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  1. Content type: Research article

    Poor psychosocial work environments, such as those with low psychological support and high demands, can be harmful to the mental health of workers. In Canada, the National Standard for Psychological Health and...

    Authors: Vicki L. Kristman, Jessica Lowey, Lynda Fraser, Susan Armstrong and Silva Sawula

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:638

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    The scarcity of evidence-based research on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among Syrian refugees has hampered efforts to address the high burden of these diseases in host countries. The objective of this stud...

    Authors: Farah Naja, Hibeh Shatila, Maria El Koussa, Lokman Meho, Lilian Ghandour and Shadi Saleh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:637

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    Physical activity is effective for the prevention and treatment of chronic disease, yet insufficient evidence is available to make comparisons regarding adherence to aerobic physical activity interventions amo...

    Authors: Tiffany Bullard, Mengmeng Ji, Ruopeng An, Linda Trinh, Michael Mackenzie and Sean P. Mullen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:636

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Up to 80% of the adult homeless population use tobacco, and smoking cessation programs could offer an important opportunity to address preventable mortality and morbidity for this population. This population f...

    Authors: Rebekah Pratt, Claire Pernat, Linda Kerandi, Azul Kmiecik, Cathy Strobel-Ayres, Anne Joseph, Susan A. Everson Rose, Xianghua Luo, Ned Cooney, Janet Thomas and Kola Okuyemi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:635

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Needlestick and sharp injuries (NSIs) are an important element of public health and should be closely monitored. On the other hand there are no precise Polish data on a number of the occupational NSIs. The aim...

    Authors: Anna Garus-Pakowska and Mariusz Górajski

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:634

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Active breaks in the classroom have been shown to be effective for increasing children’s physical activity, while simultaneously improving classroom behaviour outcomes. However, there is limited evidence on th...

    Authors: Amanda Watson, Anna Timperio, Helen Brown and Kylie D. Hesketh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:633

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  7. Content type: Research article

    We examined the indoor air quality (IAQ) perceptions of workers and their relationships with the symptoms of sick-building syndrome (SBS) and store types in underground shopping centers.

    Authors: Jeonghoon Kim, Mijung Jang, Kilyoung Choi and KyooSang Kim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:632

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  8. Content type: Research article

    According to the World Health Organization, coronary artery disease (CAD), including ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), is the most common cause of death worldwide as well as in Europe and Aus...

    Authors: Christian Roth, Rudolf Berger and Michael Kuhn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:630

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Older people living in deprived areas, from black and minority ethnic groups (BME) or aged over 85 years (oldest old) are recognised as ‘hard to reach’. Engaging these groups in health promotion is of particul...

    Authors: Ann E. M. Liljas, Kate Walters, Ana Jovicic, Steve Iliffe, Jill Manthorpe, Claire Goodman and Kalpa Kharicha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:629

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Leptospirosis is still endemic in Malaysia and has been prevalent in Selangor where cases have been underreported. Primarily, this was due to lack of awareness in the urban community in this region. This study...

    Authors: Nurul Munirah Abdullah, Wan Mohd Zahiruddin Wan Mohammad, Mohd Nazri Shafei, Surianti Sukeri, Zawaha Idris, Wan Nor Arifin, Noramira Nozmi, Siti Nor Sakinah Saudi, Suhailah Samsudin, Abdul-Wahab Zainudin, Rukman Awang Hamat, Rosni Ibrahim, Siti Norbaya Masri, Suhainizam Muhammad Saliluddin, Aziah Daud, Malina Osman…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:628

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Area-level measures of socioeconomic deprivation are important for understanding and describing health inequalities. The aim of this study was the development and validation of a small-area index of socioecono...

    Authors: Demetris Lamnisos, Galatia Lambrianidou and Nicos Middleton

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:627

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa has produced a large amount of data on participating countries, and in particular o...

    Authors: Bien-Aimé Makasa Mandja, Didier Bompangue, Pascal Handschumacher, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, Gérard Salem, Jean-Jacques Muyembe and Frédéric Mauny

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:624

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Biobehavioral data about men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are limited to those who sell sex. Information about those MSM and TGW who do not sell sex is nece...

