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  1. Content type: Research

    Using mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) to identify severe acute malnutrition (SAM) tends to identify younger and stunted children compared to alternative anthropometric case-definitions. It has been asserted...

    Authors: Paul Binns and Mark Myatt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:78

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  2. Content type: Research

    Despite increased economic growth and development, and existence of various policies and interventions aimed at improving food security and nutrition, majority of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have very high...

    Authors: Coretta M. P. Jonah, Winnie C. Sambu and Julian D. May

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:77

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  3. Content type: Research

    Data on viral hepatitis in South Africa is scarce. Although viral hepatitis A, B and C are notifiable conditions in South Africa, discrepancies have been noted in the number of viral hepatitis cases notified b...

    Authors: Eva D. Mathatha, Jack M. Manamela, Alfred Musekiwa and Nishi Prabdial-Sing

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:75

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  4. Content type: Research

    Human biomonitoring represents an important tool for health risk assessment, supporting the characterization of contaminant exposure and nutrient status. In communities where country foods (locally harvested f...

    Authors: Mylène Ratelle, Kelly Skinner, Matthew J. Laird, Shannon Majowicz, Danielle Brandow, Sara Packull-McCormick, Michèle Bouchard, Denis Dieme, Ken D. Stark, Juan Jose Aristizabal Henao, Rhona Hanning and Brian D. Laird

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:73

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  5. Content type: Study protocol

    Most European countries report rising numbers of people experiencing homelessness. For those with mental disorders, interventions are centered on achieving mental health and drug rehabilitation alongside housi...

    Authors: J. M. Petit, S. Loubiere, M. J. Vargas-Moniz, A. Tinland, F. Spinnewijn, R. M. Greenwood, M. Santinello, J. R. Wolf, A. Bokszczanin, R. Bernad, H. Kallmen, J. Ornelas and P. Auquier

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:71

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  6. Content type: Systematic review

    Due to the increase in the number of people with dementia, relatives often provide in-home care. This care constitutes a cornerstone of the healthcare system, and maintaining these caregivers’ well-being is th...

    Authors: Marie-Conception Leocadie, Marie-Hélène Roy and Monique Rothan-Tondeur

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:72

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  7. Content type: Research

    Childhood immunization is one of the most cost effective health interventions but its rate has been declining recently in Ghana. Information on immunization coverage and determinants is needed to improve immun...

    Authors: Anthony Wemakor, Gideon Kofi Helegbe, Alhassan Abdul-Mumin, Shadrack Amedoe, Jessica Adjoa Zoku and Ahimah Ivy Dufie

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:67

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  8. Content type: Research

    The prevention of healthcare associated infections is central to the provision of safe, high quality healthcare. Infections acquired in healthcare facilities are a major public health concern, contributing to ...

    Authors: Biniyam Sahiledengle Geberemariyam, Geroma Morka Donka and Berhanu Wordofa

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:69

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  9. Content type: Research

    Working mothers have a higher risk to terminate breastfeeding earlier than stay-at-home mothers. Researchers reported that support from the workplace by creating lactation facilities and develop supportive pro...

    Authors: Ray Wagiu Basrowi, Sudigdo Sastroasmoro, Astrid W Sulistomo, Saptawati Bardosono, Aryono Hendarto, Dewi S Soemarko, Ali Sungkar, Levina Chandra Khoe and Yvan Vandenplas

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:70

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  10. Content type: Research

    As previous studies suggest that the theory of planned behavior (TPB) is open to the inclusion of further predictors, identifying a number of additional background variables within the context of the TPB may h...

    Authors: Chung Gun Lee, Susan E Middlestadt, Dong-Chul Seo, Hsien-Chang Lin, Jonathan T Macy and Seiyeong Park

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:66

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  11. Content type: Research

    Unemployment affects the physical and mental health of affected individuals, which can be explained by its direct effect on worsening finances due to the lack of income as well as by its negative psychosocial ...

