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  1. Breast cancer is by far the most frequent cancer of women. It is the second leading cause of death in women worldwide. Approximately one out of eight women develops breast cancer all over the world. Majority o...

    Authors: Negussie Birhane, Abebe Mamo, Eshetu Girma and Shifera Asfaw

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:39

    Content type: Research

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  2. Many countries have integrated antenatal care as an essential part of routine maternal health services. The importance of this service cannot be overemphasized as many women’s lives are usually saved particula...

    Authors: Selemani Mbuyita, Robert Tillya, Ritha Godfrey, Iddajovana Kinyonge, Josephine Shaban and Godfrey Mbaruku

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:36

    Content type: Research

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  3. Context and purpose of the study. To examine (1) associations between county-level zoning to support farmers’ market placement and county-level farmers’ market availability, rural/urban designation, percent Af...

    Authors: Stephanie Bell Jilcott Pitts, Mariel Leah Mayo Acheson, Rachel K Ward, Qiang Wu, Jared T McGuirt, Sally L Bullock, Mandee F Lancaster, Justin Raines and Alice S Ammerman

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:35

    Content type: Research

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  4. Information about risk factors of undernutrition and anaemia is useful to design appropriate strategies to control the health problems. In this study, the prevalence and factors associated with undernutrition ...

    Authors: Tilahun Alelign, Abraham Degarege and Berhanu Erko

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:34

    Content type: Research

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  5. Population aging accompanied by an increased longevity with disability has raised international concern, especially due to its costs to the health care systems. Chronic diseases are the main causes of physical...

    Authors: Renata T. C. Yokota, Johan Van der Heyden, Stefaan Demarest, Jean Tafforeau, Willma J. Nusselder, Patrick Deboosere and Herman Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:37

    Content type: Research

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  6. Distorted body image plays a significant role in the development of obesity, eating problems, and eating disorders. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between distorted body image and li...

    Authors: Takako Shirasawa, Hirotaka Ochiai, Hinako Nanri, Rimei Nishimura, Tadahiro Ohtsu, Hiromi Hoshino, Naoko Tajima and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:32

    Content type: Research

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  7. Although dietary quality in middle-age and the prime age of a person’s work career might be determined by positive emotional well-being based on socioeconomic status (SES), causation among determinants of diet...

    Authors: Sayuri Kodama, Nobuya Fujii, Tadashi Furuhata, Naoko Sakurai, Yoshinori Fujiwara and Tanji Hoshi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:30

    Content type: Research

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  8. The Belgian care trajectory (CT) for diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM), implemented in September 2009, aims at providing integrated, evidence-based, multidisciplinary patient- centred care, based on the chronic ...

    Authors: Viviane F. A. Van Casteren, Nathalie H. E. Bossuyt, Sarah J. S. Moreels, Geert Goderis, Katrien Vanthomme, Johan Wens and Etienne W De Clercq

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:31

    Content type: Research

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  9. Some studies show that the incidence of Lyme borreliosis is increasing in different European countries. In order to evaluate if this is also the case in Belgium, different data sources were consulted to descri...

    Authors: Corinne Bleyenheuft, Tinne Lernout, Nicolas Berger, Javiera Rebolledo, Mathias Leroy, Annie Robert and Sophie Quoilin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:33

    Content type: Research

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  10. Difference in fruit and vegetable consumption has been suggested as a possible reason for the large gap in cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality rates between Eastern and Western European populations. However...

    Authors: Denes Stefler and Martin Bobak

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:29

    Content type: Systematic review

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  11. The burden of acute respiratory infections (ARI) among Moroccan children remains significant. However, scarce information is available regarding trends in its epidemiology and etiology, or regarding its associ...

    Authors: Imane Jroundi, Chafiq Mahraoui, Rachid Benmessaoud, Cinta Moraleda, BadrSououd Benjelloun and Quique Bassat

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:28

    Content type: Research

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  12. Mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) was recently endorsed and recommended for screening for acute malnutrition in the community. The objective of this study was to determine whether a colour-banded MUAC strap w...

    Authors: Nikki Blackwell, Mark Myatt, Thierry Allafort-Duverger, Amour Balogoun, Almou Ibrahim and André Briend

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:26

    Content type: Research

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  13. Knowledge of the characteristics of patients co-infected with tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) when TB treatment is initiated would allow clinicians to improve care and help policy-make...

    Authors: Ako A Agbor, Jean Joel R Bigna, Claudia S Plottel, Serges Clotaire Billong, Mathurin Cyrille Tejiokem, Gabriel L Ekali, Jean Jacques N Noubiap, Roselyne Toby, Hermine Abessolo and Sinata Koulla-Shiro

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:24

    Content type: Research

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  14. Severe acute malnutrition has continued to be growing problem in Sub Saharan Africa. We investigated the factors associated with morbidity and mortality of under-five children admitted and managed in hospital ...

