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  1. Air pollution, green space and smoking are known to affect human health. However, less is known about their underlying biological mechanisms. One of these mechanisms could be biological aging. In this study, w...

    Authors: Pauline Hautekiet, Tim S. Nawrot, Stefaan Demarest, Johan Van der Heyden, Ilse Van Overmeire, Eva M. De Clercq and Nelly D. Saenen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:105

    Content type: Research

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  2. Ethiopia is currently planning to introduce Social Health Insurance (SHI) that will lead to universal health coverage and assist a country to achieve its health system’s objectives and to prevent the catastrop...

    Authors: Abuneh Zemene, Adane Kebede, Asmamaw Atnafu and Tsegaye Gebremedhin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:104

    Content type: Research

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  3. Seasonal influenza epidemics yearly affects 5–15% of the world’s population, resulting in 3–5 million serious cases and up to 650,000 deaths. According to the 2017–2019 Italian National Immunisation Plan, free...

    Authors: Armando Stefanati, Silvia Lupi, Gianluca Campo, Silvia Cocchio, Patrizia Furlan, Vincenzo Baldo and Giovanni Gabutti

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:103

    Content type: Research

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  4. unmet need for family planning is a common cause of uninteded pregnancy which mostly end up with abortion. Many studies were conducted on predictors of unmet need of family planning in Ethiopia. But, up until ...

    Authors: Temesgen Getaneh, Ayenew Negesse, Getenet Dessie, Melaku Desta and Tebabere Moltot

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:102

    Content type: Research

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  5. An elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and a low aspartate aminotransferase (AST) to ALT ratio (AST/ALT ratio) suggest nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, increasing the risk...

    Authors: Eri Ozaki, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Satsue Nagahama, Jun Muramatsu, Takahiko Chono, Takayoshi Ito, Haruhiro Inoue and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:101

    Content type: Research

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  6. Undernutrition and HIV/AIDS are highly prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa, Ethiopia inclusive as linked in a vicious cycle. Thus, several studies have documented that undernutrition among HIV/AIDS patients increa...

    Authors: Tsegu Hailu Gebru, Haftea Hagos Mekonen and Kbrom Gemechu Kiros

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:100

    Content type: Research

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  7. Hypertension is among the growing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in developing countries and the leading cause of death worldwide. Pastoral areas have been identified to be at a higher risk of diseases due t...

    Authors: Ahmed Gharib Khamis, Mbazi Senkoro, Akwilina Wendelin Mwanri, Katharina Kreppel, Sayoki Godfrey Mfinanga, Bassirou Bonfoh and Gideon Kwesigabo

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:99

    Content type: Research

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  8. Despite a decline in global adolescent birth rate, many countries in South East Asia still experience a slower pace decline in adolescent birth rates. Timor-Leste is one of the countries in the region with the...

    Authors: Sanni Yaya, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Kelechi Elizabeth Oladimeji and Gebretsadik Shibre

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:98

    Content type: Research

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  9. Despite the promising evidence of health-promoting and preventive interventions for maintaining health among older people, not all interventions can be implemented due to limited resources. Due to the variatio...

    Authors: Saranda Bajraktari, Marlene Sandlund and Magnus Zingmark

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:97

    Content type: Systematic review

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  10. Undernutrition is a significant public health problem in a developing country like Ethiopia. Even if the cause of malnutrition is multifactorial, it is mainly related to socioeconomical, political, and health-...

    Authors: Melaku Tadege Engidaw and Alemayehu Digssie Gebremariam

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:96

    Content type: Research

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  11. Psoriasis (PsO) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are chronic diseases that affect patients’ quality of life. The purpose of the present study was to develop a pilot outcome-based, patient-centric management model...

    Authors: Simon Francis Thomsen, Lone Skov, Lars Erik Kristensen, Morten Størling Hedegaard, Jakob Kjellberg, Tanja Schjødt Jørgensen, Søren Brenøe and Rikke Dodge

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:95

    Content type: Research

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  12. Three different diagnostic criteria are used to identify children aged 6 to 59 months with acute malnutrition: weight-for-height (WHZ), middle upper arm circumference (MUAC) and bilateral pitting oedema. Preva...

    Authors: Tomás Zaba, Mara Nyawo and Jose Luis Álvarez Morán

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:94

    Content type: Research

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  13. Mental health problems among young people is a worldwide public health concern. There has been an increase in mental health problems among young people in the Nordic countries in the last 25 years, particularl...

