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  1. Physical activity in female employees is a healthy behavior and increases strength, endurance, improves flexibility, improves the feeling of vitality and freshness, improves health, and ultimately increases li...

    Authors: Ghodratollah Shakerinejad, Zahra Baji, Masoumeh Tehrani, Farzaneh Jarvandi, Maria Cheraghi and Nasser Hatamzadeh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2315
  2. A major societal trend of the twenty-first century is the rapidly ageing population as a consequence of the decline in fertility and increase in life expectancy. Along with the rise in ageing population, the b...

    Authors: Amiya Saha, Bittu Mandal, T. Muhammad, Papai Barman and Waquar Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2313
  3. COVID-19 is a universal challenge and novel disease is one of the core public health concerns. This study aimed to determine the factors that affected COVID-19 prevention behaviors (CPB) based on constructs of...

    Authors: Raheleh Soltani, Mohsen Shamsi and Atefe Moradi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2312
  4. Racial inequities in life expectancy, driven by structural racism, have been documented at the state and county levels; however, less information is available at the city level where local policy change genera...

    Authors: Abigail Silva, Nazia S. Saiyed, Emma Canty and Maureen R. Benjamins
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2310
  5. To establish the exponential smoothing prediction model and SARIMA model to predict the number of inpatients in a third-class hospital in Zhejiang Province, and evaluate the prediction effect of the two models...

    Authors: Wanjun Yang, Aonan Su and Liping Ding
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2309
  6. The objective of the Heartland Study is to address major knowledge gaps concerning the health effects of herbicides on maternal and infant health. To achieve this goal, a two-phased, prospective longitudinal c...

    Authors: Marlaina Freisthler, Paul W. Winchester, Heather A. Young and David M. Haas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2308
  7. Mounting evidence is revealing disparities in cognitive function and heightened dementia risk among refugees, yet research in this area remains scant. Despite bearing most of the world’s refugee burden, limite...

    Authors: Lana Bridi, Dahlia A. Kaki, Rawnaq Behnam, Xara Khan, Behnan Albahsahli, Nissma Bencheikh, Raghad Aljenabi, Nargis Ahmadi, Rana Dajani and Tala Al-Rousan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2307
  8. Female reproductive factors such as age at first birth (AFB), age at last birth (ALB), number of pregnancies and live births play an essential role in women’s health. However, few epidemiological studies have ...

    Authors: Ronghua Zuo, Yiting Ge, Jingbo Xu, Lin He, Tao Liu, Bing Wang, Lifang Sun, Shasha Wang, Zhijian Zhu and Yuefei Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2306
  9. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is linked to hearing loss (HL). Another sleep characteristics, sleep duration might also be associated with HL, but prior evidence is limited. This study is aimed to investigate t...

    Authors: Lili Long and Yuedi Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2305
  10. This prospective study aimed to evaluate the effects of a health education intervention on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors among school teachers.

    Authors: Anubrata Karmakar, Aritra Bhattacharyya, Bijit Biswas, Aparajita Dasgupta, Lina Bandyopadhyay and Bobby Paul
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2304
  11. The aggregation of lifestyle behaviours and their association with metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD) remain unclear. We identified lifestyle patterns and investigated their association with the ...

    Authors: Bingqian Zhou, Ni Gong, Qingnan He, Xinjuan Huang, Jingchi Zhu, Lijun Zhang, Yanyan Huang, Xinyun Tan, Yuanqin Xia, Yu Zheng, Qiuling Shi and Chunxiang Qin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2303
  12. COVID-19 pandemic emerged worldwide at the end of 2019, causing a severe global public health threat, and smoking is closely related to COVID-19. Previous studies have reported changes in smoking behavior and ...

    Authors: Jiangyun Chen, Jiao Yang, Siyuan Liu, Haozheng Zhou, Xuanhao Yin, Menglin Luo, Yibo Wu and Jinghui Chang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2302
  13. The food and beverages served in family childcare homes (FCCHs) may play an important role in the development of childhood overweight and obesity. This analysis examines whether children’s diet quality mediate...

