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  1. Iron deficiency (ID) and iron deficiency anemia (IDA) are highly-prevalent nutrient deficiencies and have been shown to have a range of negative effects on cognition and brain function. Human intervention stud...

    Authors: Michael J. Wenger, Laura E. Murray Kolb, Samuel P. Scott, Erick Boy and Jere D. Haas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1299
  2. Multisector activities are needed to prevent childhood obesity due to its multifactorial background. The first aim was to identify the activities that had been undertaken for obesity prevention and deduce thei...

    Authors: Leena Koivusilta, Soili Alanne, Marjo Kamila and Timo Ståhl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1298
  3. In recent years, behaviourally driven policies such as nudges have been increasingly implemented to steer desired outcomes in public health. This study examines the different nudges and the socio-demographic c...

    Authors: Yeow Wee Brian Tan, Edward Ryan Tan, Koh Yen Sin, P. V. AshaRani, Edimansyah Abdin, Kumarasan Roystonn, Peizhi Wang, Fiona Devi, Janhavi Vaingankar, Rob M van Dam, Chee Fang Sum, Eng Sing Lee, Wai Leng Chow, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1297
  4. This study applies the Patient Self-Advocacy scale to investigate vaccine hesitancy in New Zealand. Due to New Zealand’s very limited tertiary hospital system and vulnerable populations, the Government’s strat...

    Authors: Douglas Ashwell, Joanna Cullinane and Stephen M. Croucher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1296
  5. The 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic (influenza A(H1N1)pdm09) disproportionately impacted Indigenous peoples. Indigenous Australians are also affected by a health gap in chronic disease prevalence. We hypothesised...

    Authors: Rashmi Dixit, Fleur Webster, Robert Booy and Robert Menzies
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1295
  6. Several studies have reported that childhood prevalence of eczema has been increasing worldwide. However, none study quantitatively evaluated prevalence trends of eczema among children and adults in the last 3...

    Authors: Wei Liu, Jiao Cai, Chanjuan Sun, Zhijun Zou, Jialing Zhang and Chen Huang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1294
  7. Medication risk communication is essential to ensure the safe use of medicines. However, very few nations worldwide have established effective risk communication systems. To date, the effectiveness of risk com...

    Authors: Rema Panickar, Zoriah Aziz and Adeeba Kamarulzaman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1293
  8. Over time, demographic and health survey (DHS) data remain valuable to examine variables relating to nationally representative population outcomes for low- and middle-income countries. In Tanzania, there are v...

    Authors: Oliva Safari Donni, Dunstan Raphael Bishanga and Isambi Sailon Mbalawata
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1291
  9. The prevalence of obesity in adolescents has increased significantly in recent years. The growth of obesity is motivated by the association with modifiable behaviors, however, this behavioral are commonly eval...

    Authors: Thales Philipe Rodrigues da Silva, Fernanda Penido Matozinhos, Lúcia Helena Almeida Gratão, Luana Lara Rocha, Monique Louise Cassimiro Inácio, Cristiane de Freitas Oliveira, Tatiana Resende Prado Rangel de Oliveira and Larissa Loures Mendes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1290
  10. Vaccination is key to reducing the spread and impacts of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Migrants, compared to majority populations, tend to have lower vaccination rates, as well as higher infection di...

    Authors: Esperanza Diaz, Jessica Dimka and Svenn-Erik Mamelund
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1288
  11. Due to easy online accessibility of pornography its consumption is popular among adolescents and young adults. Considering recently developed frameworks on the effects of sexual media, we assessed how increase...

    Authors: Matthias Jahnen, Leopold Zeng, Martina Kron, Valentin H. Meissner, Alexander Korte, Stefan Schiele, Helga Schulwitz, Andreas Dinkel, Jürgen E. Gschwend and Kathleen Herkommer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1287
  12. Residential wood combustion (RWC) is one of the largest sources of fine particles (PM2.5) in the Nordic cities. The current study aims to calculate the related health effects in four studied city areas in Sweden,...

    Authors: Hans Orru, Henrik Olstrup, Jaakko Kukkonen, Susana López-Aparicio, David Segersson, Camilla Geels, Tanel Tamm, Kari Riikonen, Androniki Maragkidou, Torben Sigsgaard, Jørgen Brandt, Henrik Grythe and Bertil Forsberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1286
  13. Safer sex is one of the most crucial areas in sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). Drawing on the theory of health promotion where social life generates resources for health our hypothesis is that...

    Authors: Anna ChuChu Schindele, Kristina Areskoug Josefsson and Malin Lindroth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1285
  14. Emerging international evidence indicates the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated socioeconomic and health challenges faced by transgender (trans) and non-binary populations globally. This qualitative study is a...

    Authors: Hannah Kia, Leo Rutherford, Randy Jackson, Alisa Grigorovich, Carol Lopez Ricote, Ayden I. Scheim and Greta R. Bauer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1284
  15. Novel coronaviruses and influenza can cause infection, epidemics, and pandemics. Improving hand hygiene (HH) of the general public is recommended for preventing these infections. This systematic review examine...