    Authors: Katrin Häggström Westberg, Jens M. Nygren, Maria Nyholm, Ing-Marie Carlsson and Petra Svedberg

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:93

    Content type: Research

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  14. Legionnaires’ disease (LD) is a severe bacterial infection causing pneumonia. Surveillance commonly underestimates the true incidence as not all cases are laboratory confirmed and reported to public health aut...

    Authors: Christina Fastl, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Dieter van Cauteren, Adrien Lajot, Mathias Leroy, Valeska Laisnez, Carole Schirvel, Romain Mahieu, Denis Pierard, Charlotte Michel and Stéphanie Jacquinet

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:92

    Content type: Research

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  15. Acceptance of Disability-Adjusted Life Year (DALY) as a measure of health summary and progression has increased over the years, which in turn has instigated comparative analysis studies of DALY across time and...

    Authors: Nitya Saxena and Deepak Sethia

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:91

    Content type: Methodology

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  16. Global health education (GHE) is spreading in Europe and in other parts of the world. Since 2008, Sapienza University of Rome has offered activities to medical and other health profession students related to g...

    Authors: Giulia Civitelli, Gianfranco Tarsitani, Alessandro Rinaldi and Maurizio Marceca

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:90

    Content type: Research

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  17. After prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is the second leading cause of perinatal mortality. IUGR has significant consequences in fetal, neonatal, and adult life. Currently, Ethiopia lacks inf...

    Authors: Desalegn Tesfa, Melaku Tadege, Alemayehu Digssie and Sofonyas Abebaw

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:89

    Content type: Research

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  18. Australia’s 1996 national burden of disease (BoD) study was one of the first in the world and updates have continued over the following two decades with the fifth study now underway. The studies adapt the glob...

    Authors: Lynelle Moon, Michelle Gourley, John Goss, Miriam Lum On, Paula Laws, Anna Reynolds and Richard Juckes

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:88

    Content type: Commentary

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  19. Despite a well-established fact that same-day or rapid ART initiation after a positive HIV test result is vital for faster viral suppression and for prevention of further sexual transmissions of HIV, there is ...

    Authors: Nurilign Abebe Moges, Olubukola Adeponle Adesina, Micheal A. Okunlola and Yemane Berhane

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:87

    Content type: Research

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  20. The Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY) is a measure to prioritize in the public health field. In the Netherlands, the DALY estimates are calculated since 1997 and are included in the Public Health Status and...

    Authors: Henk B. M. Hilderink, Marjanne H. D. Plasmans, M. J. J. C. (René) Poos, Petra E. D. Eysink and Ronald Gijsen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:85

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. Breast cancer (BC) is a non-communicable disease with increased morbidity and mortality. Early detection of BC contributes to prompt linkage to care and reduction of complications associated with BC. Breast se...

    Authors: Roseline H. Udoh, Mohammed Tahiru, Monica Ansu-Mensah, Vitalis Bawontuo, Frederick Inkum Danquah and Desmond Kuupiel

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:84

    Content type: Systematic review

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  22. Nutritional psychiatry is an emerging field of research and it is currently exploring the impact of nutrition and obesity on brain function and mental illness. Prior studies links between obesity, nutrition an...

    Authors: Manik Ahuja, Thiveya Sathiyaseelan, Rajvi J. Wani and Praveen Fernandopulle

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:83

    Content type: Research

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  23. Around 48% of all pregnancies in low- and middle-income countries are unintended. Unintended pregnancy may contribute to lower use of antenatal care (ANC); however, current research in the area is largely inco...

    Authors: Md Nuruzzaman Khan, Melissa L. Harris, Christopher Oldmeadow and Deborah Loxton

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:81

    Content type: Research

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  24. Majority of maternal deaths are avoidable through quality obstetric care such as Cesarean Section (CS). However, in low-and middle-income countries, many women are still dying due to lack of obstetric services...

    Authors: Gebretsadik Shibre, Betregiorgis Zegeye, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Mpho Keetile and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:80

    Content type: Research

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  25. Hand hygiene (HH) is considered one of the most important measures to prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Most studies focus on HH compliance within the hospital setting, whereas little is known fo...

