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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been growing concern about the declining mental health and healthy behaviors compared to pre-pandemic levels. Despite this, there is a lack of longitudinal studies that ...

    Authors: Matvey V. Karpov, Marilyn M. Bartholmae, Brian L. Levy, Amira A. Roess, Keith D. Renshaw, Joshua M. Sill and Sunita Dodani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1749
  31. Culture is an important determinant of HIV risk and protective behaviors; yet, we know little about how it is integrated in HIV interventions. This scoping review characterizes the integration of culture in HI...

    Authors: Shawin Vitsupakorn, Nia Pierce and Tiarney D. Ritchwood
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1748
  32. The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between family communication, family violence, problematic internet use, anxiety, and depression and validate their potential mediating role.

    Authors: Xin-cheng Huang, Yue-ning Zhang, Xiao-yu Wu, Yang Jiang, Hao Cai, Yu-qian Deng, Yuan Luo, Li-ping Zhao, Qin-ling Liu, Sheng-yue Luo, Yan-yan Wang, Li Zhao, Mao-min Jiang and Yi-bo Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1747
  33. Despite the recognised health benefits of physical activity, the physical activity levels of children and adolescents continue to decline. The concept of physical literacy (PL) is a promising holistic approach...

    Authors: Martin Grauduszus, Stefanie Wessely, Marlen Klaudius and Christine Joisten
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1746
  34. To compare the survival rates of four timing of treatment initiation for people living with HIV/AIDS provided in China in 2006, 2011, 2015, and 2018, and to investigate the factors impacting survival time.

    Authors: Susu Ke, Quan Fang, Jianguo Lan, Nini Qiao, Xinhong Zhang, Changping Xie and Yinguang Fan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1745
  35. As a chronic disease, type 2 diabetes (T2D) often involves long-term care obligations for patients’ family members. Understanding the socially and culturally specific challenges that family caregivers face and...

    Authors: Dieu Bui Thi Huyen, Ai Nguyen Thi, Dung Vu Thi Kim, Hieu Le Minh, Tine Gammeltoft and Amalie Rørholm Vestergaard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1744
  36. Both COVID-19 and its associated societal restrictions have affected individuals’ health and everyday life. In Sweden, more lenient public health restrictions were implemented, with individuals asked to act re...

    Authors: Ingrid Lindgren, Anna Trulsson Schouenborg, Caroline Larsson and Kjerstin Stigmar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1743
  37. Excess weight and an unhealthy diet are risk factors for many cancers, and in high income countries, both are more prevalent among low income families. Dietary interventions targeting primary-school aged child...

    Authors: Simon Pini, William Goodman, Elizabeth Raby, Chris McGinley, Aurora Perez-Cornago, Fiona Johnson and Rebecca J. Beeken
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1742
  38. Suicidal ideation, or thinking about death and suicide, is common across all layers of society. The aim of this paper is to add to the understanding of suicidal ideation in the general population, as well as h...

    Authors: Eva Rens, Gwendolyn Portzky, Manuel Morrens, Geert Dom, Kris Van den Broeck and Mandy Gijzen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1741
  39. Patients with type 2 diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) are more likely to suffer from a higher uric acid level in blood—hyperuricemia (HUA). There are no conclusive studies done to predict HUA among T2DM patients. Ther...

    Authors: Palizhati Abudureyimu, Yuesheng Pang, Lirun Huang, Qianqian Luo, Xiaozheng Zhang, Yifan Xu, Liang Jiang and Patamu Mohemaiti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1740
  40. Given the worldwide reach of COVID-19, media coverage has amplified the psychological and social effects of this pandemic causing a widespread fear. Despite substantial research on the short-term psychological...

    Authors: Qaisar Khalid Mahmood, Aisha Jalil, Muhammad Farooq, Muhammad Siddique Akbar and Florian Fischer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1739
  41. Bangladesh is one of the countries at risk of natural disasters due to climate change. In particular, inhabitants of its riverine islands (char) confront ongoing climatic events that heighten their vulnerabili...

    Authors: Babul Hossain, Guoqing Shi, Chen Ajiang, Md. Salman Sohel and Liu Yijun
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1737
  42. This study aimed to determine whether telework mismatch, i.e., lack of fit between actual and preferred extent of telework, is cross-sectionally and prospectively associated with well-being and burnout.

    Authors: Marina Heiden, David M. Hallman, Malin Svensson, Svend Erik Mathiassen, Sven Svensson and Gunnar Bergström
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1736
  43. The aim of this study is to report the epidemiologic characteristics of tumors of the cerebellopontine angle (CPAT) and internal acoustic meatus in adult Polish population throughout the second decade of XXI c...

    Authors: Michał Żurek, Tomasz Wojciechowski and Kazimierz Niemczyk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1735
  44. Maternal mortality in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) has reduced considerably over the past three decades, but it remains high. Effective interventions are available, but their uptake and coverage rem...

    Authors: Themba Mzembe, Victor Chikwapulo, Tony Mwenda Kamninga, Ruth Vellemu, Sahra Mohamed, Lomuthando Nthakomwa, Chimwemwe Chifungo, Kerri Wazny, Kelvin Musau, Leila Abdullahi, Maame Peterson, Nyovani Madise and Michael G. Chipeta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1734
  45. The pre-referral history of patients with low back pain referred to secondary care is poorly documented, and it is unclear whether it complies with clinical guideline recommendations; specifically, whether the...

    Authors: Lise Hestbæk, Anne Mette Schmidt, Majbrit Andsbjerg Hald and Nanna Rolving
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1733
  46. As exposure assessment has shifted towards community-engaged research there has been an increasing trend towards reporting results to participants. Reports aim to increase environmental health literacy, but th...

    Authors: Samantha M. Samon, Michael Barton, Kim Anderson, Abiodun Oluyomi, Melissa Bondy, Georgina Armstrong and Diana Rohlman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1732
  47. Prior to the availability of pharmaceutical control measures, non-pharmaceutical control measures, including travel restrictions, physical distancing, isolation and quarantine, closure of schools and workplace...

    Authors: Jennifer A. Horney, Ruth Fleury-Steiner, Lauren C. Camphausen, Sarah A. Wells and Susan L. Miller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:1721

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