    Authors: Avi J. Hakim, Kelsey Coy, Steven G. Badman, Barne Willie, Rebecca Narokobi, Josephine Gabuzzi, Simon Pekon, Martha Kupul, Parker Hou, Herick Aeno, Ruthy Neo Boli, Joshua Nembari, Sophie Ase, Angelyne Amos, Nick Dala, Damian Weikum…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:623

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Evidence of the association between dyslipidemia and its components with commuting mode after adjusting for air pollution is limited. This study aimed to explore the association of dyslipidemia and its compone...

    Authors: Lixin Tao, Xia Li, Jie Zhang, Jia Liu, Yue Liu, Haibin Li, Xiangtong Liu, Yanxia Luo and Xiuhua Guo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:622

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  15. Content type: Research article

    For the past decades, Malaysia has seen an increased prevalence of overweight and obesity which leads to significant health threats. Physical activity is beneficial in maintaining healthy body weight. The obje...

    Authors: Yi Yi Lee, Khairil Shazmin Kamarudin and Wan Abdul Manan Wan Muda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:621

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  16. Content type: Research article

    There has been growing global concern about air pollution due to its great risk to public health. In Japan, although industrial- and traffic-related air pollution has been decreasing, concerns about particulat...

    Authors: Motoyuki Nakao, Keiko Yamauchi, Satoshi Mitsuma, Hisamitsu Omori and Yoko Ishihara

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:620

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  17. Content type: Research article

    With studies around the world suggesting a large proportion of people do not recognise that they are overweight (or feel satisfied with being overweight), this fuels the view that such ‘misperceptions’ need to...

    Authors: Xiaoqi Feng and Andrew Wilson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:619

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Given the effects of childhood obesity on future health, and the lack of information of its prevalence in Italy, a national surveillance system was implemented in 2007. It is OKkio alla SALUTE, part of the WHO...

    Authors: Laura Lauria, Angela Spinelli, Marta Buoncristiano and Paola Nardone

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:618

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Stigma differentially influences HIV and STI care among MSM, especially regarding partner notification practices. Recognizing the heterogeneous behaviors/identities within the category “MSM,” we used mixed-met...

    Authors: Amaya G. Perez-Brumer, Ryan C. Passaro, Catherine E. Oldenburg, Jonathan Garcia, Jorge Sanchez, H. Javier Salvatierra, Javier R. Lama and Jesse L. Clark

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:617

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Understanding urban-rural gap in childhood survival is essential for health care interventions and to explain disparities in the determinants of Under-5 mortality. There is dearth of information about the fact...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Olalekan A. Uthman, Friday Okonofua and Ghose Bishwajit

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:616

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  21. Content type: Research article

    There is limited evidence for the effectiveness of social media to promote healthy behaviour among Indigenous Australians, including to reduce smoking. Social media has significant potential to stimulate inter...

    Authors: Marita Hefler, Vicki Kerrigan, Becky Freeman, Gordon Robert Boot and David P. Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:615

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  22. Content type: Research article

    One major barrier to uptake of diabetic retinopathy (DR) services is lack of knowledge and awareness of DR among the people with diabetes (PwDM). Targeted health education (HE) can be a key element in improvin...

    Authors: M. M. P. N. Piyasena, Maria Zuurmond, Jennifer L. Y. Yip and G. V. S. Murthy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:614

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Several epidemiological studies have suggested that optimal obesity and visceral adiposity indicators and their cut-off values to predict cardio-metabolic risks varied among different ethnic groups. However, f...

    Authors: Zhoubin Zhang, Shujun Fan, Zhenxiang Xue, Jun Yuan, Ziyan Zhou, Tongmin Wang, Junling Liu, Ayxamgul Bawudun, Nazibam Nurmamat, Yuzhong Wang and Zhicong Yang

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:613

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Evidence has not been conclusive on whether adolescent overweight is associated with mental health, possibly caused by indirect, yet untested associations. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine t...

