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  1. Research

    Vitamin D deficiency among newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients and their household contacts: a comparative cross-sectional study

    Recent studies suggest that the incidence and severity of tuberculosis is associated with low levels of vitamin D. Even though individuals living in Ethiopia have a high exposure to sunlight which is a source ...

    Meseret Workineh, Biniam Mathewos, Beyene Moges, Adissu Gize, Sisay Getie, Olle Stendahl, Thomas Schon and Ebba Abate

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:25

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  2. Research

    Child wasting is a severe public health problem in the predominantly rural population of Ethiopia: A community based cross–sectional study

    In Ethiopia, child wasting has remained a public health problem for a decade’s, suggesting the need to further monitoring of the problem. Hence, this study aimed at assessing the prevalence of wasting and asso...

    Amare Tariku, Gashaw Andargie Bikis, Haile Woldie, Molla Mesele Wassie and Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:26

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  3. Research

    Infant feeding counseling and knowledge are the key determinants of prelacteal feeding among HIV exposed infants attending public hospitals in Ethiopia

    Despite the fact that breastfeeding promotes optimal health and growth for infants and young children, inappropriate feeding practice, such as prelacteal feeding increases the risk of neonatal death and illnes...

    Melaku Kindie Yenit, Haregewoyn Genetu and Amare Tariku

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:23

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  4. Study protocol

    Fat-soluble vitamin intake from the consumption of food, fortified food and supplements: design and methods of the Belgian VITADEK study

    The adequacy of micronutrient intake is a public health concern, as both insufficient and excessive intake levels may result in adverse health effects. Data on dietary intake are needed to evaluate potential ...

    Isabelle Moyersoen, Stefaan Demarest, Karin De Ridder, Jean Tafforeau, Carl Lachat and John Van Camp

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:31

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  5. Research

    Factors influencing risky single occasion drinking in Canada and policy implications

    Misuse of alcohol, including single risky occasion drinking (RSOD) is associated with a number of health, social and economic consequences. While research demonstrates that many factors contribute to individua...

    Ellen Rafferty, William Ian Andrew Bonner, Jillian Code, Keely McBride, Mustafa Andkhoie, Richa Tikoo, Stephanie McClean, Colleen Dell, Michael Szafron and Marwa Farag

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:22

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  6. Research

    A study on HIV, Syphilis, and Hepatitis B and C virus infections among female sex workers in the Republic of Congo

    Female Sex Workers (FSWs) are considered to be at high risk for transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and are defined as a priority of the national HIV/AIDS response in the Republic of Congo (...

    Fabien Roch Niama, Nadia Claricelle Loukabou Bongolo, Pembe Issamou Mayengue, Franck Fortuné Mboussou, Edith Sophie Kombo Bayonne, Florian Michael Kouckodila Nzingoula, Louis Regis Dossou-Yovo, Igor Louzolo, Mandingha Kosso Etoka-Beka, Achile Lanzy, Irène Yameogo, Davy Louvouezo, Simon Charles Kobawila, Marie-Francke Puruhence and Henri Joseph Parra

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:21

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  7. Research

    Individual and community level factors with a significant role in determining child height-for-age Z score in East Gojjam Zone, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia: a multilevel analysis

    In Ethiopia, child undernutrition remains to be a major public health challenge and a contributing factor for child mortality and morbidity. To reduce the problem, it is apparent to identify determinants of ch...

    Zewdie Aderaw Alemu, Ahmed Ali Ahmed, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Belay Simanie Birhanu and Benjamin F. Zaitchik

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:27

    Published on: 5 May 2017

  8. Letter to the Editor

    Response to letter to the editor regarding “Acute mountain sickness among tourists visiting the high-altitude city of Lhasa, Tibet, China at 3658 m above sea level: a cross-sectional study”

    We kindly thank the journal for the opportunity to respond to the recent comments made regarding our manuscript entitled “Acute mountain sickness among tourists visiting the high-altitude city of Lhasa, Tibet,...

    Gonggalanzi and Per Nafstad

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:20

    Published on: 1 May 2017

  9. Research

    Is a diet low in greenhouse gas emissions a nutritious diet? – Analyses of self-selected diets in the LifeGene study

    Climate change is an urgent global issue and the food sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE). Here we study if a diet low in GHGE could be a nutritious diet compared to the Nordic Nut...

    Katarina Bälter, Camilla Sjörs, Arvid Sjölander, Christopher Gardner, Fredrik Hedenus and Annika Tillander

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:17

    Published on: 10 April 2017

  10. Research

    Treatment outcomes of tuberculosis patients in nigist Eleni Mohammed general hospital, hosanna, southern nations, nationalities and peoples region, Ethiopia: a five year (June 2009 to August 2014) retrospective study

    Tuberculosis remains to be a major public health problem among under developed world due to delay in detection and treatment of patients with active TB. In Ethiopia, tuberculosis has been recognized as a major...

    Tigist Mohammed, Kidist Daniel, Degefa Helamo and Taye Leta

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:16

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  11. Methodology

    Getting started with tables

    Tables are often overlooked by many readers of papers who tend to focus on the text. Good tables tell much of the story of a paper and give a richer insight into the details of the study participants and the m...

    Hazel Inskip, Georgia Ntani, Leo Westbury, Chiara Di Gravio, Stefania D’Angelo, Camille Parsons and Janis Baird

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:14

    Published on: 20 March 2017

  12. Research

    Regional disparities in immunization services in Ghana through a bottleneck analysis approach: implications for sustaining national gains in immunization

    Immunization is considered one of the most cost effective public health interventions for reducing child morbidity, mortality and disability. The aim of this work is to describe the application of the Bottlene...

    A. E. Yawson, G. Bonsu, L. K. Senaya, A. O. Yawson, J. B. Eleeza, J. K. Awoonor-Williams, H. K. Banskota and E. E. A. Agongo

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:10

    Published on: 13 March 2017

  13. Commentary

    Living on the edge: precariousness and why it matters for health

    The post-war period in Europe, between the late 1940s and the 1970s, was characterised by an expansion of the role of by the state, protecting its citizens from risks of unemployment, poverty, homelessness, an...

    Martin McKee, Aaron Reeves, Amy Clair and David Stuckler

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:13

    Published on: 3 March 2017

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

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