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  1. In countries such as Eswatini, where there is a high HIV prevalence and low male circumcision the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme for HIV/AIDS recommend infant and adult circum...

    Authors: Mirriam Hlelisani Shezi, Boikhutso Tlou and Saloshni Naidoo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:349
  2. Advancing the health of adolescents, particularly their sexual and reproductive health, including HIV prevention and care, is a development imperative. A critical part for improving their wellbeing and economi...

    Authors: Michael T. Mbizvo, Kondwani Kasonda, Nelly-Claire Muntalima, Joseph G. Rosen, Sophie Inambwae, Edith S. Namukonda, Ronald Mungoni, Natasha Okpara, Chifundo Phiri, Nachela Chelwa and Chabu Kangale
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:348
  3. Common mental disorders affect a significant proportion of the population worldwide at any given time. Psychotherapeutic consultation at work offers employees with mental distress short-term and low-threshold ...

    Authors: Fiona Kohl, Peter Angerer and Jeannette Weber
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:347
  4. Obesity is associated with poorer youth fitness. However, little research has examined the magnitude of this relationship in youth with severe obesity. Therefore, we sought to determine the relationship betwee...

    Authors: Cody D. Neshteruk, Sophia E. Day, Kevin J. Konty, Sarah C. Armstrong, Asheley C. Skinner and Emily M. D’Agostino
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:345
  5. Community Readiness Intervention for Tackling Childhood Obesity (CRITCO) is a theory-based intervention being developed to improve the readiness of an Iranian urban population to engage in childhood obesity pr...

    Authors: Mahdieh Niknam, Nasrin Omidvar, Hassan Eini-Zinab, Naser Kalantari, Keyvan Olazadeh and Parisa Amiri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:344
  6. South and Southeast Asian countries (SSEA) account for the highest burden of anemia globally, nonetheless, progress towards the decline of anemia has almost been stalled. This study aimed to explore the indivi...

    Authors: Dev Ram Sunuwar, Devendra Raj Singh, Pranil Man Singh Pradhan, Vintuna Shrestha, Pushpa Rai, Sunil Kumar Shah and Bipin Adhikari
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:343
  7. Fathers are important in establishing healthy behaviors in their children, but are rarely engaged in lifestyle programs. Focusing on physical activity (PA) of both fathers and their children by engaging them t...

    Authors: Julie Latomme, Philip J. Morgan, Sebastien Chastin, Ruben Brondeel and Greet Cardon
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:342
  8. Opioid addiction and overdose is a public health problem in the United States and is expected to remain with substance use increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Communities that approach this issue through ...

    Authors: Candice Bangham, Stacey Cunnington, Sarah Fielman, Meredith Hurley, Sarko Gergerian and Jacey A. Greece
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:341
  9. While health risk behaviours are likely to co-occur, there is dearth of studies exploring the clustering of cervical cancer and HPV infection risk factors among adolescents. This study aimed to determine: 1) t...

    Authors: Ama Gyamfua Ampofo, Allison W. Boyes, Shadrack Osei Asibey, Christopher Oldmeadow and Lisa J. Mackenzie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:340
  10. This study aimed to investigate the proportion of prehypertension cases progressing to hypertension among Chinese middle-aged and elderly populations over a 2-year period and related influencing factors.

    Authors: Zhen Li, Lianmeng Cao, Ziyu Zhou, Maozhi Han and Chang Fu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:339
  11. Accelerating declines in tuberculosis (TB) incidence is paramount for achieving global goals set for 2030 by the Sustainable Development Goals and the End TB Strategy. The aim of this study was to identify key...

    Authors: Fiona A. Költringer, Kristi Sidney Annerstedt, Delia Boccia, Daniel J. Carter and William E. Rudgard
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:337
  12. Health protective behaviours are crucial in the prevention of the spread of COVID-19, particularly in university students who typically live and study in large groups. Depression and anxiety are common in stud...

    Authors: Joyce M. Ncheka, J. Anitha Menon, E Bethan Davies, Ravi Paul, Sydney O. C. Mwaba, John Mudenda, Heather Wharrad, Parisa Toutounchi and Cris Glazebrook
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:336
  13. Adolescents in low-and-middle-income countries like Zambia face a high burden of sexual, reproductive, health and rights problems including coerced sex, teenage pregnancies, and early marriages. The Zambia gov...

