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  1. People with activity limitations participate less in society, which may be due to both societal barriers and personal factors. The aim of this study was to examine the role of one specific personal factor, nam...

    Authors: Tineke Meulenkamp, Mieke Rijken, Mieke Cardol, Anneke L. Francke and Jany Rademakers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1536

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease associated with a reduced life-quality. Severe disease forms put the patients at risk for life-treating cardiovascular events, metabolic, and other immune-media...

    Authors: Corinna Bubak, Marthe-Lisa Schaarschmidt, Lisa Schöben, Wiebke Katharina Peitsch and Astrid Schmieder

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1535

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  3. Maternal exposure to air pollution is related to fetal dysplasia. However, the association between maternal exposure to air pollution and the risk of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) in the offspring is largely ...

    Authors: Li Shang, Liyan Huang, Wenfang Yang, Cuifang Qi, Liren Yang, Juan Xin, Shanshan Wang, Danyang Li, Baozhu Wang, Lingxia Zeng and Mei Chun Chung

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1412

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  4. Since Nepali cross-border migrants can freely enter, work and stay in India, they are largely undocumented. The majority is involved in semi-skilled or unskilled jobs with limited labour rights and social secu...

    Authors: Raja Ram Dhungana, Nirmal Aryal, Pratik Adhikary, Radheshyam Krishna KC, Pramod Raj Regmi, Bikash Devkota, Guna Nidhi Sharma, Kolitha Wickramage, Edwin van Teijlingen and Padam Simkhada

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1534

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  5. The prevalence of abdominal obesity is increasing worldwide. Adults with abdominal obesity have been reported to have increased risk of cardiometabolic disorders.

    Authors: Anita Lukács, Edina Horváth, Zsuzsanna Máté, Andrea Szabó, Katalin Virág, Magor Papp, János Sándor, Róza Ádány and Edit Paulik

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1533

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  6. Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance has been adopted globally as a key strategy for monitoring the progress of the polio eradication initiative. Hereby, to evaluate the completeness of the ascertainment...

    Authors: Paola Stefanelli, Stefania Bellino, Stefano Fiore, Stefano Fontana, Concetta Amato and Gabriele Buttinelli

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1532

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  7. In the U.S., transgender and gender diverse (TGD) populations face structural, interpersonal, and individual barriers to healthcare. Less is known, however, about the HIV prevention and treatment experiences o...

    Authors: Laura Jadwin-Cakmak, Sari L. Reisner, Jaclyn M. W. Hughto, Liz Salomon, Miguel Martinez, Elliot Popoff, Bré Anne Rivera and Gary W. Harper

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1531

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  8. People with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) have poor oral health and need support to maintain optimal oral health outcomes. Little is known about how, when and where to intervene for this popu...

    Authors: Nathan J. Wilson, Zhen Lin, Amy Villarosa, Peter Lewis, Philcy Philip, Bashir Sumar and Ajesh George

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1530

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been associated with certain types of oropharyngeal cancers and yet, the level of knowledge that dental professionals and the lay public have in terms of HPV transmission, oral s...

    Authors: Mario A. Brondani, Adriana B. Siqueira and Claudia Maria Coelho Alves

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1529

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Youth often experience unique pathways into homelessness, such as family conflict, child abuse and neglect. Most research has focused on adult homeless populations, yet youth have specific needs that require a...

    Authors: Jean Zhuo Wang, Sebastian Mott, Olivia Magwood, Christine Mathew, Andrew Mclellan, Victoire Kpade, Priya Gaba, Nicole Kozloff, Kevin Pottie and Anne Andermann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1528

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  11. Global countries are suffering from a shortage of health professionals. Turnover intention is closely related to job satisfaction and burnout, making good use of these relationships could alleviate the crisis....

    Authors: Xuyu Chen, Li Ran, Yuting Zhang, Jinru Yang, Hui Yao, Sirong Zhu and Xiaodong Tan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1526

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  12. Prior analyses of class differences in health trajectories among employees have often omitted women and transitions to retirement. We examined social class trajectories in physical functioning among Finnish fe...

