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  1. Content type: Project Note

    The densities of food retailers, alcohol outlets, physical activity facilities, and medical facilities have been associated with diet, physical activity, and management of medical conditions. Most of the resea...

    Authors: Tanya K. Kaufman, Daniel M. Sheehan, Andrew Rundle, Kathryn M. Neckerman, Michael D. M. Bader, Darby Jack and Gina S. Lovasi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:507

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Road traffic crashes (RTC), that daily kill 3400 people and leave 15,000 with a permanent disability could be prevented through the implementation of safety programs developed in partnership with governments a...

    Authors: Tania Vogel, Daniel Reinharz, Marissa Gripenberg and Hubert Barennes

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:486

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Bulawayo City Council held an Integrated Result Based Management workshop among 86 employees from August 18–22, 2014 at Ikhwezi Training Centre in Bulawayo City. On August 21, 2014, a report of diarrhoea amon...

    Authors: Amen Gumbo, Donewell Bangure, Notion T. Gombe, More Mungati, Mufuta Tshimanga, Zanele Hwalima and Ignatious Dube

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:485

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Midlands Province started implementing the Isoniazid (INH) preventive therapy (IPT) program in January 2013. Shurugwi and Gokwe North were the piloting district hospitals. In May 2014, four more districts hosp...

    Authors: Annamercy Makoni, Milton Chemhuru, Mufuta Tshimanga, Notion Tafara Gombe, More Mungati and Donewell Bangure

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:476

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Recent data suggest that the prevalence of obesity and its associate cardiometabolic risks are increasing in Bangladesh. Published data of obesity in Bangladeshi industry workers is scarce. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Bishwajit Bhowmik, Faria Afsana, Tareen Ahmed, Sadeka Akhter, Hasan Ali Choudhury, Anisur Rahman, Tofail Ahmed, Hajera Mahtab and A. K. Azad Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:460

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  6. Content type: Technical Note

    Workplace health promotion is focussed on improving the health and wellbeing of workers. Although quantifiable effectiveness and economic evidence is variable, workplace health promotion is recognised by both ...

    Authors: Siyan Baxter, Sharon Campbell, Kristy Sanderson, Carl Cazaly, Alison Venn, Carole Owen and Andrew J. Palmer

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:457

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Determinants of waterpipe use in adolescents are believed to differ from those for other tobacco products, but there is a lack of studies of possible social, cultural, or psychological aspects of waterpipe us...

    Authors: Rathi Ramji, Judy Arnetz, Maria Nilsson, Hikmet Jamil, Fredrik Norström, Wasim Maziak, Ywonne Wiklund and Bengt Arnetz

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:441

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  8. Content type: Research article

    During the Hajj season 2014, several public health measures were applied by the Ministry of Health at Prince Mohammed International Airport in Almedinah. However, several operational defects affected the provi...

    Authors: Ibrahim M. Gosadi, Abdulaziz BinSaeed, Ali M. Al-Hazmi, Amin A. Fadl, Khalid H. Alharbi and Mazin M. Swarelzahab

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:435

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Hand-hygiene compliance and contacts of health-care workers largely determine the potential paths of pathogen transmission in hospital wards. We explored how the combination of data collected by two automated ...

    Authors: Rossana Mastrandrea, Alberto Soto-Aladro, Philippe Brouqui and Alain Barrat

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:426

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  10. Content type: Short Report

    Informal knowledge is used in public health practice to make sense of research findings. Although knowledge translation theories highlight the importance of informal knowledge, it is not clear to what extent t...

    Authors: Anita Kothari, Jennifer A. Boyko and Andrea Campbell-Davison

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:424

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The state of Mississippi has the highest colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality rate in the USA. The geographic distribution of CRC screening resources and geographic- and population-based CRC characteristics in Mi...

    Authors: Fazlay S. Faruque, Xu Zhang, Elizabeth N. Nichols, Denae L. Bradley, Royce Reeves-Darby, Vonda Reeves-Darby and Roy J. Duhé

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:423

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Nodding syndrome has increasingly become an issue of public health concern internationally. The etiology of the disorder is still unknown and there are yet no curative treatments. We explored perceptions about...

    Authors: Amos Deogratius Mwaka, Elialilia S. Okello, Catherine Abbo, Francis Okot Odwong, Willy Olango, John Wilson Etolu, Rachel Oriyabuzu, David Kitara Lagoro, Byamah Brian Mutamba, Richard Idro, Bernard Toliva Opar, Jane Ruth Aceng, Assuman Lukwago and Stella Neema

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:386

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), one of the most fatal malignancies, is particularly prevalent in Egypt, where we previously found deficiencies in knowledge concerning HCC and its risk factors. Hepatitis B and ...

