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  1. This study aims to investigate the association between sleep quality and infertility among women and to explore the mediating effects of DNA methylation in this association.

    Authors: Ying Tang, Hong Gan, Baolin Wang, Xiaorui Wang, Mengdie Li, Qianhui Yang, Menglong Geng, Peng Zhu, Shanshan Shao and Fangbiao Tao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1802
  2. Sexual orientation refers to a person’s enduring emotional, romantic, or sexual attractions to other people. Sexual orientation measures do not typically consider desires for, or sexual behavior with, transgen...

    Authors: Sari L. Reisner, Soon Kyu Choi, Jody L. Herman, Walter Bockting, Evan A. Krueger and Ilan H. Meyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1799
  3. Population-based cancer screening programmes are shifting away from age and/or sex-based screening criteria towards a risk-stratified approach. Any such changes must be acceptable to the public and communicate...

    Authors: Lily C. Taylor, Rebecca A. Dennison, Simon J. Griffin, Stephen D. John, Iris Lansdorp-Vogelaar, Chloe V. Thomas, Rae Thomas and Juliet A. Usher-Smith
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1798
  4. Trust is known to be an important factor in vaccine decisions for parents of young children, but there has been a lack of Canadian data measuring the determinants and impact of trust. Using data from the 2017 ...

    Authors: Schellenberg N, Dietrich Leurer M, Petrucka P and Crizzle AM
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1796
  5. High-intensity interval training (HIIT) interventions are becoming more common in schools. However, limited input has been sought from end-users, which can help design interventions that are more engaging and ...

    Authors: Stephanie L. Duncombe, Alan R. Barker, Lisa Price, Jacqueline L. Walker, Yong Liu, Dewi Paris and Michalis Stylianou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1795
  6. Domestic violence (DV) prior to, and during pregnancy is associated with increased risks for morbidity and mortality. As pregnant women routinely attend antenatal care this environment can be used to offer sup...

    Authors: P. Chalise, P. Manandhar, J. J. Infanti, J. Campbell, L. Henriksen, S. K. Joshi, R. Koju, K. D. Pun, P. Rishal, M. R. Simpson, E. Skovlund, K. Swahnberg, B. Schei and M. Lukasse
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1794
  7. Iron deficiency is the most common micronutrient deficiency worldwide. Also, iron deficiency is a significant public health problem in low- and middle-income countries. Thus, this study aimed to assess iron-ri...

    Authors: Birhan Ewunu Semagn, Zenebe Abebe Gebreegziabher and Wondwosen Abey Abebaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1793
  8. While screening for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk can help low-resource health systems deliver low-cost, effective prevention, evidence is needed to adapt international screening guidelines for maximal imp...

    Authors: Nilmini Wijemunige, Ravindra P. Rannan-Eliya, Pieter van Baal and Owen O’Donnell
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1792
  9. Overweight and obesity have become major public health concerns worldwide. Persistent stress can activate the human hypothalamic‒pituitary‒adrenal axis (HPA) and increase the intake of “self-rewarding food”, t...

    Authors: Xinyue Guo, Shaoqing Gong, Ying Chen, Xiaohui Hou, Tong Sun, Jianqiang Wen, Zhiyao Wang, Jingyang He, Xuezhu Sun, Sufang Wang, Xue Feng and Xiangyang Tian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1791
  10. We aimed to investigate the familial resemblance of dietary intakes, including energy and nutrients, and the family-based heritability of dietary intake in different age-sex dyads of the Tehran cardiometabolic...

    Authors: Farshad Teymoori, Mahdi Akbarzadeh, Hossein Farhadnejad, Parisa Riahi, Ebrahim Mokhtari, Hamid Ahmadirad, Asiyeh Sadat Zahedi, Firoozeh Hosseini-Esfahani, Maryam Zarkesh, Maryam S. Daneshpour, Parvin Mirmiran and Mohammadreza Vafa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1789
  11. Many Australians experience mental health challenges, but only a third access face-to-face psychological services, due to multiple barriers including long waitlists. Additional strategies to prevent or help pe...

