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  1. Several kinds of pressure can lead to the emergence of infectious diseases. In the case of zoonoses emerging from livestock, one of the most significant changes that has taken place since the mid twentieth cen...

    Authors: Marius Gilbert, Xiangming Xiao and Timothy P. Robinson
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:48
  2. Socio-demographic variables are widely known to have an association with the presence of any disability. However, the association between the severity of locomotor disability and socio-demographic variables ha...

    Authors: Ilias Mahmud, Lynda Clarke and George B. Ploubidis
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:47
  3. Poor infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practices in the first 2 years of age are among major causes of childhood malnutrition, in developing countries including Ethiopia. It results in irreversible outcome...

    Authors: Mekonnen Tegegne, Semere Sileshi, Tomas Benti, Mulusew Teshome and Haile Woldie
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:53
  4. The burden of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is estimated using unadjusted prevalence estimates. SAM is an acute condition and many children with SAM will either recover or die within a few weeks. Estimating ...

    Authors: Assaye Bulti, André Briend, Nancy M. Dale, Arjan De Wagt, Faraja Chiwile, Stanley Chitekwe, Chris Isokpunwu and Mark Myatt
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:66
  5. Anemia is responsible for 20% of maternal mortality worldwide, and it is associated with premature birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality. In Ethiopia, about 22% of pregnant women are anemic. However, l...

    Authors: Abera Abay, Haile Woldie Yalew, Amare Tariku and Ejigu Gebeye
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:51
  6. The Zika virus disease (ZVD) has had a huge impact on public health in Colombia for the numbers of people affected and the presentation of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly cases associated to ZVD.

    Authors: Nelson Méndez, Misael Oviedo-Pastrana, Salim Mattar, Isaac Caicedo-Castro and German Arrieta
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:65
  7. Statistical methods to model the usual dietary intake of foods in a population generally ignore the additional information on the never-consumers. The objective of this study is to determine the added value of...

    Authors: Cloë Ost, Karin A. A. De Ridder, Jean Tafforeau and Herman Van Oyen
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:46
  8. Elaborating from the European One Health/Ecohealth (OH/EH) workshop that took place in fall 2016 and aimed to bring together different communities and explore collaborative potential, the creation of European ...

    Authors: Hans Keune, Lucette Flandroy, Séverine Thys, Nick De Regge, Marcella Mori, Nicolas Antoine-Moussiaux, Maarten P.M. Vanhove, Javiera Rebolledo, Steven Van Gucht, Isra Deblauwe, Wim Hiemstra, Barbara Häsler, Aurélie Binot, Sara Savic, Simon R. Ruegg, Sjerp De Vries…
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:64
  9. Because underweight in adolescents poses several health problems, it is important to prevent it in adolescence. For the prevention of underweight, it is necessary to investigate risk factors, especially lifest...

    Authors: Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Rimei Nishimura, Shohei Nomoto, Hiromi Hoshino and Akatsuki Kokaze
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:45
  10. This invited commentary aims to highlight 3 recommendations to rationalize antimicrobial consumption in livestock, in order to minimize the spread of resistant bacteria and simultaneously safeguarding animal a...

    Authors: Boudewijn Catry
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:62
  11. In Belgium, socio-economic inequalities in mortality have long been described at country-level. As Belgium is a federal state with many responsibilities in health policies being transferred to the regional lev...

    Authors: Françoise Renard, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Sylvie Gadeyne, Jean Tafforeau and Patrick Deboosere
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:44
  12. Sedentary behaviour in children is related to different health consequences such as overweight and cardio-metabolic diseases that can track into adulthood. Previous studies have shown that children spend hours...

    Authors: Belinda Hoffmann, Sarah Kettner, Tamara Wirt, Olivia Wartha, Lina Hermeling, Jürgen M. Steinacker and Susanne Kobel
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:63
  13. Influenza-like illness (ILI) is an important public health problem worldwide. In the Central African Republic, acute infectious diseases are the commonest reason for consultation. The Institut Pasteur of Bangu...

    Authors: Alexandre Manirakiza, Marie-Yvette Batoumbou Ketta, Ulrich Vickos, Giscard Francis Komoyo, Sandra Garba-ouangole, Colette Bangue, Edgar Djimbele, Ombretta Pasotti, Eugene Kanga, Eloi Nicaise Mboufoungou, Brice Martial Yambiyo, Kathleen Victoir, Jean-Chrysostome Gody, Mirdad Kazanji and Emmanuel Nakoune
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:61
  14. Reducing physical inactivity among the population is a challenge for many nations. Targeting leisure time physical activity (LTPA) may be useful in increasing overall physical activity as it is assumed it is a...

