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  1. In South Africa, the prevalence of gestational diabetes (GDM) is growing, concomitant with the dramatically increasing prevalence of overweight/obesity among women. There is an urgent need to develop tailored ...

    Authors: Katherine Murphy, Jamie Berk, Lorrein Muhwava-Mbabala, Sharmilah Booley, Janetta Harbron, Lisa Ware, Shane Norris, Christina Zarowsky, Estelle V. Lambert and Naomi S. Levitt
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:894
  2. A continent-wide Africa Task Force for Coronavirus with its six technical working groups was formed to prepare adequately and respond to the novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Africa. This resear...

    Authors: Elijah Paintsil, Yewande Alimi, Mohammed Abdulaziz, Onyema Ogbuagu, Folasade Ogunsola, Suzan Joseph Kessy, Emilio Horsney, Christopher Lee, Karen Brundney, Tochi Okwor, Patrick Kabwe, Ariyo Waheed, Anna Vondran, Radjabu Bigirimana, Olayinka Ilesanmi, Diana Nambatya Nsubuga…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:893
  3. Collective agreement about the importance of centering equity in health research, practice, and policy is growing. Yet, responsibility for advancing equity is often situated as belonging to a vague group of ‘o...

    Authors: Katrina M. Plamondon, Jenna Dixon, Ben Brisbois, Rodrigo Curty Pereira, Elijah Bisung, Susan J. Elliott, Ian D. Graham, Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh, Stephanie Nixon and Sana Shahram
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:890
  4. The prevalence of depression has increased among adolescents in western countries. Prevention is needed to reduce the number of adolescents who experience depression and to avoid negative consequences, includi...

    Authors: Marloes W. G. Braam, Sanne P. A. Rasing, Dewi A. M. Heijs, Joran Lokkerbol, Diana D. van Bergen, Daan H. M. Creemers and Jan Spijker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:884
  5. Although vaccination is one of the critical interventions to address global health issues, inadequate vaccination rates has become an international challenge. Vaccine hesitancy is the key to affecting inadequa...

    Authors: Jie Kong, Chunguang Liang, Dongmei Fu, Liying Wang, Xiangru Yan, Sisi Li and Hui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:883
  6. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is among the predominant endocrine disorders of reproductive-aged women. The prevalence of PCOS has been estimated at approximately 6–26%, affecting 105 million people worldwid...

    Authors: Muhammad Salman Butt, Javeria Saleem, Rubeena Zakar, Sobia Aiman, Muhammad Zeeshan Khan and Florian Fischer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:882
  7. A shortage of healthcare workers in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) combined with a rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like hypertension and diabetes mellitus has resulted in increasing...

    Authors: Rebecca Ingenhoff, Richard Munana, Ivan Weswa, Julia Gaal, Isaac Sekitoleko, Hillary Mutabazi, Benjamin E. Bodnar, Tracy L. Rabin, Trishul Siddharthan, Robert Kalyesubula, Felix Knauf and Christine K. Nalwadda
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:881
  8. TikTok, a social media platform for creating and sharing short videos, has seen a surge in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. To analyse the Italian vaccine conversation on TikTok, we downloaded a sample...

    Authors: Lorenza Parisi, Simone Mulargia, Francesca Comunello, Vittoria Bernardini, Arianna Bussoletti, Carla Rita Nisi, Luisa Russo, Ilaria Campagna, Barbara Lanfranchi, Ileana Croci, Eleonora Grassucci and Francesco Gesualdo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:880
  9. There is a widespread commitment to implementing anti-Indigenous racism with health organizations in Canada by introducing cultural safety staff training. In partnership with a public health unit in Ontario, C...

    Authors: Angela Mashford-Pringle, Sharon Tan, Sterling Stutz and Gabriel Tjong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:879
  10. Nurturing care is necessary for optimal early childhood development. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of parental risks in rural East China and assess their impacts on early development in childr...

    Authors: Shuangshuang Zheng, Jianing Fang, Guannan Bai, Xinyu He, Mengdi Hua, Bingquan Zhu, Weijun Chen, Wenhong Dong, Lei Wang, Xiaona Huang, Huishan Wang and Jie Shao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:878
  11. As populations age, cancer burden becomes increasingly conspicuous. This study quantified the cancer burden of the elderly (≥ 60 years) in China, based on the China Cancer Registry Annual Report to provide epi...