    Authors: Lucyna Gozdzielewska, Claire Kilpatrick, Jacqui Reilly, Sally Stewart, John Butcher, Andrew Kalule, Oliver Cumming, Julie Watson and Lesley Price
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1283
  16. HIV/AIDS remains a major public health problem globally. The majority of people living with HIV are from Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) aged 15-24 years. HIV testing i...

    Authors: Alfred Musekiwa, Patricia Silinda, Assanatou Bamogo, Halima S. Twabi, Mohanad Mohammed, Jesca Mercy Batidzirai, Zvifadzo Matsena Zingoni, Geoffrey Chiyuzga Singini, Maureen Moyo, Nobuhle Nokubonga Mchunu, Theodora Ijeoma Ekwomadu, Portia Nevhungoni and Innocent Maposa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1281
  17. There are prominent geographic disparities in the life expectancy (LE) of older US adults between the states with the highest (leading states) and lowest (lagging states) LE and their causes remain poorly unde...

    Authors: Bin Yu, Igor Akushevich, Arseniy P. Yashkin, Anatoliy I. Yashin, H. Kim Lyerly and Julia Kravchenko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1280
  18. With more than 160 000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and about 30 000 deceased people at the end of June 2020, France was one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus crisis worldwide. We aim to assess the...

    Authors: Regis Darques, Julie Trottier, Raphael Gaudin and Nassim Ait-Mouheb
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1279
  19. Evidence regarding the association of spicy foods intake with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors was less clear, especially in those with diabetes. We hereby examined the association of spicy foods inta...

    Authors: Yu Zhang, Zi Long Lu, Wei Sen Zhang, Ya Li Jin, Tong Zhu and Lin Xu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1278
  20. This study investigated differences between rural Australian First Nations and non-First Nations survey respondents’ perceptions of COVID-19-related risks and analysed other variables that could predict an exa...

    Authors: Julaine Allan, Jodie Kleinschafer, Teesta Saksena, Azizur Rahman, Jayne Lawrence and Mark Lock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1276
  21. Leisure activities have wide-ranging benefits for physical and mental health. However, previous studies have often focused on “leisure” as a homogeneous group of activities. This study was therefore designed t...

    Authors: Esme Elsden, Feifei Bu, Daisy Fancourt and Hei Wan Mak
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1275
  22. Understanding the Spatio-temporal distribution and interpersonal comparisons are important tools in etiological studies. This study was conducted to investigate the temporal and geographical distribution of CO...

    Authors: Soheila Damiri, Ali Shojaee, Mohsen Dehghani, Zahra Shahali, Sadrollah Abbasi and Rajabali Daroudi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1274
  23. Over 13 million doses of the corona virus disease, 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines have been administered in Ghana as at March, 2022; 28.5% of the population have received one dose while 16.3% have been fully vaccina...

    Authors: Robert Kaba Alhassan, Edward Nketiah-Amponsah, Mustapha Immurana and Aaron Asibi Abuosi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1273
  24. Approximately 40% of the 110,000 adolescents living with HIV (ALHIV) in Kenya have not achieved viral suppression. Despite the increasing availability of adolescent-friendly services, adolescents face barriers...

    Authors: Casey Adams, Millicent Kiruki, Robinson Karuga, Lilian Otiso, Susan M. Graham and Kristin M. Beima-Sofie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1272
  25. Improving service delivery is a key strategy for achieving service coverage, one of the two components of universal health coverage (UHC). As one of the largest global public health initiatives, individuals in...

    Authors: Adetoun Olateju, Michael A. Peters, Ikponmwosa Osaghae and Olakunle Alonge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1271
  26. Prolonged sedentary time is associated with an increased incidence of chronic disease including type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2). Given that occupational sedentary time contributes significantly to the total amo...

    Authors: Francesc Alòs, Mª. Àngels Colomer, Carlos Martin-Cantera, Montserrat Solís-Muñoz, Judit Bort-Roig, I. Saigi, E. Chirveches-Pérez, Mercè Solà-Gonfaus, Josep Maria Molina-Aragonés and Anna Puig-Ribera
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1269
  27. Uganda adapted Viral load (VL) testing for monitoring HIV treatment success and virologic failure. However, there is a paucity of data on how the VL testing guidelines are followed in practice in the HIV clini...

    Authors: Polly Lubega, Sylivia Juliet Nalugya, Angella Namyalo Kimuli, Majoreen Twinokusiima, Mercy Khasalamwa, Richard Kyomugisa, Jane Kabami and Asiphas Owaraganise
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1268
  28. Physical literacy (PL) is a multi-dimensional concept that provides a holistic understanding of movement and physical activity. PL contains an affective, a physical, and a cognitive domain, which together lay ...

    Authors: Paulina S. Melby, Glen Nielsen, Jan Christian Brønd, Mark S. Tremblay, Peter Bentsen and Peter Elsborg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1267
  29. South Africa’s National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), the only clinical laboratory service in the country’s public health sector, is an important resource for monitoring public health programmes.

