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  1. Gender nonconformity (GNC) (i.e., gender expression that differs from gender role expectations for feminine or masculine appearance and behavior) is an under-researched area of adolescent sleep health. The COV...

    Authors: Qiguo Lian, Chaohua Lou, Xiangyang Zhong, Jiashuai Zhang, Xiaowen Tu, Yuhang Fang, Chunyan Yu and Xiayun Zuo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2037
  2. Little research has investigated the associations between proximity to physical activity facilities and behavior-related health and the majority have focused on proximity from home address. We add to the liter...

    Authors: Auriba Raza, Anna Pulakka, Linda L Magnusson Hanson, Hugo Westerlund and Jaana I. Halonen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2036
  3. The COVID-19 pandemic drew hygiene to the center of disease prevention. The provision of adequate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services is crucial to protect public health during a pandemic. Yet, acce...

    Authors: Akina Shrestha, Bal Mukunda Kunwar and Regula Meierhofer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2035
  4. The impacts of multicomponent school water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) interventions on children’s health are unclear. We conducted a cluster-randomized controlled trial to test the effects of a school WaS...

    Authors: Stephanie O. Sangalang, Allen Lemuel G. Lemence, Zheina J. Ottong, John Cedrick Valencia, Mikaela Olaguera, Rovin James F. Canja, Shyrill Mae F. Mariano, Nelissa O. Prado, Roezel Mari Z. Ocaña, Patricia Andrea A. Singson, Maria Lourdes Cumagun, Janine Liao, Maria Vianca Jasmin C. Anglo, Christian Borgemeister and Thomas Kistemann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2034
  5. To facilitate maximum uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine, the roles of medical trust and mistrust of healthcare professionals must be examined. Previous work suggests that trust and mistrust may have differential ...

    Authors: Lillie D. Williamson and Adati Tarfa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2033
  6. The migrant elderly following family (MEFF), who migrates to new community to reunite with families, may face challenges of city integration and belonging. This study aims to explore from an elderly service pe...

    Authors: Meijie Chu, Chun-Yang Lee, Lamu Suona, Min Gao, Tianmu Chen, Shuoxun Zhang and Yi-Chen Chiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2032
  7. With the advancement of technology, the rate of access and use of mobile phones in different communities has increased significantly. Mobile phones emit electromagnetic waves and therefore excessive use of the...

    Authors: Fatemeh Amiri, Mehdi Moradinazar, Jalal Moludi, Yahya Pasdar, Farid Najafi, Ebrahim Shakiba, Behrooz Hamzeh and Amir Saber
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2031
  8. Only 63.8% of Americans who are 18-to-24-years-old have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as of June 1, 2022. The Grand Forks County, North Dakota is facing a similar challenge. As of June 2022, 47% of indivi...

    Authors: Soojung Kim, Erin Willis, Shane Wehlage, Hannah Scheffer-Wentz and Michael Dulitz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2030
  9. Physical activity is recommended for all pregnant individuals and can prevent excessive gestational weight gain. However, physical activity has not been assessed among military personnel and other TRICARE bene...

    Authors: Kinsey Pebley, Gregory Farage, Marion E. Hare, Zoran Bursac, Aline Andres, Sultana Mubarika Rahman Chowdhury, G. Wayne Talcott and Rebecca A. Krukowski
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2029
  10. The overall aim of this study was to examine essential aspects of reliability and validity of a constructed Occupational Mechanical Job Exposure Index for use in analyses of Norwegian register data. 

    Authors: Åsmund Hermansen and Espen Dahl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2028
  11. Although several studies on hepatitis B (HBV), C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection have been conducted in Greece, little is known on the knowledge level of the Greek population towards the...

    Authors: Sylvia Kaskafetou, Argiro Karakosta, Vana Sypsa, Natasa Kalpourtzi, Magda Gavana, Apostolos Vantarakis, George Rachiotis, Grigoris Chlouverakis, Grigoris Trypsianis, Paraskevi V. Voulgari, Yannis Alamanos, George Papatheodoridis and Giota Touloumi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2026
  12. Gastric cancer is a major public health problem worldwide. Social media has affected public’s daily lives in ways no one ever thought possible. Both TikoTok and its Chinese version Douyin are the most popular ...

    Authors: Ren-hao Hu, Hai-bin Zhang, Biao Yuan, Ke-hui Zhang, Jia-yi Xu, Xi-mao Cui, Tao Du, Chun Song, Shun Zhang and Xiao-hua Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2025
  13. In developed countries, there was an overall decrease in tobacco use over the last decades. In Tunisia, a national strategy to reduce tobacco use was set up since 2008. However, this strategy was rarely evalua...

    Authors: Nawel Zammit, Jihene Maatoug, Rim Ghammam, Sihem Ben Fredj, Wafa Dhouib, Imen Ayouni, Amani Maatouk, Waad Ben Belgacem, Mohamed Ouertani and Hassen Ghannem
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2022
  14. Globally, the amount of research on the outcomes of pediatric tuberculosis (TB) is disproportionately less than that of adult TB. The diagnosis of paediatric TB is also problematic in developing countries. The...

