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  1. The relationship between inadequate sleep duration and hypertension risk has been established in the general population, but there is a gap in the literature on predictors of habitual sleep duration in adults ...

    Authors: Everlyne G. Ogugu, Sheryl L. Catz, Janice F. Bell, Christiana Drake, Julie T. Bidwell and James E. Gangwisch

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:43

    Content type: Research

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  2. COVID-19 has developed into a worldwide pandemic which was accompanied by an «infodemic» consisting of much false and misleading information. To cope with these new challenges, health literacy plays an essenti...

    Authors: Saskia Maria De Gani, Fabian Marc Pascal Berger, Elena Guggiari and Rebecca Jaks

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:42

    Content type: Research

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  3. Extreme, prolonged wildfire smoke (WFS) events are becoming increasingly frequent phenomena across the Western United States. Rural communities, dependent on contributions of nature to people’s quality of life...

    Authors: Anna Humphreys, Elizabeth G. Walker, Gregory N. Bratman and Nicole A. Errett

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:41

    Content type: Research

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  4. Children with disabilities often engage in less than the recommended amount of daily physical activity (PA). Classroom-based PA breaks are a favourable method of promoting PA for children. However, evaluations...

    Authors: Chloe Emonson, Nicole Papadopoulos, Nicole Rinehart, Ana Mantilla, Ian Fuelscher, Lynne M. Boddy, Caterina Pesce and Jane McGillivray

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:40

    Content type: Research

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  5. The well-being of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals is a topic of increasing concern within the military where significant institutional barriers, targeted aggression, and differential organizationa...

    Authors: Felicia R. Carey, Isabel G. Jacobson, Keren Lehavot, Cynthia A. LeardMann, Claire A. Kolaja, Valerie A. Stander and Rudolph P. Rull

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:39

    Content type: Research

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  6. To date, no research has investigated social determinants of leisure time physical activity through the lens of intersectionality in a low- and middle-income country. Therefore, the aim of this study was to ex...

    Authors: Gregore I. Mielke, Deborah C. Malta, Bruno P. Nunes and John Cairney

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:36

    Content type: Research

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  7. Globally, the number of digital health solutions is increasing, but they are not always designed with access and utilisation for people with impairments in mind. Development efforts have often not included the...

    Authors: Silje Havrevold Henni, Sigurd Maurud, Kristin Skeide Fuglerud and Anne Moen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:35

    Content type: Research

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  8. Self-care health interventions are innovative approaches for improving health and achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Men who have sex with men (MSM) have been disproportionately affected by Hu...

    Authors: Adekemi Sekoni, Waimar Tun, Osasuyi Dirisu, Temitope Ladi-Akinyemi, Elizabeth Shoyemi, Sylvia Adebajo, Folasade Ogunsola and Lung Vu

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:33

    Content type: Research

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  9. Great achievements have been achieved by free antiretroviral therapy (ART). A rapid and accurate prediction of survival in people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) is needed for effective management. We aimed to es...

    Authors: Fangfang Jiang, Yuanyuan Xu, Li Liu, Kai Wang, Lu Wang, Gengfeng Fu, Liping Wang, Zhongjie Li, Junjie Xu, Hui Xing, Ning Wang, Zhengping Zhu and Zhihang Peng

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:30

    Content type: Research

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  10. Hepatitis B virus (HBV), a global public health threat, is targeted for elimination by 2030. As national HBV prevalence and incidence is lacking for South Africa, our study aimed to provide such data in the pu...

    Authors: Shelina Moonsamy, Melinda Suchard, Pavitra Pillay and Nishi Prabdial-Sing

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:29

    Content type: Research

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  11. To understand how human papillomavirus (HPV) screening results, HPV-related knowledge and attitudes are related to vaccination intention in three cost ranges and the actual vaccination behavior in a community ...

