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  1. The benefits of digital development in health care may be obscured by unequal opportunities to make use of digital resources. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of health literacy with I)...

    Authors: Erica Sundell, Josefin Wångdahl and Åsa Grauman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2278
  2. The main objective of this study was to investigate the association between parental supply of alcohol, alcohol–related harms, and the severity of alcohol use disorder in Thai 7th grade middle school students.

    Authors: Jirada Prasartpornsirichoke, Rasmon Kalayasiri, Polathep Vichitkunakorn, Woraphat Ratta-apha, Wanlop Atsariyasing, Natwarat Anekwit, Warot Lamyai, Chanchai Thongpanich, Surinporn Likhitsathian, Teerayuth Rungnirundorn, Wanida Rattanasumawong, Nawapat Chuatai, Sakol Srisuklorm, Athip Tanaree and Roengrudee Patanavanich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2277
  3. The majority of people in rural developing counties still rely on unclean and solid fuels for cooking, putting their health at risk. Adult and elderly women are most vulnerable due to prolonged exposure in coo...

    Authors: Manoj Dakua, Ranjan Karmakar and Papai Barman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2272
  4. During recent decades, the consumption of the stimulant khat (catha edulis) has profoundly changed in countries around the Horn of Africa, and excessive use patterns have emerged—especially evident among displace...

    Authors: Marina Widmann, Bernice Apondi, Abednego Musau, Abdulkadir Hussein Warsame, Maimuna Isse, Victoria Mutiso, Clemens Veltrup, Inga Schalinski, David Ndetei and Michael Odenwald
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2271
  5. Early Care and Education (ECE) sites are critical hubs for social, emotional, and physical learning development of preschool children (ages 3–5). The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted ECE enrollment and participa...

    Authors: Meg Bruening, Camila Nadalet, Nathan Ashok, Bin C. Suh and Rebecca E. Lee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2270
  6. Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. Up to 99% of cervical cancer cases are associated with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV). Sexual behavior is a direct risk factor for HPV infection...

    Authors: Fengzhi Zhang, Manman Li, Xiaoxue Li, Hua Bai, Jinling Gao and Hua Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2269
  7. Combining process evaluation data with effectiveness data and examining the possible mediators of intervention effects elicits valuable knowledge about how and for whom these interventions are effective. The a...

    Authors: Reetta Lehto, Henna Vepsäläinen, Aku-Ville Lehtimäki, Elviira Lehto, Marja H. Leppänen, Essi Skaffari, Anna M. Abdollahi, Eva Roos, Maijaliisa Erkkola and Carola Ray
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2268
  8. The use of contraceptive methods in Peru has remarkably increased in recent decades. Nevertheless, despite the completeness and accessibility of family planning methods, modern contraceptive methods utilizatio...

    Authors: Ana Lucía Díaz-Alvites, Gonzalo Yrala-Castillo, Ali Al-kassab-Córdova and César V. Munayco
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2267
  9. In 2020, almost 20% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Morocco are still unaware of their HIV status. Under these circumstances, HIV self-test (HIVST) can be an efficient additional tool for improving the te...

    Authors: Amal Ben Moussa, Ouijdane Belhiba, Fatima Zahra Hajouji, Amina El Kettani, Mohammed Youbi, Kamal Alami, Boutaina El Omari, Lahoucine Ouarsas and Mehdi Karkouri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2266
  10. Ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are the two main gaseous pollutants in the atmosphere that act as oxidants. Their short-term effects and interaction on emergency room visits (ERVs) for respiratory diseases ...

    Authors: Yuanwei Fu, Wenlou Zhang, Yan Li, Hongyu Li, Furong Deng and Qingbian Ma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2265
  11. Historical vaccination coverage in economically disadvantaged, ethnic minority, non-affluent white and agricultural populations in the US has lagged coverage in more affluent urban and suburban white populatio...

