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  1. Cell phones are an integral part of modern day life and have become companions for individuals irrespective of age, gender and socio-economic status. In this study, we assessed the factors affecting risk of ce...

    Authors: BS Pradeep, Anusha B Shenoy, S Shahane, RN Srividya, Mutharaju Arelingaiah, Rochana D’Souza, Lavanya Garady, MK Jyoti, Suma Rache, Anand Dixit, Gananath Shetty Yekkar, Prathap Lingaiah, Shalini Rajneesh and G Gururaj

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:180

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  2. There is growing evidence to suggest that exposure to a high concentration of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) can lead to a higher incidence of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) in children; however, such an association...

    Authors: Ayako Kawano, Yoonhee Kim, Michelle Meas and Karen Sokal-Gutierrez

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:178

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  3. Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic led to a massive global socio-economic tragedy that has impacted the ecosystem. This paper aims to contextualize urban and rural environmental situations during the COVID-1...

    Authors: Mohamed Abouzid, Dina M. El-Sherif, Yahya Al Naggar, Mohammed M. Alshehri, Shaima Alothman, Hesham R. El-Seedi, Rayhana Trabelsi, Osama Mohamed Ibrahim, Esraa Hamouda Temraz, Ahmad Buimsaedah, Ibrahim Adel Aziz, Muhammad Alwan, Nuha Hadi Jasim Al Hasan, Heba Nasser Ragab, Abdullah Muhammed Koraiem, Mareb H. Ahmed…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:177

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  4. Obesity is rapidly globally increasing. Meanwhile, there is an increase in negative perception of the body image and, consequently, an increase in weight control management. Body perception plays an important ...

    Authors: Lingling Song, Yong Zhang, Ting Chen, Patimaihan Maitusong and Xuemei Lian

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:175

    Content type: Research

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  5. Every year, volunteers of the Belgian Red Cross provide onsite medical care at more than 8000 mass gathering events and other manifestations. Today standardized planning tools for optimal preventive medical re...

    Authors: Hans Scheers, Hans Van Remoortel, Karen Lauwers, Johan Gillebeert, Stijn Stroobants, Pascal Vranckx, Emmy De Buck and Philippe Vandekerckhove

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:173

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  6. Current findings on the impact of weather conditions on osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are sparse and not conclusive. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between temperature cha...

    Authors: Desheng Zhao, Jian Cheng, Ping Bao, Yanwu Zhang, Fengjuan Liang, Hao Wang, Xu Wang, Shiyuan Fang and Hong Su

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:172

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Studies on the public health consequences of COVID-19 pandemic showing data based on robust methods are scarce. The aim of this study was to investigate mental and physical health as well as living conditions ...

    Authors: Anu Molarius and Carina Persson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:171

    Content type: Research

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  8. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has heavily affected the economy, industries, and medicine. Local governments and medical institutions have struggled to respond. The purpose of this questionnaire survey wa...

    Authors: Shinichi Watanabe, Yu Inami, Hiroshi Kimura, Takaaki Yano, Masafumi Ono, Ryosuke Akizuki, Yukihiro Nawata, Tomomi Tanaka, Kiyoshi Furukawa and Mamoru Tanaka

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:170

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  9. The shape of the associations between intake of foods basic in a healthy Nordic diet and long-term health is not well known. Therefore, we have examined all-cause mortality in a large, prospective cohort of wo...

    Authors: Torill M. Enget Jensen, Tonje Braaten, Bjarne K. Jacobsen and Guri Skeie

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:169

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  10. Despite all recent health-related improvements, anemia remains an extensive global public health issue affecting the lives of about one-fourth of the world population in a geographically heterogeneous pattern....

    Authors: Elham Akbarpour, Yousef Paridar, Zahra Mohammadi, Ali Mard, Leila Danehchin, Farhad Abolnezhadian, Shima Azadpour, Zahra Rahimi, Mohammad Zamani, Bahman Cheraghian, Hossein Poustchi and Ali-Akbar Shayesteh

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:168

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  11. The number of older women living with HIV in Africa is growing, and their health outcomes may be adversely impacted by social frailty, which reflects deficits in social resources that accumulate over the lifes...

    Authors: Sandeep Prabhu, George Wanje, Brenda Oyaro, Francis Otieno, Kishor Mandaliya, Walter Jaoko, R. Scott McClelland, Wayne McCormick, Melissa K. Andrew, Frances M. Aunon, Jane M. Simoni and Susan M. Graham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:167

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  12. The relationship between economic conditions and health can depend on both the health outcome measured and the composition of the population. Analysis of outcomes by both ethnicity and country of birth has bee...