    Authors: Eero Lahelma, Olli Pietiläinen, Tarani Chandola, Martin Hyde, Ossi Rahkonen and Tea Lallukka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1525

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  13. The use of computers/TV has become increasingly common worldwide after entering the twenty-first century and depression represents a growing public health burden. Understanding the association between screen t...

    Authors: Xiao Wang, Yuexuan Li and Haoliang Fan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1524

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  14. It has been 8 years since the first case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) was reported in Saudi Arabia and the disease is still being reported in 27 countries; however, there is no in...

    Authors: Maryam Salamatbakhsh, Kazhal Mobaraki, Sara Sadeghimohammadi and Jamal Ahmadzadeh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1523

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  15. In older adults, sedentary behaviors increase while physical activity decreases over time following the compositional nature of 24-h behaviors. These changes in movement-related behaviors (MRBs) might be assoc...

    Authors: Roman Cuberek, Jana Pelclová, Aleš Gába, Jana Pechová, Zuzana Svozilová, Miroslava Přidalová, Nikola Štefelová and Karel Hron

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1522

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. Improving the rates of, and instruments used in, screening for perinatal depression and anxiety among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are important public health priorities. The Kimberley Mum’s Moo...

    Authors: Emma Carlin, Sarah J. Blondell, Yvonne Cadet-James, Sandra Campbell, Melissa Williams, Catherine Engelke, Des Taverner, Rhonda Marriott, Karen Edmonds, David Atkinson and Julia V. Marley

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1521

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  17. Studies have shown that social networks influence health behaviors, including the adoption of health innovations. This study explored the potential for early adopters of community health worker-delivered injec...

    Authors: Oluwaseun Akinyemi, Bronwyn Harris and Mary Kawonga

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1520

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  18. The NHS Health Check (NHSHC) is a national programme for the prevention of non-communicable diseases. Patients aged 40–74 without an existing cardiovascular-related condition should be invited quinquennially. ...

    Authors: Natalie Gold, Caroline Durlik, Jet G. Sanders, Katherine Thompson and Tim Chadborn

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1519

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  19. The health and well-being of military spouses directly contribute to a robust military force by enabling the spouse to better support the active duty member’s career. In order to understand the overall health ...

    Authors: Nida H. Corry, Sharmini Radakrishnan, Christianna S. Williams, Alicia C. Sparks, Kelly A. Woodall, John A. Fairbank and Valerie A. Stander

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1517

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  20. In populations that lack vital registration systems, under-5 mortality (U5M) is commonly estimated using survey-based approaches, including indirect methods. One assumption of indirect methods is that a mother...

    Authors: John Quattrochi, Joshua A. Salomon, Kenneth Hill and Marcia C. Castro

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1516

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  21. Educational inequalities in health have been widely reported. A low educational level is associated with more adverse working conditions. Working conditions, in turn, are associated with health and there is ev...

    Authors: Sascha de Breij, Jeevitha Yogachandiran Qvist, Daniel Holman, Jana Mäcken, Jorma Seitsamo, Martijn Huisman and Dorly J. H. Deeg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1515

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  22. Cervical cancer was the fourth most common cancer among women worldwide in 2012 and was the eighth most common cancer in 2014 and the eighth greatest cause of female cancer deaths in Hong Kong in 2015. Human p...

    Authors: Judy Yuen-man Siu, Albert Lee and Paul K. S. Chan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1514

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  23. Discrimination is a major driver of health disparities among minority groups and can impede the reach of public health programs. In the Dominican Republic, residents of bateyes, or agricultural ‘company towns,’ o...

    Authors: Hunter M. Keys, Gregory S. Noland, Madsen Beau De Rochars, Thomas H. Taylor, Stephen Blount and Manuel Gonzales

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1513

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  24. Due to the high prevalence and adverse consequences, overweight and obesity in children continues to be a major public health concern worldwide. Socioeconomic background and health-related behaviours (such as ...

