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  1. Decision makers want to know if there is a financial benefit in investing scarce resources in occupational health management (OHM). Economic evaluations (EEs) of OHM-strategies try to answer this question. How...

    Authors: Nathanael Lutz, Lena Dalle Grave, Dirk Richter, Tom Deliens, Nick Verhaeghe, Jan Taeymans and Peter Clarys
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1362
  2. COVID-19 has caused over 305 million infections and nearly 5.5 million deaths globally. With complete eradication unlikely, organizations will need to evaluate their risk and the benefits of mitigation strateg...

    Authors: Jesse Smith, Yilun Sun, Diego R. Hijano, James M. Hoffman, Hana Hakim, Richard J. Webby, Randall T Hayden, Aditya H. Gaur, Gregory T. Armstrong, Motomi Mori and Li Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1361
  3. Suicide rates in the United States (US) reached a peak in 2018 and declined in 2019 and 2020, with substantial and often growing disparities by age, sex, race/ethnicity, geography, veteran status, sexual minor...

    Authors: Seth W. Perry, Jacob C. Rainey, Stephen Allison, Tarun Bastiampillai, Ma-Li Wong, Julio Licinio, Steven S. Sharfstein and Holly C. Wilcox
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1360
  4. Coalitions are a popular mechanism for delivering community-based health promotion. The aim of this systematic review was to synthesize research that has quantitatively analyzed the association between coaliti...

    Authors: Phoebe Nagorcka-Smith, Kristy A. Bolton, Jennifer Dam, Melanie Nichols, Laura Alston, Michael Johnstone and Steven Allender
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1358
  5. Electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use has spread among adolescents in many countries, however users’ characteristics are not well known. We aimed to compare characteristics of exclusive e-cigarette users to t...

    Authors: Hugo Torregrossa, Bertrand Dautzenberg, Pierre Birkui, Nicole Rieu, Marie-Dominique Dautzenberg, Maria Melchior and Murielle Mary-Krause
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1357
  6. Household water security encompasses water-related factors that pose threats to public health at the household level. It presents a reliable access to water in sufficient quantity and quality towards meeting b...

    Authors: Patrick A. Akinyemi, Olusegun T. Afolabi and Olufemi O. Aluko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1354
  7. Grid management is a grassroots governance strategy widely implemented in China since 2004 to improve the government’s efficiency to actively find and solve problems among populated regions. A grid-based strat...

    Authors: Shen-ning Lu, Wei Ding, Jia-zhi Wang, Shou-qin Yin, Sheng-guo Li, Xing-wu Zhou, Qiu-li Xu, Xiao-dong Sun, Chris Cotter, Michelle S Hsiang, Allison Tatarsky, Roly Gosling, Shan Lv and Duo-quan Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1347
  8. Along with the development of the times and progress of the society, the total fertility rate (TFR) markedly changed in each country. Therefore, it is critical to describe the trend of TFR and explore its infl...

    Authors: Haoyue Cheng, Wenliang Luo, Shuting Si, Xing Xin, Zhicheng Peng, Haibo Zhou, Hui Liu and Yunxian Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1346
  9. In Benin, access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) remains an issue. This study aims to provide an overview of household access to basic WASH services based on nationally representative data.

    Authors: Nicolas Gaffan, Alphonse Kpozèhouen, Cyriaque Dégbey, Yolaine Glèlè Ahanhanzo, Romain Glèlè Kakaï and Roger Salamon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1345
  10. Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest threats to global public health. Inappropriate use of antibiotics can lead to an increase in antibiotic resistance. Individual self-efficacy in the appropriate use ...

    Authors: Liying Wang, Chunguang Liang, Haitao Yu, Hui Zhang and Xiangru Yan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1344
  11. Glyphosate is a herbicide which is commonly used in agricultural areas. However, previous studies on glyphosate exposure in farmers and their health are still scarce.

    Authors: Sutthinee Sidthilaw, Ratana Sapbamrer, Chaicharn Pothirat, Klintean Wunnapuk and Supakit Khacha-ananda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1343
  12. The present research explored the effect of an educational program based on the health belief model (HBM) on prisoners’ HIV preventive behaviors in the south of Iran.