    Authors: Keatlaretse Siamisang, Goabaone Rankgoane-Pono, Tumisang Malebo Madisa, Tantamika Kabamba Mudiayi, John Thato Tlhakanelo, Paul Mubiri, Khutsafalo Kadimo, Francis Msume Banda and Vincent Setlhare
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2020
  15. There is still a relatively serious disease burden of infectious diseases and the warning time for different infectious diseases before implementation of interventions is important. The logistic differential e...

    Authors: Tianlong Yang, Yao Wang, Laishun Yao, Xiaohao Guo, Mikah Ngwanguong Hannah, Chan Liu, Jia Rui, Zeyu Zhao, Jiefeng Huang, Weikang Liu, Bin Deng, Li Luo, Zhuoyang Li, Peihua Li, Yuanzhao Zhu, Xingchun Liu…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2019
  16. To improve the sexual-reproductive health (SRH) of women with type-1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), plans should be formulated on the basis of the existing situation. The situation can be examined by a valid tool c...

    Authors: Nasrin Azimi, Giti Ozgoli, Abbas Ebadi, Hamid Alavi Majd, Assadollah Rajab, Zahra Kiani, Shahin Bazzazian and Tahereh Mokhtaryan-Gilani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2018
  17. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to generate an unprecedented impact on all aspects of everyday life across the world. However, those with historically and currently marginalized identities (i.e., gender or eth...

    Authors: Alíxida Ramos-Pibernus, Sheilla Rodríguez-Madera, Ernesto Rosario-Hernández, Fabián Moreta-Ávila, Julián Silva-Reteguis and Eliut Rivera-Segarra
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2017
  18. Data from the Global Burden of Disease, Injury, and Risk Factor Study 2019 (GBD 2019) was used to assess the burden and change in prevalence, incidence, deaths, disability-adjusted life years, and risk factors...

    Authors: Hong Li, Xuejing Song, Yi Liang, Xue Bai, Wu-Sha Liu-Huo, Chao Tang, Wen Chen and Lizhi Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2015
  19. The increasing prevalence of preterm birth, which is a global phenomenon, is attributable to the increased medical indications, artificial gestations, and some socioeconomic factors. This study was conducted t...

    Authors: Marina Sanches Montemor, Gabriella Ferreira Demarque, Agatha Sacramento Rodrigues, Rossana Pulcinelli Vieira Francisco and Mario Henrique Burlacchini de Carvalho
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2014
  20. Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) account for more than 6% of the worldwide disease burden in children under the age of five, with the majority occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa. Rural children are more vulner...

    Authors: Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Misganaw Gebrie Worku, Tesfa Sewunet Alamneh, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale, Yigizie Yeshaw, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Hiwotie Getaneh Ayalew, Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew and Zemenu Tadesse Tessema
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2013
  21. Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia are the main asbestos-producing countries, and all forms of asbestos are carcinogenic to humans. The objective of this study was to estimate the disease burden attributabl...

    Authors: Jieyuan Chen, Chunfei Wang, Jinyu Zhang, Ting Zhang, Hongsen Liang, Songsong Mao, Haifeng Li and Zhaojun Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2012
  22. Exploring parental motives for providing smartphones and tablets to young children is important to better understand ways to optimise healthy use of mobile screens in early childhood. To date, no study has qua...

    Authors: Sumudu R. Mallawaarachchi, Merrilyn Hooley, Wendy Sutherland-Smith and Sharon Horwood
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2011
  23. The consumption of trans-fatty acids (TFA) is directly associated with cardiovascular disease risk and is responsible for a significant health burden globally. The policy strategies for reducing TFA include li...

    Authors: Eduardo Augusto Fernandes Nilson, Neha Khandpur and Fabio da Silva Gomes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2010
  24. As snacking can be considered a cornerstone of an unhealthy diet, investigating psychological drivers of snacking behaviour is urgent, and therefore the purpose of this study. Socio-economic position (SEP) and...

    Authors: Marleen Gillebaart, Caroline Schlinkert, Maartje P. Poelman, Jeroen S. Benjamins and Denise T.D. De Ridder
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2009
  25. Diarrheal diseases contribute greatly to the reported global childhood mortality and morbidity with related social, economic consequences. This study was conducted to analyze the utilization of the Health Beli...

    Authors: Clovice Kankya, Justine Okello, Rogers Wambi, Lesley Rose Ninsiima, Methodius Tubihemukama, Christine Tricia Kulabako, Richard Asaba, James Natweta Baguma, Musso Munyeme and James Muleme
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2008
  26. Local environmental factors are associated with health and healthcare-seeking behaviors. However, there is a paucity in the literature documenting the link between air pollution and healthcare-seeking behavior...

    Authors: Zhixin Liu, Chaojie Liu, Yu Cui, Junping Liu, Huanyu Zhang, Yajie Feng, Nan Wang, Mingli Jiao, Zheng Kang, Xiaoxue Xu, Juan Zhao, Chen Wang, Dandan Zou, Libo Liang, Qunhong Wu and Yanhua Hao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2007
  27. This study aims to identify the relationships between health behaviours (healthy diet, physical activity, not smoking and social activity) and well-being among older adults with a Surinamese background.

