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  1. Since severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, 2 (SARS-CoV-2) was firstly reported in Wuhan City, China in December 2019, Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) that is caused by SARS-CoV-2 is predomi...

    Authors: Jianli Liu, Yuan Zhou, Chuanyu Ye, Guangming Zhang, Feng Zhang and Chunjuan Song

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:8

    Content type: Research

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  2. Service-learning experiences, informed by the realities of poverty and marginalization, are important for the education of future health professionals in order to commit them to tackling health inequalities an...

    Authors: Giulia Civitelli, Marica Liddo, Irene Mutta, Bianca Maisano, Gianfranco Tarsitani, Maurizio Marceca, Gonzalo Castro Cedeno and Salvatore Geraci

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:7

    Content type: Research

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  3. In Senegal, sub-Saharan Africa, many women continue to die from pregnancy and childbirth complications. Even though health facility delivery is a key intervention to reducing maternal death, utilization is low...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Dina Idriss-Wheelr, Olanrewaju Oladimeji, Comfort Z. Olorunsaiye and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. Vulnerability at the individual, family, community or organization level affects access and utilization of health services, and is a key consideration for health equity. Several frameworks have been used to ex...

    Authors: Neema Murembe, Teddy Kyomuhangi, Kimberly Manalili, Florence Beinempaka, Primrose Nakazibwe, Clare Kyokushaba, Basil Tibanyendera, Jennifer L. Brenner and Eleanor Turyakira

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:4

    Content type: Commentary

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  5. The surge of COVID-19 infections has prompted many countries to take unprecedented policy measures. In Belgium, the authorities implemented a nation-wide stay-at-home order for several months. Evidence of the ...

    Authors: Jeroen De Man, Veerle Buffel, Sarah van de Velde, Piet Bracke, Guido F. Van Hal and Edwin Wouters

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:3

    Content type: Research

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  6. The global increase in the utilization of non - prescribed antibiotics (NPA), is concerning, with high persistence within the low and middle-income countries (LMICs). With a negative impact on the health of in...

    Authors: Neusa F. Torres, Buyisile Chibi, Desmond Kuupiel, Vernon P. Solomon, Tivani P. Mashamba-Thompson and Lyn E. Middleton

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:2

    Content type: Systematic review

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  7. Summary measures of population health are increasingly used in different public health reporting systems for setting priorities for health care and social service delivery and planning.

    Authors: Elena von der Lippe, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Michelle Gourley, Juanita Haagsma, Henk Hilderink, Michael Porst, Annelene Wengler, Grant Wyper and Ian Grant

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:137

    Content type: Research

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  8. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Finaba Berete, Stefaan Demarest, Rana Charafeddine, Olivier Bruyère and Johan Van der Heyden

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:136

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:120

  9. Many studies indicate that various health programmes have been failed because of the lack of appropriate information, education, and communication [IEC] for the target audiences. It is still unanswered which m...

    Authors: Devaraj Acharya, Bhimsen Devkota, Kamal Gautam and Radha Bhattarai

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:135

    Content type: Research

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  10. Despite a global reduction of about 38% in maternal mortality rate between 2000 and 2017, sub-Saharan Africa is still experiencing high mortality among women. Access to high quality care before, during and aft...

    Authors: Sulaimon T. Adedokun and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:134

    Content type: Research

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  11. There is no national representative and conclusive data regarding parent-young communication. Therefore, this study aimed to estimate the pooled prevalence of parent-young communication on sexual and reproduct...

    Authors: Melaku Yalew, Bezawit Adane, Bereket Kefale, Yitayish Damtie, Mastewal Arefaynie, Shambel Wedajo, Abebayehu Bitew and Yitbarek Wasihun

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:133

    Content type: Research

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  12. The aim was to investigate whether perceived work stress, overcommiment, balance in everyday life, individual factors and self-rated health in combination predict work ability among women and men in the public...

