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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. Social norms can coordinate individuals and groups during collective threats. Pandemic-related social norms (e.g., wearing masks, social distancing) emerged to curb the spread of COVID-19. However, little is k...

    Authors: Shuang Liu, Jiajia Zhu, Yutong Liu, Danica Wilbanks, Joshua Conrad Jackson and Yan Mu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1403
  24. The world has been battling several vector-borne diseases since time immemorial. Socio-economic marginality, precipitation variations and human behavioral attributes play a major role in the proliferation of t...

    Authors: Hemlata Sharma, Ashal Ilyas, Abhiroop Chowdhury, Nitesh Kumar Poddar, Anis Ahmad Chaudhary, Sireen Abdul Rahim Shilbayeh, Alnada Abdalla Ibrahim and Shahanavaj Khan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1402
  25. Elevated blood pressure is associated with cardiovascular disease, stroke and chronic kidney disease. In this study, we examined the socioeconomic inequality and its related factors in prevalence, Awareness, T...

    Authors: Mahin Amini, Mahdi Moradinazar, Fatemeh Rajati, Moslem Soofi, Sadaf G. Sepanlou, Hossein Poustchi, Sareh Eghtesad, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Javad Harooni, Javad Aghazadeh-Attari, Majid Fallahi, Mohammad Reza Fattahi, Alireza Ansari-Moghaddam, Farhad Moradpour, Azim Nejatizadeh, Mehdi Shahmoradi…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1401
  26. The COVID-19 pandemic restrictions curtailed physical activity. The current study applied an integrated Theory of Planned Behavior to identify the determinants of physical activity behavior and the processes i...

    Authors: Ali Khani Jeihooni, Fatemeh Jafari, Ramin Shiraly, Tayebeh Rakhshani, Abdolrahim Asadollahi and Hamed Karami
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1400
  27. Globally, governments put in place measures to curb the spread of COVID-19. Information on the effects of these measures on the urban poor is limited. This study aimed to explore the lived experiences of the u...

    Authors: Elizabeth Wambui Kimani-Murage, David Osogo, Carolyn Kemunto Nyamasege, Emmy Kageha Igonya, David Otieno Ngira and John Harrington
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1399
  28. Male sex workers who have sex with men (MSW-MSM) are a high-risk group for sexually transmitted infections (STI) including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Provision of sexual services by MSW-MSM has shifte...

    Authors: Charlotte Merel Marije Peters, Nicole Helena Theodora Maria Dukers-Muijrers, Ymke Joline Evers and Christian Jean Pierre Antoine Hoebe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1398
  29. Guidance on SARS-CoV-2 contact tracing indicators have been recently revised by international public health agencies. The aim of the study is to describe and analyse contact tracing indicators based on Catalon...

    Authors: Mercè Herrero, Pilar Ciruela, Meritxell Mallafré-Larrosa, Sergi Mendoza, Glòria Patsi-Bosch, Èrica Martínez-Solanas, Jacobo Mendioroz and Mireia Jané
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1397
  30. Pandemics and natural disasters are immensely stressful events for frontline healthcare workers, as they provide patient care to a population undergoing the impacts of the disaster while experiencing such impa...

    Authors: Jennifer Palmer, Michael Ku, Hao Wang, Kien Crosse, Alexandria Bennett, Esther Lee, Alexander Simmons, Lauren Duffy, Jessie Montanaro and Khalid Bazaid
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1396
  31. Children are important transmitters of norovirus infection and there is evidence that laboratory reports in children increase earlier in the norovirus season than in adults. This raises the question as to whet...

    Authors: Anna L. Donaldson, John P. Harris, Roberto Vivancos and Sarah J. O’Brien
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1393
  32. Child malnutrition persists globally with men and women playing distinct roles to support children’s nutrition. Women frequently carry the bulk of the workload related to food, care, and health, all of which a...

    Authors: Elizabeth Mkandawire, Clement Bisai, Elizabeth Dyke, Anne Dressel, Hazel Kantayeni, Billy Molosoni, Peninnah M. Kako, Kaboni W. Gondwe and Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1392
  33. Many communities across North America are coming together to develop comprehensive plans to address and respond to the escalating overdose crisis, largely driven by an increasingly toxic unregulated drug suppl...

