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  1. A number of previous sex-related studies among international students in Australia and other Western societies may be limited by conflating students from conservative and non-conservative sexual backgrounds. S...

    Authors: Sylvester Reuben Okeke
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2168
  2. This study aims to explore appropriate model for predicting the disease burden of pneumoconiosis in Tianjin by comparing the prediction effects of Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) model, Deep N...

    Authors: He-Ren Lou, Xin Wang, Ya Gao and Qiang Zeng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2167
  3. The introduction of highly effective direct-acting antiviral therapy has changed the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment paradigm. However, a recent update on HCV epidemiology in incarcerated settings is necessa...

    Authors: Dana Busschots, Cécile Kremer, Rob Bielen, Özgür M. Koc, Leen Heyens, Frederik Nevens, Niel Hens and Geert Robaeys
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2159
  4. Female sex workers (FSWs) in Kenya are at an increased risk of violence, poverty, police arrest, and problematic alcohol and other substance use, all of which are linked to poor mental health and suicidal idea...

    Authors: Mamtuti Panneh, Mitzy Gafos, Emily Nyariki, Jennifer Liku, Pooja Shah, Rhoda Wanjiru, Mary Wanjiru, Alicja Beksinska, James Pollock, Zaina Jama, Hellen Babu, Rupert Kaul, Janet Seeley, John Bradley, Joshua Kimani and Tara Beattie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2158
  5. In central Australia, Aboriginal women use wild tobacco plants, Nicotiana spp. (locally known as pituri) as a chewed smokeless tobacco, with this use continuing throughout pregnancy and lactation. Our aim was to ...

    Authors: Angela Ratsch, Fiona Bogossian, Elizabeth A. Burmeister, BoMi Ryu and Kathryn J. Steadman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2157
  6. Open defecation (OD) remains an important public health challenge in Haiti. The practice poses a significantly high risk of disease transmission. Considering these negative health consequences, this paper aims...

    Authors: Bénédique Paul, David Jean Simon, Ann Kiragu, Woodley Généus and Evens Emmanuel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2156
  7. Public health bodies in Australia remain concerned about marketing of unhealthy commodities; namely unhealthy food, alcohol and gambling products. Children are particularly susceptible to the influence of unhe...

    Authors: Tara Boelsen-Robinson, Anne-Marie Thow, Nancy Lee, Tim Gill and Stephen Colagiuri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2155
  8. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought significant changes to the way people work and there are several reasons to believe that working from home will become more common in the future. Yet more knowledge is needed ...

    Authors: Daniel Lundqvist, Cathrine Reineholm, Christian Ståhl and Andreas Wallo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2154
  9. Tuberculosis (TB) has been repeatedly shown to have socioeconomic impacts in both individual-level and ecological studies; however, much less is known about this effect among children and adolescents and the e...

    Authors: S. Atkins, L Heimo, DJ Carter, M. Ribas Closa, L. Vanleeuw, L. Chenciner, P. Wambi, K. Sidney-Annerstedt, U Egere, S Verkuijl, A Brands, T Masini, K Viney, T. Wingfield, K Lönnroth and D. Boccia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2153
  10. Increasing physical activity (PA) in rural communities is a vital prevention tactic in multiple chronic diseases; however, little is known on the multilevel correlates of PA rural areas. A better understanding...

    Authors: Alan M. Beck, Natalicio H. Serrano, Audrey Toler and Ross C. Brownson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2150
  11. Data are needed to inform hepatitis B virus (HBV) testing and treatment policies in Ghana to make progress towards achieving the 2030 WHO elimination targets. This study investigated testing patterns for HBV a...

    Authors: Yvonne Ayerki Nartey, Rafiq Okine, Atsu Seake-Kwawu, Georgia Ghartey, Yaw Karikari Asamoah, Kafui Senya, Amoako Duah, Alex Owusu-Ofori, James Amugsi, Damasus Suglo, Sally Afua Bampoh, Lindsey Hiebert, Henry Njuguna, John W. Ward, Amelie Plymoth, Lewis Rowland Roberts…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2149
  12. Whole-school interventions go beyond classroom health education to modify the school environment to promote health. A sub-set aim to promote student commitment to school to reduce substance use and violence (o...

