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  1. Although obesogenic behaviors have been found to be related to social isolation, evidence-based person-centered approaches are lacking. This study investigated the association between clusters of obesogenic be...

    Authors: Thiago Sousa Matias, Julianne Fic Alves, Gislaine Terezinha Amaral Nienov, MarcusVinicius Veber Lopes and Diego Itibere Cunha Vasconcellos
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:562
  2. Developing accessible, affordable, and effective approaches to smoking cessation is crucial for tobacco control. Mobile health (mHealth) based interventions have the potential to aid smokers in quitting, and i...

    Authors: Shuilian Chu, Lin Feng, Yingting Zuo, Hang Jing, Di Zhang, Zhaohui Tong, Ju Shi, Haomiao Ma, Zhijin Zhang and Lirong Liang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:561
  3. In developing countries, it is difficult to collect the data of the underlying cause of death (UCOD), especially when a death does not occur in a health facility. This study aimed to develop a short version of...

    Authors: Bounbouly Thanavanh, Nobuyuki Hamajima, Kaiyason Sida, Kene Duangdy, Lasavong Latsamy, Khounsavath Senaphane, Viengsakhone Louangpradith, Souphaphone Sadettan, Souphalak Inthaphatha, Kimihiro Nishino and Eiko Yamamoto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:560
  4. Authors: Mawahib H. Eldigail, Gamal K. Adam, Rabie A. Babiker, Fatima Khalid, Ibrahim A. Adam, Osama H. Omer, Mohamed E. Ahmed, Sara L. Brair, Eltahir M. Haroun, Hassan AbuAisha, Abdelrahim E. Karrar, Hamid S. Abdalla and Imadeldin E. Aradaib
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:559

    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2018 18:921

  5. Active school transport (AST) can increase children’s and adolescents’ physical activity. The proportion of children and adolescents who engage in AST has declined internationally in recent decades. This study...

    Authors: Isabel Wex, Mandy Geserick, Tim Leibert, Ulrike Igel, Carolin Sobek, Christof Meigen, Wieland Kiess and Mandy Vogel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:557
  6. Ethiopia is one of the countries with heavy trachoma burdens states globally. More than 75 million people in Ethiopia live in the trachoma endemic zones. Most populations with neglected tropical diseases (NTDs...

    Authors: Serawit Lakew, Genet Asefa and Zerihun Zerdo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:556
  7. Food and beverage promotion is a contributor to children’s dietary behaviours, and ultimately, downstream health consequences. Broadcast television remains an important source of such advertising. The objectiv...

    Authors: Monique Potvin Kent, Julia Soares Guimaraes, Meghan Pritchard, Lauren Remedios, Elise Pauzé, Mary L’Abbé, Christine Mulligan, Laura Vergeer and Madyson Weippert
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:555
  8. Cold winter weather increases the risk of stroke, but the evidence is scarce on whether the risk increases during season-specific cold weather in the other seasons. The objective of our study was to test the h...

    Authors: Vidmantas Vaičiulis, Jouni J. K. Jaakkola, Ričardas Radišauskas, Abdonas Tamošiūnas, Dalia Lukšienė and Niilo R. I. Ryti
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:554
  9. Authors: Lorna Staines, Colm Healy, Paul Corcoran, Helen Keeley, Helen Coughlan, Elaine McMahon, Padraig Cotter, David Cotter, Ian Kelleher, Camilla Wasserman, Romuald Brunner, Michael Kaess, Marco Sarchiapone, Christina W. Hoven, Vladimir Carli, Danuta Wasserman…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:553

    The original article was published in BMC Public Health 2023 23:219

  10. Insomnia and urinary incontinence (UI) are both diseases burdening older adults. However, the association between them has not been well elucidated. The purpose of this study is to assess the correlation betwe...

    Authors: Siqi Leng, Yuming Jin, Michael V. Vitiello, Ye Zhang, Rong Ren, Lin Lu, Jie Shi and Xiangdong Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:552
  11. Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), including access and information on the laws and policies related to abortion, varies considerably between countries. Migrants may have limited knowledge of SR...

