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  1. Health administrative data were increasingly used for chronic diseases (CDs) surveillance purposes. This cross sectional study explored the agreement between Belgian compulsory health insurance (BCHI) data and...

    Authors: Finaba Berete, Stefaan Demarest, Rana Charafeddine, Olivier Bruyère and Johan Van der Heyden

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:120

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:136

  2. Women in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) do not have equal access to resources, such as education, employment, or healthcare compared to men. We sought to explore health disparities and associations be...

    Authors: Amee D. Azad, Anthony G. Charles, Qian Ding, Amber W. Trickey and Sherry M. Wren

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:119

    Content type: Research

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    The Publisher Correction to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2021 79:19

  3. Rheumatic diseases are increasingly present in the world population, represented by chronic joint and musculoskeletal pain. Among them, osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent. It is considered the third mos...

    Authors: Clécio Gabriel Souza, Marcelo Cardoso Souza, Hugo Jario Silva, Sanderson José Costa Assis and Diego Sousa Dantas

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:118

    Content type: Research

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  4. The COVID-19 mortality rate in Belgium has been ranked among the highest in the world. To assess the appropriateness of the country’s COVID-19 mortality surveillance, that includes long-term care facilities de...

    Authors: Natalia Bustos Sierra, Nathalie Bossuyt, Toon Braeye, Mathias Leroy, Isabelle Moyersoen, Ilse Peeters, Aline Scohy, Johan Van der Heyden, Herman Van Oyen and Françoise Renard

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:117

    Content type: Research

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  5. Childhood obesity is a serious public health threat. Although many researchers conducted research on socioecological determinants of childhood obesity, their longitudinal effects remain inconclusive especially...

    Authors: TaeEung Kim, Junhye Kwon, Chung Gun Lee and Chang-Yong Jang

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:116

    Content type: Research

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  6. Programmatic and research agendas surrounding neonatal mortality are important to help countries attain the child health related 2030 Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). In Burundi, the Neonatal Mortality Rate...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Gebretsadik Shibre

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:115

    Content type: Research

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  7. As compared to other regions of the world, Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) is the region with the highest neonatal mortality and is the region showing the least progress in the reduction of newborn death. Despite bet...

    Authors: Tadesse Tolossa, Ginenus Fekadu, Belayneh Mengist, Diriba Mulisa, Getahun Fetensa and Daniel Bekele

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:114

    Content type: Systematic review

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  8. Lifestyle behaviors are modifiable factors that can provide information for designing intervention strategies for sarcopenia. The present study aimed to identify the relationships between a range of daily life...

    Authors: Pei-Lin Tzeng, Chien-Yu Lin, Ting-Fu Lai, Wan-Chi Huang, Evonne Pien, Ming-Chun Hsueh, Kun-Pei Lin, Jong-Hwan Park and Yung Liao

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:113

    Content type: Research

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  9. On behalf of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Kass and Lodi recently published a letter purporting to ‘refute’ our July 2019 analysis of EFSA’s December 2013 assessment of the risks of aspartame. We ...

    Authors: Erik Paul Millstone and Elisabeth Dawson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:112

    Content type: Commentary

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    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2019 77:34

    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:14

  10. Depression is a chronic non communicable disease. It is a growing public health concern with established links with a number of co-morbidities, including diabetes mellitus. The study aimed to estimate the prev...

    Authors: Sarah Cuschieri and Julian Mamo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:111

    Content type: Research

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  11. A considerable number of qualitative studies have been published in recent years on the issues that the quantitative studies have limitations on. This study aimed at performing a meta-synthesis on qualitative ...

    Authors: Saber Azami-Aghdash

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:110

    Content type: Systematic review

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  12. The growing burden of non-communicable diseases (NDC), particularly in low-and middle-income countries, poses a significant threat to global health. Obesity and overweight constitute major risk factors of NCDs...

    Authors: Frederick Inkum Danquah, Monica Ansu-Mensah, Vitalis Bawontuo, Matilda Yeboah and Desmond Kuupiel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:109

    Content type: Research

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  13. This study investigated whether (i) mental disorders were associated with perceived social support and its subcomponents, (ii) current marital status was related to perceived social support, and (iii) ‘Married...

    Authors: Janhavi Ajit Vaingankar, Edimansyah Abdin, Siow Ann Chong, Saleha Shafie, Rajeswari Sambasivam, Yun Jue Zhang, Sherilyn Chang, Boon Yiang Chua, Shazana Shahwan, Anitha Jeyagurunathan, Kian Woon Kwok and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:108

    Content type: Research

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  14. The aim of this study was to examine adolescents’ perceptions of parental, teacher, and peer support for physical activity, and to examine the associations between these perceptions and physical activity behav...

    Authors: Beata Pluta, Agata Korcz, Jana Krzysztoszek, Michał Bronikowski and Małgorzata Bronikowska

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:106

    Content type: Research

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  15. Air pollution, green space and smoking are known to affect human health. However, less is known about their underlying biological mechanisms. One of these mechanisms could be biological aging. In this study, w...

    Authors: Pauline Hautekiet, Tim S. Nawrot, Stefaan Demarest, Johan Van der Heyden, Ilse Van Overmeire, Eva M. De Clercq and Nelly D. Saenen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:105

    Content type: Research

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  16. Ethiopia is currently planning to introduce Social Health Insurance (SHI) that will lead to universal health coverage and assist a country to achieve its health system’s objectives and to prevent the catastrop...