    Authors: Qianxia Jiang, Patricia Markham Risica, Alison Tovar, Kristen Cooksey Stowers, Marlene B. Schwartz, Caitlin Lombardi and Kim M. Gans
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2301
  14. Young women and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Non-binary/no gender, or Questioning (LGBTQ+) youth in South Africa face some of the highest global levels of intimate partner violence (IPV). Given limited evide...

    Authors: Kalysha Closson, Bongiwe Zulu, Julie Jesson, Janan J. Dietrich, Tatiana Pakhomova, C. Andrew Basham, Mags Beksinska and Angela Kaida
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2300
  15. Simulation models play an increasingly important role in tobacco control. Models examining the impact of nicotine vaping products (NVPs) and smoking tend to be highly specialized and inaccessible. We present t...

    Authors: Luz María Sánchez-Romero, Alex C. Liber, Yameng Li, Zhe Yuan, Jamie Tam, Nargiz Travis, Jihyoun Jeon, Mona Issabakhsh, Rafael Meza and David T. Levy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2299
  16. Since its emergence, the COVID-19 pandemic has compromised the food security both directly by impacting food supply chain and indirectly by overwhelming the individual health and/or personal financial situatio...

    Authors: Daniel Teshome Gebeyehu, Leah East, Stuart Wark and Md Shahidul Islam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2298
  17. The arm circumference is a feasible and reliable indicator in evaluating the nutritional status of children. However, its application in general adults has yet to be thoroughly investigated.

    Authors: Xinran Hou, Jie Hu, E. Wang, Qulian Guo, Xian Zhang, Minjing Yang, Zhuoyi Liu, Jian Wang and Zongbin Song
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2297
  18. To understand the extent to which people who smoke, people who vape and nonsmokers would switch between smoking cigarettes and vaping in response to policies (price increases, restrictions on nicotine, places,...

    Authors: Gilda Zarate-Gonzalez, Paul Brown, Linda D. Cameron and Anna V. Song
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2296
  19. This study aims to analyze the basic characteristics and mental health status of adult female callers to the psychological assistance helpline in Hangzhou City, in order to provide targeted services for effect...

    Authors: Yating Wei and Haidong Song
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2295
  20. We developed a model for promoting adolescent physical and mental health (MH) to investigate the integrated pathways of physical activity (PA), MH, general self-efficacy (GSE), and sleep duration (SD) promotio...

    Authors: Ru-bao Dong, Kai-yun Dou and Jie Luo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2293
  21. There is a paucity of resources focusing on the climate change experience of readymade garment (RMG) workers in developing countries such as Bangladesh. Therefore, this mixed method approach aims to understand...

    Authors: Mohammad Hayatun Nabi, Mehedi Hasan, Anika Tasneem Chowdhury, Farah Naz and Mosharop Hossian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2292
  22. South Africa grapples with a substantial burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), particularly type 2 diabetes (diabetes) and hypertension. However, these conditions are often underdiagnosed and poorly mana...

    Authors: Alana T Brennan, Beatrice Vetter, Sithabiso D Masuku, Bukelwa Mtshazo, Nkuli Mashabane, Simiso Sokhela, Willem DF Venter, Kekeletso Kao and Gesine Meyer-Rath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2291
  23. Basic public health services for diabetes play an essential role in controlling glycemia in patients with diabetes. This study was conducted to understand the urban-rural disparities in the utilization of basi...

    Authors: Xingli Ma, Wenyu Fan, Xindan Zhang, Shilong Zhang, Xia Feng, Suhang Song and Haipeng Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2290
  24. Australia has experienced sustained reductions in hepatitis C testing and treatment and may miss its 2030 elimination targets. Addressing gaps in community-based hepatitis C prescribing in priority settings th...

    Authors: Joshua Dawe, Megan Hughes, Shannon Christensen, Louisa Walsh, Jacqueline A. Richmond, Alisa Pedrana, Anna L. Wilkinson, Louise Owen and Joseph S. Doyle
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2289
  25. Knee joint pain has been demonstrated to be a separate risk factor for falling. A common pain site in the knee, anterior knee pain(AKP), is believed to be associated with early knee osteoarthritis (KOA).This s...

