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  1. Despite a well-established fact that same-day or rapid ART initiation after a positive HIV test result is vital for faster viral suppression and for prevention of further sexual transmissions of HIV, there is ...

    Authors: Nurilign Abebe Moges, Olubukola Adeponle Adesina, Micheal A. Okunlola and Yemane Berhane

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:87

    Content type: Research

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  2. The Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY) is a measure to prioritize in the public health field. In the Netherlands, the DALY estimates are calculated since 1997 and are included in the Public Health Status and...

    Authors: Henk B. M. Hilderink, Marjanne H. D. Plasmans, M. J. J. C. (René) Poos, Petra E. D. Eysink and Ronald Gijsen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:85

    Content type: Methodology

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  3. Breast cancer (BC) is a non-communicable disease with increased morbidity and mortality. Early detection of BC contributes to prompt linkage to care and reduction of complications associated with BC. Breast se...

    Authors: Roseline H. Udoh, Mohammed Tahiru, Monica Ansu-Mensah, Vitalis Bawontuo, Frederick Inkum Danquah and Desmond Kuupiel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:84

    Content type: Systematic review

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  4. Nutritional psychiatry is an emerging field of research and it is currently exploring the impact of nutrition and obesity on brain function and mental illness. Prior studies links between obesity, nutrition an...

    Authors: Manik Ahuja, Thiveya Sathiyaseelan, Rajvi J. Wani and Praveen Fernandopulle

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:83

    Content type: Research

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  5. Around 48% of all pregnancies in low- and middle-income countries are unintended. Unintended pregnancy may contribute to lower use of antenatal care (ANC); however, current research in the area is largely inco...

    Authors: Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Melissa L. Harris, Christopher Oldmeadow and Deborah Loxton

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:81

    Content type: Research

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  6. Majority of maternal deaths are avoidable through quality obstetric care such as Cesarean Section (CS). However, in low-and middle-income countries, many women are still dying due to lack of obstetric services...

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

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:80

    Content type: Research

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  7. Hand hygiene (HH) is considered one of the most important measures to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Most studies focus on HH compliance within the hospital setting, whereas little is known fo...

    Authors: Nataliya Hilt, Mariëtte Lokate, Alfons OldeLoohuis, Marlies E. J. L. Hulscher, Alex W. Friedrich and Andreas Voss

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:79

    Content type: Research

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  8. During the last decade, the European Union initiated several projects in the domains of public and environmental health. Within this framework, BRIDGE Health (Bridging Information and Data Generation for Evide...

    Authors: Madlen David, Gerda Schwedler, Lena Reiber, Hanna Tolonen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Marta Esteban López, Anke Joas, Miriam Schöpel, Alexandra Polcher and Marike Kolossa-Gehring

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:78

    Content type: Research

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  9. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends the vaccination against Hepatitis B virus in all infants and children up to the age of 18 years. In addition, adults in high-risk groups should also be vaccinated...

    Authors: Mariam M. Mirambo, Emmanuel Mkumbo, Hadija Selega, Betrand Msemwa, Martha F. Mushi, Vitus Silago, Jeremiah Seni, Stephen E. Mshana and Christa Kasang

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:76

    Content type: Research

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  10. The current study aimed to measure and decompose socioeconomic-related inequalities in DMFT (decayed, missing, and filled teeth) index among adults in Iran.

    Authors: Farid Najafi, Satar Rezaei, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Moslem Soofi, Yahya Salimi, Ali Kazemi Karyani, Shahin Soltani, Sina Ahmadi, Enayatollah Homaie Rad, Behzad Karami Matin, Yahya Pasdar, Behrooz Hamzeh, Mehdi Moradi Nazar, Ali Mohammadi, Hossein Poustchi, Nazgol Motamed-Gorji…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:75

    Content type: Research

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  11. Maternal and child mortalities are the main public health problems worldwide and both are the major health concern in developing countries such as Africa and Asia. The fertility behavior of women characterized...

    Authors: Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Melkalem Mamuye Azanaw, Yeaynmarnesh Asmare Bukayaw and Kassahun Alemu Gelaye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:74

    Content type: Research

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  12. The practice of clinical radiology has become more sedentary in the era of the Picture Archiving and Communication System. Physical inactivity is a well-known risk factor for various chronic diseases. This stu...

