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  1. Research

    Effects of individual, household and community characteristics on child nutritional status in the slums of urban Bangladesh

    Bangladesh urban population is expected to overtake rural population by 2040, and a significant part of the increase will be in slums. Wide disparities between urban slums and the rest of the country can poten...

    Karar Zunaid Ahsan, Shams El Arifeen, Md. Abdullah Al-Mamun, Shusmita H. Khan and Nitai Chakraborty

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:9

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  2. Commentary

    Understanding the importance of medical student clerkships in poor health outcome regions served by Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in impoverished locations of Southern United States

    Area Health Education Centers provide health professional students the opportunity to explore the benefits of practicing in a rural and underserved location. The status of health conditions in chronic disease ...

    Ashruta Patel

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:7

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  3. Research

    Mapping EQ-5D utilities to GBD 2010 and GBD 2013 disability weights: results of two pilot studies in Belgium

    Utilities and disability weights (DWs) are metrics used for calculating Quality-Adjusted Life Years and Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs), respectively. Utilities can be obtained with multi-attribute inst...

    C. Maertens de Noordhout, B. Devleesschauwer, L. Gielens, M. H. D. Plasmans, J. A. Haagsma and N. Speybroeck

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:6

    Published on: 6 February 2017

  4. Research

    Maternal undernutrition and excessive body weight and risk of birth and health outcomes

    Overweight and obesity are increasing in low- and middle-income countries, while underweight remains a significant health problems. However, the association between double burden of nutrition and risk of adver...

    Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Md Mizanur Rahman, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Md Mostafizur Rahman, Md Shafiur Rahman and Md Aminur Rahman

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:12

    Published on: 3 February 2017

  5. Letter to the Editor

    Acute mountain sickness amongst tourists to Lhasa

    Acute mountain sickness is the commonest acute high altitude illness occurring at high altitude. Its prevalence is dependent on the ascent rate, altitude achieved, physical effort required to reach the target ...

    Gaurav Sikri and Srinivasa Bhattachar

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:4

    Published on: 27 January 2017

  6. Research

    Promoting workplace stair climbing: sometimes, not interfering is the best

    Stair climbing is a vigorous activity and can lead to several health benefits. Studies seeking to increase stair climbing in various public locations have shown positive effects, while results from similar stu...

    Andreas Åvitsland, Ane Kristiansen Solbraa and Amund Riiser

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:2

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  7. Research

    Accounting for multimorbidity can affect the estimation of the Burden of Disease: a comparison of approaches

    Various Burden of Disease (BoD) studies do not account for multimorbidity in their BoD estimates. Ignoring multimorbidity can lead to inaccuracies in BoD estimations, particularly in ageing populations that in...

    Henk B. M. Hilderink, Marjanne H. D. Plasmans, Bianca E. P. Snijders, Hendriek C. Boshuizen, M. J. J. C. (René) Poos and Coen H. van Gool

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:37

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  8. Research

    Safety and practicability of using mid-upper arm circumference as a discharge criterion in community based management of severe acute malnutrition in children aged 6 to 59 months programmes

    The use of proportional weight gain as a discharge criterion for MUAC admissions to programs treating severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is no longer recommended by WHO. The critical limitation with the proportio...

    Paul J. Binns, Nancy M. Dale, Theresa Banda, Chrissy Banda, Bina Shaba and Mark Myatt

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:24

    Published on: 15 June 2016

  9. Research

    Iodine in commercial edible iodized salts and assessment of iodine exposure in Sri Lanka

    Iodine is an essential micronutrient used by the thyroid gland in the production of thyroid hormones. Both excessive and insufficient iodine intakes can cause thyroid diseases thus harmful to the human body. I...

    Meththika Vithanage, Indika Herath, S. S. Achinthya, Tharanga Bandara, Lakshika Weerasundara, S. S. Mayakaduwa, Yohan Jayawardhana and Prasanna Kumarathilaka

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:21

    Published on: 30 May 2016

  10. Research

    Social, economic and environmental risk factors for acute lower respiratory infections among children under five years of age in Rwanda

    In low and middle-income countries, acute lower respiratory illness is responsible for roughly 1 in every 5 child deaths. Rwanda has made major health system improvements including its community health worker ...