    Authors: Veronika Tirado, Anna Mia Ekström, Nicola Orsini, Claudia Hanson and Susanne Strömdahl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:551
  12. The continuous supply of affordable and quality HIV self-test (HIVST) is a key pillar toward achieving the global HIV 95–95-95 target in Nigeria. This was a descriptive qualitative study that explored private ...

    Authors: Dennis Aizobu, Omokhudu Idogho, Jennifer Anyanti, Godpower Omoregie, Boluwatife Adesina, Morgan Kabeer, Samuel Oyegunle, Serah Malaba, Akudo Ikpeazu and Yusuf H. Wada
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:550
  13. Telecommuting has expanded greatly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the advent of remote working from home, there has been an ongoing controversy about the positive or negative health-related impact of tele...

    Authors: Seung-Woo Ryoo, Jin-Young Min, Dong-Wook Lee, Baek-Yong Choi, Juho Choi, Ho-Yeon Kim and Kyoung-Bok Min
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:549
  14. Preventing and responding to gender-based violence (GBV) is both a human rights imperative and a multifaceted economic issue. GBV can also act as a barrier to economic empowerment. The aim of the study was to ...

    Authors: Devika Mehra, Shobhit Srivastava, Murari Chandra, Namita Srivastava, Mari Laaksonen, Heidi Elina Saarinen and Sunil Mehra
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:548
  15. Response to the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the temporary disruption of cancer screening in the UK, and strong public messaging to stay safe and to protect NHS capacity. Following reintro...

    Authors: Diana Bright, Sharon Hillier, Jiao Song, Dyfed W. Huws, Giles Greene, Karen Hodgson, Ashley Akbari, Rowena Griffiths, Alisha R. Davies and Ardiana Gjini
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:546
  16. Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine hesitancy is a growing concern in the United States, yet understudied among racial/ethnic minority parents. We conducted qualitative research to understand parental HPV vacci...

    Authors: Michelle B. Shin, Kylie E. Sloan, Bibiana Martinez, Claradina Soto, Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, Jennifer B. Unger, W. Martin Kast, Myles Cockburn and Jennifer Tsui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:545
  17. The increased scrutiny on public health brought upon by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic provides a strong impetus for a renewal of public health systems. This paper seeks to understand priorities of public healt...

    Authors: F. Antoine Dedewanou, Sara Allin, Ak’ingabe Guyon, Jasmine Pawa and Mehdi Ammi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:544
  18. The prevalence of cardiovascular disease around the world varies by ethnicity and region of birth. Immigrants living in Sweden may have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases than native-born Swedes, b...

    Authors: Marina Taloyan, Victor Wågström, Kristin Hjörleifdottir Steiner, Danial Yarbakht, Claes-Göran Östenson and Helena Salminen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:543
  19. COVID-19, which is caused by SARS-CoV-2, is a major global health threat. The dominant variant of SARS-CoV-2 has changed over time due to continuous evolution. We aimed to evaluate the coverage of SARS-CoV-2 v...

    Authors: Xi-Ru Zhang, Zhi-Ju Li, Qi Fu, Jin-Dong Wang, Qing-Mei Huang, Wei-Qi Song, Xiao-Yu Xu, Zhi-Hao Li and Chen Mao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:542
  20. Understanding the associations between health behaviors and which subgroups are at risk of developing health risk behaviors is vital knowledge to develop effective public health interventions to reduce the hig...

    Authors: Silje Bjørnerud Korslund, Bjørge Herman Hansen and Tormod Bjørkkjær
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:541
  21. India currently has more than 74.2 million people with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). This is predicted to increase to 124.9 million by 2045. In combination with controlling blood glucose levels among those ...

    Authors: Tilahun Haregu, T. R. Lekha, Smitha Jasper, Nitin Kapoor, Thirunavukkarasu Sathish, Jeemon Panniyammakal, Robyn Tapp, Kavumpurathu Raman Thankappan, Ajay Mahal, Pilvikki Absetz, Edwin B. Fisher and Brian Oldenburg
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:539
  22. Multimorbidity has become one of the main challenges in health care system. The association between prevalence, patterns of multimorbidity and health care utilization is less often discussed in China. The purp...

