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  1. Content type: Methodology

    This methodological paper describes the integration of the ‘European Health Interview Survey wave 2’ (EHIS 2) into the ‘German Health Update’ 2014/2015 (GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS).

    Authors: C. Lange, J.D. Finger, J. Allen, S. Born, J. Hoebel, R. Kuhnert, S. Müters, J. Thelen, P. Schmich, M. Varga, E. von der Lippe, M. Wetzstein and T. Ziese

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:40

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    Public health messaging about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) sometimes conveys the problem as an epidemic. We outline why AMR is a serious endemic problem manifested in hospital and community-acquired infections.

    Authors: C. Raina MacIntyre and Chau Minh Bui

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:54

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  3. Content type: Commentary

    Human brucellosis remains the commonest zoonotic disease worldwide with more than 500 000 new cases annually. Understanding the biology of Brucella infections and the transmission patterns at the wildlife/livesto...

    Authors: Jacques Godfroid

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:34

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  4. Content type: Research

    Nepal is facing double burden of injecting drug use and HIV, yet the problem of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) has not been so well addressed, where there is large population known to be at risk for HCV. This study a...

    Authors: Sampurna Kakchapati, Manju Maharjan, Bir Bahadhur Rawal and Sameer Mani Dixit

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:39

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  5. Content type: Research

    Acknowledging the health system strengthening agenda, the World Health Organization (WHO) has formulated a health systems framework that describes health systems in terms of six building blocks. This study aim...

    Authors: Tsegahun Manyazewal

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:50

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  6. Content type: Research

    Healthcare providers’ accreditation is one of the standard means of assuring quality services. This paper examines the pattern of National Health Insurance Scheme accreditation results among private healthcare...

    Authors: Abena Agyeiwaa Lamptey, Eric Nsiah-Boateng, Samuel Agyei Agyemang and Moses Aikins

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:36

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  7. Content type: Research

    This study focuses on the health impact of the labour market position, since recent research indicates that exposure to both unemployment and precarious employment causes serious harm to people’s health and we...

    Authors: Karen Van Aerden, Sylvie Gadeyne and Christophe Vanroelen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:55

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  8. Content type: Research

    Under nutrition remains a serious problem among children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Analysing how diets composed of local foods could achieve nutritional goals for infants and young children in low-income settings...

    Authors: Jofrey Raymond, Morris Agaba, Clara Mollay, Jerman W. Rose and Neema Kassim

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:60

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  9. Content type: Research

    Obstetric danger signs are not the literal obstetric complications, merely symptoms that are well named by non-clinical personnel. The identification of these danger signs and its relation with complications d...

    Authors: Desalegn Tsegaw Hibstu and Yadeshi Demisse Siyoum

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:35

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  10. Content type: Research

    In remote rural areas of Pakistan, access to the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) care provided by a skilled health provider is quite difficult. There are many reasons such as women’s restricted socia...

    Authors: Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Qayyum Noorani and Shazia Abbas

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:57

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    In Belgium, different routine surveillance systems are in place to follow-up Lyme borreliosis trends. However, accurate data on the disease and monetary burden for the different clinical manifestations are lac...

    Authors: Laurence Geebelen, Tinne Lernout, Benoît Kabamba-Mukadi, Veroniek Saegeman, Hein Sprong, Steven Van Gucht, Philippe Beutels, Niko Speybroeck and Katrien Tersago

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:42

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  12. Content type: Research

    This paper evaluated the implementation West Central Alabama Area Health Education Center programs for high school students in grades 9–12 through participant-reported evaluations and feedback during the  Sept...

    Authors: Ashruta Patel, Regina J. Knox, Alicia Logan and Katie Summerville

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:32

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  13. Content type: Research

    Undernutrition among children continues to be a major public health problem in developing countries. In Ethiopian, 44% of under-five children were stunted while 29% and 10% were underweight and wasted respecti...

    Authors: Hiwot Darsene, Ayele Geleto, Abebaw Gebeyehu and Solomon Meseret

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:29

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  14. Content type: Research

    In Ghana, Expanded Programme on Immunization administrative coverages are usually high while childhood immunization status remains low. Majority of children do not receive all the recommended 7 vaccines in 15 ...

    Authors: Martin Nyaaba Adokiya, Benjamin Baguune and Joyce Aputere Ndago

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:28

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  15. Content type: Research

    Recent studies suggest that the incidence and severity of tuberculosis is associated with low levels of vitamin D. Even though individuals living in Ethiopia have a high exposure to sunlight which is a source ...

    Authors: Meseret Workineh, Biniam Mathewos, Beyene Moges, Adissu Gize, Sisay Getie, Olle Stendahl, Thomas Schon and Ebba Abate

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:25

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  16. Content type: Research

    In Ethiopia, child wasting has remained a public health problem for a decade’s, suggesting the need to further monitoring of the problem. Hence, this study aimed at assessing the prevalence of wasting and asso...

