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  1. Methodology

    Implementation of the European health interview survey (EHIS) into the German health update (GEDA)

    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).

    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

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:40

    Published on: 18 September 2017

  2. Research

    Social determinants and risk behaviors associated with prevalent Hepatitis C and HIV/HCV co-infection among male injection drug users in Nepal

    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...

    Sampurna Kakchapati, Manju Maharjan, Bir Bahadhur Rawal and Sameer Mani Dixit

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:39

    Published on: 4 September 2017

  3. Research

    Analysis of nutritional adequacy of local foods for meeting dietary requirements of children aged 6-23 months in rural central Tanzania

    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...

    Jofrey Raymond, Morris Agaba, Clara Mollay, Jerman W. Rose and Neema Kassim

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:60

    Published on: 17 August 2017

  4. Research

    Knowledge of obstetric danger signs and associated factors among pregnant women attending antenatal care at health facilities of Yirgacheffe town, Gedeo zone, Southern Ethiopia

    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...

    Desalegn Tsegaw Hibstu and Yadeshi Demisse Siyoum

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:35

    Published on: 14 August 2017

  5. Research

    Community based saving groups: an innovative approach to overcome the financial and social barriers in health care seeking by the women in the rural remote communities of Pakistan

    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...

    Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Qayyum Noorani and Shazia Abbas

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:57

    Published on: 10 August 2017

  6. Study protocol

    The HUMTICK study: protocol for a prospective cohort study on post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome and the disease and cost burden of Lyme borreliosis in Belgium

    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...

    Laurence Geebelen, Tinne Lernout, Benoît Kabamba-Mukadi, Veroniek Saegeman, Hein Sprong, Steven Van Gucht, Philippe Beutels, Niko Speybroeck and Katrien Tersago

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:42

    Published on: 7 August 2017

  7. Research

    Evaluation of immunization coverage and its associated factors among children 12–23 months of age in Techiman Municipality, Ghana, 2016

    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 ...

    Martin Nyaaba Adokiya, Benjamin Baguune and Joyce Aputere Ndago

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:28

    Published on: 26 June 2017

  8. Research

    Vitamin D deficiency among newly diagnosed tuberculosis patients and their household contacts: a comparative cross-sectional study

    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 ...

    Meseret Workineh, Biniam Mathewos, Beyene Moges, Adissu Gize, Sisay Getie, Olle Stendahl, Thomas Schon and Ebba Abate

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:25

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  9. Research

    Child wasting is a severe public health problem in the predominantly rural population of Ethiopia: A community based cross–sectional study

    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...

    Amare Tariku, Gashaw Andargie Bikis, Haile Woldie, Molla Mesele Wassie and Abebaw Gebeyehu Worku

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:26

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  10. Research

    Infant feeding counseling and knowledge are the key determinants of prelacteal feeding among HIV exposed infants attending public hospitals in Ethiopia

    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...

    Melaku Kindie Yenit, Haregewoyn Genetu and Amare Tariku

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:23

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  11. Study protocol

    Fat-soluble vitamin intake from the consumption of food, fortified food and supplements: design and methods of the Belgian VITADEK study

    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 ...

    Isabelle Moyersoen, Stefaan Demarest, Karin De Ridder, Jean Tafforeau, Carl Lachat and John Van Camp

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:31

    Published on: 16 May 2017

  12. Research

    Factors influencing risky single occasion drinking in Canada and policy implications

    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...

    Ellen Rafferty, William Ian Andrew Bonner, Jillian Code, Keely McBride, Mustafa Andkhoie, Richa Tikoo, Stephanie McClean, Colleen Dell, Michael Szafron and Marwa Farag

    Archives of Public Health 2017 75:22

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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