    Authors: Cornelia Leontine van Vuuren, Gusta G. Wachter, René Veenstra, Judith J. M. Rijnhart, Marcel F. van der Wal, Mai J. M. Chinapaw and Vincent Busch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:612

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Laboratory studies suggest that eating more ‘attentively’ (e.g. attending to food being eaten and recalling eating episodes) can reduce food intake among participants with both healthy weight and overweight. T...

    Authors: Victoria Whitelock, Inge Kersbergen, Suzanne Higgs, Paul Aveyard, Jason C. G. Halford and Eric Robinson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:611

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  26. Content type: Research article

    1.8 million new HIV infections occur every year, disproportionately affecting adolescent girls and young women. Abstinence-only risk avoidance approaches have had limited impact on reducing new infections. Thi...

    Authors: Noam Angrist, Mogomotsi Matshaba, Lesego Gabaitiri and Gabriel Anabwani

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:610

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  27. Content type: Research article

    In multiple sclerosis (MS), half of affected people are unemployed within 10 years of diagnosis. The aim of this study was to assess the economic impact of MS in adult subjects with relapsing-remitting MS (RRM...

    Authors: José M. García-Domínguez, Jorge Maurino, María L. Martínez-Ginés, Olga Carmona, Ana B. Caminero, Nicolás Medrano and Elena Ruíz-Beato

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:609

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Body Mass Index (BMI) is a common outcome when assessing associations between childhood overweight and obesity and physical activity patterns. However, the fat and fat-free components of BMI, measured by the F...

    Authors: Lander S. M. M. Bosch, Jonathan C. K. Wells, Sooky Lum and Alice M. Reid

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:573

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  29. Content type: Research article

    In Ethiopia, pregnancy, and childbearing begin at an early age. Teenage pregnancy has long-term implications for girls, their families, and communities. However, multilevel predictors of teenage pregnancy are ...

    Authors: Betelhem Eshetu Birhanu, Deresse Legesse Kebede, Alemayehu Bayray Kahsay and Abate Bekele Belachew

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:601

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Kamrangirchar and Hazaribagh are the largest slum areas in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In 2013, Médecins Sans Frontières initiated an urban healthcare programme in these areas providing services for factory workers and...

    Authors: Jeroen van der Heijden, Nell Gray, Beverly Stringer, Aminur Rahman, Sadika Akhter, Stobdan Kalon, Martins Dada and Animesh Biswas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:600

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Drowning is a leading cause of accidental death in children under 14 years of age in Guangdong, China. We developed a statistical model to classify the risk of drowning among children based on the risk factors.

    Authors: Haofeng Xu, Xuhao Zhu, Zhishan Zhou, Yanjun Xu, Yongjian Zhu, Lifeng Lin, Jinying Huang and Ruilin Meng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:599

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Serological surveillance, based on the measurement of the presence of specific antibodies in a given population, can be used in addition to traditional and routine disease surveillance methods. The added value...

    Authors: Tinne Lernout, Benoît Kabamba-Mukadi, Veroniek Saegeman, Marie Tré-Hardy, Morgane de Laveleye, Tommi Asikainen, Ram Benny Dessau, Sophie Quoilin and Amber Litzroth

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:597

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    For patients with obesity who are not ready for or experience barriers to weight loss, clinical practice guidelines recommend provider counseling on preventing further weight gain as a first-line treatment app...

    Authors: Miriam B. Berger, Dori M. Steinberg, Sandy Askew, John A. Gallis, Cayla C. Treadway, Joseph R. Egger, Melissa C. Kay, Bryan C. Batch, Eric A. Finkelstein, Abigail DeVries, Ashley Brewer and Gary G. Bennett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:596

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Childhood epilepsy can adversely affect education and employment in addition to health. Previous studies are small or highly selective producing conflicting results. This retrospective cohort study aims to com...

    Authors: Michael Fleming, Catherine A. Fitton, Markus F. C. Steiner, James S. McLay, David Clark, Albert King, Daniel F. Mackay and Jill P. Pell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:595

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Intimate partner violence (IPV), HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) can contribute to disparities in population health, depending on the individual, social and environmental factors characterizing a...

