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  1. Migrant and refugee women have faced a myriad of challenges during COVID-19, which are often exacerbated by the interaction between this population’s diverse identities and established systems in the local con...

    Authors: Alli Gillespie, Ilana Seff, Camilla Caron, Maria Margherita Maglietti, Dorcas Erskine, Catherine Poulton and Lindsay Stark
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1469
  2. The enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) vaccine has been used in Hefei for several years, and the epidemiological significance of vaccination in this area is unclear. We aims to explore the spatial–temporal-demographic an...

    Authors: Li Huang, Ting Wang, Xuxiang Liu, Yuansheng Fu, Sichen Zhang, Qinshu Chu, Tingyue Nie, Houmian Tu, Jian Cheng and Yinguang Fan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1468
  3. The rate at which cervical cancer is diagnosed among women worldwide is alarming, nevertheless, millions of women have never undergone cervical cancer screening, and many more with cervical cancer die prematur...

    Authors: Evans Appiah Osei, Stella Appiah, Ezekiel Oti-Boadi, Dorothy Hammond, Dorothy Baffour Awuah, Awube Menlah, Isabella Garti and Michael Baidoo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1467
  4. Understanding non-epidemiological factors is essential for the surveillance and prevention of infectious diseases, and the factors are likely to vary spatially and temporally as the disease progresses. However...

    Authors: Lu Ling, Xinwu Qian, Shuocheng Guo and Satish V. Ukkusuri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1466
  5. The mediators of the association between familial attitudes toward sexual orientation and internalized homonegativity among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals have not been well examined.

    Authors: Chung-Ying Lin, Mark D. Griffiths, Amir H. Pakpour, Ching-Shu Tsai and Cheng-Fang Yen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1465
  6. Little is known about girls’ use of a broad range of digital technologies to support a healthy lifestyle, particularly during the later adolescent years when they are expected to take greater responsibility fo...

    Authors: Kate Parker, Laura Gould, Meenal Nand, Jonathan C. Rawstorn, Ana Maria Contardo Ayala, Ralph Maddison and Kim Toffoletti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1464
  7. Attendance in physical education classes (PE) helps young people to achieve the physical activity recommendations and to reduce their exposure to sedentary behavior. However, the association between PE attenda...

    Authors: Gilmar Mercês de Jesus, Raphael Henrique de Oliveira Araujo, Lizziane Andrade Dias, Anna Karolina Cerqueira Barros, Lara Daniele Matos dos Santos Araujo and Maria Alice Altenburg de Assis
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1461
  8. Ethiopia’s National Malaria Control and Elimination Program aims to diagnose all suspected malaria cases within 24 h of fever onset and provide prompt treatment for confirmed cases. This study explored psychos...

    Authors: Bolanle Olapeju, Habtamu Tamene, Minyahil Ayele, Simon Heliso, Tsega Berhanu, Guda Alemayehu and Nandita Kapadia-Kundu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1460
  9. COVID-19 has drastically changed the everyday lives of children, including limiting interactions with peers, loss of regularly organized activities, and closure of schools and recreational facilities. While CO...

    Authors: Emma Ostermeier, Patricia Tucker, Danielle Tobin, Andrew Clark and Jason Gilliland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1459
  10. Food and beverage advertising has been identified as a powerful determinant of dietary intake and weight. Available evidence suggests that the preponderance of food and beverage advertising expenditures are de...

    Authors: Monique Potvin Kent, Elise Pauzé, Mariangela Bagnato, Julia Soares Guimarães, Adena Pinto, Lauren Remedios, Meghan Pritchard, Mary R. L’Abbé, Christine Mulligan, Laura Vergeer and Madyson Weippert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1458
  11. Falls prevention exercise programmes are evidence-based and recommended for improving physical function in older adults. However, few service evaluations exist to assess the effectiveness of community-delivere...

    Authors: Emily James, Paul Oman, Michael Ali, Paul Court, Stuart Goodall, Simon J. Nichols and Alasdair F. O’Doherty
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1457
  12. Effective use of health technology may offer a scalable solution to the obesity pandemic. Online digital programmes provide a convenient and flexible way for more people to access regular support. This service...

