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  1. Global pandemics have occurred with increasing frequency over the past decade reflecting the sub-optimum operationalization of surveillance systems handling human health data. Despite the wide array of current...

    Authors: Rehab Meckawy, David Stuckler, Adityavarman Mehta, Tareq Al-Ahdal and Bradley N. Doebbeling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2216
  2. Verbal autopsy (VA) has emerged as an increasingly popular technique to assign cause of death in parts of the world where the majority of deaths occur without proper medical certification. The purpose of this ...

    Authors: Buddhika P. K. Mahesh, John D. Hart, Ajay Acharya, Hafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Rohina Joshi, Tim Adair and Riley H. Hazard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2215
  3. Non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular conditions and diabetes are rising in sub-Saharan Africa. Prevention strategies to mitigate non-communicable diseases include improving diet, physical activity,...

    Authors: Robert Ssekubugu, Fredrick Makumbi, Rocio Enriquez, Susanne R. Lagerström, Ping Teresa Yeh, Caitlin E. Kennedy, Ronald H. Gray, Lilian Negesa, David M. Serwadda, Godfrey Kigozi, Anna Mia Ekström and Helena Nordenstedt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2214
  4. System-level approaches that target social determinants of health are promising strategies to support substance use prevention, holistic youth development and wellbeing. Yet, the youth services system is large...

    Authors: Tanya Halsall, Kianna Mahmoud, Annie Pouliot and Srividya N. Iyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2213
  5. Vulnerable adolescents are exposed to sexual and reproductive health harms. Ignoring the sexual and reproductive health of this group can have irreparable consequences. The present qualitative study aimed to e...

    Authors: Mojgan Janighorban, Zahra Boroumandfar, Razieh Pourkazemi and Firoozeh Mostafavi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2212
  6. The amount of time children spend outside of their home environment has increased over the past decades. Therefore, the quality of the health behaviour environments where young children spend time is likely to...

    Authors: Christine Delisle Nyström, Karen J Campbell, David Crawford and Kylie D Hesketh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2211
  7. Falls are a major problem associated with ageing. Yet, fall-risk classification models identifying older adults at risk are lacking. Current screening tools show limited predictive validity to differentiate be...

    Authors: Elke Lathouwers, Arnau Dillen, María Alejandra Díaz, Bruno Tassignon, Jo Verschueren, Dominique Verté, Nico De Witte and Kevin De Pauw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2210
  8. Tobacco in any form kills millions of people every year. Tobacco addiction among youth shows an increasing trend while smokeless type is becoming more common. This study aimed to describe the lifestyle of chewing...

    Authors: Manori Dhanapriyanka, R. D. F. C. Kanthi, Prasanna Jayasekara and Diep Hong Ha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2209
  9. There were few studies that investigated health-related quality of life (HRQoL) of the general population in China, and many of them reported limitations in sampling.

    Authors: Shiqian Zou, Guanrui Feng, Danyang Li, Pu Ge, Siyi Wang, Tinlun Liu, Haijun Li, Yongjie Lai, Zijian Tan, Yuling Huang, Jian Huang, Casper Zhang, Yibo Wu and Wai-kit Ming
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2208
  10. Mounting evidence highlights the importance of combined modifiable lifestyle factors in reducing risk of cognitive decline and dementia. Several a priori additive scoring approaches have been established; however...

    Authors: Sara E Dingle, Steven J Bowe, Melissa Bujtor, Catherine M Milte, Robin M Daly, Kaarin J Anstey, Jonathan E Shaw and Susan J Torres
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1990
  11. Nigeria is among the top five countries in the world with the highest under-five mortality rates. In addition to the general leading causes of under-five mortality, studies have shown that disparity in sociocu...

    Authors: Osafu Augustine Egbon, Mariella Ananias Bogoni, Bayowa Teniola Babalola and Francisco Louzada
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2207
  12. Thailand has been one of the largest migration hubs in Southeast Asia for the past four decades and keeps attracting migrants from neighboring countries. Due to difficulties associated with their status, migra...

    Authors: Alfrison Paloga, Dumrongkiet Arthan, Pannamas Maneekan, Patreeya Kitcharoen, Apichai Wattanapisit, Chirawat Paratthakonkun, Suparat Phuanukoonnon, Shoon Lei Nyan Wai Tun and Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2206
  13. Migrants have been disproportionally affected by COVID-19 in Australia. Vaccination against COVID-19 is a key pillar of Australia's public health response, but little is known about the willingness to receive ...