    Authors: Zhen-Rong Ma, Kang-Qian Lin, Hong Guo, Kai-Yue Yang, Miao Cao, Xi Song, Huai-Miao Jia, Yun-Hua Hu and Yi-Zhong Yan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:877
  12. Fear of disease may act as a barrier to screening or early diagnosis. This cross-sectional survey of 355 people attending outpatient clinics at one Australian hospital found that cancer (34%) and dementia (29%...

    Authors: Rochelle Watson, Robert Sanson-Fisher, Jamie Bryant and Elise Mansfield
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:876
  13. In acute myocardial infarction (AMI), timely recognition of symptoms and early hospital presentation positively affect patient morbidity and mortality. Due to the high burden of ischemic heart disease in Iran,...

    Authors: Elnaz Shahmohamadi, Mojtaba Sedaghat, Arash Rahmani, Farnoosh Larti and Babak Geraiely
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:875
  14. Skilled birth attendance during childbirth is known to promote better pregnancy outcomes as well as contribute to maternal and newborn survival. The study aimed to analyse the progress in the use of skilled bi...

    Authors: Pascaline Yvonne Talon, Jacques Saizonou, Alphonse Kpozèhouen, Robert Franck Zannou and Edgard-Marius Ouendo
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:874
  15. Voices of under-resourced communities are recognised as important yet are often unheard in decisions about healthcare resource allocation. Deliberative public engagement can serve as an effective mechanism for...

    Authors: Agnes Erzse, Teurai Rwafa-Ponela, Susan Goldstein, Molebogeng Motlhatlhedi, Daniella Watson, Karen J. Hofman, Marion Danis, Shane A. Norris, Kate A. Ward and Aviva Tugendhaft
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:873
  16. Older adults have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and related preventative measures undertaken during the pandemic. Given clear evidence of the relationship between loneliness and health outcomes,...

    Authors: Susan A. Kirkland, Lauren E. Griffith, Urun Erbas Oz, Mary Thompson, Andrew Wister, Laura Kadowaki, Nicole E. Basta, Jacqueline McMillan, Christina Wolfson and Parminder Raina
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:872
  17. This study aimed to explore trends, in 3 periods, in the intake of energy and macronutrients among Taiwanese older adults.

    Authors: Chih-Hsueh Lin, Hsing-Yi Chang, Tsai-Chung Li, Chiu-Shong Liu, Wen-Yuan Lin, Meng-Chih Lee, Li-Na Liao, Chia-Ing Li, Chih-Yi Hsiao, Hsin-Ling Fang, Wen-Tzu Wu and Cheng-Chieh Lin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:871
  18. The community-based antiretroviral therapy delivery (CBART) model was implemented in Benue State in Nigeria to increase access of key populations living with HIV (KPLHIV) to antiretroviral treatment. Key popul...

    Authors: Olujuwon Ibiloye, Tom Decroo, Josefien van Olmen, Caroline Masquillier, Prosper Okonkwo, Lutgarde Lynen, Plang Jwanle and Sara Van Belle
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:870
  19. Food insecurity is “the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food”. Observational studies have associated food insecurity with many negative health effects ...

    Authors: Jennifer K. Johnson, Evelyn Vingilis and Amanda L. Terry
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:869
  20. Due to the inadequacy of published evidence, association of telomere length (TL), obesity and tobacco smoking with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) remains unclear. The aim of the study was to explore wheth...

    Authors: Wenjuan Wu, Chenghai Li, Xiaoming Zhu, Xueya Liu, Ping Li, Ruijie Wan, Xinhui Wu and Song Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:868
  21. Although organ transplantation is a very effective clinical solution to save the lives of patients suffering from organ failure, the supply of donated organs still cannot meet its growing demand. Educating the...

    Authors: Alexandra Olsacher, Celina Bade, Jan Ehlers, Bettina Freitag and Leonard Fehring
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:867
  22. Tailored themes of pictorial health warning labels (HWLs) that considers specific cultural dimensions and within a specific policy/historical context can motivate behavior change, such as provoking smokers to ...

    Authors: Qinghua Nian, Jeffrey J Hardesty, Joanna E Cohen and Ryan D Kennedy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:866
  23. It has been estimated that 60,000 Iranians have been infected with HIV/AIDS and only 36% of them are aware of their status. This study aimed to design, implement and evaluate a social marketing campaign to pro...

