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

    Registration of patients with substance use disorders is of key importance to get insights and to study trends in patients characteristics and substance use patterns. The Treatment Demand Indicator (TDI) is ga...

    Authors: Jérôme Antoine, Karin De Ridder, Els Plettinckx, Peter Blanckaert and Lies Gremeaux

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:27

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  22. Content type: Research

    Exposure to air pollution has adverse effects on cardiopulmonary health of adults. Exposure to air pollution in pregnancy may affect foetal development. However, the evidence of such effect remains inconsisten...

    Authors: Sviatlana Panasevich, Siri Eldevik Håberg, Geir Aamodt, Stephanie J. London, Hein Stigum, Wenche Nystad and Per Nafstad

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:26

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  23. Content type: Study protocol

    The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa, and there have been calls for adopting a multi-sectoral approach in developing policies and programs t...

    Authors: Pamela A. Juma, Shukri F. Mohamed, Jennifer Wisdom, Catherine Kyobutungi and Samuel Oti

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:25

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  24. Content type: Research

    The use of proportional weight gain as a discharge criterion for MUAC admissions to programs treating severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is no longer recommended by WHO. The critical limitation with the proportio...

    Authors: Paul J. Binns, Nancy M. Dale, Theresa Banda, Chrissy Banda, Bina Shaba and Mark Myatt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:24

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  25. Content type: Research

    Country averages for health outcomes hide important within-country variations. This paper probes into the geographic Belgian pattern of all-cause mortality and wishes to investigate the contribution of individ...

    Authors: Wanda M. J. Van Hemelrijck, Didier Willaert and Sylvie Gadeyne

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:22

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  26. Content type: Research

    Traveling to Tibet implies a risk for developing acute mountain sickness (AMS), and the size of this problem is likely increasing due to the rising number of tourists. No previous study on AMS has been conduct...

    Authors: Gonggalanzi, Labasangzhu, Per Nafstad, Hein Stigum, Tianyi Wu, Øyvind Drejer Haldorsen, Kristoffer Ommundsen and Espen Bjertness

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:23

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  27. Content type: Research

    Iodine is an essential micronutrient used by the thyroid gland in the production of thyroid hormones. Both excessive and insufficient iodine intakes can cause thyroid diseases thus harmful to the human body. I...

    Authors: Meththika Vithanage, Indika Herath, S. S. Achinthya, Tharanga Bandara, Lakshika Weerasundara, S. S. Mayakaduwa, Yohan Jayawardhana and Prasanna Kumarathilaka

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:21

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  28. Content type: Research

    In low and middle-income countries, acute lower respiratory illness is responsible for roughly 1 in every 5 child deaths. Rwanda has made major health system improvements including its community health worker ...

    Authors: Jean-Modeste Harerimana, Leatitia Nyirazinyoye, Dana R. Thomson and Joseph Ntaganira

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:19

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  29. Content type: Methodology

    Dietary patterns are one of the major determinants as far as health and burden of disease is concerned. Food consumption data are essential to evaluate and develop nutrition and food safety policies. The last ...

    Authors: Sarah Bel, Sofie Van den Abeele, Thérésa Lebacq, Cloë Ost, Loes Brocatus, Charlotte Stiévenart, Eveline Teppers, Jean Tafforeau and Koenraad Cuypers

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:20

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  30. Content type: Research

    Central obesity, based on waist circumference (WC), has more adverse effects on health than general obesity, determined by body mass index. To date, eating quickly has been reported to be risk factors for over...

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

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:18

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  31. Content type: Research

    Academic achievement of school age children can be affected by several factors such as nutritional status, demographics, and socioeconomic factors. Though evidence about the magnitude of malnutrition is well e...

    Authors: Demewoz Haile, Dabere Nigatu, Ketema Gashaw and Habtamu Demelash

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:17

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  32. Content type: Research

    The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is developing an online e-guide, which will provide tips and practical information for each EU country (in their national language(s)) on ageing and ...

    Authors: Mathieu Verbrugghe, Yoline Kuipers, Bart Vriesacker, Ilse Peeters and Katrien Mortelmans

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:15

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  33. Content type: Study protocol

    Healthy Together Victoria (HTV) - a complex ‘whole of system’ intervention, including an embedded cluster randomized control trial, to reduce chronic disease by addressing risk factors (physical inactivity, po...