    Authors: Zahra Hosseini, Pirdad Najafi, Shokrollah Mohseni, Teamur Aghamolaei and Sara Dadipoor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1342
  13. Local government has become a key constituent for addressing health inequalities and influencing the health of individuals and communities in England. Lauded as an effective approach to tackle the multiple det...

    Authors: Catherine Homer, James Woodall, Charlotte Freeman, Jane South, Jo Cooke, Judith Holliday, Anna Hartley and Shane Mullen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1341
  14. Evidence on the association between hearing loss and sick leave or disability pension is to a great extent based on few cross-sectional studies and remains unclear. We aim to assess the associations in a long-...

    Authors: Astrid Ytrehus Jørgensen, Lisa Aarhus, Bo Engdahl, Bernt Bratsberg, Vegard Fykse Skirbekk and Ingrid Sivesind Mehlum
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1340
  15. Participating in voluntary exercise training is important to meet occupational requirements as well as firefighters’ health and safety. The purpose of this study is to identify salient beliefs associated with ...

    Authors: Junhye Kwon, Joohee Choi, Juhyuk Kwon, Chung Gun Lee, Dong-il Seo, Wook Song, Jung-jun Park, Han-joon Lee, Hyun Joo Kang and Yeon Soon Ahn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1339
  16. The costs and benefits of an intervention within the intervention testing phase may differ from those experienced when that intervention is implemented and delivered at scale. Yet limited empirical work has be...

    Authors: Vicki Brown, Huong Tran, Joanne Williams, Rachel Laws and Marj Moodie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1338
  17. For assessing the HIV epidemic in Kenya, a series of independent HIV indicator household-based surveys of similar design can be used to investigate the trends in key indicators relevant to HIV prevention and c...

    Authors: Thomas Achia, Ismael Flores Cervantes, Paul Stupp, Paul Musingila, Jacques Muthusi, Anthony Waruru, Mary Schmitz, Megan Bronson, Gregory Chang, John Bore, Leonard Kingwara, Samuel Mwalili, James Muttunga, Joshua Gitonga, Kevin M. De Cock and Peter Young
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1337
  18. Coping with the pandemic caused by the SARS-COV- 2 has been a global challenge. To this end, several measures have been adopted to control the transmission of the disease and to ensure public safety. One facto...

    Authors: Munther Saeedi, Nihad Al-Othman, Maha Rabayaa and Saeed Dwaikat
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1336
  19. Following an ecological framework, the aim of this study was to highlight the way adolescents invested their time in opportunities to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) according to whethe...

    Authors: Thibaut Derigny, Christophe Schnitzler, Teun Remmers, Dave Van Kann, Joseph Gandrieau, Ndongo Seye, Georges Baquet and François Potdevin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1332
  20. The growing number of employed women has been associated with an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children. We sought to determine whether childhood overweight/obesity in Spain is associ...

    Authors: Néboa Zozaya, Juan Oliva-Moreno and Laura Vallejo-Torres
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1331
  21. The development of physical literacy (PL) early in life may influence children's subsequent physical activity (PA) participation and consequent health benefits across the life course. Interventions designed fo...

    Authors: Amy S. Ha, Qing He, David R. Lubans, Cecilia H. Chan and Johan Y. Y. Ng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1330
  22. During recent decades intraregional migration has increased in Latin America. Chile became one of the main receiving countries and hosted diverse international migrant groups. Evidence have suggested a healthy...

    Authors: Isabel Rada, Marcela Oyarte and Báltica Cabieses
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1329
  23. Research to date suggests that physical activity is associated with improved sleep, but studies have predominantly relied on self-report measures and have not accounted for school day/free day variability. To ...

    Authors: Chiara E. G. Castiglione-Fontanellaz, Tammy T. Timmers, Stefan Lerch, Christoph Hamann, Michael Kaess and Leila Tarokh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1328
  24. People experiencing homelessness are uniquely susceptible and disproportionately affected by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding context-specific challenges, responses, and perspectives of peop...

    Authors: Natalia M. Rodriguez, Rebecca G. Martinez, Rebecca Ziolkowski, Cealia Tolliver, Hope Young and Yumary Ruiz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1327
  25. Cigarette smoking cessation has been described as the world’s most important public health intervention. Electronic cigarettes are a relatively new tool for assisting smoking cessation but there is a lack of d...

