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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all aspects of the food system, including the retail grocery sector. We sought to (objective 1) document and (objective 2) analyze the policies implemented in the grocery sec...

    Authors: Natalie D. Riediger, Joyce J. Slater, Kelsey Mann, Bhanu Pilli, Hannah Derksen, Chantal Perchotte and Avery L. Penner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1237
  2. Excess body weight (EBW), herein defined as body mass index (BMI) ≥25 kg/m2, is a well-known modifiable risk factor for cancer and a pivotal vector for growing healthcare costs. We estimated the future (2030) fed...

    Authors: Leandro F. M. Rezende, Thainá Alves Malhão, Rafael da Silva Barbosa, Arthur Orlando Correa Schilithz, Ronaldo Corrêa Ferreira da Silva, Luciana Grucci Maya Moreira, Paula Aballo Nunes Machado, Bruna Pitasi Arguelhes and Maria Eduarda Leão Diogenes Melo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1236
  3. Although socioeconomic status (SES) has been shown to modify associations between the neighborhood built environment and physical activity, contradictory results exist. Objectives of this cross-sectional and l...

    Authors: Chelsea D. Christie, Christine M. Friedenreich, Jennifer E. Vena, Liam Turley and Gavin R. McCormack
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1233
  4. The Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic hit Brazil in 2015 and resulted in a generation of children at risk of congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). The social vulnerability of certain segments of the population contributed ...

    Authors: Marcos Paulo Almeida Souza, Márcio Santos da Natividade, Guilherme Loureiro Werneck and Darci Neves dos Santos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1231
  5. Childhood-juvenile obesity is a globally acknowledged public health issue. The school environment has been widely assessed because it is where adolescents stay longer during the day, and it may have impact on ...

    Authors: Maíra Macário de Assis, Lucia Helena Almeida Gratão, Thales Philipe Rodrigues da Silva, Nayhanne Gomes Cordeiro, Ariene Silva do Carmo, Cristiane de Freitas Cunha, Tatiana Resende Prado Rangel de Oliveira, Luana Lara Rocha and Larissa Loures Mendes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1229
  6. Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is an effective strategy to aid early cancer detection. However, the decision to undergo screening can be affected by a variety of factors. The aims of this study were to exam...

    Authors: Dorothy N. S. Chan, K. C. Choi, Doreen W. H. Au and Winnie K. W. So
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1228
  7. Prematurity and respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) are strongly associated. RDS continues to be an important contributor to neonatal mortality in low- and middle-income countries. This study aimed to identify...

    Authors: Ana Sílvia Scavacini Marinonio, Daniela Testoni Costa-Nobre, Milton Harumi Miyoshi, Rita de Cassia Xavier Balda, Kelsy Catherina Nema Areco, Tulio Konstantyner, Mandira Daripa Kawakami, Adriana Sanudo, Paulo Bandiera-Paiva, Rosa Maria Vieira de Freitas, Lilian Cristina Correia Morais, Mônica La Porte Teixeira, Bernadette Cunha Waldvogel, Maria Fernanda Branco de Almeida, Ruth Guinsburg and Carlos Roberto Veiga Kiffer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1226
  8. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) supports Americans with lower income to purchase dietary products at authorized retailers. This research aimed to evaluate SNAP-authorized retailers’ public...

    Authors: Bailey Houghtaling, Tessa Englund, Susan Chen, Nila Pradhananga, Vivica I. Kraak, Elena Serrano, Samantha M. Harden, George C. Davis and Sarah Misyak
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1225
  9. Maternal knowledge that motivates improvements in critical perinatal health behaviors has the potential to significantly reduce maternal and neonatal mortality. However, evidence-based health information often...

    Authors: Elizabeth Leonard, Zwannda Kwinda, Till Baernighausen, Mithilesh Dronavalli, Maya Adam and Yogan Pillay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1224
  10. The internet and social media are increasingly popular sources of health information for adolescents. Using online health information requires digital health literacy, consisting of literacy, analytical skills...