    Authors: Claudia Strugnell, Lynne Millar, Andrew Churchill, Felice Jacka, Colin Bell, Mary Malakellis, Boyd Swinburn and Steve Allender

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:16

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  34. Content type: Research

    Stunting has been the most pressing public health problem throughout the developing countries. It is the major causes of child mortality and global disease burden, where 80 % of this burden is found in develop...

    Authors: Amare Tariku, Haile Woldie, Abel Fekadu, Akilew Awoke Adane, Ayanaw Tsega Ferede and Segenet Yitayew

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:13

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  35. Content type: Research

    Kirakira is small community of 3,000 people and is the capital of Makira-Ulawa province in Solomon Islands. Kirakira is an impoverished community with a small 30 bed hospital with limited resources. This audit...

    Authors: Rajan Rehan, Peter D. Jones, Hashim Abdeen, Heddi Rowas and Jasryn Dhaliwal

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:14

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  36. Content type: Research

    Poor nutritional status during childhood and its long-term impact on economic growth and wellbeing is well known. This study assessed the nutritional status of children in selected communities in northern Ghan...

    Authors: Mary Glover-Amengor, Isaac Agbemafle, Lynda Larmkie Hagan, Frank Peget Mboom, Gladys Gamor, Asamoah Larbi and Irmgard Hoeschle-Zeledon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:12

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  37. Content type: Research

    Vitamin A Deficiency is a common form of micronutrient deficiency, globally affecting 33.3 % of preschool-age children. An estimated of 44.4 % of preschool children in Africa were at risk for vitamin A deficie...

    Authors: Tesfalem Abrha, Yonas Girma, Kebede Haile, Mezgebe Hailu and Mengistu Hailemariam

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:4

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  38. Content type: Research

    Home fortification using sachets of micronutrient powder (e.g. “Sprinkles”) is a food-based approach offering an alternative to high dose vitamin A (VA) supplements for infants. The primary objective was to in...

    Authors: Sam Newton, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Kwaku Poku Asante, Esi Amoaful, Emmanuel Mahama, Samuel Kofi Tchum, Martha Ali, Kwame Adjei, Christopher R. Davis and Sherry A. Tanumihardjo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:10

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  39. Content type: Research

    Pregnancy is associated with parallel increase in both iodine, and thyroid hormone requirements suggesting that, there may be the need for additional iodine intake during this period to prevent potential iodin...

    Authors: David L. Simpong, Patrick Adu, Rashid Bashiru, Martin T. Morna, Francis A. Yeboah, Kafui Akakpo and Richard K. D. Ephraim

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:8

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  40. Content type: Research

    The use of herbal medicine has been on increase in many developing and industrialized countries. More pregnant women use herbal remedies to treat pregnancy related problems due to cost-effectiveness of therapy...

    Authors: Tariku Laelago, Tadele Yohannes and Fiseha Lemango

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:7

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  41. Content type: Methodology

    The aim of this study is to assess the repeatability and validity of the Finnish 11-year old children’s out-of-school physical activity (PA) questionnaire using accelerometer as reference method. A sub-sample ...

    Authors: Suvi Määttä, Teija Nuutinen, Carola Ray, Johan G. Eriksson, Elisabete Weiderpass and Eva Roos

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:11

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  42. Content type: Research

    Ethiopia is a country with low optimal breast feeding practice, and prelacteal feeding is still a norm. Introduction of prelacteal feeding is a known barrier for optimal breast feeding practices. However, know...

    Authors: Abate Bekele Belachew, Alemayehu Bayray Kahsay and Yemane Gabremariam Abebe

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:6

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  43. Content type: Research

    Malaria in pregnancy has been shown to cause both maternal and infant morbidity and mortality especially in sub Saharan Africa. The World Health Organization therefore recommends the use of insecticide treated...

    Authors: Ngimuh Leonard, Fokam Bertrand Eric, Anchang-Kimbi K. Judith and Wanji Samuel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:5

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  44. Content type: Research

    Improper dietary intake pattern in women of reproductive age in Nepal has resulted in the deficiency of essential nutrients. Adequate nutritional status and proper dietary intake pattern of women improves mate...

    Authors: Shiva Bhandari, Jamuna Tamrakar Sayami, Pukar Thapa, Matina Sayami, Bishnu Prasad Kandel and Megha Raj Banjara

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:2

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