    Authors: Triti Khorasheh, Caroline Bennett AbuAyyash, Maryam Mallakin, Kate Sellen, Kim Corace, Bernadette Pauly, Daniel Buchman, Michael Hamilton, Nick Boyce, Karen Ng, Carol Strike, Sheena Taha, Heather Manson and Pamela Leece
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1390
  34. Prospective studies exploring the effects of psychosocial work factors on self-reported health (SRH) are lacking, especially those studying effect modifications. The objectives were to examine the prospective ...

    Authors: Isabelle Niedhammer, Laura Derouet-Gérault and Sandrine Bertrais
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1389
  35. Breast cancer screening is estimated to save 1300 lives annually in the United Kingdom. Despite this, uptake of invitations has fallen over the past decade. Behavioural science-informed interventions addressin...

    Authors: Amish Acharya, Hutan Ashrafian, Deborah Cunningham, Josephine Ruwende, Ara Darzi and Gaby Judah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1388
  36. Prevention of opioid-involved overdose deaths remains a public health priority in the United States. While expanding access to naloxone is a national public health strategy, it is largely implemented at the st...

    Authors: Antoinette L. Spector, Carol L. Galletly, Erika A. Christenson, H. Danielle Green Montaque and Julia Dickson-Gomez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1387
  37. Despite the decline in cigarette smoking prevalence during nearly the past two decades, tobacco use is still widespread in the German adult population, accounting for 125,000 deaths each year and causing treme...

    Authors: Simone Delle, Ludwig Kraus, Simona Maspero, Oliver Pogarell, Eva Hoch and Kirsten Lochbühler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1386
  38. The development of liver cirrhosis is usually an asymptomatic process until late stages when complications occur. The potential reversibility of the disease is dependent on early diagnosis of liver fibrosis an...

    Authors: Isabel Graupera, Maja Thiele, Ann T. Ma, Miquel Serra-Burriel, Judit Pich, Núria Fabrellas, Llorenç Caballeria, Robert J. de Knegt, Ivica Grgurevic, Mathias Reichert, Dominique Roulot, Jörn M. Schattenberg, Juan M. Pericas, Paolo Angeli, Emmanuel A. Tsochatzis, Indra Neil Guha…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1385
  39. In social prescribing, link workers support individuals whose persistent health problems are exacerbated by loneliness by connecting them to community-based social activities. This approach is well established...

    Authors: G. A. Dingle, L. S. Sharman, S. Hayes, D. Chua, J. R. Baker, C. Haslam, J. Jetten, S. A. Haslam, T. Cruwys and N. McNamara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1384
  40. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is an expanding global public health issue, especially in developing countries. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence, awareness and control rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus, ...

    Authors: Yaqiong Yan, Tingting Wu, Miao Zhang, Changfeng Li, Qing Liu and Fang Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1382
  41. This study examined why some individuals have not properly performed health prevention behavior during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. We used data from a community health survey conducted by...

    Authors: Woo In Hyun, Yoon Hee Son and Sun Ok Jung
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1381
  42. Health literacy (HL) is rarely addressed in rehabilitation research and practice but can play a substantial role in the recovery process after an injury. We aimed to identify factors associated with low HL and...

    Authors: Bamini Gopinath, Jagnoor Jagnoor, Annette Kifley, Ilaria Pozzato, Ashley Craig and Ian D. Cameron
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1380
  43. Current incidence estimates of SARS-CoV-2 in Germany rely to a large extent on case notifications. However, the large number of mild or asymptomatic infections is likely to result in underestimation. Populatio...

    Authors: Max Oberste, Lynn-Marie Pusch, Rebecca Roth, Kija Shah-Hosseini, Jana Schmitz, Eva Heger, Felix Dewald, Claudia Müller, Luise Stach von Goltzheim, Clara Lehmann, Michael Buess, Anna Wolff, Gerd Fätkenheuer, Gerhard Wiesmüller, Florian Klein, Kerstin Daniela Rosenberger…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1379
  44. Infertility has troubled millions of people worldwide while always being an ignored issue. The high cost of treatment or lack of services placed a barrier to the alleviation of infertility status. Governments ...

    Authors: Xiaochen Zhang, Quanquan Guan, Qiurun Yu, Wenwen Xiao, Ziyu Chen, Chao Dong, Siting Deng, Yin Zhuang and Yankai Xia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1378

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