    Authors: Kunda chilambe, Chama Mulubwa, Joseph Mumba Zulu and Malizgani Paul Chavula
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:335
  14. The emergence of COVID-19 has resulted in health, socio-economic, and political crises. The overall health impact of this disease can be measured by disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) which is the sum of t...

    Authors: Daniel Teshome Gebeyehu, Leah East, Stuart Wark and Md Shahidul Islam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:334
  15. Addressing gender inequalities in physical activity is an important public health goal. A major campaign, ‘This Girl Can’ (TGC) was conducted by Sport England from 2015, and TGC was licenced in 2018 by VicHeal...

    Authors: Adrian Bauman, Nicola McNeil, Matthew Nicholson, Paul O’Halloran, Emma Seal, Erica Randle and Arthur Stukas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:333
  16. Due to the mobility of the population in recent years and the spread of Chagas disease (CD) to non-endemic regions, early diagnosis and treatment of CD has become increasingly relevant in non-endemic countries...

    Authors: Laura Iglesias-Rus, Teresa Boquete, María Romay-Barja, Agustín Benito, Briggitte Jordan and Teresa Blasco-Hernández
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:332
  17. Health literacy, defined as the knowledge, motivation, and competences to use health information to improve health and well-being, is associated with regular physical activity. However, there is limited eviden...

    Authors: Maike Buchmann, Susanne Jordan, Anne-Kathrin Mareike Loer, Jonas David Finger and Olga Maria Domanska
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:331
  18. Frequent heavy air pollution occurred during the winter heating season of northern China. Particulate air pollution is a serious concern in Urumqi during heating season. Exposure to air pollution is known to i...

    Authors: Linghui Zhu, Ying Lu, Fang Cheng, Luyi Zhang, Aliya Yusan, Xialidan Alifu, Ayixiemuguli Alimasi and Xiahaida Alemujiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:330
  19. To face the second wave of COVID-19, Italy implemented a tiered restriction system with different limitation levels (yellow = medium; orange = medium-high, red = high) at the beginning of November 2020. The re...

    Authors: Luca Dei Bardi, Anna Acampora, Laura Cacciani, Mirko Di Martino, Nera Agabiti, Marina Davoli and Giulia Cesaroni
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:329
  20. The major public health crisis caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the large-scale public health measures such as social isolation and school closures enforced by some cou...

    Authors: Zidan Yang, Yongxin Zhang, Haijie Xu, Menglai Gan, Jianrui Ma, Jiarong Liu, Xiner Tan, Wenjing Hou, Wanbao Ye and Liping Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:327
  21. Advanced maternal age (AMA; ≥35 years) is considered to be a major risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Along with the global trend of delayed childbearing, and in particular, the implementation of Chin...

    Authors: Caoxin Huang, Qiuhui Jiang, Weijuan Su, Fuping Lv, Jinyang Zeng, Peiying Huang, Wei Liu, Mingzhu Lin, Xuejun Li, Xiulin Shi and Xuanling Zheng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:326
  22. Intimate partner violence (IPV) against pregnant women can cause several complications for the mother and her baby, which are life-threatening. Thus, we aimed to find the prevalence of IPV and its associated f...

    Authors: Najmeh Maharlouei, Shohreh Roozmeh, Mohammad-hassan Zahed Roozegar, Hadi Raeisi Shahraki, Khadijeh Bazrafshan, Shaghayegh Moradi-alamdarloo, Hossein Molavi Vardanjani and Kamran B. Lankarani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:325
  23. Postpartum weight retention (PPWR) causes obesity, chronic diseases, and occurring adverse maternal-fetal and neonatal outcomes. Given the social factors’ effect on health and disease and considering the lack ...

    Authors: Shahin Bazzazian, Giti Ozgoli, Hedyeh Riazi, Zohreh Mahmoodi, Mohammadreza Vafa and Malihe Nasiri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:323
  24. Given low utilization by individuals experiencing gambling problems the potential of self-exclusion (SE) might be not fully exploited in Germany. This paper aims to gain insight into different actors’ percepti...

