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    Network analysis of inter-organizational relationships and policy use among active living organizations in Alberta, Canada

    Coordinated partnerships and collaborations can optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of service and program delivery in organizational networks. However, the extent to which organizations are working toge...

    Christina C. Loitz, Jodie A. Stearns, Shawn N. Fraser, Kate Storey and John C. Spence

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:649

    Published on: 9 August 2017

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    High burden of hypertension across the age groups among residents of Gondar city in Ethiopia: a population based cross sectional study

    According to a report on the worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015, mean blood pressure is increasing in low and middle income countries while it is either decreasing or stabilizing in high inco...

    Abayneh Girma Demisse, Ermias Shenkutie Greffie, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Abera Balcha Bulti, Shitaye Alemu, Bewketu Abebe and Nebiyu Mesfin

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:647

    Published on: 9 August 2017

  3. Research article

    Adolescent alcohol use and parental and adolescent socioeconomic position in six European cities

    Many risk behaviours in adolescence are socially patterned. However, it is unclear to what extent socioeconomic position (SEP) influences adolescent drinking in various parts of Europe. We examined how alcohol...

    Marina Bosque-Prous, Mirte A. G. Kuipers, Albert Espelt, Matthias Richter, Arja Rimpelä, Julian Perelman, Bruno Federico, M. Teresa Brugal, Vincent Lorant and Anton E. Kunst

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:646

    Published on: 8 August 2017

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    Using lot quality assurance sampling to assess access to water, sanitation and hygiene services in a refugee camp setting in South Sudan: a feasibility study

    Humanitarian agencies working in refugee camp settings require rapid assessment methods to measure the needs of the populations they serve. Due to the high level of dependency of refugees, agencies need to car...

    Elizabeth Harding, Colin Beckworth, Jean-Francois Fesselet, Annick Lenglet, Richard Lako and Joseph J. Valadez

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:643

    Published on: 8 August 2017

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    Hospital admissions due to alcohol related disorders among young adult refugees who arrived in Sweden as teenagers – a national cohort study

    Psychological distress and lack of family support may explain the mental health problems that are consistently found in young unaccompanied refugees in Western countries. Given the strong relationship between ...

    Hélio Manhica, Karl Gauffin, Ylva B. Almquist, Mikael Rostila, Lisa Berg, Ainhoa Rodríguez García de Cortázar and Anders Hjern

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:644

    Published on: 8 August 2017

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    Cancer and heart attack survivors’ expectations of employment status: results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

    Sociodemographic, health- and work-related factors have been found to influence return to work in cancer survivors. It is feasible though that behavioural factors, such as expectation of being at work, could a...

    Saskia F. A. Duijts, Allard J. van der Beek, Eveline M. A. Bleiker, Lee Smith and Jane Wardle

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:640

    Published on: 7 August 2017

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    Controversial Ebola vaccine trials in Ghana: a thematic analysis of critiques and rebuttals in digital news

    Communication is of paramount importance in responding to health crises. We studied the media messages put forth by different stakeholders in two Ebola vaccine trials that became controversial in Ghana. These ...

    Per Egil Kummervold, William S. Schulz, Elizabeth Smout, Luis Fernandez-Luque and Heidi J. Larson

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:642

    Published on: 7 August 2017

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    The protective effect of helmet use in motorcycle and bicycle accidents: a propensity score–matched study based on a trauma registry system

    Transportation by motorcycle and bicycle has become popular in Taiwan, this study was designed to investigate the protective effect of helmet use during motorcycle and bicycle accidents by using a propensity s...

    Spencer C. H. Kuo, Pao-Jen Kuo, Cheng-Shyuan Rau, Yi-Chun Chen, Hsiao-Yun Hsieh and Ching-Hua Hsieh

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:639

    Published on: 7 August 2017

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    Condom use peer norms and self-efficacy as mediators between community engagement and condom use among Chinese men who have sex with men

    Community engagement strategies are often integrated in public health interventions designed to promote condom use among men who have sex with men (MSM), a key population for HIV prevention. However, the ways ...

    Haochu Li, Li Xue, Joseph D. Tucker, Chongyi Wei, Maya Durvasula, Wenqi Hu, Dianming Kang, Meizhen Liao, Weiming Tang and Wei Ma

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:641

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  10. Research article

    Promoting active travel to school: a systematic review (2010–2016)

    Interventions aiming to promote active school travel (AST) are being implemented globally to reverse AST decline. This systematic literature provides an update of AST interventions assessing study quality and ...

    Bo Pang, Krzysztof Kubacki and Sharyn Rundle-Thiele

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:638

    Published on: 5 August 2017

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    Patients pathways to tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment in a fragmented health system: a qualitative study from a south Indian district

    India’s Revised National Tuberculosis (TB) Control Programme (RNTCP) offers free TB diagnosis and treatment. But more than 50% of TB patients seek care from private practitioners (PPs), where TB is managed sub...

    Vijayashree Yellappa, Pierre Lefèvre, Tullia Battaglioli, Narayanan Devadasan and Patrick Van der Stuyft

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:635

    Published on: 4 August 2017

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    Prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus infection and infrastructure for its diagnosis in Madagascar: implication for the WHO’s elimination strategy

    WHO developed a global strategy to eliminate hepatitis B by 2030 and set target to treat 80% of people with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection eligible for antiviral treatment. As a first step to achiev...