    Authors: Doa’a A. Saleh, Sania Amr, Irene A. Jillson, Judy Huei-yu Wang, Nancy Crowell and Christopher A. Loffredo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:384

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Few studies investigated the association between basal metabolic rate (BMR) and indicators of pulmonary function. This study was conducted to estimate BMR in overweight/obese and non-obese healthy subjects usi...

    Authors: Tarig H Merghani, Azza O Alawad, Rihab M Ibrahim and Asim M Abdelmoniem

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:353

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Antenatal care has several benefits for expecting mothers and birth outcomes; yet many mothers do not utilise this service in Nepal. Mass media may play an important role in increasing the use of antenatal car...

    Authors: Dilaram Acharya, Vishnu Khanal, Jitendra Kumar Singh, Mandira Adhikari and Salila Gautam

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:345

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Patient satisfaction is an attitude resulting from a person’s general orientation towards a total experience of health care. It is a key determinant and a legitimate measure for quality of care. In developing ...

    Authors: Tirsit Retta Woldeyohanes, Tewodros Eyob Woldehaimanot, Mirkuzie Woldie Kerie, Mubarek Abera Mengistie and Elias Ali Yesuf

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:285

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Immunization against childhood disease is one of the most important public health interventions with cost effective means to preventing childhood morbidity, mortality and disability. However, complete immuniza...

    Authors: Melkamu Beyene Kassahun, Gashaw Andargie Biks and Alemayehu Shimeka Teferra

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:239

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Despite the high efficacy of tuberculosis (TB) drug regiments, one of the barriers in the TB control program is the non-compliance to treatment. Morbidity, mortality, and risk to become resistant to drugs are ...

    Authors: Ikhwanuliman Putera, Trevino A Pakasi and Elvina Karyadi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:238

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  19. Content type: Research article

    African American women are one of the least active demographic groups in the US, with only 36% meeting the national physical activity recommendations in comparison to 46% of White women. Physical activity begi...

    Authors: Rodney P Joseph, Gareth R Dutton, Andrea Cherrington, Kevin Fontaine, Monica Baskin, Krista Casazza, Danielle Lorch, Jeroan J Allison and Nefertiti H Durant

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:209

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  20. Content type: Short Report

    The new generation of activity monitors allow users to upload their data to the internet and review progress. The aim of this study is to validate the Fitbit Zip as a measure of free-living physical activity.

    Authors: Mark A Tully, Cairmeal McBride, Leonnie Heron and Ruth F Hunter

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:952

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Research suggests that cancer screening messages are more persuasive when framed in terms of the costs of not obtaining screening (i.e., loss-framed) than when framed in terms of the benefits of obtaining scre...

    Authors: Tsuyoshi Okuhara, Hirono Ishikawa, Hiroko Okada and Takahiro Kiuchi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:896

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Nutritional anemia is the most common type of anemia worldwide and mainly includes iron, folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin C deficiencies. Anemia is a global public health problem affecting people in all age gr...

    Authors: Abrehet Abriha, Melkie Edris Yesuf and Molla Mesele Wassie

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:888

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Intestinal parasitic infections are posing significant morbidity worldwide. In Ethiopia, due to poor socio-economic status, intestinal parasitic infections are highly prevalent. The main aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Begna Tulu, Solomon Taye and Eden Amsalu

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:848

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In Ghana it is estimated that 1.2% of HIV infections occur in young people aged 15-24 but the representation in our clinics is small. Adherence to treatment, appointment keeping and knowledge of HIV status rem...

    Authors: Ernest Kenu, Adjoa Obo-Akwa, Gladys B Nuamah, Anita Brefo, Miriam Sam and Margaret Lartey

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:844

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Consuming raw vegetables offers essential nutrients that one may not get when such vegetables are usually cooked. However, eating them raw may pose a great risk for transmissions of pathogens. Such risks may b...

    Authors: Kwabena O Duedu, Elizabeth A Yarnie, Patience B Tetteh-Quarcoo, Simon K Attah, Eric S Donkor and Patrick F Ayeh-Kumi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:836

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Psychosocial problems are highly prevalent among Dutch adolescents. We have conducted a trial to test whether offering chat-based consultations could be of added value within the context of Dutch Youth Health ...

    Authors: Rik Crutzen, Hans Bosma, Jano Havas and Frans Feron

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:824

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B is a dreadful infectious disease and a major global health problem. Health-care workers including clinical students are more vulnerable to such infections and non-sterile occupational exposures as ...