    Authors: Yaqin Zhong, Gang Qin, Hanqing Xi, Duanying Cai, Yanan Wang, Tiantian Wang and Yuexia Gao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:537
  23. After COVID-19 was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by WHO, several non-pharmaceutical interventions were adopted for containing the virus. Success to which largely depend upon citiz...

    Authors: Namuna Shrestha, Reena Koju, Dirghayu K.C., Namra Kumar Mahato, Anil Poudyal, Ranjeeta Subedi, Nitisha Gautam, Anju Vaidya and Shristi Karki
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:535
  24. Litigation for health care, also known as health judicialization, is frequent in Brazil. It involves recourse to the court system to access health services. The study aimed to evaluate whether cancer patients ...

    Authors: Mônica Silva Monteiro de Castro, Gabriela Drummond Marques da Silva, Iara Veloso Oliveira Figueiredo, Wanessa Debôrtoli de Miranda, Helvécio Miranda Magalhães Júnior, Fausto Pereira dos Santos and Rômulo Paes de Sousa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:534
  25. Engagement in protective behaviours relating to the COVID-19 pandemic has been proposed to be key to infection control. This is particularly the case for youths as key drivers of infections. A range of factors...

    Authors: Katharina Haag, Stefani Du Toit, Nace Mikus, Sarah Skeen, Kathryn Steventon Roberts, Marguerite Marlow, Vuyolwethu Notholi, Akhona Sambudla, Yeukai Chideya, Lorraine Sherr and Mark Tomlinson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:533
  26. Public health strategies to improve patient adherence to antibiotics rely mostly on raising awareness of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and improving knowledge about antibiotics. We aimed to eval...

    Authors: Si Yu Lee, Yang Shanshan and May O. Lwin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:532
  27. Interactive and experiential learning programs have proven effective to teach children safety and prevent child unintentional injury. However, previously-published programs were designed primarily to address s...

    Authors: Jieyi He, Wanhui Wang, Peishan Ning, David C. Schwebel, Yang Yang, Peixia Cheng, Jie Li, Min Zhao, Weiqiang Li, Na Zhang, Han Liu and Guoqing Hu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:531
  28. Evidence suggests that experimentation with e-cigarettes among young people is increasing. Social media is widely used by young people with user-generated content and influencer marketing particularly influent...

    Authors: Marissa J. Smith, Christina Buckton, Chris Patterson and Shona Hilton
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:530
  29. Cross-sector collaborations and coalitions are promising approaches for childhood obesity prevention, yet there is little empirical evidence about how they affect change. We hypothesized that changes in knowledge...

    Authors: Christina D. Economos, Larissa Calancie, Ariella R. Korn, Steven Allender, Julia M. Appel, Peter Bakun, Erin Hennessy, Peter S. Hovmand, Matt Kasman, Melanie Nichols, Mark C. Pachucki, Boyd A. Swinburn, Alison Tovar and Ross A. Hammond
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:529
  30. The prevalence of mental health disorders is known to be high among university students globally. Currently there are only a few studies on depression among university students in Sri Lanka. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Ayanthi Wickramasinghe, Birgitta Essén, Rajendra Surenthirakumaran and Pia Axemo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:528
  31. Globally, teenage pregnancy remains a public health concern because of the associated maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. To address the extensive social, political and economic effects of teenage ...

    Authors: Lilian Nuwabaine, Quraish Sserwanja, Kassim Kamara and Milton W. Musaba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:527
  32. A randomised trial of European Fans in Training (EuroFIT), a 12-week healthy lifestyle program delivered in 15 professional football clubs in the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United Kingdom, successf...

    Authors: Christopher Bunn, Victoria Palmer, Nai Rui Chng, Eivind Andersen, Cindy M. Gray, Kate Hunt, Judith G. M. Jelsma, Heather Morgan, Maria Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Hugo V. Pereira, Matthew Philpott, Glyn C. Roberts, John Rooksby, Øystein B. Røynesdal, Marlene N. Silva, Marit Sørensen…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:526
  33. Evidence has demonstrated that excess sodium intake is associated with development of several non-communicable diseases. The main source of sodium is salt. Therefore, reducing salt intake in foods is an import...