    Authors: Warsha Jagroep, Jane M. Cramm, Semiha Denktaş and Anna P. Nieboer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2006
  28. The number of women in Japan who continue working after childbirth is on the rise. Over the past few years, Japan’s cancer mortality rate has increased. About 50% of all cancer deaths among Japanese women aged...

    Authors: Bibha Dhungel, Tomoe Murakami, Stuart Gilmour, Shunya Ikeda and Koji Wada
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2003
  29. Violent crime (i.e., homicide, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and rape) continues to be a major public health concern in America. Several studies have linked the availability and density of specific featur...

    Authors: Chelsea R. Singleton, Fikriyah Winata, Ashley M. Adams, Sara L. McLafferty, Karen M. Sheehan and Shannon N. Zenk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2002
  30. People increasingly use the Internet to seek health information. However, the overall quality of online health information remains low. This situation is exacerbated by the unprecedented “infodemic”, which has...

    Authors: Wenjing Pian, Laibao Lin, Baiyang Li, Chunxiu Qin and Huizhong Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2001
  31. Sleep is conducive to the elimination of brain metabolites and the recovery of brain function. However, the relationship between sleep disturbance and Mild Cognitive Impairment is not fully been determined.

    Authors: Fan Gao, Shan Wei, Liangjun Dang, Yao Gao, Ling Gao, Suhang Shang, Chen Chen, Kang Huo, Jingyi Wang, Jin Wang and Qiumin Qu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:2000
  32. Tuberculosis (TB), a preventable and treatable disease, yearly affects millions of people and takes more than a million lives. Recognizing the symptoms and obtaining the correct diagnosis are vital steps towar...

    Authors: Nonna Turusbekova, Cristina Celan, Liliana Caraulan, Oxana Rucsineanu, Mariam Jibuti, Oxana Ibragimova and Nargis Saidova
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1999
  33. Due to recent emergence, severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is becoming one of the major public health problems in Shandong Province, China. The numbers of reported SFTS cases in general and th...

    Authors: Yao Wang, Bo Pang, Wei Ma, Zengqiang Kou and Hongling Wen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1998
  34. The preconception period provides a window of opportunity for interventions aiming to reduce unhealthy lifestyle behaviours and their negative effect on pregnancy outcomes. This study aimed to assess the effec...

    Authors: V. Y. F. Maas, M. Poels, E. Ista, L. F. Menge, K. L. H. E. Vanden Auweele, R. W. A. de Bie, D. J. de Smit, E. H. van Vliet-Lachotzki, A. Franx and M. P. H. Koster
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1997
  35. We aimed to evaluate the burden of cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in the community populations of Guangdong Province and its association with sociodemographic status (SDS).

    Authors: Anping Cai, Zhiqiang Nie, Yanqiu Ou, Jiabin Wang, Yanshuang Chen, Zhisheng Lu, Yanhua Liang, Yingling Zhou and Yingqing Feng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1996
  36. Preventing overweight in childhood and subsequent stages of life is still a global challenge. Despite numerous relevant lifestyle interventions, data on their impact on different BMI change pathways over time ...

    Authors: Parnian Parvin, Hasti Masihay-Akbar, Leila Cheraghi, Soha Razmjouei, Amirali Zareie Shab-khaneh, Fereidoun Azizi and Parisa Amiri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1995
  37. The association between metabolic comorbidity and myocardial infarction (MI) among individuals with a family history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is yet to be elucidated. We aimed to examine the combined ef...

    Authors: Seokyung An, Sungji Moon and Sue K. Park
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1992
  38. The presence of multimorbidity increases the risk of mortality, and identifying correlates of multimorbidity can direct interventions by targeting specific modifiable correlates. Here we aimed to investigate t...

    Authors: Luciana L. S. Barboza, André O Werneck, Raphael H O Araujo, Luiz G G Porto and Danilo R Silva
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1991
  39. To date, no studies have assessed how those involved in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) work understand the concept of health equity. To fill the gap, this research poses the question, “how do Urban Heal...

    Authors: Michelle Amri, Patricia O’Campo, Theresa Enright, Arjumand Siddiqi, Erica Di Ruggiero and Jesse Boardman Bump
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1989
  40. Women have been especially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This exploratory study aimed to characterize women’s adverse experiences related to their work, home lives, and wellbeing during the height of the ...

    Authors: Megan McCool-Myers, Damion Grasso, Debra Kozlowski, Sarah Cordes, Valerie Jean, Heather Gold and Peggy Goedken
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1988
  41. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed various aspects of our lives, including how we work. Since the start of the pandemic, numerous organizations in Canada have mandated their employees to work from h...

    Authors: Kumara G. Somasundram, Amy Hackney, Marcus Yung, Bronson Du, Jodi Oakman, Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia and Amin Yazdani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1987
  42. Fewer than 17% of children worldwide are meeting the international recommendations for daily physical activity. Since most children are in school for the bulk of their day, the classroom has been identified as...

    Authors: Lauren Martyn, Hannah Bigelow, Jeffrey D. Graham, Michelle Ogrodnik, Deborah Chiodo and Barbara Fenesi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1986

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