    Authors: Fatemeh Alipour, Mohsen Shams, Mostafa Maleki and Ali Mousavizadeh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:865
  24. Public trust is often advantageous for health authorities during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Norwegian health authorities used the public´s high trust to control the pandemic, resulting in relatively...

    Authors: Helge Skirbekk, Morten Magelssen and Stein Conradsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:863
  25. This study aimed to investigate the associated factors and changes in childhood vaccination coverage over time in Bangladesh.

    Authors: Satyajit Kundu, Subarna Kundu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Joshua Okyere, Susmita Ghosh, Ahmed Hossain, Najim Z. Alshahrani, Md. Hasan Al Banna, Md. Ashfikur Rahman and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:862
  26. Obesity has become a major health issue in both high and middle-income countries, increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases and all-cause mortality. Risk of obesity is related to both unchangeable factors...

    Authors: Tabandeh Sadeghi, Narjes Soltani, Zahra Jamali, Fatemeh Ayoobi, Parvin Khalili, Ali Shamsizadeh, Mostafa Nasirzadeh, Ali Esmaeili‑Nadimi, Carlo La Vecchia and Zahra Jalali
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:861
  27. Although a growing share of the population in many countries has been vaccinated against the SARS-CoV-2 virus to different degrees, social distancing and hygienic non-pharmaceutical interventions still play a ...

    Authors: Sara Pedron, Michael Laxy, Katja Radon, Ronan Le Gleut, Noemi Castelletti, Jessica Michelle Guggenbüehl Noller, Maximilian Nikolaus Diefenbach, Michael Hölscher, Reiner Leidl and Lars Schwettmann
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:860
  28. Alcohol related liver disease (ARLD) is one of the major chronic liver diseases worldwide. This review aimed to describe the global prevalence, incidence, and outcomes of ARLD.

    Authors: Xuanxuan Niu, Lin Zhu, Yifan Xu, Menghan Zhang, Yanxu Hao, Lei Ma, Yan Li and Huichun Xing
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:859
  29. Exposure to air pollution is an important risk factor for intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), which is a major cause of death worldwide. However, the relationship between ICH mortality and air quality improvement ...

    Authors: Jiahui Xu, Xiaolin Yin, Tingting Jiang, Shiyu Wang and Dezheng Wang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:858
  30. This study aimed to examine the difference in therapy satisfaction between lesbian, gay, and bisexual + (LGB +) individuals and heterosexual individuals, and to identify the association between therapy satisfa...

    Authors: Caleb Esteban, Margarita Francia-Martínez, Miguel Vázquez-Rivera, Frances Crespo, Taysha Bruno-Ortiz, Aquiria M. Santiago-Ortiz and Alfonso Martínez-Taboas
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:857
  31. Despite unprecedented socio-economic growth experienced by Indians in the past few decades, and a long history of anti-anaemia public health measures, prevalence of anaemia in Indian non-pregnant women of repr...

    Authors: Jyoti Ghosal, Madhusmita Bal, Manoranjan Ranjit‬, Arundhuti Das, Manas Ranjan Behera, Sudhir Kumar Satpathy, Ambarish Dutta and Sanghamitra Pati
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:856
  32. Cities contribute to and are affected by the climate crisis, determining significant health issues in urban settings. Educational institutions have a privileged position to contribute to achieving the transfor...

    Authors: Doris Zjalic, Alessio Perilli, Lorenza Nachira, Teresa Eleonora Lanza, Giuseppe Santoli, Andrea Paladini, Walter Ricciardi and Chiara Cadeddu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:855
  33. University students are often affected by food insecurity (FI) and this situation has been associated with low consumption of fruit/vegetables and high intake of added sugars and sweet drinks. However, there n...

    Authors: Alejandra Betancourt-Núñez, Pablo Alejandro Nava-Amante, María Fernanda Bernal-Orozco, Barbara Vizmanos, Elisa J. Vargas-García, Fabiola Márquez-Sandoval, Miguel Amaury Salas-García and Andrés Díaz-López
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:854
  34. COVID-19 has affected innumerable aspects of life, including education, economy, and religion. Economic problems and inequality are associated with poor mental health in adolescents. This study aimed to identi...

    Authors: Hanul Park and Kang-Sook Lee
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:853
  35. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are associated with musculoskeletal diseases (MSD), mental and behavioural disorders (MBD), and patients with TMD have been shown to have 2–3 times more days of sick leave (SL...

