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Ellen Øen Carlsen; Maria C. Magnus; Laura Oakley (et al.)
Pregnant women are recommended to receive COVID-19 vaccination to reduce risk of severe COVID-19. Whether vaccination during pregnancy also provides passive protection to infants after birth remains unclear. This study aimed to determine whether COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy was associated with reduced risk of COVID-19 in infants up to age 4 months during COVID-19 pandemic periods dominated by Delta and Omicron variants. This nationwide, register-based cohort study included all live-born infants born in Norway between September 1, 2021, and February 28, 2022.
Czarecah Tuppil Oropilla; Elin Eriksen Ødegaard; Gloria Quinones (et al.)
Rubén Rodríguez-Cano; Laura Cortés-García; Vidar S. Ulset (et al.)
Ketil Størdal; Paz Lopez-Doriga Ruiz; Margrethe Greve-Isdahl (et al.)
This study aims to determine risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 infection and hospitalisation among children and adolescents. It is a nationwide, population-based cohort study which was conducted in Norway from 1 March 2020 to 30 November 2021 and included all Norwegian residents<18 years of age.
Tine S. Eri; Ellen Blix; Soo Downe (et al.)
When Europe was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, changes were made in maternity care to reduce infections. In Norway, hospital maternity wards, postnatal wards, and neonatal units’ companions and visitors were restricted. We aimed to explore the experiences of being pregnant, giving birth and becoming a parent in Norway during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is based on the responses from women who provided in-depth qualitative accounts to the ongoing Babies Born Better survey version 3 during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. The responses were analysed with inductive thematic analysis.
Vidar Sandsaunet Ulset; Tilmann von Soest (et al.)
Ellen Haug; Silje Mæland; Stine Lehmann (et al.)
This paper aimed to examine the stability and change in internet and offline gaming and the association with physical inactivity among adolescents in Norway during the pandemic. A total of 2940 youth (58% girls) aged 12–19 years participated in an online longitudinal two-wave survey during the first Norwegian national lockdown in April 2020 (t1) and in December 2020 (t2). Gaming behavior and physical activity status were assessed at both time points. Age, gender, and socioeconomic status were included as covariates.
Anna Godøy; Maja Weemes Grøtting; Rannveig Kaldager Hart
Karin Magnusson; Katrine Damgaard Skyrud; Pål Suren (et al.)
This study aimed to explore whether and for how long use of healthcare services is increased among children and adolescents after covid-19. Norwegians aged 1-19 years (n=706 885) who were tested for SARS-CoV-2 from 1 August 2020 to 1 February 2021 (n=10 279 positive, n=275 859 negative) or not tested (n=420 747) and were not admitted to hospital, by age groups 1-5, 6-15, and 16-19 years.
Stine Lehmann; Jens Christoffer Skogen; Gro M. Sandal (et al.)
The COVID-19 pandemic may have multifarious adverse effects on the mental health of some youth. To our knowledge, no study has followed young people beyond the first 6 months of the pandemic outbreak. The aim of this study was to examine 1) Change in internalizing, externalizing, and total mental health problems over two time-points with a nine-month interval during the COVID-19 outbreak and 2) Whether contextual and COVID-19-related factors contribute to change in mental health problems. Youth within the municipality of Bergen aged 11-19 years were invited via SMS to participate in an online survey in April and again in December 2020. A total of 2997 (40% response rate) youth participated at baseline in the present study, and 1598 (53.3%) completed the second survey. At baseline, the mean age was 16.0 (standard deviations 1.7) years, about 60% were girls, and 93% were born in Norway. Comparison across time was approached using inferential statistics and mixed linear models with maximum likelihood estimation and mixed-effects logistic regression models.
Miriam S. Johnson; Nora Skjerdingstad; Omid V. Ebrahimi (et al.)
Nora Skjerdingstad; Miriam S. Johnson; Sverre U. Johnson (et al.)
Laura L. Oakley; Anne K. Örtqvist; Jonas Kinge (et al.)
Although some studies have reported a decrease in preterm birth following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, findings are inconsistent. This study aimed to compare the incidence of preterm birth before and after the introduction of COVID-19 mitigation measures in Scandinavian countries, using robust population-based registry data.
Ingvild West Saxvig; Ståle Pallesen; Børge Sivertsen (et al.)
Arnhild Myhr; Linn Renée Naper; Indira Samarawickrema (et al.)
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