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  1. Obesity is a major public health issue with increasing prevalence among adults. However, in Belgium the regional time trends (1997–2008) differed: the prevalence of obesity increased in the Flemish and Brussel...

    Authors: Sabine Drieskens, Johan Van der Heyden, Stefaan Demarest and Jean Tafforeau

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:18

    Content type: Research

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  2. Campylobacteriosis, a zoonotic bacterial disease observed world-wide, is becoming the most commonly recognized cause of bacterial gastroenteritis in humans. This study was done to determine the prevalence and ...

    Authors: Anna-Pendo Deogratias, Martha F Mushi, Laurent Paterno, Dennis Tappe, Jeremiah Seni, Rogatus Kabymera, Benson R Kidenya and Stephen E Mshana

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:17

    Content type: Research

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  3. Staphylococcus aureus, especially Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a major health problem recognized as the most important nosocomial pathogen, often causing postoperative wound infections. ...

    Authors: Amlsha Kahsay, Adane Mihret, Tamrat Abebe and Tebkew Andualem

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:16

    Content type: Research

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  4. Health literacy is widely considered as a key determinant of health and a priority in the public health policy agenda. Low health literacy has been associated with poorer health states, broader inequalities an...

    Authors: Athanassios Vozikis, Kyriakos Drivas and Kostantinos Milioris

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:15

    Content type: Research

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  5. Although literacy is increasingly considered to play a role in socioeconomic inequalities in health, its contribution to the explanation of educational differences in health has remained unexplored. The aim of...

    Authors: Mirjam P Fransen, Gillian Rowlands, Karlijn EF Leenaars and Marie-Louise Essink-Bot

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:14

    Content type: Research

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  6. Text4baby provides educational text messages to pregnant and postpartum women and targets underserved women. The primary purpose of this study is to examine the health behaviors and cell phone usage patterns o...

    Authors: Elisabeth Poorman, Julie Gazmararian, Lisa Elon and Ruth Parker

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:13

    Content type: Research

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  7. Health literacy has been recognized as an important factor influencing health behaviors and health outcomes. However, its definition is still evolving, and the tools available for its measurement are limited i...

    Authors: Ana Maria Moreno Londoño and Peter J Schulz

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:12

    Content type: Research

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  8. The problem of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents is considered an epidemic in both developed and developing world by the WHO. There has been little study on the relationship between health lit...

    Authors: Lawrence T Lam and Li Yang

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:11

    Content type: Research

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  9. Previous studies have shown that poor cognition and low body mass index were associated with increased mortality. But few studies have investigated the association between cognition and mortality across the en...

    Authors: Sujuan Gao, Yinlong Jin, Frederick W Unverzagt, Yibin Cheng, Liqin Su, Chenkun Wang, Feng Ma, Ann M Hake, Carla Kettler, Chen Chen, Jingyi Liu, Jianchao Bian, Ping Li, Jill R Murrell, Daniel O Clark and Hugh C Hendrie

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:9

    Content type: Research

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  10. Regular physical activity practice has been widely recommended for promoting health, but the physical activity levels remain low in the population. Therefore, the study of interventions to promote physical act...

    Authors: Emanuel P Salvador, Evelyn H Ribeiro, Leandro MT Garcia, Douglas R Andrade, Vanessa MV Guimaraes, Marcelo S Aoki and Alex A Florindo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:8

    Content type: Methodology

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  11. Unhealthy processed food products are increasingly dominating over healthy foods, making food and nutrition environments unhealthier. Development and implementation of strong government healthy food policies i...

    Authors: Stefanie Vandevijvere and Boyd Swinburn

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:7

    Content type: Commentary

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  12. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) affects 25.8 million individuals in the United States and exerts a substantial economic burden on patients, health care systems, and society. Few studies have categorized costs ...

    Authors: Juliana L Meyers, Shreekant Parasuraman, Kelly F Bell, John P Graham and Sean D Candrilli

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:6

    Content type: Research

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  13. Current literature shows that people with a disability have a lower income than people without a disability. Disabled people often experience difficulties with health care access.

    Authors: Margo Adams, Nele Augustyns, Herman Janssens, Bart Vriesacker and Guido Van Hal

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:5

    Content type: Research

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  14. Low birth weight (LBW) is a major cause of neonatal deaths in developing countries including Nepal. Its social determinants in Nepal have rarely been identified. This study aimed to identify the factors associ...

    Authors: Vishnu Khanal, Yun Zhao and Kay Sauer

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:4

    Content type: Research

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  15. National health surveys are sometimes used to provide estimates on risk factors for policy and program development at the regional/local level. However, as regional/local needs may differ from national ones, a...

