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  1. Nearly one-in-two Vietnamese men smoke cigarettes placing them among the highest tobacco consumers in the world. Despite the need for smoking cessation to curb the burden of tobacco-related diseases in Vietnam...

    Authors: Thi Ngoc Phuong Nguyen, Jesper Love, Monica Hunsberger, Thi Phuong Thao Tran, Thuy Linh Nguyen, Thi Hai Phan, Ngoc Khue Luong, Van Minh Hoang and Nawi Ng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1883
  2. Infant vaccination has significantly reduced the morbidity and mortality of transmittable diseases worldwide. Its coverage is high (85%); however, partial or suboptimal vaccination has been an important public...

    Authors: Paula Leal, Jorge Gaete, Cecilia González and Pamela Burgos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1882
  3. Musculoskeletal disorders and injuries (MSDI) are conditions that affect the locomotor system characterized by pain and impairment of functionality. They are the leading cause of years lived with disability. T...

    Authors: João Silvestre Silva-Junior, Maria Carmen Martinez, Felipe Seiti Sekiya, Cristiano Barreto de Miranda and Frida Marina Fischer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1881
  4. HIV stigma can impact couple relationships through stress or bring partners closer through shared experiences. Conversely, couple relationships may protect against the harms of stigma, including anticipated st...

    Authors: Sarah A. Gutin, Allison Ruark, Lynae A. Darbes, Torsten B. Neilands, James Mkandawire and Amy A. Conroy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1878
  5. Public health and alcohol industry actors compete to frame alcohol policy problems and solutions. Little is known about how sudden shifts in the political context provide moments for policy actors to re-frame ...

    Authors: Andrew Bartlett, Matthew Lesch, Su Golder and Jim McCambridge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1877
  6. Despite growing interest in and commitment to integration, or integrated care, the concept is ill-defined and the resulting evidence base fragmented, particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). U...

    Authors: Rachel Neill, Nukhba Zia, Lamisa Ashraf, Zainab Khan, Wesley Pryor and Abdulgafoor M. Bachani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1876
  7. The real-world data of long-term protection under moderate vaccination coverage is limited. This study aimed to evaluate varicella epidemiology and the long-term effectiveness under moderate coverage levels in...

    Authors: Lingxian Qiu, Sheng Liu, Minglei Zhang, Guohua Zhong, Siying Peng, Jiali Quan, Hongyan Lin, Xiaowen Hu, Kongxin Zhu, Xingcheng Huang, Junchao Peng, Yue Huang, Shoujie Huang, Ting Wu, Jinbo Xu, Zifang Dong…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1875
  8. Recently, attention has focused on the impact of global climate change on infectious diseases. Storm flooding is an extreme weather phenomenon that not only impacts the health of the environment but also worse...

    Authors: Piao-yi Luo, Meng-xiang Chen, Wen-tao Kuang, Han Ni, Jin Zhao, Hao-yun Dai, Xiang Ren, Shang-hui Yi, Xiu-qin Hong, Wen-ting Zha and Yuan Lv
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1874
  9. The CoVID-19 pandemic underscored effects of community resources on the built environment, health and health outcomes. The purpose of this study was to conduct community-engaged research and examine aspects of...

    Authors: Ludmila F. Wikkeling-Scott, Mohammad Gharipour and Salman Mohagheghi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1873
  10. The COVID-19 pandemic represented a global public health emergency. Existing studies support the view that vaccination and mass immunization are among the most effective means of containing the outbreak and pr...

    Authors: Anita Padmanabhanunni, Tyrone Brian Pretorius and Serena Ann Isaacs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1872
  11. The closing of schools and sports clubs during the COVID-19 lockdown raised questions about the possible impact on children’s motor skill development. Therefore, we compared motor skill development over a one-...

    Authors: Anne R. den Uil, Hemke van Doorn, Mandy Schweitzer, Mirka Janssen, Ron H. J. Scholte and Vincent Busch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1871
  12. The mental health and living arrangements of older adults are worthy of attention. Previous studies have pointed out that the living arrangements may be related to older adults’ depression. However, it has not...

    Authors: Qingwen Jia, Yanhan Duan, Rui Gong, Meijun Jiang, Dianping You and Yi Qu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1870
  13. Several novel overdose response technology interventions, also known as mobile overdose response services (MORS), have emerged as adjunct measures to reduce the harms associated with the drug poisoning epidemi...

    Authors: Dylan Viste, William Rioux, Nora Cristall, Taylor Orr, Pamela Taplay, Lisa Morris-Miller and S. Monty Ghosh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1869
  14. Delays in health care have been observed in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the prevalence of inability to get needed care and potential disparities in health care access have yet to be assessed.

    Authors: Stephanie A. Ponce, Miciah Wilkerson, Randy Le, Anna María Nápoles and Paula D. Strassle
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1868
  15. In the UK, the population of homelessness and housing insecurity is increasing among families headed by mothers. The unique stressors of housing insecurity and living in accommodations ill-suited to long-term ...

