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  1. The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) disease burden is significant, especially in infants and children with an underlying disease. Prophylaxis with palivizumab is recommended for these high-risk groups. Early...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Uda, Hideharu Hagiya, Takashi Yorifuji, Toshihiro Koyama, Mitsuru Tsuge, Masato Yashiro and Hirokazu Tsukahara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1517
  2. ME/CFS is a disorder characterized by recurrent fatigue and intolerance to exertion which manifests as profound post-exertional malaise. Prevalence studies internationally have reported highly variable results...

    Authors: Nneka Orji, Julie A. Campbell, Karen Wills, Martin Hensher, Andrew J. Palmer, Melissa Rogerson, Ryan Kelly and Barbara de Graaff
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1516
  3. Electronic Health Record (EHR) data are increasingly being used to monitor population health on account of their timeliness, granularity, and large sample sizes. While EHR data are often sufficient to estimate...

    Authors: Tom Chen, Wenjun Li, Bob Zambarano and Michael Klompas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1515
  4. Researchers conducting cohort studies may wish to investigate the effect of episodes of COVID-19 illness on participants. A definitive diagnosis of COVID-19 is not always available, so studies have to rely on ...

    Authors: Katrina A. S. Davis, Ewan Carr, Daniel Leightley, Valentina Vitiello, Gabriella Bergin-Cartwright, Grace Lavelle, Alice Wickersham, Michael H. Malim, Carolin Oetzmann, Catherine Polling, Sharon A. M. Stevelink, Reza Razavi and Matthew Hotopf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1514
  5. Diet is considered as one of the modifiable factors that appears to exert a vital role in psychological status. In this way, we designed this study to examine the association between dietary inflammatory index...

    Authors: Parvin Dehghan, Marzieh Nejati, Farhad Vahid, Amir Almasi-Hashiani, Sevda Saleh-Ghadimi, Reza Parsi, Hamed Jafari-Vayghan, Nitin Shivappa and James R. Hébert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1513
  6. A high proportion of adolescents worldwide are not doing enough physical activity for health benefits. Replacing short motorised trips with walking or cycling has the potential to increase physical activity at...

    Authors: Venurs Loh, Shannon Sahlqvist, Jenny Veitch, Lukar Thornton, Jo Salmon, Ester Cerin, Jasper Schipperijn and Anna Timperio
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1512
  7. Health screens are the cornerstones for health promotion and preventive interventions at a community level. This study investigated the barriers and facilitators to the uptake of diabetes health screening in t...

    Authors: P. V. AshaRani, Fiona Devi, Peizhi Wang, Edimansyah Abdin, Yunjue Zhang, Kumarasan Roystonn, Anitha Jeyagurunathan and Mythily Subramaniam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1511
  8. COVID-19 affected mental health and wellbeing. Research is needed to assess its impact using validated tools. The study assessed the content validity, reliability and dimensionality of a multidimensional tool ...

    Authors: Maha El Tantawi, Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Annie Lu Nguyen, Nourhan M. Aly, Oliver Ezechi, Benjamin S. C. Uzochukwu, Oluwatoyin Adedoyin Alaba and Brandon Brown
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1509
  9. Occupational exposure may be associated with an increased risk of developing hyperuricemia. This study sheds lights on the association between occupational exposure and hyperuricemia in steelworkers.

    Authors: Yuanyu Chen, Yongzhong Yang, Ziwei Zheng, Hui Wang, Xuelin Wang, Zhikang Si, Rui Meng, Guoli Wang and Jianhui Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1508
  10. Hypertension is one of the leading cardiovascular risk factors with high numbers of undiagnosed and untreated patients in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). The health systems and affected people are often overwhelmed ...

    Authors: E. Gnugesser, C. Chwila, S. Brenner, A. Deckert, P. Dambach, J. I. Steinert, T. Bärnighausen, O. Horstick, K. Antia and V. R. Louis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1507
  11. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) requires enhanced safety surveillance to be conducted for annual seasonal influenza vaccines with the aim of rapidly detecting any potential new safety concerns before the p...