    Authors: Donna Hughes-Barton, Gemma Skaczkowski, Chloe Fletcher, Deborah Turnbull, Janne McMahon and Kate M. Gunn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1787
  12. In Sweden, vaccine uptake is exceptionally high due to an efficient child immunization program. More than 97% of Swedish children were vaccinated at child health care centers (CHCs) according to the schedule a...

    Authors: Emma Appelqvist, Madelene Danielsson, Asha Jama, Lina Schollin Ask, Christina Stenhammar, Ann Lindstrand, Kristian Riesbeck and Adam Roth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1786
  13. To present the population-based cancer statistics for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan, an incidence study was conducted at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) in Lahore...

    Authors: Farhana Badar, Muhammad Sohaib, Shahid Mahmood, Omar Rasheed Chughtai, Faisal Sultan and Muhammed Aasim Yusuf
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1785
  14. Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a major public health burden which mainly affects poor populations living in tropical environments and hard-to-reach areas. The study sought to examine coverage of preven...

    Authors: Akua Obeng Forson, Raphael Baffour Awuah, Abdul Rahim Mohammed, Christopher Mfum Owusu-Asenso, Gabriel Akosah-Brempong, Anisa Abdulai, Isaac Kwame Sraku, Shittu B. Dhikrullahi, Sefa Bonsu Atakora, Simon K. Attah and Yaw Asare Afrane
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1784
  15. Food banks have played a crucial role in mitigating food insecurity in affluent countries for over four decades. Throughout the years, academics have researched food banks for a variety of operational problems...

    Authors: Aida Esmaeilidouki, Mohana Rambe, Amir Ardestani-Jaafari, Eric Li and Barb Marcolin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1783
  16. The African Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) corridor, which spans from Ethiopia down to South Africa, is an esophageal cancer hotspot. Disproportionately high incidence and mortality rates of esophag...

    Authors: Hannah Simba, Helena Kuivaniemi, Christian C. Abnet, Gerard Tromp and Vikash Sewram
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1782
  17. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection and is associated with many types of cancers that disproportionately impact Hispanics. An HPV vaccine is available for individuals a...

    Authors: Gabriel Frietze, Margie Padilla, Jacquelin Cordero, Kristin Gosselink and Eva Moya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1781
  18. Environmental risk awareness is a key concept to raise awareness and plan future programs for environmental protection. A cross-sectional household survey aimed to find out the presence of environmental hazard...

    Authors: Sıddika Songül Yalçin, Gamze Gezgen Kesen, Bahar Güçiz Doğan, Suzan Yalçin and Songül Acar Vaizoğlu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1780
  19. Food portion size guidance resources aimed at parents of young children in the UK are freely available from a number of credible sources. However, little is known about whether parents are aware of, and use, a...

    Authors: Alice Porter, Rebecca Langford, Carolyn Summerbell, Laura Tinner and Ruth Kipping
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1779
  20. The prevalence of overweight or obesity in women of reproductive age continues to increase. A high pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) has been shown to increase the risk of pregnancy complications and predisp...

    Authors: Majken Lillholm Pico, Louise Groth Grunnet, Christina Anne Vinter, Jens Aagaard-Hansen and Karoline Kragelund Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1778
  21. Waist circumference (WC), calf circumference (CC), and body mass index (BMI) have been independently linked to mortality. However, it's not yet clear how the waist-calf circumference ratio (WCR) relates to mor...

    Authors: Miao Dai, Bin Xia, Jiangqi Xu, Weiyun Zhao, Dongdong Chen and Xiang Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1777
  22. There have been many prediction studies for imported infectious diseases, employing air-travel volume or the importation risk (IR) index, which is the product of travel-volume and disease burden in the source ...

    Authors: Kyung-Duk Min, Sun-Young Kim, Yoon Young Cho, Seyoung Kim and Joon-Sup Yeom
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1776
  23. Various interventions, programs and policies have been implemented to improve physical activity (PA) levels worldwide. However, countries continue to face barriers and challenges in achieving their targets. To...

