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  1. Communities with diverse ethnicity in high-income countries are disproportionately affected by poor diet-related health outcomes. In England, the United Kingdom’s government’s healthy eating dietary resources ...

    Authors: Abimbola S. Ojo, Lawrence A. Nnyanzi, Emma L. Giles, Louisa Ells, Sylvester R. Okeke, Kobi V. Ajayi and Obasanjo Afolabi Bolarinwa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:800
  2. The persistently high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity among historically marginalised social groups, such as adolescent Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in India, can be attributed, ...

    Authors: Aditya Singh, Vineet Kumar, Harpreet Singh, Sourav Chowdhury and Sanjana Sharma
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:798
  3. It is documented that married women do not utilize contraceptive methods, because of the fear of adverse effects, no or seldom sexual interaction; perception that they should not use contraception during breas...

    Authors: Shobhit Srivastava, Parimala Mohanty, T. Muhammad and Manish Kumar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:797
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the spread of misinformation worldwide. The purpose of this study was to explore perceptions of misinformation and preferred sources of obtaining COVID-19 information from tho...

    Authors: Suvabna Theivendrampillai, Jeanette Cooper, Taehoon Lee, Michelle Wai Ki Lau, Christine Marquez, Sharon E. Straus and Christine Fahim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:796
  5. Large supermarket chains produce weekly advertisements to promote foods and influence consumer purchases. The broad consumer reach of these ads presents an opportunity to promote foods that align with dietary ...

    Authors: Melissa Mjöberg, Lauren Lissner and Monica Hunsberger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:795
  6. Child marriage persists in many countries and has severe impacts on health, education, economic and social status of girls. Child marriage has many interlinked causes. This study aimed to explore the drivers o...

    Authors: Maryse C. Kok, Tasneem Kakal, Abeje Berhanu Kassegne, Irwan M. Hidayana, Alister Munthali, J. Anitha Menon, Paulo Pires, Tabither Gitau and Anke van der Kwaak
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:794
  7. Understanding the impact of national public expenditure and its allocation on child mortality may help governments move towards target 3.2 proposed in the 2030 Agenda. The objective of this study was to estima...

    Authors: Leandro Pereira Garcia, Ione Jayce Ceola Schneider, Cesar de Oliveira, Eliane Traebert and Jefferson Traebert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:793
  8. Poisoning of children after exposure to pesticides is a major public health concern, particularly in countries with poorer urban populations, such as South Africa. This may stem from the illegal distribution a...

    Authors: Bronwen Davies, Marie Belle Kathrina Mendoza Hlela and Hanna-Andrea Rother
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:792
  9. Malnutrition is both a significant cause and a result of poverty and deprivation. In developing nations, child malnutrition is still the main public health issue. Severe malnutrition affects every system of th...

    Authors: Daniel Gashaneh Belay, Dagmawi Chilot, Adugnaw Zeleke Alem, Fantu Mamo Aragaw and Melaku Hunie Asratie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:791
  10. This study aims to evaluate the impact of socioeconomic status (SES) on the risk of congenital heart disease (CHD) since previous studies have yielded inconsistent results.

    Authors: Qun Miao, Sandra Dunn, Shi Wu Wen, Jane Lougheed, Phoebe Yang, Michael Davies, Carolina Lavin Venegas and Mark Walker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:790
  11. Diabetes and arterial hypertension are the two most common types of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) impacting people globally. There is no prior research on the Syrian population’s knowledge and treatment of ...

    Authors: Sarya Swed, Hidar Alibrahim, Haidara Bohsas, Wael Hafez, Stanisław Surma, Mohammed Amir Rais, Hesham Mohamed Abuelsaoud, Rehab Mohamed Elshazly, Sheikh Shoib, Bisher Sawaf, Amr Farwati, Mohammed Najdat Seijari, Naim Battikh, Soulaf Sleman, Danya Mourad, Komait Jihad Sakkour…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:789
  12. The segmentation of consumers based on their behavior and needs is the most crucial action of the health insurance organization. This study's objective is to cluster Iranian health insureds according to their ...

    Authors: Shekoofeh Sadat Momahhed, Sara Emamgholipour Sefiddashti, Behrouz Minaei and Zahra Shahali
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:788
  13. Asturias is one of the communities with the highest rates of hospital admission for asthma in Spain. The environmental pollution or people lifestyle are some of the factors that contribute to the appearance or...

    Authors: Verónica González-Iglesias, Isabel Martínez-Pérez, Valentín Rodríguez Suárez and Ana Fernández-Somoano
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:787
  14. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has caused an increase in perinatal depression. The aim of this research was to identify which sociodemographic variables are related to the increase in perinatal depression...

    Authors: Katina Kovacheva, María F. Rodríguez-Muñoz, Diego Gómez-Baya, Sara Domínguez-Salas and Emma Motrico
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:786
  15. Sport participation is an important component of a healthy lifestyle and is known to be more common among privileged individuals. However, few studies examined socio-demographic patterns of participation by ty...

