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  1. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention strategy that can reduce the risk of HIV acquisition by more than 90% if taken consistently. Although South Africa has been implementing PrEP since 2016, in...

    Authors: Mbuzeleni Hlongwa, Wisdom Basera and Edward Nicol
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1151
  2. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) experienced its largest Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in 2018–2020. As a result of the outbreak, significant funding and international support were provided to Eastern...

    Authors: Ruth Kallay, Gisèle Mbuyi, Carrie Eggers, Soumaila Coulibaly, David Tiga Kangoye, Janvier Kubuya, Gnakub Norbert Soke, Mathias Mossoko, Ditu Kazambu, Alain Magazani, Peter Fonjungo, Richard Luce and Aaron Aruna
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1150
  3. Composite Index of Anthropometric Failure (CIAF) combines all three forms of anthropometric failures to assess undernutrition status of children. There is no study on CIAF to identify the real and severe form ...

    Authors: Aznamariam Ayres, Yeshimebet Ali Dawed, Shambel Wedajo, Tilahun Dessie Alene, Alemu Gedefie, Fekadeselassie Belege Getahun and Amare Muche
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1149
  4. Mental health problems and financial difficulties each increase the risk of social exclusion. However, few large studies representing a broad age range have investigated the combined social effect of having bo...

    Authors: Siri Håvås Haugland, Alain Topor and Jan Georg Friesinger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1148
  5. Evidence on workplace bullying and harassment (WBH) in the UK has not used probability-sample surveys with robust mental health assessments. This study aimed to profile the prevalence and nature of WBH in Engl...

    Authors: Annie Bunce, Ladan Hashemi, Charlotte Clark, Stephen Stansfeld, Carrie-Anne Myers and Sally McManus
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1147
  6. Access to family planning services among young people is crucial for reproductive health. This study explores the access and associated factors among young people in Lira City, Northern Uganda.

    Authors: Eustes Kigongo, Raymond Tumwesigye, Maxson Kenneth Anyolitho, Marvin Musinguzi, Gad Kwizera, Everlyne Achan, Caroline Kambugu Nabasirye, Samson Udho, Amir Kabunga and Bernard Omech
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1146
  7. Menstruation is a natural occurrence that women experience during their reproductive years and may encounter many years throughout their lifespan. Many adolescent females lack accurate knowledge about menstrua...

    Authors: Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Abbas Ebadi, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Fatemeh Khorashadizadeh and Shayesteh Shirzadi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1145
  8. Mental disorders are currently a global public health concern, particularly after the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Mental health services gradually transitioned to teleservices, employing vari...

    Authors: Rowan M. Abuyadek, Esraa Abdellatif Hammouda, Ehab Elrewany, Dina Hussein Elmalawany, Rasha Ashmawy, Sally Zeina, Assem Gebreal and Ramy Mohamed Ghazy
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1143
  9. Infant mortality rates are reliable indices of the child and general population health status and health care delivery. The most critical factors affecting infant mortality are socioeconomic status and ethnici...

    Authors: Lucia Bosakova, Katarina Rosicova and Daniela Filakovska Bobakova
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1142
  10. Most patients with heart failure (HF) have multimorbidity which may cause difficulties with self-management. Understanding the resources patients draw upon to effectively manage their health is fundamental to ...

    Authors: Alanna M. Chamberlain, Erinn M. Hade, Irina V. Haller, Benjamin D. Horne, Catherine P. Benziger, Brent C. Lampert, Kismet D. Rasmusson, Kimberly Boddicker, Sheila M. Manemann and Véronique L. Roger
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1141
  11. The variety of available flavors in e-cigarettes may be a driver for young people to start using these products. The objectives of our study were to examine the relationship between sensation-seeking behavior ...

    Authors: Mouhamad Bigwanto, Melinda Pénzes and Róbert Urbán
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1140
  12. Globally, families experience challenges caring for and raising children with intellectual disability (ID). Family caregivers in rural states are mostly known for lacking support resources, including informati...

