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  1. Social determinants have a significant impact on children’s development and their abilities and capacities, especially in early childhood. They can bring about inequity in living conditions of children and, as...

    Authors: Omolbanin Atashbahar, Ali Akbari Sari, Amirhossein Takian, Alireza Olyaeemanesh, Efat Mohamadi and Sayyed Hamed Barakati
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1149
  2. Sexual violence is a growing issue faced across diverse South Asian American communities under the backdrop of a distinct religious and cultural environment that intersects with the ability to prevent and mana...

    Authors: Sahnah Lim, Shahmir H. Ali, Sadia Mohaimin, Ritu Dhar, Moitrayee Dhar, Farzana Rahman, Liza Roychowdhury, Tanzeela Islam and Nadia Islam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1147
  3. This study presents the development of a workplace intervention to strengthen supervisor’s support for employees with common mental health problems (CMHP). CMHP have been increasing over the last years, result...

    Authors: Suzanne G. M. van Hees, Bouwine E. Carlier, Roland W. B. Blonk and Shirley Oomens
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1146
  4. Public health measures such as physical distancing and distance learning have been implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 related knowledge deficit can increase fear that leads to negative mental h...

    Authors: Neamin M. Berhe, Sarah Van de Velde, Fatemeh Rabiee-Khan, Claudia van der Heijde, Peter Vonk, Veerle Buffel, Edwin Wouters and Guido Van Hal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1144
  5. Screen behaviours are highly prevalent in young people and excessive screen use may pose a risk to physical and mental health. Understanding the timing and social settings in which young people accumulate scre...

    Authors: Elli Kontostoli, Andy P. Jones and Andrew J. Atkin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1143
  6. The damage COVID-19 has caused interms of mortalities, economic breakdown and social disruption is immense. The COVID-19 vaccine has been one of the efficient prevention strategies so far in preventing the pan...

    Authors: Hanna Defar Hassen, Mengistu Welde and Mesay Moges Menebo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1142
  7. Globally, South Africa hosts the highest number of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and the unique legacy of internal labour migration continues to be a major driver of the regional epidemic, interrupting treatm...

    Authors: Armstrong Dzomba, Hae-Young Kim, Andrew Tomita, Alain Vandormael, Kaymarlin Govender and Frank Tanser
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1141
  8. To promote healthy aging, the information about the development of quality of life (QoL) is of great importance. However, the explorations of the heterogeneity in the change of QoL under the Chinese context we...

    Authors: Xitong Huang, Minqiang Zhang, Junyan Fang, Qing Zeng, Jinqing Wang and Jia Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1139
  9. Cigarette smoking, secondhand cigarette smoke (SHS) exposure, and e-cigarette use (“vaping”) are each associated with increased rates of depressive symptoms and other internalizing mental health disorders. The...

    Authors: Kayla Rae Farrell, Michael Weitzman, Emma Karey, Teresa K. Y. Lai, Terry Gordon and Shu Xu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1138
  10. Reduced meat consumption benefits human and planetary health. Modelling studies have demonstrated the significant health and environmental gains that could be achieved through fiscal measures targeting meat. A...

    Authors: R. E. Vellinga, M. Eykelenboom, M. R. Olthof, I. H. M. Steenhuis, R. de Jonge and E. H. M. Temme
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1137
  11. The high prevalence of obesity is a serious problem, and sleep is considered to be a factor for obesity. This study aimed to examine the relationship between sleep duration, sleep quality, and weight status am...

    Authors: Huan Chen, Li-Juan Wang, Fei Xin, Guo Liang and Yuan Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1136
  12. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are relatively new tobacco products that are attracting public attention due to their unique features, especially their many flavor options and their potential as an altern...

    Authors: Eunhee Park, Misol Kwon, Thomas Chacko, Yanjun Zhou, Chiahui Chen, Maciej L. Goniewicz, Chin-Shang Li and Yu-Ping Chang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1135
  13. Rates of preterm birth are substantial with significant inequalities. Understanding the role of risk factors on the pathway from maternal socioeconomic status (SES) to preterm birth can help inform interventio...