    Authors: Sanhapan Thanamee, Kanokporn Pinyopornpanish, Apichai Wattanapisit, Suparerk Suerungruang, Kanittha Thaikla, Wichuda Jiraporncharoen and Chaisiri Angkurawaranon
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:41
  15. South-Asian countries are considered to be a potential breeding ground for HIV epidemic. Although the prevalence of this incurable disease is low in Bangladesh, women still have been identified as more vulnera...

    Authors: Md. Tuhin Sheikh, Md. Nizam Uddin and Jahidur Rahman Khan
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:59
  16. This study examined the reliability of measures of correlates of dietary behaviours (DBs), physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviour (SB) for Hong Kong adolescents.

    Authors: Ester Cerin, Cindy H. P. Sit, Anthony Barnett, Wendy Y. J. Huang, Gemma Y. Gao, Stephen H. S. Wong and James F. Sallis
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:38
  17. Research conducted by Ward, Muller, Tsourtos, et al. (Soc Sci Med 72(7):1140–1148, 2011) has led to the development of the psycho-social interactive model of resilience, which reveals the interaction between i...

    Authors: A. L. Wilson, D. McNaughton, S. B. Meyer and P. R. Ward
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:56
  18. This methodological paper describes the integration of the ‘European Health Interview Survey wave 2’ (EHIS 2) into the ‘German Health Update’ 2014/2015 (GEDA 2014/2015-EHIS).

    Authors: C. Lange, J.D. Finger, J. Allen, S. Born, J. Hoebel, R. Kuhnert, S. Müters, J. Thelen, P. Schmich, M. Varga, E. von der Lippe, M. Wetzstein and T. Ziese
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:40
  19. Public health messaging about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) sometimes conveys the problem as an epidemic. We outline why AMR is a serious endemic problem manifested in hospital and community-acquired infections.

    Authors: C. Raina MacIntyre and Chau Minh Bui
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:54
  20. Human brucellosis remains the commonest zoonotic disease worldwide with more than 500 000 new cases annually. Understanding the biology of Brucella infections and the transmission patterns at the wildlife/livesto...

    Authors: Jacques Godfroid
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:34
  21. Nepal is facing double burden of injecting drug use and HIV, yet the problem of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) has not been so well addressed, where there is large population known to be at risk for HCV. This study a...

    Authors: Sampurna Kakchapati, Manju Maharjan, Bir Bahadhur Rawal and Sameer Mani Dixit
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:39
  22. Acknowledging the health system strengthening agenda, the World Health Organization (WHO) has formulated a health systems framework that describes health systems in terms of six building blocks. This study aim...

    Authors: Tsegahun Manyazewal
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:50
  23. Healthcare providers’ accreditation is one of the standard means of assuring quality services. This paper examines the pattern of National Health Insurance Scheme accreditation results among private healthcare...

    Authors: Abena Agyeiwaa Lamptey, Eric Nsiah-Boateng, Samuel Agyei Agyemang and Moses Aikins
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:36
  24. This study focuses on the health impact of the labour market position, since recent research indicates that exposure to both unemployment and precarious employment causes serious harm to people’s health and we...

    Authors: Karen Van Aerden, Sylvie Gadeyne and Christophe Vanroelen
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:55
  25. Under nutrition remains a serious problem among children in Sub-Saharan Africa. Analysing how diets composed of local foods could achieve nutritional goals for infants and young children in low-income settings...

    Authors: Jofrey Raymond, Morris Agaba, Clara Mollay, Jerman W. Rose and Neema Kassim
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:60
  26. Obstetric danger signs are not the literal obstetric complications, merely symptoms that are well named by non-clinical personnel. The identification of these danger signs and its relation with complications d...

    Authors: Desalegn Tsegaw Hibstu and Yadeshi Demisse Siyoum
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:35
  27. In remote rural areas of Pakistan, access to the maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) care provided by a skilled health provider is quite difficult. There are many reasons such as women’s restricted socia...

    Authors: Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Qayyum Noorani and Shazia Abbas
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:57
  28. In Belgium, different routine surveillance systems are in place to follow-up Lyme borreliosis trends. However, accurate data on the disease and monetary burden for the different clinical manifestations are lac...

    Authors: Laurence Geebelen, Tinne Lernout, Benoît Kabamba-Mukadi, Veroniek Saegeman, Hein Sprong, Steven Van Gucht, Philippe Beutels, Niko Speybroeck and Katrien Tersago
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:42
  29. This paper evaluated the implementation West Central Alabama Area Health Education Center programs for high school students in grades 9–12 through participant-reported evaluations and feedback during the  Sept...

    Authors: Ashruta Patel, Regina J. Knox, Alicia Logan and Katie Summerville
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:32
  30. Undernutrition among children continues to be a major public health problem in developing countries. In Ethiopian, 44% of under-five children were stunted while 29% and 10% were underweight and wasted respecti...