    Authors: Josef Toon, Martina Geneva, Paul Sharpe, Jacquie Lavin, Sarah Bennett and Amanda Avery
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1456
  13. Ovarian cancer (OC) is a major cause of cancer-related deaths among women. The aim of this study was to estimate and report data on the current burden of ovarian cancer worldwide over the past 30 years.

    Authors: Shiwen Zhang, Chen Cheng, Zejian Lin, Linzi Xiao, Xin Su, Lu Zheng, Yingjun Mu, Minqi Liao, Ruiqing Ouyang, Wanlin Li, Junrong Ma, Jun Cai, Lu Liu, Donghong Wang, Fangfang Zeng and Jun Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1455
  14. Schools and preschools have largely remained open in Norway throughout the pandemic, with flexible mitigation measures in place. This contrasts with many other high-income countries that closed schools for lon...

    Authors: Sara Stebbings, Torill Alise Rotevatn, Vilde Bergstad Larsen, Pål Surén, Petter Elstrøm, Margrethe Greve-Isdahl, Tone Bjordal Johansen and Elisabeth Astrup
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1454
  15. One in three women experience sexual violence during their lifetime; however, little is known about this phenomenon with respect to justice-involved Latina mothers. Using the reproductive justice framework as ...

    Authors: A. D. Crawford, K. McGlothen-Bell and L. M. Cleveland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1453
  16. Novel foods and dietary practices, a lack of available land, and displacement by armed conflict have affected the ancestral food traditions practiced by the Inga community in Aponte, in Nariño, Colombia. These...

    Authors: Claudia Amaya-Castellanos, Edna M. Gamboa-Delgado, Etelvina Santacruz-Chasoy and Blanca E. Pelcastre-Villafuerte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1452
  17. This study assessed the influence of social, economic, and psychological factors on South African’s responsiveness to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the South African government responded quickly to manage th...

    Authors: Lu-Anne Swart, Naiema Taliep, Ghouwa Ismail and Ashley van Niekerk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1451
  18. Health literacy comprises the ability to identify, obtain, interpret and act upon health information. Low health literacy is a major risk factor for hospitalizations, use of emergency care and premature mortal...

    Authors: Hunny Singh, Jonathan Kolschen, Florence Samkange-Zeeb, Tilman Brand, Hajo Zeeb and Benjamin Schüz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1450
  19. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program provides temporary relief from deportation and work permits for previously undocumented immigrants who arrived as children. DACA faced direct threats u...

    Authors: Jacqueline M. Torres, Emanuel Alcala, Amber Shaver, Daniel F. Collin, Linda S. Franck, Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Deborah Karasek, Nichole Nidey, Michael Hotard, Rita Hamad and Tania Pacheco-Werner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1449
  20. To compare an autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) model with a model that combines ARIMA with the Elman recurrent neural network (ARIMA-ERNN) in predicting the incidence of pertussis in mainland C...

    Authors: Meng Wang, Jinhua Pan, Xinghui Li, Mengying Li, Zhixi Liu, Qi Zhao, Linyun Luo, Haiping Chen, Sirui Chen, Feng Jiang, Liping Zhang, Weibing Wang and Ying Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1447
  21. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on daily life, affecting both physical and mental health. Changes arising from the pandemic may longitudinally impact health-related behaviors (HRB). As diffe...

    Authors: Camila Salazar-Fernández, Claire Mawditt, Daniela Palet, Paola A. Haeger and Francisca Román Mella
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1446
  22. Internet search volume reflects the level of Internet users’ risk perception during public health events. The Internet search volume index model, an algorithm of concentration of Internet users, and statistica...

    Authors: Yanling Li, Xiancong Wu and Jihong Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1445
  23. The following study investigates the correlational relationship between behavioral activation/inhibition systems, lifestyle and mental disorders in Adolescent Athletes during the Covid-19 pandemic. Methods: Re...