    Authors: Zongjian Yang, Hai Phung, Ann-Maree Hughes, Sommer Sherwood, Emily Harper and Paul Kelly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1512

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  25. During the transition to adulthood many young adults become obese for the first time in their lives, yet relatively little research has examined why people in this life phase become obese. This study examines ...

    Authors: Jarl E. Mooyaart, Aart C. Liefbroer and Francesco C. Billari

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1511

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  26. At a population level, small reductions in energy intake have the potential to contribute to a reduction in the prevalence of childhood obesity. In many school systems, there is the potential to achieve a redu...

    Authors: Rachel Sutherland, Alison Brown, Nicole Nathan, Lisa Janssen, Renee Reynolds, Alison Walton, Nayerra Hudson, Amelia Chooi, Serene Yoong, John Wiggers, Andrew Bailey, Nicole Evans, Karen Gillham, Christopher Oldmeadow, Andrew Searles, Penny Reeves…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1510

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  27. Health resources are limited, which means spending should be focused on the people, places and programs that matter most. Choosing the mix of programs to maximize a health outcome is termed allocative efficien...

    Authors: David J. Kedziora, Robyn M. Stuart, Jonathan Pearson, Alisher Latypov, Rhodri Dierst-Davies, Maksym Duda, Nata Avaliani, David P. Wilson and Cliff C. Kerr

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1509

    Content type: Technical Advance

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  28. Noise exposure is considered a stressor that may potentially exert negative health effects among the exposed individuals. On a population basis, the most prevalent and immediate response to noise is annoyance,...

    Authors: Heidi A. R. Jensen, Birgit Rasmussen and Ola Ekholm

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1508

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  29. Child maltreatment has been linked to lower health, education, and income later in life, and is associated with increased engagement in delinquent or criminal behaviors. This paper explores trajectories of the...

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

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1306

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  30. The characteristics of recent HIV infections can provide the information about the dynamics of HIV transmission. Yunnan is one of the provinces hardest-hit by HIV-1 in China. To further understand the characte...

    Authors: Min Chen, Yanling Ma, Huichao Chen, Jie Dai, Hongbing Luo, Chaojun Yang, Lijuan Dong, Xiaomei Jin, Min Yang, Li Yang, Lijun Song, Manhong Jia and Zhizhong Song

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1507

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  31. Measles and oral polio vaccinations may reduce child mortality to an extent that cannot be explained by prevention of measles and polio infections; these vaccines seem to have beneficial non-specific effects. ...

    Authors: A. Varma, A. K. G. Jensen, S. M. Thysen, L. M. Pedersen, P. Aaby and A. B. Fisker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1506

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  32. The burden of cervical cancer continues to rise in developing economies. Women in the sub-Saharan African region have higher chances of developing cervical cancer due to a greater prevalence of related risk fa...

    Authors: Nancy Innocentia Ebu, Salome Amissah-Essel, Christiana Asiedu, Selorm Akaba and Kingsley Asare Pereko

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1505

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  33. Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccination against tuberculosis (TB) is widespread in high-TB-burden countries, however, BCG vaccination policies in low-burden countries vary. Considering the uncertainties surr...

    Authors: Lena Faust, Yoko Schreiber and Natalie Bocking

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1504

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  34. Optimal breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices are critical to prevent child undernutrition. Despite the occurrence of child undernutrition and widespread suboptimal feeding practices in Malawi, the...

    Authors: Christine N. Walters, Hasina Rakotomanana, Joel J. Komakech and Barbara J. Stoecker

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1503

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  35. Musculoskeletal impairments (MSI) are a major global contributor to disability. Evidence suggests entrenched cyclical links between disability and poverty, although few data are available on the link of povert...

    Authors: Islay Mactaggart, Nay Soe Maung, Cho Thet Khaing, Hannah Kuper and Karl Blanchet

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1502

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  36. Maternal morbidity and mortality continued to be major issues in many countries. Globally a total of 10.7 million women have died between 1990 and 2015 due to maternal causes where sub-Saharan Africa alone acc...

    Authors: Gizachew Sime Ayele, Abulie Takele Melku and Semere Sileshi Belda

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1501

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  37. Dyslipidemia is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). We investigated the prevalence and associated risk factors of dyslipidemia- raised total cholesterol (TC), raised triglycerides (TG), ...