    Authors: Tendai Munthali, Choolwe Jacobs, Lungowe Sitali, Rosalia Dambe and Charles Michelo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:23

    Content type: Research

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  15. Research has demonstrated that children who participate in active play are more likely to be physically active, thereby improving long-term health outcomes. Many adult studies have also shown that neighborhood...

    Authors: Jennifer D Roberts, Rashawn Ray, Amber D Biles, Brandon Knight and Brian E Saelens

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:22

    Content type: Study protocol

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  16. This paper investigates risk factors for the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms in the different survivor groups involved in a technological disaster in Ghislenghien (Belgium). A gas explosion instan...

    Authors: Erik De Soir, Emmanuelle Zech, Ann Versporten, Herman Van Oyen, Rolf Kleber, Jacques Mylle and Onno van der Hart

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:21

    Content type: Research

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  17. A longitudinal study was conducted in order to assess the impact of the Ghislenghien disaster (July 30th, 2004) on physical, mental and social health in the affected population. The present study explored the ...

    Authors: Erik De Soir, Ann Versporten, Emmanuelle Zech, Herman Van Oyen, Jacques Mylle, Rolf Kleber and Onno van der Hart

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:20

    Content type: Research

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  18. Frailty is a major health condition associated with ageing. Although the concept is almost universally accepted, its operational definition remains controversial. Anyway, this geriatric condition represents a ...

    Authors: Fanny Buckinx, Yves Rolland, Jean-Yves Reginster, Céline Ricour, Jean Petermans and Olivier Bruyère

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:19

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. Following an exceptionally high Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) incidence (Spring 2011) in a psychogeriatric long-term care facility, a bidirectional study (2009–2012) was initiated to identify determinant...

    Authors: Gretel Van Esch, Johan Van Broeck, Michel Delmée and Boudewijn Catry

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:18

    Content type: Research

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  20. Canada is among the world’s leading nations with the longest life expectancy at birth (LE0), and British Columbia (BC) ranks top among Canadian provinces and territories for LE0 in both men and women. This paper ...

    Authors: Li Rita Zhang and Drona Rasali

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:17

    Content type: Research

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  21. The editors of Archives of Public Health would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 72 (2014).

    Authors: Herman Van Oyen and Olivier Bruyère

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:16

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  22. Improving uptake of NHS Health Checks has become a priority in England, but there is a lack of data on the perceptions of programme non-attenders. This study aimed to explore how non-attenders of NHS Health Ch...

    Authors: Naomi Ellis, Christopher Gidlow, Lisa Cowap, Jason Randall, Zafar Iqbal and Jagdish Kumar

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:14

    Content type: Research

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  23. Tuberculosis is the leading causes of mortality among infectious diseases worldwide. The risk of transmission from patients to health workers is doubles that of the general population. The close contact to the...

    Authors: Girma Demissie Gizaw, Zewdie Aderaw Alemu and Kelemu Tilahun Kibret

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:15

    Content type: Research

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  24. Reducing premature mortality is a crucial public health objective. The goal of this paper, beside updating previous mortality atlases with recent data, is to explore the relative between-districts disparity us...

    Authors: Françoise Renard, Jean Tafforeau and Patrick Deboosere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:13

    Content type: Research

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  25. This study addresses educational inequalities in young-adult mortality between the 1990s and the 2000s by comparing trends in the three different regions in Belgium stratified by sex. Social inequalities in mo...

    Authors: Hannelore De Grande, Hadewijch Vandenheede and Patrick Deboosere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:11

    Content type: Research

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  26. The European Commission, together with the European Union (EU) Member States, developed a core set of indicators for monitoring public health in the EU, the European Core Health Indicators (ECHI) shortlist. Fr...

    Authors: Maartje Marloes Harbers, Marieke Verschuuren and Agnes de Bruin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:9

    Content type: Research

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  27. In Japan, the cervical cancer screening rate is extremely low. Towards improving the cervical cancer screening rate, encouraging eligible people to make an informed choice, which is a decision-making process t...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Akihiro Shimoda, Yoshiki Ishikawa, Akiyo Taneichi, Mai Ohashi, Yoshifumi Takahashi, Takahiro Koyanagi, Hiroyuki Morisawa, Suzuyo Takahashi, Naoto Sato, Shizuo Machida, Yuji Takei, Yasushi Saga and Mitsuaki Suzuki

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:7

    Content type: Research

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  28. Overweight and underweight increase the risk of metabolic impairments and chronic disease. Interventions at the household level require the diagnosis of nutritional status among family members. The aim of this...

    Authors: Diana C Parra, Lora Iannotti, Luis F Gomez, Helena Pachón, Debra Haire-Joshu, Olga L Sarmiento, Anne Sebert Kuhlmann and Ross C Brownson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:12

    Content type: Research

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  29. Phthalates are a group of environmental endocrine disruptors and have been ubiquitously applied in industrial field. Few studies had investigated how dietary intake was related with phthalate body burden in ch...