    Authors: Keeley Allen, Stephen B. Lambert, Aidan Yuen and Davoud Pourmarzi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2205
  14. Poverty is the greatest obstacle to the realization of human rights, among which illness is the leading cause in China. In 2015, China began to implement the health poverty alleviation project (HPAP). By 2020,...

    Authors: Xinjie Zhang, Ying Luo, Wei Chen and Jingru Huang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2204
  15. To explore the psychological experience of Juvenile patient’s parents in Fangcang shelter hospital during the Omicron wave of COVID-19 pandemic.

    Authors: Hongmei Wu, Kexi Liao, Caidie Yang, Nian Zhou, Heng Dou, Zhi Xu, Lingling Chu, Caiping Song and Chunmei Luo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2203
  16. For more than ten years, Indonesia has health law, one of which states that local governments are mandated to establish Smoke Free Area (SFA). The results of 2018 National Basic Health Research shows tobacco c...

    Authors: Santi Martini, Kurnia Dwi Artanti, Arief Hargono, Sri Widati, Abdillah Ahsan and Yayi Suryo Prabandari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2202
  17. A large number of low-income residents in industrial neighborhoods rarely engage in recreational and physical activities in green spaces in extremely cold weather. This study mainly explores the relationship b...

    Authors: Yunjing Hou, Chaofan Zhai, Xiyu Chen and Wen Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2201
  18. Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm) is a common intestinal parasitic infection in children. A gradual decrease in the prevalence of pinworm infection has been noted in resource-rich settings, such as Taiwan. Howeve...

    Authors: Yu-Chao Hsiao, Jen-Hung Wang, Chia-Hsiang Chu, Yu-Hsun Chang, Yung-Chieh Chang, Rong-Hwa Jan, Shao-Yin Chu, Shang-Hsien Yang, Jui-Shia Chen and Ming-Chun Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2200
  19. Oral healthcare is paramount and inextricably linked to well-being. Yet, the evidence indicates that culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) migrant communities have unequal access to mainstream dental se...

    Authors: Kanchan Marcus, Madhan Balasubramanian, Stephanie D. Short and Woosung Sohn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2199
  20. Health literacy determines an individual’s decision-making process in providing judgment concerning appropriate healthcare. Considering the various purposes of literacy for people, functional health literacy (...

    Authors: Lourdes Marie S. Tejero, Kathryn Lizbeth L. Siongco, Paul Adrian V. Pinlac, Kim Carmela D. Co and Ma. Carmen C. Tolabing
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2198
  21. Points of Entry (POEs) are at the frontline for prevention, detection and response to international spread of diseases. The objective of this assessment was to ascertain the current level of existing Internati...

    Authors: Viviane Fossouo Ndoungué, Arouna Njayou Ngapagna, Serge Agbo Kouadio, Raoul Djinguebey, Oumarou Gnigninanjouena, Sara Eyangoh, Georges Nguefack-Tsague, Hugues C. Nana Djeunga and Omer Njajou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2197
  22. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the physical behaviours of office workers worldwide, but studies comparing physical behaviours between countries with similar restrictions policies are rare. This study aimed...

    Authors: Luiz Augusto Brusaca, Leticia Bergamin Januario, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Dechristian França Barbieri, Rafaela Veiga Oliveira, Marina Heiden, Ana Beatriz Oliveira and David M. Hallman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2196
  23. Violent discipline of children and intimate partner violence (IPV) against women are global public health and human rights problems. To address calls for more evidence on intersections, this study aimed to exp...

    Authors: Sarah Bott, Ana P. Ruiz-Celis, Jennifer Adams Mendoza and Alessandra Guedes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2195
  24. Lyme borreliosis (LB) is the most common tick-borne disease in Europe and North America, yet its economic burden remains largely unknown. This study aimed to estimate the economic cost associated with the diff...

    Authors: Laurence Geebelen, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Tinne Lernout, Katrien Tersago, Yves Parmentier, Herman Van Oyen, Niko Speybroeck and Philippe Beutels
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2194
  25. Racial disparities in psychological distress associated with COVID-19 remain unclear in the U.S. This study aims to investigate the associations between social determinants of health and COVID-19-related psych...

