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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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

    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in BMC Public Health 2023 23:538

  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. In the UK, one in five households with children experienced food insecurity in 2022, defined as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Free school meal...

    Authors: Patricia E. Jessiman, Victoria R. Carlisle, Katie Breheny, Rona Campbell, Russell Jago, Marcus Robinson, Steve Strong and Judi Kidger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:300
  16. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities have focused on creating policies, such as mask mandates, to minimize COVID-19 transmission both on their campuses and in the surrounding com...

    Authors: Kevin C. Clark, Maximilian J. Bailey, Stefan Wasshuber, Raissa Huntley, Kristen K. Bjorkman, Leisha Conners Bauer, Camille L. Paige, Sara L. Sawyer, Michaila Czarnik, Margaret A. Riggs, Margaret J. Gutilla and Tanya L. Alderete
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:299
  17. 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
  18. Breastfeeding provides all the necessary energy and nutrients for an infant and provides many benefits for mothers and babies. The effects of colonisation have contributed to reduced prevalence and duration of...

    Authors: Fiona Mitchell, Troy Walker, Karen Hill and Jennifer Browne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:297
  19. Dementia friendly communities (DFCs) are seen as key to participation of people with dementia and carers. Dementia-friendly initiatives (DFI) are important building blocks for the growth of DFCs. Therefore, it...

    Authors: Marjolein Thijssen, Wietske Kuijer-Siebelink, Monique A.S. Lexis, Maria W. G. Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Ramon Daniels and Maud Graff
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:296
  20. Despite the potentially significant impact of women-prenatal care provider communication quality (WPCQ) on women’s perinatal health, evidence on the determinants of those perceptions is still lacking, particul...

    Authors: Sousan Hamwi, Elsa Lorthe, Milton Severo and Henrique Barros
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:295
  21. Sexual minorities are at a higher risk of suffering from depressive symptoms compared with heterosexual individuals. Only a few studies have examined the conditions of having depressive symptoms within differe...

    Authors: Junjie Lu, Jiarui Yang, Jingyang Liang, David Mischoulon and Maren Nyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:294
  22. The main objective of this study was to construct and validate a composite socioeconomic status indicator containing material capital, human capital, and social capital (CAPSES scale) and also appropriate it f...

    Authors: Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Reza Majdzadeh, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Saharnaz Nedjat, Kazem Mohammad and Bahman Cheraghian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:293
  23. The coronavirus disease (COVID) pandemic caused disruption globally and was particularly distressing in low- and middle-income countries such as India. This study aimed to provide population representative est...

    Authors: Joyita Banerjee, Sarah Petrosyan, Abhijith R. Rao, Steffi Jacob, Pranali Yogiraj Khobragade, Bas Weerman, Sandy Chien, Marco Angrisani, Arunika Agarwal, Nirupam Madan, Tanya Sethi, Sharmistha Dey, Simone Schaner, David E. Bloom, Jinkook Lee and A. B. Dey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:292
  24. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), the leading cause of death worldwide, are sensitive to temperature. In light of the reported climate change trends, it is important to understand the burden of CVDs attributable...

    Authors: Shreya S. Shrikhande, Hugo Pedder, Martin Röösli, Mohammad Aqiel Dalvie, Ravivarman Lakshmanasamy, Antonio Gasparrini, Jürg Utzinger and Guéladio Cissé
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:291
  25. In 2018, Eswatini had the world's highest age-standardised cervical cancer incidence rate. Cervical cancer screening reduces women’s risk of invasive cervical cancer. Data on adherence to cervical cancer scree...

    Authors: Phinda G. Khumalo, Mariko Carey, Lisa Mackenzie and Rob Sanson-Fisher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:290
  26. Floods and torrential rains are natural disasters caused by climate change. Unfortunately, such events are more frequent and are increasingly severe in recent times. The 2018 Japan Floods in western Japan were...

    Authors: Shuhei Yoshida, Saori Kashima, Yuji Okazaki and Masatoshi Matsumoto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:288
  27. Recovery-oriented programs provide individuals with opportunities for well-being through community integration processes that enhance the degree to which individuals could live, work, and recreate in their com...

    Authors: Cheryl Forchuk, Sebastian Gyamfi, Heba Hassan, Bryanna Lucyk and Richard Booth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:287
  28. Estimating the economic costs of self-injury mortality (SIM) can inform health planning and clinical and public health interventions, serve as a basis for their evaluation, and provide the foundation for broad...

    Authors: Ian R.H. Rockett, Bina Ali, Eric D. Caine, Donald S. Shepard, Aniruddha Banerjee, Kurt B. Nolte, Hilary S. Connery, G. Luke Larkin, Steven Stack, Franklin M.M. White, Haomiao Jia, Jeralynn S. Cossman, Judith Feinberg, Amanda N. Stover and Ted R. Miller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:285
  29. This study aimed to investigate the influencing factors of burnout among grassroots medical staff in China so as to provide a reference for improving their physical, psychological, and social statuses under Ch...

    Authors: Shuzhi Peng, Juhua Zhang, Xingyue Liu, Mengyun Pei, Tingting Wang and Peng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:284
  30. Liver cancer is ranked fifth in incidence and second in mortality among cancers in Taiwan. Nevertheless, the Taiwan government does not screen for liver cancer in its free cancer screening and preventive healt...

