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  1. Exposure to household air pollution (HAP) accounted for the loss of 86 million healthy lives in 2019, with almost half of all deaths due to lower respiratory infection among children under 5 years of age. Simi...

    Authors: Amamah Noor, Ammar Aftab, Memuna Aslam and Sara Imanpour
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2380
  2. Accurate information is essential so that HIV infection can be detected in time for initiation of HIV/AIDS treatment. Immigrants are at high risk for delayed HIV testing and diagnosis, but foreign residents in...

    Authors: Shiho Nagai, Teruyo Kitahara, Katsuyuki Kito and Masahito Hitosugi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2379
  3. Evidence on the role of physical activity (PA) on healthcare utilization and expenditure is limited in China. We aimed to examine the association between the total physical activity (TPA) per week, healthcare ...

    Authors: Xiao-Lin Lei, Ke Gao, Huan Wang, Wei Chen, Gen-Rui Chen and Xing Wen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2378
  4. Recent deliberations by Australian public health researchers and practitioners produced an ethical framework of how decisions should be made to distribute pandemic influenza vaccine. The outcome of the deliber...

    Authors: Kristy Crooks, Kylie Taylor, Kiara Burns, Sandy Campbell, Chris Degeling, Jane Williams, Ross Andrews, Peter Massey, Jodie McVernon and Adrian Miller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2377
  5. Regular participation in cervical cancer screening is critical to reducing mortality. Although certain sociodemographic factors are known to be associated with one-time participation in screening, little is kn...

    Authors: Kelly M. Castañeda, Grigory Sidorenkov, Marian J. E. Mourits, Bert van der Vegt, Albert G. Siebers, Karin M. Vermeulen, Ed Schuuring, G. Bea A. Wisman and Geertruida H. de Bock
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2376
  6. COVID-19 is still prevalent in most countries around the world at the low level. Residents’ lifestyle behaviors and emotions are critical to prevent COVID-19 and keep healthy, but there is lacking of confirmat...

    Authors: Yudong Miao, Wanliang Zhang, Yi Li, Jian Wu, Zhanlei Shen, Junwen Bai, Dongfang Zhu, Ruizhe Ren, Jingbao Zhang, Dan Guo, Clifford Silver Tarimo, Chengpeng Li and Wenyong Dong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2374
  7. During an infectious disease outbreak, primary preventive pre-exposure vaccination (PPV) could substantially increase the potential for its control, if uptake is sufficiently high. An important tool to increas...

    Authors: Ymke J. Evers, Francine Schneider, Veja Widdershoven, Cornelia J. D. Goense, Charlotte M. M. Peters, Sjoerd G. van Elsen, Christian J. P. A. Hoebe and Nicole H. T. M. Dukers-Muijrers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2373
  8. An increasing number of systematic reviews (SRs) in the environmental field have been published in recent years as a result of the global concern about the health impacts of air pollution and temperature. Howe...

    Authors: Xuping Song, Qiyin Luo, Liangzhen Jiang, Yan Ma, Yue Hu, Yunze Han, Rui Wang, Jing Tang, Yiting Guo, Qitao Zhang, Zhongyu Ma, Yunqi Zhang, Xinye Guo, Shumei Fan, Chengcheng Deng, Xinyu Fu…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2371
  9. The discussion about breast cancer (BC) causation continues to be surrounded by a number of myths and misbeliefs. If efforts are misdirected towards reducing risk from false mythical causes, individuals might ...

    Authors: Mohamedraed Elshami, Islam Osama Ismail, Mohammed Alser, Ibrahim Al-Slaibi, Roba Jamal Ghithan, Faten Darwish Usrof, Malak Ayman Mousa Qawasmi, Heba Mahmoud Okshiya, Nouran Ramzi Shaban Shurrab, Ibtisam Ismail Mahfouz, Aseel AbdulQader Fannon, Mona Radi Mohammad Hawa, Narmeen Giacaman, Manar Ahmaro, Rula Khader Zaatreh, Wafa Aqel AbuKhalil…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2370
  10. Hepatitis E can potentially progress to HEV-related acute liver failure (HEV-ALF). East and South Asia bear a substantial burden of HEV infection, with Bangladesh, China, and India facing the most severe threa...