    Authors: Michael Kuehn, Joyce LaMori, Jessica K. DeMartino, Marco Mesa-Frias, Jason Doran, Lohit Korrapati, Rhea Bhojwani, Patrick Lefebvre and Noam Kirson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2263
  12. Families affected by substance misuse are at increased risk for child maltreatment and child welfare system involvement. The Enhancing Permanency in Children and Families (EPIC) program uses four evidence-base...

    Authors: Karla Shockley McCarthy, Jennifer Price Wolf and Elinam Dellor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2261
  13. Healthcare-associated transmission was the second most common hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) transmission route according to 2006–2012 European surveillance data, but data quality and completeness iss...

    Authors: Jasleen Singh, Savina Stoitsova, Karolina Zakrzewska, Lukasz Henszel, Magdalena Rosińska and Erika Duffell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2260
  14. Immunization is one of the most important public health interventions for reducing morbidity and mortality in children. However, factors contributing to low immunization coverage are not fully understood in th...

    Authors: Yasunori Ichimura, Naoki Yanagisawa, Moe Moe Thandar, Chansay Pathammavong, Kongxay Phounphenghuk, Phonethipsavanh Nouanthong, Chankham Tengbriacheu, Bouaphane Khamphaphongphane, Lauren Elizabeth Franzel-Sassanpour, Tae Un Yang, Hendrikus Raaijmakers, Tomomi Ota, Kenichi Komada, Masahiko Hachiya and Shinsuke Miyano
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2259
  15. Existing evidence suggests that the indigenous older population who live with their families and friends might experience lesser depressive symptoms due to better emotional support and well-being. The present ...

    Authors: Rashmi Rashmi, Shobhit Srivastava, T. Muhammad, Manish Kumar and Ronak Paul
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2258
  16. School teachers constitute an occupational group which reported a high prevalence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WRMSDs). Different individual, occupational and psychosocial factors have been ident...

    Authors: Viviane Farid Fahmy, Mohamed Abdel Maguid Tolba Momen, Nayera Samy Mostafa and Mohamed Yehia Elawady
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2257
  17. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused morbidity and mortality, particularly among vulnerable populations. We aimed to assess social and demographic characteristics associated with COVID-19 severity among symptomati...

    Authors: Jasmine A Mack, Erica A Voss, Rada Rusu, Meg Celine Hernandez, Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, Diego F Wyszynski, Shirley Sylvester and Rachael L DiSantostefano
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2256
  18. Worldwide, around 3 billion people rely on solid fuel for their daily energy needs. Household air pollution secondary to solid fuel burning is a major risk factor for respiratory mobility among vulnerable popu...

    Authors: Malshani Lakshika Pathirathna, Chandraratne Mahinda Bandara Dematawewa, Kayako Sekijima, Mieko Sadakata, Yoshiyuki Muramatsu and Naoshi Fujiwara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2255
  19. The lockdown measures related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID) impacted the health of adolescents by reducing physical activity (PA). The physical changes in response to decreases in PA can be measured with...

    Authors: P. Kutac, V. Bunc, M. Sigmund, M. Buzga and M. Krajcigr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2254
  20. Social networks, i.e., all social relationships that people have, contribute to well-being and health. Governmental measures against COVID-19 were explicitly aimed to decrease physical social contact. We evalu...

    Authors: Lisanne CJ Steijvers, Stephanie Brinkhues, Theo G van Tilburg, Christian JPA Hoebe, Mandy MN Stijnen, Nanne de Vries, Rik Crutzen and Nicole HTM Dukers-Muijrers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2253
  21. Inequalities between different areas in the United Kingdom (UK) according to health and employment outcomes are well-documented. Yet it is unclear which health indicator is most closely linked to labour market...

    Authors: Emily T. Murray, Jenny Head, Nicola Shelton, Brian Beach and Paul Norman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2252
  22. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is one of the most effective ways for HIV-infected to treat AIDS. However, it is difficult to start ART among young people those newly diagnosed HIV-infection in China, and their a...