    Authors: Olga Syrkina, Ajinkya Inamdar, Sophie Wague, Céline Monfredo, Markku Nissilä, Anne-Laure Chabanon and Laurence Serradell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1506
  12. With the accelerated urbanization and aging population in China, more and more migrant older with children (MOC) moved to new cities. Previous studies mainly explored the acculturation of MOC, yet few focused ...

    Authors: Jieru Wang, Jinfeng Zhao, Tingting Tian, Xiaoxu Jiang, Hexian Li, Mingli Pang and Fanlei Kong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1505
  13. Using cohort data from the Japan Environment and Children’s Study (JECS), we previously reported that the risk of sleep deprivation in 1-year-old children was reduced with a higher maternal intake of fermented...

    Authors: Mariko Inoue, Narumi Sugimori, Kei Hamazaki, Kenta Matsumura, Akiko Tsuchida and Hidekuni Inadera
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1504
  14. Prolonged sitting at work should be avoided to reduce the risks of either noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) or musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) among office workers. A short duration of breaks in sitting every h...

    Authors: Bukhari Putsa, Wattana Jalayondeja, Keerin Mekhora, Petcharatana Bhuanantanondh and Chutima Jalayondeja
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1503
  15. Price discount is an unregulated obesogenic environmental risk factor for the purchasing of unhealthy food, including Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSB). Sales of price discounted food items are known to increase...

    Authors: Hiroshi Mamiya, Alexandra M. Schmidt, Erica E. M. Moodie and David L. Buckeridge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1502
  16. Prevention of musculoskeletal disorders as one of the most common occupational health problems among the working population in both developed and developing countries is an important necessity and priority. Th...

    Authors: Zohreh Moradi, Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian and Seyedeh Somayeh Kazemi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1501
  17. In view of experts’ warnings about the potential negative mental health consequences of the sudden nationwide lockdowns implemented in many countries to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, we sought to ...

    Authors: Caroline Alleaume, Patrick Peretti-Watel, François Beck, Damien Leger, Guillaume Vaiva and Pierre Verger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1500
  18. Understanding how urban environments influence people’s health, especially as individuals age, can help identify ways to improve health in the rapidly urbanizing and rapidly aging populations.

    Authors: Marianela Castillo-Riquelme, Goro Yamada, Ana V. Diez Roux, Tania Alfaro, Sandra Flores-Alvarado, Tonatiuh Barrientos, Camila Teixeira Vaz, Andrés Trotta, Olga L. Sarmiento and Mariana Lazo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1499
  19. Road traffic injuries (RTIs), primarily musculoskeletal in nature, are the leading cause of unintentional injury worldwide, incurring significant individual and societal burden. Investigation of a large repres...

    Authors: Christopher Papic, Annette Kifley, Ashley Craig, Genevieve Grant, Alex Collie, Ilaria Pozzato, Belinda Gabbe, Sarah Derrett, Trudy Rebbeck, Jagnoor Jagnoor and Ian D. Cameron
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1498
  20. The prevalence of unsafe abortions significantly varies with geography; therefore, more research is needed to understand the rural-urban differences in unsafe abortion practices in India. The present study aim...

    Authors: Margubur Rahaman, Puja Das, Pradip Chouhan, Kailash Chandra Das, Avijit Roy and Nanigopal Kapasia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1497
  21. Physical activity (PA) was significantly associated with cognition and mental health in children and adolescent. However, there were few studies examining the associations of PA with academic achievement (AA) ...

    Authors: Danqing Zhang, Jintao Hong, Sitong Chen and Yang Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1496
  22. The COVID-19 pandemic led to the UK government enforcing lockdown restrictions to control virus transmission. Such restrictions present opportunities and barriers for physical activity and healthy eating. Emer...

    Authors: Emma Solomon-Moore, Jeffrey Lambert, Elisabeth Grey, Fiona Gillison, Nick Townsend, Betty Busam, Kyriakos Velemis, Christopher Millen, Fran Baber and Tania Griffin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1495
  23. In 2003, Ghana abolished direct out of pockets payments and implemented health financing reforms including the national health insurance scheme in 2004. Treatment of childhood infections is a key component of ...

