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  1. Micro-level statistics on child undernutrition are highly prioritized by stakeholders for measuring and monitoring progress on the sustainable development goals. In this regard district-representative data wer...

    Authors: Sumonkanti Das, Bernard Baffour and Alice Richardson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1008
  2. High incidence of cases and deaths due to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been reported in prisons worldwide. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of different COVID-19 vaccination strategies in ep...

    Authors: Ciara V. McCarthy, Oscar O’Mara, Edwin van Leeuwen, Mark Jit and Frank Sandmann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1003
  3. Research on associations between social integration and wellbeing holds promise to inform policy and practice targets for health promotion. Yet, studies of social connection too frequently rely on overly simpl...

    Authors: Melissa Walls, Dane Hautala, Ashley Cole, Lucas Kosobuski, Nicole Weiss, Kyle Hill and Stephanie Ozhaawashkodewe’iganiikwe Williams
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1002
  4. Climate change caused by environmental pollution is the most important one of many environmental health hazards currently faced by human beings. In particular, the extreme temperature is an important risk fact...

    Authors: Hongju Guo, Peipei Du, Han Zhang, Zihui Zhou, Minyao Zhao, Jie Wang, Xuemei Shi, Jiayi Lin, Yulu Lan, Xiang Xiao, Caiyun Zheng, Xiaofeng Ma, Chengyao Liu, Junjie Zou, Shu Yang, Jiawei Luo…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1001
  5. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed children’s eating and physical activity behaviours. These changes have been positive for some households and negative for others, revealing health inequalities that have ramif...

    Authors: P. Nowicka, A. Ek, I. E. Jurca-Simina, C. Bouzas, E. Argelich, K. Nordin, S. García, M. Y. Vasquez Barquero, U. Hoffer, H. Reijs Richards, J. A. Tur, A. Chirita-Emandi and K. Eli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1000
  6. Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis and is a public health problem worldwide. It is estimated that 90% of the patients diagnosed with TB live in vulnerable environments...

    Authors: Alessandro Rolim Scholze, Josilene Dália Alves, Thaís Zamboni Berra, Felipe Lima dos Santos, Antônio Carlos Vieira Ramos, Giselle Lima de Freitas, Maria José Quina Galdino, Flávia Meneguetti Pieri, Marcos Augusto Moraes Arcoverde, Sandra Cristina Pillon, Aline Aparecida Monroe, Inês Fronteira, Dulce Gomes and Ricardo Alexandre Arcêncio
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:999
  7. Meteorological factors and air pollutants have been reported to be associated with hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) epidemics before the introduction of vaccine. However, there is limited evidence for stud...

    Authors: Hongxia Peng, Zhenhua Chen, Lin Cai, Juan Liao, Ke Zheng, Shuo Li, Xueling Ren, Xiaoxia Duan, Xueqin Tang, Xiao Wang, Lu Long and Chunxia Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:998
  8. Short-term medical mission (STMM) providers supplement healthcare delivery and education in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). Despite numerous providers working in this space, the views of volunteers wh...

    Authors: Milanka Novak, Katharine Drummond and Arunaz Kumar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:997
  9. The rapid development of digital health has reduced the time and cost of medical treatment, bringing efficient and economical benefits. However, older adults all over the world are deficient in digital health ...

    Authors: Siqi Liu, Hongyan Zhao, Jingjing Fu, Dehui Kong, Zhu Zhong, Yan Hong, Jing Tan and Yu Luo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:996
  10. Public isolated due to the early quarantine regarding coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increasingly used more social media platforms. Contradictory claims regarding the effect of social media use on mental ...

    Authors: Youngrong Lee, Ye Jin Jeon, Sunghyuk Kang, Jae Il Shin, Young-Chul Jung and Sun Jae Jung
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:995
  11. There is limited and inconsistent literature examining the relationship between food worry and mental health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This study examined the association between food worry and ...

    Authors: Brenna B. Han, Eva Purkey, Colleen M. Davison, Autumn Watson, Dionne Nolan, Dan Mitchell, Sheldon Traviss, Jennifer Kehoe and Imaan Bayoumi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:994
  12. India suffers from a high burden of diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases due to unsafe water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene practices among human population. With age the immune system becomes com...

    Authors: Pradeep Kumar, Shobhit Srivastava, Adrita Banerjee and Snigdha Banerjee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:993
  13. Early diagnosis and prompt antibiotic treatment are crucial to reducing morbidity and mortality of early-onset sepsis (EOS) in neonates. However, this strategy remains challenging due to non-specific clinical ...