    Authors: Viviane Richard, Giovanni Piumatti, Nick Pullen, Elsa Lorthe, Idris Guessous, Nicola Cantoreggi and Silvia Stringhini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:785
  16. Global COVID-19 vaccinations rates among youth and adolescent populations prove that there is an opportunity to influence the acceptance for those who are unvaccinated and who are hesitant to receive additiona...

    Authors: Roger Blahut, Amanda Flint, Elaina Orlando, Joelle DesChatelets and Asif Khowaja
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:784
  17. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the role of infectious disease forecasting in informing public policy. However, significant barriers remain for effectively linking infectious disease forecasts to public ...

    Authors: Lauren A. White, Ryan McCorvie, David Crow, Seema Jain and Tomás M. León
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:782
  18. Home-quarantine is one of the most common measures implemented to prevent or minimize the transmission of COVID-19 among communities. This study assessed stress levels of the home-quarantined residents in Shan...

    Authors: Yiwei Zhou, Zhihui Chen, Wancang Li, Siwei Chen, Haiyun Xu and Zumu Zhou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:780
  19. Cigarette pack design plays a crucial role in attracting customers, especially when other marketing methods are limited by policy. University students who engage in casual smoking take the risk of developing a...

    Authors: Asena Caner, Belgi Turan, Mehmet Y. Gürdal and Sibel Güven
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:779
  20. In December 2019, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) emerged with a high transmissibility rate and resulted in numerous negative impacts on global life. Preventive measures such as fa...

    Authors: Joyeuse Ukwishaka, Yves Ndayishimiye, Esmeralda Destine, Celestin Danwang and Fati Kirakoya-Samadoulougou
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:778
  21. Children with disabilities and their families are at higher risk during emergencies and disasters, which is often attributed to the lack of disability inclusion in emergency response as well as disparities in ...

    Authors: Shelby K. Flanagan, Julia J. Sterman, Joseph R. Merighi and Rachael Batty
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:777
  22. Appropriate body constitution during childhood is important for future health. However, it has been suggested that thinness is increasing among adolescent girls and boys in Japan. Since misreporting of height/...

    Authors: Sachie Mori, Keiko Asakura, Satoshi Sasaki and Yuji Nishiwaki
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:775
  23. In response to the rise in opioid-related deaths, communities across Ontario have developed opioid or overdose response plans to address issues at the local level. Public Health Ontario (PHO) leads the Communi...

    Authors: Maryam Mallakin, Christina Dery, Yordanos Woldemariam, Michael Hamilton, Kim Corace, Bernie Pauly, Triti Khorasheh, Caroline Bennett AbuAyyash, Pamela Leece and Katherine Sellen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:774
  24. Children and adolescents have suboptimal physical activity and eating habits during summer breaks. Unlike the school setting, there is little evidence on interventions to promote healthy lifestyle behaviors in...

    Authors: David Larose, Melvin Chih-Shing Chen, Shirin Panahi, Jennifer Yessis, Angelo Tremblay and Vicky Drapeau
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:773
  25. Morbidity and mortality from road traffic crashes are steadily increasing globally and they remain a major public health challenge. This burden is disproportionately borne by low-and middle-income countries, e...

    Authors: Benjamin Noble Adjei, Emmanuel K. Nakua, Peter Donkor, John Amissah, Daniel Gyaase, Yeetey Enuameh and Charles Mock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:771
  26. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) survival has improved due to recent developments in RCC treatment. Therefore, other co-morbid conditions may have a more critical role. This study aims to explore the common causes o...

    Authors: Xiangpeng Zhan, Tao Chen, Ying Liu, Hao Wan, Xiaoqiang Liu, Xinxi Deng, Bin Fu and Jing Xiong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:770
  27. The East North Central Census division (aka the Great Lakes region) experienced a decrease in life expectancy of 0.3 years from 2014 to 2016 – one of the largest declines across the nine Census divisions. Disa...

    Authors: Max Tyler Roberts, Sojung Lim and Eric N. Reither
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:769
  28. Canada has incrementally reduced restrictions to blood and plasma donation that impact men who have sex with men, gay, bisexual, and queer men, and some Two Spirit, transgender and non-binary individuals (MSM/...

    Authors: Elisabeth Vesnaver, Terrie Butler-Foster, Mindy Goldman, Emily Gibson, Amelia Palumbo, Don Lapierre, Nolan E. Hill, Richard MacDonagh, Kyle A. Rubini, William Bridel, Glenndl Miguel, Andrew Rosser, Paul MacPherson, Taylor Randall, William Osbourne-Sorrell, Sheila F. O’Brien…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:768
  29. Caffeinated energy drink (CED) consumption among children and adolescents is a growing global public health concern due to its potential to produce adverse effects. CED marketing viewed by children and adolesc...

    Authors: Chanelle Ayoub, Meghan Pritchard, Mariangela Bagnato, Lauren Remedios and Monique Potvin Kent
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:767
  30. Climate change poses a global health risk through consequences such as sea level rise, wildfires, and increased air pollution. Children born today and in the future may be disproportionately affected by climat...