    Authors: Ting Xiong, Yanghuan Ou, Shenliang Chen, Shuaigang Liu, Xuan Yi, Xueqiang Deng, Tao Cheng and Liang Hao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2288
  26. Maltreatment in childhood may leave people vulnerable to further experiences of violence and more severe effects of stress later in life. Longitudinal studies of risk for violent victimisation after maltreatme...

    Authors: Eveline Bordignon, Vanessa Iribarrem Avena Miranda, Christian Loret de Mola Zanatti, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Helen Denise Gonçalves da Silva, Fernando César Wehrmeister and Joseph Murray
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2287
  27. Lifestyle change plays a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD). In recent years, diet soft drinks that emphasize “zero sugar and zero ...

    Authors: Yanrui Wu, Zongbiao Tan, Junhai Zhen, Chuan Liu, Jixiang Zhang, Fei Liao and Weiguo Dong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2286
  28. Previous studies have suggested the potential association between air pollution and tuberculosis incidence, but this association remains inconclusive and evidence to assess causality is particularly lacking. W...

    Authors: Jun-Jie Mao, Hong-Lin Chen, Chun-Hu Li, Jia-Wang Lu, Yuan-Yuan Gu, Jian Feng, Bin Zhang, Jun-Feng Ma and Gang Qin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2285
  29. Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is one of the most common chronic diseases and the main risk factors for T2D consist of a combination of lifestyle, unhealthy diet, and genetic factors. Amino acids are considered to be a...

    Authors: Farid Najafi, Parisa Mohseni, Yahya Pasdar, Mahdieh Niknam and Neda Izadi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2284
  30. Malaria is a significant public health threat in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly among children. The RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine reduces the risk and severity of malaria in children. RTS,S/AS01 was piloted in ...

    Authors: Jenna Hoyt, George Okello, Teresa Bange, Simon Kariuki, Mohamed F. Jalloh, Jayne Webster and Jenny Hill
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2283
  31. Condom use among young people in South Africa has declined in recent years and adolescent girls and young women continue to bear the highest incidence of HIV in the country. Young women who have dropped out of...

    Authors: Suzanne E. Singer, Wendee M. Wechsberg, Tracy Kline, Felicia A. Browne, Brittni N. Howard, Tara Carney, Bronwyn Myers, Courtney Peasant Bonner and Dawn Chin-Quee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2282
  32. In 2020/2021 in Germany, several non-pharmacological interventions were introduced to lower the transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). We investigated to what extent know...

    Authors: R. Kettlitz, M. Harries, J. Ortmann, G. Krause, A. Aigner and B. Lange
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2281
  33. The rapidly emerging Coronavirus infectious disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread around the world yielding in significant changes in almost every aspect of daily life. While primary research of the epidemic COVI...

    Authors: Asma Guedria, Hela Slama, Manel Ben Fredj, Shayma Miladi, Hamdi El Kefi, Syrine Gatti and Abdelaziz Oumaya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2280
  34. Policymakers have struggled to maintain SARS-CoV-2 transmission at levels that are manageable to contain the COVID-19 disease burden while enabling a maximum of societal and economic activities. One of the too...

    Authors: Yessika Adelwin Natalia, Margaux Delporte, Dries De Witte, Philippe Beutels, Mathias Dewatripont and Geert Molenberghs
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2279
  35. Restrictive measures consequent to the COVID-19 pandemic have had a significant psychological impact on everyday life in the general population, even though differences between countries remain poorly investig...

    Authors: Maria C. Quattropani, Marcus Levi Lopes Barbosa, Vittorio Lenzo, Keely Hope, Mary Ellen Toffle, Leonardo Gonçalves Gafforelli, Alberto Sardella and Kayleen Islam-Zwart
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2278
  36. The relationship between the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, which is a traumatic event for adolescents, and procrastination is not clear. Mental health may play an important role in this relatio...

    Authors: Zhengxue Qiao, Yongmei Wu, Yunjia Xie, Xiaohui Qiu, Lu Chen, Jiarun Yang, Hui Pan, Simeng Gu, Xiuxian Yang, Xiaomeng Hu, Ping Wei, Jinxin Zhao, Yuanpeng Qu, Jiawei Zhou, Tianyi Bu and Yanjie Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2277
  37. Optimal utilization of antenatal care (ANC) services improves positive pregnancy experiences and birth outcomes. However, paucity of evidence exists on which factors should be targeted to increase ANC utilizat...

