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  1. The proportion of women with family planning needs increased from 74 to 76% between 2000 and 2019, and this improvement has not transcended to a fertility rate stall or decrease in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In...

    Authors: Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Agani Afaya, Kobi V. Ajayi, Abimbola Ojo and Oluwatobi Abel Alawode
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2141
  2. After emerging in China, the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quickly spread to all parts of the country and became a global public health emergency. The Chinese government immediately took a series o...

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Shuman Tao, Yang Qu, Xingyue Mou, Hong Gan, Panfeng Zhou, Zhuoyan Zhu, Xiaoyan Wu and Fangbiao Tao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2140
  3. What leads healthy people to enter in a volunteer register for clinical trials? This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the decision to volunteer in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine and ...

    Authors: Marco Terraneo, Valeria Quaglia, Giampaolo Nuvolati, Marco Bani, Selena Russo, Maria Grazia Strepparava, Serena Capici, Rebecca Cavaliere and Marina Elena Cazzaniga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2137
  4. Insomnia and suicidal thoughts are two of the negative impacts that have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Identifying the factors that contribute to these psychological problems may help develop strategie...

    Authors: Yi-Hsuan Lin, Jung-Sheng Chen, Po-Ching Huang, Mei-Yun Lu, Carol Strong, Chung-Ying Lin, Mark D. Griffiths and Nai-Ying Ko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2135
  5. Many pregnant women and parents have concerns about vaccines. This analysis examined the impact of MomsTalkShots, an individually tailored educational application, on vaccine attitudes of pregnant women and mo...

    Authors: Matthew Z. Dudley, Saad B. Omer, Sean T. O’Leary, Rupali J. Limaye, Mallory K. Ellingson, Christine I. Spina, Sarah E. Brewer, Robert A. Bednarczyk, Allison T. Chamberlain, Fauzia Malik, Paula M. Frew, Cathy Church-Balin, Laura E. Riley, Kevin A. Ault, Walter A. Orenstein, Neal A. Halsey…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2134
  6. Vaccination reduces the overall burden of COVID-19, while its allocation procedure may introduce additional health inequality, since populations characterized with certain social vulnerabilities have received ...

    Authors: Ying Chen, Lanwei Zhang, Tenglong Li and Li Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2131
  7. Public health recommendations and governmental restrictions during the COVID-19 epidemic have affect everyday life. This study aimed to examine temporal changes in health-related lifestyle and the accumulation...

    Authors: Tuija Jääskeläinen, Tommi Härkänen, Peppi Haario, Elina Isosaari and Annamari Lundqvist
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2130
  8. Communication on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) between caregivers and their young adolescent children plays a significant role in shaping attitudes and behaviours that are critical to laying the foundat...

    Authors: Cecilia Akatukwasa, Viola N. Nyakato, Dorcus Achen, Elizabeth Kemigisha, Daniel Atwine, Wendo Mlahagwa, Stella Neema, Gad Ndaruhutse Ruzaaza, Gily Coene, Godfrey Z. Rukundo and Kristien Michielsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2129
  9. The present study describes the effectiveness of a complex intervention that addresses multiple lifestyles to promote healthy behaviours in increasing adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MD). 

    Authors: Jose I. Recio-Rodriguez, Luis Garcia-Ortiz, Irene A. Garcia-Yu, Cristina Lugones-Sanchez, Edurne Zabaleta-del Olmo, Bonaventura Bolibar, Marc Casajuana-Closas, Tomas Lopez-Jimenez, Joan Llobera, Rafel Ramos, Haizea Pombo, Emma Motrico, Montserrat Gil-Girbau, Fatima Lopez-Mendez, Francisco Represas-Carrera and Jose A. Maderuelo-Fernandez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2127
  10. Exclusive use of hygienic methods (sanitary napkins, locally prepared napkins, tampons, and menstrual cups) to prevent the visibility of bloodstains during menstruation is still considerably low among adolesce...

    Authors: Aditya Singh, Mahashweta Chakrabarty, Shivani Singh, Rakesh Chandra, Sourav Chowdhury and Anshika Singh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2126
  11. The spread of contradictory health information was a hallmark of the early COVID-19 pandemic. Because of a limited understanding of the disease, its mode of transmission, and its pathogenicity, the public turn...

    Authors: Maha Farid, Rania Talaat, Valerie Pacino, Hyo Jung Tak and Wael ElRayes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2125
  12. Understanding the risk perceptions of the public is central for risk communications and infodemic management during emergency and preparedness planning as people’s behavior depends on how they perceive the rel...

    Authors: Anna-Leena Lohiniva, Annika Pensola, Suvi Hyökki, Jonas Sivelä and Tuukka Tammi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2124
  13. Due to the vast socioeconomic diversity among its residents, studying health inequality in India is of particular interest. This study aimed to investigate the wealth-based inequalities in physical frailty and...

