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  1. Early onset of adiposity rebound (AR) is considered an early indicator of obesity risk. Our objective was to investigate the association of birth outcomes and early physical growth patterns with early AR in ch...

    Authors: Jixing Zhou, Yuzhu Teng, Shanshan Zhang, Mengting Yang, Shuangqin Yan, Fangbiao Tao and Kun Huang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2405
  2. Tuberculosis is one of the most serious challenges facing the global healthcare system. This study aims to investigate the incidence and mortality of tuberculosis in Iran from 2010 to 2019 as well as its relat...

    Authors: Hossien Fallahzadeh, Zaher Khazaei, Moslem Lari Najafi, Sajjad Rahimi Pordanjani and Elham Goodarzi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2404
  3. Globally, most people with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) and their households experience catastrophic costs of illness, diagnosis, and care. However, the factors associated with experiencing catas...

    Authors: Thi Anh Mai Pham, Rachel Forse, Andrew J. Codlin, Thi Hoang Yen Phan, Thanh Thi Nguyen, Nga Nguyen, Luan Nguyen Quang Vo, Phan Thuong Dat, Ha Dang Thi Minh, Lan Huu Nguyen, Hoa Binh Nguyen, Nhung Viet Nguyen, Miranda Bodfish, Knut Lönnroth, Tom Wingfield and Kristi Sidney Annerstedt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2372
  4. Although childbearing health care is wellness-based and promotes normal physiology, it is in a medical model and focuses on risk aversion and disease prevention. The salutogenic theory might provide an alterna...

    Authors: Bingbing Li, Mengmei Yuan, Ke Zhang, Sha Ni, Huimin Zhao, Xi Lang, Zhenjing Hu and Tieying Zeng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2403
  5. Recent studies have introduced elevated lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)) as a risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD). This study investigated whether the addition of Lp(a) as a novel biomarker to the Framingham Ri...

    Authors: Mojgan Ghavami, Alireza Abdshah, Sadaf Esteghamati, Nima Hafezi-Nejad, Manouchehr Nakhjavani and Alireza Esteghamati
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2402
  6. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person social interactions and opportunities for accessing resources that sustain health and well-being have drastically reduced. We therefore designed the pan-Cana...

    Authors: Stephan Gabet, Benoit Thierry, Rania Wasfi, Guido Simonelli, Catherine Hudon, Lily Lessard, Ève Dubé, Bouchra Nasri, Yan Kestens and Grégory Moullec
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2401
  7. In 2022, Omicron outbreaks occurred at multiple sites in China. It is of great importance to track the incidence trends and transmission dynamics of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to guide further interve...

    Authors: Yifei Ma, Shujun Xu, Yuxin Luo, Jiantao Li, Lijian Lei, Lu He, Tong Wang, Hongmei Yu and Jun Xie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2400
  8. Studies argue that knowledge about motives for physical activity participation can inform activities, initiatives and interventions to promote physical activity. However, most of these studies are based on sma...

    Authors: Karsten Elmose-Østerlund, Birgitte Westerskov Dalgas, Thomas Viskum Gjelstrup Bredahl, Lars Lenze, Jens Høyer-Kruse and Bjarne Ibsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2399
  9. Despite several strategies exist for anemia prevention and control, it has been the major public health important problem in the world. Numerous immediate and long-term health issues were reported in children ...

    Authors: Molla Azmeraw, Amare Kassaw, Samuel Derbie Habtegiorgis, Agimasie Tigabu, Abraham Tsedalu Amare, Kindie Mekuria, Dessie Temesgen, Alemu Birara Zemariam, Gashaw Kerebeh, Berihun Bantie, Dessie Alemnew and Biruk Beletew Abate
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2398
  10. Environmental quality significantly affects various aspects of human existence. This study employs ecological footprint as a proxy to assess the impact of environmental quality on the TFR, measured as births p...

    Authors: Shah Md Atiqul Haq, Mohammad Ashraful Ferdous Chowdhury, Khandaker Jafor Ahmed and Mohammed Thanvir Ahmed Chowdhury
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2397
  11. Cervical cancer is preventable with vaccination and early detection and treatment programs. However, for these programs to work as intended, stigma related to HPV and cervical cancer must be understood and add...