    Authors: Narakorn Wongsingha, Dyah Anantalia Widyastari, Burathep Chokthananukoon, Niramon Rasri and Piyawat Katewongsa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1775
  24. High salt intake is a major risk factor for hypertension, which in turn contributes to cardiovascular diseases, the major cause of death from non communicable diseases (NCDs). Research is limited on social mob...

    Authors: Kiran Cheedella, Peter Conteh, Guanyang Zou, John Walley, Ajaratu Kamara, Haja Wurie and Sophie Witter
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1774
  25. Reported and Intended Behaviour Scale (RIBS) was designed to measure mental health stigma-related behaviors in the general public. We aimed to examine its psychometric properties and validate the scale in a Hu...

    Authors: D. Őri, E. Vass, K. Vajsz, K. Vincze, V. Sztancsik, A. Szemán-Nagy and L. Simon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1773
  26. The incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus has risen globally, from 108 million cases in 1980 to 422 million cases in 2014. Although controlling glycemic levels in patients with diabetes is crucial, insulin and...

    Authors: Anne Chang, Anna Chang, Wan-Ting Chen, Lung Chan, Chien-Tai Hong and Li-Nien Chien
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1772
  27. The correlation between stable geomagnetic fields and unstable geomagnetic activities with mortality, incidence, and prevalence of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) remains ambiguous.

    Authors: Zheng Chai, Yan Wang, Yi-Ming Li, Zhen-Gang Zhao and Mao Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1771
  28. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on individuals’ social lives, mental health status, and meaning in life (MIL). Globally, the use of different types of digital media has become a proxy for pr...

    Authors: Wendy Wing Yan So, Bowie Po Yi Woo, Clifford Wong and Paul Siu Fai Yip
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1770
  29. Living alone has been positively associated with the prevalence of depressive symptoms. We examined how a combination of living alone and pet ownership relates to depressive symptoms.

    Authors: Haruka Miyake, Yosuke Inoue, Hiroko Okazaki, Toshiaki Miyamoto, Masafumi Eguchi, Takeshi Kochi, Isamu Kabe, Aki Tomizawa, Ami Fukunaga, Shohei Yamamoto, Maki Konishi, Seitaro Dohi and Tetsuya Mizoue
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1769
  30. Optimum adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) is crucial in managing HIV. However, some people’s religious beliefs can influence how they deal with HIV and the psychosocial factors influencing their adhere...

    Authors: Ivo Nchendia Azia, Anam Nyembezi, Shernaaz Carelse and Ferdinand C. Mukumbang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1768
  31. Despite a high number of recorded COVID-19 infections and deaths in South Africa, COVID-19 vaccine coverage remained low in March 2022, ten months into the national vaccine roll-out. This study provides eviden...

    Authors: Katherine Eyal, Lindokuhle Njozela, Timothy Köhler, Kim Ingle, Timothy Brophy, Alison Buttenheim and Brendan Maughan-Brown
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1767
  32. Asthma is related to triggers within the home. Although it is recognised that triggers likely occur due to characteristics of housing, these characteristics have not been comprehensively reviewed, and there is...

    Authors: Amber Howard, Adelle Mansour, Georgia Warren-Myers, Christopher Jensen and Rebecca Bentley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1766
  33. People living with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) often experience work participation problems. Good work-focused healthcare, defined as the received advice, treatment, and guidance focusing on work participati...

    Authors: Marije E. Hagendijk, Nina Zipfel, Floor J. Oomen, Jan L. Hoving, Philip J. van der Wees, Carel T. J. Hulshof, Ersen B. Çölkesen, Marijke Melles and Sylvia J. van der Burg-Vermeulen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1765
  34. Australian children and adolescents were among the last local cohorts offered COVID-19 vaccines. Despite promising initial uptake, coverage subsequently plateaued, requiring further efforts to improve access a...

    Authors: Samantha J. Carlson, Katie Attwell, Leah Roberts, Catherine Hughes and Christopher C. Blyth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1764
  35. COVID-19 outbreaks have disproportionately affected Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs) around the world, with devastating impacts for residents and their families. Many factors such as community prevalen...