    Authors: Morteza Homayounnia Firoozjah, Alireza Homayouni, Shahnaz Shahrbanian, Shaghayegh Shahriari and Diana Janinejad
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1444
  24. Previous representative health surveys conducted in Chile evidenced a high obesity prevalence rate among adults, especially in female and urban areas. Nevertheless, these have limited utility for targeted inte...

    Authors: Alejandro Sepúlveda-Peñaloza, Francisco Cumsille, Marcela Garrido, Patricia Matus, Germán Vera-Concha and Cinthya Urquidi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1443
  25. Effective implementation strategies are needed to address the challenges encountered by teachers in implementation of evidence-based HV prevention programs in schools. The current study: 1) compares implementa...

    Authors: Bo Wang, Lynette Deveaux, Carly Herbert, Xiaoming Li, Lesley Cottrell, Richard Adderley, Maxwell Poitier, Arvis Mortimer, Glenda Rolle, Sharon Marshall, Nikkiah Forbes and Bonita Stanton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1442
  26. Night work has been increasing in the last decades due to new working arrangements for good and services production. Numerous studies have shown that night shift work causes disruptions in circadian rhythms th...

    Authors: Marie-Tülin Houot, Nastassia Tvardik, Emilie Cordina-Duverger, Pascal Guénel and Corinne Pilorget
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1441
  27. A worldwide pandemic of a new and unknown virus is characterised by scientific uncertainty. However, despite this uncertainty, health authorities must still communicate complex health risk information to the p...

    Authors: Siv Hilde Berg, Marie Therese Shortt, Henriette Thune, Jo Røislien, Jane K. O’Hara, Daniel Adrian Lungu and Siri Wiig
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1440
  28. Antibiotic resistance is a complex phenomenon heavily influenced by social, cultural, behavioural, and economic factors that lead to the misuse, overuse and abuse of antibiotics. Recent research has highlighte...

    Authors: Dimitrios Papadimou, Erik Malmqvist and Mirko Ancillotti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1439
  29. This study aims to confirm validity and reliability of the Hungarian version of Fear of COVID-19 Scale (FCV-19S) and evaluate its dimensional structure.

    Authors: Péter György Balázs, Ariel Mitev and Valentin Brodszky
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1438
  30. COVID-19 related lockdowns may have affected engagement in health behaviours among the UK adult population. This prospective observational study assessed socio-demographic patterning in attempts to change and ...

    Authors: Philip Anyanwu, Yvonne Moriarty, Grace McCutchan, Detelina Grozeva, Mark Goddard, Victoria Whitelock, Rebecca Cannings-John, Harriet Quinn-Scoggins, Jacqueline Hughes, Ardiana Gjini, Julie Hepburn, Kirstie Osborne, Michael Robling, Julia Townson, Jo Waller, Katriina L. Whitaker…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1437
  31. To assess the quantity and quality of studies using an observational measure of behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to narratively describe the association between self-report and observational data fo...

    Authors: Rachel Davies, Fiona Mowbray, Alex F. Martin, Louise E. Smith and G. James Rubin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1436
  32. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups worldwide. Newly emerging CALD populations formed by recently arrived refugees are predisposed to ...

    Authors: Sunita Joann Rebecca Healey, Nafiseh Ghafournia, Peter D. Massey, Karinne Andrich, Joy Harrison, Kathryn Taylor and Katarzyna Bolsewicz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1434
  33. Anaemia among women is a public health problem with associated adverse outcomes for mother and child. This study investigates the determinants of women’s anaemia in two Bengals; West Bengal (a province of Indi...

    Authors: Arup Jana, Aparajita Chattopadhyay and Unnati Rani Saha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1433
  34. Evidence on the association between the presence of fast-food outlets and Body Mass Index (BMI) is inconsistent. Furthermore, mechanisms underlying the fast-food outlet presence-BMI association are understudie...

    Authors: Carel-Peter L. van Erpecum, Sander K. R. van Zon, Ute Bültmann and Nynke Smidt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1432
  35. There is convincing evidence that unhealthy food marketing is extensive on television and in digital media, uses powerful persuasive techniques, and impacts dietary choices and consumption, particularly in chi...

