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  1. Content type: Research article

    Features of schools and classes are closely related to students´ health and wellbeing. However, class composition (e.g. in terms of school performance) has rarely been examined in relation to students´ health ...

    Authors: Katharina Rathmann, Ludwig Bilz, Klaus Hurrelmann, Wieland Kiess and Matthias Richter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1098

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    Because of their poor health and social vulnerability, homeless people require specific care. However, due to care avoidance, homeless people are often not involved in care. This study aims to get insights int...

    Authors: Hanna T. Klop, Kirsten Evenblij, Jaap R. G. Gootjes, Anke J. E. de Veer and Bregje D. Onwuteaka-Philipsen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1095

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    Even though Latinos have become a priority population for the promotion of physical activity in the United States, several widely used scales in physical activity promotion research have not been validated amo...

    Authors: Andrea S. Mendoza-Vasconez, Becky Marquez, Tanya J. Benitez and Bess H. Marcus

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1097

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To reduce the negative consequences of smoking, workplaces have adopted and implemented anti-smoking initiatives. Compared to large workplaces, less research exists about these initiatives at smaller workplace...

    Authors: Christine M. Kava, Edith A. Parker, Barbara Baquero, Susan J. Curry, Paul A. Gilbert, Michael Sauder and Daniel K. Sewell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1094

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    College is a critical time where students are more prone to engage in risky health behaviors known to negatively affect well-being, such as physical inactivity, stress, and poor dietary habits. A health promot...

    Authors: Khalid M. Almutairi, Wadi B. Alonazi, Jason M. Vinluan, Turky H. Almigbal, Mohammed Ali Batais, Abdulaziz A Alodhayani, Norah Alsadhan, Regie B. Tumala, Mahaman Moussa, Ahmad E. Aboshaiqah and Razan Ibrahim Alhoqail

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1093

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Epidemiologic studies have presented protective effects of alcohol against cardiovascular (CV) events. However, such studies were performed mainly on Westerners. We investigated the effects of alcohol on the s...

    Authors: Jeonggeun Moon, In Cheol Hwang, Kyoung Kon Kim, Woong Chol Kang, Ji-Young Cha and Young-Ah Moon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1091

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Research evaluating lifestyle interventions for prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) may not reach those most at risk. We compared the response rate to a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of a lifestyle ...

    Authors: Adam Bayley, Daniel Stahl, Mark Ashworth, Derek G. Cook, Peter H. Whincup, Janet Treasure, Anne Greenough, Katie Ridge, Kirsty Winkley and Khalida Ismail

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1092

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Growing evidence suggests social disadvantage magnifies the harmful health effects of environmental hazards; however, there is limited research related to perceptions of risk among individuals who live near su...

    Authors: Kristen N. Arthur, Rhonda Spencer-Hwang, Synnøve F. Knutsen, David Shavlik, Samuel Soret and Susanne Montgomery

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1089

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Viral hepatitis, mainly hepatitis B and C, is a serious public health problem worldwide. In China, the prevalence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains high, while that of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infect...

    Authors: Shishen Wang, Yuhui Tao, Yuchun Tao, Jing Jiang, Li Yan, Chong Wang, Yaxuan Ding, Jianxing Yu, Dinghui Zhao, Xiumei Chi, Xiaomei Wang, Ruihong Wu, Xiuzhu Gao, Ying Shi, Yazhe Guan, Yingchun Li…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1088

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Blended physiotherapy, in which physiotherapy sessions and an online application are integrated, might support patients in taking an active role in the management of their chronic condition and may reduce dise...

    Authors: Corelien J. J. Kloek, Johanna M. van Dongen, Dinny H. de Bakker, Daniël Bossen, Joost Dekker and Cindy Veenhof

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1082

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests that the media can influence societal attitudes and beliefs to various social issues. This influence is especially strong for mental health issues, particularly suicide. As such, the aim of t...

    Authors: Victoria Carmichael and Rob Whitley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1086

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Physical inactivity (PIA) is a mortality risk factor defined as performing lower levels of physical activity than recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). After 2002, the WHO released the WHA55.23 R...

