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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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  28. High concomitant intolerance attributed to odorous/pungent chemicals, certain buildings, electromagnetic fields (EMF), and everyday sounds calls for a questionnaire instrument that can assess symptom prevalenc...

    Authors: Steven Nordin, Eva Palmquist, Anna-Sara Claeson and Berndt Stenberg
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:18
  29. From Mid-February to April 2011 one of the largest measles-outbreak in Flanders, since the start of the 2-dose vaccination scheme in 1995, took place in Ghent, Belgium. The outbreak started in a day care cente...

    Authors: Toon Braeye, Martine Sabbe, Veronik Hutse, Wim Flipse, Lina Godderis and Geert Top
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:17
  30. Privacy is an important concern in any research programme that deals with personal medical data. In recent years, ethics and privacy have become key considerations when conducting any form of scientific resear...

    Authors: Yves Coppieters and Alain Levêque
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:15
  31. Data on human exposure to chemicals in Africa are scarce. A biomonitoring study was conducted in a representative sample of the population in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo) to document exposure to pol...

    Authors: Joel Tuakuila, Martin Kabamba and Honoré Mata
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:14
  32. Literatures on prevalence and factors associated with malnutrition among peoples living with HIV/AIDS are limited in Ethiopia and not well documented either. The proper implementation of nutritional support an...

    Authors: Solomon Hailemariam, Girma Tenkolu Bune and Henok Tadesse Ayele
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:13
  33. Public health policies aim to improve and maintain the health of citizens. Relevant data and indicators are needed for a health policy that is based on factual information. After 14 years of work (1998–2012), ...

    Authors: Marieke Verschuuren, Mika Gissler, Katri Kilpeläinen, Antti Tuomi-Nikula, Ari-Pekka Sihvonen, Jürgen Thelen, Rita Gaidelyte, Silvia Ghirini, Nils Kirsch, Remigijus Prochorskas, Emanuele Scafato, Pieter Kramers and Arpo Aromaa
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:12
  34. Public health care increasingly uses outreach models to engage individuals who are marginalized, many of whom misuse substances. Problematic substance use, together with marginalization from the health care sy...

    Authors: Darlene Taylor, Louise Masse, Anita Ho, Michael L Rekart, Mark Tyndall, Bonnie Henry, Joanne Clifton, Laurenna Peters, Gina Ogilvie and Jane Buxton
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:11
  35. Accurate estimates of the size of the drug-using populations are essential for evidence-based policy making. However, drug users form a ‘hidden’ population, necessitating the use of indirect methods to estimat...

    Authors: Kaatje Bollaerts, Marc Aerts and Andre Sasse
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:10
  36. Tobacco use is a public health burden in both developed and developing countries. However, there is still a dearth of nationally representative studies from Sub-Saharan Africa to inform interventions in the re...

    Authors: David Doku, Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh and Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2013 71:9

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