    Authors: Yan Luo, Qingyi Li, Haelim Jeong and Leah Cheatham
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2193
  26. Pharynx and larynx cancers (PLCs) are the top killer cancers in head and neck and significantly affect the quality of life of patients. A detailed study examining the disease burden and risk factors of PLCs is...

    Authors: Ao Huang, Xing-liang Wu, Jia Song, Yu-Ting Wang, Yin Yao, Zheng Liu and Heng Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2192
  27. Kenya is faced with a triple burden of malnutrition which is multi-faceted with health and socio-economic implications. Huge geographical disparities exist, especially, in the arid and semi-arid lands exacerba...

    Authors: Patrick Codjia, Edward Kutondo, Penjani Kamudoni, Judith Munga, Aneesha Ahluwalia, Indrani Sharma, Yvon de Jong, Tom Amolo, Lucy Maina-Gathigi, Victoria Mwenda, Hemant Chaudhry and Zipporah Bukania
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2191
  28. Understanding factors contributing to an individual reducing screen time is essential for promoting a healthy weight. Parents’ behavior affects children by influencing their daily decision-making through model...

    Authors: Kaori Ishii, Ai Shibata, Mohammad Javad Koohsari and Koichiro Oka
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2190
  29. Work participation is important for health and can be considered as engagement in a major area of life which is of significance for most people, but it can also be thought of as fulfilling or discharging a rol...

    Authors: Margarita Ravinskaya, Jos H. Verbeek, Miranda W. Langendam, Ira Madan, Suzanne M. M. Verstappen, Regina Kunz, Carel T. J. Hulshof and Jan L. Hoving
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2189
  30. Regardless of competitive athletes’ body image pressures, only few studies have focused on adolescent sport participants’ body image and the findings are inconclusive. Furthermore, the role of competitive goal...

    Authors: Leevi Mäkituomas, Laura Heikkilä, Marjukka Nurkkala, Raija Korpelainen, Lauri Alanko, Olli J. Heinonen, Sami Kokko, Urho Kujala, Jari Parkkari, Kai Savonen, Maarit Valtonen, Tommi Vasankari, Jari Villberg and Marja Vanhala
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2188
  31. Tuberculosis (TB) disproportionally affects persons and families who are economically and socially disadvantaged. Therefore, a patient cost survey was conducted in Tanzania to evaluate the costs incurred by pa...

    Authors: Andrew Martin Kilale, Charles Makasi, Melkisedeck Majaha, Chacha Dionis Manga, Sylvia Haule, Pudensiana Hilary, Omari Kimbute, Stephen Kitua, Bhavin Jani, Nyagosya Range, Bernard Ngowi, Emmanuel Nkiligi, Emmanuel Matechi, Wilbard Muhandiki, Vishnu Mahamba, Beatrice Mutayoba…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2187
  32. This study aimed to evaluate and describe the indicators of occupational health, with a focus on the medical expertise and periodic medical examination.

    Authors: Lídia Maria Costa Araújo Magalhães, Ketyllem Tayanne da Silva Costa, Gustavo Nepomuceno Capistrano, Maryanna Damasceno Leal and Fábia Barbosa de Andrade
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2186
  33. Building on the value of engaging with and enabling the participation of marginalised young people in research, the aim of this article was to profile practical and procedural issues faced when conducting stud...

    Authors: Frida Jonsson, Puthy Pat, Chama Mulubwa, Bhoomikumar Jegannathan and Kaaren Mathias
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2185
  34. Unhealthy lifestyle behaviours such as a poor diet, inadequate physical activity, and excessive screen time have been shown to be established in childhood and track into adulthood, demonstrating the need for h...

    Authors: Christine Delisle Nyström, Maria Henström, Susanne Andermo, Gerd Almquist-Tangen, Kristin Thomas and Marie Löf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2184
  35. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has become a pandemic infectious disease and become a serious public health crisis. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, it is of vital importance to detect COVID-1...

    Authors: Mingjin Xue, Zhaowei Huang, Yudi Hu, Jinlin Du, Miao Gao, Ronglin Pan, Yuqian Mo, Jinlin Zhong and Zhigang Huang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2183
  36. To determine the prevalence and associated factors of self-reported medication information needs among medication users in a general population aged 40 years and above – The Tromsø Study.