    Authors: Carita Håkansson, Gunvor Gard and Agneta Lindegård

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:132

    Content type: Research

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  13. High-risk behaviors are among the most serious threats for the physical and mental health of adolescents and young adults. Our aims in this study were to investigate the subgroups of students based on risky be...

    Authors: Farhad Shekari, Peyman Habibi, Haidar Nadrian and Asghar Mohammadpoorasl

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:131

    Content type: Research

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  14. The Middle East and North Africa, is one of few regions where the number of new human immunodeficiency virus infections is increasing. The present study aimed to estimate the attributable burden of unsafe sex ...

    Authors: Farid Najafi, Fatemeh Khosravi Shadmani, Mojtaba Ghalandari and Mitra Darbandi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:130

    Content type: Research

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  15. an acceptable antenatal care (ANC4+) is defined as attending at least four antenatal care visit, received at least one dose of tetanus toxoid (TT) injections and consumed 100 iron-folic acids (IFA) tablets/syr...

    Authors: Tilahun Yemanu Birhan and Wullo Sisay Seretew

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:129

    Content type: Research

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  16. While knowledge of onset of smoking tobacco, and associated risk factors can aid the formulation of evidence-based policy and interventions, such information is scarce in South Africa. We assessed age at onset...

    Authors: Adeniyi Francis Fagbamigbe, Rachana Desai, Ronel Sewpaul, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Derrick Sekgala and Priscilla Reddy

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:128

    Content type: Research

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  17. Literatures revealed that healthcare-associated infections are still a great concern in many developing countries including in Ethiopia. Despite the development of detailed guidelines for infection control, th...

    Authors: Ayele Semachew Kasa, Worku Animaw Temesgen, Yinager Workineh, Tadesse Dagget Tesfaye, Sitotaw Kerie, Eden Amsalu and Solomon Emishaw Awoke

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:127

    Content type: Research

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  18. In recent years, much effort was made to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) to adolescents and youths in Ethiopia particularly through establishment of youth friendly service (YFS)...

    Authors: Bayu Haile, Mulugeta Shegaze, Tesfaye Feleke, Mustefa Glagn and Eshetu Andarge

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:126

    Content type: Research

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  19. Socioeconomic inequalities in overweight and obesity exist in many European countries. A sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax may contribute to a reduction of these inequalities. However, in the Netherlands, th...

    Authors: Sanne K. Djojosoeparto, Michelle Eykelenboom, Maartje P. Poelman, Maartje M. van Stralen, Carry M. Renders, Margreet R. Olthof, Ingrid H. M. Steenhuis and Carlijn B. M. Kamphuis

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:125

    Content type: Research

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  20. Initiation of breastfeeding after birth comes with a wide range of benefits to the child. For example, it provides the child with all essential nutrients needed for survival within the first six months of birt...

    Authors: Abdul-Aziz Seidu, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Ebenezer Agbaglo, Louis Kobina Dadzie, Justice Kanor Tetteh, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Tarif Salihu and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:124

    Content type: Research

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  21. Increased Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) coverage improves health status and the survival of people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) as a result, reproductive health needs of the clients are incre...

    Authors: Getu Mosisa, Reta Tsegaye, Bizuneh Wakuma, Diriba Mulisa, Werku Etefa, Muktar Abadiga, Ginenus Fekadu, Adugna Oluma and Ebisa Turi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:123

    Content type: Systematic review

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  22. Child maltreatment and consequently child protection are highly relevant and current issues in our society. Medical institutions are widely regarded as places of healing, care and support. But they also hold r...

    Authors: Elisa König, Anna Maier, Jörg Michael Fegert and Ulrike Hoffmann

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:122

    Content type: Research

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  23. In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, caused by a novel coronavirus, it was of great importance to rapidly collect as much accurate information as possible in order to characterize the public health threat and...

    Authors: Nina Van Goethem, Aline Vilain, Chloé Wyndham-Thomas, Jessika Deblonde, Nathalie Bossuyt, Tinne Lernout, Javiera Rebolledo Gonzalez, Sophie Quoilin, Vincent Melis and Dominique Van Beckhoven

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:121

    Content type: Methodology

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  24. Health administrative data were increasingly used for chronic diseases (CDs) surveillance purposes. This cross sectional study explored the agreement between Belgian compulsory health insurance (BCHI) data and...