    Authors: Emmanuel Nene Odjidja, Ruth Ansah-Akrofi, Arnaud Iradukunda, Charles Kwanin and Manika Saha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1494
  24. With the acceleration of industrialization and population aging, low back pain (LBP) has become the leading cause of life loss years caused by disability. Thus, it places a huge economic burden on society and ...

    Authors: Ning Jia, Meibian Zhang, Huadong Zhang, Ruijie Ling, Yimin Liu, Gang Li, Yan Yin, Hua Shao, Hengdong Zhang, Bing Qiu, Dongxia Li, Dayu Wang, Qiang Zeng, Rugang Wang, Jianchao Chen, Danying Zhang…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1493
  25. A substantial proportion of the world’s population experienced social, economic, and mental health challenges, including considerable changes in everyday life, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, these chal...

    Authors: Soo-bi Lee, Ye-bin Jeon and Myeong-Sook Yoon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1492
  26. One of the outcomes of sexual violence is unintended pregnancy. In Zambia, 15% of married women age 15—49 years had experienced sexual violence from their husband or partner. The prevalence of unintended pregn...

    Authors: Mwewa E. Kasonde, Bwalya Bupe Bwalya, Elizabeth T. Nyirenda, Chabila Christopher Mapoma, Milika Sikaluzwe, Kafiswe Chimpinde and Gloria I. Songolo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1491
  27. Cross-cultural studies studying work-family conflicts (W_F_Cs) are scarce. We compared the prevalence of W_F_Cs, factors correlated with them, and their association with self-rated health between Japan and Egypt.

    Authors: Omnyh Kamal Abd El Latief, Ehab Salah Eshak, Eman Mohamed Mahfouz, Hiroyasu Iso, Hiroshi Yatsuya, Eman Mohamed Sameh, Eman Ramadan Ghazawy, Sachiko Baba, Shimaa Anwer Emam, Ayman Soliman El-khateeb and Ebtesam Esmail Hassan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1490
  28. Transportation is among the key aspects that influence active ageing. This realist review intends to understand the mechanisms of urban mobility infrastructure interventions and policies in low- and middle-inc...

    Authors: Divya Sussana Patil, Ajay Bailey, Uday Narayan Yadav, Sobin George, Marco Helbich, Dick Ettema and Lena Ashok
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1489
  29. Leave events are a public health concern resulting in poorer health outcomes. In Australia, leave events disproportionally impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. A systematic review was conducted...

    Authors: J Coombes, K Hunter, K Bennett-Brook, B Porykali, C Ryder, M Banks, N Egana, T Mackean, S Sazali, E Bourke and C Kairuz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1488
  30. Guidelines promoting healthy lifestyles are cornerstones of chronic disease prevention and treatment. The purpose of this study is to investigate independent and joint associations of five key health behaviors...

    Authors: Glen E. Duncan, Ally R. Avery, Siny Tsang, Nathaniel F. Watson, Bethany D. Williams and Eric Turkheimer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1487
  31. Truck drivers have difficulties participating in health education programs delivered at a fixed time and place due to the mobility of their workplace. Interventions conducted via social media can overcome thes...

    Authors: Ssu-Lan Chang, Wen-Chi Wu, Yih-Jin Hu, Hsin-Yi Lai and Te-Chih Wong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1486
  32. Decision-making skills are considered crucial life skills that condition proper social functioning within groups (i.e., support authentic leadership skills and increasing one’s chances of success and wellbeing...

    Authors: Mariusz Jaworski, Mariusz Panczyk, Ilona Cieślak, Agata Baranowska, Katarzyna Brukało, Jolanta Grzebieluch, Magdalena Kwaśniewska, Monika Urbaniak, Marzena Zarzeczna-Baran, Aleksandra Zyska and Joanna Gotlib
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1485
  33. Epidemiological studies have investigated the short-term effects of meteorological factors and air pollution on the incidence of hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD). Several meteorological indicators, such as...