    Authors: Mohammed Al Gadeeb, Ali Hassan, Omran Al Dandan, Malak Al Shammari, Mawaheb Kalalah, Najwa Zabeeri, Abdulaziz Farea, Danya Gari and Hind S. Alsaif

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:73

    Content type: Research

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  13. e-health literacy can facilitate the uptake of benefits of health for older adults. In this review, we aimed to tabulate the types and outcomes of the theory-based e-health interventions that had been applied ...

    Authors: Sara Pourrazavi, Kamiar Kouzekanani, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Abdolreza Shaghaghi, Mina Hashemiparast, Zahra Fathifar and Hamid Allahverdipour

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:72

    Content type: Systematic review

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  14. Understanding the association between sarcopenia-related variables and several risk factors may help to implement interventions aimed at preventing its occurrence by reducing or controlling the identified risk...

    Authors: Erika Aparecida Silveira, Jacqueline Danesio de Souza, Annelisa Silva e Alves de Carvalho Santos, Andrea Batista de Souza Canheta, Valéria Pagotto and Matias Noll

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:71

    Content type: Research

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  15. The emergency of drug resistant tuberculosis is a major public health concern worldwide including Ethiopia. However, little is known about risk factors of mortality among drug resistant tuberculosis patients i...

    Authors: Daniel Bekele Ketema, Muluneh Alene, Moges Agazhe Assemie, Leltework Yismaw and Mehari Woldemariam Merid

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:69

    Content type: Research

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  16. Low back pain (LBP) is a public health concern and a leading cause of ill health. A high prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints has been reported for Malta, a small European state. The aim was to estimate fo...

    Authors: Sarah Cuschieri, Grant M. A. Wyper, Neville Calleja, Vanessa Gorasso and Brecht Devleesschauwer

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:68

    Content type: Research

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  17. In 1995, Eide and Gefeller introduced the concepts of sequential and average attributable fractions as methods to partition the risk of disease among differing exposures. In particular, sequential attributable...

    Authors: John Ferguson, Maurice O’Connell and Martin O’Donnell

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:67

    Content type: Research

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  18. Many diet-related surveys have been conducted in England over the past four to five decades. Yet, diet-related ill-health is estimated to cost the NHS £5.8 billion annually. There has been no recent assessment...

    Authors: Monique Campbell, Dianna Smith, Janis Baird, Christina Vogel and Emeritus Graham Moon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:66

    Content type: Methodology

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  19. Body fat estimation allows measuring changes over time attributed to interventions and treatments in different settings such as hospitals, clinical practice, nursing homes and research. However, only few studi...

    Authors: Erika Aparecida Silveira, Larissa Silva Barbosa, Ana Paula Santos Rodrigues, Matias Noll and Cesar De Oliveira

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:65

    Content type: Research

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  20. Preterm birth is a worldwide epidemic and a leading cause of neonatal mortality. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors and consequences of preterm birth in Nepal.

    Authors: Abhishek Gurung, Johan Wrammert, Avinash K. Sunny, Rejina Gurung, Netra Rana, Yuba Nidhi Basaula, Prajwal Paudel, Amrit Pokhrel and Ashish KC

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:64

    Content type: Research

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  21. In attempting to predict the further course of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, mathematical models of different types are frequently employed and calibrated to reported ...

    Authors: Jan Fuhrmann and Maria Vittoria Barbarossa

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:63

    Content type: Commentary

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  22. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which a national nutrition communication campaign (NNCC) intervention providing interpersonal communication (IPC) was associated with improved knowledge a...

    Authors: Cecily Starkweather, Ayla Guarino, Natalie Bennion, Malynne Cottam, Josie McGhie, Kirk A. Dearden, Otte Santika, Hafizah Jusril, Cougar Hall, Benjamin T. Crookston, Mary Linehan, Scott Torres, Cudjoe Bennett and Joshua H. West

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:62

    Content type: Research

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  23. Ethiopia is struggling to achieve the 2020 family planning target. But the current contraceptive prevalence uptake is low and dominated by short-acting methods. Contraceptive discontinuation rate is also high....