    Authors: Alan D. Price, Margaret Coffey, Lawrence Houston and Penny A. Cook
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1326
  26. Falls are associated with cognitive and physical function deterioration. Attention decline, inaccurate affordance perception, and balance impairment are considered to be risk factors for falls. Furthermore, fe...

    Authors: Hugo Rosado, Jorge Bravo, Armando Raimundo, Joana Carvalho, Gabriela Almeida and Catarina Pereira
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 21(Suppl 2):2336

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 21 Supplement 2

  27. Studies have demonstrated that a culturally and linguistically tailored Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) can be effective in reducing diabetes risk in Chinese Americans. The purpose of this study was to explo...

    Authors: Ming-Chin Yeh, Wincy Lau, Siqian Chen, Ada Wong, Ho-Jui Tung, Grace X. Ma and Judith Wylie-Rosett
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1325
  28. Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s leading cause of death. Children in Thailand are currently facing obesity, hyperlipidemia, and high atherogenic indices. This study aimed to assess the success of the Br...

    Authors: Chutima Sirikulchayanonta, Vorachai Sirikulchayanonta, Kanjana Suriyaprom and Rachanee Namjuntra
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1323
  29. The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is recommended for all adolescents age 11–12 years. HPV vaccine coverage remains suboptimal in the United States though, particularly in rural areas. We surveyed adolesce...

    Authors: Cody L. Goessl, Ben Christianson, Kayla E. Hanson, Elizabeth J. Polter, Scott C. Olson, Thomas G. Boyce, Denise Dunn, Charnetta L. Williams, Edward A. Belongia, Huong Q. McLean and Jeffrey J. VanWormer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1322
  30. The uncertain and challenging situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic affects adolescents and their parents in an exceptional way. More knowledge of health-related quality of life (HRQoL), health literacy (H...

    Authors: Hilde Timenes Mikkelsen, Siv Skarstein, Sølvi Helseth, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen, Kristin Haraldstad and Gudrun Rohde
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1321
  31. Anaemia occurs in children when the haemoglobin level in the blood is less than the normal (11 g/dL), the consequence is the decrease of oxygen quantity in the tissues. It is a prevalent public health problem ...

    Authors: Mirella Malala Randrianarisoa, Maheninasy Rakotondrainipiana, Ravaka Randriamparany, Prisca Vega Andriantsalama, Anjasoa Randrianarijaona, Azimdine Habib, Annick Robinson, Lisette Raharimalala, Francis Allen Hunald, Aurélie Etienne, Jean-Marc Collard, Frédérique Randrianirina, Robert Barouki, Clement Pontoizeau, Alison Nestoret, Nathalie Kapel…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1320
  32. Evidence of multimorbidity has come mainly from high-income regions, while disparities among racial groups have been less explored. This study examined racial differences in multimorbidity in the multiracial c...

    Authors: Fernanda Esthefane Garrides Oliveira, Rosane Harter Griep, Dora Chor, Luana Giatti, Luciana A. C. Machado, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Alexandre da Costa Pereira, Maria de Jesus Mendes da Fonseca and Leonardo Soares Bastos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1319
  33. Most HIV cure-related studies involve interrupting antiretroviral treatment to assess the efficacy of pharmacologic interventions – also known as analytical treatment interruptions (ATIs). ATIs imply the risk ...

    Authors: Danielle M. Campbell, Karine Dubé, Portia D. Cowlings, Patricia Dionicio, Rowena M. Tam, Harsh Agarwal, Jamila K. Stockman, Judith D. Auerbach, John A. Sauceda, Amy A. Conroy and Mallory O. Johnson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1317
  34. The use of research evidence to underpin public health practice and policy decisions in local government is strongly promoted but its implementation has not been straightforward. This study aimed to explore th...

    Authors: Ciara E. McGee, Megan Barlow-Pay, Ivaylo Vassilev, Janis Baird, Lee-Ann Fenge, Debbie Chase and Julie Parkes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1316
  35. Burden of disease studies measure the public health impact of a disease in a society. The aim of this study was to quantify the direct burden of COVID-19 in the first 12 months of the epidemic in Denmark.