    Authors: Rachel M. Morse, Joanna Brown, Julia C. Gage, Bryn A. Prieto, Magdalena Jurczuk, Andrea Matos, Javier Vásquez Vásquez, Reyles Ríos Reátegui, Graciela Meza-Sanchez, Luis Antonio Díaz Córdova, Patti E. Gravitt, J. Kathleen Tracy and Valerie A. Paz-Soldan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2396
  12. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is common globally, but there is a lack of research on how to intervene early with men who might be using IPV. Building on evidence supporting the benefits of online interventio...

    Authors: Kelsey Hegarty, Laura Tarzia, Carolina Navarro Medel, Mohajer Hameed, Patty Chondros, Lisa Gold, Simone Tassone, Gene Feder and Cathy Humphreys
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2395
  13. Scrub typhus is a significant tropical disease, occurring in rural settings and therefore usually afflicting remote agricultural populations who have lower socioeconomic status and limited access to medical ca...

    Authors: Nidanuch Tasak, Tawatchai Apidechkul, Andrew C. K. Law, Mohammad Yazid Abdad, Peeradone Srichan, Carlo Perrone, Ampai Tanganuchitcharnchai, Jantana Wongsantichon and Stuart D. Blacksell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2394
  14. Early initiation of antenatal care visits is an essential component of services to improve maternal health. Conducting a detailed study about the mean difference in timing at first antenatal checks across regi...

    Authors: Gemechu Chemeda Feyisa, Alemayehu Dagne, Delelegn Woyessa, Tenna Ephrem, Ausman Ahmed, Habtamu G/Senbet, Getachew Chane and Senahara Korsa Wake
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2393
  15. People living with HIV (PLWH) have a higher risk of developing hypertension compared to HIV uninfected individuals. HIV assisted partner services (aPS), where PLWH are assisted by a healthcare provider to disc...

    Authors: Beatrice Wamuti, Betsy Sambai, Christine Magambo, Margaret Ndegwa, Paul Macharia, Tecla M.Temu, Carey Farquhar and David Bukusi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2391
  16. To develop prevention programs or early interventions to reduce alcohol consumption and related problems among college students, it is essential to understand their motivations for drinking and the spontaneous...

    Authors: Marina Noto Faria, Elaine Lucas dos Santos, Ana Regina Noto, André Bedendo and Maria Lucia O. Souza-Formigoni
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2390
  17. Food pantry clients have high rates of food insecurity and greater risk for and prevalence of diet-related diseases. Many clients face time, resource, and physical constraints that limit their ability to prepa...

    Authors: Kelseanna Hollis-Hansen, Carolyn Haskins, Jessica Turcios, Michael E. Bowen, Tammy Leonard, MinJae Lee, Jaclyn Albin, Benaye Wadkins-Chambers, Cynthia Thompson, Taylor Hall and Sandi L. Pruitt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2389
  18. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. However, current evidence on the association between muscle quality and CVD is limited. This study investigate...

    Authors: Yanlin Chen, Weidong Lin, Lu Fu, Huiyi Liu, Shuyu Jin, Xingdong Ye, Sijia Pu and Yumei Xue
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2388
  19. Iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs) are a significant global public health issue that affects the physical and mental development of every age group, with children and nursing mothers being the most vulnerable....

    Authors: Bewuketu Terefe, Mahlet Moges Jembere and Nega Tezera Assimamaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2387
  20. In previous studies, it has been observed that mother’s perinatal mental health (PMH) problems can be improved by engaging in appropriate health care-seeking behaviors. However, the exact mechanism that influe...

    Authors: Shanshan An and Sheng Sun
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2386
  21. Social networks contribute to normative reinforcement of HIV prevention strategies, knowledge sharing, and social capital, but little research has characterized the social networks of transgender women (TW) in...

    Authors: Tijana Temelkovska, Kathleen Moriarty, Leyla Huerta, Amaya G. Perez-Brumer, Eddy R. Segura, Ryan Colby Passaro, Jordan E. Lake, Jesse L. Clark and Cheríe S. Blair
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2385
  22. Behavioral lifestyles are important social determinants of health. The impact of changes in living arrangements on behavioral lifestyles is currently under-explored. This study aims to examine the association ...

    Authors: Xiaojun Liu, Lingling Zhang, Huajing Chang, Mengshi Chen and Yimin Huang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2384
  23. Fishing populations constitute a suitable key population amongst which to conduct HIV prevention trials due to very high HIV prevalence and incidence, however, these are highly mobile populations. We determine...