    Authors: Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu, Akinyinka O. Omigbodun, Olumuyiwa A. Roberts and Alemayehu Worku Yalew

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:36

    Content type: Research

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  24. Major birth defects increase the risk of fetal death and pediatric hospitalization, which also impact on healthcare costs. Sociodemographic factors can drastically affect reproductive health and be used to dis...

    Authors: Suzana de Souza, Fernando Kenji Nampo and Cezar Rangel Pestana

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:61

    Content type: Research

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  25. Health literacy is increasingly being recognized as a widespread public health challenge in Europe. This commentary explores the importance of health literacy amongst cancer patients (ie, cancer literacy) and ...

    Authors: Kristine Sørensen, Lydia E. Makaroff, Laurie Myers, Paul Robinson, Geoffrey J. Henning, Cathryn E. Gunther and Alexander E. Roediger

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:60

    Content type: Commentary

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  26. The analysis of the economic burden for childhood poisoning has great value in Morocco where there still exists a paucity of information on the subject. The objective of this study was to explore the economic ...

    Authors: Fatima Zohra Benabdellah, Abdelmajid Soulaymani, Abdelrhani Mokhtari, Rachida Soulaymani-Bencheikh, Abderrazzak Khadmaoui and Hinde Hami

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:59

    Content type: Research

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  27. The disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) summarize the burden of years of life lost (YLL) due to premature mortality and years lost due to disability (YLD). Our aim was to estimate the burden of ischemic hea...

    Authors: Laura Paalanen, Jaakko Reinikainen, Tommi Härkänen, Tiina Mattila, Tiina Laatikainen, Pekka Jousilahti and Hanna Tolonen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:58

    Content type: Research

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  28. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Grant M. A. Wyper, Ricardo Assunção, Sarah Cuschieri, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Eilidh Fletcher, Juanita A. Haagsma, Henk B. M. Hilderink, Jane Idavain, Tina Lesnik, Elena Von der Lippe, Marek Majdan, Milena S. Milicevic, Elena Pallari, José L. Peñalvo, Sara M. Pires, Dietrich Plaß…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:57

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:47

  29. Ministries of health in low- and middle-income countries often lack timely quality data for data-driven decision making in healthcare networks. We describe the design and implementation of decision-support ele...

    Authors: Diego Rios-Zertuche, Alvaro Gonzalez-Marmol, Francisco Millán-Velasco, Karla Schwarzbauer and Ignez Tristao

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:33

    Content type: Research

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  30. The availability of data generated from different sources is increasing with the possibility to link these data sources with each other. However, linked administrative data can be complex to use and may requir...

    Authors: Romana Haneef, Marie Delnord, Michel Vernay, Emmanuelle Bauchet, Rita Gaidelyte, Herman Van Oyen, Zeynep Or, Beatriz Pérez-Gómez, Luigi Palmieri, Peter Achterberg, Mariken Tijhuis, Metka Zaletel, Stefan Mathis-Edenhofer, Ondřej Májek, Håkon Haaheim, Hanna Tolonen…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:55

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. Sexual assault is one of potential factors that may greatly affect an individual’s sport participation. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of experiencing physically or non-physically force...

    Authors: Chung Gun Lee, Junhye Kwon, Hojun Sung, Inae Oh, Ohsup Kim, Jeehyun Kang and Ji-Won Park

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:54

    Content type: Research

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  32. Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer among women in low-resourced countries. Reduction of its impacts is achievable with regular screening and early detection. The main aim of the study was to e...

    Authors: Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Khorshed Alam, Syed Afroz Keramat, Andre M. N. Renzaho, Md. Golam Hossain, Rezwanul Haque, Gail M. Ormsby, Jeff Dunn and Jeff Gow

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:32

    Content type: Research

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  33. Bulgaria continues to lag behind other EU Member States with respect to chronic disease morbidity and mortality prevention.

    Authors: Valentina A. Andreeva, Manon Egnell, Teodora Handjieva-Darlenska, Zenobia Talati, Mathilde Touvier, Pilar Galan, Serge Hercberg, Simone Pettigrew and Chantal Julia

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:35

    Content type: Research

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  34. Application of time series modeling to predict reports related to maltreatment of vulnerable adults can be helpful for efficient early planning and resource allocation to handle a high volume of investigations...