    Authors: Amy Finlay, Eric Robinson, Andrew Jones, Michelle Maden, Caroline Cerny, Magdalena Muc, Rebecca Evans, Harriet Makin and Emma Boyland
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1431
  36. Majority of Malawians have not yet adopted COVID-19 mitigation measures despite having knowledge about its infectivity, morbidity, and fatality. Understanding drivers of hesitancy to adoption of COVID-19 mitig...

    Authors: Emmanuel Chilanga, Mastano Dzimbiri, Patrick Mwanjawala, Amanda Keller and Ruth Agather Mbeya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1430
  37. The dual urban–rural division system in China has led to distinguishes in economic development, medical services, and education as well as in mental health disparities. This study examined whether community fa...

    Authors: Wanlian Li, Guanghan Gao, Fei Sun and Lin Jiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1429
  38. Pacific Islanders, including those residing in the US Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI), experience some of the highest mortality rates resulting from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) worldwide. The Pacific I...

    Authors: Rachael T. Leon Guerrero, Margaret P. Hattori-Uchima, Grazyna Badowski, Tanisha F. Aflague, Kathryn Wood, Kristi Hammond and Remedios Perez
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1428
  39. Muscle weakness is a key criterion for important age-related conditions, including sarcopenia and frailty. Research suggests lower childhood socioeconomic position (SEP) may be associated with muscle weakness ...

    Authors: Mohamed Yusuf, Gallin Montgomery, Mark Hamer, Jamie McPhee and Rachel Cooper
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1427
  40. Public engagement in the research of environmental epidemiological problems is becoming an important measure to empower citizens to identify the local environmental and health problems and to explain different...

    Authors: Regina Grazuleviciene, Sandra Andrusaityte, Aurimas Rapalavicius and Audrius Dėdelė
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1426
  41. Multiparous women are supposed to be able to end their reproductive cycle to decrease population growth. This study aimed to analyze barriers for multiparous women to use long-term contraceptive methods (LTCM)...

    Authors: Agung Dwi Laksono, Nikmatur Rohmah and Hario Megatsari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1425
  42. Schools are valuable settings for implementing healthy lifestyle interventions. Teachers' health behaviors affect their health and well-being and might affect their position as role models for students. This s...

    Authors: Rachel Wilf-Miron, Roaa Kittany, Mor Saban and Ilya Kagan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1420

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  43. Tobacco is strongly associated with socioeconomic status (SES), however evidence on differences in tobacco cessation by socio-economic attributes remains fragmented, especially in developing countries. The pre...

    Authors: Rufi Shaikh and Nandita Saikia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1419
  44. Exposure to food and non-alcoholic beverage advertisements (F&B ads) on television, which can affect children’s nutrition knowledge, food consumption, diet quality, and purchasing preferences, is one aspect of...

    Authors: Nan Lei, Zechen Liu, Lin Xiang, Lihong Ye and Juan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1417
  45. Community health workers in Japan are commissioned to work on a voluntary basis on behalf of their communities, to promote healthy behaviors. They are a valuable resource because they can often provide health ...

    Authors: Yuki Imamatsu and Etsuko Tadaka
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1416
  46. The number of obese children is rising worldwide. Many studies have investigated single determinants of children’s body mass index (BMI), yet studies measuring determinants at different potential levels of inf...

    Authors: Raphael M. Herr, Freia De Bock, Katharina Diehl, Eva Wiedemann, Elena Sterdt, Miriam Blume, Stephanie Hoffmann, Max Herke, Marvin Reuter, Iryna Iashchenko and Sven Schneider
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1415
  47. While physical inactivity or prolonged sitting has been linked to an increased risk of frailty, the interaction between sitting time (ST), physical activity (PA) and frailty is not well understood. The aim of ...

    Authors: Na Li, Feng Huang, Hong Li, Siyang Lin, Yin Yuan and Pengli Zhu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2022 22:1414

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