    Authors: Natasha Joseph, Anne-Marie Burn and Joanna Anderson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1866
  16. Sleep is instrumental for growth and development in children, making it critical to establish healthy sleep habits from the earliest years of life. Many kindergarteners (3–6 years) in China have inadequate and...

    Authors: Zhiguang Zhang, Lin Li, Xiaohua Li and Anthony Okely
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1865
  17. Public health measures are the main intervention to stop the spread of COVID-19. They rely on the adherence to everyday health behaviors, and depend on those at high and low personal risk of serious disease to...

    Authors: Tara M. Breslin, Rose Galvin, Aoife Mare Foran and Orla T. Muldoon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1864
  18. There are many ways in which selection bias might impact COVID-19 research. Here we focus on selection for receiving a polymerase-chain-reaction (PCR) SARS-CoV-2 test and how known changes to selection pressur...

    Authors: Alice R Carter, Gemma L Clayton, M Carolina Borges, Laura D Howe, Rachael A Hughes, George Davey Smith, Deborah A Lawlor, Kate Tilling and Gareth J Griffith
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1863
  19. In previous studies, sun-protective behaviors increased cardiovascular incidence. Our present article is to further analyze the potential relationship between sun-protective behaviors (staying in the shade, we...

    Authors: Shuping Yang, Feng Dai, Zhaokai Wang, Ruoshui Li, Xianzhi Xu, Cheng Li, Xiancun Hou, Yang Liu, Chaofan Wang, Dongye Li, Lei Li and Tongda Xu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1862
  20. Catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) is an important indicator of measuring health inequality. Previous studies mainly focused on specific vulnerable populations rather than a wider range of vulnerable areas ...

    Authors: Weile Zhang, Min Su, Dongxu Li, Tianjiao Zhang and Wenhui Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1861
  21. The ultimate goal of medical care is to eradicate disease and restore normality to a person’s life. Quality of life (QOL) is a concern as dermatologists and researchers strive to find better drug treatments. H...

    Authors: Xiu-jie Zhang, Jing-rong Lin, Min-xing Ou, Hong-wei Yan, Sheng-nan Liu, Lu Dai and Fu-qing Gong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1860
  22. While the use of self-management apps has considerable promise to efficiently reduce the diabetes burden that disproportionally affects low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and the multisectoral and multi...

    Authors: Meifang Chen, Daniel Weissglass, Chengyi Li, Di Li, Zixuan Wu and Li Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1859
  23. Glycerol, flavorings and sweeteners constitute approximately 70% of water-pipe tobacco smoking (WTS) mixtures. Tobacco mixture combustion produces smoke toxins (e.g. carbonyl compounds), of which the type and ...

    Authors: Salwa Almomen, Mobarak Aldossari, Yousef Khaleel, Mishal Altamimi, Ohoud Alharbi, Abdulelah Alsuwaydani, Malak Almutairi, Sarah Alyousef, Radwan Hafiz, Faris Alshomer and Amani S. Alqahtani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1858
  24. Evaluating lifelong weight trajectories is challenging due to the high costs of studies that follow individuals from childhood to adulthood. The use of silhouette scales has been a new approach to assess the b...

    Authors: Isiyara Taverna Pimenta, Rosane Harter Griep, Sheila Maria Alvim de Matos, Maria de Fatima Haueisen Sander Diniz, Arlinda B. Moreno and Maria de Jesus Mendes da Fonseca
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1857
  25. Mobility is an important risk determinant for HIV given the potential for intermittent access to HIV services. Mobility may be particularly relevant among female sex workers, (FSW) who have been shown to be at...

    Authors: Emma M. Gorin, Carrie E. Lyons, Brooke A. Jarrett, Mamadu A. Djalo, Kátia Barreto, Fatou M. Drame and Stefan Baral
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1856
  26. Social determinants of health are drivers of vaccine inequity and lead to higher risks of complications from infectious diseases in under vaccinated communities. In many countries, pharmacists have gained the ...

    Authors: Alexandre Chadi, Daniel J. G. Thirion and Pierre-Marie David
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1855
  27. The COVID-19 pandemic produced alarming rates of disease and mortality globally, yet few nations were as severely impacted as Brazil. The pandemic also exposed and exacerbated persistent forms of structural vi...

    Authors: Luissa Vahedi, Samantha McNelly, Nina Lukow, Anna Carolina Fonseca, Dorcas Erskine, Catherine Poulton, Lindsay Stark and Ilana Seff
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1854
  28. The social and behavioural factors related to physical activity among adults are well known. Despite the overlapping nature of these factors, few studies have examined how multiple predictors of physical activ...

    Authors: Aviroop Biswas, Cynthia Chen, Kathleen G. Dobson, Stephanie A. Prince, Faraz Vahid Shahidi, Peter M. Smith and Daniel Fuller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1853
  29. Since China adopted a policy to eliminate rural learning centers, boarding has become an important feature of the current rural student community. However, there is a lack of consensus on the impact of boardin...

    Authors: Fang Chang, Yanan Huo, Songyan Zhang, Hang Zeng and Bin Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1852
  30. Caesarean section (CS) rates are increasing globally, posing risks to women and babies. To reduce CS, educational interventions targeting pregnant women have been implemented globally, however, their effective...