    Authors: Alison Stubbs, Elizabeth Dawson, Elise Campbell, Joseph Van Buskirk, George Johnson, Natasha Spalding, John Cullen, Karen Chee, Jodi McLeod, Luke D. Knibbs, Jodie O’Callaghan, Christian Jones, Chinonye Maduka, Patricia Fleming, Reuben Haupt and Andrew Penman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1763
  36. Local government authorities are well-placed to invest in evidence-based food policies that promote a population-wide shift to healthy and sustainable diets. This study describes the contextual factors that fa...

    Authors: Liza R. Barbour, Julie L. Woods and Julie K. Brimblecombe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1762
  37. To make informed COVID-19 related decisions, individuals need information about their personal risks and how those risks may vary with specific demographic and health characteristics. The Fight COVID Milwaukee...

    Authors: Aliyah Keval, Mohammad Titi, Hadi Omar Saleh, Staci Young, Julia Dickson Gomez, Vladimir Atanasov, Bernard Black and John Meurer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1761
  38. Combining short-acting nicotine replacement therapy with varenicline increases smoking cessation rates compared with varenicline alone, but not all people tolerate these medications or find them helpful. We ai...

    Authors: Natalie Walker, Amanda Calder, Joanne Barnes, George Laking, Varsha Parag and Chris Bullen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1760
  39. Mental health-related problems predispose alcohol and other psychoactive substances use as coping strategies. We assessed associations between resilience and anxiety symptoms, depressive symptoms, problematic ...

    Authors: Olanrewaju Ibikunle Ibigbami, Olakunle Ayokunmi Oginni, Cory Bradley, Joanne Lusher, Nadia Adjoa Sam-Agudu and Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1759
  40. Unsafe sexual behaviours and associated sexual ideas among adolescents may contribute to adverse health consequences for sexual health in adulthood. The patterns of sexual ideology and sociodemographic factors...

    Authors: Walter C. Millanzi, Kalafunja M. Osaki and Stephen M. Kibusi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1758
  41. Ending AIDS by 2030 would depend on how successful health systems are in linking people living with HIV (PLHIV) into care. The World Health Organization recommended the ‘Universal Test and Treat’ (UTT) strateg...

    Authors: Edward Nicol, Ngcwalisa Amanda Jama, Vuyelwa Mehlomakulu, Mbuzeleni Hlongwa, Desiree Pass, Wisdom Basera and Debbie Bradshaw
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1756
  42. A new type of viral pneumonia, which has been named Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) began in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has spread across the world since then. It has claimed more than 370 million confirmed ...

    Authors: Lahiru Sandaruwan Galgamuwa, Nishan Madhushanka Liyanawahunge, Chamilka Gayashini Ratnayake, Navodi Mekala Hakmanage, Fahim Aslam and Samath D. Dharmaratne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1755
  43. A non-negligible proportion of children grow up with problematic alcohol use in the family. Problematic familial drinking can be regarded as a stressor, and prior studies have consistently reported poorer ment...

    Authors: Sara Brolin Låftman, Charlotta Magnusson, Gabriella Olsson, Joakim Wahlström and Bitte Modin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1754
  44. In general, people tend to support private breastfeeding more than public breastfeeding, and discomfort surrounding public breastfeeding may contribute to sub-optimal rates of breastfeeding in the United State...

    Authors: Amy E. Houlihan, Yuliana Zaikman and Allison M. Alford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1753
  45. The workplace experiences of employees can impact their mental health. Depressive symptoms, which are experienced by workers, are a mental health issue that deserves attention. Several studies have evaluated p...

    Authors: Min Jeong Joo, Ye Seul Jang, Yun Seo Jang and Eun-Cheol Park
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1752
  46. Conducting a distinct comparison between the life expectancy (LE) and healthy life expectancy (HALE) of people with disabilities (PWDs) and the general population is necessary due to the various environmental ...

    Authors: Hyuna Jang, Kyung-Hwa Choi, Jung-Ae Kim and Yong-jun Choi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1750

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