    Authors: Ronald Anguzu, Rebekah J. Walker, Harriet M. Babikako, Kirsten M.M. Beyer, Julia Dickson-Gomez, Yuhong Zhou and Laura D. Cassidy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2276
  38. The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on population-wide mental health and well-being. Although people experiencing socioeconomic disadvantage may be especially vulnerable, they experience barriers in access...

    Authors: Maria Melchior, Natasha Figueiredo, Aurélia Roversi, Alexandre Dubanchet, Eric Bui, Julian Vadell-Martínez, Corrado Barbui, Marianna Purgato, José Luis Ayuso-Mateos, Roberto Mediavilla, David McDaid, A-La Park, Papoula Petri-Romão, Raffael Kalisch, Pablo Nicaise, Vincent Lorant…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2275
  39. Food diets are complex and a policy targeting one item of a person’s diet does not affect their nutritional intake in a solely additive or subtractive manner. Policies tackling unhealthy diets are more likely ...

    Authors: Luke B. Wilson, Robert Pryce, Esther C. Moore, Lucy Burke and Penny Breeze
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2274
  40. Sub-Saharan African countries, Nigeria inclusive, are constrained by grossly limited access to quality pre-hospital trauma care services (PTCS). Findings from pragmatic approaches that explore spatial and temp...

    Authors: Aina Olufemi Odusola, Dohyo Jeong, Chenchita Malolan, Dohyeong Kim, Chinmayee Venkatraman, Olusegun Kola-Korolo, Olajide Idris, Oluwole Olayemi Olaomi and Fiemu E. Nwariaku
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2273
  41. Overweight/obesity in children and adolescents has become a global health problem, and family function may be associated with its occurrence. Studies exploring the association between family function and overw...

    Authors: Xixi Jiang, Xiufang Zhao, Junxia Zhou, Xiujuan Zhang, Yan Song and Li Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2272
  42. The polluter’s pay principle (PPP) aims to internalise external costs and assign liability to the polluter for the harmful cost of their products to society. Tobacco companies continue to manufacture and sell ...

    Authors: Marissa J. Smith, Chris Patterson, Christina Buckton and Shona Hilton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2271
  43. Typhoid vaccination has been shown to be an effective intervention to prevent enteric fever and is under consideration for inclusion in the national immunization program in Lao PDR.

    Authors: Mick Soukavong, Nantasit Luangasanatip, Phetsavanh Chanthavilay, Yot Teerawattananon, Saudamini Vishwanath Dabak, Wirichada Pan-ngum, Tamalee Roberts, Elizabeth A Ashley and Mayfong Mayxay
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2270
  44. Ultrasound is the primary diagnostic tool in pregnancy, capable of identifying high-risk pregnancies and life-threatening conditions, allowing for appropriate management to prevent maternal and fetal morbidity...

    Authors: Amber Bidner, Eva Bezak and Nayana Parange
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2268
  45. Multiple studies have indicated an association between red and processed meat consumption and the incidence of ischemic heart disease (IHD). In this study, we aimed to assess the burden of IHD caused by a diet...

    Authors: Dongqing Yan, Kaishan Liu, Fajun Li, Donglei Shi, Li Wei, Junhang Zhang, Xin Su and Zhaojun Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2267
  46. Recovery housing is an important resource for those in recovery from substance use disorders. Unfortunately, we know little about its relationship to key community health risk and protective factors, potential...

    Authors: Amy A. Mericle, Deidre Patterson, Meenakshi S. Subbaraman, Jason Howell, Dave Sheridan, Thomasina Borkman, Jayla Burton and Katherine J. Karriker-Jaffe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2266
  47. The 2022-23 mpox epidemic is the first-time sustained community transmission had been reported in countries without epidemiological links to endemic areas. During that period, the outbreak almost exclusively a...

    Authors: Tom May, Lauren Towler, Louise E Smith, Jeremy Horwood, Sarah Denford, G James Rubin, Matthew Hickman, Richard Amlôt, Isabel Oliver and Lucy Yardley
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2265

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