    Authors: Philip McHale, Gillian Maudsley, Andy Pennington, Daniela K. Schlüter, Ben Barr, Shantini Paranjothy and David Taylor-Robinson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1134
  14. Mental disorders are highly prevalent in older people, being depression a predominant disorder. Evidence points to a possible relationship between depression and violence against older people. Nonetheless, the...

    Authors: Felismina Mendes, Joana Pereira, Otília Zangão, Catarina Pereira and Jorge Bravo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 21(Suppl 2):2335

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  15. The high prevalence of tobacco use in Pakistan poses a substantial health and economic burden to Pakistani individuals, families, and society. However, a comprehensive assessment of the key risk factors of tob...

    Authors: Faiqa Zubair, Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain, Ting Zhao, Hasnat Ahmad and Rasheda Khanam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1133
  16. This work aims to analyse the prevalence of excess weight in Brazil to demonstrate the nutritional transition that is occurring. The data mobilized in the research are from the Food and Nutritional Surveillanc...

    Authors: Marcia Domênica Cunico Barancelli, Marcio Gazolla and Sergio Schneider
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1131
  17. Nigeria has one of the highest under-five mortality rates in the world. Identifying the causes of these deaths is crucial to inform changes in policy documents, design and implementation of appropriate interve...

    Authors: Adeyinka Odejimi, John Quinley, George Ikechi Eluwa, Michael Kunnuji, Robinson Daniel Wammanda, William Weiss, Femi James, Mustapha Bello, Adenike Ogunlewe, Rebekah King and Ana Claudia Franca-Koh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1130
  18. Unhealthy snacking habits in adolescents are typically triggered by obesogenic food environments and possibly perpetuated through interactions between socio-environmental factors and personal perceptions, atti...

    Authors: Panchali Moitra and Jagmeet Madan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1129
  19. Influenza vaccination coverage rate among the elderly is low in China. We aimed to evaluate the impact of video-led educational intervention on influenza vaccine uptake among the Chinese elderly.

    Authors: Minghuan Jiang, Xuelin Yao, Pengchao Li, Yu Fang, Liuxin Feng, Khezar Hayat, Xinke Shi, Yilin Gong, Jin Peng and Naveel Atif
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1128
  20. Despite a maturing literature on the association between subjective wellbeing (SWB) and mental condition, little is known regarding the happiness–physical health relation in China, among middle-aged and elderl...

    Authors: Dong Wang, Hongxia Gao, Xin Xu, Dan Han, Kuan Yi and Guilin Hou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1127
  21. Arterial hypertension (aHT) is the leading cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor in sub-Saharan Africa; it remains, however, underdiagnosed, and undertreated. Community-based care services could potentially...

    Authors: Lucia González Fernández, Emmanuel Firima, Elena Robinson, Fabiola Ursprung, Jacqueline Huber, Alain Amstutz, Ravi Gupta, Felix Gerber, Joalane Mokhohlane, Thabo Lejone, Irene Ayakaka, Hongyi Xu and Niklaus Daniel Labhardt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1126
  22. Several published studies have reported an association between participation in a food assistance program and greater prevalence of overweight/obesity. Our aim was to compare nutritional status and nutrient co...

    Authors: Raiane Medeiros Costa, Ingrid Wilza Leal Bezerra, Karina Gomes Torres, Gabriela Santana Pereira, Anissa Melo de Souza and Antonio Gouveia Oliveira
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1125
  23. Since COVID-19 first appeared in the United States (US) in January 2020, US states have pursued a wide range of policies to mitigate the spread of the virus and its economic ramifications. Without unified fede...