    Authors: Abuneh Zemene, Adane Kebede, Asmamaw Atnafu and Tsegaye Gebremedhin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:104

    Content type: Research

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  17. Seasonal influenza epidemics yearly affects 5–15% of the world’s population, resulting in 3–5 million serious cases and up to 650,000 deaths. According to the 2017–2019 Italian National Immunisation Plan, free...

    Authors: Armando Stefanati, Silvia Lupi, Gianluca Campo, Silvia Cocchio, Patrizia Furlan, Vincenzo Baldo and Giovanni Gabutti

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:103

    Content type: Research

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  18. unmet need for family planning is a common cause of uninteded pregnancy which mostly end up with abortion. Many studies were conducted on predictors of unmet need of family planning in Ethiopia. But, up until ...

    Authors: Temesgen Getaneh, Ayenew Negesse, Getenet Dessie, Melaku Desta and Tebabere Moltot

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:102

    Content type: Research

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  19. An elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and a low aspartate aminotransferase (AST) to ALT ratio (AST/ALT ratio) suggest nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, increasing the risk...

    Authors: Eri Ozaki, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Satsue Nagahama, Jun Muramatsu, Takahiko Chono, Takayoshi Ito, Haruhiro Inoue and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:101

    Content type: Research

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  20. Undernutrition and HIV/AIDS are highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia inclusive as linked in a vicious cycle. Thus, several studies have documented that undernutrition among HIV/AIDS patients increa...

    Authors: Tsegu Hailu Gebru, Haftea Hagos Mekonen and Kbrom Gemechu Kiros

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:100

    Content type: Research

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  21. Hypertension is among the growing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries and the leading cause of death worldwide. Pastoral areas have been identified to be at a higher risk of diseases due t...

    Authors: Ahmed Gharib Khamis, Mbazi Senkoro, Akwilina Wendelin Mwanri, Katharina Kreppel, Sayoki Godfrey Mfinanga, Bassirou Bonfoh and Gideon Kwesigabo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:99

    Content type: Research

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  22. Despite a decline in global adolescent birth rate, many countries in South East Asia still experience a slower pace decline in adolescent birth rates. Timor-Leste is one of the countries in the region with the...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji and Gebretsadik Shibre

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:98

    Content type: Research

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  23. Despite the promising evidence of health-promoting and preventive interventions for maintaining health among older people, not all interventions can be implemented due to limited resources. Due to the variatio...

    Authors: Saranda Bajraktari, Marlene Sandlund and Magnus Zingmark

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:97

    Content type: Systematic review

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  24. Undernutrition is a significant public health problem in a developing country like Ethiopia. Even if the cause of malnutrition is multifactorial, it is mainly related to socioeconomical, political, and health-...

    Authors: Melaku Tadege Engidaw and Alemayehu Digssie Gebremariam

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:96

    Content type: Research

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  25. Psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are chronic diseases that affect patients’ quality of life. The purpose of the present study was to develop a pilot outcome-based, patient-centric management model...

    Authors: Simon Francis Thomsen, Lone Skov, Lars Erik Kristensen, Morten Størling Hedegaard, Jakob Kjellberg, Tanja Schjødt Jørgensen, Søren Brenøe and Rikke Dodge

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:95

    Content type: Research

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  26. Three different diagnostic criteria are used to identify children aged 6 to 59 months with acute malnutrition: weight-for-height (WHZ), middle upper arm circumference (MUAC) and bilateral pitting oedema. Preva...

    Authors: Tomás Zaba, Mara Nyawo and Jose Luis Álvarez Morán

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:94

    Content type: Research

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  27. Mental health problems among young people is a worldwide public health concern. There has been an increase in mental health problems among young people in the Nordic countries in the last 25 years, particularl...

    Authors: Katrin Häggström Westberg, Jens M. Nygren, Maria Nyholm, Ing-Marie Carlsson and Petra Svedberg

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:93

    Content type: Research

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  28. Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a severe bacterial infection causing pneumonia. Surveillance commonly underestimates the true incidence as not all cases are laboratory confirmed and reported to public health aut...

    Authors: Christina Fastl, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Dieter van Cauteren, Adrien Lajot, Mathias Leroy, Valeska Laisnez, Carole Schirvel, Romain Mahieu, Denis Pierard, Charlotte Michel and Stéphanie Jacquinet

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:92

    Content type: Research

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  29. Acceptance of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) as a measure of health summary and progression has increased over the years, which in turn has instigated comparative analysis studies of DALY across time and...

    Authors: Nitya Saxena and Deepak Sethia

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:91

    Content type: Methodology

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  30. Global health education (GHE) is spreading in Europe and in other parts of the world. Since 2008, Sapienza University of Rome has offered activities to medical and other health profession students related to g...

    Authors: Giulia Civitelli, Gianfranco Tarsitani, Alessandro Rinaldi and Maurizio Marceca

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:90

    Content type: Research

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  31. After prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is the second leading cause of perinatal mortality. IUGR has significant consequences in fetal, neonatal, and adult life. Currently, Ethiopia lacks inf...

    Authors: Desalegn Tesfa, Melaku Tadege, Alemayehu Digssie and Sofonyas Abebaw

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:89

    Content type: Research

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  32. Australia’s 1996 national burden of disease (BoD) study was one of the first in the world and updates have continued over the following two decades with the fifth study now underway. The studies adapt the glob...

    Authors: Lynelle Moon, Michelle Gourley, John Goss, Miriam Lum On, Paula Laws, Anna Reynolds and Richard Juckes

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:88

    Content type: Commentary

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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  46. 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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