    Authors: Nazmy Villarroel, Anne MacFarlane, Maria Roura, Alphonse Basogomba, Colette Bradley, Joseph W. LeMaster and Ailish Hannigan

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:166

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  13. Outdoor public recreation spaces are important settings for leisure and physical activity. Adolescents’ use of these spaces may contribute to social connectedness via social interaction with peers and the comm...

    Authors: Elise Rivera, Jenny Veitch, Venurs H. Y. Loh, Jo Salmon, Ester Cerin, Suzanne Mavoa, Karen Villanueva and Anna Timperio

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:165

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  14. Understanding motivational determinants of physical activity (PA) is essential to guide the implementation of PA at individual and population level. Knowledge about the cross-cultural generalizability of these...

    Authors: Jeroen De Man, Francis Xavier Kasujja, Peter Delobelle, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Helle Mölsted Alvesson, Pilvikki Absetz, Edwin Wouters, Meena Daivadanam, David Guwatudde, Thandi Puoane, Roy Remmen, Hanani Tabana and Josefien Van Olmen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:164

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  15. Effective self-management of chronic health conditions is key to avoiding disease escalation and poor health outcomes, but self-management abilities vary. Adequate patient capacity, in terms of abilities and r...

    Authors: Ruth Hardman, Stephen Begg and Evelien Spelten

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:163

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  16. Sero-prevalence studies quantify the proportion of a population that has antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, and can be used to identify the extent of the COVID-19 pandemic at a population level. The aim of the stu...

    Authors: Alice Puchades, Rhian Daniel, John Geen, Jo Peden, Heather Lewis and Kelechi Nnoaham

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:162

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  17. This study aimed to examine whether the extended use of a variety of digital screen devices was associated with lower economic status and other environmental factors among Korean elementary school children and...

    Authors: Sangha Lee, Sungju Kim, Sooyeon Suh, Hyojin Han, Jaeoh Jung, Sujin Yang and Yunmi Shin

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:160

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Stunting remains a significant public health issue in Rwanda and its prevalence exhibits considerable geographical variation. We apply Bayesian geostatistical modelling to study the spatial pattern of stunting...

    Authors: Vestine Uwiringiyimana, Frank Osei, Sherif Amer and Antonie Veldkamp

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:159

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Gambling activities and associated mental health problems have become a topic of increased concern globally. Many individuals with a severe gambling disorder have gambling-related suicidality. However, no stud...

    Authors: Mark Mohan Kaggwa, Mohammed A. Mamum, Sarah Maria Najjuka, Moses Muwanguzi, Moses Kule, Rahel Nkola, Alain Favina, Raymond Bernard Kihumuro, Gideon Munaru, Innocent Arinaitwe, Godfrey Zari Rukundo and Mark D. Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:158

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  20. In the European Union it is mandatory to include paper package leaflets (PPL) with all medicines, including vaccines, to inform the recipient. However, it is difficult to meet the necessity for localized PPLs ...

    Authors: Martina Bamberger, Hans De Loof, Charlotte Marstboom, Stéphanie Oury, Paolo Bonanni, Odile Launay, Mira Kojouharova and Pierre Van Damme

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:156

    Content type: Research article

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  21. For an intervention to contribute to decreased health gaps, people living in underserved areas must participate in the research-to-action process during the development of the intervention. The purpose of this...

    Authors: Maria Magnusson, Lisa M. Vaughn, Katharina Wretlind, Heléne Bertéus Forslund and Christina Berg

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:155

    Content type: Research

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  22. Summer learning loss has been the subject of longstanding concern among researchers, the public and policy makers. The aim of the current research was to investigate inequality changes in children’s mental hea...

    Authors: Theocharis Kromydas, Mhairi Campbell, Stephanie Chambers, Michele Hilton Boon, Anna Pearce, Valerie Wells and Peter Craig

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:154

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  23. Breastfeeding is associated with health benefits to mothers and babies and cost-savings to the health service. Breastfeeding rates in the UK are low for various reasons including cultural barriers, inadequate ...

    Authors: Ifigeneia Mavranezouli, Jo Varley-Campbell, Sarah Stockton, Jennifer Francis, Clare Macdonald, Sunita Sharma, Peter Fleming, Elizabeth Punter, Charlotte Barry, Maija Kallioinen, Nina Khazaezadeh and David Jewell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:153

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  24. The present study firstly aimed to identify context patterns in sport and exercise among adolescents at lower and upper secondary education. The organisational, social and competitive contexts of leisure-time ...