    Authors: Melody Taba, Tiffany B. Allen, Patrina H.Y. Caldwell, S. Rachel Skinner, Melissa Kang, Kirsten McCaffery and Karen M. Scott
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1223
  11. Mobile applications such as personalized tracking tools and food choice aids may enhance weight loss programs. We developed and assessed client preferences for the content, user interface, graphics, and logic ...

    Authors: Rina Agustina, Eka Febriyanti, Melyarna Putri, Meriza Martineta, Novi S. Hardiany, Dyah E. Mustikawati, Hanifa Hanifa and Anuraj H. Shankar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1221
  12. COVID-19 self-testing (ST) is an innovative strategy with the potential to increase the access and uptake of testing and ultimately to limit the spread of the virus. To maximize the uptake and reach of this pr...

    Authors: Ucheoma Nwaozuru, Chisom Obiezu-Umeh, Hassim Diallo, Danielle Graham, Guy-Lucien Whembolua, Marie Janeeca Bourgeau, Tiarney D. Ritchwood, LaRon E. Nelson, Thembekile Shato, Allison Mathews, Rhoda Moise, Maranda C. Ward, Jocelyn Raude, Aima A. Ahonkhai, Diane J. Young and Donaldson F. Conserve
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1220
  13. Ethnically minoritised people have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Emerging evidence suggests a lower uptake of the vaccine in ethnically minoritised people, particularly Black femal...

    Authors: Funlayo Odejinmi, Rebecca Mallick, Christina Neophytou, Kade Mondeh, Megan Hall, Claire Scrivener, Katie Tibble, Mary Turay-Olusile, Nandita Deo, Doreen Oforiwaa and Rita Osayimwen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1219
  14. The overwhelming outbreak of covid-19 has forced governments all over the world to consider different measures to face this challenging situation. A vitally important element to the declining transmission of v...

    Authors: Hamed Fattahi, Faeze Ghasemi Seproo and Arash Fattahi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1218
  15. Monitoring COVID-19 testing volumes and test positivity is an integral part of the response to the pandemic. We described the characteristics of individuals who were tested and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 d...

    Authors: Patrick Saunders-Hastings, Cindy Ke Zhou, Shayan Hobbi, Hui-Lee Wong, Patricia Lloyd, Eva Boyd, Nader Alawar, Tainya C. Clarke, Jeff Beers, Timothy Burrell and Azadeh Shoaibi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1217
  16. Diabetes as a leading cause of death imposes a heavy burden on health systems worldwide. This study investigated the trends in prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of diabetes among Iranian population ...

    Authors: Rahmkhoda Khodakarami, Zhaleh Abdi, Elham Ahmadnezhad, Ali Sheidaei and Mohsen Asadi-Lari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1216
  17. Obesity is an increasing health concern in Australia among adult and child populations alike and is often associated with other serious comorbidities. While the rise in the prevalence of childhood obesity has ...

    Authors: Cristy Brooks, Catherine Helson, Madalyn McCormack, Louise A Baur, Timothy Gill, Julie Green, Baki Billah, Paula Cronin, Anoop Johar, Jennifer Plaskett, Michelle Nolan, Monika Latanik and Andre M N Renzaho
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1215
  18. Risk factors contributing to sepsis-related mortality include clinical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease, and diabetes, all of which have also been shown to be associated with air...

    Authors: Trenton J. Honda, Fatemeh Kazemiparkouhi, Trenton D. Henry and Helen H. Suh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1214
  19. In Finland, local authorities (municipalities) provide many services, including sports and physical activity facilities such as pedestrian and bicycle ways and lanes, parks, sports arenas and pools. This study...

    Authors: Virpi Kuvaja-Köllner, Eila Kankaanpää, Johanna Laine, Katja Borodulin, Tomi Mäki-Opas and Hannu Valtonen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1213
  20. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is becoming one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide, including among Africans. Knowledge of the association between traditional risk factors and both diab...

    Authors: Ayuba Issaka, Adrian J. Cameron, Yin Paradies, William K. Bosu, Yèssito Corine N. Houehanou, Jean B. Kiwallo, Chea S. Wesseh, Dismand S. Houinato, Diarra J. P. Nazoum and Christopher Stevenson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1211
  21. With the accelerated global integration and the impact of climatic, ecological and social environmental changes, China will continue to face the challenge of the outbreak and spread of emerging infectious dise...

