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  1. Ovarian cancer (OC) is a major cause of cancer-related deaths among women. The aim of this study was to estimate and report data on the current burden of ovarian cancer worldwide over the past 30 years.

    Authors: Shiwen Zhang, Chen Cheng, Zejian Lin, Linzi Xiao, Xin Su, Lu Zheng, Yingjun Mu, Minqi Liao, Ruiqing Ouyang, Wanlin Li, Junrong Ma, Jun Cai, Lu Liu, Donghong Wang, Fangfang Zeng and Jun Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1455
  2. One in three women experience sexual violence during their lifetime; however, little is known about this phenomenon with respect to justice-involved Latina mothers. Using the reproductive justice framework as ...

    Authors: A. D. Crawford, K. McGlothen-Bell and L. M. Cleveland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1453
  3. Novel foods and dietary practices, a lack of available land, and displacement by armed conflict have affected the ancestral food traditions practiced by the Inga community in Aponte, in Nariño, Colombia. These...

    Authors: Claudia Amaya-Castellanos, Edna M. Gamboa-Delgado, Etelvina Santacruz-Chasoy and Blanca E. Pelcastre-Villafuerte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1452
  4. This study assessed the influence of social, economic, and psychological factors on South African’s responsiveness to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the South African government responded quickly to manage th...

    Authors: Lu-Anne Swart, Naiema Taliep, Ghouwa Ismail and Ashley van Niekerk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1451
  5. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides temporary relief from deportation and work permits for previously undocumented immigrants who arrived as children. DACA faced direct threats u...

    Authors: Jacqueline M. Torres, Emanuel Alcala, Amber Shaver, Daniel F. Collin, Linda S. Franck, Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Deborah Karasek, Nichole Nidey, Michael Hotard, Rita Hamad and Tania Pacheco-Werner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1449
  6. To compare an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model with a model that combines ARIMA with the Elman recurrent neural network (ARIMA-ERNN) in predicting the incidence of pertussis in mainland C...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Jinhua Pan, Xinghui Li, Mengying Li, Zhixi Liu, Qi Zhao, Linyun Luo, Haiping Chen, Sirui Chen, Feng Jiang, Liping Zhang, Weibing Wang and Ying Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1447
  7. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on daily life, affecting both physical and mental health. Changes arising from the pandemic may longitudinally impact health-related behaviors (HRB). As diffe...

    Authors: Camila Salazar-Fernández, Claire Mawditt, Daniela Palet, Paola A. Haeger and Francisca Román Mella
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1446
  8. Internet search volume reflects the level of Internet users’ risk perception during public health events. The Internet search volume index model, an algorithm of concentration of Internet users, and statistica...

    Authors: Yanling Li, Xiancong Wu and Jihong Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1445
  9. The following study investigates the correlational relationship between behavioral activation/inhibition systems, lifestyle and mental disorders in Adolescent Athletes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Methods: Re...

    Authors: Morteza Homayounnia Firoozjah, Alireza Homayouni, Shahnaz Shahrbanian, Shaghayegh Shahriari and Diana Janinejad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1444
  10. Previous representative health surveys conducted in Chile evidenced a high obesity prevalence rate among adults, especially in female and urban areas. Nevertheless, these have limited utility for targeted inte...

    Authors: Alejandro Sepúlveda-Peñaloza, Francisco Cumsille, Marcela Garrido, Patricia Matus, Germán Vera-Concha and Cinthya Urquidi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1443
  11. Effective implementation strategies are needed to address the challenges encountered by teachers in implementation of evidence-based HV prevention programs in schools. The current study: 1) compares implementa...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Lynette Deveaux, Carly Herbert, Xiaoming Li, Lesley Cottrell, Richard Adderley, Maxwell Poitier, Arvis Mortimer, Glenda Rolle, Sharon Marshall, Nikkiah Forbes and Bonita Stanton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1442
  12. Night work has been increasing in the last decades due to new working arrangements for good and services production. Numerous studies have shown that night shift work causes disruptions in circadian rhythms th...

