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  1. Antenatal depression is highly prevalent but a neglected public health problem in low income countries. It has serious effects on the general health of women, birth outcomes and child health. However, there ha...

    Authors: Getnet Mihretie Beyene, Telake Azale, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye and Tadesse Awoke Ayele

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:132

    Content type: Research

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  2. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the West Africa Ebola epidemic as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in August 2014. During the outbreak period, there were calls for the affected c...

    Authors: Jia Bainga Kangbai, Christian Heumann, Michael Hoelscher, Foday Sahr and Guenter Froeschl

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:131

    Content type: Research

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  3. Pharmacovigilance (PV) demarcates all actions involving the detection and prevention of adverse drug reactions (ADR) for marketed drugs. However, ADRs are considerably underreported worldwide and continue to b...

    Authors: Azizah AL-Mutairi, Isamme AlFayyad, Youssef Altannir and Mohamad Al-Tannir

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:130

    Content type: Research

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  4. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided an opportunity for millions of people in the U.S. to get coverage from the publicly funded Medicaid program or private insurance from the newly established marketplace. H...

    Authors: Angelo Ercia, Nga Le and Runguo Wu

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:129

    Content type: Systematic review

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  5. The Model Disability Survey (MDS) is the current standard recommended by WHO to collect functioning and disability data. Answering calls from countries requesting a version to be implemented as a module that c...

    Authors: Carla Sabariego, Carolina Fellinghauer, Lindsay Lee, Aleksandra Posarac, Jerome Bickenbach, Nenad Kostanjsek, Somnath Chatterji, Kaloyan Kamenov and Alarcos Cieza

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:128

    Content type: Methodology

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  6. Smoking and excessive drinking are risk factors for many diseases. With the rapid economic development in China, it is important to identify trends in smoking and alcohol consumption and socioeconomic factors ...

    Authors: Kehui Liu, Yan Ding, Xiang Lu and Zhonghua Wang

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:127

    Content type: Research

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  7. The InfAct (Information for Action) project is a European Commission Joint Action on Health Information which has promoted the potential role of burden of disease (BoD) approaches to improve the current European ...

    Authors: Romana Haneef, Jürgen Schmidt, Anne Gallay, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Ian Grant, Alexander Rommel, Grant MA Wyper, Herman Van Oyen, Henk Hilderink, Thomas Ziese and John Newton

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:126

    Content type: Methodology

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  8. Early in the pandemic, inadequate SARS-CoV-2 testing limited understanding of transmission. Chief among barriers to large-scale testing was unknown feasibility, particularly in non-urban areas. Our objective w...

    Authors: Ayesha Appa, Gabriel Chamie, Aenor Sawyer, Kimberly Baltzell, Kathryn Dippell, Salu Ribeiro, Elias Duarte, Joanna Vinden, CLIAHUB Consortium, Jonathan Kramer-Feldman, Shahryar Rahdari, Doug MacIntosh, Katherine Nicholson, Jonathan Im, Diane Havlir and Bryan Greenhouse

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:125

    Content type: Methodology

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  9. Despite public health interventions to control adolescent fertility, it remains high in sub-Saharan Africa. Ghana is one of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa with the highest adolescent fertility rates. We e...

    Authors: Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Eugene Budu, Henry Ofori Duah, Joshua Okyere and Abdul-Aziz Seidu

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:124

    Content type: Research

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  10. Latest studies indicated that the general mental health level is low during the pandemic. Probably, this deterioration of the mental health situation is partly due to declines in physical activity. The aim of ...

    Authors: Eliane S. Engels, Michael Mutz, Yolanda Demetriou and Anne K. Reimers

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:122

    Content type: Research

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  11. There is a high prevalence of antenatal depression and low birth weight (LBW) (< 2.5 kg) in Ethiopia. Prior evidence revealed that the association between antenatal depression and LBW in high- and low-income c...

    Authors: Getnet Mihretie Beyene, Telake Azale, Kassahun Alemu Gelaye and Tadesse Awoke Ayele

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:121

    Content type: Research

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  12. Hookworm is a major contributor to worldwide disease burden with over 230 million people infected. It has been identified as one of the Neglected Tropical Diseases that can be controlled and even eliminated th...

    Authors: Ayodele Alabi, Mosarrof Hussain, Marie-Astrid Hoogerwerf, Christine Ndong Mengome, Moses Egesa, Emmanuella Driciru, Linda J. Wammes, Yvonne C. M. Kruize, Erliyani Sartono, Ayola Akim Adegnika, Peter G. Kremsner, Maria Yazdanbakhsh and Selidji Todagbe Agnandji

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:120

    Content type: Research

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  13. Infection prevention and control (IPC) measures are crucial to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. This study aimed to explore the levels and determinants of HCWs’ IPC behaviors based on the theoretical domains fram...