    Authors: Amare Tariku, Gashaw Andargie Bikis, Haile Woldie, Molla Mesele Wassie and Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:26

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  17. Content type: Research

    One of the main objectives of the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme, at its establishment in 2003, was to ease financial burden of the full cost recovery policy, particularly on the poor. However, current...

    Authors: Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme, Hubert Amu and Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:24

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  18. Content type: Research

    Despite the fact that breastfeeding promotes optimal health and growth for infants and young children, inappropriate feeding practice, such as prelacteal feeding increases the risk of neonatal death and illnes...

    Authors: Melaku Kindie Yenit, Haregewoyn Genetu and Amare Tariku

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:23

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  19. Content type: Study protocol

    The adequacy of micronutrient intake is a public health concern, as both insufficient and excessive intake levels may result in adverse health effects. Data on dietary intake are needed to evaluate potential ...

    Authors: Isabelle Moyersoen, Stefaan Demarest, Karin De Ridder, Jean Tafforeau, Carl Lachat and John Van Camp

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:31

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  20. Content type: Research

    Misuse of alcohol, including single risky occasion drinking (RSOD) is associated with a number of health, social and economic consequences. While research demonstrates that many factors contribute to individua...

    Authors: Ellen Rafferty, William Ian Andrew Bonner, Jillian Code, Keely McBride, Mustafa Andkhoie, Richa Tikoo, Stephanie McClean, Colleen Dell, Michael Szafron and Marwa Farag

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:22

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  21. Content type: Research

    Female Sex Workers (FSWs) are considered to be at high risk for transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and are defined as a priority of the national HIV/AIDS response in the Republic of Congo (...

    Authors: Fabien Roch Niama, Nadia Claricelle Loukabou Bongolo, Pembe Issamou Mayengue, Franck Fortuné Mboussou, Edith Sophie Kombo Bayonne, Florian Michael Kouckodila Nzingoula, Louis Regis Dossou-Yovo, Igor Louzolo, Mandingha Kosso Etoka-Beka, Achile Lanzy, Irène Yameogo, Davy Louvouezo, Simon Charles Kobawila, Marie-Francke Puruhence and Henri Joseph Parra

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:21

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  22. Content type: Research

    In Ethiopia, child undernutrition remains to be a major public health challenge and a contributing factor for child mortality and morbidity. To reduce the problem, it is apparent to identify determinants of ch...

    Authors: Zewdie Aderaw Alemu, Ahmed Ali Ahmed, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Belay Simanie Birhanu and Benjamin F. Zaitchik

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:27

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  23. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    We kindly thank the journal for the opportunity to respond to the recent comments made regarding our manuscript entitled “Acute mountain sickness among tourists visiting the high-altitude city of Lhasa, Tibet,...

    Authors: Gonggalanzi and Per Nafstad

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:20

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  24. Content type: Research

    In the aftermath of the 2008 Great Recession, youth unemployment rates in the Brussels Capital Region (BCR) increased. The aim of this study is firstly to investigate the evolution of the mental health gap bet...

    Authors: Kelly Huegaerts, Vanessa Puig-Barrachina and Christophe Vanroelen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:19

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  25. Content type: Research

    Climate change is an urgent global issue and the food sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE). Here we study if a diet low in GHGE could be a nutritious diet compared to the Nordic Nut...

    Authors: Katarina Bälter, Camilla Sjörs, Arvid Sjölander, Christopher Gardner, Fredrik Hedenus and Annika Tillander

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:17

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  26. Content type: Research

    Tuberculosis remains to be a major public health problem among under developed world due to delay in detection and treatment of patients with active TB. In Ethiopia, tuberculosis has been recognized as a major...

    Authors: Tigist Mohammed, Kidist Daniel, Degefa Helamo and Taye Leta

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:16

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  27. Content type: Research

    In recent years multiple novel influenza A strains have emerged in humans. We reviewed publically available data to summarise epidemiological characteristics of distinct avian influenza viruses known to cause ...

    Authors: Chau Minh Bui, Abrar Ahmad Chughtai, Dillon Charles Adam and C. Raina MacIntyre

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:15

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  28. Content type: Methodology

    Tables are often overlooked by many readers of papers who tend to focus on the text. Good tables tell much of the story of a paper and give a richer insight into the details of the study participants and the m...

    Authors: Hazel Inskip, Georgia Ntani, Leo Westbury, Chiara Di Gravio, Stefania D’Angelo, Camille Parsons and Janis Baird

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:14

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  29. Content type: Research

    Immunization is considered one of the most cost effective public health interventions for reducing child morbidity, mortality and disability. The aim of this work is to describe the application of the Bottlene...