    Authors: Marie-Tülin Houot, Nastassia Tvardik, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, Pascal Guénel and Corinne Pilorget
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1441
  13. A worldwide pandemic of a new and unknown virus is characterised by scientific uncertainty. However, despite this uncertainty, health authorities must still communicate complex health risk information to the p...

    Authors: Siv Hilde Berg, Marie Therese Shortt, Henriette Thune, Jo Røislien, Jane K. O’Hara, Daniel Adrian Lungu and Siri Wiig
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1440
  14. Antibiotic resistance is a complex phenomenon heavily influenced by social, cultural, behavioural, and economic factors that lead to the misuse, overuse and abuse of antibiotics. Recent research has highlighte...

    Authors: Dimitrios Papadimou, Erik Malmqvist and Mirko Ancillotti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1439
  15. This study aims to confirm validity and reliability of the Hungarian version of Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) and evaluate its dimensional structure.

    Authors: Péter György Balázs, Ariel Mitev and Valentin Brodszky
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1438
  16. COVID-19 related lockdowns may have affected engagement in health behaviours among the UK adult population. This prospective observational study assessed socio-demographic patterning in attempts to change and ...

    Authors: Philip Anyanwu, Yvonne Moriarty, Grace McCutchan, Detelina Grozeva, Mark Goddard, Victoria Whitelock, Rebecca Cannings-John, Harriet Quinn-Scoggins, Jacqueline Hughes, Ardiana Gjini, Julie Hepburn, Kirstie Osborne, Michael Robling, Julia Townson, Jo Waller, Katriina L. Whitaker…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1437
  17. To assess the quantity and quality of studies using an observational measure of behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to narratively describe the association between self-report and observational data fo...

    Authors: Rachel Davies, Fiona Mowbray, Alex F. Martin, Louise E. Smith and G. James Rubin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1436
  18. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups worldwide. Newly emerging CALD populations formed by recently arrived refugees are predisposed to ...

    Authors: Sunita Joann Rebecca Healey, Nafiseh Ghafournia, Peter D. Massey, Karinne Andrich, Joy Harrison, Kathryn Taylor and Katarzyna Bolsewicz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1434
  19. Anaemia among women is a public health problem with associated adverse outcomes for mother and child. This study investigates the determinants of women’s anaemia in two Bengals; West Bengal (a province of Indi...

    Authors: Arup Jana, Aparajita Chattopadhyay and Unnati Rani Saha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1433
  20. Evidence on the association between the presence of fast-food outlets and Body Mass Index (BMI) is inconsistent. Furthermore, mechanisms underlying the fast-food outlet presence-BMI association are understudie...

    Authors: Carel-Peter L. van Erpecum, Sander K. R. van Zon, Ute Bültmann and Nynke Smidt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1432
  21. There is convincing evidence that unhealthy food marketing is extensive on television and in digital media, uses powerful persuasive techniques, and impacts dietary choices and consumption, particularly in chi...

    Authors: Amy Finlay, Eric Robinson, Andrew Jones, Michelle Maden, Caroline Cerny, Magdalena Muc, Rebecca Evans, Harriet Makin and Emma Boyland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1431
  22. Majority of Malawians have not yet adopted COVID-19 mitigation measures despite having knowledge about its infectivity, morbidity, and fatality. Understanding drivers of hesitancy to adoption of COVID-19 mitig...

    Authors: Emmanuel Chilanga, Mastano Dzimbiri, Patrick Mwanjawala, Amanda Keller and Ruth Agather Mbeya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1430
  23. The dual urban–rural division system in China has led to distinguishes in economic development, medical services, and education as well as in mental health disparities. This study examined whether community fa...

    Authors: Wanlian Li, Guanghan Gao, Fei Sun and Lin Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1429
  24. Pacific Islanders, including those residing in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI), experience some of the highest mortality rates resulting from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide. The Pacific I...