    Authors: Min Tian, Yu Zheng, Longsheng Xie, Wei Wei, Xingli Yu, Yanhua Chen and Jian Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2251
  23. The WHO recommends daily use of micronutrient powder for infants and toddlers at risk of micronutrient deficiencies in low-and-middle-income countries. China has established a micronutrient powder distribution...

    Authors: Chang Sun, Ruixue Ye, Muizz Akhtar, Sarah-Eve Dill, Ping Yuan, Huan Zhou and Scott Rozelle
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2250
  24. Certifying long-term sick leave and coordinating complex rehabilitation programs are essential activities of social insurance doctors. These doctors have a role in preventing the decreased work capacity of emp...

    Authors: Corina Oancea, Rodica Simona Capraru, Ana Maria Alexandra Stanescu and Despina Mihaela Gherman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2249
  25. Gambling is illegal for children in Ghana. However, young people, including children, are increasingly engaged in gambling across the country. Gambling is harmful and poses developmental implications for the y...

    Authors: Sylvester Kyei-Gyamfi, Daniel Coffie, Michael Ofori Abiaw, Patience Hayford, Joseph Otchere Martey and Frank Kyei-Arthur
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2248
  26. Peer education, whereby peers (‘peer educators’) teach their other peers (‘peer learners’) about aspects of health is an approach growing in popularity across school contexts, possibly due to adolescents prefe...

    Authors: Steven Dodd, Emily Widnall, Abigail Emma Russell, Esther Louise Curtin, Ruth Simmonds, Mark Limmer and Judi Kidger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2247
  27. Existing evidence has shown that negative parenting style elevates the risk of school bullying victimization in children and adolescents. Resilience may play as a mediating factor in this association. However,...

    Authors: Xue Chen, Jin Lu, Hailiang Ran, Yusan Che, Die Fang, Lin Chen, Junwei Peng, Sifan Wang, Xuemeng Liang, Hao Sun and Yuanyuan Xiao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2246
  28. COVID-19 is a pandemic of unprecedented proportions in recent human history. To date, the world has paid a high toll in terms of human lives lost, and on economic, financial, and social repercussions. In Europ...

    Authors: Paula Vicente and Abdul Suleman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2245
  29. A mass Japanese encephalitis (JE) immunization campaign for children aged 9 months through 12 years was conducted in 2013 in Battambang province, western Cambodia. Vaccinators working at almost 2,000 immunizat...

    Authors: Michael C. Thigpen, Svay Sarath, Sann Chan Soeung, Ork Vichit, Paul Kitsutani, Hardeep Sandhu, Christopher Gregory, Marc Fischer, Chheng Morn and Susan L. Hills
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2244
  30. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is considered a significant global public health challenge with infectivity as well as estimated potential for transmission more than 50 to 100 times that of HIV. Over time, n...

    Authors: Ismail Bamidele Afolabi, Abdulmujeeb Babatunde Aremu, Lawal Abdurraheem Maidoki and Nnodimele Onuigbo Atulomah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2243
  31. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted access to healthcare services in Canada. Research prior to the pandemic has found that depression and anxiety symptoms were associated with increased unmet healthcare needs. The...

    Authors: Jayati Khattar, Lauren E. Griffith, Aaron Jones, Vanessa De Rubeis, Margaret de Groh, Ying Jiang, Nicole E. Basta, Susan Kirkland, Christina Wolfson, Parminder Raina and Laura N. Anderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2242
  32. Social isolation and loneliness affect one in four older adults in many regions around the world. Social isolation and loneliness are shown to be associated with declines in physical and mental health. Interse...

    Authors: Mohamad Tarek Madani, Leen Madani, Elizabeth Tanjong Ghogomu, Simone Dahrouge, Paul C. Hébert, Clara Juando-Prats, Kate Mulligan and Vivian Welch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2241
  33. Sexual harassment (SH) in the workplace is prevalent and associated with poor health. Universities are large workplaces with complex formal and informal power relations, which may influence the prevalence of S...