    Soa Fy Andriamandimby, Marie-Marie Olive, Yusuke Shimakawa, Fanjasoa Rakotomanana, Iony Manitra Razanajatovo, Tsarasoa Malala Andrianinarivomanana, Jean-Pierre Ravalohery, Seta Andriamamonjy, Christophe Rogier and Jean-Michel Héraud

    BMC Public Health 2017 17:636

    Published on: 4 August 2017

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    Cluster randomised trial of a school-community child health promotion and obesity prevention intervention: findings from the evaluation of fun ‘n healthy in Moreland!

    Multi-level, longer-term obesity prevention interventions that focus on inequalities are scarce. Fun ‘n healthy in Moreland! aimed to improve child adiposity, school policies and environments, parent engagement, ...

    Elizabeth Waters, Lisa Gibbs, Maryanne Tadic, Obioha C. Ukoumunne, Anthea Magarey, Anthony D. Okely, Andrea de Silva, Christine Armit, Julie Green, Thea O’Connor, Britt Johnson, Boyd Swinburn, Lauren Carpenter, Graham Moore, Hannah Littlecott and Lisa Gold

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:92

    Published on: 3 August 2017

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    Public health implications of changing patterns of recruitment into the South African mining industry, 1973–2012: a database analysis

    The triple epidemic of silicosis, tuberculosis and HIV infection among migrant miners from South Africa and neighbouring countries who have worked in the South African mining industry is currently the target o...

    Rodney Ehrlich, Alex Montgomery, Paula Akugizibwe and Gregg Gonsalves

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:93

    Published on: 3 August 2017

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    Exploring the determinants of health and wellbeing in communities living in proximity to coal seam gas developments in regional Queensland

    There is some concern that coal seam gas mining may affect health and wellbeing through changes in social determinants such as living and working conditions, local economy and the environment. The onward impac...

    Fiona Mactaggart, Liane McDermott, Anna Tynan and Christian A. Gericke

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:51

    Published on: 3 August 2017

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    Epidemiology of Humanpapilloma virus infection among women in Fujian, China

    Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the main etiological factor for the development of cervical cancer. Here we assessed the prevalence and distribution of HPV genotypes in Fujian population.

    Conglian Wu, Xianjin Zhu, Yanli Kang, Yinping Cao, Pingxia Lu, Wenjuan Zhou, Hong Zhou, Yang Zhang and Yanfang Song

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:95

    Published on: 3 August 2017

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    Metabolic syndrome and parental history of cardiovascular disease in young adults in urban Ghana

    Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in young adults poses significant cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk for later years. Parental history of CVDs is known to affect the prevalence of CVD risk in adulthood. In sub-Sahar...

    Kwame Yeboah, Kennedy Konlan Dodam, Patrick Kormla Affrim, Linda Adu-Gyamfi, Anormah Rashid Bado, Richard N. A. Owusu Mensah, Afua Bontu Adjei and Ben Gyan

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:96

    Published on: 3 August 2017

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    National policies for the promotion of physical activity and healthy nutrition in the workplace context: a behaviour change wheel guided content analysis of policy papers in Finland

    Health policy papers disseminate recommendations and guidelines for the development and implementation of health promotion interventions. Such documents have rarely been investigated with regard to their assum...

    Tuija Seppälä, Nelli Hankonen, Eveliina Korkiakangas, Johanna Ruusuvuori and Jaana Laitinen

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:87

    Published on: 2 August 2017

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    Geographic Variations and Time Trends in Cancer Treatments in Taiwan

    Targeted therapies have become important treatment options for cancer care in many countries. This study aimed to examine recent trends in utilization of antineoplastic drugs, particularly the use of targeted ...

    Jason C. Hsu, Sheng-Mao Chang and Christine Y. Lu

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:89

    Published on: 2 August 2017

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    Early rigorous control interventions can largely reduce dengue outbreak magnitude: experience from Chaozhou, China

    Dengue fever is a severe public heath challenge in south China. A dengue outbreak was reported in Chaozhou city, China in 2015. Intensified interventions were implemented by the government to control the epide...

    Tao Liu, Guanghu Zhu, Jianfeng He, Tie Song, Meng Zhang, Hualiang Lin, Jianpeng Xiao, Weilin Zeng, Xing Li, Zhihao Li, Runsheng Xie, Haojie Zhong, Xiaocheng Wu, Wenbiao Hu, Yonghui Zhang and Wenjun Ma

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:90

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  21. Research article

    Successive monitoring surveys of selected banned and restricted pesticide residues in vegetables from the northwest region of China from 2011 to 2013

    A wide range of pesticides is applied for crop protection in vegetable cultivation in China. Regulation of pesticide maximum residue limits (MRLs) in vegetables is established but not fully enforced. And pesti...

    Yan Yu, Senke Hu, Yuxuan Yang, Xiaodan Zhao, Jianjun Xue, Jinghua Zhang, Song Gao and Aimin Yang

    BMC Public Health 2017 18:91

    Published on: 2 August 2017

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