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  1. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to investigate the morbidity profile and the sociodemographic characteristics of unaccompanied refugee minors (URM) arriving in the region of Bavaria, Germany, between October 2014 and Februar...

    Authors: Teresa Kloning, Thomas Nowotny, Martin Alberer, Michael Hoelscher, Axel Hoffmann and Guenter Froeschl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:983

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Methanol poisoning (MP) often causes acute mortality and morbidities; however, the association between MP and subsequent mortality has not been well studied.

    Authors: Jui-Yuan Chung, Chung-Han Ho, Yi-Chen Chen, Jiann-Hwa Chen, Hung-Jung Lin, Jhi-Joung Wang, Chien-Chin Hsu and Chien-Cheng Huang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:985

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  3. Content type: Study protocol

    Disparities in the prevalence of HIV persist in the southern United States, and young African American women have a disproportionate burden of HIV as compared with young women of other racial/ethnic background...

    Authors: Felicia A. Browne, Wendee M. Wechsberg, Paul N. Kizakevich, William A. Zule, Courtney P. Bonner, Ashton N. Madison, Brittni N. Howard and Leslie B. Turner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:982

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Gender norms practiced by respective societies increase the risk of violence by men against women. To date, there is a dearth of research evidence on changing gender norms through health promotion approaches a...

    Authors: T. Herath, D. Guruge, M. Fernando, S. Jayarathna and L. Senarathna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:977

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the determinants of social capital is the prerequisite to building social capital. However there was few studies to explore factors related to workplace social capital. We aim to examine associat...

    Authors: Junling Gao, Jing Wang, Denglai Yu, Junming Dai, Yongkai Zhu and Hua Fu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:976

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Symptoms of depression and musculoskeletal pain have both been found to be associated with increased risk of long term sickness absence (LTSA). The comorbidity between depression and pain i.e. simultaneous pre...

    Authors: Ole Melkevik, Thomas Clausen, Jacob Pedersen, Anne Helene Garde, Andreas Holtermann and Reiner Rugulies

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:981

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The evidence on the economic burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) remains scarce. We conducted a comprehensive systematic review to establish the magnitude and kn...

    Authors: Adrian Gheorghe, Ulla Griffiths, Adrianna Murphy, Helena Legido-Quigley, Peter Lamptey and Pablo Perel

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:975

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a global public health concern. Due to the presence of multiple risk factors such as poor housing conditions and food insecurity in Canadian Indigenous communities, this popul...

    Authors: Lena Faust, Anne McCarthy and Yoko Schreiber

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:979

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  9. Content type: Study protocol

    While some of the variance observed in adiposity and weight change within populations can be accounted for by traditional risk factors, a new factor, the gut microbiota, has recently been associated with obesi...

    Authors: Lara R. Dugas, Louise Lie, Jacob Plange-Rhule, Kweku Bedu-Addo, Pascal Bovet, Estelle V. Lambert, Terrence E. Forrester, Amy Luke, Jack A. Gilbert and Brian T. Layden

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:978

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Electronic harassment affects 20–40% of adolescents and has been associated with significant negative outcomes including physical (ex. headache, abdominal pain), psychological (ex. depression, anxiety), and ps...

    Authors: Ellen Selkie, Yolanda Evans, Adrienne Ton, Nikita Midamba and Megan A. Moreno

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:973

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This article will review qualitative data from intervention-based counselling sessions to explore barriers to partner notification (PN) for South African men and women who have contracted sexually transmitted ...

    Authors: Julia M. Wood, Jane Harries, Moira Kalichman, Seth Kalichman, Koena Nkoko and Catherine Mathews

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:980

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is on the rise among young adults (aged 20–39 years). A challenge for health risk communication is that young adults may not be aware or lack acknowledgement of their personal risk of dev...

    Authors: Lotte Skøt, Jesper Bo Nielsen and Anja Leppin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:972

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Young adult (aged 20–34) males experience higher mortality than females, and in age groups immediately younger and older, and with considerable variation in death rates over time. Trends in mortality and the c...