    Authors: Finaba Berete, Stefaan Demarest, Rana Charafeddine, Olivier Bruyère and Johan Van der Heyden

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:120

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:136

  25. Women in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) do not have equal access to resources, such as education, employment, or healthcare compared to men. We sought to explore health disparities and associations be...

    Authors: Amee D. Azad, Anthony G. Charles, Qian Ding, Amber W. Trickey and Sherry M. Wren

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:119

    Content type: Research

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  26. Rheumatic diseases are increasingly present in the world population, represented by chronic joint and musculoskeletal pain. Among them, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent. It is considered the third mos...

    Authors: Clécio Gabriel Souza, Marcelo Cardoso Souza, Hugo Jario Silva, Sanderson José Costa Assis and Diego Sousa Dantas

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:118

    Content type: Research

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  27. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Belgium has been ranked among the highest in the world. To assess the appropriateness of the country’s COVID-19 mortality surveillance, that includes long-term care facilities de...

    Authors: Natalia Bustos Sierra, Nathalie Bossuyt, Toon Braeye, Mathias Leroy, Isabelle Moyersoen, Ilse Peeters, Aline Scohy, Johan Van der Heyden, Herman Van Oyen and Françoise Renard

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:117

    Content type: Research

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  28. Childhood obesity is a serious public health threat. Although many researchers conducted research on socioecological determinants of childhood obesity, their longitudinal effects remain inconclusive especially...

    Authors: TaeEung Kim, Junhye Kwon, Chung Gun Lee and Chang-Yong Jang

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:116

    Content type: Research

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  29. Programmatic and research agendas surrounding neonatal mortality are important to help countries attain the child health related 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). In Burundi, the Neonatal Mortality Rate...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Gebretsadik Shibre

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:115

    Content type: Research

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  30. As compared to other regions of the world, Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) is the region with the highest neonatal mortality and is the region showing the least progress in the reduction of newborn death. Despite bet...

    Authors: Tadesse Tolossa, Ginenus Fekadu, Belayneh Mengist, Diriba Mulisa, Getahun Fetensa and Daniel Bekele

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:114

    Content type: Systematic review

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  31. Lifestyle behaviors are modifiable factors that can provide information for designing intervention strategies for sarcopenia. The present study aimed to identify the relationships between a range of daily life...

    Authors: Pei-Lin Tzeng, Chien-Yu Lin, Ting-Fu Lai, Wan-Chi Huang, Evonne Pien, Ming-Chun Hsueh, Kun-Pei Lin, Jong-Hwan Park and Yung Liao

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:113

    Content type: Research

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  32. On behalf of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Kass and Lodi recently published a letter purporting to ‘refute’ our July 2019 analysis of EFSA’s December 2013 assessment of the risks of aspartame. We ...

    Authors: Erik Paul Millstone and Elisabeth Dawson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:112

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2019 77:34

    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:14

  33. Depression is a chronic non communicable disease. It is a growing public health concern with established links with a number of co-morbidities, including diabetes mellitus. The study aimed to estimate the prev...

    Authors: Sarah Cuschieri and Julian Mamo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:111

    Content type: Research

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  34. A considerable number of qualitative studies have been published in recent years on the issues that the quantitative studies have limitations on. This study aimed at performing a meta-synthesis on qualitative ...

    Authors: Saber Azami-Aghdash

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:110

    Content type: Systematic review

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  35. The growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NDC), particularly in low-and middle-income countries, poses a significant threat to global health. Obesity and overweight constitute major risk factors of NCDs...

    Authors: Frederick Inkum Danquah, Monica Ansu-Mensah, Vitalis Bawontuo, Matilda Yeboah and Desmond Kuupiel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:109

    Content type: Research

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  36. This study investigated whether (i) mental disorders were associated with perceived social support and its subcomponents, (ii) current marital status was related to perceived social support, and (iii) ‘Married...

