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  1. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe and is associated with significant clinical and humanitarian burden. The desire for parenthood has been described to be positively correlated with psy...

    Authors: Falk Batz, Eva Lermer, Sonia Lech, Grace O’Malley, Alaleh Zati zehni, Davina Zenz-Spitzweg, Sven Mahner, Joachim Behr, Christian J. Thaler and Pichit Buspavanich
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:232
  2. The UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) Health Protection Teams (HPTs) provide specialist public health advice and operational support to NHS, local authorities and other agencies in England. The development o...

    Authors: Rosalie Allison, David J Roberts, Adam Briggs, Shona Arora and Sarah Anderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:231
  3. As a new disease, communities possess little natural immunity to COVID-19 and vaccines are considered critical to preventing and reducing the incidence of severe illness. This study, inspired by Protection Mot...

    Authors: Xia Zou, Qiang Chen, Yangyi Zhang and Richard Evans
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:230
  4. Few studies have reported antibiotic purchases from retail drug shops in relation to gender in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Using a One Health approach, we aimed to examine gender dimensions of ant...

    Authors: Emily K. Rousham, Papreen Nahar, Mohammad Rofi Uddin, Mohammad Aminul Islam, Fosiul Alam Nizame, Nirnita Khisa, S. M. Salim Akter, Mohammad Saeed Munim, Mahbubur Rahman and Leanne Unicomb
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:229
  5. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major global public health problem. Women are the principal victims of IPV, and some special populations have been particularly impacted. The Akha and Lahu women are vulner...

    Authors: Onnalin Singkhorn, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Peeradone Srichan, Thanatchaporn Mulikaburt, Siwarak Kitchanapaibul, Anusorn Udplong, Panupong Upala, Chalitar Chomchoei, Fartima Yeemard, Ratipark Tamornpark and Pilasinee Wongnuch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:228
  6. Given the accelerated speed of COVID-19 vaccine research and administration, the main barriers to herd immunity appear to be concerns about safety and efficacy. Men and women preparing for pregnancy may have t...

    Authors: Anjiang Lei, Chunyang Xi, Xiaoxue Luo, Yan Pu and Huaxuan You
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:227
  7. Tobacco, khat, alcohol, and marijuana are the main risk factors for non-communicable diseases. There are limited studies on substance use in Ethiopia, especially among secondary school students. This study aim...

    Authors: Selamawit Hirpa, Andrew W Fogarty, Adamu Addissie, Linda Bauld, Thomas Frese, Susanne Unverzagt, Eva J. Kantelhardt, Sefonias Getachew and Wakgari Deressa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:226
  8. Empowering adolescent girls is an important component of combating malnutrition in this age group. Because empowerment is multidimensional and context specific, it can be difficult for policymakers and practit...

    Authors: Alison Y. Riddle, Wenshan Li, Zulfiqar A. Bhutta, Carol Vlassoff, Monica Taljaard, Elizabeth Kristjansson, Vivian Welch and George A. Wells
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:225
  9. Using XGBoost (XGB), this study demonstrates how flexible machine learning modelling can complement traditional statistical modelling (multinomial logistic regression) as a sensitivity analysis and predictive ...

    Authors: Søren Skotte Bjerregaard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:224
  10. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a measure of childhood toxic stress that have a dose-dependent relationship with many adult health outcomes. While ACEs have been validated across diverse populations t...

    Authors: Deepika D. Parmar, Alexandra M. Minnis, Elodia Caballero, Melissa Zerofsky, Megan Comfort and Marissa Raymond-Flesch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:223
  11. People returning to communities from prison or jail face stressors related to securing housing, including discrimination, restrictions based on prior felony convictions, and limited economic and social resourc...

    Authors: Olivia Baker, Chevaughn Wellington, Carolina R. Price, DeShana Tracey, Lindsay Powell, Sara Loffredo, Silvia Moscariello and Jaimie P. Meyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:222
  12. In front of the physical and social isolation, as well as feelings of fear and instability imposed by the pandemic of COVID-19, especially for risk groups such as people 50 + , it became even more relevant to ...

    Authors: Kerolyn Ramos Garcia, Andrea Pecce Bento, Aline Gomes de Oliveira, Rafaela Alves da Silva, Marileusa Dosolina Chiarello, Isabelle Patriciá Freitas Soares Chariglione and Margô Gomes de Oliveira Karnikowski
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:221
  13. Psychotic experiences (PEs) are associated with increased risk of later mental disorders and so could be valuable in prevention studies. However, to date few intervention studies have examined PEs. Given this ...

    Authors: Lorna Staines, Colm Healy, Paul Corcoran, Helen Keeley, Helen Coughlan, Elaine McMahon, Padraig Cotter, David Cotter, Ian Kelleher, Camilla Wasserman, Romuald Brunner, Michael Kaess, Marco Sarchiapone, Christina W. Hoven, Vladimir Carli, Danuta Wasserman…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:219
  14. Generally, recurrent teenage pregnancies are public health menaces that impede the quality of life of teenage mothers, their offspring, and society as a whole. However, there is paucity of information regardin...

