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For the last three decades, Japan has been using the population of 1985 for age standardisation to compare mortality rates over time. With the population of Japan declining and ageing rapidly every year, there is a need to update the standard population to make the comparison representative of the current scenario. This correspondence highlights that updating the standard population will produce age-standardised rates for recent years closer to the crude rates and would thus reduce the extent of misinterpreting decreased mortality risks using age-standardised rates that do not closely resemble the crude rates.
Estimating risk factor attributable burden – challenges and potential solutions when using the comparative risk assessment methodology
Burden of disease analyses quantify population health and provide comprehensive overviews of the health status of countries or specific population groups. The comparative risk assessment (CRA) methodology is commonly used to estimate the share of the burden attributable to risk factors. The aim of this paper is to identify and address some selected important challenges associated with CRA and to discuss ways to handle them.
Evidence based policy making during times of uncertainty through the lens of future policy makers: four recommendations to harmonise and guide health policy making in the future
The Covid-19 pandemic has magnified the complexities of the healthcare policy making process, and in particular, the interactions between policymakers and the scientific community. The pandemic has also raised citizens’ awareness and represented an unprecedented moment of willingness to access and understand the evidence underpinning health policies. This commentary provides policy recommendations to improve evidence-based policy making in health, through the lens of a young generation of public policy students and future policymakers.
Prevalence and correlates of current tobacco use and non-user susceptibility to using tobacco products among school-going adolescents in 22 African countries: a secondary analysis of the 2013-2018 global youth tobacco surveys
Globally, tobacco use is considered a preventable risk factor for morbidity and mortality due to several non-communicable diseases. Although Africa, compared to other regions of the world, is less impacted by the current tobacco epidemic, it is expected to experience a significant growth in tobacco consumption. This study aims to examine the prevalence and associated factors of tobacco product use and non-users’ susceptibility to using tobacco products among school-going adolescents in 22 African countries.
Call for papers: Burden of disease
Driven by the impact of the Global Burden of Disease study, several researchers and health institutes have adopted the burden of disease approach to address questions such as 'What are the most prevalent diseases in a country?'. This collection aims to provide a platform for discussing methodological challenges and advances in the burden of disease approach.Read more
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Archives of Public Health is a broad scope public health journal, dedicated to publishing all sound science in the field of public health. The journal aims to better the understanding of the health of populations. The journal contributes to public health knowledge, enhances the interaction between research, policy and practice and stimulates public health monitoring and indicator development. The journal considers submissions on health outcomes and their determinants, with clear statements about the public health and policy implications. Archives of Public Health welcomes methodological papers (e.g., on study design and bias), papers on health services research, health economics, community interventions, and epidemiological studies dealing with international comparisons, the determinants of inequality in health, and the environmental, behavioural, social, demographic and occupational correlates of health and diseases.
Digital public health
In recent years the world has seen a rapid expansion in the development and use of digital technologies. This cross-journal collection is interested in manuscripts that address digital (e-health) interventions and their applications in health care and public health. We are also interested in manuscripts that address the added value of e-health interventions with regard to usual care.Read more
Herman Van Oyen, Epidemiology and public health, Sciensano, Belgium
Olivier Bruyère, Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, University of Liège, Belgium
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The Belgian Association of Public Health (BAPH) is a scientific organisation of research groups and institutions, health workers and policy makers who are active in the field of public health. The aims of the association are:
- to increase the knowledge in different domains of public health
- and to stimulate public health research
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Herman Van Oyen, Editor-in-Chief
Herman is currently Director of the Directorate Epidemiology and public health in Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium. He is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Ghent. Professor Van Oyen first worked as a medical doctor in Haiti before going on to study public health, epidemiology and biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health where he completed a DrPH. His key research interests include epidemiological methods, survey methodology, health inequality and summary measures of population health. He is author of more than 180 scientific publications, books and book chapters.
Olivier Bruyère, Editor-in-Chief
Olivier is currently Professor of Clinical Epidemiology in the Department of Public Health Sciences and of Geriatric Rehabilitation in the Department of Rehabilitation and Sport Sciences at the University of Liège in Belgium. He is also head of the Research Unit in Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics at this University. Professor Bruyère is the Chief Executive Officer of the European Society on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO), President of the Belgian Ageing Muscle Society (BAMS), General Secretary of the Belgian Bone Club (BBC), member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and is a member of the Group for the Respect of Ethics and Excellence in Sciences (GREES). He also works as expert for the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES). His main fields of interest are prevention, rehabilitation and pharmaco-epidemiology related to geriatric or rheumatic conditions. He is Executive Editor of “Aging Clinical and Experimental Research”, Associate Editor of “BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders” and holds positions on the editorial board of various journals. He is author of more than 250 international scientific publications and book chapters.
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35 days to first decision for all manuscripts
71 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
137 days from submission to acceptance
23 days from acceptance to publication
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