    Authors: Qiuxia Yang, Xuemei Wang, Qian Zhou, Li Tan, Xinping Zhang and Xiaoquan Lai

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:118

    Content type: Research

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  14. Oral health is considered a prominent factor that contributes to quality of life. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can influence oral health. Message framing can play an important role in oral health. The aim...

    Authors: Masoumeh Divdar, Marzieh Araban, Akbar Babaei Heydarabadi, Bahman Cheraghian and L. A. R. Stein

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:117

    Content type: Research

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  15. Although, the clinical and socioeconomic condition of Tigray Regional State mothers has been improved along with the decline in the child death rate. However, children’s death rate is still one of the main com...

    Authors: Gebru Gebremeskel Gebrerufael and Bsrat Tesfay Hagos

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:115

    Content type: Research

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  16. What explains the underlying causes of educational inequalities in diarrhoea among under-five children in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) is poorly exploited, operationalized, studied and understood. T...

    Authors: Adeniyi Francis Fagbamigbe, Olukemi Grace Adebola, Natisha Dukhi, Omon Stellamaris Fagbamigbe and Olalekan A. Uthman

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:114

    Content type: Research

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  17. Despite the consensus that higher occupational classes tend to have better health and lower mortality rates, one study has reported reversed occupational gradients in mortality rates among Korean men after the...

    Authors: Eunjeong Noh and Young-Ho Khang

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:113

    Content type: Research

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  18. The objective of the study was to describe the frequencies of health-care utilization by people with substance use disorder (SUD), including contacts with general practitioners (GP), psychiatrists, emergency d...

    Authors: Luk Van Baelen, Els Plettinckx, Jérôme Antoine, Karin De Ridder, Brecht Devleesschauwer and Lies Gremeaux

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:112

    Content type: Research

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  19. Registration and coding of cause of death is prone to error since determining the exact underlying condition leading directly to death is challenging. In this study, causes of death from the death certificates...

    Authors: Hava Izci, Tim Tambuyzer, Jessica Vandeven, Jérôme Xicluna, Hans Wildiers, Kevin Punie, Nynke Willers, Eva Oldenburger, Els Van Nieuwenhuysen, Patrick Berteloot, Ann Smeets, Ines Nevelsteen, Anne Deblander, Harlinde De Schutter, Patrick Neven, Geert Silversmit…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:111

    Content type: Research

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  20. The United Nations acknowledged diabetes as an epidemic of the 21st century. Global trends demonstrate a continuing growth in its prevalence at approximately 2.5 % per year. The aim of the study was to analyse...

    Authors: Artur Kotwas, Beata Karakiewicz, Paulina Zabielska, Sylwia Wieder-Huszla and Anna Jurczak

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:110

    Content type: Research

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  21. Modern contraceptive methods have immense influences on the health of mothers and their children. Using contraceptive methods is seen to control family size and unnecessary pregnancies. Considering different f...

    Authors: Girma Gilano and Samuel Hailegebreal

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:109

    Content type: Research

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  22. Falls among older adults are a serious public health problem. Many studies indicate that positive functional fitness performance decreases the risk of falls. A limited amount of previous study has investigated...

    Authors: Hsin-Hung Ho, I-Yao Fang, Yi-Chien Yu, Yi-Ping Huang, I-Ling Kuo, Li-Ting Wang, Ming-Chueh Tsai, Shao-Hsi Chang and Ming-Chun Hsueh

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:108

    Content type: Research

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  23. Early detection of scoliosis is a preface to prevent progression. In resource-constrained countries like Ethiopia, there is a need for a cost-effective reliable solution for screening. The surprising fact is t...

    Authors: Moges Gashaw, Balamurugan Janakiraman and Gashaw Jember Belay

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:107

    Content type: Research

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  24. Patient absconding from hospital is one of the permanent issues the hospitals face, which poses many risks and challenges to the patient, hospital, and society. The present study aimed to identify the reasons ...

    Authors: Mahnaz Moradpour, Mohammadreza Amiresmaili, Mahmood Nekoei-Moghadam and Tania Dehesh

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:106

    Content type: Research

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  25. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting significant pressure on the hospital system. To help clinicians in the rapid triage of patients at high risk of COVID-19 while waiting for RT-PCR results, different diagnostic ...

    Authors: Médéa Locquet, Anh Nguyet Diep, Charlotte Beaudart, Nadia Dardenne, Christian Brabant, Olivier Bruyère and Anne-Françoise Donneau

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:105

    Content type: Systematic review

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  26. Undernutrition is a major public health concern among under-five children in many developing countries. This work evaluated the overall prevalence of under-nutrition by using a composite index of anthropometri...

    Authors: Binyam Tariku Seboka, Samuel Hailegebreal, Delelegn Emwodew Yehualashet and Abel Desalegn Demeke

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:103

    Content type: Research

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  27. Globally, intimate partner violence is one of the most common forms of gender-based violence, and wife beating is one component of intimate partner violence, with the problem being more severe among women livi...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Gebretsadik Shibre, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Mpho Keetile and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:102

    Content type: Research

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  28. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the world presents an unprecedented challenge to public health inequities. People who use opioids may be a vulnerable group disproportionately impacted by the cur...