    Authors: Vanessa Gut, Julia Schmid, Lars Imbach and Achim Conzelmann

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:152

    Content type: Research

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  25. Authors: Emily J. Ciccone, Donaldson F. Conserve, Gaurav Dave, Christoph P. Hornik, Marlena L. Kuhn, Jessica L. Herling, Michelle Song, Shani Alston, Lindsay Singler, Michael D. Schmidt, Aaron Jones, Samuel Broderick, Lisa M. Wruck, Warren A. Kibbe, Allison E. Aiello, Christopher W. Woods…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:151

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2021 21:2209

  26. Although nutrients in fruits and vegetables are necessary for proper development and disease prevention, most US children consume fewer servings than recommended. Prescriptions for fruits and vegetables, writt...

    Authors: Amy Saxe-Custack, David Todem, James C. Anthony, Jean M. Kerver, Jenny LaChance and Mona Hanna-Attisha

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:150

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Authors: Alessia Rubini, Cristina Vilaplana-Prieto, Marta Flor-Alemany, Lorena Yeguas-Rosa, Miriam Hernández-González, Francisco Javier Félix-García, Francisco Javier Félix-Redondo and Daniel Fernández-Bergés

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:149

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2022 22:58

  28. In general during pregnancy, women are aware of the importance of good diet quality, interested in nutrition, and receptive to changing dietary intake. However, adherence to dietary guidelines is sub-optimal. ...

    Authors: R. M. Renske van Lonkhuijzen, S. Susanne Cremers, J. H. M. Jeanne de Vries, E. J. M. Edith Feskens and M. A. E. Annemarie Wagemakers

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:148

    Content type: Study protocol

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  29. Identification of characteristics of individuals that are related to decreases in physical activity (PA) levels during lockdown is needed to develop targeted-interventions. This study aims to evaluate changes ...

    Authors: Merle C. A. Schoofs, Esmée A. Bakker, Femke de Vries, Yvonne A. W. Hartman, Marcia Spoelder, Dick H. J. Thijssen, Thijs M. H. Eijsvogels, Laurien M. Buffart and Maria T. E. Hopman

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:147

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  30. A disproportionate number of people who are killed by police each year are Black. While much attention rightly remains on victims of police brutality, there is a sparse literature on police brutality and perin...

    Authors: Renee Mehra, Amy Alspaugh, Linda S. Franck, Monica R. McLemore, Trace S. Kershaw, Jeannette R. Ickovics, Danya E. Keene and Alyasah A. Sewell

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:146

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  31. The Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) consists of causative agents of both human and animal tuberculosis and is responsible for over 10 million annual infections globally. Infections occur mainly through ...

    Authors: Hlengiwe N. Mtetwa, Isaac D. Amoah, Sheena Kumari, Faizal Bux and Poovendhree Reddy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:145

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  32. Viral hepatitis is highly prevalent among people with HIV (PWH) and can lead to chronic liver complications. Thailand started universal hepatitis B vaccination at birth in 1992 and achieved over 95% coverage i...

    Authors: Supanat Thitipatarakorn, Tanat Chinbunchorn, Jitsupa Peelay, Pich Seekaew, Sorawit Amatavete, Monsiri Sangsai, Tippawan Pankam, Anchalee Avihingsanon, Matthew Avery, Praphan Phanuphak, Reshmie Ramautarsing and Nittaya Phanuphak

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:144

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  33. Migrants and ethnic minorities have suffered a disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the general population from different perspectives. Our aim was to assess specifically their risk of ...

    Authors: Anissa Jaljaa, Susanna Caminada, Maria Elena Tosti, Franca D’Angelo, Aurora Angelozzi, Claudia Isonne, Giulia Marchetti, Elena Mazzalai, Dara Giannini, Federica Turatto, Chiara De Marchi, Angela Gatta, Silvia Declich, Scilla Pizzarelli, Salvatore Geraci, Giovanni Baglio…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:143

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  34. Whilst prevalence of youth smoking in middle and high income countries has decreased, inequality has prevailed. The introduction of legislation regulating tobacco use in public spaces varies across countries, ...

    Authors: H. J. Littlecott, G. F. Moore, M. McCann, G. J. Melendez-Torres, L. Mercken, H. Reed, M. Mann, F. Dobbie and J. Hawkins

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:142

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  35. Life expectancy is increasingly incorporated in evidence-based screening and treatment guidelines to facilitate patient-centered clinical decision-making. However, life expectancy estimates from standard life ...