    Authors: Richard Taylor, Andrew Page, Alex Wodak, Michael Dudley, Sonali Munot and Stephen Morrell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:965

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In adults, as little as 10 minutes of moderate physical activity (PA) three times a day can help prevent non-communicable diseases and prolong life expectancy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the process ...

    Authors: Angelina Gonzalez-Viana, Mariona Violan Fors, Conxa Castell Abat, Maica Rubinat Masot, Laura Oliveras, Juanjo Garcia-Gil, Antoni Plasencia and Carmen Cabezas Peña

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:968

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  15. Content type: Study protocol

    Most studies on food choice have been focussing on the individual level but familial aspects may also play an important role. This paper reports of a novel study that will focus on the familial aspects of the ...

    Authors: Lukas Schwingshackl, Ulrike Ruzanska, Verena Anton, Raphael Wallroth, Kathrin Ohla, Sven Knüppel, Matthias B. Schulze, Tobias Pischon, Johannes Deutschbein, Liane Schenk, Petra Warschburger, Ulrich Harttig, Heiner Boeing and Manuela M. Bergmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:963

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Many older Hispanics/Latinos are physically inactive and suffer the harmful health consequences associated with prolonged periods of inactivity. Negative age attributions that equate getting older with “slowin...

    Authors: Lissette M. Piedra, Flavia C. D. Andrade, Rosalba Hernandez, Laura Trejo, Thomas R. Prohaska and Catherine A. Sarkisian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:964

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Communities with large minority populations often are located near sources of pollution and have higher crime rates, which may work in combination with other factors to influence health. Poor self-rated health...

    Authors: Judy Y. Ou, Junenette L. Peters, Jonathan I. Levy, Roseann Bongiovanni, Alina Rossini and Madeleine K. Scammell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:970

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Physical inactivity (PIA) is an important risk factor for many chronic conditions and therefore might increase healthcare utilization and costs. This study aimed to analyze the association of PIA using device ...

    Authors: Florian M. Karl, Maximilian Tremmel, Agnes Luzak, Holger Schulz, Annette Peters, Christa Meisinger, Rolf Holle and Michael Laxy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:966

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In Bangladesh, backyard poultry raisers lack awareness of avian influenza and infrequently follow government recommendations for its prevention. Identifying where poultry raisers seek care for their ill poultr...

    Authors: Nadia Ali Rimi, Rebeca Sultana, Kazi Ishtiak-Ahmed, Najmul Haider, Eduardo Azziz-Baumgartner, Nazmun Nahar and Stephen P. Luby

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:969

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    Domestic violence and abuse remains a major health concern. It is unknown whether the improved healthcare response to domestic violence and abuse demonstrated in a cluster randomised controlled trial of IRIS (Ide...

    Authors: Alex Hardip Sohal, Gene Feder, Estela Barbosa, Lee Beresford, Anna Dowrick, Farah El-Shogri, Annie Howell, Natalia Lewis, Medina Johnson, Claire Nightingale, Kambiz Boomla, Stephen Morris, Sandra Eldridge and Chris Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:971

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Parasitic worms (helminths) are common infections in low- and middle-income countries. For most helminth species, school-aged children are at highest risk of infection and morbidity, such as impaired cognitive...

    Authors: Marta S. Palmeirim, Mamadou Ouattara, Clémence Essé, Véronique A. Koffi, Rufin K. Assaré, Eveline Hürlimann, Jean T. Coulibaly, Nana R. Diakité, Kouassi Dongo, Bassirou Bonfoh, Jürg Utzinger, Eliézer K. N’Goran and Giovanna Raso

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:951

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiologic measures of the dengue burden such as prevalence and incidence are important for policy-making and monitoring the progress of disease control. It is a common practice where epidemiologic and econ...

    Authors: Yuan Liang Woon, Chee Peng Hor, Keng Yee Lee, Siti Fatimah Zahra Mohd Anuar, Rose Nani Mudin, Mohd Khadzir Sheikh Ahmad, Suhaya Komari, Faridah Amin, Rahman Jamal, Wei Seng Chen, Pik Pin Goh, Lena Yeap, Zhuo Ren Lim and Teck Onn Lim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:946

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    Scaling-up evidence-based behavior change interventions can make a major contribution to meeting the UNAIDS goal of no new HIV infections by 2030. We developed an evidence-based peer group intervention for HIV...