    Authors: Nataliya Hilt, Mariëtte Lokate, Alfons OldeLoohuis, Marlies E. J. L. Hulscher, Alex W. Friedrich and Andreas Voss

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:79

    Content type: Research

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  26. During the last decade, the European Union initiated several projects in the domains of public and environmental health. Within this framework, BRIDGE Health (Bridging Information and Data Generation for Evide...

    Authors: Madlen David, Gerda Schwedler, Lena Reiber, Hanna Tolonen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Marta Esteban López, Anke Joas, Miriam Schöpel, Alexandra Polcher and Marike Kolossa-Gehring

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:78

    Content type: Research

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  27. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends the vaccination against Hepatitis B virus in all infants and children up to the age of 18 years. In addition, adults in high-risk groups should also be vaccinated...

    Authors: Mariam M. Mirambo, Emmanuel Mkumbo, Hadija Selega, Betrand Msemwa, Martha F. Mushi, Vitus Silago, Jeremiah Seni, Stephen E. Mshana and Christa Kasang

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:76

    Content type: Research

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  28. The current study aimed to measure and decompose socioeconomic-related inequalities in DMFT (decayed, missing, and filled teeth) index among adults in Iran.

    Authors: Farid Najafi, Satar Rezaei, Mohammad Hajizadeh, Moslem Soofi, Yahya Salimi, Ali Kazemi Karyani, Shahin Soltani, Sina Ahmadi, Enayatollah Homaie Rad, Behzad Karami Matin, Yahya Pasdar, Behrooz Hamzeh, Mehdi Moradi Nazar, Ali Mohammadi, Hossein Poustchi, Nazgol Motamed-Gorji…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:75

    Content type: Research

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  29. Maternal and child mortalities are the main public health problems worldwide and both are the major health concern in developing countries such as Africa and Asia. The fertility behavior of women characterized...

    Authors: Zemenu Tadesse Tessema, Melkalem Mamuye Azanaw, Yeaynmarnesh Asmare Bukayaw and Kassahun Alemu Gelaye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:74

    Content type: Research

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  30. The practice of clinical radiology has become more sedentary in the era of the Picture Archiving and Communication System. Physical inactivity is a well-known risk factor for various chronic diseases. This stu...

    Authors: Mohammed Al Gadeeb, Ali Hassan, Omran Al Dandan, Malak Al Shammari, Mawaheb Kalalah, Najwa Zabeeri, Abdulaziz Farea, Danya Gari and Hind S. Alsaif

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:73

    Content type: Research

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  31. e-health literacy can facilitate the uptake of benefits of health for older adults. In this review, we aimed to tabulate the types and outcomes of the theory-based e-health interventions that had been applied ...

    Authors: Sara Pourrazavi, Kamiar Kouzekanani, Shahrzad Bazargan-Hejazi, Abdolreza Shaghaghi, Mina Hashemiparast, Zahra Fathifar and Hamid Allahverdipour

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:72

    Content type: Systematic review

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  32. Understanding the association between sarcopenia-related variables and several risk factors may help to implement interventions aimed at preventing its occurrence by reducing or controlling the identified risk...

    Authors: Erika Aparecida Silveira, Jacqueline Danesio de Souza, Annelisa Silva e Alves de Carvalho Santos, Andrea Batista de Souza Canheta, Valéria Pagotto and Matias Noll

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:71

    Content type: Research

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  33. The emergency of drug resistant tuberculosis is a major public health concern worldwide including Ethiopia. However, little is known about risk factors of mortality among drug resistant tuberculosis patients i...

    Authors: Daniel Bekele Ketema, Muluneh Alene, Moges Agazhe Assemie, Leltework Yismaw and Mehari Woldemariam Merid

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:69

    Content type: Research

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  34. Low back pain (LBP) is a public health concern and a leading cause of ill health. A high prevalence of musculoskeletal complaints has been reported for Malta, a small European state. The aim was to estimate fo...

    Authors: Sarah Cuschieri, Grant M. A. Wyper, Neville Calleja, Vanessa Gorasso and Brecht Devleesschauwer

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:68

    Content type: Research

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  35. In 1995, Eide and Gefeller introduced the concepts of sequential and average attributable fractions as methods to partition the risk of disease among differing exposures. In particular, sequential attributable...