    Authors: Nelís Soto-Ramírez, Janet Odeku, Courtney Foxe, Cynthia Flynn and Diana Tester

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:53

    Content type: Research

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  35. Maternal vitamin D deficiency has been a worldwide concern in recent years. However the epidemiological data of vitamin D deficiency among large group of Chinese pregnant women is limited. This study is to eva...

    Authors: Huijuan Li, Jing Ma, Runzhi Huang, Yuhua Wen, Guanghui Liu, Miao Xuan, Ling Yang, Jun Yang and Lige Song

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:31

    Content type: Research

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  36. Faced with the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, regulatory measures aiming to prevent interpersonal contaminations have been undertaken and among these, lockdown. Due to strong restrictions out-of-home movement...

    Authors: Irène Margaritis, Sabine Houdart, Youssef El Ouadrhiri, Xavier Bigard, Anne Vuillemin and Pascale Duché

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:52

    Content type: Commentary

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  37. The trend of increasing caesarean deliveries in developed countries over the past three decades is now being observed in sub-Saharan African. This rise might be associated with an increase in the complications...

    Authors: Tsi Njim, Bayee Swiri Tanyitiku and Clarence Mbanga

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:51

    Content type: Systematic review

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  38. In 2018 the first Belgian Health Examination Survey (BELHES) took place. The target group included all Belgian residents aged 18 years and older. The BELHES was organized as a second stage of the sixth Belgian...

    Authors: Diem Nguyen, Pauline Hautekiet, Finaba Berete, Elise Braekman, Rana Charafeddine, Stefaan Demarest, Sabine Drieskens, Lydia Gisle, Lize Hermans, Jean Tafforeau and Johan Van der Heyden

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:50

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. The early age of sexual initiation contribute a lot for various risks such as mistimed pregnancy followed by insecure termination, developing fistula and contracting sexually transmitted infections which are c...

    Authors: Araya Mesfin Nigatu, Abraham Yeneneh Birhanu and Berhanu Fikadie Endehabtu

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:28

    Content type: Research

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  40. The U-shaped associations between sleep durations and cardiometabolic risk factors (glycated hemoglobin levels, obesity, hypertriglyceridemia, hypertension and cholesterol levels) are still inconclusive. Moreover...

    Authors: Aline Silva-Costa, Lucia Rotenberg, Aline A. Nobre, Dora Chor, Estela M. Aquino, Enirtes C. Melo, Sandhi M. Barreto, Maria Inês Schmidt and Rosane H. Griep

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:48

    Content type: Research

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  41. Evidence has emerged showing that elderly people and those with pre-existing chronic health conditions may be at higher risk of developing severe health consequences from COVID-19. In Europe, this is of partic...

    Authors: Grant M. A. Wyper, Ricardo Assunção, Sarah Cuschieri, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Eilidh Fletcher, Juanita A. Haagsma, Henk B. M. Hilderink, Jane Idavain, Tina Lesnik, Elena Von der Lippe, Marek Majdan, Milena S. Milicevic, Elena Pallari, José L. Peñalvo, Sara M. Pires, Dietrich Plaß…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:47

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:57

  42. The National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit in England has conducted five National Maternity Surveys (NMS) at varying intervals since 1995. This paper aims to describe the changes in NMS response rates over time ...

    Authors: Siân Harrison, Fiona Alderdice, Jane Henderson, Maggie Redshaw and Maria A. Quigley

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:46

    Content type: Research

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  43. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a heterogeneous disorder that progresses over time, and currently it is the fourth leading cause of death across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) p...

    Authors: Seyed Yaser Hashemi, Victoria Momenabadi, Ahmad Faramarzi and Amin Kiani

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:45

    Content type: Research

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  44. Pedestrian-vehicle collision is one of the most common traffic injuries worldwide. This study aimed to investigate the determinants of pedestrians’ road crossing beliefs and behaviors in potentially risky situ...

    Authors: Mina Hashemiparast, Manoj Sharma, Mohammad Asghari Jafarabadi and Zahra Hosseini

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:44

    Content type: Research

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