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  1. We conducted a systematic review examining the cost effectiveness of a 3-month course of isoniazid and rifapentine, known as 3HP, given by directly observed treatment, compared to 9 months of isoniazid that is...

    Authors: Wendy A. Lai, Kaitlyn Brethour, Olivia D’Silva, Richard E. Chaisson and Alice A. Zwerling
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2292
  2. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in unprecedented increases in mortality in the U.S. and worldwide. To better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mortality in the state of Minnesota, U.S.A., we cha...

    Authors: Rozalina G. McCoy, Ronna L. Campbell, Aidan F. Mullan, Colin M. Bucks, Casey M. Clements, R. Ross Reichard and Molly M. Jeffery
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2291
  3. Children and youth are an important population group requiring specific policies to address their needs. In Australia, most children and youth are doing well, however, certain equity groups are not. To address...

    Authors: Clare Littleton and Caitlin Reader
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2290
  4. Adolescents who dual use ENDS with tobacco cigarettes are more likely to have an increased risk of developing dependence. Yet, little is understood about the factors driving dual use among adolescents. The cur...

    Authors: Melissa H. Abadi, Stephen R. Shamblen, Kirsten Thompson, Sharon Lipperman-Kreda, Joel Grube, Bonnie O. Richard and Camila Aramburu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2289
  5. Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) has social and psychological effects on different groups, especially adolescents and young girls in 98 countries of the world, in addition to the economic burden. Therefore, it is ...

    Authors: Masoumeh Alidosti, Hossein Shahnazi, Zahra Heidari and Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2288
  6. South Africa has several national surveys with body weight-related data, but they are not conducted regularly. Hence, data on longitudinal trends and the recent prevalence of adolescent obesity are not readily...

    Authors: Emmanuel Nwosu, Anne-Siri Fismen, Arnfinn Helleve, Charles Hongoro, Ronel Sewpaul, Priscilla Reddy, Olufunke Alaba and Janetta Harbron
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2287
  7. Overweight and obesity rates have increased rapidly in Chinese school-age children, and previous studies have indicated that poor dietary literacy can lead to unhealthy eating behaviours. However, few studies ...

    Authors: Jun-Jie Chang, Nuo Xu, Ling-Ling Song, Yong-Han Li, Meng-Yuan Yuan, Ting-Ting Zhang, Yang He, Shan-Shan Chen, Geng-Fu Wang and Pu-Yu Su
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2286
  8. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer, but individuals who currently smoke seek healthcare less frequently. This study of individuals reporting symptoms related to diagnosis of lung cancer has the follow...

    Authors: Frederik Vognsgaard, Lisa Maria Sele Sætre, Sanne Rasmussen and Dorte Ejg Jarbøl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2284
  9. Physical activity (PA) at moderate intensity is recommended for healthy pregnant women. The three-arm FitMum randomised controlled trial showed that it was possible to increase PA level during pregnancy with s...

    Authors: Signe de Place Knudsen, Caroline Borup Roland, Saud Abdulaziz Alomairah, Anne Dsane Jessen, Stig Molsted, Tine D. Clausen, Ellen Løkkegaard, Bente Stallknecht, Julie Bønnelycke, Jane M. Bendix and Helle Terkildsen Maindal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2283
  10. Previous studies, predominantly in Western individuals, have reported weight gain or weight loss are related to the increased depressive symptoms at all ages, but no study of depressive symptoms has examined i...

    Authors: Lin Zhang, Jin-long Li, Lei-lei Guo, Guang Xu, Liu Yang, Congzhi Wang, Ting Yuan, Dongmei Zhang, Jing Li, Yunxiao Lei, Lu Sun, Xiaoping Li, Ying Hua, Hengying Che and Haiyang Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2282
  11. There is a rise in problematic substance use among Canadian youth, which is precipitating a public health crisis. Interventions are needed to empower youth to mitigate substance use risks. Active youth involve...

    Authors: Geoffrey Maina, Yiyan Li, Yiting Fang, Jonathan Amoyaw, Mamata Pandey, Thea Herzog, Daniel Nkrumah, Jordan Sherstobitoff and Ghazal Mousavian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2281
  12. To investigate the risk of poor prognosis regarding schizophrenic disorders, psychotic disorders, suicide, self-inflicted injury, and mortality after adult violence from 2000 to 2015 in Taiwan.

    Authors: Pi-Ching Yu, Ya-Hsuan Chiang, Shi-Hao Huang, Ren-Jei Chung, Iau-Jin Lin, Bing-Long Wang, Chia-Peng Yu, Yu-Ching Chou, Chien-An Sun, Shih-En Tang, Yao-Ching Huang, Wu-Chien Chien and Chun-Hsien Chiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2280
  13. Non-pharmacological interventions (e.g., stay-at-home orders, school closures, physical distancing) implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to have modified routines and lifestyles, eventually im...

    Authors: Xanthi D. Andrianou, Corina Konstantinou, Marco A. Rodríguez-Flores, Fragkiskos Papadopoulos and Konstantinos C. Makris
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2279
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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

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