    Authors: Rachael T. Leon Guerrero, Margaret P. Hattori-Uchima, Grazyna Badowski, Tanisha F. Aflague, Kathryn Wood, Kristi Hammond and Remedios Perez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1428
  25. Muscle weakness is a key criterion for important age-related conditions, including sarcopenia and frailty. Research suggests lower childhood socioeconomic position (SEP) may be associated with muscle weakness ...

    Authors: Mohamed Yusuf, Gallin Montgomery, Mark Hamer, Jamie McPhee and Rachel Cooper
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1427
  26. Public engagement in the research of environmental epidemiological problems is becoming an important measure to empower citizens to identify the local environmental and health problems and to explain different...

    Authors: Regina Grazuleviciene, Sandra Andrusaityte, Aurimas Rapalavicius and Audrius Dėdelė
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1426
  27. Multiparous women are supposed to be able to end their reproductive cycle to decrease population growth. This study aimed to analyze barriers for multiparous women to use long-term contraceptive methods (LTCM)...

    Authors: Agung Dwi Laksono, Nikmatur Rohmah and Hario Megatsari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1425
  28. This study aims to test the effectiveness of an awareness-raising model designed based on the theory of planned behaviour regarding helmet use for motorcycle taxi drivers.

    Authors: Bella Hounkpe Dos Santos, Alphonse Kpozehouen, Yolaine Glele Ahanhanzo, Donatien Daddah, Emmanuel Lagarde and Yves Coppieters
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1424
  29. Current supermarket price promotions are likely to encourage unhealthy diets, leading some governments to recently endorse restrictions on price promotions for unhealthy food and beverages. However, little is ...

    Authors: Lily Grigsby-Duffy, Adrian J Cameron, Kathryn Backholer and Gary Sacks
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1423
  30. There are many inequalities in terms of prevention and treatment for pregnant women with HIV and exposed children in low and middle-income countries. The Brazilian protocol for prenatal care includes rapid dia...

    Authors: Karen da Silva Calvo, Daniela Riva Knauth, Bruna Hentges, Andrea Fachel Leal, Mariana Alberto da Silva, Danielle Lodi Silva, Samantha Correa Vasques, Letícia Hamester, Daila Alena Raenck da Silva, Fernanda Vaz Dorneles, Fernando Santana Fraga, Paulo Ricardo Bobek and Luciana Barcellos Teixeira
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1422
  31. Persons who experience homelessness remain at increased risk for three viral blood-borne infections: human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). We assessed the yi...

    Authors: Ria Saha, Amanda P. Miller, Andrea Parriott, Hacsi Horvath, James G. Kahn and Mohsen Malekinejad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1421
  32. Schools are valuable settings for implementing healthy lifestyle interventions. Teachers' health behaviors affect their health and well-being and might affect their position as role models for students. This s...

    Authors: Rachel Wilf-Miron, Roaa Kittany, Mor Saban and Ilya Kagan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1420

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  33. Tobacco is strongly associated with socioeconomic status (SES), however evidence on differences in tobacco cessation by socio-economic attributes remains fragmented, especially in developing countries. The pre...

    Authors: Rufi Shaikh and Nandita Saikia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1419
  34. Exposure to food and non-alcoholic beverage advertisements (F&B ads) on television, which can affect children’s nutrition knowledge, food consumption, diet quality, and purchasing preferences, is one aspect of...

    Authors: Nan Lei, Zechen Liu, Lin Xiang, Lihong Ye and Juan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1417
  35. Community health workers in Japan are commissioned to work on a voluntary basis on behalf of their communities, to promote healthy behaviors. They are a valuable resource because they can often provide health ...

    Authors: Yuki Imamatsu and Etsuko Tadaka
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1416
  36. The number of obese children is rising worldwide. Many studies have investigated single determinants of children’s body mass index (BMI), yet studies measuring determinants at different potential levels of inf...

    Authors: Raphael M. Herr, Freia De Bock, Katharina Diehl, Eva Wiedemann, Elena Sterdt, Miriam Blume, Stephanie Hoffmann, Max Herke, Marvin Reuter, Iryna Iashchenko and Sven Schneider
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1415
  37. While physical inactivity or prolonged sitting has been linked to an increased risk of frailty, the interaction between sitting time (ST), physical activity (PA) and frailty is not well understood. The aim of ...