    Authors: Caiying Luo, Jian Qian, Yaqiong Liu, Qiang Lv, Yue Ma and Fei Yin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1484
  34. Enterovirus A71 (EV A71) is one of the most important enteroviruses related to morbidity and mortality in children worldwide. This study aimed to analyse the secular trend of EV A71 in Taiwan from 1998 to 2020...

    Authors: Ya-Li Hu, Chiu-Mei Chen, En-Tzu Wang, Hung-Wei Kuo, Wei-Liang Shih, Chi-Tai Fang, Ding-Ping Liu and Luan-Yin Chang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1483
  35. Homicide rate is associated with a large variety of factors and therefore unevenly distributed over time and space. This study aims to explore homicide patterns and their spatial associations with different so...

    Authors: Alireza Mohammadi, Robert Bergquist, Ghasem Fathi, Elahe Pishgar, Silas Nogueira de Melo, Ayyoob Sharifi and Behzad Kiani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1482
  36. This paper describes the protocol for a longitudinal cohort study, “Project SafeSchools” (PSS), which focuses on measuring the effects of COVID-19 and the return to in-person learning on Diné (Navajo) and Whit...

    Authors: Joshuaa D. Allison-Burbank, Allison Ingalls, Paul Rebman, Rachel Chambers, Renae Begay, Ryan Grass, Alicia Tsosie, Shannon Archuleta, Allison Barlow, Francene Larzelere, Laura Hammitt, Lauren Tingey and Emily Haroz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1481
  37. Healthy and sustainable diets need to be adopted to reduce the negative impact of food consumption on human and planetary health. Food systems account for a third of greenhouse gas emissions. “Dietary Patterns...

    Authors: Anna Bach-Faig, Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Natalia Panadero, Sergi Fàbregues, Holly Rippin, Afton Halloran, Ujué Fresán, Mary Pattison and João Breda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1480
  38. The increasing complexity of academia, with its demanding working conditions and uncertain career opportunities, may affect the mental health of academics and potentially lead to mental health problems. The ai...

    Authors: E. Scarpis, M. Del Pin, E. Ruscio, A. Tullio, S. Brusaferro and L. Brunelli
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1479
  39. Anemia is a significant public health challenge that affects the population of all nations. Anemia among adolescents emerged as an alarming public health issue as it harms an individual’s physical capacity and...

    Authors: Shobhit Srivastava, Pradeep Kumar, Ronak Paul and Paramita Debnath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1478
  40. Globally, drowning is a significant cause of preventable mortality and morbidity. The Eastern Mediterranean region (EMR) comprises 22 countries of extreme disparity in income and is a region impacted by confli...

    Authors: Amy E. Peden and Ali Işın
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1477
  41. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted life in extraordinary ways impacting health and daily mobility. Public transit provides a strategy to improve individual and population health through increased active travel an...

    Authors: Katie Crist, Tarik Benmarhnia, Lawrence D. Frank, Dana Song, Elizabeth Zunshine and James F. Sallis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1475
  42. Health literacy among Japanese is often low, making it difficult for them to evaluate health information and make informed decisions. However, the health literacy scales applied measure the perceived difficult...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Yuki Yonekura, Hitomi Danya and Kanako Hagiwara
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1473
  43. Gender equity involves fairness in all aspects of life for women and men and is usually determined by social, political, economic, and cultural contexts. The proportion of female leaders in healthcare within t...

    Authors: Sualiha Abdulkader Muktar, Binyam Fekadu Desta, Heran Demissie Damte, Wubishet Kebede Heyi, Elias Mamo Gurmamo, Melkamu Getu Abebe, Mestawot Getachew Mesele and Mesele Damte Argaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1471
  44. Regular testing for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is an important strategy for controlling virus outbreaks on university campuses during the COVID-19 pandemic but testing partici...

    Authors: H. Blake, S. Carlisle, L. Fothergill, J. Hassard, A. Favier, J. Corner, J. K. Ball and C. Denning
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1470

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