    Authors: Ludwig Kraus, Andreas Bickl, Lucia Sedlacek, Larissa Schwarzkopf, Jenny Cisneros Örnberg and Johanna K. Loy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:322
  25. Despite the public health system’s critical role in non-communicable disease (NCD) surveillance in Vietnam, limited evidence exists on the implementation of NCD surveillance activities within these systems and...

    Authors: Thu Nam T. Nguyen, Thi Tho T. Nguyen, Bao Quoc Tran, Cong Tuan Pham, Kelly E. Perry, Tilahun Haregu, Brian Oldenburg and Paul Kowal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:321
  26. Men who have Sex with Men being sexual minorities are a vulnerable section of society and are at greater risk of ill-treatment if they are ‘out of the closet’ regarding their sexuality. Previous evidence suggests...

    Authors: Suraj Pal, Praveen Kumar Pathak and Margubur Rahaman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:320
  27. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent public health restrictions on the mental health of adolescents is of global concern. The purpose of this study was to examine how Canadian adolescents coped d...

    Authors: Negin A. Riazi, Katelyn Battista, Markus J. Duncan, Terrance J. Wade, William Pickett, Mark A. Ferro, Scott T. Leatherdale and Karen A. Patte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:319
  28. Obesogenic environment is important in driving obesity epidemic. Children spend large amount of their time in schools. School neighborhood environment, as well as its interaction with socioeconomic status (SES...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Angela Cristina Bizzotto Trude, Shenzhi Song, Nan Jiang, Shihan Wang, Joel Gittelsohn and Deliang Wen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:318
  29. Quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have created great psychological stress among vulnerable populations. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of anxiety and explore the association between physical ...

    Authors: Yanyun Li, Tianzhichao Hou, Minna Cheng, Ya Miao, Yeerzati Yeerjang, Chang-sheng Sheng, Kun Xue, Cui Wu, Sheng Zhang, Qinghua Yan, Jianfeng Pei, Qinping Yang, Jingyan Tian, Wanghong Xu and Yan Shi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:317
  30. Intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA) includes controlling behaviours, psychological, physical, sexual and financial abuse. Globally, surveys and emergency services have recorded an increase in IPVA since...

    Authors: Gail Gilchrist, Laura C. Potts, Dean J. Connolly, Adam Winstock, Monica J. Barratt, Jason Ferris, Elizabeth Gilchrist and Emma Davies
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:316
  31. Worldwide, more than 150 million children < 18 years live with disabilities. These children are more vulnerable to malnutrition regardless of institutional care that they receive, such as daycare or residentia...

    Authors: Krishna Prasad Sapkota, Akira Shibanuma, Ken Ing Cherng Ong, Junko Kiriya and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:315
  32. Globally, school-going children spend most of their days at school, sitting in lessons and unable to achieve the daily WHO recommendations for Physical Activity (PA) of at least 60 minutes per day. Limited stu...

    Authors: Lena Mpalampa, Stephen Okoboi, Sarah Maria Nabaggala and Rose Clarke Nanyonga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:314
  33. Visceral adiposity index (VAI) has been recognized as a reliable indicator for visceral adiposity. However, it remains largely unexplored on its association with fasting plasma glucose (FPG). The current study...

    Authors: Yuhan Qin, Yong Qiao, Dong Wang, Mingkang Li, Zhanneng Yang, Linqing Li, Gaoliang Yan and Chengchun Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:313
  34. Several studies have reported short sleep duration in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) but other sleep characteristics have been less studied. We aimed to assess the cross-sectional associ...

    Authors: Elaheh Zarean, Mehdi Azizmohammad Looha, Payam Amini, Ali Ahmadi and Pierre-Antoine Dugué
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:312
  35. Maintaining healthy eating habits among children is challenging due to industrial tactics. There is little research on the effect of nutritional labels and tv ads on the eating habits of children. So the prima...

    Authors: Madhur Verma, Ramnika Aggarwal, Bhola Nath and Rakesh Kakkar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:311
  36. Urban environments impact negatively on the risks of non-communicable diseases and perpetuate health inequalities. Against this, law could play a critical role, notably through implementing and securing vision...