    Authors: Ruth Ponsford, Jane Falconer, G. J. Melendez-Torres and Chris Bonell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2148
  13. Low-income is one of the well-established determinants of people’s health and health-related behavior, including susceptibility to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection. Two social welfare services...

    Authors: Satoshi Wakata, Daisuke Nishioka and Yukio Takaki
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2147
  14. The national shielding programme was introduced by UK Government at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, with individuals identified as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) offered advice and support to st...

    Authors: Gemma Lasseter, Polly Compston, Charlotte Robin, Helen Lambert, Matthew Hickman, Sarah Denford, Rosy Reynolds, Juan Zhang, Shenghan Cai, Tingting Zhang, Louise E. Smith, G James Rubin, Lucy Yardley, Richard Amlôt and Isabel Oliver
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2145
  15. Cervical cancer screening is a cost-effective method responsible for reducing cervical cancer-related mortality by 70% in countries that have achieved high coverage through nationwide screening strategies. How...

    Authors: Bernardo Vega Crespo, Vivian Alejandra Neira, José Ortíz Segarra, Andrés Andrade, Gabriela Guerra, Stalin Ortiz, Antonieta Flores, Lorena Mora, Veronique Verhoeven, Ana Gama, Sónia Dias, Bo Verberckmoes, Heleen Vermandere, Kristien Michelsen and Olivier Degomme
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2144
  16. To investigate whether perceived attitudes of family and peers toward same-sex marriage (SSM) is a type of distal sexual minority stressor, as defined in minority stress theory, this cross-sectional study exam...

    Authors: Chih-Cheng Chang, Hsin-Yu Lu, Yu-Ping Chang, Ching-Shu Tsai and Cheng-Fang Yen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2143
  17. Clean water and sanitation are global public health issues. Safe drinking water and sanitation are essential, especially for children, to prevent acute and chronic illness death and sustain a healthy life. The...

    Authors: Sourav Biswas, Biswajit Dandapat, Asraful Alam and Lakshminarayan Satpati
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2142
  18. The proportion of women with family planning needs increased from 74 to 76% between 2000 and 2019, and this improvement has not transcended to a fertility rate stall or decrease in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In...

    Authors: Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa, Agani Afaya, Kobi V. Ajayi, Abimbola Ojo and Oluwatobi Abel Alawode
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2141
  19. After emerging in China, the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) quickly spread to all parts of the country and became a global public health emergency. The Chinese government immediately took a series o...

    Authors: Yi Zhang, Shuman Tao, Yang Qu, Xingyue Mou, Hong Gan, Panfeng Zhou, Zhuoyan Zhu, Xiaoyan Wu and Fangbiao Tao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2140
  20. Scarlet fever is an acute respiratory infectious disease that endangers public health and imposes a huge economic burden. In this paper, we systematically studied its spatial and temporal evolution and explore...

    Authors: Cheng Li, Rujun Liao, Wenhui Zhu, Guiyu Jiang, Yumeng Wang, Ling Li, Tao Zhang and Qiang Lv
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2139
  21. What leads healthy people to enter in a volunteer register for clinical trials? This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the decision to volunteer in clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine and ...

    Authors: Marco Terraneo, Valeria Quaglia, Giampaolo Nuvolati, Marco Bani, Selena Russo, Maria Grazia Strepparava, Serena Capici, Rebecca Cavaliere and Marina Elena Cazzaniga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2137
  22. Air pollution is a global, public health emergency. The effect of living in areas with very poor air quality on adolescents’ physical health is largely unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the pre...