    Authors: Shiori Tanaka, Daisuke Yoneoka, Aya Ishizuka, Megumi Adachi, Hitomi Hayabuchi, Toshihide Nishimura, Yukari Takemi, Hisayuki Uneyama, Haruyo Nakamura, Kaung Suu Lwin, Kenji Shibuya and Shuhei Nomura
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:516
  34. The aims of this study were: (1) to explore the frequency of discrepancies in work accommodations reported by workers and their supervisors, and (2) to investigate whether these discrepancies are associated wi...

    Authors: Joke Jansen, Nicole Snippen, Pierre Koning, Cécile Boot, Raun van Ooijen and Sandra Brouwer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:525
  35. In Nepal and across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic has primed an environment for increased rates of violence against women (VAW). This paper explores pandemic-driven economic insecurity and increased alcohol...

    Authors: Alia Cornell, Ashley Mitchell, Mahesh Puri and Nadia Diamond-Smith
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:524
  36. Some children of parents with mental illness need support. This study aimed to develop and test the effectiveness of an e-learning program for training elementary schoolteachers to support children of parents ...

    Authors: Masako Kageyama, Atsunori Matsushita, Ayuna Kobayashi, Taku Sakamoto, Yasuhiro Endo, Setsuko Sakae, Keiko Koide, Ryotaro Saita, Hiyuka Kosaka, Satoko Iga and Keiko Yokoyama
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:523
  37. Active travel behavior such as walking and cycling is associated with several health benefits. Especially the family environment seems to be important for active travel in children and adolescents. Currently, ...

    Authors: Franziska Beck, Isabel Marzi, Denise Renninger, Yolanda Demetriou, Eliane Stephanie Engels, Christina Niermann and Anne Kerstin Reimers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:522
  38. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a global health crisis, leading to stigmatization and discriminatory behaviors against people who have contracted or are suspected of having contracted the virus. Yet the caus...

    Authors: Sebastian Sattler, Dina Maskileyson, Eric Racine, Eldad Davidov and Alice Escande
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:521
  39. There is mixed evidence on the influence of self-disclosure of one’s HIV status on mental health, health behaviours and clinical outcomes. We studied the patterns of self-disclosure among parents living with H...

    Authors: Cyrus Mugo, Olivia Firdawsi, Jiayu Wang, Irene N. Njuguna, Dalton C. Wamalwa, Jennifer A. Slyker, Grace C. John-Stewart, Gabrielle O’Malley and Anjuli D. Wagner
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:519
  40. Urban environments are important determinants of human health. The term walkability summarizes features of the urban built environment that promote walking and other types of physical activity. While the benef...

    Authors: Joachim Westenhöfer, Elham Nouri, Merle Linn Reschke, Fabian Seebach and Johanna Buchcik
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:518
  41. HIV incidence has recently increased among people who inject drugs (PWID) across the United States, with outbreaks occurring in states with long-standing syringe service programs (SSPs) including Massachusetts...

    Authors: Angela R. Bazzi, Michelle Bordeu, Katrina Baumgartner, Darien M. Sproesser, Christopher M. Bositis, Douglas S. Krakower, Matthew J. Mimiaga and Katie B. Biello
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:513
  42. The global population is ageing in a serious way and the number of disabled elderly people is increasing. Disability is a combination of physical and functional impairments, activity limitations, and social pa...

    Authors: Mengke Gao, Yan Zhang, Yutong Tian, Yue Gao, Xiaohua Li and Yixin Lu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:512
  43. Education is expected to bring about positive behavioral changes which could lead to improved health behaviors. Parental education is a primary determinant of child health and development. However, some eviden...

    Authors: Plabon Sarkar, M. A. Rifat, Progati Bakshi, Imdadul Haque Talukdar, Sarah M. L. Pechtl, Tobias Lindström Battle and Sanjib Saha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:510

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