    Authors: Diana L. N. Jere, Chimwemwe K. Banda, Lily C. Kumbani, Li Liu, Linda L. McCreary, Chang Gi Park, Crystal L. Patil and Kathleen F. Norr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:950

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Inadequate immunization coverage remains a public health problem in Africa. In Togo, only 62% of children under one year of age were fully immunized in 2013. This study aimed to estimate the immunization cover...

    Authors: Didier K. Ekouevi, Fifonsi A. Gbeasor-Komlanvi, Issifou Yaya, Wendpouiré I. Zida-Compaore, Amevegbé Boko, Essèboe Sewu, Anani Lacle, Nicolas Ndibu, Yaovi Toke and Dadja E. Landoh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:952

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Exercise referral schemes within clinical populations may offer benefits for inactive and sedentary individuals, and improve and aid treatment of specific health disorders. This systematic review aims to provi...

    Authors: Nikita Rowley, Steve Mann, James Steele, Elizabeth Horton and Alfonso Jimenez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:949

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  26. Content type: Research article

    During the typical school day, physical education (PE) gives children an opportunity for physical activity (PA) and reduces their sedentary time, but little is known about objectively evaluated PA and sedentar...

    Authors: Chiaki Tanaka, Maki Tanaka and Shigeho Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:948

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Malaria vector control is mostly based on Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN). To date, all LLINs fully recommended by the World Health Organization Pesticide Scheme (WHOPES) are made of polyester or polyeth...

    Authors: Armel Djènontin, Nicolas Moiroux, Aziz Bouraïma, Barnabas Zogo, Ibrahim Sidick, Vincent Corbel and Cédric Pennetier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:947

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Long-term excess exposure to environmental manganese (Mn) can lead to multi-system damage, especially in occupational populations. Therefore, we established a manganese-exposed workers healthy cohort (MEWHC), ...

    Authors: Yanting Zhou, Xiaoting Ge, Yuefei Shen, Lian Qin, Yaoqiu Zhong, Chao Jiang, Cheng Su, Jinyu Huang, Suzhen Lin, Defu Li, Hong Cheng, Fu Wei, Songfeng Ou, Yunfeng Zou and Xiaobo Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:944

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  29. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity is a major health problem in Brazil affecting 19% of Brazilian adults with a rising incidence over the last 10 years. Moreover, low fruit/vegetables consumption and high sweetened beverage intake are m...

    Authors: Alline Maria Beleigoli, Andre Queiroz de Andrade, Maria de Fátima Haueisen Diniz, Roberta Sonia Alvares and Antonio Luiz Ribeiro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:945

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Exploring the relationship between physical activity, cognition and academic performance in children is an important but developing academic field. One of the key tasks for researchers is explaining how the th...

    Authors: Adrian McPherson, Lisa Mackay, Jule Kunkel and Scott Duncan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:936

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Employees in the offshore wind industry are exposed to various job demands, increasing the workers’ risk of experiencing strain reactions. However, personal and job resources might play a role in the stressor-...

    Authors: Janika Mette, Marcial Velasco Garrido, Alexandra M. Preisser, Volker Harth and Stefanie Mache

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:934

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    African Americans living in the rural south have the highest prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in the United States. Given this geographic and racial disparity, intervention implementation needs ...

    Authors: Giselle Corbie-Smith, Crystal Wiley-Cene, Kiana Bess, Tiffany Young, Gaurav Dave, Katrina Ellis, Stephanie M. Hoover, Feng-Chang Lin, Mysha Wynn, Shirley McFarlin and Jamie Ede

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:938

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    One half of adults who develop any mental disorder do so during adolescence. Previous literature showed that Mental Health Literacy (MHL) interventions impact mental health knowledge, reduce the associated sti...