    Authors: Danielle A. Millar, Thandi Kapwata, Zamantimande Kunene, Mirriam Mogotsi, Bianca Wernecke, Rebecca M. Garland, Angela Mathee, Linda Theron, Diane T. Levine, Michael Ungar, Chiara Batini, Catherine John and Caradee Y. Wright
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2136
  23. Insomnia and suicidal thoughts are two of the negative impacts that have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Identifying the factors that contribute to these psychological problems may help develop strategie...

    Authors: Yi-Hsuan Lin, Jung-Sheng Chen, Po-Ching Huang, Mei-Yun Lu, Carol Strong, Chung-Ying Lin, Mark D. Griffiths and Nai-Ying Ko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2135
  24. Many pregnant women and parents have concerns about vaccines. This analysis examined the impact of MomsTalkShots, an individually tailored educational application, on vaccine attitudes of pregnant women and mo...

    Authors: Matthew Z. Dudley, Saad B. Omer, Sean T. O’Leary, Rupali J. Limaye, Mallory K. Ellingson, Christine I. Spina, Sarah E. Brewer, Robert A. Bednarczyk, Allison T. Chamberlain, Fauzia Malik, Paula M. Frew, Cathy Church-Balin, Laura E. Riley, Kevin A. Ault, Walter A. Orenstein, Neal A. Halsey…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2134
  25. Through the study of death characteristics and trend prediction, it is hoped that key populations, regions and seasons can be identified, thereby providing evidence support for the efficient prevention and con...

    Authors: Jinnuo Hu, Min Luo, Linkun He and Ziling Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2133
  26. Vaccination reduces the overall burden of COVID-19, while its allocation procedure may introduce additional health inequality, since populations characterized with certain social vulnerabilities have received ...

    Authors: Ying Chen, Lanwei Zhang, Tenglong Li and Li Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2131
  27. Public health recommendations and governmental restrictions during the COVID-19 epidemic have affect everyday life. This study aimed to examine temporal changes in health-related lifestyle and the accumulation...

    Authors: Tuija Jääskeläinen, Tommi Härkänen, Peppi Haario, Elina Isosaari and Annamari Lundqvist
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2130
  28. Communication on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) between caregivers and their young adolescent children plays a significant role in shaping attitudes and behaviours that are critical to laying the foundat...

    Authors: Cecilia Akatukwasa, Viola N. Nyakato, Dorcus Achen, Elizabeth Kemigisha, Daniel Atwine, Wendo Mlahagwa, Stella Neema, Gad Ndaruhutse Ruzaaza, Gily Coene, Godfrey Z. Rukundo and Kristien Michielsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2129
  29. The present study describes the effectiveness of a complex intervention that addresses multiple lifestyles to promote healthy behaviours in increasing adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MD). 

    Authors: Jose I. Recio-Rodriguez, Luis Garcia-Ortiz, Irene A. Garcia-Yu, Cristina Lugones-Sanchez, Edurne Zabaleta-del Olmo, Bonaventura Bolibar, Marc Casajuana-Closas, Tomas Lopez-Jimenez, Joan Llobera, Rafel Ramos, Haizea Pombo, Emma Motrico, Montserrat Gil-Girbau, Fatima Lopez-Mendez, Francisco Represas-Carrera and Jose A. Maderuelo-Fernandez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2127
  30. Exclusive use of hygienic methods (sanitary napkins, locally prepared napkins, tampons, and menstrual cups) to prevent the visibility of bloodstains during menstruation is still considerably low among adolesce...

    Authors: Aditya Singh, Mahashweta Chakrabarty, Shivani Singh, Rakesh Chandra, Sourav Chowdhury and Anshika Singh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2126
  31. The spread of contradictory health information was a hallmark of the early COVID-19 pandemic. Because of a limited understanding of the disease, its mode of transmission, and its pathogenicity, the public turn...

    Authors: Maha Farid, Rania Talaat, Valerie Pacino, Hyo Jung Tak and Wael ElRayes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2125
  32. Understanding the risk perceptions of the public is central for risk communications and infodemic management during emergency and preparedness planning as people’s behavior depends on how they perceive the rel...