    Authors: Rui Dong, Dongchun Chang, Zhenghan Luo, Mengting Zhang, Qing Guan, Chao Shen, Yue Chen, Peng Huang and Jie Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2369
  11. There is no tradition of serving school lunches in primary schools in the Netherlands. Most children tend to bring their own packed lunch, however these are often nutritionally suboptimal. While school lunch p...

    Authors: Frédérique C. Rongen, S. Coosje Dijkstra, Tobie H. Hupkens, Monique H. Vingerhoeds, Jacob C. Seidell and Ellen van Kleef
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2367
  12. The high under-five mortality rate (U5MR) in Africa is a significant public health concern. Previous studies have found that satellite retrieved light at night (LAN) data with long-term and global coverage can...

    Authors: Xinyue Li, Jovine Bachwenkizi, Renjie Chen, Haidong Kan and Xia Meng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2366
  13. This study aimed to investigated nutritional status and estimated the adequacy of dietary intake of university students during shipboard internships.

    Authors: Hyejin Chun, Jung-Heun Ha, Hyohyeon Im, Cho Young Jung and Miae Doo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2365
  14. As climate conditions deteriorate, human health faces a broader range of threats. This study aimed to determine the risk of death from metabolic syndrome (MetS) due to meteorological factors. We collected dail...

    Authors: Tao Zhang, Man Ni, Juan Jia, Yujie Deng, Xiaoya Sun, Xinqi Wang, Yuting Chen, Lanlan Fang, Hui Zhao, Shanshan Xu, Yubo Ma, Jiansheng Zhu and Faming Pan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2363
  15. Ebola virus disease is a medical condition whose consequent effects on quality of life of patients. In the history of infectious diseases, there have been pathologies that have had significant repercussions fo...

    Authors: Kisughu Munyumu, Charles Wafula, Vincent Were, Françoise Katungu, Ndemo Mbasa and Margaret Kaseje
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2362
  16. Loneliness is a significant public health concern due to its detrimental impact on health and wellbeing. Despite people with disability reporting higher levels of loneliness than the general population, there ...

    Authors: Jodie Bailie, Glenda M. Bishop, Hannah Badland, Eric Emerson, Zoe Aitken, Roger Stancliffe, Kanchana Ekanayake and Gwynnyth Llewellyn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2361
  17. At present, there are several studies on abortion history and perinatal outcomes, but there is no unified conclusion whether the history of abortion and different types of abortion are related to perinatal com...

    Authors: Hanxiang Sun, Jing Mao, Xiujuan Su and Qiaoling Du
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2360
  18. In August 2021, only 47.6% of all eligible residents in South Carolina (SC) had received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with only 41% having completed their vaccination series. Additionally, only 2...

    Authors: Maria Mercedes Rossi, Michelle A. Parisi, Kathleen B. Cartmell and Danielle McFall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2359
  19. International students encounter a wide range of challenges that can have a significant impact on their mental health. Seeking help is one of the primary means of managing mental health, and more attention is ...

    Authors: Fanmin Zeng, Wong Chee Meng John, Dan Qiao and Xueli Sun
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2358
  20. A systematic review was conducted to evaluate the use patterns, health perceptions, and cardiopulmonary health effects of cigars.

    Authors: Comreen Vargees, Andrea M. Stroup, Taylor Niznik, Delaney Dunn, Riley Wyatt, Cosima Hoetger, Ziyad Ben Taleb, Amy M. Cohn, Caroline O. Cobb and Jessica L. Fetterman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2357
  21. Epidemiological study of sex differences in incidence and risk factors of heart failure (HF), and subsequent mortality attributed to HF in the Chinese general population is lacking. This study aims to assess t...

    Authors: Weida Qiu, Anping Cai, Zhiqiang Nie, Jiabin Wang, Yanqiu Ou and Yingqing Feng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2356
  22. This study explored the relationship between smokers’ health literacy, knowledge of smoking hazards, and their intention to quit.

    Authors: Siwen Sun, Huifang Yu, Jie Ling, Dingming Yao, Haixiao Chen and Guilin Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2355
  23. Injury mortality surveillance systems are critical to monitor changes in a population’s injury outcomes so that relevant injury prevention responses may be adopted. This is particularly the case in South Afric...