    Authors: Suraj Bhattarai, Smriti KC, Pranil MS Pradhan, Sami Lama and Suman Rijal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:774

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  28. Content type: Technical Note

    The main aim of the study is to examine whether women in Mdantsane are accessing and using maternal health care services. Accessibility of maternal health care facilities is important in ensuring that lives ar...

    Authors: Mluleki Tsawe and Appunni Sathiya Susuman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:723

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  29. Content type: Research article

    More than half of hypertensive patients reviewed at Lupane District Hospital during the first half of 2011 had uncontrolled hypertension. This prompted an investigation on the prevalence of uncontrolled hypert...

    Authors: Tafadzwa Priscilla Goverwa, Nyasha Masuka, Mufuta Tshimanga, Notion Tafara Gombe, Lucia Takundwa, Donewell Bangure and Maureen Wellington

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:703

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The spread of HIV/AIDS among the reproductive age group particularly young adults is a major public health concern in Nigeria. Lifestyles of students on university campuses put them at increased risk of contra...

    Authors: Olumide Abiodun, John Sotunsa, Franklin Ani and Ebunoluwa Jaiyesimi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:639

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Malaria remains a public health problem and the use of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs) against it in vulnerable groups (pregnant women and children <5 years) is recommended in Cameroon. This study was aime...

    Authors: Helen Kuokuo Kimbi, Sarah Bi Nkesa, Judith Lum Ndamukong-Nyanga, Irene Ule Ngole Sumbele, Julius Atashili and Mary Bi Suh Atanga

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:624

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  32. Content type: Research article

    In developing countries, investigating mortality levels and causes of death among all age female population despite the childhood and maternal related deaths is important to design appropriate and tailored int...

    Authors: Yohannes Adama Melaku, Berhe Weldearegawi, Alemseged Aregay, Fisaha Haile Tesfay, Loko Abreha, Semaw Ferede Abera and Afework Mulugeta Bezabih

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:629

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  33. Content type: Research article

    On 20th of June 2012, 31 pupils from Kwite primary school reported to the local clinic complaining of passing bloody urine. A study was conducted to identify factors, the etiology and risks of contracting the dis...

    Authors: Pugie Tawanda Chimberengwa, Nyasha Masuka, Notion Tafara Gombe, Donewell Bangure, Mufuta Tshimanga and Lucia Takundwa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:623

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  34. Content type: Short Report

    The Wii Fit series (Nintendo Inc., Japan) provides active video games (AVGs) to help adults to maintain a sufficient level of daily physical activity (PA). The second generation of home AVG consoles is now emergi...

    Authors: Julien Tripette, Haruka Murakami, Takafumi Ando, Ryoko Kawakami, Noriko Tanaka, Shigeho Tanaka and Motohiko Miyachi

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:567

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Since 1997, the NSW Population Health Survey (NSWPHS) had selected the sample using random digit dialing of landline telephone numbers. When the survey began coverage of the population by landline phone frames...

    Authors: Margo L Barr, Raymond A Ferguson and David G Steel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:517

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Our group conducted a cluster-randomised trial in 100 villages of Orissa, India to measure the impact of a rural sanitation intervention implemented under the government of India's Total Sanitation Campaign, o...

    Authors: Sophie Boisson, Peppin Sosai, Shubajyoti Ray, Parimita Routray, Belen Torondel, Wolf-Peter Schmidt, Bishakha Bhanja and Thomas Clasen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:486

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Preventing mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) has been a fundamental advancement in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) response for the past decade....

    Authors: Gebremedhin Derebe, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Marina Trivelli, Gemechis Hundessa, Zinash D Robi, Mikael Gebre-Mariam and Misrak Makonnen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:309

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The rising prevalence of overweight and obesity places a financial burden on health services and on the wider economy. Health service and societal costs of overweight and obesity are typically estimated by top...

    Authors: Anne Dee, Karen Kearns, Ciaran O’Neill, Linda Sharp, Anthony Staines, Victoria O’Dwyer, Sarah Fitzgerald and Ivan J Perry

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:242

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The objectives of this paper are: (1) to study the feasibility and relative benefits of integrating the prevention of parent-to-child transmission (PPTCT) component of the National AIDS Control Program with th...

    Authors: Suchitra V Bindoria, Ramesh Devkar, Indrani Gupta, Virupax Ranebennur, Niranjan Saggurti, Sowmya Ramesh, Dilip Deshmukh and Sanjeevsingh Gaikwad

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:177

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