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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Despite evidence of the impact of breastfeeding information on breastfeeding rates, it is unknown if information sources and impact vary by race/ethnicity, thus this study assessed race/ethnicity-specific asso...

    Authors: Stephanie M. Quintero, Paula D. Strassle, Amalia Londoño Tobón, Stephanie Ponce, Alia Alhomsi, Ana I. Maldonado, Jamie S. Ko, Miciah J. Wilkerson and Anna María Nápoles
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:520
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Surveying expected reasons for retirement may be a useful strategy to maintain labor market affiliation. The aim was to investigate the prospective association between self-reported expected reasons for leavin...

    Authors: Emil Sundstrup, Annette Meng, Sebastian Venge Skovlund, Karen Albertsen and Lars L. Andersen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:517
  25. Despite initial delay, Japan’s COVID-19 vaccination accelerated remarkably from May to September 2021 under the leadership of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. His “campaign” for vaccination, however, did not yie...

    Authors: M. Kikuchi, S. Ishihara and M. Kohno
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:515
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. The preconception period represents transgenerational opportunities to optimize modifiable risk factors associated with both short and long-term adverse health outcomes for women, men, and children. As such, p...

    Authors: Tristan Carter, Danielle Schoenaker, Jon Adams and Amie Steel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:509
  30. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging infectious disease, which is caused by severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus (SFTSV) with high fatality. Recently, the incidence of...

    Authors: Shuyi Liang, Zhifeng Li, Nan Zhang, Xiaochen Wang, Yuanfang Qin, Wei Xie, Changjun Bao and Jianli Hu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:508
  31. Dengue has become a major health problem in globally as well as locally. The delay in health-seeking is significantly associated with complications leading to severe dengue and active engagement of communitie...

    Authors: R. M. Nayani Umesha Rajapaksha, Chrishantha Abeysena and Aindralal Balasuriya
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:507
  32. In October 2020, amidst the second COVID-19 epidemic wave and before the second-national lockdown, Austria introduced a policy of population-wide point-of-care lateral flow antigen testing (POC-LFT). This stud...

    Authors: Stephanie Reitzinger, Thomas Czypionka, Oliver Lammel, Jasmina Panovska-Griffiths and Werner Leber
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:506
  33. Sexual health knowledge among international students in Australia is lower than domestic students, however, little is known about what factors affect the uptake of STI testing, nor if there are differences for...

    Authors: Teyl Engstrom, Michael Waller, Amy B Mullens, Joseph Debattista, Jo Durham, Zhihong Gu, Kathryn Wenham, Kirstie Daken, Armin Ariana, Charles F Gilks, Sara F E Bell, Owain D Williams, Kaeleen Dingle and Judith A Dean
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:505
  34. Tuberculosis (TB) stigma is a barrier to active case finding and delivery of care in fighting the TB epidemic. As part of a project exploring different models for delivery of TB contact tracing, we conducted a...

    Authors: Daniel DeSanto, Kavindhran Velen, Richard Lessells, Sewele Makgopa, Dumile Gumede, Katherine Fielding, Alison D Grant, Salome Charalambous and Candice M Chetty-Makkan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:504
  35. No studies have assessed the association between sleep duration and obesity in Chinese ethnic minorities. Whether the relationship between sleep duration and obesity is different between Chinese Han people and...

    Authors: Zhengxing Xu, Min Chen, Yuntong Yao, Lisha Yu, Peijing Yan, Huijie Cui, Ping Li, Jiaqiang Liao, Ben Zhang, Yuqin Yao, Zhenmi Liu, Xia Jiang, Tao Liu and Chenghan Xiao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:503
  36. Men are less likely than women to test for HIV and promptly initiate antiretroviral treatment, resulting in advanced HIV disease and increased mortality rates among them.

    Authors: Leila Katirayi, Patrice Tchendjou, Boris Tchounga, Muhamed Mbunka, Madison Wicks and Donaldson F. Conserve
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:501
  37. The evolution of smoking rates according to migrant status has not been examined in France, despite a recent reduction in overall smoking rates.

    Authors: Sarah Mahdjoub, Mégane Héron, Ramchandar Gomajee, Simon Ducarroz, Maria Melchior and Fabienne El-Khoury Lesueur
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:500
  38. Antenatal care (ANC) is a maternal health care service given by skilled health professionals to pregnant women. Women may give birth at home or in health institutions. Home delivery care (DC) increases the lik...

    Authors: Shegaw Mamaru Awoke, Lijalem Melie Tesfaw, Muluwerk Ayele Derebe and Haile Mekonnen Fenta
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:499
  39. Mechanisms underlying the associations between changes in the urban environment and changes in health-related outcomes are complex and their study requires specific approaches. We describe the protocol of the ...

    Authors: Hélène Charreire, Benoit Conti, Lucile Bauchard, Ndèye Aïta Cissé, Marlène Perignon, Pascaline Rollet, Coline Perrin, Sophie Blanchard, Céline Roda, Thierry Feuillet, Malika Madelin, Vincent Dupuis, Anne-Sophie Evrard, Anne-Peggy Hellequin, Isabelle Coll, Corinne Larrue…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:498
  40. Indigenous communities in Peru has been historically affected by high mortality rates attributable to HIV-AIDS infection, associated with a low access to health services, and socio-cultural barriers. In this c...

    Authors: Félix Valenzuela-Oré, Yolanda Angulo-Bazán, Lucy D. Lazóriga-Sandoval, Norma L. Cruz-Vilcarromero and Cecilia R. Cubas-Sagardia
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:497
  41. Cancer is a major health problem and cause of mortality worldwide. Despite the prevalence of other cancers in males and females, genital cancers are especially important because of their psychological effects ...

    Authors: Gita Shafiee, Amir-hossein Mousavian, Ali Sheidaei, Mehdi Ebrahimi, Fatemeh Khatami, Kimiya Gohari, Mohammad Jabbari, Ali Ghanbari-Motlagh, Afshin Ostovar, Seyed Mohammad Kazem Aghamir and Ramin Heshmat
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:495
  42. Spain as multiple other countries has been experiencing an increasing and sustained trend in the use of psychotropic medications since the mid 90s. Recent studies show public health measures implemented to con...

    Authors: María Luisa Nicieza García, Paula Fernández Martínez, Eva Fernández Bretón, Marta M. Martínez Alfonso and Patricio Suárez Gil
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:494
  43. HPV vaccine coverage in France remained lower than in most other high-income countries. Within the diagnostic phase of the national PrevHPV program, we carried out a mixed methods study among school staff to a...

    Authors: Aurélie Bocquier, Marion Branchereau, Aurélie Gauchet, Stéphanie Bonnay, Maïa Simon, Marie Ecollan, Karine Chevreul, Judith E. Mueller, Amandine Gagneux-Brunon and Nathalie Thilly
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:486

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