    Authors: Adrian Salinas Fredricson, Carina Krüger Weiner, Johanna Adami, Annika Rosén, Bodil Lund, Britt Hedenberg-Magnusson, Lars Fredriksson, Pia Svedberg and Aron Naimi-Akbar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:852
  36. With a number of vaccines against COVID-19 now widely available globally, it is opportune to determine what tips the decision to get vaccinated. In most countries like the Philippines where the government prov...

    Authors: Lourdes Marie Sequerra Tejero, Rosemary Ruiz Seva, Bettina Joyce Petelo Ilagan and Kattleea Lorezca Almajose
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:851
  37. Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) has conducted an absenteeism-based influenza surveillance program in the WDG region of Ontario, Canada since 2008, using a 10% absenteeism threshold to raise an...

    Authors: Kayla R. Vanderkruk, Lorna E. Deeth, Zeny Feng and Lise A. Trotz-Williams
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:850
  38. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) caused by a variety of enteroviruses remains a major public health problem in China. Previous studies have found that social factors may contribute to the inconsistency of t...

    Authors: Xiaohong Jiang, Yue Ma, Qiang Lv, Yaqiong Liu, Tao Zhang, Fei Yin and Tiejun Shui
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:849
  39. Hospital staff are often exposed to stressful psychosocial working conditions and report high levels of stress and burnout, which may negatively impact the safety of employees and patients. Managers hold uniqu...

    Authors: V. L. Dalgaard, A. Gayed, A. K. L. Hansen, R. Grytnes, K. Nielsen, T. Kirkegaard, L. Uldall, K. Ingerslev, J. Skakon and C. B. Jacobsen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:848
  40. The primary aim of this study was to identify clusters of lifestyle and health behaviours and explore their associations with health outcomes in a nationally representative sample of Australian adolescents.

    Authors: Kabir Ahmad, Syed Afroz Keramat, Gail M. Ormsby, Enamul Kabir and Rasheda Khanam
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:847
  41. Clear evidence of an increased risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection among smokers has not been established. We aimed to investigate associations between cigarette smoking or use of snus (snuff) and other nicotine-con...

    Authors: Ida Henriette Caspersen, Lill Trogstad, Maria Rosaria Galanti, Sakari Karvonen, Sebastián Peña, Ahmed Nabil Shaaban, Siri E. Håberg and Per Magnus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:846
  42. In recent decades, community-based interventions have been increasingly adopted in the field of health promotion and prevention. While their evaluation is relevant for health researchers, stakeholders and prac...

    Authors: Bettina Bader, Michaela Coenen, Julia Hummel, Petra Schoenweger, Stephan Voss and Caroline Jung-Sievers
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:845
  43. Epitope compatibility in deceased donor kidney allocation is an emerging area of precision medicine (PM), seeking to improve compatibility between donor kidneys to transplant candidates in the hope of avoiding...

    Authors: Caitlin Slomp, Louisa Edwards, Michael Burgess, Ruth Sapir-Pichhadze, Paul Keown and Stirling Bryan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:844
  44. Pregnancy-induced hypertension is the new onset of high blood pressure after 20 weeks of gestation in women with previously normal blood pressure. To the best of our knowledge, no study has been conducted in o...

    Authors: Abiyot Wolie Asres, Serawit Samuel, Wakgari Binu Daga, Atsede Tena, Afework Alemu, Shimelash Bitew Workie, Mihiretu Alemayehu and Habtamu Messel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:843
  45. SCs and STs, historically marginalized communities in India, have been subjected to social and economic discrimination for centuries. Despite affirmative action policies, these communities face systemic discri...

    Authors: Sourav Biswas, Koushik Roy Pramanik and C. J. Sonowal
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:842
  46. Onchocerciasis is a disease of public health concern due to the devastating consequences of the disease which impacts negatively on the lives of the people. The negative impact of the disease may affect its pe...

    Authors: Adah E. Otache, Ifeyinwa L. Ezenwosu, Edmund N. Ossai, Emmanuel A. Nwobi, Stephen O. Abah and Benjamin SC. Uzochukwu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:841
  47. Body image concerns are prevalent and are viewed as risk factors for engaging in unhealthy weight control behaviors (UWCBs), such as purging, fasting, and the misuse of laxatives and diet pills. Studies have a...

    Authors: Alvin Tran, Mabintou Darboe, Anirudh Goyal and Nick Birk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:838

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