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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Content type: Research

    Diabetes type 2 and obesity are well-established global epidemics and contributors to clinical, social and economic health burdens. The prevalence rates of these diseases are still on the rise among countries ...

    Authors: Sarah Cuschieri, Josanne Vassallo, Neville Calleja, Nikolai Pace, Janice Abela, Bader A. Ali, Fatemah Abdullah, Elizier Zahra and Julian Mamo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:52

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  25. Content type: Commentary

    Breast cancer, with an increasing incidence, is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. The treatments proposed, generally a combination of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, endocrine thera...

    Authors: Anne-France Leclerc, Guy Jerusalem, Martine Devos, Jean-Michel Crielaard and Didier Maquet

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:50

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  26. Content type: Research

    Under-five mortality, which is the probability of a child dying before their fifth birthday, is of concern in Zambia as infant and child mortality rates are important social indicators. Displaced population in...

    Authors: Nachela Malisenti Chelwa, Rosemary Ndonyo Likwa and Jeremiah Banda

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:49

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  27. Content type: Research

    Food and nutrition education allows individuals to build knowledge and values, reframe their food practices, and develop strategies for a healthy diet. Food choices within the diet represent a determinant of i...

    Authors: Sônia Maria Fernandes da Costa Souza, Kenio Costa Lima and Maria do Socorro Costa Feitosa Alves

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:48

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  28. Content type: Research

    Healthcare-associated infections (HCAI) are still a major problem especially in most intensive care units (ICU). Incompliance by clinical staff with hand hygiene (HH) increases rates of preventable infections....

    Authors: Sylvanus Fonguh, Annie Uwineza, Boudewijn Catry and Anne Simon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:47

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  29. Content type: Research

    Iodine deficiency remains a public health problem in the world. It is the leading cause of preventable mental retardation and brain damage worldwide. Though 12 million school age children are at risk of develo...

    Authors: Sintayehu Hailu, Mamo Wubshet, Haile Woldie and Amare Tariku

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:46

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  30. Content type: Methodology

    There is strong evidence to indicate that regular moderate intensity physical activity is associated with health benefits. Furthermore, sedentary behavior has been related with an increased risk for all-cause ...

    Authors: Thérésa Lebacq, Cloë Ost, Sarah Bel, Loes Brocatus, Eveline Teppers, Koenraad Cuypers, Jean Tafforeau and Karin A. A. De Ridder

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:44

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  31. Content type: Research

    Cycling and brisk-walking to work represents an opportunity to incorporate sustainable transport related moderate- to- vigorous physical activity (MVPA) into daily routine among adults, and thus, may make an i...

    Authors: Oline Anita Bjørkelund, Hanna Degerud and Elling Bere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:43

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  32. Content type: Research

    A previous study revealed an environmental contamination by heavy metals in the vicinity of two non-ferrous metal plants in Ath, Belgium. The purpose of the current cross-sectional study was to estimate exposu...

    Authors: Sébastien Fierens, Javiera Rebolledo, Ann Versporten, Ethel Brits, Vincent Haufroid, Pierre De Plaen and An Van Nieuwenhuyse

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:42

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  33. Content type: Research

    This paper presents design and findings from the process evaluation of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) testing the effectiveness of Smarter Lunchrooms Movement (SLM) interventions to encourage consumption ...

    Authors: Laura N. Thomas, Tisa F. Hill, Alisha Gaines and Jamie S. Dollahite

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:41

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  34. Content type: Research

    To examine the differences in the incidence of registered sickness absence by type of employment contract in a large representative sample of salaried workers in Spain in 2009.

    Authors: Elena Zaballa, José Miguel Martínez, Xavier Duran, Constança Albertí, David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras and Fernando G. Benavides

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:40

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  35. Content type: Research

    Distorted body image may be important risk factors for being underweight and overweight. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between having a distorted body image and being overweigh...

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

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:39

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  36. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity is increasing in low-and middle income countries such as Nepal. At the same time, high prevalence of chronic undernutrition persists leading to a double burde...

    Authors: Mahesh Sarki, Aileen Robertson and Alexandr Parlesak

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:35

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  37. Content type: Research

    Community health workers (CHWs) are recommended to screen for acute malnutrition in the community by assessing mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) on children between 6 and 59 months of age. MUAC is a simple sc...

    Authors: Franck G.B. Alé, Kevin P.Q. Phelan, Hassan Issa, Isabelle Defourny, Guillaume Le Duc, Geza Harczi, Kader Issaley, Sani Sayadi, Nassirou Ousmane, Issoufou Yahaya, Mark Myatt, André Briend, Thierry Allafort-Duverger, Susan Shepherd and Nikki Blackwell

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:38

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  38. Content type: Research

    Sufficient physical activity (PA) is a key element for the prevention of non-communicable diseases. Considering leisure time physical activity (LTPA), the purpose of the survey was to provide descriptive data ...

    Authors: Maie Tali, Peeter Lusmägi and Eve Unt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:36

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  39. Content type: Research

    Various Burden of Disease (BoD) studies do not account for multimorbidity in their BoD estimates. Ignoring multimorbidity can lead to inaccuracies in BoD estimations, particularly in ageing populations that in...

    Authors: Henk B. M. Hilderink, Marjanne H. D. Plasmans, Bianca E. P. Snijders, Hendriek C. Boshuizen, M. J. J. C. (René) Poos and Coen H. van Gool

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:37

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  40. Content type: Research

    The Belgian Sentinel Network of Laboratories (SNL) was created in 1983 in order to monitor trends in infectious diseases. Given the evolution of the surveillance system, such as the waivers, fusions and adhesi...

    Authors: Nicolas Berger, Gaetan Muyldermans, Yves Dupont and Sophie Quoilin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:29

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  41. Content type: Research

    Lifelines is a prospective population-based cohort study investigating the biological, behavioral and environmental determinants of healthy ageing among 167,729 participants from the North East region of the N...

    Authors: Wilma L. Zijlema, Nynke Smidt, Bart Klijs, David W. Morley, John Gulliver, Kees de Hoogh, Salome Scholtens, Judith G. M. Rosmalen and Ronald P. Stolk

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:32

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  42. Content type: Research

    Appropriate dietary intake determines the disease progression and success of Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART). Undernutrition unacceptably increases the risk of mortality among adults living with Human Immune Def...

    Authors: Anbesaw Mitiku, Tadesse Awoke Ayele, Mekonen Assefa and Amare Tariku

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:33

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  43. Content type: Research

    The aim of this study was to compare the cost effectiveness of the current Irish programme of universal BCG vaccination of infants versus a programme which considered selectively vaccinating high risk infants ...

    Authors: Cara Usher, Roisin Adams, Susanne Schmitz, Jennifer Kieran, Darina O’Flanagan, Joan O’Donnell, Kevin Connolly, Brenda Corcoran, Karina Butler, Michael Barry and Cathal Walsh

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:28

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  44. Content type: Study protocol

    In 2012, more than 400,000 urinary bladder cancer cases occurred worldwide, making it the 7th most common type of cancer. Although many previous studies focused on the relationship between diet and bladder cancer...

    Authors: Maria E. Goossens, Fatima Isa, Maree Brinkman, David Mak, Raoul Reulen, Anke Wesselius, Simone Benhamou, Cristina Bosetti, Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita, Angela Carta, Md Farouk Allam, Klaus Golka, Eric J. Grant, Xuejuan Jiang, Kenneth C. Johnson, Margaret R. Karagas…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:30

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