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  1. Health literacy, defined as the knowledge, motivation, and competences to use health information to improve health and well-being, is associated with regular physical activity. However, there is limited eviden...

    Authors: Maike Buchmann, Susanne Jordan, Anne-Kathrin Mareike Loer, Jonas David Finger and Olga Maria Domanska
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:331
  2. Frequent heavy air pollution occurred during the winter heating season of northern China. Particulate air pollution is a serious concern in Urumqi during heating season. Exposure to air pollution is known to i...

    Authors: Linghui Zhu, Ying Lu, Fang Cheng, Luyi Zhang, Aliya Yusan, Xialidan Alifu, Ayixiemuguli Alimasi and Xiahaida Alemujiang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:330
  3. To face the second wave of COVID-19, Italy implemented a tiered restriction system with different limitation levels (yellow = medium; orange = medium-high, red = high) at the beginning of November 2020. The re...

    Authors: Luca Dei Bardi, Anna Acampora, Laura Cacciani, Mirko Di Martino, Nera Agabiti, Marina Davoli and Giulia Cesaroni
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:329
  4. The major public health crisis caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the large-scale public health measures such as social isolation and school closures enforced by some cou...

    Authors: Zidan Yang, Yongxin Zhang, Haijie Xu, Menglai Gan, Jianrui Ma, Jiarong Liu, Xiner Tan, Wenjing Hou, Wanbao Ye and Liping Li
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:327
  5. Advanced maternal age (AMA; ≥35 years) is considered to be a major risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcomes. Along with the global trend of delayed childbearing, and in particular, the implementation of Chin...

    Authors: Caoxin Huang, Qiuhui Jiang, Weijuan Su, Fuping Lv, Jinyang Zeng, Peiying Huang, Wei Liu, Mingzhu Lin, Xuejun Li, Xiulin Shi and Xuanling Zheng
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:326
  6. Given low utilization by individuals experiencing gambling problems the potential of self-exclusion (SE) might be not fully exploited in Germany. This paper aims to gain insight into different actors’ percepti...

    Authors: Ludwig Kraus, Andreas Bickl, Lucia Sedlacek, Larissa Schwarzkopf, Jenny Cisneros Örnberg and Johanna K. Loy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:322
  7. Men who have Sex with Men being sexual minorities are a vulnerable section of society and are at greater risk of ill-treatment if they are ‘out of the closet’ regarding their sexuality. Previous evidence suggests...

    Authors: Suraj Pal, Praveen Kumar Pathak and Margubur Rahaman
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:320
  8. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and consequent public health restrictions on the mental health of adolescents is of global concern. The purpose of this study was to examine how Canadian adolescents coped d...

    Authors: Negin A. Riazi, Katelyn Battista, Markus J. Duncan, Terrance J. Wade, William Pickett, Mark A. Ferro, Scott T. Leatherdale and Karen A. Patte
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:319
  9. Obesogenic environment is important in driving obesity epidemic. Children spend large amount of their time in schools. School neighborhood environment, as well as its interaction with socioeconomic status (SES...

    Authors: Yang Liu, Angela Cristina Bizzotto Trude, Shenzhi Song, Nan Jiang, Shihan Wang, Joel Gittelsohn and Deliang Wen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:318
  10. Quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic may have created great psychological stress among vulnerable populations. We aimed to investigate the prevalence of anxiety and explore the association between physical ...

    Authors: Yanyun Li, Tianzhichao Hou, Minna Cheng, Ya Miao, Yeerzati Yeerjang, Chang-sheng Sheng, Kun Xue, Cui Wu, Sheng Zhang, Qinghua Yan, Jianfeng Pei, Qinping Yang, Jingyan Tian, Wanghong Xu and Yan Shi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:317
  11. Intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA) includes controlling behaviours, psychological, physical, sexual and financial abuse. Globally, surveys and emergency services have recorded an increase in IPVA since...

    Authors: Gail Gilchrist, Laura C. Potts, Dean J. Connolly, Adam Winstock, Monica J. Barratt, Jason Ferris, Elizabeth Gilchrist and Emma Davies
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:316
  12. Worldwide, more than 150 million children < 18 years live with disabilities. These children are more vulnerable to malnutrition regardless of institutional care that they receive, such as daycare or residentia...