    Authors: Lebohang Radebe, Ahmad Haeri Mazanderani and Gayle G. Sherman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1266
  30. The initiation of a new drug, for instance, the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine in children could be a source of major concern for parents. This study aims to determine the willingness of parents i...

    Authors: Diana-Leh-Ching Ng, Gin-Gin Gan, Chee-Shee Chai, Nur Adila Bt Anuar, Woweham Sindeh, Wei-Jing Chua, Asri B. Said and Seng-Beng Tan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1265
  31. In India, the usage of modern contraception methods among women is relatively lower in comparison to other developed economies. Even within India, there is a state-wise variation in family planning use that le...

    Authors: Milan Das, Abhishek Anand, Babul Hossain and Salmaan Ansari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1264
  32. Improving data access, sharing, and linkage across local authorities and other agencies can contribute to improvements in population health. Whilst progress is being made to achieve linkage and integration of ...

    Authors: Sowmiya Moorthie, Shabina Hayat, Yi Zhang, Katherine Parkin, Veronica Philips, Amber Bale, Robbie Duschinsky, Tamsin Ford and Anna Moore
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1263
  33. People experiencing homelessness (PEH) and associated shelter workers may be at higher risk of infection with “Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2” (SARS-CoV-2). The aim of this study was to determ...

    Authors: Alexandra R Röthlin Eriksen, Kamille Fogh, Rasmus B. Hasselbalch, Henning Bundgaard, Susanne D. Nielsen, Charlotte S. Jørgensen, Bibi F. S. S. Scharff, Christian Erikstrup, Susanne G. Sækmose, Dorte K. Holm, Bitten Aagaard, Jonas H. Kristensen, Cecilie A. Bødker, Jakob B. Norsk, Pernille B. Nielsen, Lars Østergaard…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1261
  34. In the United States, eighty percent of the adult homeless population smokes cigarettes compared to 15 percent of the general population. In 2017 Power to Quit 2 (PTQ2), a randomized clinical trial, was implem...

    Authors: Rebekah Pratt, Serena Xiong, Azul Kmiecik, Cathy Strobel-Ayres, Anne Joseph, Susan A. Everson Rose, Xianghua Luo, Ned Cooney, Janet Thomas, Shelia Specker and Kola Okuyemi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1260
  35. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy have longer-term implications, increasing women’s lifetime cardiovascular disease risk. The Blood Pressure Postpartum study is a multi-centre randomised three-arm trial of i...

    Authors: Chris Rossiter, Amanda Henry, Lynne Roberts, Mark A. Brown, Megan Gow, Clare Arnott, Justine Salisbury, Annette Ruhotas, Angela Hehir and Elizabeth Denney-Wilson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1259
  36. Mass immunization is a potentially effective approach to finally control the local outbreak and global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it can also lead to undesirable outcomes if mass vaccination res...

    Authors: Biao Tang, Xue Zhang, Qian Li, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Dasantila Golemi-Kotra and Jianhong Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1258
  37. Since the emergence of COVID-19, issues have been raised regarding the approach used to engage with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities during this public health crisis. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Holly Seale, Ben Harris-Roxas, Anita Heywood, Ikram Abdi, Abela Mahimbo, Ashfaq Chauhan and Lisa Woodland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1257
  38. Black women in college are disproportionately affected by HIV, but have not been a population of focus for HIV prevention campaigns. This study used content from a preexisting HIV media campaign to assess its ...

    Authors: Rasheeta Chandler, Henry Ross and Dominique Guillaume
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1255
  39. Air pollution exposure has been associated with a multitude of diseases and poses a significant concern to public health. For targeted environmental risk communication and interventions to be effective, it is ...

    Authors: Samantha Ammons, Hayley Aja, Armen A. Ghazarian, Gabriel Y. Lai and Gary L. Ellison
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1254
  40. Previous evidence suggests that school garden-based programmes (SGBP) may be a promising yet cost-effective intervention to improve children’s knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) on healthy eating. This r...

    Authors: Chong Ling Chan, Pui Yee Tan and Yun Yun Gong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1251
  41. Authors: Charisse Madlock-Brown, Ken Wilkens, Nicole Weiskopf, Nina Cesare, Sharmodeep Bhattacharyya, Naomi O. Riches, Juan Espinoza, David Dorr, Kerry Goetz, Jimmy Phuong, Anupam Sule, Hadi Kharrazi, Feifan Liu, Cindy Lemon and William G. Adams
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1250

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  42. Non-communicable diseases are imposing a considerable burden on Iran. This study aims to assess the Return on Investment (ROI) for implementation of Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) prevention program in Iran.

    Authors: Mahmood Yousefi, Ilker Dastan, Farbod Alinezhad, Mansour Ranjbar, Christoph Hamelmann, Afshin Ostovar, Alireza Moghisi, Sima Mohammadi, Awad Mataria, Asmus Hammerich, Slim Slama, Nasim Pourghazian, Alireza Mahdavi Hezaveh, Behzad Valizadeh, Parisa Torabi, Mehdi Najmi…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1248

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