    Authors: N. Arendse, Z. Goolam Nabi and A. van Niekerk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2354
  24. Although it is well known that obesity is frequently associated with reduced levels of habitual physical activity (HPA), which contributes to determining severe oxidative stress and inflammatory state, this as...

    Authors: Ângela Alves Viegas, Thiago Santos, Juliana Nogueira Pontes Nobre, Jousielle Márcia dos Santos, Vanessa Kelly da Silva Lage, Amanda Cristina Fernandes, Marco Fabrício Dias Peixoto, Rosane Luzia De Souza Morais, Alessandro Sartorio, Vanessa Amaral Mendonça and Ana Cristina Rodrigues Lacerda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2353
  25. Self-rated health (SRH) is widely recognized as a clinically significant predictor of subsequent mortality risk. Although COVID-19 may impair SRH, this relationship has not been extensively examined. The prese...

    Authors: Kentaro Matsui, Frances Chung, Adrijana Koscec Bjelajac, Ilona Merikanto, Maria Korman, Sérgio Mota-Rolim, Ana Suely Cunha, Bjørn Bjorvatn, Pei Xue, Christian Benedict, Charles M. Morin, Colin A. Espie, Anne-Marie Landtblom, Thomas Penzel, Luigi De Gennaro, Brigitte Holzinger…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2352
  26. Malaysia introduced the two dose measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine in 2004 as part of its measles elimination strategy. However, despite high historical coverage of MCV1 and MCV2, Malaysia continues to repor...

    Authors: Shurendar Selva Kumar, Anna-Maria Hartner, Arunah Chandran, Katy A. M. Gaythorpe and Xiang Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2351
  27. Living with HIV/AIDS is remarkably stressful and has an adverse effect on one’s physical and mental health. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the introduction of highly active anti-retroviral therapy has led to an increa...

    Authors: Selom Dake, Harriet Affran Bonful, Vincent Ganu, Peter Puplampu, Alexander Asamoah, Hannah Ama Arthur, Linus Mwintuu, Emmanuel Asampong, Irene A. Kretchy and Adote Anum
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2350
  28. Informal caregiving, a common form of social support, can be a chronic stressor with health consequences for caregivers. It is unclear how varying restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic affected caregivers’...

    Authors: Emery L Ngamasana, Meagan Zarwell and Laura H Gunn
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2349
  29. Dengue fever is a vector-borne disease of global public health concern, with an increasing number of cases and a widening area of endemicity in recent years. Meteorological factors influence dengue transmissio...

    Authors: Masumi Sugeno, Erin C. Kawazu, Hyun Kim, Virasack Banouvong, Nazife Pehlivan, Daniel Gilfillan, Ho Kim and Yoonhee Kim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2348
  30. Currently, Africa is the region of the world where the highest number of new cases of HIV infection are registered. In 2022, Equatorial Guinea was the Central African country with the highest HIV prevalence (6...

    Authors: C. Rodríguez-Reinado, T. Blasco-Hernández, N. Abeso and A. Benito-Llanes
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2347
  31. Most studies have focused on the risk factors, treatment, and care of affective psychosis, and several have reported a relationship between ambient air quality and this psychosis. Although an association has b...

    Authors: Kai-Jie Ma, Yi-Ju Lin, Chiu-Shong Liu, Pei-Ying Tseng, Shi-Heng Wang, Chi-Yu Yao and Jong-Yi Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2346
  32. Authors: Xin-cheng Huang, Yue-ning Zhang, Xiao-yu Wu, Yang Jiang, Hao Cai, Yu-qian Deng, Yuan Luo, Li-ping Zhao, Qin-ling Liu, Sheng-yue Luo, Yan-yan Wang, Li Zhao, Mao-min Jiang and Yi-bo Wu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2345

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  33. Youth Advisory Groups (YAGs) represent a promising method to engage adolescents in research of relevance to them and their peers. However, YAGs are rarely implemented or evaluated in chronic disease prevention...

    Authors: Mariam Mandoh, Rebecca Raeside, Allyson Todd, Julie Redfern, Seema Mihrshahi, Hoi Lun Cheng, Philayrath Phongsavan and Stephanie R Partridge
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2344
  34. The diagnostic criteria for abdominal obesity are usually waist circumference or waist-to-hip ratio. The magnitude of the risks for cancers of the digestive system and abdominal obesity is unknown. To assess w...