    Authors: Ruo-Nan Wang, Yue-Chi Zhang, Bo-Tao Yu, Yan-Ting He, Bei Li and Yi-Li Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1208
  22. Changes in Swedish university students’ lifestyle behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic are unknown. This study aimed to assess physical activity, sitting time, meal frequency and risk substance use (alcohol,...

    Authors: Kristina Larsson, Clara Onell, Klara Edlund, Henrik Källberg, Lena W. Holm, Tobias Sundberg and Eva Skillgate
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1207
  23. Maternal exposure to chemical fertilizer and disadvantaged maternal socio-economic status (SES) have been found to associate with increased risk of low birth weight (LBW). However, whether the two factors woul...

    Authors: Shiqi Lin, Jiajia Li, Jilei Wu, Fan Yang, Lijun Pei and Xuejun Shang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1206
  24. In an effort to improve population health, many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have expanded access to public primary care facilities and removed user fees for services in these facilities. However, ...

    Authors: Emma Clarke-Deelder, Doris Osei Afriyie, Mweene Nseluke, Felix Masiye and Günther Fink
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1205
  25. Over time, vaccination has been consolidated as one of the most cost effective and successful public health interventions and a right of every human being. This study aimed to assess the spatial dynamics of th...

    Authors: Nairmara Soares Pimentel Cunha, Sylvia Costa Lima Fahrat, Ricardo Alves de Olinda, Alfésio Luís Ferreira Braga, Carolina Luisa Alves Barbieri, Ysabely de Aguiar Pontes Pamplona and Lourdes Conceição Martins
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1204
  26. In 2016, we conducted a systematic review to assess the feasibility of treatment monitoring for people living with HIV (PLHIV) receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in low and middle-income countries (LMICs),...

    Authors: Minh D. Pham, Huy V. Nguyen, David Anderson, Suzanne Crowe and Stanley Luchters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1203
  27. As a response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the Irish government agreed to accept up to 4000 refugees for resettlement in Ireland in 2016. Prior to their arrival in Ireland, health screening was carried...

    Authors: Claire Collins, Ivana Pericin, James Larkin and Esperanza Diaz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1202
  28. The purpose of this review was to synthesize the empirical evidence of relevant studies related to preventive behaviors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic among children and adolescents. Further to this, we ...

    Authors: Feifei Li, Wei Liang, Ryan E. Rhodes, Yanping Duan, Xiang Wang, Borui Shang, Yide Yang, Jiao Jiao, Min Yang, Rashmi Supriya, Julien S. Baker and Longyan Yi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1201
  29. The COVID-19 outbreak has spread to almost every country around the world and caused more than 3 million deaths. The pandemic has triggered enormous disruption in people’s daily lives with profound impacts glo...

    Authors: Yixuan Zhao, Liana S. Leach, Erin Walsh, Philip J. Batterham, Alison L. Calear, Christine Phillips, Anna Olsen, Tinh Doan, Christine LaBond and Cathy Banwell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1200
  30. Tobacco consumption remains a public health issue and is one of the major causes of death in India. This study presents a validated conceptual model to assess the interaction between education, perceived appli...

    Authors: Mir Faeq Ali Quadri, Tenny John, Damanpreet Kaur, Maryam Nayeem, Mohammed Khaleel Ahmed, Ahmed M. Kamel, Santosh Kumar Tadakamadla, Vito Carlo Alberto Caponio and Lorenzo Lo Muzio
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1199
  31. Despite effective strategies to prevent substance use and substance use disorders among college students, challenges remain. As young adults’ preference for and comfortability with web-based technology continu...

    Authors: Bethany K. W. Rainisch, Linn Dahlman, Jorge Vigil and Myriam Forster
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1198
  32. The impact of adverse childhood experiences on substance use has been well reported, however, less well documented is looking at the comparison of youth and adult substance use and their respective adverse chi...

