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  1. With the accelerated urbanization and aging population in China, more and more migrant older with children (MOC) moved to new cities. Previous studies mainly explored the acculturation of MOC, yet few focused ...

    Authors: Jieru Wang, Jinfeng Zhao, Tingting Tian, Xiaoxu Jiang, Hexian Li, Mingli Pang and Fanlei Kong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1505
  2. Using cohort data from the Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS), we previously reported that the risk of sleep deprivation in 1-year-old children was reduced with a higher maternal intake of fermented...

    Authors: Mariko Inoue, Narumi Sugimori, Kei Hamazaki, Kenta Matsumura, Akiko Tsuchida and Hidekuni Inadera
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1504
  3. Price discount is an unregulated obesogenic environmental risk factor for the purchasing of unhealthy food, including Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSB). Sales of price discounted food items are known to increase...

    Authors: Hiroshi Mamiya, Alexandra M. Schmidt, Erica E. M. Moodie and David L. Buckeridge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1502
  4. In view of experts’ warnings about the potential negative mental health consequences of the sudden nationwide lockdowns implemented in many countries to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sought to ...

    Authors: Caroline Alleaume, Patrick Peretti-Watel, François Beck, Damien Leger, Guillaume Vaiva and Pierre Verger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1500
  5. Understanding how urban environments influence people’s health, especially as individuals age, can help identify ways to improve health in the rapidly urbanizing and rapidly aging populations.

    Authors: Marianela Castillo-Riquelme, Goro Yamada, Ana V. Diez Roux, Tania Alfaro, Sandra Flores-Alvarado, Tonatiuh Barrientos, Camila Teixeira Vaz, Andrés Trotta, Olga L. Sarmiento and Mariana Lazo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1499
  6. Road traffic injuries (RTIs), primarily musculoskeletal in nature, are the leading cause of unintentional injury worldwide, incurring significant individual and societal burden. Investigation of a large repres...

    Authors: Christopher Papic, Annette Kifley, Ashley Craig, Genevieve Grant, Alex Collie, Ilaria Pozzato, Belinda Gabbe, Sarah Derrett, Trudy Rebbeck, Jagnoor Jagnoor and Ian D. Cameron
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1498
  7. The prevalence of unsafe abortions significantly varies with geography; therefore, more research is needed to understand the rural-urban differences in unsafe abortion practices in India. The present study aim...

    Authors: Margubur Rahaman, Puja Das, Pradip Chouhan, Kailash Chandra Das, Avijit Roy and Nanigopal Kapasia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1497
  8. Physical activity (PA) was significantly associated with cognition and mental health in children and adolescent. However, there were few studies examining the associations of PA with academic achievement (AA) ...

    Authors: Danqing Zhang, Jintao Hong, Sitong Chen and Yang Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1496
  9. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the UK government enforcing lockdown restrictions to control virus transmission. Such restrictions present opportunities and barriers for physical activity and healthy eating. Emer...

    Authors: Emma Solomon-Moore, Jeffrey Lambert, Elisabeth Grey, Fiona Gillison, Nick Townsend, Betty Busam, Kyriakos Velemis, Christopher Millen, Fran Baber and Tania Griffin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1495
  10. In 2003, Ghana abolished direct out of pockets payments and implemented health financing reforms including the national health insurance scheme in 2004. Treatment of childhood infections is a key component of ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Nene Odjidja, Ruth Ansah-Akrofi, Arnaud Iradukunda, Charles Kwanin and Manika Saha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1494
  11. With the acceleration of industrialization and population aging, low back pain (LBP) has become the leading cause of life loss years caused by disability. Thus, it places a huge economic burden on society and ...

    Authors: Ning Jia, Meibian Zhang, Huadong Zhang, Ruijie Ling, Yimin Liu, Gang Li, Yan Yin, Hua Shao, Hengdong Zhang, Bing Qiu, Dongxia Li, Dayu Wang, Qiang Zeng, Rugang Wang, Jianchao Chen, Danying Zhang…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1493
  12. A substantial proportion of the world’s population experienced social, economic, and mental health challenges, including considerable changes in everyday life, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these chal...