    Authors: Krishna Prasad Sapkota, Akira Shibanuma, Ken Ing Cherng Ong, Junko Kiriya and Masamine Jimba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:315
  13. Globally, school-going children spend most of their days at school, sitting in lessons and unable to achieve the daily WHO recommendations for Physical Activity (PA) of at least 60 minutes per day. Limited stu...

    Authors: Lena Mpalampa, Stephen Okoboi, Sarah Maria Nabaggala and Rose Clarke Nanyonga
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:314
  14. Visceral adiposity index (VAI) has been recognized as a reliable indicator for visceral adiposity. However, it remains largely unexplored on its association with fasting plasma glucose (FPG). The current study...

    Authors: Yuhan Qin, Yong Qiao, Dong Wang, Mingkang Li, Zhanneng Yang, Linqing Li, Gaoliang Yan and Chengchun Tang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:313
  15. Several studies have reported short sleep duration in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) but other sleep characteristics have been less studied. We aimed to assess the cross-sectional associ...

    Authors: Elaheh Zarean, Mehdi Azizmohammad Looha, Payam Amini, Ali Ahmadi and Pierre-Antoine Dugué
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:312
  16. Maintaining healthy eating habits among children is challenging due to industrial tactics. There is little research on the effect of nutritional labels and tv ads on the eating habits of children. So the prima...

    Authors: Madhur Verma, Ramnika Aggarwal, Bhola Nath and Rakesh Kakkar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:311
  17. Urban environments impact negatively on the risks of non-communicable diseases and perpetuate health inequalities. Against this, law could play a critical role, notably through implementing and securing vision...

    Authors: Lisa Montel
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:310
  18. Antibiotics are widely administered for various indications, leading to increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in acute care hospitals. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Antimicrobial Stewardship (AM...

    Authors: Rasha Abdelsalam Elshenawy, Nkiruka Umaru, Amal Bandar Alharbi and Zoe Aslanpour
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:309
  19. Rural Latino children have higher rates of obesity compared to non-Latino Whites. Schools are in a unique position to address rural childhood obesity through policies. While evidence exists on factors that pro...

    Authors: Caryn Ausenhus, Joshua M. Gold, Cynthia K. Perry, Andrea T. Kozak, Monica L. Wang, Sou Hyun Jang, Judy Leong, Edgar Rodriguez, Catherine Duggan and Linda K. Ko
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:308
  20. People who inject drugs living with HIV (PWIDLH) suffer the lowest rates of HIV viral suppression due to episodic injection drug use and poor mental health coupled with poor retention in HIV care. Approximatel...

    Authors: John A. Sauceda, Julia Lechuga, Maria Elena Ramos, Jorge Puentes, Natasha Ludwig-Barron, Jorge Salazar, Katerina A. Christopoulos, Mallory O. Johnson, David Gomez, Rogelio Covarrubias, Joselyn Hernandez, David Montelongo, Alejandro Ortiz, Julian Rojas, Luisa Ramos, Itzia Avila…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:307
  21. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a significant health care burden, with a worldwide prevalence of approximately 11%. The general population spends over 50% of the awake time sedentary activities. However, to t...

    Authors: Ye Seul Jang, Yu Shin Park, Hyunkyu Kim, Kyungduk Hurh, Eun-Cheol Park and Suk-Yong Jang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:306
  22. Work from home (WFH) can impact workers´ sedentary behaviors and levels of physical activity. The aim of this study was to estimate the association between WFH and workers´ sedentary behaviors, leisure-time an...

    Authors: Patricia de Oliveira da Silva Scaranni, Rosane Härter Griep, Francisco José Gondim Pitanga, Sandhi Maria Barreto, Sheila Maria Alvim Matos and Maria de Jesus Mendes da Fonseca
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:305
  23. Health literacy is an important social determinant of health and affects the ability to make decisions and take action to manage one’s health. The purpose of this study was to psychometrically examine the Arab...

    Authors: Lina Bergman, Ulrica Nilsson, Karuna Dahlberg, Maria Jaensson and Josefin Wångdahl
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:304
  24. Suicide among the elderly has become a global public health concern. This study was carried out to determine the trend of completed suicide rates according to age, sex, and ethnicity and the suicidal methods a...