    Authors: A. E. Yawson, G. Bonsu, L. K. Senaya, A. O. Yawson, J. B. Eleeza, J. K. Awoonor-Williams, H. K. Banskota and E. E. A. Agongo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:10

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  30. Content type: Methodology

    Functional somatic symptoms (FSS), or symptoms without a clear medical explanation are a considerable challenge for health care systems. There is no general consensus as to which symptoms should be regarded fu...

    Authors: Tapio Nummi, Pekka Virtanen, Päivi Leino-Arjas and Anne Hammarström

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:11

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    The post-war period in Europe, between the late 1940s and the 1970s, was characterised by an expansion of the role of by the state, protecting its citizens from risks of unemployment, poverty, homelessness, an...

    Authors: Martin McKee, Aaron Reeves, Amy Clair and David Stuckler

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:13

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  32. Content type: Research

    The practice of menu labeling is gaining popularity worldwide as a potential policy to reduce energy intake as a means to decrease the prevalence of obesity. So the purpose of the present study is to identify ...

    Authors: Hadia Radwan, Eman M. Faroukh and Reyad Shaker Obaid

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:8

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  33. Content type: Research

    Bangladesh urban population is expected to overtake rural population by 2040, and a significant part of the increase will be in slums. Wide disparities between urban slums and the rest of the country can poten...

    Authors: Karar Zunaid Ahsan, Shams El Arifeen, Md. Abdullah Al-Mamun, Shusmita H. Khan and Nitai Chakraborty

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:9

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  34. Content type: Commentary

    Area Health Education Centers provide health professional students the opportunity to explore the benefits of practicing in a rural and underserved location. The status of health conditions in chronic disease ...

    Authors: Ashruta Patel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:7

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  35. Content type: Research

    Utilities and disability weights (DWs) are metrics used for calculating Quality-Adjusted Life Years and Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALYs), respectively. Utilities can be obtained with multi-attribute inst...

    Authors: C. Maertens de Noordhout, B. Devleesschauwer, L. Gielens, M. H. D. Plasmans, J. A. Haagsma and N. Speybroeck

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:6

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  36. Content type: Research

    Overweight and obesity are increasing in low- and middle-income countries, while underweight remains a significant health problems. However, the association between double burden of nutrition and risk of adver...

    Authors: Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Md Mizanur Rahman, Asma Ahmad Shariff, Md Mostafizur Rahman, Md Shafiur Rahman and Md Aminur Rahman

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:12

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  37. Content type: Research

    Many policy makers and other stakeholders in the EU have expressed interest in better understanding the performance of their own health systems to identify opportunities for improvement in effectiveness, effic...

    Authors: Nataša Perić, Maria M. Hofmarcher-Holzhacker and Judit Simon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:5

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  38. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Acute mountain sickness is the commonest acute high altitude illness occurring at high altitude. Its prevalence is dependent on the ascent rate, altitude achieved, physical effort required to reach the target ...

    Authors: Gaurav Sikri and Srinivasa Bhattachar

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:4

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  39. Content type: Commentary

    Although sound data and health information are at the basis of evidence-based policy-making and research, still no single, integrated and sustainable EU-wide public health monitoring system or health informati...

    Authors: Petronille Bogaert and Herman Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:3

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  40. Content type: Research

    The first autochthonous Chikungunya virus transmission in Colombia was reported in September 2014. Three months later, every town in the Caribbean region was affected, including the bordering towns of Ovejas a...

    Authors: Misael Oviedo-Pastrana, Nelson Méndez, Salim Mattar, Germán Arrieta and Luty Gomezcaceres

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:1

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Universal coverage of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LNs) made from polyester or polyethylene fibres has been adopted as the standard of care to control malaria among at-risk populations. To obtain a WHO reco...

    Authors: Patrick Tungu, Louisa A. Messenger, Matthew J. Kirby, Wema Sudi, William Kisinza and Mark Rowland

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:56

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  42. Content type: Research

    Physical activity has been linked to reduced risk of various cardiometabolic disease, cancer, and premature mortality. We investigated the prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of physical activity among...

    Authors: Pasmore Malambo, Andre P. Kengne, Estelle V. Lambert, Anniza De Villiers and Thandi Puoane

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:54

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  43. Content type: Systematic review

    The increase in solid waste generated per capita in Africa has not been accompanied by a commensurate growth in the capacity and funding to manage it. It is reported that less than 30% of urban waste in develo...

    Authors: Abdhalah K. Ziraba, Tilahun Nigatu Haregu and Blessing Mberu

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:55

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  44. Content type: Research

    Several ingredients in personal care products (PCPs) have been classified as endocrine disruptors (EDs) and concern has been raised whether use of PCPs can affect human health. We aimed to characterize Norwegi...

    Authors: Boel Aniansson, Marit B. Veierød, Charlotta Rylander, Eiliv Lund and Torkjel M. Sandanger

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:53

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