    Authors: Mari J. Walquist, Kristian Svendsen, Beate H. Garcia, Trine S. Bergmo, Anne Elise Eggen, Kjell H. Halvorsen, Lars Småbrekke, Unni Ringberg, Elin C. Lehnbom and Marit Waaseth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2182
  37. Sweden is often held up as an example of a country with low child deprivation; yet, rates of relative deprivation are rising. Every municipality in Sweden is required to provide free, timely and accessible bud...

    Authors: Nina Johansson, Anna Sarkadi, Inna Feldman, Anna M. H. Price, Sharon Goldfeld, Tapio Salonen, Katarina Wijk, David Isaksson, Emir Kolic, Sara Stenquist, Maria Elg, Ewa Lönn, Josefine Wennelin, Linda Lindström, Mirelle Medina, Sofie Åberg…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2181
  38. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) not only have an impact on the health sector but also the private resources of those affected, their families and other sectors of society (i.e. labour, education). This ...

    Authors: Lena Schnitzler, Silvia M. A. A. Evers, Louise J. Jackson, Aggie T. G. Paulus and Tracy E. Roberts
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2180
  39. Social protection programmes have effectively reduced poverty and improved food security. However, the effects of poverty require an intersectoral approach to adequately address poor nutrition and health. Iden...

    Authors: Sarah Quinones, Tia Palermo, Maja Gavrilovic, Vincenzo Vinci, Frank Otchere and Essa Chanie Mussa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2179
  40. The COVID-19 pandemic impacted individual physical activity levels. Less is known regarding how factors such as sociodemographic and built environment were associated with physical activity engagement during t...

    Authors: Natalia I. Heredia, Michael Machiorlatti, Belinda M. Reininger and Candace Robledo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2178
  41. Some groups of migrants have increased vulnerability to Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) transmission partly due to a lower uptake of disease preventive activities t...

    Authors: Pia Svensson, Anette Agardh, Slobodan Zdravkovic and Benedict Oppong Asamoah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2177
  42. Increasing public awareness and understanding of dementia is the second key action area of the 2017 WHO Global action plan on a public health response to dementia. To achieve this aim, the first indispensable ...

    Authors: Deborah Pacifico, Maddalena Fiordelli, Marta Fadda, Sabatini Serena, Giovanni Piumatti, Fabio Carlevaro, Francesca Magno, Giovanni Franscella and Emiliano Albanese
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2176
  43. The rural–urban gap in socioeconomic and morbidity status among older adults is prevalent in India. These disparities may impact the levels and factors of self-rated health (SRH). The objective of the study is...

    Authors: Amiya Saha, Margubur Rahaman, Bittu Mandal, Sourav Biswas and Dipti Govil
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2175
  44. Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to have the steepest increase in the prevalence of diabetes in the next 25 years. The latest Mozambican population-based STEPS survey (STEPS 2005) estimated a 2.9% prevalence of...

    Authors: Tavares Madede, Albertino Damasceno, Nuno Lunet, Orvalho Augusto, Carla Silva-Matos, David Beran and Naomi Levitt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2174
  45. The School Menu Review Programme (PReME) has been offering complimentary revisions of meal plans to all schools in Catalonia since 2006. This study aims to assess the evolution of compliance with PReME’s recom...

    Authors: Maria Blanquer-Genovart, Maria Manera-Bassols, Gemma Salvador-Castell, Oriol Cunillera-Puértolas, Conxa Castell-Abat and Carmen Cabezas-Peña
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2173
  46. School connectedness reflects the quality of students’ engagement with peers, teachers, and learning in the school environment. It has attracted attention from both the health and education sectors as a potent...

    Authors: Monika Raniti, Divyangana Rakesh, George C. Patton and Susan M. Sawyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2152
  47. Public health guidelines for children advocate physical activity (PA) and the restriction of continuous sedentary time. Schools offer an attractive setting for health promotion, however school-based interventi...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Chorlton, Craig A. Williams, Sarah Denford and Bert Bond
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2172
  48. Despite significant efforts made to prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission, its testing coverage among men is still low and remains a major concern in low-income countries, particularly in Eas...

    Authors: Dagnew Getnet Adugna and Misganaw Gebrie Worku
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2170
  49. Anxiety and depression are two common psychological disorders in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. We aimed to explore the effects of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) on psychological stress and quality ...

    Authors: Xiaowei Zuo, Zongmei Dong, Peng Zhang, Pan Zhang, Xianghua Zhu, Cheng Qiao, Yongjie Yang and Peian Lou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2160

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