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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Content type: Research

    Adaptation of physical activity self-report questionnaires is sometimes required to reflect the activity behaviours of diverse populations. The processes used to modify self-report questionnaires though are ty...

    Authors: Daniel Aggio, Stuart Fairclough, Zoe Knowles and Lee Graves

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2016 74:3

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  26. Content type: Research

    Lead has significant neuro-toxic effects, particularly for young children. Voluntary screening of pre-school aged children for elevated blood lead levels has been an important part of the lead management progr...

    Authors: Frances Boreland, David Lyle, Anthony Brown and David Perkins

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:60

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  27. Content type: Research

    Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was introduced in 2005 as a demand side intervention to remove financial barriers to accessing health services. After almost a decade of implementation, this stu...

    Authors: Samuel Bosomprah, Peter Luigi Ragno, Clemens Gros and Hari Banskota

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:51

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  28. Content type: Research

    The objectives of this study were to (i) describe the relationship between weight changes and MUAC changes in children aged between 6 and 59 months during treatment for SAM in CMAM programmes in three country ...

    Authors: Paul Binns, Nancy Dale, Monsurul Hoq, Chrissy Banda and Mark Myatt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:54

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  29. Content type: Research

    Despite being a well-documented phenomenon, gender differences in psychological health complaints in adolescence are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to test factors related to well-being as ex...

    Authors: Isabelle Savoye, Nathalie Moreau, Marie-Christine Brault, Alain Levêque and Isabelle Godin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:52

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  30. Content type: Research

    Tobacco is the most important avoidable risk for non communicable diseases. While tobacco consumption is stable or declining in developed countries, it is increasing in the developing world with a rate of 3.4 ...

    Authors: Bertrand Hugo Mbatchou Ngahane, Huguette Atangana Ekobo and Christopher Kuaban

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:47

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  31. Content type: Research

    Dietary sources of calcium and vitamin D are recommended as a first-line strategy in prevention of osteoporosis-related fractures but their public health and economic impact has never been studied.

    Authors: Olivier Ethgen, Mickaël Hiligsmann, Nansa Burlet and Jean-Yves Reginster

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:48

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  32. Content type: Methodology

    A domain-specific physical activity questionnaire (EHIS-PAQ) was developed in the framework of the second wave of the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS). This article presents the EHIS-PAQ and describes i...

    Authors: Jonas D. Finger, Jean Tafforeau, Lydia Gisle, Leila Oja, Thomas Ziese, Juergen Thelen, Gert B. M. Mensink and Cornelia Lange

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:59

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  33. Content type: Research

    Only few studies have focused on the cognitive processes of the respondents that are involved when answering physical activity questionnaires (PAQs). This study aimed at examining whether two PAQs work as inte...

    Authors: J. D. Finger, L. Gisle, H. Mimilidis, C. Santos-Hoevener, E. K. Kruusmaa, A. Matsi, L. Oja, M. Balarajan, M. Gray, A. L. Kratz and C. Lange

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:57

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  34. Content type: Research

    Exclusive breastfeeding is defined as feeding infants only breast milk, be it directly from breast or expressed, with no addition of any liquid or solids apart from drops or syrups consisting of vitamins, mine...

    Authors: Asrat Sonko and Amare Worku

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:53

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  35. Content type: Research

    Childhood fever is the most common clinical sign of Plasmodium falciparum infection. It is used as a measure of burden of the disease and the effectiveness of control programs for malaria. This study aimed to det...

    Authors: Benson M. Hamooya, Gershom Chongwe, Lungowe Sitali and Hikabasa Halwindi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:46

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  36. Content type: Research

    Source of potable water has implication on the population health. Availability of Improved Drinking Water Sources (IDWS) is a problem in developing countries, but variation exists across segments of the popula...

    Authors: Oyewale Mayowa Morakinyo, Stephen Ayo Adebowale and Elizabeth Omoladun Oloruntoba

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:58

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  37. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    Raising public awareness of the need to use antibiotics appropriately is a major focus of the UK Government’s strategy to tackle antimicrobial resistance. To investigate the public’s views on antibiotic use an...

    Authors: Laura J Shallcross, Michelle Berin, Jennifer Roe and Mahdad Noursadeghi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:55

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  38. Content type: Research

    Older people are a growing population. They live longer, but often have multiple chronic diseases. As a consequence, they are taking many different kind of medicines, while their vulnerability to pharmaceutica...

    Authors: Denise Walckiers, Johan Van der Heyden and Jean Tafforeau

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:50

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  39. Content type: Research

    Adolescence is last chance for curbing the consequences of malnutrition and breaking the intergenerational cycle of malnutrition and poor health. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and the factors assoc...

    Authors: Yohannes Adama Melaku, Gordon Alexander Zello, Tiffany K. Gill, Robert J. Adams and Zumin Shi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:44

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  40. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: Olivier Bruyère, Serge H. Ahmed, Catherine Atlan, Jacques Belegaud, Murielle Bortolotti, Marie-Chantal Canivenc-Lavier, Sybil Charrière, Jean-Philippe Girardet, Sabine Houdart, Esther Kalonji, Perrine Nadaud, Fabienne Rajas, Gérard Slama and Irène Margaritis

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:49

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    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2015 73:41

  41. Content type: Commentary

    At the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2), November 2014, 170 member states endorsed the Rome Declaration on Nutrition and a Framework for Action. The Rome Declaration committed to ending maln...

    Authors: Hannah Brinsden and Tim Lang

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:42

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  42. Content type: Systematic review

    The intense sweeteners currently authorised in Europe comprise ten compounds of various chemical natures. Their overall use has sharply risen in the last 20 years. These compounds are mainly used to formulate ...

    Authors: Olivier Bruyère, Serge H. Ahmed, Catherine Atlan, Jacques Belegaud, Murielle Bortolotti, Marie-Chantal Canivenc-Lavier, Sybil Charrière, Jean-Philippe Girardet, Sabine Houdart, Esther Kalonji, Perrine Nadaud, Fabienne Rajas, Gérard Slama and Irène Margaritis

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:41

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2015 73:49

  43. Content type: Research

    In spite of the massive spending and extensive family-planning promotion, many poor people in the third world remain reluctant to use modern contraceptive method. Mostly when they use modern contraceptives, th...

    Authors: Mohammed Feyisso, Tefera Belachew, Amanuel Tesfay and Yohannes Addisu

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:38

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  44. Content type: Systematic review

    Glycemic control in diabetes mellitus is a cornerstone in reducing morbidity and mortality of the disease. Achieving glycemic control or reducing hyperglycemia significantly decreases the microvascular and mac...

    Authors: Ezra Belay Ketema and Kelemu Tilahun Kibret

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2015 73:43

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