    Authors: Andrew Abaasa, Paul Mee, Agnes Nanyonjo, Sue Easton, Frank Tanser and Gershim Asiki
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2383
  24. Despite tremendous progress in improving antiretroviral therapy (ART) access, advanced HIV disease (AHD) still remains a challenge globally. Reasons for delayed presentation to care and ART adherence may be af...

    Authors: Leila Katirayi, Thulani Maphosa, Lloyd Chilikutali, Rachel K Chamanga, Josephine Petersson, Sarah Khatib, Boswell Munthali, Rose Nyirenda, Eddie Matiya, Laywell Nyirenda, Appolinaire Tiam and Lise Denoeud-Ndam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2382
  25. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes mellitus are major health issues in Tonga and other Pacific countries, although mortality levels and trends are unclear. We assess the impacts of cause-of-death certif...

    Authors: Carah A. Figueroa, Christine L. Linhart, Catherine Dearie, Latu E. Fusimalohi, Sioape Kupu, Stephen L. Morrell and Richard J. Taylor
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2381
  26. Exposure to household air pollution (HAP) accounted for the loss of 86 million healthy lives in 2019, with almost half of all deaths due to lower respiratory infection among children under 5 years of age. Simi...

    Authors: Amamah Noor, Ammar Aftab, Memuna Aslam and Sara Imanpour
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2380
  27. Accurate information is essential so that HIV infection can be detected in time for initiation of HIV/AIDS treatment. Immigrants are at high risk for delayed HIV testing and diagnosis, but foreign residents in...

    Authors: Shiho Nagai, Teruyo Kitahara, Katsuyuki Kito and Masahito Hitosugi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2379
  28. Evidence on the role of physical activity (PA) on healthcare utilization and expenditure is limited in China. We aimed to examine the association between the total physical activity (TPA) per week, healthcare ...

    Authors: Xiao-Lin Lei, Ke Gao, Huan Wang, Wei Chen, Gen-Rui Chen and Xing Wen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2378
  29. Recent deliberations by Australian public health researchers and practitioners produced an ethical framework of how decisions should be made to distribute pandemic influenza vaccine. The outcome of the deliber...

    Authors: Kristy Crooks, Kylie Taylor, Kiara Burns, Sandy Campbell, Chris Degeling, Jane Williams, Ross Andrews, Peter Massey, Jodie McVernon and Adrian Miller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2377
  30. Regular participation in cervical cancer screening is critical to reducing mortality. Although certain sociodemographic factors are known to be associated with one-time participation in screening, little is kn...

    Authors: Kelly M. Castañeda, Grigory Sidorenkov, Marian J. E. Mourits, Bert van der Vegt, Albert G. Siebers, Karin M. Vermeulen, Ed Schuuring, G. Bea A. Wisman and Geertruida H. de Bock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2376
  31. COVID-19 is still prevalent in most countries around the world at the low level. Residents’ lifestyle behaviors and emotions are critical to prevent COVID-19 and keep healthy, but there is lacking of confirmat...

    Authors: Yudong Miao, Wanliang Zhang, Yi Li, Jian Wu, Zhanlei Shen, Junwen Bai, Dongfang Zhu, Ruizhe Ren, Jingbao Zhang, Dan Guo, Clifford Silver Tarimo, Chengpeng Li and Wenyong Dong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2374
  32. During an infectious disease outbreak, primary preventive pre-exposure vaccination (PPV) could substantially increase the potential for its control, if uptake is sufficiently high. An important tool to increas...

    Authors: Ymke J. Evers, Francine Schneider, Veja Widdershoven, Cornelia J. D. Goense, Charlotte M. M. Peters, Sjoerd G. van Elsen, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe and Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2373
  33. An increasing number of systematic reviews (SRs) in the environmental field have been published in recent years as a result of the global concern about the health impacts of air pollution and temperature. Howe...

    Authors: Xuping Song, Qiyin Luo, Liangzhen Jiang, Yan Ma, Yue Hu, Yunze Han, Rui Wang, Jing Tang, Yiting Guo, Qitao Zhang, Zhongyu Ma, Yunqi Zhang, Xinye Guo, Shumei Fan, Chengcheng Deng, Xinyu Fu…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2371
  34. The discussion about breast cancer (BC) causation continues to be surrounded by a number of myths and misbeliefs. If efforts are misdirected towards reducing risk from false mythical causes, individuals might ...