    Authors: Soo-bi Lee, Ye-bin Jeon and Myeong-Sook Yoon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1492
  13. One of the outcomes of sexual violence is unintended pregnancy. In Zambia, 15% of married women age 15—49 years had experienced sexual violence from their husband or partner. The prevalence of unintended pregn...

    Authors: Mwewa E. Kasonde, Bwalya Bupe Bwalya, Elizabeth T. Nyirenda, Chabila Christopher Mapoma, Milika Sikaluzwe, Kafiswe Chimpinde and Gloria I. Songolo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1491
  14. Cross-cultural studies studying work-family conflicts (W_F_Cs) are scarce. We compared the prevalence of W_F_Cs, factors correlated with them, and their association with self-rated health between Japan and Egypt.

    Authors: Omnyh Kamal Abd El Latief, Ehab Salah Eshak, Eman Mohamed Mahfouz, Hiroyasu Iso, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Eman Mohamed Sameh, Eman Ramadan Ghazawy, Sachiko Baba, Shimaa Anwer Emam, Ayman Soliman El-khateeb and Ebtesam Esmail Hassan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1490
  15. Transportation is among the key aspects that influence active ageing. This realist review intends to understand the mechanisms of urban mobility infrastructure interventions and policies in low- and middle-inc...

    Authors: Divya Sussana Patil, Ajay Bailey, Uday Narayan Yadav, Sobin George, Marco Helbich, Dick Ettema and Lena Ashok
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1489
  16. Leave events are a public health concern resulting in poorer health outcomes. In Australia, leave events disproportionally impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. A systematic review was conducted...

    Authors: J Coombes, K Hunter, K Bennett-Brook, B Porykali, C Ryder, M Banks, N Egana, T Mackean, S Sazali, E Bourke and C Kairuz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1488
  17. Guidelines promoting healthy lifestyles are cornerstones of chronic disease prevention and treatment. The purpose of this study is to investigate independent and joint associations of five key health behaviors...

    Authors: Glen E. Duncan, Ally R. Avery, Siny Tsang, Nathaniel F. Watson, Bethany D. Williams and Eric Turkheimer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1487
  18. Truck drivers have difficulties participating in health education programs delivered at a fixed time and place due to the mobility of their workplace. Interventions conducted via social media can overcome thes...

    Authors: Ssu-Lan Chang, Wen-Chi Wu, Yih-Jin Hu, Hsin-Yi Lai and Te-Chih Wong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1486
  19. Decision-making skills are considered crucial life skills that condition proper social functioning within groups (i.e., support authentic leadership skills and increasing one’s chances of success and wellbeing...

    Authors: Mariusz Jaworski, Mariusz Panczyk, Ilona Cieślak, Agata Baranowska, Katarzyna Brukało, Jolanta Grzebieluch, Magdalena Kwaśniewska, Monika Urbaniak, Marzena Zarzeczna-Baran, Aleksandra Zyska and Joanna Gotlib
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1485
  20. Epidemiological studies have investigated the short-term effects of meteorological factors and air pollution on the incidence of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). Several meteorological indicators, such as...

    Authors: Caiying Luo, Jian Qian, Yaqiong Liu, Qiang Lv, Yue Ma and Fei Yin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1484
  21. Enterovirus A71 (EV A71) is one of the most important enteroviruses related to morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. This study aimed to analyse the secular trend of EV A71 in Taiwan from 1998 to 2020...

    Authors: Ya-Li Hu, Chiu-Mei Chen, En-Tzu Wang, Hung-Wei Kuo, Wei-Liang Shih, Chi-Tai Fang, Ding-Ping Liu and Luan-Yin Chang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1483
  22. Homicide rate is associated with a large variety of factors and therefore unevenly distributed over time and space. This study aims to explore homicide patterns and their spatial associations with different so...