    Authors: Danielle M. Smith, Javier Sales, Aleyah Williams and Sarah Munro
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:766
  31. Non-smoking college students are starting to smoke in increasing numbers, which shows that their tobacco control situation seems not optimistic. The UTAUT and e-HL are commonly used models and theories to pred...

    Authors: Yuanyuan Ma, Mengxia Zhou, Wenli Yu, Ziyue Zou, Pu Ge, Zheng Feei Ma, Yuting Tong, Wei Li, Qiyu Li, Yunshan Li, Siya Zhu, Xinying Sun and Yibo Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:765
  32. The current study sought to determine whether public perceptions of other vaccines and diseases than COVID-19 have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We longitudinally examined whether there had been a ch...

    Authors: Anna Soveri, Linda C. Karlsson, Jan Antfolk, Otto Mäki, Linnea Karlsson, Hasse Karlsson, Saara Nolvi, Max Karukivi, Mikael Lindfelt and Stephan Lewandowsky
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:764
  33. Approximately two million Ghanaians suffer from mental disorders including depression. The WHO defines it as an illness characterized by constant sadness and loss of interest in activities that a person usuall...

    Authors: Emmanuel K. Nakua, John Amissah, Phyllis Tawiah, Bernard Barnie, Peter Donkor and Charles Mock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:763
  34. Despite the discovery of vaccines, the control, and prevention of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) relied on non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). This article describes the development and application o...

    Authors: Martha Isabella Achan, Immaculate Nabukenya, Sarah Mitanda, Joanita Nakacwa, Herbert Bakiika, Maureen Nabatanzi, Justine Bukirwa, Aisha Nakanwagi, Lydia Nakiire, Cedric Aperce, Aaron Schwid, Solome Okware, Ekwaro A. Obuku, Mohammed Lamorde, Brian Luswata, Issa Makumbi…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:761
  35. The public experienced loss of resources, including their health and property during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Conservation of Resources (COR) theory is a useful tool to explain the effect of resource loss on...

    Authors: Yubin Lee, Yoorim Hyun, Myoungsoon You, Heeyoung Lee, Jin-Ok Han and Suin Seo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:760
  36. Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, reports about a possible protective effect of nicotine on COVID-19 conflicted with messaging by public health organizations about increased risks of COVID-19 due to smoking. The...

    Authors: Noah G. Rubinson, Geoffrey T. Fong, Shannon Gravely, Anne C. K. Quah, Michal Bitan, Shahar Lev Ari and Laura J. Rosen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:759
  37. Risk perception is a subjective psychological construct that is influenced by cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, and individual differences, both within and between individuals and across countries. Altho...

    Authors: Daba Ejara, Megersso Urgessa, Kebede kumsa and Junayde Abdurahaman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:758
  38. Dissemination is a critical element of the knowledge translation pathway, and a necessary step to ensure research evidence is adopted and implemented by key end users in order to improve health outcomes. Howev...

    Authors: Heidi Turon, Luke Wolfenden, Meghan Finch, Sam McCrabb, Shaan Naughton, Sean R O’Connor, Ana Renda, Emily Webb, Emma Doherty, Eloise Howse, Cheryce L Harrison, Penelope Love, Natasha Smith, Rachel Sutherland and Sze Lin Yoong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:757
  39. The World Health Organization recommends a 10% total energy (TE%) limit for free sugars (i.e., added sugars and naturally occurring sugars in fruit juice, honey, and syrups) based on evidence linking higher in...

    Authors: Kaberi Dasgupta, Joseph Mussa, Anne-Sophie Brazeau, Mourad Dahhou, Claudia Sanmartin, Nancy A. Ross and Elham Rahme
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:756
  40. Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by Treponema pallidum, and the infection source is syphilis patients. This study aimed to estimate the incidence, mortality rate, and disability-adjusted life yea...

    Authors: Yu-Ting Tao, Teng-Yu Gao, Hao-Yang Li, Yu-Tong Ma, Hui-Jun Li, Chen-Yang Xian-Yu, Nian-Jia Deng and Chao Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:754
  41. It is a common belief that most sports clubs and organisations are primarily focused on elite sports while placing less emphasis on the promotion of health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA). However, there is...

    Authors: Tena Matolić, Danijel Jurakić, Hrvoje Podnar, Ivan Radman and Željko Pedišić
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:750
  42. Observational studies have revealed that socioeconomic status is associated with cardiovascular health. However, the potential causal effect remains unclear. Hence, we aimed to investigate the causal relations...

    Authors: Xifeng Zheng, Yu Yang, Jianying Chen and Bing Lu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:749
  43. Among the core principles of the 2030 agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the call to Leave no One behind (LNOB), a principle that gained resonance as the world contended with the COVID-19 pandem...

    Authors: Jaison Joseph, Hari Sankar, Gloria Benny and Devaki Nambiar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:748
  44. The dose‒response relationship-based relative risk (RR) of smoking exposure could better predict the risk of lung cancer than the dichotomous RR. To date, there is a lack of large-scale representative studies ...

    Authors: Feiling Ai, Jian Zhao, Wenyi Yang and Xia Wan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:747

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