    Authors: Po-Yi Yao, Chung-Ying Lin, Nai-Ying Ko, Huachun Zou, Chia-Wen Lee and Carol Strong

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:28

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Self-harm and suicide are important causes of morbidity and mortality in Sri Lanka, but our understanding of these behaviours is limited. Qualitative studies have implicated familial and societal expectations ...

    Authors: Grace Crowley, Piumee Bandara, Lalith Senarathna, Ayodhya Malalagama, Sonali Gunasekera, Thilini Rajapakse and Duleeka Knipe

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:26

    Content type: Research

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  13. Weight loss diets continue to rise in popularity; however, the associated costs are seldom reported. Certain weight loss diets may be unaffordable and differ from their traditional nutrition composition to inc...

    Authors: Ella L. Bracci, Rachel Milte, Jennifer B. Keogh and Karen J. Murphy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:23

    Content type: Research

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  14. In women of Minangkabau ethnicity, a high prevalence of dyslipidemia, overweight, and obesity is thought to be closely related to poor dietary practices. Promotion of local specific food-based recommendations ...

    Authors: Gusnedi Gusnedi, Umi Fahmida, Fiastuti Witjaksono, Fariz Nurwidya, Muchtaruddin Mansyur, Ratna Djuwita, Cesilia Meti Dwiriani and Murdani Abdullah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:21

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Trans women are at increased risk for HIV infection yet are less likely to use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication as a preventive measure. PrEP messaging and marketing has focused on men who have sex w...

    Authors: Sarah Bauerle Bass, Patrick J. Kelly, Jesse Brajuha, Luis Gutierrez-Mock, Kimberly Koester, Paul D’Avanzo and Jae Sevelius

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:17

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  16. Many low-and-middle-income countries, including South Africa, have high rates of teenage pregnancy. Following the World Health Organisation recommendations, South African health policy on infant feeding promot...

    Authors: Jo Hunter-Adams, Anna Strebel, Joanne Corrigall and Virginia Zweigenthal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:16

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Individual behavioural decisions are responses to a person’s perceived social norms that could be shaped by both their physical and social environment. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, these environmen...

    Authors: Matthew J. Silk, Simon Carrignon, R. Alexander Bentley and Nina H. Fefferman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:13

    Content type: Research

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  18. Medicines and vaccines supply chains represent critical systems for realising one of the major targets of the United Nations’ third Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—access to safe, effective, quality, and ...

    Authors: Victory O. Olutuase, Chinwe J. Iwu-Jaja, Cynthia P. Akuoko, Emmanuel O. Adewuyi and Vishnu Khanal

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:11

    Content type: Research

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  19. Narrowing a large set of features to a smaller one can improve our understanding of the main risk factors for in-hospital mortality in patients with COVID-19. This study aimed to derive a parsimonious model fo...

    Authors: Vahid Ebrahimi, Mehrdad Sharifi, Razieh Sadat Mousavi-Roknabadi, Robab Sadegh, Mohammad Hossein Khademian, Mohsen Moghadami and Afsaneh Dehbozorgi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:10

    Content type: Research

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  20. The food environment within and surrounding homes influences family dietary habits with socio-economic areas at a nutritional disadvantage. Families’ perception of the food environment and how it influences th...

    Authors: Divya Ravikumar, Eleni Spyreli, Jayne Woodside, Michelle McKinley and Colette Kelly

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:9

    Content type: Research

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  21. HIV/AIDS is one of the most dangerous viruses known in the world. In addition, considering its fatality rate and high cost of care, it is a serious threat to the health and economy of social communities. Adole...

    Authors: Hoda Joorbonyan, Mohtasham Ghaffari and Sakineh Rakhshanderou

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:8

    Content type: Research

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  22. Poor waste disposal practices hamper the progress towards an integrated solid waste management in households. Knowledge of current practices and perception of household solid waste management is necessary for ...