    Authors: Patricia González-Marín, Vanessa Puig-Barrachina, Imma Cortès-Franch, Xavier Bartoll, Lucía Artazcoz, Davide Malmusi, Eva Clotet, Ferran Daban, Elia Díez, Àfrica Cardona and Carme Borrell

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:65

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  12. Content type: Research

    Prelacteal feeding is one of the commonest inappropriate child feeding practice which exposes to malnutrition, infection, and neonatal mortality. However, there is no systematic review and meta-analysis that e...

    Authors: Wubet Worku Takele, Amare Tariku, Fasil Wagnew, Daniale Tekelia Ekubagewargies, Wondale Getinet, Lema Derseh and Degefaye Zelalem Anlay

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:63

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  13. Content type: Research

    In response to the growing awareness and use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asserted its regulatory authority over ENDS in May 2016. Fede...

    Authors: Joshua S. Yang and Esther Lee

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:57

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  14. Content type: Research

    The United States (U.S.) suffers from high infant mortality (IM) rates and there are significant racial/ethnic differences in these rates. Prior studies on the environment and infant mortality are generally li...

    Authors: Achal P. Patel, Jyotsna S. Jagai, Lynne C. Messer, Christine L. Gray, Kristen M. Rappazzo, Stephanie A. Deflorio-Barker and Danelle T. Lobdell

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:60

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  15. Content type: Systematic review

    The Rohingya people of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted communities in the world and are forced to flee their home to escape conflict and persecution. Bangladesh receives the majority of the Rohingya ref...

    Authors: Nidhi Wali, Wen Chen, Lal B. Rawal, A. S. M. Amanullah and Andre M. N. Renzaho

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:59

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  16. Content type: Research

    Hearing loss is an important public health issue, since it has a very negative impact on peoples’ lives, irrespective of the age at which it develops. However, globally there is a noticeable lack of epidemiolo...

    Authors: Dialechti Tsimpida, Daphne Kaitelidou and Petros Galanis

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:55

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  17. Content type: Research

    Food insecurity is a global problem affecting many people worldwide, including approximately 220 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia is among the countries severely affected by hunger. However, evid...

    Authors: Adino Tesfahun Tsegaye, Amare Tariku, Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku, Solomon Mekonnen Abebe, Mezgebu Yitayal, Tadesse Awoke, Kassahun Alemu and Gashaw Andargie Biks

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:56

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  18. Content type: Research

    When promoting public health measures, such as reducing smoking, there are many different approaches, for example providing information, imposing legal restrictions, taxing products, and changing cultures. By ...

    Authors: Brian Martin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:54

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  19. Content type: Research

    Globally, approximately 19 million children under 5 years are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in low-income countries including Ethiopia. However,...

    Authors: Fasil Wagnew, Debrework Tesgera, Mengistu Mekonnen and Amanuel Alemu Abajobir

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:64

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  20. Content type: Research

    Some studies have already explored the relationship between diabetes and hearing loss; however, this relationship has still not been well established, especially due to methodological limitations related to la...

    Authors: MO Soares, NSX Oenning, PK Ziegelmann and BNG Goulart

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:62

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  21. Content type: Research

    The HIV/AIDS epidemic has been fuelled by gender inequality and disparity resulted in violation of women reproductive right. The “feminization” of the pandemic is more apparent in Sub-Saharan Africa where the ...

    Authors: Tadele Girum, Abebaw Wasie, Kifle Lentiro, Ebrahim Muktar, Teha Shumbej, Mesfin Difer, Mulugeta Shegaze and Abdulsemed Worku

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:51

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  22. Content type: Research

    Absence of reliable health insurance schemes is a key challenge to meet the universal health coverage target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ethiopian health system is characterized by under finan...

    Authors: Sahilu Yeshiwas, Mengistu Kiflie, Atinkut Alamirrew Zeleke and Mihiretu Kebede

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:48

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  23. Content type: Research

    The effectiveness of an oral hygiene program for children living in a children’s home has been reported. However, to the best of our knowledge, no studies have evaluated the possible effects of self-checking o...