    Authors: Mohamedraed Elshami, Islam Osama Ismail, Mohammed Alser, Ibrahim Al-Slaibi, Roba Jamal Ghithan, Faten Darwish Usrof, Malak Ayman Mousa Qawasmi, Heba Mahmoud Okshiya, Nouran Ramzi Shaban Shurrab, Ibtisam Ismail Mahfouz, Aseel AbdulQader Fannon, Mona Radi Mohammad Hawa, Narmeen Giacaman, Manar Ahmaro, Rula Khader Zaatreh, Wafa Aqel AbuKhalil…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2370
  35. Hepatitis E can potentially progress to HEV-related acute liver failure (HEV-ALF). East and South Asia bear a substantial burden of HEV infection, with Bangladesh, China, and India facing the most severe threa...

    Authors: Rui Dong, Dongchun Chang, Zhenghan Luo, Mengting Zhang, Qing Guan, Chao Shen, Yue Chen, Peng Huang and Jie Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2369
  36. There is no tradition of serving school lunches in primary schools in the Netherlands. Most children tend to bring their own packed lunch, however these are often nutritionally suboptimal. While school lunch p...

    Authors: Frédérique C. Rongen, S. Coosje Dijkstra, Tobie H. Hupkens, Monique H. Vingerhoeds, Jacob C. Seidell and Ellen van Kleef
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2367
  37. The high under-five mortality rate (U5MR) in Africa is a significant public health concern. Previous studies have found that satellite retrieved light at night (LAN) data with long-term and global coverage can...

    Authors: Xinyue Li, Jovine Bachwenkizi, Renjie Chen, Haidong Kan and Xia Meng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2366
  38. This study aimed to investigated nutritional status and estimated the adequacy of dietary intake of university students during shipboard internships.

    Authors: Hyejin Chun, Jung-Heun Ha, Hyohyeon Im, Cho Young Jung and Miae Doo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2365
  39. As climate conditions deteriorate, human health faces a broader range of threats. This study aimed to determine the risk of death from metabolic syndrome (MetS) due to meteorological factors. We collected dail...

    Authors: Tao Zhang, Man Ni, Juan Jia, Yujie Deng, Xiaoya Sun, Xinqi Wang, Yuting Chen, Lanlan Fang, Hui Zhao, Shanshan Xu, Yubo Ma, Jiansheng Zhu and Faming Pan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2363
  40. Ebola virus disease is a medical condition whose consequent effects on quality of life of patients. In the history of infectious diseases, there have been pathologies that have had significant repercussions fo...

    Authors: Kisughu Munyumu, Charles Wafula, Vincent Were, Françoise Katungu, Ndemo Mbasa and Margaret Kaseje
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2362
  41. Loneliness is a significant public health concern due to its detrimental impact on health and wellbeing. Despite people with disability reporting higher levels of loneliness than the general population, there ...

    Authors: Jodie Bailie, Glenda M. Bishop, Hannah Badland, Eric Emerson, Zoe Aitken, Roger Stancliffe, Kanchana Ekanayake and Gwynnyth Llewellyn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2361
  42. At present, there are several studies on abortion history and perinatal outcomes, but there is no unified conclusion whether the history of abortion and different types of abortion are related to perinatal com...

    Authors: Hanxiang Sun, Jing Mao, Xiujuan Su and Qiaoling Du
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2360
  43. International students encounter a wide range of challenges that can have a significant impact on their mental health. Seeking help is one of the primary means of managing mental health, and more attention is ...

    Authors: Fanmin Zeng, Wong Chee Meng John, Dan Qiao and Xueli Sun
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2358
  44. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the use patterns, health perceptions, and cardiopulmonary health effects of cigars.

    Authors: Comreen Vargees, Andrea M. Stroup, Taylor Niznik, Delaney Dunn, Riley Wyatt, Cosima Hoetger, Ziyad Ben Taleb, Amy M. Cohn, Caroline O. Cobb and Jessica L. Fetterman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2357
  45. This study explored the relationship between smokers’ health literacy, knowledge of smoking hazards, and their intention to quit.

    Authors: Siwen Sun, Huifang Yu, Jie Ling, Dingming Yao, Haixiao Chen and Guilin Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2355
  46. Malaysia introduced the two dose measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in 2004 as part of its measles elimination strategy. However, despite high historical coverage of MCV1 and MCV2, Malaysia continues to repor...

    Authors: Shurendar Selva Kumar, Anna-Maria Hartner, Arunah Chandran, Katy A. M. Gaythorpe and Xiang Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2351

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