    Authors: Widad Fadhullah, Nor Iffah Najwa Imran, Sharifah Norkhadijah Syed Ismail, Mohd Hafiidz Jaafar and Hasmah Abdullah

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Losing teeth has been considered as part of normal aging. However, in developing countries, tooth loss among older adults is shown to be more negatively associated with self-image and quality of life compared ...

    Authors: T. Muhammad and Shobhit Srivastava

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:7

    Content type: Research

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  24. In the City of Vancouver, Canada, non-profit food hubs such as food banks, neighbourhood houses, community centres, and soup kitchens serve communities that face food insecurity. Food that is available yet ina...

    Authors: Daniel Rajasooriar and Tammara Soma

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:6

    Content type: Research

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  25. Over the past few decades, economic, political, and social changes have directly and indirectly affected the health of the Mongolian population. To date, no comprehensive analysis has been conducted on the bur...

    Authors: Odgerel Chimed-Ochir, Vanya Delgermaa, Ken Takahashi, Oyuntsetseg Purev, Amarzaya Sarankhuu, Yoshihisa Fujino, Narantuya Bayarmagnai, Otgontuya Dugee, Ryenchindorj Erkhembayar, Battur Lkhagvaa, Chimedsuren Ochir, Tumenjavkhlan Sosorburam and Mohsen Naghavi

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:5

    Content type: Research

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  26. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Esther Salazar, Chunfeng Ren, Brian L. Rostron and Ghideon Solomon

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:4

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:1773

  27. Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) plays a significant role in both sleep quality and cognition and whether it has an impact on the relationship between above two factors remains to be clear. The study aimed to ...

    Authors: Zhongrong Wang, Mulalibieke Heizhati, Lin Wang, Mei Li, Zhikang Yang, Mengyue Lin, Reyila Abudereyimu, Jing Hong, Wenbo Yang, Ling Yao, Shasha Liu, Junli Hu and Nanfang Li

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:3

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  28. Depression among elderly individuals is related to physical illness, functional status, prolonged treatment and other factors. Depression is not effectively treated with medication but can be alleviated by tre...

    Authors: Sri Idaiani and Lely Indrawati

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2332

    Content type: Research

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  29. Adverse pregnancy outcomes jointly account for a high proportion of mortality and morbidity among pregnant women and their infants. Furthermore, the burden attributed to adverse pregnancy outcomes remains high...

    Authors: Julius Nyerere Odhiambo and Benn Sartorius

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2331

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Sexualized violence against women is a significant human rights problem worldwide. Safety apps have the capacity to provide women with resources to prevent or respond to experiences of sexualized violence.

    Authors: Nicole Doria, Christine Ausman, Susan Wilson, Annalisa Consalvo, Jad Sinno, Leah Boulos and Matthew Numer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2330

    Content type: Research article

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  31. In 2019, around 5 million and 10 million people were affected by hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) respectively in Pakistan. On World Hepatitis Day 2019, Pakistan’s Government announced the P...

    Authors: Sidra Maqsood, Sarosh Iqbal, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar and Florian Fischer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2328

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The teaching profession is highly stressed job. A high level of stress is associated with poor health outcomes, such as burnout and psychological distress. Therefore, teachers’ use of coping styles becomes imp...

    Authors: Eyuche Lawretta Ozoemena, Olaoluwa Samson Agbaje, Levi Ogundu, Amaka Harry Ononuju, Prince Christian Iheanachor Umoke, Cylia Nkechi Iweama, George Usman Kato, Augustina Chikaodili Isabu and Akor John Obute

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2327

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  33. The use of digital interventions for managing chronic diseases is significantly increasing. The aim of this study was to estimate the proportion of ownership of a mobile phone, and factors associated with the ...

    Authors: Fakir M Amirul Islam, Elisabeth A Lambert, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, M Arzan Hosen, Bruce R Thompson and Gavin W Lambert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2326

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  34. The objective of the study was to analyze the associations of family aspects, physical fitness, and physical activity with mental-health indicators in a sample of adolescents from Colombia.