    Authors: Mantji Juliah Modula and Mpho Grace Chipu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1139
  13. For people from asylum-seeking and refugee backgrounds, housing and the re-establishment of home are key social determinants of health. Research highlights the inequities faced by asylum seekers and refugees i...

    Authors: Anna Ziersch, Moira Walsh and Clemence Due
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1138
  14. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is mostly diagnosed among young people. Despite the evidence that T1DM is disruptive, and affects individuals’ health and cognitive ability, there is dearth of knowledge on the ...

    Authors: Bernard Afriyie Owusu and David Teye Doku
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1137
  15. Low back pain (LBP), though non-life-threatening, burdens healthcare with treatment expenses and work hours lost. Globally, 70–84% experience it, with risk factors tied to societal structure, income, and livin...

    Authors: Nadire Gülçin Yıldız, Halide Z. Aydin, Grace Sambo, Kemal Aydın, Hatice Yıldız, Ichtiarini Nurullita Santri, Yuniar Wardani, Bwanalori Mwamulima, Khoiriyah Isni and Yohane V. A. Phiri
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1136
  16. Sensory impairment in older adults is associated with cognitive decline, elevated depressive symptoms, and low levels of life satisfaction. However, these relationships are usually investigated separately and ...

    Authors: Yuan Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1135
  17. Hypertension is one of the major public health problems in China. Limited evidence exists regarding sex differences in the association between hypertension and air pollutants, as well as the impact of dietary ...

    Authors: Chen Zhang, Yuanyuan Wang, Wei Xie, Jingxian Zhang, Ting Tian, Qianrang Zhu, Xinyu Fang, Jing Sui, Da Pan, Hui Xia, Shaokang Wang, Guiju Sun and Yue Dai
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1134
  18. While the link between non-standard work schedules and poor health outcomes is established, few studies have examined how resources both in and outside of work can support the well-being of workers with non-st...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Cavallari, Sierra M. Trudel, Megan N. Miskovsky, Rick A. Laguerre and Alicia G. Dugan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1133
  19. To investigate how Chief Medical Officers experience their role in the municipalities´ work with making the public health overview documents, demanded by the Norwegian Public Health Act from 2012.

    Authors: Dag-Helge Rønnevik, Betty J. Pettersen, Anders Grimsmo and Aslak Steinsbekk
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1132
  20. Suicide prevention has been focused on primary prevention as a group rather than individuals. However, we aimed to identify sociodemographic and environmental characteristics of individuals with suicidal thoug...

    Authors: Kozue Morikawa, Kyoko Nomura, Daisuke Onozawa, Hisanaga Sasaki and Yoshiki Morikawa
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1130
  21. In China, enhancing the pooling levels of basic health insurance has consistently been regarded as a pivotal measure to promote the refinement of the healthcare insurance system. From 2020 to 2022, the widespr...

    Authors: Feng Hu, Liu Heming, Cao Wenxuan, Wang Xuemei, Liang Qijun and Hu Xiaobin
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1129
  22. Metabolic syndrome is a complex pathophysiologic state which characterized by abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, hypertension, and hyperlipidaemia. The Adult Treatment Panel III report (ATP III) of the Nat...

    Authors: Betelhem Mesfin Demissie, Fentaw Girmaw, Nimona Amena and Getachew Ashagrie
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1128
  23. Tobacco use causes over eight million global deaths annually, with seven million directly attributed to tobacco use and 1.2 million to second hand smoke (SHS). Smoke-free environments are crucial to counter SH...

    Authors: Amrita Gupta, Anjali Bansal, Priyanka Dixit and K. Anil Kumar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1127
  24. Obesity is a worldwide health concern with serious clinical effects, including myocardial infarction (MI), stroke, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), and all-cause mortality. The present study aimed to assess the...

    Authors: Zahra Sedaghat, Soheila Khodakarim, Siamak Sabour, Majid Valizadeh, Maryam Barzin, Seyed Aria Nejadghaderi and Fereidoun Azizi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1126
  25. Réunion Island is a French overseas territory located in the southern Indian Ocean, with a challenging socioeconomic and multicultural context. Compared to mainland France, Réunion has an overincidence and ove...