    Authors: X. Mayo, F. del Villar, E. Iglesias-Soler, G. Liguori, S. Mann and A. Jimenez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1081

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To date, determinants of retirement timing have been studied separately within various disciplines, such as occupational health and economics. This narrative literature review explores the determinants of reti...

    Authors: Micky Scharn, Ranu Sewdas, Cécile R. L. Boot, Martijn Huisman, Maarten Lindeboom and Allard J. van der Beek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1083

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Routine screening and intervention for intimate partner violence (IPV) in healthcare settings constitutes an important secondary prevention strategy for identifying individuals experiencing IPV early and conne...

    Authors: Jessica Williams, Nick Petersen and Justin Stoler

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1085

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  15. Content type: Research article

    So far, studies on workplace mental health have only focused on work-related environmental risk factors, disregarding both protective and individual factors of employees. Therefore, we aimed to identify charac...

    Authors: Hye Ri Kim, Sun Mi Kim, Ji Sun Hong, Doug Hyun Han, Seo-Koo Yoo, Kyung Joon Min and Young Sik Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1084

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In 2009, the World Health Organization’s Commission on Social Determinants of Health set out its recommendations for action, which included establishing equity from early childhood onwards by enabling all chil...

    Authors: Annabelle Pierron, Laurence Fond-Harmant, Anne Laurent and François Alla

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1087

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Since 2005, Thailand has scaled up one of the largest antiretroviral treatment (ART) programs in South East Asia. Although diabetes mellitus (DM) incidence is increasing in low and middle-income countries, its...

    Authors: Ninutcha Paengsai, Gonzague Jourdain, Romanee Chaiwarith, Apichat Tantraworasin, Chureeratana Bowonwatanuwong, Sorakij Bhakeecheep, Tim Roy Cressey, Jean Yves Mary, Nicolas Salvadori and Natapong Kosachunhanun

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1079

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The majority of US children do not meet physical activity recommendations. Schools are an important environment for promoting physical activity in children, yet most school districts do not offer enough physic...

    Authors: Christina D. Economos, Megan P. Mueller, Nicole Schultz, Julie Gervis, Gabrielle F. Miller and Russell R. Pate

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:992

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The variables correlated with problem gambling are routinely assessed and fairly well established. However, problem gamblers were all ‘at-risk’ and ‘recreational’ gamblers at some point. Thus, it is instructiv...

    Authors: Alissa Mazar, Robert J. Williams, Edward J. Stanek III, Martha Zorn and Rachel A. Volberg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1080

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Redesigning primary health services may enhance timely and effective uptake by men. The primary aim of this study was to assess the likelihood of Australian men attending a dedicated men’s health service (DMHS...

    Authors: Andrew D. Vincent, Phoebe G. Drioli-Phillips, Jana Le, Lynette Cusack, Timothy J. Schultz, Margaret A. McGee, Deborah A. Turnbull and Gary A. Wittert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1078

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  21. Content type: Study protocol

    Obesity is a widespread problem that not only leads to medical and psychological diseases in adults, but also in children and adolescents at an early stage in life. Because of its global burden on both the ind...

    Authors: Tiffany Naets, Leentje Vervoort, Marijke Ysebaert, Annelies Van Eyck, Stijn Verhulst, Luc Bruyndonckx, Benedicte De Winter, Kim Van Hoorenbeeck, Ann Tanghe and Caroline Braet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1075

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Child obesity is a major public health challenge, increasing the risk of chronic medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and hypertension. Among U.S. states, Tennessee has one of the hi...

    Authors: Gerhild Ullmann, Satish K. Kedia, Ramin Homayouni, Cem Akkus, Michael Schmidt, Lisa M. Klesges and Kenneth D. Ward

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1068

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer and cervical cancer are the two leading cancers among women in Ethiopia. This study investigated knowledge and attitudes related to these two types of cancer among women in 4 zones of Ethiopia. T...

    Authors: Bekele Chaka, Abdul-Rauf Sayed, Bridgette Goeieman and Sarah Rayne

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1072

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  24. Content type: Study protocol

    Current World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommend early initiation of HIV positive patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) irrespective of their clinical or immunological status known as the test a...