    Authors: A. Agardh, G. Priebe, M. Emmelin, J. Palmieri, U. Andersson and P-O Östergren
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2240
  34. Sexual education is an international priority to promote sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and to reduce risky sexual behaviour. Experts recommend holistic and comprehensive SRH peer-led education.

    Authors: Anaïs Nuttall, Julien Mancini, Camille Lizin, Sabrina Hamzaoui, Sophie Mariotti, Héloïse Louesdon, Sophie Tardieu, Jean-Michel Viton, Jérôme Delotte and Florence Bretelle
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2239
  35. The novel COVID-19 pandemic threatened to disrupt access to human immunodeficiency (HIV) treatment for persons living with HIV (PLHIV), two-thirds of whom live in sub-Saharan Africa. To inform a health system ...

    Authors: Njekwa Mukamba, Anjali Sharma, Chanda Mwamba, Herbert Nyirenda, Marksman Foloko, Kasapo Lumbo, Katerina Christopoulos, Sandra Simbeza, Kombatende Sikombe, Charles B. Holmes, Elvin H. Geng, Izukanji Sikazwe, Carolyn Bolton-Moore and Laura K. Beres
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2238
  36. We aimed to evaluate the epidemiology of sepsis in secondary and tertiary hospitals in Beijing, China between 2012 and 2018 using information derived from the Beijing Public Health System.

    Authors: Dong-chen Guo, Hai-zhou Zhuang, Jin Lin, De-yuan Zhi and Mei-li Duan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2237
  37. UK Children generally fail to meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. Whole school approaches (WSA) have the potential to impact large numbers of children due to their ubiquitous nature for school wide im...

    Authors: Gareth Jones, Kim Longbon and Sarah Williams
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2236
  38. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a crucial global public health challenge disenfranchising women and girls from enjoying their fundamental human rights, thereby threatening their well-being. While the concept of...

    Authors: Kudakwashe Gracious Zinyemba and Khumbulani Hlongwana
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2235
  39. The health and development of children during their first year of full time school is known to impact their social, emotional, and academic capabilities throughout and beyond early education. Physical health, ...

    Authors: Wala Draidi Areed, Aiden Price, Kathryn Arnett and Kerrie Mengersen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2232
  40. Sick leave caused by common mental health disorders (CMD) is becoming more prevalent. For most people, work is essential for good mental and physical health. It is necessary to provide treatments that facilita...

    Authors: Marianne Tranberg Bjørndal, Fay Giæver, Bente Marianne Aschim, Ragne Gunnarsdatter Hole Gjengedal, Hilde Dallavara Lending, Bente Bull-Hansen, Marit Hannisdal and Odin Hjemdal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2231
  41. CCTs are currently being explored for HIV prevention among adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Southern Africa. However, little is known about how CCT geared towards adolescents’ influence peer relation...

    Authors: Makhosazane Nomhle Ndimande-Khoza, Fiona Scorgie, Sinead Delany-Moretlwe, Amanda Selin, Rhian Twine, Kathleen Kahn, Audrey Pettifor and Catherine MacPhail
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2230
  42. Promoting plant-rich diets, i.e., diets with significantly reduced amounts of animal products, including vegan and vegetarian, is a promising strategy to help address the dual environmental and health crises t...

    Authors: Anna Gavrieli, Sophie Attwood, Jonathan Wise, Eleanor Putnam-Farr, Paul Stillman, Scott Giambastiani, Jane Upritchard, Chavanne Hanson and Michiel Bakker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2229
  43. Since the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, the number of international students in the United States had been gradually increasing. However, the total numbers have begun to decrease since 2019–2020 sch...

    Authors: Chulwoo Park and Shannon Shimada
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2227

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