    Authors: Fares Qeadan, Nana Akofua Mensah, Benjamin Tingey, Rona Bern, Tracy Rees, Erin Fanning Madden, Christina A. Porucznik, Kevin English and Trenton Honda

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:101

    Content type: Research

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  29. Stroke is increasing in Africa and consequences such as limitations in the performance of activities in everyday life persist a long time. A family member might need to care for and assist the person who has h...

    Authors: Gunilla Margareta Eriksson, Julius Tunga Kamwesiga and Susanne Guidetti

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:100

    Content type: Research

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  30. The importance of using research findings to inform policy and program decisions is well recognized, but the literature on measuring research utilization activities is scarce. As funding to support some areas ...

    Authors: Samuel Kalibala, Irit Sinai and Tara Nutley

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:99

    Content type: Commentary

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  31. Authors: Olaoluwa Samson Agbaje, Chinwe Patience Nnaji, Evelyn Nwanebe Nwagu, Cylia Nkechi Iweama, Prince Christian Ifeanachor Umoke, Lawretta Eyuche Ozoemena and Charles Chike Abba

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:98

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2021 79:62

  32. Prisoners are recognised as a high-risk population and prisons as high-risk locations for the transmission of hepatitis c virus (HCV) infection. Injecting drug use (IDU) is the main driver of HCV infection in ...

    Authors: Des Crowley, Gordana Avramovic, Walter Cullen, Collette Farrell, Anne Halpin, Mary Keevans, Eamon Laird, Tina McHugh, Susan McKiernan, Sarah Jayne Miggin, Ross Murtagh, Eileen O. Connor, Marie O’Meara, Deirdre O. Reilly and John S. Lambert

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:97

    Content type: Research

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  33. Comprehensive data is key for evidence-informed policy aiming to improve the lives of persons experiencing different levels of disability. The objective of this paper was to identify the environmental barriers...

    Authors: Lindsay Lee, Ferdinand Mou, Alphonse Um Boock, Carolina Fellinghauer, Mirjam Kohls, Alarcos Cieza and Carla Sabariego

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:95

    Content type: Research

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  34. Ethiopia is one of the Sub-Saharan Africa countries with the lowest modern contraceptive prevalence rate and the highest fertility rate. This study aimed to assess individual and community-level predictors of ...

    Authors: Setegn Muche Fenta and Shewayiref Geremew Gebremichael

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:93

    Content type: Research

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  35. Tetanus is a vaccine-preventable disease that can occur in all populations, with neonates and pregnant women being at the most risk. Ethiopia has the highest maternal and neonatal tetanus morbidity and mortali...

    Authors: Alemneh Mekuriaw Liyew and Hiwotie Getaneh Ayalew

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:92

    Content type: Research

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  36. Early marriage and early childbearing are common practices in Ethiopia. Girls who get married and give birth at a very young age are more likely to experience several health problems including anemia among oth...

    Authors: Fentanesh Nibret Tiruneh, Mesfin Wogayehu Tenagashaw, Degnet Teferi Asres and Hirut Assaye Cherie

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:91

    Content type: Research

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  37. Globally, 2.7 million children die during the neonatal period annually. Ethiopia is one of the ten countries with the highest number of neonatal deaths. The practice of poor essential newborn care contributes ...

    Authors: Gebrehana Ashenef, Akine Eshete, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Tadesse Tsehay Tarekegn and Mitku Mammo Taderegew

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:90

    Content type: Research

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  38. Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are important causes of neonatal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. We reviewed the incidence and the pathogens involved in HAI among infants admitted to ne...

    Authors: Felipe Teixeira de Mello Freitas, Anna Paula Bise Viegas and Gustavo Adolfo Sierra Romero

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:89

    Content type: Systematic review

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  39. Women empowerment has been linked to increased skilled antenatal care (ANC) service use. However, there is no evidence on the net effect of women empowerment on ANC in the Sub-saharan African (SSA) region. We ...

    Authors: Gebretsadik Shibre, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Helena Yeboah, Ghose Bisjawit, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:87

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2021 79:104

  40. In Germany, different health checks for adults are offered for primary and secondary prevention. Previous findings indicate that preventive care utilization varies according to social determinants, especially ...

    Authors: Anne Starker, Claudia Hövener and Alexander Rommel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:86

    Content type: Research

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  41. Poor spatial accessibility to hospital services is associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates among people living with disability. Improved methods to evaluate spatial accessibility are needed. This ...

    Authors: Behzad Kiani, Alireza Mohammadi, Robert Bergquist and Nasser Bagheri

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:85

    Content type: Research

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  42. Understanding the relationship between breastfeeding (BF) and metabolic syndrome (Mets) is important for maternal long-term health benefits and disease prevention. This study aimed to examine the association b...

    Authors: Jusuk Lee and Taehong Kim

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:82

    Content type: Research

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