    Authors: Tai-Yi Hsu, Jhu-Jing Ye, Sih-Yun Ye, Hsiao-Yuan Tseng, Wen-Yu Chou, Pei-Tseng Kung and Wen-Chen Tsai
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:283
  31. In Cambodia, female entertainment workers (FEWs) are disproportionately affected by global and local disasters, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government imposed tight re...

    Authors: Carinne Brody, Natasha Harrison and Siyan Yi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:281
  32. The UK Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) was announced in March 2016, became law in April 2017, and was implemented in April 2018. Empirical analyses of commercial responses have not been undertaken to establis...

    Authors: Tarra L. Penney, Catrin P. Jones, David Pell, Steven Cummins, Jean Adams, Hannah Forde, Oliver Mytton, Harry Rutter, Richard Smith and Martin White
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:280
  33. Media is a crucial factor in shaping public opinion and setting policy agendas. There is limited research on the role of media in health policy processes in low- and middle-income countries. This study profile...

    Authors: Lynn Bust, Eleanor Whyle and Jill Olivier
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:279
  34. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is currently the most effective way to treat people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHs) and reduce HIV transmission. While there are many factors that reduce adherence ...

    Authors: Di Xu, Yuhua Shi, Ling Pan, Qiongli Duan, Nengmei Huang, Pengcheng Liu, Jing Han, Zhongfu Liu, Jian Li and Hongjie Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:278
  35. Stress, anxiety, and depression resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic as well as subsequent restrictive measures had a negative impact on eating behaviors. This study aimed to determine the emotional eating beh...

    Authors: Walaa M. Shehata and Doaa E. Abdeldaim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:277
  36. Depression is one of the leading causes of avoidable suffering and premature death worldwide, leading to the disease burden among mental disorders. Depression-related deaths can be prevented by developing and ...

    Authors: Jinping Ma, Hai Zhou, Qinqin Fu and Guohua Lu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:276
  37. Previous research showed negative associations between physical activity and loneliness in older adults. However, information on associations among middle-aged adults is scarce. In this prognostic factor study...

    Authors: Linda Baumbach, Hans-Helmut König and André Hajek
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:274
  38. Previous literature showed significant health disparities between Native American population and other populations such as Non-Hispanic White. Most existing studies for Native American Health were based on non...

    Authors: Sixia Chen, Janis Campbell, Erin Spain, Alexandra Woodruff and Cuyler Snider
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:273
  39. To tackle noncommunicable disease (NCD) burden globally, two sets of NCD surveillance indicators were established by the World Health Organization: 25 Global Monitoring Framework (GMF) indicators and 10 Progre...

    Authors: Bundit Sornpaisarn, Yuriko Limmade, Supa Pengpid, Isareethika Jayasvasti, Pheak Chhoun, Vathsana Somphet, Feisul Idzwan Mustapha, Kyaw Kan Kaung, Chanatip Chailek, Tran Quoc Bao and Jürgen Rehm
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:272
  40. The perception of illness and health-seeking behaviours, including rabies differ from one culture to another. Depending on the cultural setting of the society in which people live, the definition of the causal...

    Authors: Lungten Lungten, Tenzin Tenzin, Severine Thys, Waraphon Phimpraphai, Sangay Rinchen and Michel de Garine-Wichatitsky
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:270
  41. Appropriate estimate of size of the female sex workers as well as the other hard-to-reach-populations plays a crucial role in reaching them with effective preventive measures. This study aimed to estimate the ...

    Authors: Lida Olfati, Roya Safari-Faramani, Farid Najafi, Mehdi Moradi Nazar and Ebrahim Shakiba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:268
  42. More than three decades have passed since the end of the Iraq-Iran war, and this period has been concurrent with a rapid growth of the older community in Iran which includes the community of veterans who often...

    Authors: Abdolrahim Asadollahi, Mehdi Mojadam, Maria Cheraghi, Mariam Hasanshahi, Narges Nazari, Alimohammad Keshtkar, Aliasghar Arastoo and Morteza Abdulatif Khafaie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:267
  43. Drug Use Disorder (DUD) is a major contributor to world-wide morbidity and mortality. The extensive national registers in Sweden provide the basis for a study of spatial and temporal patterns of DUD onset and ...

    Authors: Kathleen Stewart, Kenneth S. Kendler, Anton Westholm, Henrik Ohlsson, Jan Sundquist and Kristina Sundquist
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:266
  44. A tax of one-Mexican peso per liter of sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) came into effect in January 2014 in Mexico as a national health policy to tackle the high overweight and obesity prevalence. Previous studi...

    Authors: J. C. Salgado Hernández, S. W. Ng and M. A. Colchero
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:265
  45. Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) is still a major public health problem in Nepal. The prevalence of ARI among under five children was 2.1% in 2019 and many children from marginalized families suffer dispropor...

    Authors: Sunita Dharel, Binjwala Shrestha and Prem Basel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:264
  46. In the context of increasing injection-related HIV outbreaks across the United States, particularly among people who inject drugs (PWID) experiencing homelessness, there is an urgent need to expand access to p...

    Authors: Leah C. Shaw, Katie B. Biello, Seamus Vahey, Jennifer K. Brody and Angela R. Bazzi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:263
  47. The Claim Evaluation Tools measure the ability to assess claims about treatment effects. The aim of this study was to adapt the German item sets to the target group of secondary school students (aged 11 to 16 ...

    Authors: Jana Hinneburg, Barbara Gasteiger-Klicpera, Jürgen Kasper, Julia Lühnen, Katharina Maitz, Thomas Martens and Anke Steckelberg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:262

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