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  1. The integration of different administrative data sources from a number of European countries has been shown useful in the assessment of unwarranted variations in health care performance. This essay describes t...

    Authors: Enrique Bernal-Delgado and Francisco Estupiñán-Romero

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:6

    Content type: Research

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  2. Severe weight loss through means of bariatric surgery has been associated with loss of muscle mass due to lack of absorption of protein. The aim of this RCT is to investigate the effectiveness of protein suppl...

    Authors: Sahar D. Al-Shamari, Mohamed Aly ElSherif, Wahiba Hamid and Fahad Hanna

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:7

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. Even though, the disclosure of HIV sero- status to sexual partners, friends or relatives is the main tool for prevention and care strategies, most of the HIV/AIDS patients do not inform their close friends. Th...

    Authors: Tamiru Tesfaye, Jiregna Darega, Tefera Belachew and Abebe Abera

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:1

    Content type: Research

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  4. Performance-based financing (PBF) in the health sector has recently gained momentum in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) as one of the ways forward for achieving Universal Health Coverage. The major pri...

    Authors: Oriane Bodson, Ahmed Barro, Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay, Nestor Zanté, Paul-André Somé and Valéry Ridde

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:4

    Content type: Research

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  5. Not much is known about the health seeking behavior of people with substance use disorders before they enter specialized treatment and afterwards. This paper explains in detail the protocol that has been follo...

    Authors: Luk Van Baelen, Karin De Ridder, Jérôme Antoine and Lies Gremeaux

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:3

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. Population-based surveys currently face the problem of decreasing response rates. Mixed-mode designs are now being implemented more often to account for this, to improve sample composition and to reduce overal...

    Authors: Elvira Mauz, Elena von der Lippe, Jennifer Allen, Ralph Schilling, Stephan Müters, Jens Hoebel, Patrick Schmich, Matthias Wetzstein, Panagiotis Kamtsiuris and Cornelia Lange

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:8

    Content type: Research

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  7. Despite being one of the plausible measures towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), various issues pertaining to pre-pregnancy clinic (PPC) services still need to be pondered upon. Based on thi...

    Authors: Mizanur Rahman, Natazcza Abdul Rahim and Mohd Taha Arif

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:67

    Content type: Research

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  8. The global phenomenon of population ageing is creating new challenges in both high and middle income countries, as functional limitations are expected to increase with age. The attribution method has been prop...

    Authors: Renata T.C. Yokota, Wilma J. Nusselder, Jean-Marie Robine, Jean Tafforeau, Patrick Deboosere, Lenildo Moura, Silvânia S. C. A. Andrade, Shamyr S. Castro and Herman Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:68

    Content type: Research

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  9. Implementing efficient stoves and clean fuels in low and middle-income countries are critical for improving health of poor women and children and improve the environment. Cleaner biomass stoves, however, perfo...

    Authors: Praveen Kumar, Amar Dhand, Rachel G. Tabak, Ross C. Brownson and Gautam N. Yadama

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:70

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Several kinds of pressure can lead to the emergence of infectious diseases. In the case of zoonoses emerging from livestock, one of the most significant changes that has taken place since the mid twentieth cen...

    Authors: Marius Gilbert, Xiangming Xiao and Timothy P. Robinson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:48

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. Socio-demographic variables are widely known to have an association with the presence of any disability. However, the association between the severity of locomotor disability and socio-demographic variables ha...

    Authors: Ilias Mahmud, Lynda Clarke and George B. Ploubidis

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:47

    Content type: Research

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  12. Poor infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in the first 2 years of age are among major causes of childhood malnutrition, in developing countries including Ethiopia. It results in irreversible outcome...

    Authors: Mekonnen Tegegne, Semere Sileshi, Tomas Benti, Mulusew Teshome and Haile Woldie

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:53

    Content type: Research

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  13. The burden of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is estimated using unadjusted prevalence estimates. SAM is an acute condition and many children with SAM will either recover or die within a few weeks. Estimating ...

    Authors: Assaye Bulti, André Briend, Nancy M. Dale, Arjan De Wagt, Faraja Chiwile, Stanley Chitekwe, Chris Isokpunwu and Mark Myatt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:66

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. Anemia is responsible for 20% of maternal mortality worldwide, and it is associated with premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality. In Ethiopia, about 22% of pregnant women are anemic. However, l...

    Authors: Abera Abay, Haile Woldie Yalew, Amare Tariku and Ejigu Gebeye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:51

    Content type: Research

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  15. The Zika virus disease (ZVD) has had a huge impact on public health in Colombia for the numbers of people affected and the presentation of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly cases associated to ZVD.