    Authors: Rana Islamiah Zahroh, Katy Sutcliffe, Dylan Kneale, Martha Vazquez Corona, Ana Pilar Betrán, Newton Opiyo, Caroline S. E. Homer and Meghan A. Bohren
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1851
  31. Adolescents frequently engage in risky behaviors that negatively influence their health and pose a serious public health concern. This study aimed to examine the clustering pattern of health risk behaviors amo...

    Authors: Lakshmi Rani Kundu, Abdullah Al Masud, Zohurul Islam and Jamil Hossain
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1850
  32. Antibiotic resistance rates remain high in China where antibiotics are widely used for common illnesses. This study aimed to investigate the influences on people’s decisions on treatment and antibiotic use for...

    Authors: Tingting Zhang, Hanyi Lin, Xinping Zhao, Wei Wang, Fei Yan and Helen Lambert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1849
  33. Many interventions for widescale distribution of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 have utilized online, direct-to-consumer (DTC) ordering systems; however, little is known about the sociodemographic characteri...

    Authors: Carly Herbert, Qiming Shi, Jonggyu Baek, Biqi Wang, Vik Kheterpal, Christopher Nowak, Thejas Suvarna, Aditi Singh, Paul Hartin, Basyl Durnam, Summer Schrader, Emma Harman, Ben Gerber, Bruce Barton, Adrian Zai, Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1848
  34. In 2010, a political and social crisis pushed thousands of Venezuelans out of their country; today, seven million Venezuelans live abroad. In addition, during the COVID-19 pandemic, border closure increased an...

    Authors: Teresita Rocha-Jimenez, Carla Olivari, Alejandra Martínez, Michael Knipper and Báltica Cabieses
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1846
  35. Measures of financial hardship have been suggested to supplement traditional indicators of socioeconomic status (SES) to elucidate household economic well-being. This study formally tested the construct validi...

    Authors: Agus Surachman, Reginald Tucker-Seeley and David M. Almeida
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1845
  36. Achievement emotions have a significant impact on both the learning process and outcomes. However, there is currently no brief and effective questionnaire available to evaluate Chinese university students' ach...

    Authors: Jianing Tian, Peifeng Liu, Qianqian Zhang, Shun Song, Shicheng An and Hongyan Yu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1839
  37. Partner notification interventions are complex and assessing their effectiveness is challenging. By reviewing the literature on the effectiveness of partner notification interventions, our aim was to evaluate ...

    Authors: Victoire Sawras, Sylvie Deuffic-Burban, Marie Préau, Bruno Spire, Yazdan Yazdanpanah and Karen Champenois
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1838
  38. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) adolescents and young adults (AYAs) with cancer report higher levels of depression and anxiety and lower health related quality of life than non...

    Authors: Jane M. Ussher, Kimberley Allison, Rosalie Power, Samantha Ryan and Janette Perz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1837
  39. Although child malnutrition has been reducing, the coexistence in mothers and children of various forms of malnutrition has continued to rise around the world. In the Indonesian context, a knowledge gap exists...

    Authors: Helen Andriani, Erlin Friska, Miftahul Arsyi, Alphyyanto Eko Sutrisno, Alexander Waits and Nurul Dina Rahmawati
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1836
  40. Obesity is a crucial risk factor for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but the association between adiposity deposition and OSA risk has not reached a consistent conclusion. This study sought to reveal the associ...

    Authors: Hai Deng, Xueru Duan, Jun Huang, Murui Zheng, Miaochan Lao, Fan Weng, Qi-ying Su, Zhen-feng Zheng, Yunting Mei, Li Huang, Wen-han Yang, Xiaohui Xing, Xiaofeng Ma, Wenjing Zhao and Xudong Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1835
  41. Community engagement strategies provide tools for sustainable vector-borne disease control. A previous cluster randomized control trial engaged nine intervention communities in seven participatory activities t...

    Authors: Elizabeth Pellecer Rivera, Margarita Rivera Arrivillaga, José G. Juárez, Sandra M. De Urioste-Stone, Elsa Berganza and Pamela Marie Pennington
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1834
  42. Given a prolonged course of Cervical spondylosis (CS) could cause irreversible neurological deficits, it is crucial to disseminate CS-related health information to the public to promote early diagnosis and tre...

    Authors: Hong Wang, Chunyi Yan, Tingkui Wu, Xiang Zhang, Junbo He, Zhihao Liu and Hao Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1831
  43. Immunization information systems (IIS) are confidential, population-based computerized databases that record vaccination doses administered to persons residing within a given geopolitical area. We sought to hi...

    Authors: Lara A. Heersema, Luke Cunniff, Amanda L. Eiden, Isha Sharma, Jaya Mishra and Alexandra Bhatti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1828
  44. Mental resources such as optimism and social support are important to face different stressors. The aim of this study is to identify groups in the population that are similar in terms of their mental resources.

    Authors: Kristine Khachatryan, Daniëlle Otten, Manfred E. Beutel, Sven Speerforck, Steffi G. Riedel-Heller, Christine Ulke and Elmar Brähler
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1827

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