    Authors: Priya Saravanakumar, Arun Balachandran, T. Muhammad, Drishti Drishti and Shobhit Srivastava
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2123
  14. All patients who underwent curative resection for colorectal cancer (CRC) are frequently reviewed in tertiary institutions to ensure timely detection of any disease recurrence. There has been no local study th...

    Authors: Gretel Jianlin Wong, Jerrald Lau, Emily Chew, Wen-Min Chow, Julia Choo and Ker-Kan Tan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2122
  15. The HIV epidemic still high among key-populations in Brazil, especially among transgender women (TGW). The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of HIV infection among TGW and to analyze factors ...

    Authors: Beo Oliveira Leite, Laio Magno, Fabiane Soares, Sarah MacCarthy, Sandra Brignol, Francisco Inácio Bastos and Inês Dourado
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2120
  16. Influenza is associated with a decline in functional abilities among Canadian older adults, although specific impacts on daily life have not been fully explored.

    Authors: Nancy M. Waite, Jennifer A. Pereira, Sherilyn K. D. Houle, Vladimir Gilca and Melissa K. Andrew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2119
  17. Societies have always struggled with violence, but recently there has been a push to understand violence as a public health issue. This idea has unified professionals in medicine, epidemiological, and psycholo...

    Authors: Anna Sisk, Patricia Bamwine, Judy Day and Nina Fefferman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2118
  18. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and could be prevented by human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination. Cervarix, the first available HPV vaccine, has been widely administrated to Chinese wo...

    Authors: Zhike Liu, Pei Li, Xueyang Zeng, Xiaoying Yao, Yexiang Sun, Hongbo Lin, Peng Shen, Feng Sun and Siyan Zhan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2117
  19. An estimated 1.8 billion children live in countries where COVID-19 disrupted violence prevention and response. It is important to understand how government policies to contain COVID-19 impacted children’s abil...

    Authors: Ilan Cerna-Turoff, Robert Nyakuwa, Ellen Turner, Charles Muchemwa Nherera, Tendai Nhenga-Chakarisa and Karen Devries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2116
  20. India is home to about 12% of the world's tobacco users, with about 1.35 million tobacco-related deaths each year. The morbidity and mortality rates are socially patterned based on gender, rural vs. urban resi...

    Authors: Shoba Ramanadhan, Ziming Xuan, Jasmin Choi, Sitara L. Mahtani, Sara Minsky, Himanshu Gupte, Gauri Mandal, Dinesh Jagiasi and Kasisomayajula Viswanath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2115
  21. Tackling infodemics with flooding misinformation is key to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet only a few studies have attempted to understand the characteristics of the people who believe in misinformation.

    Authors: Sooyoung Kim, Ariadna Capasso, Shahmir H. Ali, Tyler Headley, Ralph J. DiClemente and Yesim Tozan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2114
  22. The first wave of COVID-19 during April to July 2020 in Singapore largely affected the migrant workers living in residential dormitories. A government taskforce working with dormitory operators, employers and ...

    Authors: Zoe Jane-Lara Hildon, Chitra Panchapakesan, Md Tahmid Hasan, Nazrana Khaled, Alyssa Yenyi Chan, Shilpi Tripathi, Melvyn Chung Pheng Wong, May O. Lwin, Mark Chen I-Cheng and Kaosar Afsana
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2113
  23. Since 2009, Morocco has been implementing the Maternal Death Surveillance System (MDSS). The results obtained indicate significant regional variations in terms of implementation stage, completeness of maternal...

    Authors: Saloua Abouchadi, Isabelle Godin, Wei-Hong Zhang and Vincent De Brouwere
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2111
  24. Public health tools like the Go Wish card game from the US, have been found useful to support people in reflecting on their end-of-life preferences, but a cultural adaptation is essential for their success. In...

    Authors: Charlèss Dupont, Tinne Smets, Fanny Monnet, Malin Eneslätt, Carol Tishelman and Lieve Van den Block
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2110
  25. Public health guidelines state that all adults should undertake muscle and bone strengthening and balance training activities at least twice a week to support their physical function and maintain independent h...

    Authors: Nick Cavill, Gill Cowburn, Russell Jago and Charlie Foster
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2109
  26. Floods are the most frequently occurring natural disaster and constitute a significant public health risk. Several operational satellite-based flood detection systems quantify flooding extent, but it is unclea...

    Authors: Winfred Dotse-Gborgbortsi, Duah Dwomoh, Moses Asamoah, Faustina Twumwaa Gyimah, Mawuli Dzodzomenyo, Chengxiu Li, George Akowuah, Anthony Ofosu and Jim Wright
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2108
  27. Fever is one of the warning signs of poor health in children. Care-seeking in febrile children is importance in reducing child deaths and morbidity. This care-seeking by parents in children with fever is howev...