    Authors: I. O. Faturiyele, T. Appolinare, N. Ngorima-Mabhena, G. Fatti, I. Tshabalala, V. J. Tukei and P. T. Pisa

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1069

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Multi-item rating scales for depression informs about the level of depression, but does not allow individuals to state by self-evaluation whether they feel depressed or not. The insider perspective on depressi...

    Authors: Tore Bonsaksen, Tine K. Grimholt, Laila Skogstad, Anners Lerdal, Øivind Ekeberg, Trond Heir and Inger Schou-Bredal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1076

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  26. Content type: Study protocol

    The working environment should be a naturally integrated part of business development. Provisions are in place that address the employer’s obligations to investigate, carry out and follow up activities in such...

    Authors: Magnus Svartengren and Therese Hellman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1070

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal parasitic infections (IPI) lead to significant morbidity and mortality in pediatric and adult populations worldwide. Intestinal parasitism during pregnancy is of interest as it may affect the health...

    Authors: Angela Fernanda Espinosa Aranzales, Katja Radon, Guenter Froeschl, Ángela María Pinzón Rondón and Maria Delius

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1071

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Timely interventions in the postnatal period are important for reducing newborn mortality, and early home visits to provide postnatal care are recommended. There has been limited success in achieving timely vi...

    Authors: Yared Amare, Pauline Scheelbeek, Joanna Schellenberg, Della Berhanu and Zelee Hill

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1074

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  29. Content type: Correction

    It has been highlighted that the original article [1] contained a typesetting mistake in the name of Sibhatu Biadgilign. This was incorrectly captured as Biadigilign in the original publication which has since...

    Authors: Habtamu Yesigat Ayenew, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Lena Schickramm, Getachew Abate-Kassa and Johannes Sauer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1077

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2018 18:988

  30. Content type: Research article

    Fruits and Vegetables (FV) consumption is considered a marker of social inequalities in health since it is considerably decreased in disadvantaged populations. The main objective of this trial was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Camille Buscail, Aurore Margat, Stéphanie Petit, Judith Gendreau, Paul Daval, Pierre Lombrail, Serge Hercberg, Paule Latino-Martel, Aurélie Maurice and Chantal Julia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1065

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Many infectious diseases of public health importance display annual seasonal patterns in their incidence. We aimed to systematically document the seasonality of several human infectious disease pathogens in En...

    Authors: Mark P. C. Cherrie, Gordon Nichols, Gianni Lo Iacono, Christophe Sarran, Shakoor Hajat and Lora E. Fleming

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1067

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Telephone-based smoking cessation services (‘quitlines’) are both effective and cost-effective. Knowledge of modifiable baseline factors in real-life settings with heterogeneous participants is essential for t...

    Authors: Eva Nohlert, John Öhrvik and Ásgeir R. Helgason

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1066

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  33. Content type: Research article

    An inverse relationship exists between physical activity and many non-communicable diseases, such as obesity. Given the daily time spent, a logical domain to reach an adult population for intervention is withi...

    Authors: Stacey Johnson, Jean-Philippe Regnaux, Adrien Marck, Geoffroy Berthelot, Joana Ungureanu and Jean-François Toussaint

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1064

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  34. Content type: Research article

    To examine the association between health literacy, level of disease knowledge, and adherence behavior among patients with type 2 diabetes.

    Authors: Jue-Zong Yeh, Chung-jen Wei, Shuen-fu Weng, Cheng-yu Tsai, Jia-hui Shih, Chung-liang Shih and Chiung-hsuan Chiu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1062

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Mandatory notification of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections was introduced for laboratories in Germany in 2009. The aims were to support local health authorities (LHAs) in the...

    Authors: Viktoria Schönfeld, M. Diercke, A. Gilsdorf, T. Eckmanns and J. Walter

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1063

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Childhood obesity is a worldwide health challenge and risk factor for adult life obesity, which predisposes to development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. However, also thinness in early life h...

    Authors: Ingun Toftemo, Anne Karen Jenum, Per Lagerløv, Pétur B. Júlίusson, Ragnhild Sørum Falk and Line Sletner

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1056

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Patient reports of health related quality of life can provide important information about the long-term impact of prostate cancer. Because patient symptoms and function can differ by age of the survivor, the a...