    Authors: Lisa Montel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:310
  37. Antibiotics are widely administered for various indications, leading to increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in acute care hospitals. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Antimicrobial Stewardship (AM...

    Authors: Rasha Abdelsalam Elshenawy, Nkiruka Umaru, Amal Bandar Alharbi and Zoe Aslanpour
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:309
  38. Rural Latino children have higher rates of obesity compared to non-Latino Whites. Schools are in a unique position to address rural childhood obesity through policies. While evidence exists on factors that pro...

    Authors: Caryn Ausenhus, Joshua M. Gold, Cynthia K. Perry, Andrea T. Kozak, Monica L. Wang, Sou Hyun Jang, Judy Leong, Edgar Rodriguez, Catherine Duggan and Linda K. Ko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:308

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  39. People who inject drugs living with HIV (PWIDLH) suffer the lowest rates of HIV viral suppression due to episodic injection drug use and poor mental health coupled with poor retention in HIV care. Approximatel...

    Authors: John A. Sauceda, Julia Lechuga, Maria Elena Ramos, Jorge Puentes, Natasha Ludwig-Barron, Jorge Salazar, Katerina A. Christopoulos, Mallory O. Johnson, David Gomez, Rogelio Covarrubias, Joselyn Hernandez, David Montelongo, Alejandro Ortiz, Julian Rojas, Luisa Ramos, Itzia Avila…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:307
  40. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant health care burden, with a worldwide prevalence of approximately 11%. The general population spends over 50% of the awake time sedentary activities. However, to t...

    Authors: Ye Seul Jang, Yu Shin Park, Hyunkyu Kim, Kyungduk Hurh, Eun-Cheol Park and Suk-Yong Jang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:306
  41. Work from home (WFH) can impact workers´ sedentary behaviors and levels of physical activity. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between WFH and workers´ sedentary behaviors, leisure-time an...

    Authors: Patricia de Oliveira da Silva Scaranni, Rosane Härter Griep, Francisco José Gondim Pitanga, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Sheila Maria Alvim Matos and Maria de Jesus Mendes da Fonseca
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:305
  42. Health literacy is an important social determinant of health and affects the ability to make decisions and take action to manage one’s health. The purpose of this study was to psychometrically examine the Arab...

    Authors: Lina Bergman, Ulrica Nilsson, Karuna Dahlberg, Maria Jaensson and Josefin Wångdahl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:304
  43. Suicide among the elderly has become a global public health concern. This study was carried out to determine the trend of completed suicide rates according to age, sex, and ethnicity and the suicidal methods a...

    Authors: Nurul Salwana Abu Bakar, Nur Azmiah Zainuddin, Zamtira Seman, Noor Raihan Khamal and Masrol Hafizal Ismail
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:303
  44. Swimming pools are places for practicing sports, recreation, relaxation, and socialization. However, swimming pools can expose swimmers to physicochemical and microbiological risks. Accordingly, we studied the...

    Authors: Faika Hassanein, Inas M. Masoud, Marwa M. Fekry, Mohamed S. Abdel-Latif, Hussein Abdel-Salam, Mohamed Salem and Amany I Shehata
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:302
  45. HIV prevention knowledge levels are low in sub-Saharan Africa. In our efficacy study, the Mzake ndi Mzake (Friend-to-Friend; hereafter Mzake) 6-session peer group intervention, delivered by health workers, improv...

    Authors: Lily C. Kumbani, Diana L. Jere, Chimwemwe K. Banda, Cecilia Chang, Li Liu, Linda L. McCreary, Crystal L. Patil and Kathleen F. Norr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:301
  46. Adiposity is widely recognized as one of the risk factors for high blood pressure (BP) and increasing adiposity is associated with elevated BP. However, which measures of adiposity could be most strongly assoc...

    Authors: Jiayi Chen, Haojiang Zuo, Xinyu Wu, Yuan Zhang, Qiang Tan, Zhimiao Yu, Ciren Laba, Yongyue Pan, Jianzhong Yin, Feng Hong, Peibin Zeng and Xing Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:298

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