    Authors: Sara M. Pires, Hernan G. Redondo, Laura Espenhain, Lea S. Jakobsen, Rebecca Legarth, Marianna Meaidi, Anders Koch, Siri Tribler, Tomas Martin-Bertelsen and Steen Ethelberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1315
  36. Educational environments are considered important in strengthening students’ health status and knowledge, which are associated with good educational outcomes. It has been suggested to establish healthy univers...

    Authors: Inger Ahlstrand, Ingrid Larsson, Margaretha Larsson, Aimée Ekman, Lena Hedén, Katja Laakso, Ulrika Lindmark, Håkan Nunstedt, Lena Oxelmark, Sandra Pennbrant, Annelie J. Sundler and Jenny Hallgren
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1314
  37. Food insecurity is a global health challenge exacerbated by COVID-19. In Liberia, two-thirds of pregnant women are anemic, one-third of children are stunted, and 70% of households experienced food insecurity d...

    Authors: Christopher W. Reynolds, Madison Horton, Jacob Paarechuga Anankware, Joseph Perosky, HaEun Lee, Aloysius Nyanplu, Barsee Zogbaye, Alphonso Kofa and Jody R. Lori
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1313
  38. The World Health Organization (WHO) risk assessment algorithm for vertical transmission of HIV (VT) assumes the availability of maternal viral load (VL) result at delivery and early viral control 4 weeks after...

    Authors: Sheila Fernández-Luis, Maria Grazia Lain, Miquel Serna-Pascual, Sara Domínguez-Rodríguez, Louise Kuhn, Afaaf Liberty, Shaun Barnabas, Elisa Lopez-Varela, Kennedy Otwombe, Siva Danaviah, Eleni Nastouli, Paolo Palma, Nicola Cotugno, Moira Spyer, Viviana Giannuzzi, Carlo Giaquinto…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1312
  39. Effective responses to the worsening drug overdose epidemic require accurate and timely drug overdose surveillance data. The objectives of this paper are to describe the development, functionality, and accurac...

    Authors: Karli R. Hochstatter, Sonal Rastogi, Kathryn Klein, Cameron Tait-Ozer, Nabila El-Bassel and Jason Graham
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1311
  40. Although awareness and treatment rates of hypertension have significantly improved in recent years, the prevalence of undiagnosed and untreated hypertension remains a major public health concern for Indian pol...

    Authors: Bandita Boro and Shreya Banerjee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1310
  41. Veterinarians have a relatively high prevalence of mental health problems; however, research on professional help-seeking is limited. The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the prevalence of ...

    Authors: Helene Seljenes Dalum, Reidar Tyssen, Torbjørn Moum, Magne Thoresen and Erlend Hem
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1308
  42. The burden of chronic diseases is rapidly rising, both in terms of morbidity and mortality. This burden is disproportionally carried by socially disadvantaged population subgroups. Quality-adjusted life years ...

    Authors: Lisa Van Wilder, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Els Clays, Johan Van der Heyden, Rana Charafeddine, Aline Scohy and Delphine De Smedt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1304
  43. Egypt has agreed and ratified international regulations that strict child labor. However, the country still struggles with high prevalence of child labor and the associated negative social and health effects. ...

    Authors: Ahmed Mahmoud Fouad, Shaimaa A. A. M. Amer, Yasser Omar Abdellatif and Sally Fawzy Elotla
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1303
  44. According to post-structural policy analyses, policies and interventions aiming at reducing social inequalities have been found to be part in producing and reifying such inequalities themselves. Given the cent...

    Authors: Nadja Fagrell Trygg, Per E. Gustafsson, Anna-Karin Hurtig and Anna Månsdotter
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1302
  45. Reliable statistics on the underlying cause of death are essential for monitoring the health in a population. When there is insufficient information to identify the true underlying cause of death, the death wi...

    Authors: Christian Lycke Ellingsen, G. Cecilie Alfsen, Marta Ebbing, Anne Gro Pedersen, Gerhard Sulo, Stein Emil Vollset and Geir Sverre Braut
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1301

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