    Authors: Yukiko Nagashima, Hideo Shigeishi, Eri Fukada, Hideaki Amano, Masahiro Urade and Masaru Sugiyama

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:50

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  24. Content type: Commentary

    In the field of oncology research, next-generation sequencing has contributed significantly to the discovery of DNA mutations associated with diagnosis and prognosis. It also aids in the development of targete...

    Authors: Els Van Valckenborgh, Aline Hébrant, Aline Antoniou, Wannes Van Hoof, Johan Van Bussel, Patrick Pauwels, Roberto Salgado, Waltruda Van Doren, Anouk Waeytens and Marc Van den Bulcke

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:49

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  25. Content type: Research

    People with disabilities constitute about 10% of the total population of Bangladesh. They are more likely to experience poor health than those without disabilities. However, there is a lack of evidence on thei...

    Authors: Jhalok Ronjan Talukdar, Ilias Mahmud and Sabina Faiz Rashid

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:43

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  26. Content type: Research

    Researchers face many decisions in developing a measurement tool and protocol for monitoring fidelity to complex interventions. The current study uses data evaluating a nutrition education intervention, Togeth...

    Authors: Taren Swindle, James P. Selig, Julie M. Rutledge, Leanne Whiteside-Mansell and Geoff Curran

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:53

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  27. Content type: Research

    Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is defined by a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) less than 115 mm or a weight-for-height z-score (WHZ) less than − 3 but also by the presence of bilateral pitting edema, also ...

    Authors: Jose Luis Alvarez, Nicky Dent, L. Browne, Mark Myatt and André Briend

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:58

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  28. Content type: Research

    The Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is the most severe manifestation of infection with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC). In Belgium, the surveillance of paediatric HUS cases is conducted by a sentin...

    Authors: S. Jacquinet, K. De Rauw, D. Pierard, N. Godefroid, L. Collard, K. Van Hoeck and M. Sabbe

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:41

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  29. Content type: Research

    The European Core Health Indicators (ECHI) are a key source of comparable health information for the European Union (EU) and its Member States (MS). The ECHI shortlist contains 88 indicators which were develop...

    Authors: Angela Fehr, Mariken J. Tijhuis, Sabrina Hense, Dominika Urbanski, Peter Achterberg and Thomas Ziese

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:52

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  30. Content type: Research

    Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Chad. The reasons behind persistently high prevalence of SAM in the Kanem region are still poorly understood, leaving ...

    Authors: Jovana Dodos, Chiara Altare, Mahamat Bechir, Mark Myatt, Brigitte Pedro, Francois Bellet, Jean Lapegue, Joachim Peeters and Mathias Altmann

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:35

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  31. Content type: Research

    Malaria continued to be the major public health concern in sub-Sahara Africa, thus for better planning of control activities, periodic surveillance of both clinical and asymptomatic cases remains important. Ho...

    Authors: Anthony Kapesa, Eliningaya J. Kweka, Guofa Zhou, Harrysone Etemesi Atieli, Erasmus Kamugisha, Humphrey D. Mazigo, Sospatro E. Ngallaba, Andrew K. Githeko and Guiyun Yan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:39

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  32. Content type: Research

    Notwithstanding the strong epidemiological impact of the Chikungunya in the Colombian Caribbean, in 2014, not the entire population were affected in the same way. This study describe the demographic, socio-eco...

    Authors: Misael Oviedo-Pastrana, Nelson Méndez, Salim Mattar, Germán Arrieta and Luty Gomezcaceres

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:36

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  33. Content type: Research

    Despite the variances in abortion laws accounting for differences in incidence of abortion among African countries, it appears there is absence of literature on other factors that may also account for the diff...

    Authors: Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Kenneth Setorwu Adde and Bright Opoku Ahinkorah

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:37

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  34. Content type: Research

    Globally, unintended pregnancy has been very high accounting for 27% of maternal deaths. Different studies noted that nearly half of HIV positive women who gave unintended birth were using contraceptive method...

    Authors: Abebaw Addis Gelagay, Digsu Negese Koye and Hedija Yenus Yeshita

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:47

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  35. Content type: Research

    Wasting and stunting are common. They are implicated in the deaths of almost two million children each year and account for over 12% of disability-adjusted life years lost in young children. Wasting and stunti...