    Authors: Na Li, Feng Huang, Hong Li, Siyang Lin, Yin Yuan and Pengli Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1414
  38. Statistics show that the number of received psychosocial counselling sessions remains at a constantly high level or has even increased since the COVID-19 pandemic situation in 2020. The objective of this work ...

    Authors: Lina Spagert, Christian Janssen and Christoph Geigl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1413
  39. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke are global public health problems and cause high mortality, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Knowledge and awareness are critical points in managing the r...

    Authors: Zarudin Mat Said, Tengku Alina Tengku Ismail, Anees Abdul Hamid, Ramesh Sahathevan, Zariah Abdul Aziz and Kamarul Imran Musa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1412
  40. As the fifth-largest global mortality risk factor, air pollution has caused nearly one-tenth of the world’s deaths, with a death toll of 5 million. 21% of China’s disease burden was related to environmental po...

    Authors: Qi Xia, Xiyu Zhang, Yanmin Hu, Wanxin Tian, Wenqing Miao, Bing Wu, Yongqiang Lai, Jia Meng, Zhixin Fan, Chenxi Zhang, Ling Xin, Jingying Miao, Qunhong Wu, Mingli Jiao, Linghan Shan, Nianshi Wang…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1411
  41. Although marriage is associated with favourable reproductive outcomes among adult women, it is not known whether the marriage advantage applies to girls (< 18 years). The contribution of girl child marriage (<...

    Authors: Marcelo Luis Urquia, Rosangela Batista, Carlos Grandi, Viviane Cunha Cardoso, Fadya Orozco and Andrée-Anne Fafard St. Germain
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1410
  42. Late diagnosis of HIV remains a challenge, despite improved testing and treatment. Testing is often targeted at high-risk groups; workplace events might normalise testing and allow access to a wider population...

    Authors: Sarah Somerset, Wendy Jones, Catrin Evans, Cecilia Cirelli, Douglas Mbang and Holly Blake
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1409
  43. We aimed to: (1) identify school-level factors associated with the sustainment of weekly physical activity (PA) scheduled in elementary schools following withdrawal of effective implementation support; and (2)...

    Authors: Adam Shoesmith, Alix Hall, Luke Wolfenden, Rachel C. Shelton, Serene Yoong, Melanie Crane, Cassandra Lane, Nicole McCarthy, Christophe Lecathelinais and Nicole Nathan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1408
  44. Numerous determinants have been linked to public mental health; however, they have not been brought together in a comprehensive conceptual framework. The goal of this work was to bring together academic resear...

    Authors: Jennifer Dykxhoorn, Laura Fischer, Becca Bayliss, Carol Brayne, Liam Crosby, Bobbie Galvin, Emma Geijer-Simpson, Oliver Jones, Eileen Kaner, Louise Lafortune, Michael McGrath, Paula Moehring, David Osborn, Mylene Petermann, Olivia Remes, Ami Vadgama…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1407
  45. The aim of this study is to measure the trajectory of healthy ageing among Chinese middle-aged and older population, and explore the disparity of the trajectory, as well as contributing factors, between urban ...

    Authors: Haomiao Li, Yixin Zeng, Li Gan, Yusupujiang Tuersun, Jiao Yang, Jing Liu and Jiangyun Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1406
  46. The economic slowdown affects the population's health. Based on a social gradient concept, we usually assume that this detrimental impact results from a lower social status, joblessness, or other related facto...

    Authors: Paweł Prędkiewicz, Agnieszka Bem, Rafał Siedlecki, Milena Kowalska and Marlena Robakowska
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1405
  47. Surf zone injuries include cervical spine injuries (CSI). Risk factors for CSI have not been extensively investigated. The objective was to examine risk factors associated with diagnosed CSI that occurred in a...

    Authors: Ogilvie Thom, Kym Roberts, Peter A. Leggat, Sue Devine, Amy E. Peden and Richard C. Franklin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1404

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