    Authors: Alireza Mohammadi, Robert Bergquist, Ghasem Fathi, Elahe Pishgar, Silas Nogueira de Melo, Ayyoob Sharifi and Behzad Kiani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1482
  23. This paper describes the protocol for a longitudinal cohort study, “Project SafeSchools” (PSS), which focuses on measuring the effects of COVID-19 and the return to in-person learning on Diné (Navajo) and Whit...

    Authors: Joshuaa D. Allison-Burbank, Allison Ingalls, Paul Rebman, Rachel Chambers, Renae Begay, Ryan Grass, Alicia Tsosie, Shannon Archuleta, Allison Barlow, Francene Larzelere, Laura Hammitt, Lauren Tingey and Emily Haroz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1481
  24. Healthy and sustainable diets need to be adopted to reduce the negative impact of food consumption on human and planetary health. Food systems account for a third of greenhouse gas emissions. “Dietary Patterns...

    Authors: Anna Bach-Faig, Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Natalia Panadero, Sergi Fàbregues, Holly Rippin, Afton Halloran, Ujué Fresán, Mary Pattison and João Breda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1480
  25. The increasing complexity of academia, with its demanding working conditions and uncertain career opportunities, may affect the mental health of academics and potentially lead to mental health problems. The ai...

    Authors: E. Scarpis, M. Del Pin, E. Ruscio, A. Tullio, S. Brusaferro and L. Brunelli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1479
  26. Anemia is a significant public health challenge that affects the population of all nations. Anemia among adolescents emerged as an alarming public health issue as it harms an individual’s physical capacity and...

    Authors: Shobhit Srivastava, Pradeep Kumar, Ronak Paul and Paramita Debnath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1478
  27. Globally, drowning is a significant cause of preventable mortality and morbidity. The Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) comprises 22 countries of extreme disparity in income and is a region impacted by confli...

    Authors: Amy E. Peden and Ali Işın
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1477
  28. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life in extraordinary ways impacting health and daily mobility. Public transit provides a strategy to improve individual and population health through increased active travel an...

    Authors: Katie Crist, Tarik Benmarhnia, Lawrence D. Frank, Dana Song, Elizabeth Zunshine and James F. Sallis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1475
  29. Health literacy among Japanese is often low, making it difficult for them to evaluate health information and make informed decisions. However, the health literacy scales applied measure the perceived difficult...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Yuki Yonekura, Hitomi Danya and Kanako Hagiwara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1473
  30. Gender equity involves fairness in all aspects of life for women and men and is usually determined by social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. The proportion of female leaders in healthcare within t...

    Authors: Sualiha Abdulkader Muktar, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Heran Demissie Damte, Wubishet Kebede Heyi, Elias Mamo Gurmamo, Melkamu Getu Abebe, Mestawot Getachew Mesele and Mesele Damte Argaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1471
  31. Regular testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is an important strategy for controlling virus outbreaks on university campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic but testing partici...

    Authors: H. Blake, S. Carlisle, L. Fothergill, J. Hassard, A. Favier, J. Corner, J. K. Ball and C. Denning
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1470
  32. Migrant and refugee women have faced a myriad of challenges during COVID-19, which are often exacerbated by the interaction between this population’s diverse identities and established systems in the local con...

    Authors: Alli Gillespie, Ilana Seff, Camilla Caron, Maria Margherita Maglietti, Dorcas Erskine, Catherine Poulton and Lindsay Stark
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1469
  33. The enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) vaccine has been used in Hefei for several years, and the epidemiological significance of vaccination in this area is unclear. We aims to explore the spatial–temporal-demographic an...

    Authors: Li Huang, Ting Wang, Xuxiang Liu, Yuansheng Fu, Sichen Zhang, Qinshu Chu, Tingyue Nie, Houmian Tu, Jian Cheng and Yinguang Fan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1468
  34. The rate at which cervical cancer is diagnosed among women worldwide is alarming, nevertheless, millions of women have never undergone cervical cancer screening, and many more with cervical cancer die prematur...