    Authors: Mark Myatt, Tanya Khara, Simon Schoenbuchner, Silke Pietzsch, Carmel Dolan, Natasha Lelijveld and André Briend

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:28

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  36. Content type: Research

    Alcohol and illicit drugs are associated with the discontinuation of tuberculosis (TB) treatment and can compromise the immune system. We estimated the impact of alcohol disorder and the use of illicit drug on...

    Authors: Daniele M. Pelissari and Fredi A. Diaz-Quijano

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:45

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  37. Content type: Research

    In Germany, there are no measurement tools to assess the general health literacy of adolescents. The aim of the study “Measurement of Health Literacy Among Adolescents” (MOHLAA) is to develop such a tool for u...

    Authors: Olga Maria Domanska, Christiane Firnges, Torsten Michael Bollweg, Kristine Sørensen, Christine Holmberg and Susanne Jordan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:46

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  38. Content type: Systematic review

    Acute poisoning is a common reason for emergency department visit and hospitalization worldwide with major morbidity and mortality. The burden of poisoning exposures in Africa is a significant public health co...

    Authors: Legese Chelkeba, Abera Mulatu, Dessalegn Feyissa, Firomsa Bekele and Behailu Terefe Tesfaye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:34

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  39. Content type: Research

    Cross-country comparisons of health system performance have become increasingly important. Clear evidence is needed on the prioritization of health system performance assessment (HSPA) indicators. Selected “le...

    Authors: Nataša Perić, Maria M. Hofmarcher and Judit Simon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:32

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  40. Content type: Research

    Representative and reliable data on health and health determinants of the population and population sub-groups are needed for evidence-informed policy making; planning and evaluation of prevention programmes; ...

    Authors: Hanna Tolonen, Päivikki Koponen, Ala’a Al-kerwi, Nada Capkova, Simona Giampaoli, Jennifer Mindell, Laura Paalanen, Maria Ruiz-Castell, Antonia Trichopoulou and Kari Kuulasmaa

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:38

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  41. Content type: Research

    To date Health information (HI) in the European Union does not comprise indicators or other information related to impacts of hazardous chemicals in consumer products, food, drinking water or air on the health...

    Authors: Anke Joas, Miriam Schöpel, Madlen David, Maribel Casas, Gudrun Koppen, Marta Esteban, Lisbeth E. Knudsen, Martine Vrijheid, Greet Schoeters, Argelia Castaño Calvo, Gerda Schwedler, Marike Kolossa-Gehring and Reinhard Joas

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:27

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  42. Content type: Research

    Population-based registries implement the comprehensive collection of all disease events that occur in a well-characterized population within a certain time period and represent the preferred tools for disease...

    Authors: Luigi Palmieri, Giovanni Veronesi, Giovanni Corrao, Giuseppe Traversa, Marco M. Ferrario, Giovanni Nicoletti, Anna Di Lonardo, Chiara Donfrancesco, Flavia Carle and Simona Giampaoli

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:31

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  43. Content type: Research

    In 2005, the European Union (EU) started to use a disability-free life expectancy, known as Healthy Life Years (HLY), to monitor progress in the strategic European policies such as the 2000 Lisbon strategy. HL...

    Authors: Petronille Bogaert, Herman Van Oyen, Isabelle Beluche, Emmanuelle Cambois and Jean-Marie Robine

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:30

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  44. Content type: Correction

    The author requests to correct errors in the original article [1]. Area where it needs amendment are as follows.

    Authors: Stanley Chitekwe, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Assaye Tolla and Mark Myatt

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:40

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    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2018 76:19

  45. Content type: Research

    The effect of Human Immunodeficiency Virus-1 (HIV-1) on CD4+ Th2 cells is hypothesized to affect parasitological diagnosis of Schistosoma mansoni using Kato Katz technique. Thus, the use of more sensitive techniq...

    Authors: Humphrey D. Mazigo, Stella Kepha and Safari M. Kinung’hi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:29

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