    Authors: Nurul Salwana Abu Bakar, Nur Azmiah Zainuddin, Zamtira Seman, Noor Raihan Khamal and Masrol Hafizal Ismail
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:303
  25. Swimming pools are places for practicing sports, recreation, relaxation, and socialization. However, swimming pools can expose swimmers to physicochemical and microbiological risks. Accordingly, we studied the...

    Authors: Faika Hassanein, Inas M. Masoud, Marwa M. Fekry, Mohamed S. Abdel-Latif, Hussein Abdel-Salam, Mohamed Salem and Amany I Shehata
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:302
  26. HIV prevention knowledge levels are low in sub-Saharan Africa. In our efficacy study, the Mzake ndi Mzake (Friend-to-Friend; hereafter Mzake) 6-session peer group intervention, delivered by health workers, improv...

    Authors: Lily C. Kumbani, Diana L. Jere, Chimwemwe K. Banda, Cecilia Chang, Li Liu, Linda L. McCreary, Crystal L. Patil and Kathleen F. Norr
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:301
  27. In the UK, one in five households with children experienced food insecurity in 2022, defined as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Free school meal...

    Authors: Patricia E. Jessiman, Victoria R. Carlisle, Katie Breheny, Rona Campbell, Russell Jago, Marcus Robinson, Steve Strong and Judi Kidger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:300
  28. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, colleges and universities have focused on creating policies, such as mask mandates, to minimize COVID-19 transmission both on their campuses and in the surrounding com...

    Authors: Kevin C. Clark, Maximilian J. Bailey, Stefan Wasshuber, Raissa Huntley, Kristen K. Bjorkman, Leisha Conners Bauer, Camille L. Paige, Sara L. Sawyer, Michaila Czarnik, Margaret A. Riggs, Margaret J. Gutilla and Tanya L. Alderete
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:299
  29. Adiposity is widely recognized as one of the risk factors for high blood pressure (BP) and increasing adiposity is associated with elevated BP. However, which measures of adiposity could be most strongly assoc...

    Authors: Jiayi Chen, Haojiang Zuo, Xinyu Wu, Yuan Zhang, Qiang Tan, Zhimiao Yu, Ciren Laba, Yongyue Pan, Jianzhong Yin, Feng Hong, Peibin Zeng and Xing Zhao
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:298
  30. Breastfeeding provides all the necessary energy and nutrients for an infant and provides many benefits for mothers and babies. The effects of colonisation have contributed to reduced prevalence and duration of...

    Authors: Fiona Mitchell, Troy Walker, Karen Hill and Jennifer Browne
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:297
  31. Dementia friendly communities (DFCs) are seen as key to participation of people with dementia and carers. Dementia-friendly initiatives (DFI) are important building blocks for the growth of DFCs. Therefore, it...

    Authors: Marjolein Thijssen, Wietske Kuijer-Siebelink, Monique A.S. Lexis, Maria W. G. Nijhuis-van der Sanden, Ramon Daniels and Maud Graff
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:296
  32. Despite the potentially significant impact of women-prenatal care provider communication quality (WPCQ) on women’s perinatal health, evidence on the determinants of those perceptions is still lacking, particul...

    Authors: Sousan Hamwi, Elsa Lorthe, Milton Severo and Henrique Barros
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:295
  33. Sexual minorities are at a higher risk of suffering from depressive symptoms compared with heterosexual individuals. Only a few studies have examined the conditions of having depressive symptoms within differe...

    Authors: Junjie Lu, Jiarui Yang, Jingyang Liang, David Mischoulon and Maren Nyer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:294
  34. The main objective of this study was to construct and validate a composite socioeconomic status indicator containing material capital, human capital, and social capital (CAPSES scale) and also appropriate it f...

    Authors: Mohsen Asadi-Lari, Reza Majdzadeh, Mohammad Ali Mansournia, Saharnaz Nedjat, Kazem Mohammad and Bahman Cheraghian
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:293
  35. The coronavirus disease (COVID) pandemic caused disruption globally and was particularly distressing in low- and middle-income countries such as India. This study aimed to provide population representative est...

    Authors: Joyita Banerjee, Sarah Petrosyan, Abhijith R. Rao, Steffi Jacob, Pranali Yogiraj Khobragade, Bas Weerman, Sandy Chien, Marco Angrisani, Arunika Agarwal, Nirupam Madan, Tanya Sethi, Sharmistha Dey, Simone Schaner, David E. Bloom, Jinkook Lee and A. B. Dey
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:292
  36. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), the leading cause of death worldwide, are sensitive to temperature. In light of the reported climate change trends, it is important to understand the burden of CVDs attributable...