    Authors: Lucía Lema-Gómez, Carlos Mario Arango-Paternina, Cleiber Eusse-López, Jorge Petro, Jose Petro-Petro, Milton López-Sánchez, Willinton Watts-Fernández and Fabio Perea-Velásquez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2324

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  35. The thermal strain can be measured using subjective methods without the use of sensitive equipment. The purpose of the present study was the development and validation of an observational - perceptual heat str...

    Authors: Saeid Yazdanirad, Abbas Rahimi Foroushani, Mohammad Reza Monazzam, Habibollah Dehghan and Farideh Golbabaei

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2323

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  36. The proportion of people working beyond age 65 is increasing. We aimed to explore whether sickness absence (SA) and disability pension (DP) due to mental, somatic, or both diagnoses when aged 60–64 were associ...

    Authors: Aleksiina Martikainen, Alice Svensson Alavi, Kristina Alexanderson and Kristin Farrants

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2322

    Content type: Research

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  37. Road construction work has specific risks and safety issues which have not been adequately addressed in most low- and middle-income countries, especially Africa. The objective of this study was to determine th...

    Authors: Isaac Kofi Yankson, Nana Kwame Nsiah-Achampong, Paul Okyere, Francis Afukaar, Easmon Otupiri, Peter Donkor, Charles Mock and Ellis Owusu-Dabo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2321

    Content type: Research article

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  38. There is a dearth of studies on the effects of the neighbourhood environment on adults’ cognitive function. We examined how interrelated aspects of the built and natural neighbourhood environment, including ai...

    Authors: Ester Cerin, Anthony Barnett, Jonathan E. Shaw, Erika Martino, Luke D. Knibbs, Rachel Tham, Amanda J. Wheeler and Kaarin J. Anstey

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2320

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  39. To examine the moderating effect of older adults’ history of drinking problems on the relationship between their baseline alcohol consumption and risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, no dementia (CIND) 1...

    Authors: Penny L. Brennan, Charles J. Holahan, Rudolf H. Moos and Kathleen K. Schutte

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2319

    Content type: Research

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  40. Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the ten leading causes of death in infectious diseases and one of the ten leading causes of death in the world. For any TB control program, a valid surveillance is essential. In ord...

    Authors: Homayoun Amiri, Mohammad Javad Mohammadi, Seyed Mohammad Alavi, Shokrolah Salmanzadeh, Fatemeh Hematnia, Mahnaz Azar and Heydar Rahmatiasl

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2318

    Content type: Research article

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  41. The willingness to get COVID-19 or seasonal influenza vaccines has not yet been thoroughly investigated together, thus, this study aims to explore this notion within the general adult population.

    Authors: Viktor Dombrádi, Tamás Joó, Gergely Palla, Péter Pollner and Éva Belicza

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2317

    Content type: Research

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  42. The use of antihypertensive medications is critical for controlling high blood pressure. We aimed to investigate associations between socio-demographic factors and antihypertensive medications use, and antihyp...

    Authors: Fakir M. Amirul Islam, Elisabeth A. Lambert, Sheikh Mohammed Shariful Islam, M. Ariful Islam, Ralph Maddison, Bruce Thompson and Gavin W. Lambert

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2316

    Content type: Research

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  43. Minority stress may lead to poorer mental health for sexual and gender minority adolescents, yet no interventions have been tested through an RCT to address these concerns.

    Authors: Jeremy T. Goldbach, Harmony Rhoades, Mary Rose Mamey, John Senese, Peter Karys and Flavio F. Marsiglia

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2315

    Content type: Research article

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  44. A recent approach in controlling dengue is by using the Wolbachia-infected Aedes mosquito (WiAM). The approach has been reported to be more effective than traditional methods, such as fogging. Therefore, it is im...

    Authors: Ahmad Firdhaus Arham, Latifah Amin, Muhammad Adzran Che Mustapa, Zurina Mahadi, Mashitoh Yaacob and Maznah Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2021 21:2314

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