    Authors: Bushra Sabri, Andrea L. Wirtz, Joseph Ssekasanvu, Bareng A. S. Nonyane, Fred Nalugoda, Joseph Kagaayi, Robert Ssekubugu and Jennifer A. Wagman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:594

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Churches are an important asset and a trusted resource in the African American community. We needed a better understanding of their readiness to engage in health promotion before launching a large-scale health...

    Authors: Annette E. Maxwell, Rhonda Santifer, L. Cindy Chang, Juana Gatson, Catherine M. Crespi and Aziza Lucas-Wright

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:593

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  37. Content type: Research article

    High prevalence of food insecurity has been observed among asylum seekers resettled in high-income countries. Economic constraints, lack of knowledge about new foods, difficulties with shopping, challenges wit...

    Authors: Sigrun Henjum, Marianne Sandsmark Morseth, Charles D. Arnold, Dawid Mauno and Laura Terragni

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:592

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Using aggregated data available on the interactive website from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Network (HCUPnet), we examined the annual volume of inva...

    Authors: Marya D. Zilberberg, Rachel Harrington, James R. Spalding and Andrew F. Shorr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:591

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Unlike their younger counterparts, some of today’s older HIV patients were diagnosed before the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). The psychosocial and behavioral outcomes of people living...

    Authors: Luis Sagaon-Teyssier, Antoine Vilotitch, Marion Mora, Gwenaëlle Maradan, Valérie Guagliardo, Marie Suzan-Monti, Rosemary Dray-Spira and Bruno Spire

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:590

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite growing evidence for the multiple health benefits of community gardening, longitudinal studies based on quantitative data are needed. Here we describe the protocol of JArDinS, a quasi-experimental stud...

    Authors: Marion Tharrey, Marlène Perignon, Pascale Scheromm, Caroline Mejean and Nicole Darmon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:589

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Past experiences of childhood maltreatment are common for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. This paper explores potential protective factors at the peer, family, school, and neighborhood levels th...

    Authors: Andra Wilkinson, Hannah Lantos, Tyler McDaniel and Hannah Winslow

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:588

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  42. Content type: Research article

    In an ageing world facing an epidemic of chronic diseases, there is great interest in the burden of multimorbidity on individuals and caregivers, yet no studies have examined the longitudinal association betwe...

    Authors: Jianan Bao, Kia-Chong Chua, Matthew Prina and Martin Prince

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:585

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The number of people of working age suffering from chronic disease is increasing. Chronic diseases such as diabetes can cause negative work-related consequences in the form of early retirement or absenteeism. ...

    Authors: Kristoffer Panduro Madsen, Bryan Cleal, Kasper Olesen, Lise Hagelund and Ingrid Willaing

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:584

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  44. Content type: Research article

    With Bangladesh’s adoption of the third Sustainable Development Goal to reduce maternal mortality, the impetus for Bangladesh to continue to improve uptake of maternal healthcare is strong.

    Authors: Bridget L. Ryan, Rohin J. Krishnan, Amanda Terry and Amardeep Thind

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:583

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The inadequate management of solid waste impacts populations’ health and quality of life, and disproportionately affects developing countries. This study aims to describe a protocol for epidemiological diagnos...

    Authors: Vanessa Resende Nogueira Cruvinel, Carla Pintas Marques, Vanessa Cardoso, Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi Novaes, Wildo Navegantes Araújo, Antonia Angulo-Tuesta, Patrícia Maria Fonseca Escalda, Dayani Galato, Petruza Brito and Everton Nunes da Silva

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:581

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  46. Content type: Debate

    In 2017 Public Health England were asked to assist with investigating why 1-year cancer survival rates appeared lower than expected in a local area. We identified 50 premature deaths that surveillance data sug...

    Authors: Julia Knight, Matthew Day, John Mair-Jenkins, Chris Bentley, Ben Anderson and Fu-Meng Khaw

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:580

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