    Authors: Shreya S. Shrikhande, Hugo Pedder, Martin Röösli, Mohammad Aqiel Dalvie, Ravivarman Lakshmanasamy, Antonio Gasparrini, Jürg Utzinger and Guéladio Cissé
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:291
  37. In 2018, Eswatini had the world's highest age-standardised cervical cancer incidence rate. Cervical cancer screening reduces women’s risk of invasive cervical cancer. Data on adherence to cervical cancer scree...

    Authors: Phinda G. Khumalo, Mariko Carey, Lisa Mackenzie and Rob Sanson-Fisher
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:290
  38. Floods and torrential rains are natural disasters caused by climate change. Unfortunately, such events are more frequent and are increasingly severe in recent times. The 2018 Japan Floods in western Japan were...

    Authors: Shuhei Yoshida, Saori Kashima, Yuji Okazaki and Masatoshi Matsumoto
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:288
  39. Recovery-oriented programs provide individuals with opportunities for well-being through community integration processes that enhance the degree to which individuals could live, work, and recreate in their com...

    Authors: Cheryl Forchuk, Sebastian Gyamfi, Heba Hassan, Bryanna Lucyk and Richard Booth
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:287
  40. Estimating the economic costs of self-injury mortality (SIM) can inform health planning and clinical and public health interventions, serve as a basis for their evaluation, and provide the foundation for broad...

    Authors: Ian R.H. Rockett, Bina Ali, Eric D. Caine, Donald S. Shepard, Aniruddha Banerjee, Kurt B. Nolte, Hilary S. Connery, G. Luke Larkin, Steven Stack, Franklin M.M. White, Haomiao Jia, Jeralynn S. Cossman, Judith Feinberg, Amanda N. Stover and Ted R. Miller
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:285
  41. This study aimed to investigate the influencing factors of burnout among grassroots medical staff in China so as to provide a reference for improving their physical, psychological, and social statuses under Ch...

    Authors: Shuzhi Peng, Juhua Zhang, Xingyue Liu, Mengyun Pei, Tingting Wang and Peng Zhang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:284
  42. Liver cancer is ranked fifth in incidence and second in mortality among cancers in Taiwan. Nevertheless, the Taiwan government does not screen for liver cancer in its free cancer screening and preventive healt...

    Authors: Tai-Yi Hsu, Jhu-Jing Ye, Sih-Yun Ye, Hsiao-Yuan Tseng, Wen-Yu Chou, Pei-Tseng Kung and Wen-Chen Tsai
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:283
  43. In Cambodia, female entertainment workers (FEWs) are disproportionately affected by global and local disasters, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government imposed tight re...

    Authors: Carinne Brody, Natasha Harrison and Siyan Yi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:281
  44. Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is currently the most effective way to treat people living with human immunodeficiency virus (PLHs) and reduce HIV transmission. While there are many factors that reduce adherence ...

    Authors: Di Xu, Yuhua Shi, Ling Pan, Qiongli Duan, Nengmei Huang, Pengcheng Liu, Jing Han, Zhongfu Liu, Jian Li and Hongjie Liu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:278
  45. Appropriate estimate of size of the female sex workers as well as the other hard-to-reach-populations plays a crucial role in reaching them with effective preventive measures. This study aimed to estimate the ...

    Authors: Lida Olfati, Roya Safari-Faramani, Farid Najafi, Mehdi Moradi Nazar and Ebrahim Shakiba
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:268
  46. More than three decades have passed since the end of the Iraq-Iran war, and this period has been concurrent with a rapid growth of the older community in Iran which includes the community of veterans who often...

    Authors: Abdolrahim Asadollahi, Mehdi Mojadam, Maria Cheraghi, Mariam Hasanshahi, Narges Nazari, Alimohammad Keshtkar, Aliasghar Arastoo and Morteza Abdulatif Khafaie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:267
  47. In the context of increasing injection-related HIV outbreaks across the United States, particularly among people who inject drugs (PWID) experiencing homelessness, there is an urgent need to expand access to p...

    Authors: Leah C. Shaw, Katie B. Biello, Seamus Vahey, Jennifer K. Brody and Angela R. Bazzi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2023 23:263

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