    Authors: Alexandra Skinner, Kelsey Flannery, Kristen Nocka, Jacob Bor, Lorraine T. Dean, Jonathan Jay, Sarah Ketchen Lipson, Megan B. Cole, Emily A. Benfer, Rachel Scheckman, Will Raderman, David K. Jones and Julia Raifman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1124
  24. Lead has been associated with adverse health effects, especially neurocognitive and behavioural effects, in children. Communities living close to mining land are at risk of elevated exposure to lead.

    Authors: Charlotte Mokoatle, Angela Mathee, Renee Street and Vusumuzi Nkosi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1123
  25. Adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV, ages 10–19) experience complex barriers to care engagement. Challenges surrounding HIV status disclosure or non-disclosure to adolescents may contribute to adolescent diseng...

    Authors: Judith J. Toromo, Edith Apondi, Winstone M. Nyandiko, Mark Omollo, Salim Bakari, Josephine Aluoch, Rami Kantor, J. Dennis Fortenberry, Kara Wools-Kaloustian, Batya Elul, Rachel C. Vreeman and Leslie A. Enane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1122
  26. The diet’s role in developing psychological disorders has been considered by researchers in recent years.

    Authors: Shamim Shams-Rad, Reza Bidaki, Azadeh Nadjarzadeh, Amin Salehi-Abargouei, Barbora de Courten and Masoud Mirzaei
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1121
  27. Debuting sexual intercourse marks exposure to pregnancy or fatherhood and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), sexual debut varies according to cultural, religiou...

    Authors: Van Kính Nguyen and Jeffrey W. Eaton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1120
  28. Despite the vulnerabilities associated with the youth migration process, knowledge on the drivers of risky sexual behaviour among migrant street youth is limited. This study sought to explore the pathways driv...

    Authors: Mulekya Francis Bwambale, Deborah Birungi, Cheryl A. Moyer, Paul Bukuluki and Bart van den Borne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1119
  29. Type of occupation has been linked to early antenatal care visits whereby women in different occupation categories tend to have different timing for antenatal care visits. Different occupations require varying...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Francis Sambah, Linus Baatiema, Joseph Kojo Oduro, Eugene Budu, Francis Appiah and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1118
  30. As the amount of solid waste generated by households in Ghana continues to grow, policy makers are preoccupied with finding better means of managing these solid wastes. To this end, a number of studies have be...

    Authors: Mustapha Immurana, Kwame Godsway Kisseih, Mbanba Ziblilla Yakubu and Hadrat Mohammed Yusif
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1117
  31. Multimorbidity among older adults, which is associated with added functional decline and higher health care utilization and mortality, has become increasingly common with the dramatic acceleration of ageing in...

    Authors: Siyue Han, Guangju Mo, Tianjing Gao, Qing Sun, Huaqing Liu and Min Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1116
  32. Health information avoidance is common in real life, but because it is not always conducive to health promotion and maintenance, people often actively switch to health information acquisition. Understanding th...

    Authors: Haixia Sun, Jiao Li, Ying Cheng, Xuelian Pan, Liu Shen and Weina Hua
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1115
  33. Pneumoconiosis refers to a class of serious diseases threatening the health of workers exposed to coal or silicosis dust. However, the burden of pneumoconiosis is unavailable in China.

    Authors: Jie Li, Peng Yin, Haidong Wang, Lijun Wang, Jinling You, Jiangmei Liu, Yunning Liu, Wei Wang, Xiao Zhang, Piye Niu and Maigeng Zhou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1114
  34. Non-pharmaceutical interventions have been implemented around the world to control Covid-19 transmission. Their general effect on reducing virus transmission is proven, but they can also be negative to mental ...

    Authors: Jonathan Stokes, Alex James Turner, Laura Anselmi, Marcello Morciano and Thomas Hone
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1113
  35. Fidelity assessment of behaviour change interventions is vital to understanding trial outcomes. This study assesses the delivery fidelity of behaviour change techniques used in the Retirement in ACTion (REACT)...