    Authors: Evans Appiah Osei, Stella Appiah, Ezekiel Oti-Boadi, Dorothy Hammond, Dorothy Baffour Awuah, Awube Menlah, Isabella Garti and Michael Baidoo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1467
  35. Understanding non-epidemiological factors is essential for the surveillance and prevention of infectious diseases, and the factors are likely to vary spatially and temporally as the disease progresses. However...

    Authors: Lu Ling, Xinwu Qian, Shuocheng Guo and Satish V. Ukkusuri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1466
  36. The mediators of the association between familial attitudes toward sexual orientation and internalized homonegativity among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals have not been well examined.

    Authors: Chung-Ying Lin, Mark D. Griffiths, Amir H. Pakpour, Ching-Shu Tsai and Cheng-Fang Yen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1465
  37. Little is known about girls’ use of a broad range of digital technologies to support a healthy lifestyle, particularly during the later adolescent years when they are expected to take greater responsibility fo...

    Authors: Kate Parker, Laura Gould, Meenal Nand, Jonathan C. Rawstorn, Ana Maria Contardo Ayala, Ralph Maddison and Kim Toffoletti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1464
  38. Attendance in physical education classes (PE) helps young people to achieve the physical activity recommendations and to reduce their exposure to sedentary behavior. However, the association between PE attenda...

    Authors: Gilmar Mercês de Jesus, Raphael Henrique de Oliveira Araujo, Lizziane Andrade Dias, Anna Karolina Cerqueira Barros, Lara Daniele Matos dos Santos Araujo and Maria Alice Altenburg de Assis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1461
  39. Ethiopia’s National Malaria Control and Elimination Program aims to diagnose all suspected malaria cases within 24 h of fever onset and provide prompt treatment for confirmed cases. This study explored psychos...

    Authors: Bolanle Olapeju, Habtamu Tamene, Minyahil Ayele, Simon Heliso, Tsega Berhanu, Guda Alemayehu and Nandita Kapadia-Kundu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1460
  40. COVID-19 has drastically changed the everyday lives of children, including limiting interactions with peers, loss of regularly organized activities, and closure of schools and recreational facilities. While CO...

    Authors: Emma Ostermeier, Patricia Tucker, Danielle Tobin, Andrew Clark and Jason Gilliland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1459
  41. Food and beverage advertising has been identified as a powerful determinant of dietary intake and weight. Available evidence suggests that the preponderance of food and beverage advertising expenditures are de...

    Authors: Monique Potvin Kent, Elise Pauzé, Mariangela Bagnato, Julia Soares Guimarães, Adena Pinto, Lauren Remedios, Meghan Pritchard, Mary R. L’Abbé, Christine Mulligan, Laura Vergeer and Madyson Weippert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1458
  42. Falls prevention exercise programmes are evidence-based and recommended for improving physical function in older adults. However, few service evaluations exist to assess the effectiveness of community-delivere...

    Authors: Emily James, Paul Oman, Michael Ali, Paul Court, Stuart Goodall, Simon J. Nichols and Alasdair F. O’Doherty
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1457
  43. Effective use of health technology may offer a scalable solution to the obesity pandemic. Online digital programmes provide a convenient and flexible way for more people to access regular support. This service...

    Authors: Josef Toon, Martina Geneva, Paul Sharpe, Jacquie Lavin, Sarah Bennett and Amanda Avery
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1456
  44. Schools and preschools have largely remained open in Norway throughout the pandemic, with flexible mitigation measures in place. This contrasts with many other high-income countries that closed schools for lon...

    Authors: Sara Stebbings, Torill Alise Rotevatn, Vilde Bergstad Larsen, Pål Surén, Petter Elstrøm, Margrethe Greve-Isdahl, Tone Bjordal Johansen and Elisabeth Astrup
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1454
  45. Health literacy comprises the ability to identify, obtain, interpret and act upon health information. Low health literacy is a major risk factor for hospitalizations, use of emergency care and premature mortal...

    Authors: Hunny Singh, Jonathan Kolschen, Florence Samkange-Zeeb, Tilman Brand, Hajo Zeeb and Benjamin Schüz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1450

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