    Authors: Shiyou Wu, Sarah Lindstrom Johnson, Wendy Wolfersteig, Marisol Juarez Diaz and Maria Aguilar-Amaya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1197
  33. Job crafting is associated with positive work–related outcomes, but its effects on nonwork–related outcomes are unclear. The conservation of resources theory informed the hypotheses that work–nonwork facilitat...

    Authors: Yanwei Shi, Dan Li, Nan Zhang, Ping Jiang, Deng Yuling, Julan Xie and Jun Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1196
  34. Symptom management self-efficacy is a prerequisite for individuals to fully manage their symptoms. The literature reports associations between engagement with healthcare providers (HCPs), internalized stigma, ...

    Authors: Wei-Ti Chen, Chengshi Shiu, Lin Zhang and Hongxin Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1195
  35. Among people affected by Hurricane Harvey, we assessed experiences and perceptions (e.g., knowledge, attitudes, and practices) regarding mold and its impact on health and elicited participants’ opinions about ...

    Authors: Pooja Gandhi, LaQuita Malone, Samantha Williams, Callie Hall, Kirstin Short, Kaitlin Benedict and Mitsuru Toda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1194
  36. For decades, dominant weight discourses have led to physical, mental, and social health consequences for young women in larger bodies. While ample literature has documented why these discourses are problematic, k...

    Authors: Alexa R. Ferdinands, Tara-Leigh F. McHugh, Kate Storey and Kim D. Raine
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1193
  37. Harmful alcohol use by 5–8-year-old children has been identified in Mbale District, Uganda. To further examine this finding, the present study explores the experiences and perceptions of community members rega...

    Authors: V. Skylstad, I. M. S. Engebretsen, S. J. Nalugya, C. Opesen, G. Ndeezi, E. S. Okello, K. M. Moland, J. K. Tumwine and A. M. S. Skar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1192
  38. Serious psychological distress (SPD) is common and more prevalent in women, older adults, and individuals with a low-income. Prior studies have highlighted the role of low neighborhood social cohesion (nSC) in...

    Authors: Lauren R. Gullett, Dana M. Alhasan, Symielle A. Gaston, W. Braxton Jackson II, Ichiro Kawachi and Chandra L. Jackson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1191
  39. Cash transfer (CT) programs are an important type of social protection meant to reduce poverty. Whether CT programs increase the risk of overweight and obesity is unclear. The objective was to characterize the...

    Authors: Richard D. Semba, James Manley, Lori Rosman, Nihaal Rahman and Martin W. Bloem
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1190
  40. Sickness absence and rehabilitation processes can be challenging for an individual. At a time of generally reduced capacity, the individual must comprehend and navigate through several options. The aim of this...

    Authors: Christina Andersson, Annika Jakobsson, Gunilla Priebe, Mikael Elf, Robin Fornazar and Gunnel Hensing
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1189
  41. Non-communicable diseases have risen markedly over the last decade. A phenomenon that was mainly endemic in high-income countries has now visibly encroached on low and middle-income settings. A major contribut...

    Authors: Rosemary M. Musuva, Louise Foley, Pamela Wadende, Oliver Francis, Charles Lwanga, Eleanor Turner-Moss, Vincent Were and Charles Obonyo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1186
  42. The capability set for work questionnaire (CSWQ) is being used to measure the new model of sustainable employability building on the capability approach. However, previous studies on the psychometric propertie...

    Authors: Sait Gürbüz, Margot C. W. Joosen, Dorien T. A. M. Kooij, Arnold B. Bakker, Jac J. L. van der Klink and Evelien P. M. Brouwers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1184
  43. Rapid mutation of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus is sweeping the world and delaying the full reopening of society. Acceleration of the vaccination process may be the key...

    Authors: Yinliang Tan, Zhilan Xie, Ying Qian, Jie Gu, Yundan Bai, Xiaoqing Gu, Zheng Ye, Jianmin Feng and Jiaoling Huang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1182
  44. The populations of many countries—including Malaysia—are rapidly growing older, causing a shift in leading causes of disease and death. In such rapidly ageing populations, it is critical to monitor trends in b...

    Authors: Yee Mang Chan, Shubash Shander Ganapathy, LeeAnn Tan, Nazirah Alias, Nur Hamizah Nasaruddin and Wan-Fei Khaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1181

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