    Authors: Hyunsoon Cho, Zhuoqiao Wang, K. Robin Yabroff, Benmei Liu, Timothy McNeel, Eric J. Feuer and Angela B. Mariotto

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:141

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  36. Although it is widely recognized that strong program management is essential to achieving better health outcomes, this priority is not recognized in malaria programmatic practices. Increased management precisi...

    Authors: Bruce Agins, Peter Case, Daniel Chandramohan, Ingrid Chen, Rudo Chikodzore, Precious Chitapi, Amanda Chung, Roly Gosling, Jonathan Gosling, Matsiliso Gumbi, Daniel Ikeda, Munashe Madinga, Peliwe Mnguni, Joseph Murungu, Cara Smith Gueye, Jim Tulloch…

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:140

    Content type: Research in practice

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  37. Depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among young people. In the Netherlands, one in twelve Dutch adolescents has experienced depression in the last 12 months. Pre-vocational studen...

    Authors: Marieke Rombouts, Elisa L. Duinhof, Marloes Kleinjan, Jannis T. Kraiss, Laura Shields-Zeeman and Karin Monshouwer

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:139

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more than 25 million cases and 800 thousand deaths worldwide to date. In early days of the pandemic, neither vaccines nor therapeutic drugs were available for this novel corona...

    Authors: Folashade B. Agusto, Igor V. Erovenko, Alexander Fulk, Qays Abu-Saymeh, Daniel Romero-Alvarez, Joan Ponce, Suzanne Sindi, Omayra Ortega, Jarron M. Saint Onge and A. Townsend Peterson

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:138

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  39. There may be differences in gender and marital status in the impact of grandchild care on the depression of the Chinese older adults. This research explores the effect of grandchild care on the depression of C...

    Authors: Shaoliang Tang, Tongling Yang, Chaoyu Ye, Meixian Liu, Ying Gong, Ling Yao, Yun Xu and Yamei Bai

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:137

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  40. Schistosoma haematobium, soil transmitted helminthes (STH), and malaria lead to a double burden in pregnancy that eventually leads to poor immunity, increased susceptibility to other infections, and poor pregnan...

    Authors: Victor Tunje Jeza, Francis Mutuku, Lydia Kaduka, Charles Mwandawiro, Janet Masaku, Collins Okoyo, Henry Kanyi, Joyce Kamau, Zipporah Ng’ang’a and Jimmy Hussein Kihara

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:136

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  41. Foodborne diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality and a major public health problem worldwide. We aim to explore characteristics of foodborne disease outbreaks (FBDOs) in Zhejiang Province and to...

    Authors: Lili Chen, Liang Sun, Ronghua Zhang, Ningbo Liao, Xiaojuan Qi and Jiang Chen

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:135

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  42. Women in rural Bangladesh face multiple, inter-related challenges including food insecurity, malnutrition, and low levels of empowerment. We aimed to investigate the pathway towards empowerment experienced by ...

    Authors: Sarah Dupuis, Monique Hennink, Amanda S. Wendt, Jillian L. Waid, Md Abul Kalam, Sabine Gabrysch and Sheela S. Sinharoy

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:134

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  43. Little is known on the economic implications of multi-dose 13 valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) introduction in expanded program on immunization (EPI). Based on evidence of PCV13’s reduced pressure...

    Authors: Patrick G. Ilboudo, Téné-Alima Essoh, Roch A. Houngnihin, Daleb Abdoulaye Alfa, Naomi Dick, Landry Kaucley and Alexis Satoulou-Maleyo

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:133

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  44. Little is known about HIV in South Sudan and even less about HIV among female sex workers (FSW). We characterized progress towards UNAIDS 90–90-90 targets among female sex workers (FSW) and sexually exploited ...

    Authors: Avi J. Hakim, Alex Bolo, Kelsey C. Coy, Victoria Achut, Joel Katoro, Golda Caesar, Richard Lako, Acaga Ismail Taban, Katrina Sleeman, Jennifer Wesson and Alfred G. Okiria

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:132

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  45. COVID-19 misinformation is a danger to public health. A range of formats are used by health campaigns to correct beliefs but data on their effectiveness is limited. We aimed to identify A) whether three common...

    Authors: Aimée Challenger, Petroc Sumner and Lewis Bott

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:131

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has some major implications on many countries to achieve universal health coverage. This study aimed to investigate the implementation of Global Sc...

    Authors: Elham Abdalmaleki, Zhaleh Abdi, Sahand Riazi Isfahani, Sara Safarpoor, Bahar Haghdoost, Saharnaz Sazgarnejad and Elham Ahmadnezhad

    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:130

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