    Jean-Modeste Harerimana, Leatitia Nyirazinyoye, Dana R. Thomson and Joseph Ntaganira

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:19

    Published on: 23 May 2016

  11. Methodology

    Protocol of the Belgian food consumption survey 2014: objectives, design and methods

    Dietary patterns are one of the major determinants as far as health and burden of disease is concerned. Food consumption data are essential to evaluate and develop nutrition and food safety policies. The last ...

    Sarah Bel, Sofie Van den Abeele, Thérésa Lebacq, Cloë Ost, Loes Brocatus, Charlotte Stiévenart, Eveline Teppers, Jean Tafforeau and Koenraad Cuypers

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:20

    Published on: 16 May 2016

  12. Study protocol

    Healthy together Victoria and childhood obesity—a methodology for measuring changes in childhood obesity in response to a community-based, whole of system cluster randomized control trial

    Healthy Together Victoria (HTV) - a complex ‘whole of system’ intervention, including an embedded cluster randomized control trial, to reduce chronic disease by addressing risk factors (physical inactivity, po...

    Claudia Strugnell, Lynne Millar, Andrew Churchill, Felice Jacka, Colin Bell, Mary Malakellis, Boyd Swinburn and Steve Allender

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:16

    Published on: 25 April 2016

  13. Research

    Nearly half of preschool children are stunted in Dembia district, Northwest Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

    Stunting has been the most pressing public health problem throughout the developing countries. It is the major causes of child mortality and global disease burden, where 80 % of this burden is found in develop...

    Amare Tariku, Haile Woldie, Abel Fekadu, Akilew Awoke Adane, Ayanaw Tsega Ferede and Segenet Yitayew

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:13

    Published on: 18 April 2016

  14. Research

    Nutritional status of children 0–59 months in selected intervention communities in northern Ghana from the africa RISING project in 2012

    Poor nutritional status during childhood and its long-term impact on economic growth and wellbeing is well known. This study assessed the nutritional status of children in selected communities in northern Ghan...

    Mary Glover-Amengor, Isaac Agbemafle, Lynda Larmkie Hagan, Frank Peget Mboom, Gladys Gamor, Asamoah Larbi and Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:12

    Published on: 4 April 2016

  15. Research

    Prevalence and associated factors of clinical manifestations of vitamin a deficiency among preschool children in asgede-tsimbla rural district, north Ethiopia, a community based cross sectional study

    Vitamin A Deficiency is a common form of micronutrient deficiency, globally affecting 33.3 % of preschool-age children. An estimated of 44.4 % of preschool children in Africa were at risk for vitamin A deficie...

    Tesfalem Abrha, Yonas Girma, Kebede Haile, Mezgebe Hailu and Mengistu Hailemariam

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:4

    Published on: 14 March 2016

  16. Research

    Vitamin A status and body pool size of infants before and after consuming fortified home-based complementary foods

    Home fortification using sachets of micronutrient powder (e.g. “Sprinkles”) is a food-based approach offering an alternative to high dose vitamin A (VA) supplements for infants. The primary objective was to in...

    Sam Newton, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Kwaku Poku Asante, Esi Amoaful, Emmanuel Mahama, Samuel Kofi Tchum, Martha Ali, Kwame Adjei, Christopher R. Davis and Sherry A. Tanumihardjo

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:10

    Published on: 7 March 2016

  17. Research

    Assessment of iodine status among pregnant women in a rural community in ghana - a cross sectional study

    Pregnancy is associated with parallel increase in both iodine, and thyroid hormone requirements suggesting that, there may be the need for additional iodine intake during this period to prevent potential iodin...

    David L. Simpong, Patrick Adu, Rashid Bashiru, Martin T. Morna, Francis A. Yeboah, Kafui Akakpo and Richard K. D. Ephraim

    Archives of Public Health 2016 74:8

    Published on: 22 February 2016

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