    Authors: Qing Shen, Huijing Shi, Yunhui Zhang and Yang Cao

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:5

    Content type: Research

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  30. The negative consequences of peer-victimization on children and adolescents are major public health concerns which have been subjected to extensive research. Given all efforts made to analyze and estimate the ...

    Authors: Lisa Hellström, Louise Persson and Curt Hagquist

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:4

    Content type: Research

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  31. Celebrities can have substantial influence as medical advisors. However, their impact on public health is equivocal: depending on the advice’s validity and applicability, celebrity engagements can benefit or h...

    Authors: Steven J Hoffman and Charlie Tan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:3

    Content type: Research

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  32. Legionnaires’ disease is a severe form of pneumonia, and although public health medical inspectors must be notified, it is often under-reported. The objectives of this study were to determine the completeness ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Jacquinet, Olivier Denis, Filomena Valente Soares and Carole Schirvel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:2

    Content type: Research

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  33. The objective of this study was to analyze quantity, assess quality, and investigate international collaboration in research from Arab countries in the field of public, environmental and occupational health.

    Authors: Waleed M Sweileh, Sa’ed H Zyoud, Samah W Al-Jabi and Ansam F Sawalha

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:1

    Content type: Research

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  34. In developing countries about 3.5% of children aged 0–5 years are victims of severe acute malnutrition (SAM). Once the morbidity has developed the cure process takes variable period depending on various factor...

    Authors: Akalu Banbeta, Dinberu Seyoum, Tefera Belachew, Belay Birlie and Yehenew Getachew

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:6

    Content type: Methodology

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  35. Childhood vaccination rates in Nigeria are among the lowest in the world and this affects morbidity and mortality rates. A 2011 mixed methods study in two states in Nigeria examined coverage of measles vaccina...

    Authors: Anne Cockcroft, Muhammad U Usman, Obrian F Nyamucherera, Henry Emori, Bong Duke, Nisser Ali Umar and Neil Andersson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:48

    Content type: Research

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  36. This study was designed to validate the Dutch Physical Activity Questionnaires for Children (PAQ-C) and Adolescents (PAQ-A).

    Authors: Liene Bervoets, Caroline Van Noten, Sofie Van Roosbroeck, Dominique Hansen, Kim Van Hoorenbeeck, Els Verheyen, Guido Van Hal and Vanessa Vankerckhoven

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:47

    Content type: Research

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  37. Health interview surveys are important data sources for empirical research in public health. However, the diversity of methods applied, such as in the mode of data collection, make it difficult to compare resu...

    Authors: Jens Hoebel, Elena von der Lippe, Cornelia Lange and Thomas Ziese

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:46

    Content type: Research

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  38. Sarcopenia, operationally defined as the loss of muscle mass and muscle function, is a major health condition associated with ageing, and contributes to many components of public health at both the patient and...

    Authors: Charlotte Beaudart, René Rizzoli, Olivier Bruyère, Jean-Yves Reginster and Emmanuel Biver

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:45

    Content type: Commentary

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  39. On 5 June 2012 several enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli, EHEC, O157:H7 infections were reported to the public health authorities of Limburg.

    Authors: Toon Braeye, Sarah Denayer, Klara De Rauw, Anmarie Forier, Jurgen Verluyten, Ludo Fourie, Katelijne Dierick, Nadine Botteldoorn, Sophie Quoilin, Pascale Cosse, Jeannine Noyen and Denis Pierard

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:44

    Content type: Research

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  40. The effects of National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana and its impact on child health outcome and service utilization cannot be underestimated. Despite the tremendous improvement in child health care in Ghan...

    Authors: Duah Dwumoh, Edward Eyipe Essuman and Seth Kwaku Afagbedzi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:42

    Content type: Research

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  41. The 2012 visit to Canada of Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, led to a public rebuff by Canadian governmental officials. This paper adapts the frame-critical poli...

    Authors: Catherine L Mah, Catherine Hamill, Krista Rondeau and Lynn McIntyre

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:41

    Content type: Research

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  42. As infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has evolved to a chronic disease, perceived health-related quality of life (HRQoL) is becoming a prominent and important patient-reported outcome measur...

    Authors: Sophie Degroote, Dirk Vogelaers and Dominique M Vandijck

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:40

    Content type: Research

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  43. Kagera is one of the 22 regions of Tanzania mainland, which has witnessed a decline in HIV prevalence during the past two decades; decreasing from 24% in 1987 to 4.7 in 2009 in the urban district of Bukoba. Ac...

    Authors: Gasto Frumence, Maria Emmelin, Malin Eriksson, Gideon Kwesigabo, Japhet Killewo, Sabrina Moyo and Lennarth Nystrom

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2014 72:38

    Content type: Research

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