    Authors: Rémi Houpert, Marc-Karim Bendiane, Laetitia Huiart, Anne-Deborah Bouhnik, Caroline Alleaume, Rajae Touzani, Jacqueline Veronique-Baudin, Julien Mancini, Clarisse Joachim and Emmanuel Chirpaz
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1125
  26. COVID-19 pandemic widely disrupted health services provision, especially during the lockdown period, with females disproportionately affected. Very little is known about alternative healthcare sources used by ...

    Authors: Babatunde Adelekan, Lanre Ikuteyijo, Erika Goldson, Zubaida Abubakar, Oluwatomi Adepoju, Olaitan Oyedun, Gbenga Adebayo, Andat Dasogot, Ulla Mueller and Adesegun O. Fatusi
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1124
  27. This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for liver disease comorbidity among older adults in eastern, central, and western China, and explored binary, ternary and quaternary co-morbid co-causal pattern...

    Authors: Wei Gong, Hong Lin, Xiuting Ma, Hongliang Ma, Yali Lan, Peng Sun and Jianjun Yang
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1123
  28. There are reports of poor working conditions for early and mid-career academics (EMCAs) in universities, however, empirical data using validated tools are scarce. We conducted an online, cross-sectional survey...

    Authors: Claudia H. Marck, Darshini Ayton, Trevor Steward, Hui-Fern Koay, Joshua F. Wiley, George Taiaroa, Courtney C. Walton, Isabelle Weld-Blundell, Matthew D. Greaves and Ankur Singh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1122
  29. Depression is associated with an increased risk of lower urinary tract symptoms suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (LUTS/BPH). Whether the dynamic nature of depression affects the incidence of LUTS/BPH...

    Authors: Zonglan Xie, Xuebin Liu, Zhigang Hu and Chuanjiang Dong
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1121
  30. Dietary rationality and health concept have certain influence on individual health level. This study aims to explore the characteristics and existing problems of Chinese residents’ health behaviors from both m...

    Authors: Xiaohua Zhu, Yan Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhu, Youhua Guo, Yunjin Zhang and Bin Wen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1120
  31. Many adolescents experience depression that often goes undetected and untreated. Identifying children and adolescents at a high risk of depression in a timely manner is an urgent concern. While the Children’s ...

    Authors: Shumei Lin, Chengwei Wang, Xiuyu Jiang, Qian Zhang, Dan Luo, Jing Li, Junyi Li and Jiajun Xu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1118
  32. Despite nearly a quarter of Venezuelans remaining unvaccinated against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the factors contributing to vaccine hesitancy in the country have not been thoroughly investigated.

    Authors: Fabián R. Chacón-Labrador, María G. Passantino, Augusto Moncada-Ortega, Atahualpa A. Ávila, Andrea A. Moreno, Nicolle A. Kuffaty-Akkou, Luisana M. Pedroza, Natasha A. Camejo-Ávila, Daniela L. Mendoza-Millán, Carlis M. Rodriguez-Saavedra, María V. Marcano-Rojas, Fernando Hernández-Medina, María E. Grillet, Fhabián S. Carrión-Nessi and David A. Forero-Peña
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1117
  33. Diabetes poses a substantial disease burden, prompting preventive interventions. Physical inactivity, a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes, can potentially be mitigated by enhancing area-level walkability. ...

    Authors: Regina Sá, Rita Roquette, Andrea Rebecchi, Judite Matias, Jorge Rocha, Maddalena Buffoli, Stefano Capolongo, Ana Isabel Ribeiro, Baltazar Nunes, Carlos Dias and Mafalda Sousa Uva
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1116
  34. Despite some gains, women continue to have less access to work and poorer experiences in the workplace, relative to men. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among women’s life expectancy...

    Authors: George B. Cunningham and Pamela Wicker
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1115
  35. Physically disabled persons continue to be discriminated, excluded and neglected based on design of structures and their location. This hampers equitable access to services and disproportionately affect them d...