    Authors: Khansa Salsabila, Nadira Mohammad Ali Toha, Lily Rundjan, Porjai Pattanittum, Prapassara Sirikarn, Rinawati Rohsiswatmo, Setya Wandita, Mohammad Hakimi, Pagakrong Lumbiganon, Sally Green and Tari Turner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:992
  14. The COVID-19 pandemic had a colossal impact on human society globally. There were similarities and differences in the public health and social measures taken by countries, and comparative analysis facilitates ...

    Authors: Noriko Kitamura, Kaja Abbas and Dilip Nathwani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:991
  15. Previous studies have cited insulin-related disorders, including hyperinsulinemia, as one of the main causes of obesity risk and metabolic disorders. We aimed to investigate the association of the Empirical Di...

    Authors: Farshad Teymoori, Ebrahim Mokhtari, Mitra Kazemi Jahromi, Hossein Farhadnejad, Parvin Mirmiran, Mohammadreza Vafa and Fereidoun Azizi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:990
  16. Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is the leading cause of health concerns among Ethiopian migrant workers. Understanding risk perception and health-protective behavior are significant challenges in the prevention an...

    Authors: Resom Berhe, Mark Spigt, Francine Schneider, Lucy Paintain, Cherinet Adera, Adane Nigusie, Zemichael Gizaw, Yihenew Alemu Tesfaye, Dia-Eldin A. Elnaiem and Mekuriaw Alemayehu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:989
  17. Racism constitutes a barrier towards achieving equitable healthcare as documented in research showing unequal processes of delivering, accessing, and receiving healthcare across countries and healthcare indica...

    Authors: Sarah Hamed, Hannah Bradby, Beth Maina Ahlberg and Suruchi Thapar-Björkert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:988
  18. Childhood adversity is associated with the onset of harmful adult substance use and related health problems, but most research on adversity has been conducted in general population samples. This study describe...

    Authors: David W. Sosnowski, Kenneth A. Feder, Jacquie Astemborski, Becky L. Genberg, Elizabeth J. Letourneau, Rashelle J. Musci, Ramin Mojtabai, Lisa McCall, Eileen Hollander, Lynnet Loving, Brion S. Maher, Gregory D. Kirk, Shruti H. Mehta and Jing Sun
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:986
  19. Peer-led interventions for adolescents are effective at accelerating behavioral change. The Sources of Strength suicide preventive program trains student peer change agents (peer leaders) in secondary schools ...

    Authors: Trevor A. Pickering, Peter A. Wyman and Thomas W. Valente
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:985
  20. Staff currently working in long-term care experience several difficulties. Shortage of staff and poor working conditions are amongst the most prominent, which pose a threat to staff’s sustainable employability...

    Authors: Ceciel H. Heijkants, Madelon L. M. van Hooff, Sabine A. E. Geurts and Cécile R. L. Boot
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:984
  21. Impact evaluation of most water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in health are user-centered. However, recent research discussed WASH herd protection – community WASH coverage could protect neighbo...

    Authors: Berta Grau-Pujol, Jorge Cano, Helena Marti-Soler, Aina Casellas, Emanuele Giorgi, Ariel Nhacolo, Francisco Saute, Ricard Giné, Llorenç Quintó, Charfudin Sacoor and Jose Muñoz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:983
  22. Extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws are a tool for firearm violence prevention (in effect in 19 states), often enacted in the wake of a public mass shooting when media coverage of gun violence tends to s...

    Authors: Amanda J. Aubel, Rocco Pallin, Christopher E. Knoepke, Garen J. Wintemute and Nicole Kravitz-Wirtz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:981
  23. Adolescence is a period of transition and vulnerabilities, in which mental illnesses can develop more easily. The objective of this work is to analyze the association of dietary patterns, breakfast consumption...

    Authors: Lucia Helena Almeida Gratão, Milene Cristine Pessoa, Thales Philipe Rodrigues da Silva, Luana Lara Rocha, Monique Louise Cassimiro Inácio, Tatiana Resende Prado Rangel de Oliveira, Cristiane de Freitas Cunha and Larissa Loures Mendes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:980
  24. In India, there is currently a lack of data on socioeconomic inequalities in HIV testing on a national scale; thus, understanding socioeconomic inequalities in response to expanded HIV testing is critical for ...

    Authors: Santosh Kumar Sharma and Deepanjali Vishwakarma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:979
  25. Obesity leads to poor health outcomes and may adversely affect work productivity. This study, aimed to investigate the obesity- attributable costs of absenteeism among working adults in Portugal.

