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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2019 77:19

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2019 77:18

  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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

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

  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. The present case study investigated the feasibility of using manga (Japanese-style comic books) to promote physical activity and healthy eating behavior in Japanese patients with metabolic syndrome.

    Authors: Takashi Shimazaki, Munehiro Matsushita, Misa Iio and Koji Takenaka
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:26
  36. GALI or Global Activity Limitation Indicator is a global survey instrument measuring participation restriction. GALI is the measure underlying the European indicator Healthy Life Years (HLY). Gali has a substa...

    Authors: Herman Van Oyen, Petronille Bogaert, Renata T. C. Yokota and Nicolas Berger
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:25
  37. Recent research suggests that exercise stereotypes may influence physical activity through ego depletion and internalization mechanisms. The objective of this study was to better understand exercise stereotype...

    Authors: Laura Gray, Aïna Chalabaev, Jacques Durant, Eric Rosenthal, Christian Pradier, Martin Duracinsky, Isabelle Rouanet, Laura Schuft, Serge S. Colson and Fabienne d’Arripe-Longueville
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:23
  38. Given Nigeria’s status as the country with the second highest number of people living with HIV globally, and 9% of the total global burden of HIV being attributable to Nigeria alone in 2013, improving our unde...

    Authors: Lena Faust, Michael Ekholuenetale and Sanni Yaya
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:22
  39. The study aimed to analyze the nutritional status of Filipino children ages 0–60 months (0–5.0 years old) and 61–120 months (5.08–10.0 years old) in households headed by fisherfolks.

    Authors: Mario V. Capanzana, Divorah V. Aguila, Glen Melvin P. Gironella and Kristine V. Montecillo
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:24
  40. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) threatens the lives of millions of children worldwide particularly in low and middle-income countries (LMICs). Community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) is an appr...

    Authors: Stanley Chitekwe, Sibhatu Biadgilign, Assaye Tolla and Mark Myatt
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:19

    The Correction to this article has been published in Archives of Public Health 2018 76:40

  41. Hypertension has been recognized as a global health concern for developing countries and is scarcely described in many of these countries. In Pakistan, few population-based surveys evaluated the prevalence of ...

    Authors: Nabi Shah, Qasim Shah and Abdul Jabbar Shah
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:20
  42. Although gabapentin has been licensed in the European Union only for neuropathic pain and epilepsy for patients who have partial seizures, it has also been prescribed in treatment for substance use disorders. ...

    Authors: Luk Van Baelen, Karin De Ridder, Jérôme Antoine and Lies Gremeaux
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:17
  43. For our master thesis in medicine, we aimed to determine how many deaths were caused by and with dementia in 2014 and we compared our results with figures from abroad. The mortality rates of 2014 in Flanders w...

    Authors: Sofie Vandormael, Alexander Meirschaert, Jan Steyaert and Jan De Lepeleire
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:16
  44. Vaccination is an effective public health intervention for reducing childhood morbidity and mortality. It becomes more effective if the child receives the full course of the recommended doses. In Ethiopia, man...

    Authors: Melaku Kindie Yenit, Yalemzewod Assefa Gelaw and Atsede Mazengia Shiferaw
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2018 76:14

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