    Authors: David Omondi Odongo, Esther Osir and Shehu Shagari Awandu
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1112
  36. Despite being a major advancement in modern medicine, vaccines face widespread hesitancy and refusal, posing challenges to immunization campaigns. The COVID-19 pandemic accentuated vaccine hesitancy, emphasizi...

    Authors: Marco Marini, Alessandro Demichelis, Dario Menicagli, Giovanna Mancini, Folco Panizza, Ennio Bilancini and Gustavo Cevolani
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1111
  37. Pedestrians are considered the most vulnerable and complex road users as human behavior constitutes one of the fundamental reasons for traffic-related incidents involving pedestrians. However, the role of heal...

    Authors: Hamideh Zahedi, Leila Mohammadinia, Seyedeh Leila Dehghani, Sajjad Habibzadeh and Nasrin Kheibar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1110
  38. The previous Thai norm-based scores for the EQ-5D-5L were established with Thai general population samples aged 20–70 years in 2019. Nevertheless, these values need to be updated after the COVID-19 pandemic be...

    Authors: Krittaphas Kangwanrattanakul and Christian U. Krägeloh
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1108
  39. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) represents a significant health challenge in Egypt, yet there exists limited understanding regarding the knowledge, attitudes, and physical activity levels associated with CVD. The...

    Authors: Alaa Ramadan, Heba Aboeldahab, Mohamed Nabih Bashir, Mohamed Mohamed Belal, Ahmed Wageeh, Ahmed Atia, Mohamed Elbanna, Tala Jouma Alhejazi, Mohamed Abouzid, Hady Atef, Esraa Khalid, Osama Ahmed Abd Elaziz, Mariam Ibrahim Eldeeb, Doha Omar Kamel Omar, Neveen Refaey, Amr Setouhi…
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1107
  40. Self-rated health (SRH) has been identified in many studies as a valid predictor of mortality and healthcare utilization. There is limited research on SRH and dietary intake. This study aimed to investigate th...

    Authors: Bahareh Jabbarzadeh-Ganjeh, Kurosh Djafarian and Sakineh Shab-Bidar
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1106
  41. It is important to understand the sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs of adolescents from the adolescents themselves to address their needs properly. Hence, this paper provides new knowledge on the info...

    Authors: Ozioma Agu, Ifunanya Clara Agu, Godstime Eigbiremolen, Ifeyinwa Akamike, Chinyere Okeke, Chinyere Mbachu and Obinna Onwujekwe
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1105
  42. This study aimed to assess the acceptability and attitudes of women towards human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling and compare the effectiveness of two delivery modes utilising face-to-face and online websit...

    Authors: Siew-Fei Ngu, Lesley SK Lau, Ching Yin Chan, Hextan YS Ngan, Annie NY Cheung and Karen KL Chan
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1104
  43. No previous research of university students in Finland assessed lifestyle behavioral risk factors (BRFs), grouped students into clusters, appraised the relationships of the clusters with their mental well-bein...

    Authors: Walid El Ansari, Rene Sebena, Kareem El-Ansari and Sakari Suominen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1103
  44. The characteristics of the implementation process of interventions are essential for bridging the gap between research and practice. This scoping review aims to identify the implementation process of social ne...

    Authors: Jose Petro-Petro, Carlos Mario Arango-Paternina, Fredy Alonso Patiño-Villada, Jhon Fredy Ramirez-Villada and Ross C. Brownson
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1101
  45. To assess the prevalence of anemia among pregnant women across their entire pregnancy and the factors affecting it in the monitoring areas.

    Authors: Yuting Qiao, Jiangli Di, Lina Yin, Aiqun Huang, Wei Zhao, Huanqing Hu and Sidi Chen
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1100
  46. Self-initiated and proactive changes in working conditions through crafting are essential for shaping work and improving work-related well-being. Recently, the research stream of job crafting has been extended...

    Authors: Philipp Kerksieck, Miika Kujanpää, Jessica de Bloom, Rebecca Brauchli and Georg F. Bauer
    Citation: BMC Public Health 2024 24:1099

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