    Authors: Agartha Afful Boateng, Charles Owusu-Aduomi Botchwey, Bruce Afeti Adatorvor, Michael Afari Baidoo, Dorothy Serwaa Boakye and Richard Boateng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:218
  15. The ongoing benefits of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) for respiratory infectious diseases in China are still unclear. We aimed to explore the changes in seven respi...

    Authors: Zhongbao Zuo, Chunli Yang, Fei Ye, Miaochan Wang, Jing Wu, Chengjiang Tao, Yunhao Xun, Zhaoyi Li, Shourong Liu, Jinsong Huang and Aifang Xu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:217
  16. The Latinx population experiences some of the highest rates of chronic disease, including obesity and type II diabetes. Such conditions may be especially burdensome in rural Latinx communities that often face ...

    Authors: Ann Marie Cheney, William J. McCarthy, María Pozar, Christina Reaves, Gabriela Ortiz, Diana Lopez, Perla A. Saldivar and Lillian Gelberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:216
  17. Convincing evidence supports the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions in preventing the occurrence of diabetes in high-income countries, however little is known about appropriate interventions for use in A...

    Authors: Jillian Hill, Yandiswa Yako, Cindy George, Hannibal Musarurwa, Esme Jordaan and Andre P. Kengne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:214
  18. Understanding public perceptions of the health risks of climate change is critical to inform risk communication and support the adoption of adaptive behaviours. In Canada, very few studies have explored public...

    Authors: Nora Casson, Laura Cameron, Ian Mauro, Karl Friesen-Hughes and Rhéa Rocque
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:212
  19. Prevalence of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is increasing worldwide. The objective of this study was to determine the proportion of people in Northern Iceland with prediabetes, at risk of dev...

    Authors: Elín Arnardóttir, Árún K. Sigurðardóttir, Marit Graue, Beate-Christin Hope Kolltveit and Timothy Skinner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:211
  20. Physical activity benefits physical and mental health. However, limited research investigates if physical activity can improve outcomes from the grieving process following the death of a parent.

    Authors: Jane Williams, Neil Howlett, Gillian W. Shorter, Julia K. Zakrzewski-Fruer and Angel Marie Chater
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:210
  21. Early life in-utero can have long-term influence on the mental health status of individuals in adulthood, such as depression. Age, gender, socio-economic status, education, and geography are demographic factor...

    Authors: Hao Zhou, Danni Peng-Li, Juan Chen, Dong Sun and Bin Wan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:209
  22. Avoiding deemed necessary healthcare needs may worsen prognosis and treatment options, and damage people’s ability to perform their roles in society. Our study investigates why people avoid healthcare services...

    Authors: Seher Nur Sulku, Yagmur Tokatlioglu and Kubra Cosar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:208
  23. In China, communicable diseases (CD) have a negative impact on public health and economic stability. The influx of migrants, who make up a substantial portion of China’s population and continue to rapidly expa...

    Authors: Xiaodan Lin, Xiuhua Mao, FuZhi Ai and Weiguang Yao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:207
  24. Food adulteration is an increasingly recognized global public health problem. In low- and middle-income countries like Bangladesh, adulteration is difficult to detect and respond to. We explored customers’ per...

    Authors: Dalia Yeasmin, Musa Baker, Abu-Hena Mostofa Kamal, Md Saiful Islam, Mahbubur Rahman, Peter J. Winch and Leanne Unicomb
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:206
  25. Research has begun to examine whether blue space is beneficial to mental health. While results are promising, it is difficult to know which aspects of mental health or mental ill-health may benefit most. Physi...

    Authors: Emma Murrin, Nicole Taylor, Louisa Peralta, Dean Dudley, Wayne Cotton and Rhiannon Lee White
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:203
  26. In middle-aged and particularly older adults, body mass index (BMI) is associated with various health outcomes. We examined associations between physical activity (PA) and longitudinal BMI change in persons ag...

    Authors: Laura Cleven, Jeremy A. Syrjanen, Yonas E. Geda, Luke R. Christenson, Ronald C. Petersen, Maria Vassilaki, Alexander Woll and Janina Krell-Roesch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:202
  27. The 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7) was introduced in 2006 and the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in 2010 in the UK. PCVs are active immunization for the prevention of invasive...

    Authors: Salini Mohanty, Bélène Podmore, Ana Cuñado Moral, Thomas Weiss, Ian Matthews, Eric Sarpong, Ignacio Méndez and Nawab Qizilbash
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:201
  28. Ethiopia has seen an increase in the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) due to conflict and violence related to border-based disputes and climate change. This study examines the insecurities experie...

    Authors: Janet Kemei, Bukola (Oladunni) Salami, Matiwos Soboka, Hayat Imam Mohamed Gommaa, Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika and Tina Lavin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:200
  29. Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) poses a serious public health threat globally and within the United States. Preliminary evidence highlighted surges in IPV during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic offers a un...

    Authors: Kathryn G. Wyckoff, Subasri Narasimhan, Kaylee Stephenson, Amy J. Zeidan, Randi N. Smith and Dabney P. Evans
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:199
  30. Post-stroke complications affect the informal caregivers equally as the stroke survivors, especially those who have a moderate to worst prognosis in functional capacity recovery. Caregiver Assessment of Functi...