    Authors: Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong, Saleha Shafie, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Yun Jue Zhang, Sherilyn Chang, Boon Yiang Chua, Shazana Shahwan, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Kian Woon Kwok and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:108

    Content type: Research

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  37. The aim of this study was to examine adolescents’ perceptions of parental, teacher, and peer support for physical activity, and to examine the associations between these perceptions and physical activity behav...

    Authors: Beata Pluta, Agata Korcz, Jana Krzysztoszek, Michał Bronikowski and Małgorzata Bronikowska

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:106

    Content type: Research

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  38. Air pollution, green space and smoking are known to affect human health. However, less is known about their underlying biological mechanisms. One of these mechanisms could be biological aging. In this study, w...

    Authors: Pauline Hautekiet, Tim S. Nawrot, Stefaan Demarest, Johan Van der Heyden, Ilse Van Overmeire, Eva M. De Clercq and Nelly D. Saenen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:105

    Content type: Research

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  39. Ethiopia is currently planning to introduce Social Health Insurance (SHI) that will lead to universal health coverage and assist a country to achieve its health system’s objectives and to prevent the catastrop...

    Authors: Abuneh Zemene, Adane Kebede, Asmamaw Atnafu and Tsegaye Gebremedhin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:104

    Content type: Research

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  40. Seasonal influenza epidemics yearly affects 5–15% of the world’s population, resulting in 3–5 million serious cases and up to 650,000 deaths. According to the 2017–2019 Italian National Immunisation Plan, free...

    Authors: Armando Stefanati, Silvia Lupi, Gianluca Campo, Silvia Cocchio, Patrizia Furlan, Vincenzo Baldo and Giovanni Gabutti

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:103

    Content type: Research

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  41. unmet need for family planning is a common cause of uninteded pregnancy which mostly end up with abortion. Many studies were conducted on predictors of unmet need of family planning in Ethiopia. But, up until ...

    Authors: Temesgen Getaneh, Ayenew Negesse, Getenet Dessie, Melaku Desta and Tebabere Moltot

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:102

    Content type: Research

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  42. An elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and a low aspartate aminotransferase (AST) to ALT ratio (AST/ALT ratio) suggest nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, increasing the risk...

    Authors: Eri Ozaki, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Satsue Nagahama, Jun Muramatsu, Takahiko Chono, Takayoshi Ito, Haruhiro Inoue and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:101

    Content type: Research

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  43. Undernutrition and HIV/AIDS are highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia inclusive as linked in a vicious cycle. Thus, several studies have documented that undernutrition among HIV/AIDS patients increa...

    Authors: Tsegu Hailu Gebru, Haftea Hagos Mekonen and Kbrom Gemechu Kiros

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:100

    Content type: Research

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  44. Hypertension is among the growing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries and the leading cause of death worldwide. Pastoral areas have been identified to be at a higher risk of diseases due t...

    Authors: Ahmed Gharib Khamis, Mbazi Senkoro, Akwilina Wendelin Mwanri, Katharina Kreppel, Sayoki Godfrey Mfinanga, Bassirou Bonfoh and Gideon Kwesigabo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:99

    Content type: Research

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  45. Despite a decline in global adolescent birth rate, many countries in South East Asia still experience a slower pace decline in adolescent birth rates. Timor-Leste is one of the countries in the region with the...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji and Gebretsadik Shibre

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:98

    Content type: Research

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  46. Despite the promising evidence of health-promoting and preventive interventions for maintaining health among older people, not all interventions can be implemented due to limited resources. Due to the variatio...

    Authors: Saranda Bajraktari, Marlene Sandlund and Magnus Zingmark

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:97

    Content type: Systematic review

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  47. Undernutrition is a significant public health problem in a developing country like Ethiopia. Even if the cause of malnutrition is multifactorial, it is mainly related to socioeconomical, political, and health-...

    Authors: Melaku Tadege Engidaw and Alemayehu Digssie Gebremariam

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:96

    Content type: Research

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