    Authors: Nelson Méndez, Misael Oviedo-Pastrana, Salim Mattar, Isaac Caicedo-Castro and German Arrieta

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:65

    Content type: Research

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  16. Statistical methods to model the usual dietary intake of foods in a population generally ignore the additional information on the never-consumers. The objective of this study is to determine the added value of...

    Authors: Cloë Ost, Karin A. A. De Ridder, Jean Tafforeau and Herman Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:46

    Content type: Methodology

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  17. Elaborating from the European One Health/Ecohealth (OH/EH) workshop that took place in fall 2016 and aimed to bring together different communities and explore collaborative potential, the creation of European ...

    Authors: Hans Keune, Lucette Flandroy, Séverine Thys, Nick De Regge, Marcella Mori, Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux, Maarten P.M. Vanhove, Javiera Rebolledo, Steven Van Gucht, Isra Deblauwe, Wim Hiemstra, Barbara Häsler, Aurélie Binot, Sara Savic, Simon R. Ruegg, Sjerp De Vries…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:64

    Content type: Commentary

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  18. Because underweight in adolescents poses several health problems, it is important to prevent it in adolescence. For the prevention of underweight, it is necessary to investigate risk factors, especially lifest...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Rimei Nishimura, Shohei Nomoto, Hiromi Hoshino and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:45

    Content type: Research

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  19. This invited commentary aims to highlight 3 recommendations to rationalize antimicrobial consumption in livestock, in order to minimize the spread of resistant bacteria and simultaneously safeguarding animal a...

    Authors: Boudewijn Catry

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:62

    Content type: Commentary

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  20. In Belgium, socio-economic inequalities in mortality have long been described at country-level. As Belgium is a federal state with many responsibilities in health policies being transferred to the regional lev...

    Authors: Françoise Renard, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sylvie Gadeyne, Jean Tafforeau and Patrick Deboosere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:44

    Content type: Research

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  21. Sedentary behaviour in children is related to different health consequences such as overweight and cardio-metabolic diseases that can track into adulthood. Previous studies have shown that children spend hours...

    Authors: Belinda Hoffmann, Sarah Kettner, Tamara Wirt, Olivia Wartha, Lina Hermeling, Jürgen M. Steinacker and Susanne Kobel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:63

    Content type: Research

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  22. Influenza-like illness (ILI) is an important public health problem worldwide. In the Central African Republic, acute infectious diseases are the commonest reason for consultation. The Institut Pasteur of Bangu...

    Authors: Alexandre Manirakiza, Marie-Yvette Batoumbou Ketta, Ulrich Vickos, Giscard Francis Komoyo, Sandra Garba-ouangole, Colette Bangue, Edgar Djimbele, Ombretta Pasotti, Eugene Kanga, Eloi Nicaise Mboufoungou, Brice Martial Yambiyo, Kathleen Victoir, Jean-Chrysostome Gody, Mirdad Kazanji and Emmanuel Nakoune

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:61

    Content type: Research

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  23. Reducing physical inactivity among the population is a challenge for many nations. Targeting leisure time physical activity (LTPA) may be useful in increasing overall physical activity as it is assumed it is a...

    Authors: Sanhapan Thanamee, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Apichai Wattanapisit, Suparerk Suerungruang, Kanittha Thaikla, Wichuda Jiraporncharoen and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:41

    Content type: Research

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  24. South-Asian countries are considered to be a potential breeding ground for HIV epidemic. Although the prevalence of this incurable disease is low in Bangladesh, women still have been identified as more vulnera...

    Authors: Md. Tuhin Sheikh, Md. Nizam Uddin and Jahidur Rahman Khan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:59

    Content type: Research

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  25. This study examined the reliability of measures of correlates of dietary behaviours (DBs), physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) for Hong Kong adolescents.

    Authors: Ester Cerin, Cindy H. P. Sit, Anthony Barnett, Wendy Y. J. Huang, Gemma Y. Gao, Stephen H. S. Wong and James F. Sallis

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:38

    Content type: Research

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  26. Research conducted by Ward, Muller, Tsourtos, et al. (Soc Sci Med 72(7):1140–1148, 2011) has led to the development of the psycho-social interactive model of resilience, which reveals the interaction between i...

    Authors: A. L. Wilson, D. McNaughton, S. B. Meyer and P. R. Ward

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:56

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  28. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  29. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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