    Authors: Nurfaten Hamzah, Kamarul Imran Musa, Muhammad Hibatullah Romli, Xin Wee Chen, Mohd Zulkifli Abdul Rahim, Jafri Malin Abdullah, Mohd Azmi Suliman, Mohd Ismail Ibrahim, Tengku Alina Tengku Ismail, Iliatha Papachristou Nadal and Suresh Kumar Kamalakannan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:198
  31. This study examined the association between cognitive function and three neighborhood ‘disamenities’ that may pose local barriers to utilizing community resources and increase risk for cognitive decline.

    Authors: Wenshan Yu, Michael Esposito, Mao Li, Philippa Clarke, Suzanne Judd and Jessica Finlay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:197
  32. The Central Dry Zone (CDZ) is one of the most important livestock production areas of Myanmar. However, there is an eminent lack of information on the attitudes and traditional beliefs of local farmers and liv...

    Authors: Tu Tu Zaw Win, Angus Campbell, Ricardo J. Soares Magalhaes, Kyaw Naing Oo and Joerg Henning
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:196
  33. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused difficulties and changes in many aspects of people’s health and lives. Although infection affected work capacity, during the first wave policies for sick leave due to COVID-19 ...

    Authors: Tamar Abzhandadze, Emma Westerlind and Hanna C. Persson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:195
  34. Sexual and reproductive health is crucial to a normal and healthy female life. However, little interest has been placed on this subject particularly in the resource-limited settings of Cameroon. The study asse...

    Authors: Agbor Nathan Emeh, Ngouakam Hermann, Elvis Asangbeng Tanue and Nsagha Shey Dickson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:193
  35. Regulatory authorities register medicines for patients to access them within a reasonable period of time. There is a paucity of available data regarding the extent to which registered medicines reach the publi...

    Authors: Ntobeko Magnate Mpanza, Brian Godman, Mothobi Godfrey Keele and Moliehi Matlala
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:192
  36. The COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out across all the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries, with countries setting targets for achieving full vaccination rates. The aim of this study was to compare the uptak...

    Authors: Chundung Asabe Miner, Chikasirimobi G. Timothy, Khathutshelo Percy, Mashige, Uchechukwu Levi Osuagwu, Esther Awazzi Envuladu, Onyekachukwu Mary-Anne Amiebenomo, Godwin Ovenseri-Ogbomo, Deborah Donald Charwe, Piwuna Christopher Goson, Bernadine N. Ekpenyong, Emmanuel Kwasi Abu, Raymond Langsi, Richard Oloruntoba, Tanko Ishaya and Kingsley E. Agho
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:191
  37. Poor perinatal mental health and maternal sensitivity towards a child in the early years can carry a long-term cost to individuals and to society, and result in negative child outcomes such as poor mental heal...

    Authors: Kate E. Mooney, Tracey Bywater, Josie Dickerson, Gerry Richardson, Bo Hou, John Wright and Sarah Blower
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:190
  38. People often feel urges to engage in activities that violate pandemic public health guidelines. Research on these urges has been reliant on measures of typical behaviour, which fail to capture these urges as t...

    Authors: Simon T. van Baal, Antonio Verdejo-García and Jakob Hohwy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:189
  39. Perception of risk is a central construct of models of health behaviour change as it is assumed to be an intermediate step before adoption of the related safer behaviour. In the context of HIV/AIDS, the litera...

    Authors: Takwanisa Machemedze
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:188
  40. Adolescence is a key-developmental stage for physical, neurological, psychological, and social changes. In this developmental stage, a large number of people struggle with mental health problems like stress, a...

    Authors: Trine Nøhr Winding, Mette Lykke Nielsen and Regine Grytnes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:186
  41. Authors: Yao Rodion Konu, Siaka Condé, Fifonsi Gbeasor-Komlanvi, Arnold Junior Sadio, Martin Kouame Tchankoni, Joel Anani, Alexandra Bitty-Anderson, Bisimwa Ruhana Mirindi, Fatoumata Binta Tidiane Diallo, Moustapha MIjiyawa, Anoumou Claver Dagnra and Didier Koumavi Ekouevi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:185

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  42. Local governments and other public health entities often need population health measures at the county or subcounty level for activities such as resource allocation and targeting public health interventions, a...

    Authors: Shaina L. Stacy, Hukum Chandra, Saurav Guha, Raanan Gurewitsch, Lu Ann L. Brink, Linda B. Robertson, David O. Wilson, Jian-Min Yuan and Saumyadipta Pyne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:184
  43. Granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) can only be utilized upon declaration that a specialized set of circumstances exist which justify the authorization. In 20...

    Authors: Stuart H. Williams, Megan D. McFarlane, Mary Giammarino and Jamie Oleksa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:183
  44. Sustainable and effective eHealth requires accessibility for everyone. Little is known about how accessibility of eHealth is perceived among people with various impairments. The aim of this study was to compar...

    Authors: Linda Pettersson, Stefan Johansson, Ingrid Demmelmaier and Catharina Gustavsson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:181

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