    Authors: John Ferguson, Maurice O’Connell and Martin O’Donnell

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:67

    Content type: Research

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  36. Many diet-related surveys have been conducted in England over the past four to five decades. Yet, diet-related ill-health is estimated to cost the NHS £5.8 billion annually. There has been no recent assessment...

    Authors: Monique Campbell, Dianna Smith, Janis Baird, Christina Vogel and Emeritus Graham Moon

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:66

    Content type: Methodology

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  37. Body fat estimation allows measuring changes over time attributed to interventions and treatments in different settings such as hospitals, clinical practice, nursing homes and research. However, only few studi...

    Authors: Erika Aparecida Silveira, Larissa Silva Barbosa, Ana Paula Santos Rodrigues, Matias Noll and Cesar De Oliveira

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:65

    Content type: Research

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  38. Preterm birth is a worldwide epidemic and a leading cause of neonatal mortality. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the incidence, risk factors and consequences of preterm birth in Nepal.

    Authors: Abhishek Gurung, Johan Wrammert, Avinash K. Sunny, Rejina Gurung, Netra Rana, Yuba Nidhi Basaula, Prajwal Paudel, Amrit Pokhrel and Ashish KC

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:64

    Content type: Research

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  39. In attempting to predict the further course of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic caused by SARS-CoV-2, mathematical models of different types are frequently employed and calibrated to reported ...

    Authors: Jan Fuhrmann and Maria Vittoria Barbarossa

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:63

    Content type: Commentary

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  40. The purpose of this study was to examine the extent to which a national nutrition communication campaign (NNCC) intervention providing interpersonal communication (IPC) was associated with improved knowledge a...

    Authors: Cecily Starkweather, Ayla Guarino, Natalie Bennion, Malynne Cottam, Josie McGhie, Kirk A. Dearden, Otte Santika, Hafizah Jusril, Cougar Hall, Benjamin T. Crookston, Mary Linehan, Scott Torres, Cudjoe Bennett and Joshua H. West

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:62

    Content type: Research

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  41. Ethiopia is struggling to achieve the 2020 family planning target. But the current contraceptive prevalence uptake is low and dominated by short-acting methods. Contraceptive discontinuation rate is also high....

    Authors: Gedefaw Abeje Fekadu, Akinyinka O. Omigbodun, Olumuyiwa A. Roberts and Alemayehu Worku Yalew

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:36

    Content type: Research

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  42. Major birth defects increase the risk of fetal death and pediatric hospitalization, which also impact on healthcare costs. Sociodemographic factors can drastically affect reproductive health and be used to dis...

    Authors: Suzana de Souza, Fernando Kenji Nampo and Cezar Rangel Pestana

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:61

    Content type: Research

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  43. Health literacy is increasingly being recognized as a widespread public health challenge in Europe. This commentary explores the importance of health literacy amongst cancer patients (ie, cancer literacy) and ...

    Authors: Kristine Sørensen, Lydia E. Makaroff, Laurie Myers, Paul Robinson, Geoffrey J. Henning, Cathryn E. Gunther and Alexander E. Roediger

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:60

    Content type: Commentary

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  44. The analysis of the economic burden for childhood poisoning has great value in Morocco where there still exists a paucity of information on the subject. The objective of this study was to explore the economic ...

    Authors: Fatima Zohra Benabdellah, Abdelmajid Soulaymani, Abdelrhani Mokhtari, Rachida Soulaymani-Bencheikh, Abderrazzak Khadmaoui and Hinde Hami

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:59

    Content type: Research

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  45. The disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) summarize the burden of years of life lost (YLL) due to premature mortality and years lost due to disability (YLD). Our aim was to estimate the burden of ischemic hea...

    Authors: Laura Paalanen, Jaakko Reinikainen, Tommi Härkänen, Tiina Mattila, Tiina Laatikainen, Pekka Jousilahti and Hanna Tolonen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:58

    Content type: Research

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  46. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Grant M. A. Wyper, Ricardo Assunção, Sarah Cuschieri, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Eilidh Fletcher, Juanita A. Haagsma, Henk B. M. Hilderink, Jane Idavain, Tina Lesnik, Elena Von der Lippe, Marek Majdan, Milena S. Milicevic, Elena Pallari, José L. Peñalvo, Sara M. Pires, Dietrich Plaß…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2020 78:57

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Archives of Public Health 2020 78:47

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