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Editorial
The policy art of the “trade-off” for combatting COVID-19
Jong-Koo Lee
Received June 10, 2021  Accepted June 14, 2021  
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.0150    [Epub ahead of print]
Review Article
Review of the early reports of the epidemiological characteristics of the B.1.1.7 variant of SARS-CoV-2 and its spread worldwide
Yeonju Kim, Eun-Jin Kim, Sang-Won Lee, Donghyok Kwon
Received February 4, 2021  Accepted June 2, 2021  
The variant B.1.1.7 of SARS-CoV-2, the RNA virus causing the pandemic more than a year worldwide, was reported from UK in late Dec, 2020. It was reported that mortality increases by 65% and transmissibility increases by 70%, which may result in an increase of reproduction number to 1.13-1.55 from 0.75-0.85. To analyze the global increasing trend of the variant B.1.1.7,...
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.0037    [Epub ahead of print]
Original Article
Characteristics of hand-to-environment contact during indoor activities in daily life among Korean adults using a video-based observation method
Hyang Soon Oh, Mikyung Ryu, Youngran Yang
Received January 9, 2021  Accepted May 13, 2021  
Objectives The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of hand-to-environmental contact (HEC) and to identify the factors influencing HEC behavior in Korean adults’ indoor daily life. Methods Thirty participants were enrolled from January 14 to February 12, 2018 after providing informed consent for being videotaped. Data were collected by recording their indoor daily lives for 2 hours, resulting in 4,732...
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.0006    [Epub ahead of print]
Behavioral interventions for smoking cessation among adolescents: a rapid review and meta-analysis for the Korea Preventive Services Task Force
Younglee Choi, Cheol Min Lee, Belong Cho, Eon Sook Lee, Seung-Won Oh, Naae Lee, Jae Moon Yun
Received January 21, 2021  Accepted March 28, 2021  
Objectives The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of behavioral smoking cessation interventions among adolescents. Methods MEDLINE, CENTRAL, Embase, CINAHL, KoreaMed, and KMbase were searched from inception to June 2020. Systematic reviews (SRs) or meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were initially searched to perform a rapid SR. After selecting the final SR, RCTs after the publication year of the...
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.0018    [Epub ahead of print]
A spatial analysis of the association between social vulnerability and the cumulative number of confirmed deaths from COVID-19 in United States counties through November 14, 2020
Baksun Sung
Received December 30, 2020  Accepted April 13, 2021  
Objectives Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is classified as a natural hazard, and social vulnerability describes the susceptibility of social groups to potential damages from natural hazards. Therefore, the objective of this study was to examine the association between social vulnerability and the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths (per 100,000) in 3,141 United States counties. Methods The cumulative number of COVID-19 deaths was...
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2020.0372    [Epub ahead of print]
Limitations of immunization registers at community health centers for measuring immunization coverage: a case study of the Japanese encephalitis mass immunization program in Bali Province, Indonesia
Anak A. S. Sawitri, Putu C. D. Yuliyatni, Made D. Ariawan, Komang A. Kartika Sari, Raka Susanti, I Nyoman Sutarsa
Received August 29, 2020  Accepted March 24, 2021  
Objectives The aim of this study was to compare the coverage of Japanese encephalitis (JE) immunization obtained from a recall survey and immunization registers at community health centers (CHCs) in Bali Province, Indonesia. Methods A population-based survey was conducted, and random 2-staged selection of clusters of sub-villages was performed. The sample consisted of households with children aged 9 months to 15 years old....
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2020.0241    [Epub ahead of print]
Short Communication
Socio-demographic disparities in the eating behaviour of Malaysian children during the COVID-19 lockdown
Sabrina Premila Joseph Louis, Tan Seok Tyug
Received February 21, 2021  Accepted April 6, 2021  
Objectives This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the eating behaviour of Malaysian children aged 2 to 11 years old during the Movement Control Order (MCO) due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Methods A total of 204 Malaysian parents of children aged 2 to 11 years old were recruited for this study using a combination of purposive and snowball sampling approaches. Parents were...
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.0053    [Epub ahead of print]
Original Article
Epidemiological, imaging, laboratory, and clinical characteristics and factors related to mortality in patients with COVID-19: a single-center study
Zohreh Azarkar, Hamid Salehiniya, Toba Kazemi, Hamid Abbaszadeh
Received January 13, 2021  Accepted April 13, 2021  
Objectives Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a novel pandemic. Considerable differences in disease severity and the mortality rate have been observed in different parts of the world. The present study investigated the characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Iran. Methods We established a retrospective cohort to study hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Iran. Epidemiological, imaging, laboratory, and clinical characteristics and outcomes...
DOI: https://doi.org/10.24171/j.phrp.2021.0012    [Epub ahead of print]

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