    Authors: Gountante Kombate, Gbènonminvo Enoch Cakpo, Komi Ameko Azianu, Matè Alonyenyo Labité and Marianne A. B. van der Sande
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2107
  28. During the five waves of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic so far, German early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres implemented various protective measures, such as wearing a face mask, fixed children-staff grou...

    Authors: Franz Neuberger, Mariana Grgic, Udo Buchholz, Hanna Lena Maly-Motta, Sina Fackler, Ann-Sophie Lehfeld, Walter Haas, Bernhard Kalicki and Susanne Kuger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2106
  29. Given the increasing blood cancer incidence in Tunisia and recent discoveries proving the involvement of environmental factors, this study examined the environmental health literacy (EHL) of Tunisian secondary...

    Authors: Foued Maaoui, Imen Moumni, France Arboix-Calas, Ines Safra and Samia Menif
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2105
  30. The composite coverage index (CCI) provides an integrated perspective towards universal health coverage in the context of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Given the sample design of most house...

    Authors: Leonardo Z. Ferreira, C. Edson Utazi, Luis Huicho, Kristine Nilsen, Fernando P. Hartwig, Andrew J. Tatem and Aluisio J. D. Barros
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2104
  31. For many industrial workers, occupational injuries are a common health and safety concern. However, sufficient information on the economic costs and predictors of occupation-related injuries from the perspecti...

    Authors: Mitiku Bonsa Debela, Muluken Azage, Negussie Deyessa and Achenef Motbainor Begosaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2103
  32. The concept of physical literacy (PL) has been advocated as a crucial determinant for increasing the quality and quantity of movement and physical activity (PA). Children’s PL has been rarely compared across c...

    Authors: Ming Hui Li, Vasiliki Kaioglou, Rui Si Ma, Siu Ming Choi, Fotini Venetsanou and Raymond Kim Wai Sum
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2102
  33. Diet is important for chronic disease management, with limited research understanding dietary choices among those with multi-morbidity, the state of having 2 or more chronic conditions.

    Authors: Iben M. Ricket, Jeremiah R. Brown, Todd A. MacKenzie, Yu Ma, Dhruv Grewal, Kusum L. Ailawadi and Jennifer A. Emond
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2101
  34. Obesity and unemployment are complex social and health issues with underlying causes that are interconnected. While a clear link has been established, there is lack of evidence on the underlying causal pathway...

    Authors: Sophia D. Amenyah, Diane Waters, Wen Tang, Lee-Ann Fenge and Jane L. Murphy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2100
  35. With the prompt administration of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines, highly vaccinated countries have begun to lift their stringent control measures. However, considering the spread of highly transm...

    Authors: Sung-mok Jung, Kyungmin Huh, Munkhzul Radnaabaatar and Jaehun Jung
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2098
  36. Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have severe negative impacts on childhood and adult health via worsened school engagement and educational outcomes. This study seeks to identify the relative importance...

    Authors: Nathaniel J. Webb, Thaddeus L. Miller and Erica L. Stockbridge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2096
  37. Family carers of people with profound and multiple intellectual disabilities (PMID) experienced a reduction in healthcare services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many subsequently turned to Non-Governmental Org...

    Authors: M. A. Linden, T. Forbes, M. Brown, L. Marsh, M. Truesdale, E. McCann, S. Todd and N. Hughes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2095
  38. Orang Asli, the indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia, is a minority population and placed behind in terms of socioeconomy, education and health. The Malaysian government has supported Orang Asli since the ...

    Authors: Muhammad Hilmi Mahmud, Ummi Mirza Baharudin and Zaleha Md Isa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2090
  39. Assessment of occupational exposures is an integral component of population-based studies investigating the epidemiology of occupational diseases. However, all the available methods for exposure assessment hav...

    Authors: Rajni Rai, Lin Fritschi, Deborah C Glass, Nidup Dorji and Sonia El-Zaemey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2089
  40. Globally, 11.4 million untreated obstetric complications did not receive Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care (EmONC) services yearly, with the highest burden in low and middle-income countries. Half of the Et...

    Authors: Mihiretu Alemayehu, Bereket Yakob and Nelisiwe Khuzwayo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2087
  41. Unintentional injuries to children are a major public health problem. The online social media is a potential way to implement health education for caregivers in online communities. Using WeChat, a free and pop...

    Authors: Yuheng Feng, Xueqi Ma, Qi Zhang, Ruo Jiang, Jun Lu, Kaiyue Chen, Huiping Wang, Qinghua Xia, Jicui Zheng, Jingwei Xia and Xiaohong Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2086

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