    Authors: Rocío Casañas, Victoria-Mailen Arfuch, Pere Castellví, Juan-José Gil, Maria Torres, Angela Pujol, Gemma Castells, Mercè Teixidó, Maria Teresa San-Emeterio, Hernán María Sampietro, Aleix Caussa, Jordi Alonso and Lluís Lalucat-Jo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:939

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  34. Content type: Research article

    The rollout of universal, lifelong treatment for all HIV-positive pregnant and breastfeeding women (“Option B+”) has rapidly increased the number of women initiating antiretroviral treatment (ART) and requirin...

    Authors: Zara Trafford, Yolanda Gomba, Christopher J. Colvin, Victoria O. Iyun, Tamsin K. Phillips, Kirsty Brittain, Landon Myer, Elaine J. Abrams and Allison Zerbe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:935

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Two important helminths, Strongyloides stercoralis (an intestinal roundworm) and Opisthorchis viverrini (a liver fluke), are endemic in northeast Thailand. There have been national campaigns in place aimed at the...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:940

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Males are more susceptible than females to infections due to the differences in endocrine-immune interactions. Furthermore, it is reported that lowering cell cholesterol impairs viral replication and infection...

    Authors: Melaku Adal, Rawleigh Howe, Desta Kassa, Abraham Aseffa and Beyene Petros

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:943

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  37. Content type: Technical advance

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is not only the primary cause of death in developed western countries, but also its disease burden is increasing in China. The purpose of constructing population cardiovascular hea...

    Authors: Yingying Jiang, Fan Mao, Yichong Li, Jing Liu, Yan Zhang, Yong Jiang, Dong Zhao, Weiwei Chen, Stephen Nicholas, Yong Huo, Junbo Ge, Linhong Wang and Maigeng Zhou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:937

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    In France smoking initiation rates amongst 11 to 16 year-olds are worryingly high. Several studies show that early initiation to psycho-active substances is a strong predictor of tobacco addiction. Decreasing ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Vieira, Fabrice Chéruel and Hélène Sancho-Garnier

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:942

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The built and natural environment and health are inextricably linked. However, there is considerable debate surrounding the strength and quality of the evidence base underpinning principles of good practice fo...

    Authors: E. L. Bird, J. O. Ige, P. Pilkington, A. Pinto, C. Petrokofsky and J. Burgess-Allen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:930

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  40. Content type: Research article

    In 2016, Uganda became one of few sub-Saharan African countries to implement comprehensive national smoke-free legislation. Since the World Health Organisation recommends Civil Society Organisation’s (CSO) inv...

    Authors: Lindsay Robertson, Kellen Namusisi Nyamurungi, Shannon Gravely, Jean Christophe Rusatira, Adeniyi Oginni, Steven Ndugwa Kabwama, Achiri Elvis Ndikum, Eduardo Bianco, Salim Yusuf and Mark D. Huffman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:927

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Type2 Diabetes and Hypertension (T2DM/HTN) have become serious threats to the health and socio-economic development in the developing countries. People living with HIV (PLHIV) infection are more vulnerable of ...

    Authors: Gibson B. Kagaruki, Mary T. Mayige, Esther S. Ngadaya, Andrew M. Kilale, Amos Kahwa, Amani F. Shao, Godfather D. Kimaro, Chacha M. Manga, Doris Mbata, Godlisten S. Materu, Ray M. Masumo and Sayoki G. Mfinanga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:928

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Numerous cross-sectional studies have consistently demonstrated an association between attributes of urban form or ‘walkability’ and individual- and population-level physical activity (PA) patterns. However, i...

    Authors: Patricia A. Collins, Justin Tait, Allan Fein and James R. Dunn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:933

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Understanding socioeconomic disparities in physical activity is important, given its contribution to overall population-wide health and to health disparities. Existing studies examining trends in these dispari...

    Authors: Shaun Scholes and David Bann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:926

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Delayed treatment of tuberculosis (TB) cases increases the risk of death and rate of infection in the community. Early diagnosis and initiation of treatment is essential for effective TB control. The aim of th...

    Authors: Abdurahaman Seid and Yeshi Metaferia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:931

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Evidence from basic research links exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) with a higher risk for breast cancer. However, there is less evidence from observational epidemiological research and the re...

    Authors: Teofilia Acheampong, Jian-Min Yuan, Woon Puay Koh, Aizhen Jin and Andrew Odegaard

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:929

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