kleijer, James Squire, Manjo Lamin, Beverley Stringer, Helen A. Weiss, Daniel Culli, Gian Luca Di Tanna and Jane Greig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:248

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  13. Content type: Debate

    The landscape of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) research has changed drastically over the past three decades. With the remarkable success of antiretroviral treatment (ART) in decreasing AIDS-related mortal...

    Authors: Karine Dubé, Stuart Luter, Breanne Lesnar, Luke Newton, Jerome Galea, Brandon Brown and Sara Gianella

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:245

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Eastern Mediterranean region has the second highest number of road traffic injury mortality rates after the African region based on 2013 data, with road traffic injuries accounting for 27% of the total inj...

    Authors: Mathilde Sengoelge, Lucie Laflamme and Ziad El-Khatib

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:236

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The decreasing suicide rate in China has been regarded as a major contributor to the decline of global suicide rate in the past decade. However, previous estimations on China’s suicide rates might not be accur...

    Authors: Feng Sha, Qingsong Chang, Yik Wa Law, Qi Hong and Paul S. F. Yip

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:239

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Although alcohol is socially accepted in most Western societies, studies are clear about its associated negative consequences, especially among university and college students. Studies on the relationship betw...

    Authors: Sara De Bruyn, Edwin Wouters, Koen Ponnet, Joris Van Damme, Lea Maes and Guido Van Hal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:234

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The population-based incidence of sarcoma and its histological subtypes in Germany is unknown. Up-to-date information on a disease with an incidence comparable to other cancer entities is of high public health...

    Authors: Meike Ressing, Eva Wardelmann, Peter Hohenberger, Jens Jakob, Bernd Kasper, Katharina Emrich, Andrea Eberle, Maria Blettner and Sylke Ruth Zeissig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:235

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A comprehensive smoke-free air law was enacted on June 1, 2012 in most of Marion County, Indiana, including all of the City of Indianapolis. We evaluated changes in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) admission ...

    Authors: Anne M. Weaver, Yi Wang, Katelin Rupp and Dennis P. Watson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:232

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  19. Content type: Research article

    To improve our understanding of the neighborhood environment – physical activity (PA) relationship, it is of importance to assess associations between neighborhood environmental characteristics and neighborhoo...

    Authors: Marijke Jansen, Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis, Frank H. Pierik, Dick F. Ettema and Martin J. Dijst

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:233

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  20. Content type: Research article

    A dearth of knowledge exists regarding how multiple health behavior changes made within an exercise prescription programme can improve health parameters. This study aimed to analyse the impact of changing diet...

    Authors: Catherine Anne Elliot and Michael John Hamlin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:230

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Most smokers do not use evidence-based smoking cessation treatment. Increasing utilization of these services is an important public health goal. Health care systems and insurers are well positioned to support ...

    Authors: Jennifer B. McClure and Melissa L. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:228

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Increased availability of low/er strength alcohol products has the potential to reduce alcohol consumption if they are marketed as substitutes for higher strength products rather than as additional products. T...

    Authors: Milica Vasiljevic, Lucia Coulter, Mark Petticrew and Theresa M. Marteau

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:147

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Suicidal ideation may lead to deliberate self-harm which increases the risk of death by suicide. Globally, the main cause of deliberate self-harm is depression. The aim of this study was to explore prevalence ...

    Authors: Epiphany Munetsi, Victoria Simms, Lloyd Dzapasi, Georgina Chapoterera, Nyaradzo Goba, Tichaona Gumunyu, Helen A. Weiss, Ruth Verhey, Melanie Abas, Ricardo Araya and Dixon Chibanda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:227

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Attitude and subjective well-being are important factors in mothers accepting or rejecting Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) supplemental immunization. The purpose of the study was to determine the role of mothers’ att...

    Authors: Gregory C. Umeh, Terna Ignatius Nomhwange, Anthony F. Shamang, Furera Zakari, Audu I. Musa, Paul M. Dogo, Victor Gugong and Neyu Iliyasu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:231

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