    Authors: Hiwot Darsene, Ayele Geleto, Abebaw Gebeyehu and Solomon Meseret
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:29
  31. In Ghana, Expanded Programme on Immunization administrative coverages are usually high while childhood immunization status remains low. Majority of children do not receive all the recommended 7 vaccines in 15 ...

    Authors: Martin Nyaaba Adokiya, Benjamin Baguune and Joyce Aputere Ndago
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:28
  32. Recent studies suggest that the incidence and severity of tuberculosis is associated with low levels of vitamin D. Even though individuals living in Ethiopia have a high exposure to sunlight which is a source ...

    Authors: Meseret Workineh, Biniam Mathewos, Beyene Moges, Adissu Gize, Sisay Getie, Olle Stendahl, Thomas Schon and Ebba Abate
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:25
  33. In Ethiopia, child wasting has remained a public health problem for a decade’s, suggesting the need to further monitoring of the problem. Hence, this study aimed at assessing the prevalence of wasting and asso...

    Authors: Amare Tariku, Gashaw Andargie Bikis, Haile Woldie, Molla Mesele Wassie and Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:26
  34. One of the main objectives of the Ghana National Health Insurance Scheme, at its establishment in 2003, was to ease financial burden of the full cost recovery policy, particularly on the poor. However, current...

    Authors: Akwasi Kumi-Kyereme, Hubert Amu and Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:24
  35. Despite the fact that breastfeeding promotes optimal health and growth for infants and young children, inappropriate feeding practice, such as prelacteal feeding increases the risk of neonatal death and illnes...

    Authors: Melaku Kindie Yenit, Haregewoyn Genetu and Amare Tariku
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:23
  36. The adequacy of micronutrient intake is a public health concern, as both insufficient and excessive intake levels may result in adverse health effects. Data on dietary intake are needed to evaluate potential ...

    Authors: Isabelle Moyersoen, Stefaan Demarest, Karin De Ridder, Jean Tafforeau, Carl Lachat and John Van Camp
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:31
  37. Misuse of alcohol, including single risky occasion drinking (RSOD) is associated with a number of health, social and economic consequences. While research demonstrates that many factors contribute to individua...

    Authors: Ellen Rafferty, William Ian Andrew Bonner, Jillian Code, Keely McBride, Mustafa Andkhoie, Richa Tikoo, Stephanie McClean, Colleen Dell, Michael Szafron and Marwa Farag
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:22
  38. Female Sex Workers (FSWs) are considered to be at high risk for transmission of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and are defined as a priority of the national HIV/AIDS response in the Republic of Congo (...

    Authors: Fabien Roch Niama, Nadia Claricelle Loukabou Bongolo, Pembe Issamou Mayengue, Franck Fortuné Mboussou, Edith Sophie Kombo Bayonne, Florian Michael Kouckodila Nzingoula, Louis Regis Dossou-Yovo, Igor Louzolo, Mandingha Kosso Etoka-Beka, Achile Lanzy, Irène Yameogo, Davy Louvouezo, Simon Charles Kobawila, Marie-Francke Puruhence and Henri Joseph Parra
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:21
  39. In Ethiopia, child undernutrition remains to be a major public health challenge and a contributing factor for child mortality and morbidity. To reduce the problem, it is apparent to identify determinants of ch...

    Authors: Zewdie Aderaw Alemu, Ahmed Ali Ahmed, Alemayehu Worku Yalew, Belay Simanie Birhanu and Benjamin F. Zaitchik
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:27
  40. We kindly thank the journal for the opportunity to respond to the recent comments made regarding our manuscript entitled “Acute mountain sickness among tourists visiting the high-altitude city of Lhasa, Tibet,...

    Authors: Gonggalanzi and Per Nafstad
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:20
  41. In the aftermath of the 2008 Great Recession, youth unemployment rates in the Brussels Capital Region (BCR) increased. The aim of this study is firstly to investigate the evolution of the mental health gap bet...

    Authors: Kelly Huegaerts, Vanessa Puig-Barrachina and Christophe Vanroelen
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:19
  42. Climate change is an urgent global issue and the food sector is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions (GHGE). Here we study if a diet low in GHGE could be a nutritious diet compared to the Nordic Nut...

    Authors: Katarina Bälter, Camilla Sjörs, Arvid Sjölander, Christopher Gardner, Fredrik Hedenus and Annika Tillander
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:17
  43. Tuberculosis remains to be a major public health problem among under developed world due to delay in detection and treatment of patients with active TB. In Ethiopia, tuberculosis has been recognized as a major...

    Authors: Tigist Mohammed, Kidist Daniel, Degefa Helamo and Taye Leta
    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2017 75:16

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