    Authors: Anna-Leena Lohiniva, Annika Pensola, Suvi Hyökki, Jonas Sivelä and Tuukka Tammi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2124
  33. Due to the vast socioeconomic diversity among its residents, studying health inequality in India is of particular interest. This study aimed to investigate the wealth-based inequalities in physical frailty and...

    Authors: Priya Saravanakumar, Arun Balachandran, T. Muhammad, Drishti Drishti and Shobhit Srivastava
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2123
  34. All patients who underwent curative resection for colorectal cancer (CRC) are frequently reviewed in tertiary institutions to ensure timely detection of any disease recurrence. There has been no local study th...

    Authors: Gretel Jianlin Wong, Jerrald Lau, Emily Chew, Wen-Min Chow, Julia Choo and Ker-Kan Tan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2122
  35. The HIV epidemic still high among key-populations in Brazil, especially among transgender women (TGW). The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of HIV infection among TGW and to analyze factors ...

    Authors: Beo Oliveira Leite, Laio Magno, Fabiane Soares, Sarah MacCarthy, Sandra Brignol, Francisco Inácio Bastos and Inês Dourado
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2120
  36. Influenza is associated with a decline in functional abilities among Canadian older adults, although specific impacts on daily life have not been fully explored.

    Authors: Nancy M. Waite, Jennifer A. Pereira, Sherilyn K. D. Houle, Vladimir Gilca and Melissa K. Andrew
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2119
  37. Societies have always struggled with violence, but recently there has been a push to understand violence as a public health issue. This idea has unified professionals in medicine, epidemiological, and psycholo...

    Authors: Anna Sisk, Patricia Bamwine, Judy Day and Nina Fefferman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2118
  38. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and could be prevented by human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination. Cervarix, the first available HPV vaccine, has been widely administrated to Chinese wo...

    Authors: Zhike Liu, Pei Li, Xueyang Zeng, Xiaoying Yao, Yexiang Sun, Hongbo Lin, Peng Shen, Feng Sun and Siyan Zhan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2117
  39. An estimated 1.8 billion children live in countries where COVID-19 disrupted violence prevention and response. It is important to understand how government policies to contain COVID-19 impacted children’s abil...

    Authors: Ilan Cerna-Turoff, Robert Nyakuwa, Ellen Turner, Charles Muchemwa Nherera, Tendai Nhenga-Chakarisa and Karen Devries
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2116
  40. India is home to about 12% of the world's tobacco users, with about 1.35 million tobacco-related deaths each year. The morbidity and mortality rates are socially patterned based on gender, rural vs. urban resi...

    Authors: Shoba Ramanadhan, Ziming Xuan, Jasmin Choi, Sitara L. Mahtani, Sara Minsky, Himanshu Gupte, Gauri Mandal, Dinesh Jagiasi and Kasisomayajula Viswanath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2115
  41. Tackling infodemics with flooding misinformation is key to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet only a few studies have attempted to understand the characteristics of the people who believe in misinformation.

    Authors: Sooyoung Kim, Ariadna Capasso, Shahmir H. Ali, Tyler Headley, Ralph J. DiClemente and Yesim Tozan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2114
  42. The first wave of COVID-19 during April to July 2020 in Singapore largely affected the migrant workers living in residential dormitories. A government taskforce working with dormitory operators, employers and ...

    Authors: Zoe Jane-Lara Hildon, Chitra Panchapakesan, Md Tahmid Hasan, Nazrana Khaled, Alyssa Yenyi Chan, Shilpi Tripathi, Melvyn Chung Pheng Wong, May O. Lwin, Mark Chen I-Cheng and Kaosar Afsana
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2113
  43. Since 2009, Morocco has been implementing the Maternal Death Surveillance System (MDSS). The results obtained indicate significant regional variations in terms of implementation stage, completeness of maternal...

    Authors: Saloua Abouchadi, Isabelle Godin, Wei-Hong Zhang and Vincent De Brouwere
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2111

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