    Authors: Bernard CK Choi, Mary Lou Decou, Drona Rasali, Patricia J Martens, Michelina Mancuso, Ronald C Plotnikoff, Cory Neudorf, Joanne Thanos, Lawrence W Svenson, Keith Denny, Heather Orpana, Paula Stewart, Michael King, Jane Griffith, Tannis Erickson, Renate van Dorp…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:2

    Content type: Research

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  16. Systematic planning could improve the generally moderate effectiveness of interventions to enhance adherence to clinical practice guidelines. The aim of our study was to demonstrate how the process of Interven...

    Authors: Geert M Rutten, Janneke Harting, Leona K Bartholomew, Jozé C Braspenning, Rob van Dolder, Marcel FGJ Heijmans, Erik JM Hendriks, Stef PJ Kremers, Roland PS van Peppen, Steven TJ Rutten, Angelique Schlief, Nanne K de Vries and Rob AB Oostendorp

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:1

    Content type: Research

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  17. Energy drink is a type of beverage which contains stimulant drugs chiefly caffeine and marketed as mental and physical stimulator. Coffee, tea, soft drinks and other caffeinated beverages are not considered as...

    Authors: Hafiz Muhammad Aslam, Anum Mughal, Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi, Shafaq Saleem, Masood Hussain Rao, Anum Aftab, Maliha Hanif, Alina Ahmed and Agha Muhammad Hammad Khan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:31

    Content type: Research

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  18. Obesity has been described as an epidemic and a major public health concern globally. Distorted self-perceived weight status can negatively impact an individual’s decision to lose weight as well as adoption of...

    Authors: Victor Mogre, Prosper P Mwinlenna and Jeremiah Oladele

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:30

    Content type: Research

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  19. This study assessed the prevalence of six alcohol consumption indicators in a sample of university students. We also examined whether students’ sociodemographic and educational characteristics were associated ...

    Authors: Walid El Ansari, Rene Sebena and Christiane Stock

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:29

    Content type: Research

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  20. In the absence of routine death registration, the InterVA model is a newmethodology being used as a physician alternative method to interpret verbalautopsy (VA) data in resource-poor settings. However, various...

    Authors: Sebsibe Tadesse

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:28

    Content type: Research

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  21. Medical data recording is one of the basic clinical tools. Electronic Health Record (EHR) is important for data processing, communication, efficiency and effectiveness of patients’ information access, confiden...

    Authors: Kasaw Adane, Dagnachew Muluye and Molla Abebe

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:27

    Content type: Systematic review

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  22. Childhood obesity has increased dramatically and has become a public health concern worldwide. Childhood obesity is likely to persist through adulthood and may lead to early onset of NCDs. However, there is pa...

    Authors: Alfa J Muhihi, Rose N M Mpembeni, Marina A Njelekela, Amani Anaeli, Omary Chillo, Sulende Kubhoja, Benjamin Lujani, Mwanamkuu Maghembe and Davis Ngarashi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:26

    Content type: Research

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  23. The deductive paradigm has produced notable successes in epidemiology and public health. But while deductive logic has made a substantial contribution to the public health field, it must be recognized that the...

    Authors: Louise Cummings

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:25

    Content type: Commentary

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  24. The Belgian Health Interview Survey (BHIS) is organised every 4 to 5 years and collects health information from around 10,000 individuals in a face-to-face setting. This manuscript describes the methodological...

    Authors: Stefaan Demarest, Johan Van der Heyden, Rana Charafeddine, Sabine Drieskens, Lydia Gisle and Jean Tafforeau

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:24

    Content type: Research

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  25. HIV/AIDS is affecting the majority of the population, particularly the productive age group between 15–49 years resulting in social and economic crisis. The rate of HIV infection would undoubtedly be lowered i...

    Authors: Getachew G/selassie, Negussie Deyessa and Gezahegn Tesfaye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:23

    Content type: Research

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  26. Systematic review is a powerful research tool which aims to identify and synthesize all evidence relevant to a research question. The approach taken is much like that used in a scientific experiment, with high...

    Authors: Hayley J Denison, Richard M Dodds, Georgia Ntani, Rachel Cooper, Cyrus Cooper, Avan Aihie Sayer and Janis Baird

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:21

    Content type: Methodology

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  27. The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) was initiated by World Health Organization (WHO) in 1974 in order to save children from life threatening, disabling vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs). In Pakistan, ...

    Authors: Asfandyar Sheikh, Bushra Iqbal, Anabia Ehtamam, Maria Rahim, Hiba Arshad Shaikh, Hina Azhar Usmani, Javeria Nasir, Sheharbano Ali, Muniba Zaki, Tooba Abdul Wahab, Warda Wasim and Ali Akber Aftab

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:19

    Content type: Research

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