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  1. 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

    Content type: Research

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  2. 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

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  3. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research

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  5. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research

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  7. 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

    Content type: Systematic review

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research

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  10. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research

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  15. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research

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  29. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  30. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research

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  32. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Methodology

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research

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  42. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  43. 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

    Content type: Research

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  44. 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

    Content type: Research

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  45. 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

    Content type: Research

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