    Authors: Rosina Cross, Colin J. Greaves, Janet Withall, W. Jack. Rejeski and Afroditi Stathi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1112
  36. Engagement in multiple substance use risk behaviours such as tobacco smoking, alcohol and drug use during adolescence can result in adverse health and social outcomes. The impact of interventions that address ...

    Authors: Laura Tinner, Jennifer C Palmer, E. Caitlin Lloyd, Deborah M Caldwell, Georgie J MacArthur, Kaiseree Dias, Rebecca Langford, James Redmore, Linda Wittkop, Sarah Holmes Watkins, Matthew Hickman and Rona Campbell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1111
  37. While reducing inequity in health service utilization is an important goal of China’s health system, it has been widely acknowledged that a huge number of rural migrant workers cannot be effectually protected ...

    Authors: Dan Li, Jian Zhang, Jinjuan Yang, Yongjian Xu, Ruoxi Lyu, Lichen Zhong and Xiao Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1110
  38. Age-standardised noncommunicable disease (NCD) mortality and the proportion of the elderly population in Latvia are high, while public health and health care systems are underresourced. The emerging COVID-19 p...

    Authors: Inese Gobiņa, Andris Avotiņš, Una Kojalo, Ieva Strēle, Santa Pildava, Anita Villeruša and Ģirts Briģis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1109
  39. To identify the impact of COVID-19 measures on sexual behaviors and sexual satisfaction in Luxembourg residents.

    Authors: Vinicius Jobim Fischer, Raquel Gómez Bravo, Alice Einloft Brunnet, Kristien Michielsen, Joseph D. Tucker, Linda Campbell and Claus Vögele
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1108
  40. Chlamydia trachomatis (chlamydia) is a common, frequently asymptomatic, sexually transmitted infection. It can result in severe sequelae, such as ectopic pregnancy and infertility. In Germany, chlamydia is not no...

    Authors: Martyna Gassowski, Christina Poethko-Müller, Martin Schlaud, Andrea Sailer, Kerstin Dehmel, Viviane Bremer, Sandra Dudareva and Klaus Jansen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1107
  41. The COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably affected children and their families. This study examines the impact of the COVID-19 measures in children with chronic somatic conditions (CSC) and their parents and compar...

    Authors: Anne Krijger, Karolijn Dulfer, Hedy van Oers, Lorynn Teela, Brita de Jong-van Kempen, Anne van Els, Lotte Haverman and Koen Joosten
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1106
  42. Access to prevention options, including HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), remains a public health priority for gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), especially in London. We describe PrE...

    Authors: Dana Ogaz, Louise Logan, Tyrone J. Curtis, Lorraine McDonagh, Luis Guerra, Daniel Bradshaw, Poorvi Patel, Chiara Macri, Gary Murphy, O. Noel Gill, Anne M. Johnson, Anthony Nardone and Fiona Burns
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1105
  43. Informal care is vital to many people with severe mental illness under normal circumstances. Little is known about how extraordinary circumstances affect relatives with a family member with mental illness. Thi...

    Authors: Erlend Mork, Sofie R. Aminoff, Elizabeth Ann Barrett, Carmen Simonsen, Wenche ten Velden Hegelstad, Trine Vik Lagerberg, Ingrid Melle and Kristin Lie Romm
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1104
  44. To estimate the prevalence, socio-demographic determinants, common disease combinations, and health impact of multimorbidity among a young rural population.

    Authors: Priti Gupta, Shivani A. Patel, Hanspria Sharma, Prashant Jarhyan, Rakshit Sharma, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Nikhil Tandon and Sailesh Mohan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1101
  45. Girls’ menstrual experiences impact their social and educational participation, physical and psychological health. We conducted a pilot study to assess the acceptability and feasibility of a multi-component in...

    Authors: Mahbub-Ul Alam, Farhana Sultana, Erin C. Hunter, Peter J. Winch, Leanne Unicomb, Supta Sarker, Mehjabin Tishan Mahfuz, Abdullah Al-Masud, Mahbubur Rahman and Stephen P. Luby
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1100

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