    Authors: Christine J. Kurian, Amy E. Leader, Melissa S. Y. Thong, Scott W. Keith and Charnita M. Zeigler-Johnson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1060

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  38. Content type: Study protocol

    Rural communities experience unique barriers to food access when compared to urban areas and food security is a public health issue in rural, high poverty communities. A multi-leveled socio-ecological interven...

    Authors: Suzanne Stluka, Lindsay Moore, Heather A. Eicher-Miller, Lisa Franzen-Castle, Becky Henne, Donna Mehrle, Daniel Remley and Lacey McCormack

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1055

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Listeria monocytogenes as the main causative agent of human listeriosis is an intracellular bacterium that has the capability to infect a wide range of cell types. Human listeriosis is a sporadic foodborne diseas...

    Authors: Reza Ranjbar and Mehrdad Halaji

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1057

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Social capital can been described as an individual or a collective attribute, with structural and cognitive components, and a bonding, bridging and linking typology. While extensively studied in the community,...

    Authors: Nicos Middleton, Panayiota Andreou, Maria Karanikola, Christiana Kouta, Ourania Kolokotroni and Evridiki Papastavrou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1061

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  41. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the prevalence of depressive symptoms among left-behind children (LBC) in junior and senior secondary schools and examine the significant predictors of depressive symptoms, which might provide p...

    Authors: Meijuan Tan, Mengshi Chen, Jing Li, Xinyun He, Zhiyong Jiang, Hongzhuan Tan and Xin Huang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1059

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Due to media reports of several deaths, consumption of unrecorded alcohol (i.e., alcohol brewed at home) has emerged as a public health threat in developing countries like Kenya. Empirical data on this issue, ...

    Authors: Rahma S. Mkuu, Adam E. Barry, Francisco A. Montiel Ishino and Ann O. Amuta

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1058

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Multiple job holding (MJH) is a common and growing phenomenon in many countries. Little is known about experiences with MJH among older workers. The objective of the present study is to gain insight in experie...

    Authors: S. Bouwhuis, A. De Wind, A. De Kruif, G. A. Geuskens, A. J. Van der Beek, P. M. Bongers and C. R. L. Boot

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1054

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Physical activity plays a fundamental role in the health and well-being of children. Walking is the most common form of physical activity and the journey to and from school provides an opportunity for children...

    Authors: Katherine Wilson, Andrew F. Clark and Jason A. Gilliland

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1053

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  45. Content type: Research article

    College students in China are emerging as one of the most vulnerable groups to contract HIV, because they are in a sexually active age group and also because of their open attitude toward sex and high risk sex...

    Authors: Guochen Fu, Yulin Shi, Yongfu Yan, Yajie Li, Jing Han, Guosheng Li, Ruyi Lin, Yuning Wang, Zihan Fu, Qingxin Gong, Yuhang Gan, Jiaxing Wei and Junfang Wang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1050

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  46. Content type: Review article

    The synanthropic house fly, Musca domestica (Diptera: Muscidae), is a mechanical vector of pathogens (bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites), some of which cause serious diseases in humans and domestic animals....

    Authors: Faham Khamesipour, Kamran Bagheri Lankarani, Behnam Honarvar and Tebit Emmanuel Kwenti

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1049

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  47. Content type: Research article

    The UNAIDS 90–90-90 strategy clearly stipulates that 90% of all people on antiretroviral therapy (ART) should have a suppressed viral load. Intensified adherence counselling (IAC) was recently recommended by W...

    Authors: Esther Nasuuna, Joanita Kigozi, Lillian Babirye, Alex Muganzi, Nelson K. Sewankambo and Damalie Nakanjako

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1048

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  48. Content type: Research article

    There is limited knowledge the association of smoking cessation with changes in lifestyle and health behaviours. This study examined this issue using large-scale, long-term longitudinal data.

    Authors: Takashi Oshio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1051

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  49. Content type: Debate

    The World Health Organization prioritises a more holistic global response to end the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic by 2030. Based on experiences in the HIV response, social protection, and in particular cash tran...

    Authors: William E. Rudgard, Daniel J. Carter, James Scuffell, Lucie D. Cluver, Nicole Fraser-Hurt and Delia Boccia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2018 18:1052

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