    Authors: Kelli Destri, Joana Alves, Maria João Gregório, Sara Simões Dias, Ana Rita Henriques, Nuno Mendonça, Helena Canhão and Ana Maria Rodrigues
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:978
  26. People incarcerated in US prisons have been disproportionately harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. That prisons are such efficient superspreading environments can be attributed to several known factors: small, co...

    Authors: Catherine Duarte, Drew B. Cameron, Ada T. Kwan, Stefano M. Bertozzi, Brie A. Williams and Sandra I. McCoy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:977
  27. Loss to follow-up (LTFU) from tuberculosis (TB) treatment and care is a major public health problem as patients can be infectious and also may develop a multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). The study aimed to ass...

    Authors: Desta Watumo, Melkamu Merid Mengesha, Tesfaye Gobena, Mathewos Alemu Gebremichael and Degu Jerene
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:976
  28. Quantitative epidemiological tools are routinely used to assess adolescent diet and physical activity (PA) constructs (behaviour, knowledge, and awareness) as risk factors for non-communicable diseases. This s...

    Authors: Trish Muzenda, Monika Kamkuemah, Jane Battersby and Tolu Oni
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:975
  29. HIV incidence among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) remains high, with their male partners a prominent factor in sustaining these elevated rates. Partnership characteristics remain important metrics fo...

    Authors: Gavin George, Sean Beckett, Tarylee Reddy, Kaymarlin Govender, Cherie Cawood, David Khanyile and Ayesha B. M. Kharsany
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:973
  30. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (hereafter respectfully referred to as Indigenous Australians) represent about 3% of the total Australian population. Major health disparities exist between Indige...

    Authors: Ge Xu, Danai Modi, Kylie E. Hunter, Lisa M. Askie, Lisa M. Jamieson, Alex Brown and Anna Lene Seidler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:971
  31. Having an unhealthy lifestyle is associated with a higher risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases. Current evidence suggests that interventions targeting health-risk behaviors can help people improve the...

    Authors: Christian Leick, Lars Bruun Larsen, Anders Larrabee Sonderlund, Nanna Herning Svensson, Jens Sondergaard and Trine Thilsing
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:970
  32. In studies of social inequalities in health, there is no consensus on the best measure of socioeconomic position (SEP). Moreover, subjective indicators are increasingly used to measure SEP. The aim of this pap...

    Authors: Marie Hella Lindberg, Gang Chen, Jan Abel Olsen and Birgit Abelsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:969
  33. In the appraisal of clinical interventions, complex evidence synthesis methods, such as network meta-analysis (NMA), are commonly used to investigate the effectiveness of multiple interventions in a single ana...

    Authors: Molly Wells, Sylwia Bujkiewicz and Stephanie J. Hubbard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:966
  34. In Kenya sex work is illegal and those engaged in the trade are stigmatized and marginalized.

    Authors: Rhoda Wanjiru, Emily Nyariki, Hellen Babu, Ibrahim Lwingi, Jennifer Liku, Zaina Jama, Mary Kung’u, Polly Ngurukiri, Chrispo Nyamweya, Pooja Shah, Monica Okumu, Helen Weiss, Rupert Kaul, Tara S. Beattie, Joshua Kimani and Janet Seeley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:965
  35. Determining factors correlated with protective measures against COVID-19 is important to improve public health response. This study describes student opinions related to university COVID-19 preventive measures.

    Authors: Salma Akhter, Meredith Robbins, Perry Curtis, Belle Hinshaw and Ellen M. Wells
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:964
  36. National efforts to control US healthcare spending are potentially undermined by changes in patient characteristics, and in particular increases in rates of obesity and overweight. The objective of this study ...

    Authors: Eline van den Broek-Altenburg, Adam Atherly and Evon Holladay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:962
  37. Multisectoral and public–private partnerships are critical in building the necessary infrastructure, policy, and political will to ameliorate health inequity. A focus on health equity by researchers, practitio...

    Authors: Dulce J. Jiménez, Samantha Sabo, Mark Remiker, Melinda Smith, Alexandra E. Samarron Longorio, Heather J. Williamson, Carmenlita Chief and Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:960
  38. In the UK approximately a quarter of the population experience infectious intestinal disease (IID) each year. However, only 2% present to primary care, preventing a true determination of community burden and p...

    Authors: Rowan Davies, Miren Iturriza-Gómara, Rebecca Glennon-Alty, Alex J. Elliot, Roberto Vivancos, Anica Alvarez Nishio, Nigel A. Cunliffe and Daniel Hungerford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:958
  39. Food insecurity is a pressing public health problem. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people are at increased risk for food insecurity, yet this issue remains grossly understudied among this population. The pu...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Jabson Tree, Jennifer Russomanno, Marissa Bartmess and Joel G. Anderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:957

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