    Authors: Sampson Opoku, Yong Gan, Wenning Fu, Dajie Chen, Emmanuel Addo-Yobo, Diana Trofimovitch, Wei Yue, Feng Yan, Zhihong Wang and Zuxun Lu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1500

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  38. Cyberbullying among children and adolescents is a major public health concern. However, research has not yet definitively identified the risk factors associated with cybervictimization. The purpose of this stu...

    Authors: Mónica Rodríguez-Enríquez, Miquel Bennasar-Veny, Alfonso Leiva, Maite Garaigordobil and Aina M. Yañez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1499

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  39. The prevalence of type 2 diabetes has grown significantly in China. However, little is known about the survival outcome of people with type 2 diabetes and diabetic kidney disease (DKD). The purpose of this stu...

    Authors: Zihou Zhao, Lili Huo, Lianying Wang, Lijuan Wang, Zuodi Fu, Yufeng Li and Xiaohong Wu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1498

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  40. Quality of life (QoL) is a multidimensional concept that is affected by various factors. According to the literature, social capital is one of the key determinants of QoL that improves the living conditions of...

    Authors: Masoumeh RezaeiNiaraki, Sadaf Roosta, Zainab Alimoradi, Kelly-Ann Allen and Amir H. Pakpour

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1497

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  41. Air pollution is a global public health concern. The World Health Organization has recently set up a goal of saving 7 million people globally by 2030 from air pollution related death. We conducted an ecologica...

    Authors: Shih-Yung Su, Yung-Po Liaw, Jing-Rong Jhuang, Shu-Yi Hsu, Chun-Ju Chiang, Ya-Wen Yang and Wen-Chung Lee

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1496

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  42. In Canada, 8.1 million people informally provide care without payment, primarily to family members; 6.1 million of them are employed at a full-time or part-time job. Digital technologies, such as internet-base...

    Authors: Kristine Newman, Angel He Wang, Arthur Ze Yu Wang and Dalia Hanna

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1495

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  43. Nurses in child health care (CHC) centers in Sweden play a key role in the early detection and management of childhood overweight/obesity, through meeting families early, regularly and over many years. However...

    Authors: My Sjunnestrand, Karin Nordin, Karin Eli, Paulina Nowicka and Anna Ek

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1494

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  44. A Brazilian guideline on cervical cancer screening was released in 2011. The objective was to verify changes in screening indicators around this period.

    Authors: Diama Bhadra Vale, Talita Lourenço Menin, Joana Froes Bragança, Julio Cesar Teixeira, Lucas Almeida Cavalcante and Luiz Carlos Zeferino

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1492

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  45. International guidelines recommend that healthcare workers (HCWs) have presumptive evidence of immunity to rubella and that susceptible HCWs and doubt cases receive two doses of the MMR vaccine. However, a sma...

    Authors: Francesco Paolo Bianchi, Sara De Nitto, Pasquale Stefanizzi, Angela Maria Vittoria Larocca, Cinzia Annatea Germinario and Silvio Tafuri

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1490

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  46. Although the main targets for reducing workplace sedentary behavior have been clarified, only a few studies have examined the association between social-ecological factors and workplace sedentary behavior for ...

    Authors: Satoshi Kurita, Ai Shibata, Kaori Ishii, Mohammad Javad Koohsari and Koichiro Oka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1489

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  47. Pain is common in older adults. To maintain their quality of life and promote healthy ageing in the community, it is important to lower their pain levels. Pharmacological pain management has been shown to be e...

    Authors: Shuk Kwan Tang, Mimi Mun Yee Tse, Sau Fong Leung and Theofanis Fotis

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1488

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  48. Youth facing barriers created by social marginalization are at a greater risk of adverse health outcomes, lower educational and occupational attainment, and decreased overall quality of life as adults. The neg...

    Authors: Marika Warner, Gillian White, Jackie Robinson, John Cairney and Jessica Fraser-Thomas

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2019 19:1480

    Content type: Study protocol

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