    Authors: Xue Li, Yajun Lian, Weiwei Ping, Kunbo Wang, Lingyan Jiang and Shaoxia Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2343
  35. The EVITE Immunity study investigated the effects of shielding Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) people during the COVID-19 pandemic on health outcomes and healthcare costs in Wales, United Kingdom, to hel...

    Authors: Bernadette Sewell, Angela Farr, Ashley Akbari, Andrew Carson-Stevens, Jeremy Dale, Adrian Edwards, Bridie Angela Evans, Ann John, Fatemeh Torabi, Stephen Jolles, Mark Kingston, Jane Lyons, Ronan A. Lyons, Alison Porter, Alan Watkins, Victoria Williams…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2342
  36. Though social networks which are deemed vehicles of community development exist in slum areas, underdevelopment still persists in these areas. We explored the nature and role of social networks in facilitating...

    Authors: Japheth Nkiriyehe Kwiringira, Joseph Rujumba, Paulino Ariho, James Mugisha, Henry Zakumumpa, Liz Perry Mohlin, Mathias Akugizibwe, Innocent Kamara Tumwebaze and Charles Onyutha
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2341
  37. Longitudinal work on the impact of COVID-19 on population mental health and resilience beyond the first year of the pandemic is lacking. We aimed to understand how mental health and resilience evolved during t...

    Authors: Jennifer Sumner, Mark Chen, Alexius Matthias Soh Sheng En, Vanessa Lim Wei Xun, Sin Hui Neo and Yee Wei Lim
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2340
  38. Households of children with tuberculosis (TB) experience financial and social hardships, but TB-specific social protection initiatives primarily focus on adults.

    Authors: Kinari Shah, Jascent Nakafeero, Jillian L. Kadota, Peter Wambi, Gertrude Nanyonga, Emma Kiconco, Atwiine Deus, Moorine P. Sekadde, Mary G. Nabukenya-Mudiope, Hellen Aanyu- Tukamuhebwa, Ezekiel Mupere, Swomitra Mohanty, Adithya Cattamanchi, Eric Wobudeya, Priya B. Shete and Devan Jaganath
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2339
  39. Considering the rapid influx of Ukrainian migrants and war refugees into Poland, the knowledge of their health condition is becoming increasingly important for health system policy and planning.

    Authors: Katarzyna Lewtak, Anna Poznańska, Krzysztof Kanecki, Piotr Tyszko, Paweł Goryński, Krzysztof Jankowski and Aneta Nitsch-Osuch
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2336
  40. The association between exposure to environmental metals and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is preventing chronic lung diseases. However, little is currently known about the interaction between h...

    Authors: Zhaoqi Yan, Yifeng Xu, Keke Li and Liangji Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2335
  41. Although social housing provides access to safe and affordable housing, recent studies have found that social housing tenants consistently have lower levels of health and well-being compared to other people. G...

    Authors: Megan Freund, Matthew Clapham, Jia Ying Ooi, David Adamson, Allison Boyes and Robert Sanson-Fisher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2334
  42. Adolescence is a critical period for the spread of obesity and overweight. This research was conducted with the aim of determining the effect of an educational intervention based on the theory of planned behav...

    Authors: Rafat Moghimi, Mostafa Nasirzadeh, Hassan Ahmadinia, Azizollah Pourmahmoudi and Mahdi Abdol Karimi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2332
  43. The health of migrants has received significant global attention, and it is a particularly significant concern in China, which has the largest migrant population in the world. Analyzing data on samples from th...

    Authors: Zhonghua Suo, Lina Shao and Ying Lang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2328
  44. One underexamined factor in the study of lay views of socioeconomic health inequalities is occupation-related health. Examining health by occupational social class has a long history in the UK but has been com...

    Authors: Emma K. Bridger, Angela Tufte-Hewett and David A. Comerford
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2326
  45. Terrorist attacks commonly have mental health consequences for those directly affected. Existing research is, however, divided when it comes to how and whether terrorist attacks affect the general population’s...

    Authors: Lisa Govasli Nilsen, Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Lise Eilin Stene
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2325
  46. In former studies, parity was associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes in parents. This study aims to extend the limited existing data regarding the association between the number of children and heart ...

    Authors: Carolin Girschik, Susanne Stolpe and Bernd Kowall
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:2324

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