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  1. Anemia is one of the world’s leading cause of disability and the most serious global public health issues. This systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out very prudently in order to give up the pooled...

    Authors: Meseret Belete Fite, Nega Assefa and Bizatu Mengiste

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:219

    Content type: Systematic review

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  2. COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on ethnic minorities in the UK, raising questions about whether learning from the past few decades about the interplay between ethnicity and health inequalities has b...

    Authors: Mel Ramasawmy, Lydia Poole and Amitava Banerjee

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:218

    Content type: Commentary

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  3. The use of indigenous food (IF) such as green leafy vegetables and fruits in rural communities has been the primary source of their diet despite being replaced by food high in sugar and fats. South Africans ar...

    Authors: Gundo Nepfumbada, Tafadzwa Dzinamarira and Tivani Phosa Mashamba-Thompson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:217

    Content type: Research

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  4. Although several studies have attempted investigating sex-related knowledge, attitudes, and practices among young people in China, deeper insights were still needed to further understand how this population co...

    Authors: Ming Guan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:215

    Content type: Research

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  5. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains the region with the highest burden of anemia globally. Since anemia has both health and non-health-related consequences, its reduction is one of the Sustainable Development Goa...

    Authors: Betregiorgis Zegeye, Felix Emeka Anyiam, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Edward Kwabena Ameyaw, Eugene Budu, Abdul-Aziz Seidu and Sanni Yaya

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:214

    Content type: Research

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  6. More than 10 million Syrians have left their homes and sought refuge in neighboring countries, including Europe, since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, and immigration continues to this day....

    Authors: Feras Al Masri, Mattea Müller, Josefine Nebl, Theresa Greupner, Andreas Hahn and Dorothee Straka

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:213

    Content type: Research

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  7. District Health Network (DHN), one of Iran’s most successful health reforms, was launched in 1985 to provide primary health care (PHC), in response to health inequities in Iran. The present study aims to use i...

    Authors: Vahid Yazdi-Feyzabadi, Mohammad Bazyar and Sara Ghasemi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:212

    Content type: Research

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  8. Although Chinese government has dedicated the past decades to treating chronic diseases by primary healthcare system, many more residents are apt to choose higher-tier facilities to treat minor chronic disease...

    Authors: Xianglin Li, Mingzhu Jiang, Yingying Peng, Xiao Shen, Erping Jia and Juyang Xiong

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:211

    Content type: Research

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  9. Hypertension, a major cardiovascular disease risk factor exists several years without symptoms. Few data exist on prevalence and predictors of hypertension among apparently healthy Nigerian adults. This makes ...

    Authors: Rufina N. B. Ayogu, Mmesoma G. Ezeh and Adaobi M. Okafor

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:210

    Content type: Research

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  10. The knowledge of the key factors associated with fertility desire among people living with HIV/AIDS is crucial for the efficient planning of maternal and child health care programs. Fertility desire has genera...

    Authors: François Niragire, Celestin Ndikumana, Marie Gaudence Nyirahabimana and Dieudonne Uwizeye

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:209

    Content type: Research

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  11. Health indicators are used to monitor the health status and determinants of health of the population and population sub-groups, identify existing or emerging health problems which would require prevention and ...

    Authors: Hanna Tolonen, Jaakko Reinikainen, Päivikki Koponen, Hanna Elonheimo, Luigi Palmieri and Mariken J. Tijhuis

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:208

    Content type: Research

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  12. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccines can cause adverse events that can lead to vaccine hesitancy. This study aims at estimating the prevalence of severe adverse events (SAEs) and their associated f...

    Authors: Yao Rodion Konu, Fifonsi Adjidossi Gbeasor-Komlanvi, Mouhoudine Yerima, Arnold Junior Sadio, Martin Kouame Tchankoni, Wendpouire Ida Carine Zida-Compaore, Josée Nayo-Apetsianyi, Kossivi Agbélénko Afanvi, Sibabe Agoro, Mounerou Salou, Dadja Essoya Landoh, Atany B. Nyansa, Essohanam Boko, Moustafa Mijiyawa and Didier Koumavi Ekouevi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:207

    Content type: Research

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  13. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic represents a serious worldwide threat. Stranded Lebanese citizens abroad appealed to the Lebanese government to embark on citizen repatriation missions. We aim to do...

    Authors: Dalal Youssef, Atika Berry, Nada Ghosn, Mahmoud Zalzali, Riad Fadlallah, Linda Abou-Abbas and Hamad Hassan

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:206

    Content type: Research

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  14. Optimal nutrition in early child’s life plays a vital role in improving mental and motor development, reduces the possibility of contracting various infectious diseases and related deaths, decreases the risk o...

    Authors: Sewunet Sako Shagaro, Be’emnet Tekabe Mulugeta and Temesgen Dileba Kale

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:205

    Content type: Research

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  15. The importance of contraception use is immense for young girls of age 15–24 years. In literatures, there were significant attempts made to study factors associated with adolescent and young women contraception...

    Authors: Samuel Hailegebreal, Binyam Tariku Seboka, Mohammedjud Hassen Ahmed, Gizaw Hailiye Teferi, Zegaye Regasa, Beemnet Tekabe, Sewunet Sako and Girma Gilano

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:204

    Content type: Research

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  16. It is unclear that whether childhood neighborhood relationship is associated with mental health among middle-aged and older adults. To overcome this research gap, this study aimed to investigate the associatio...

    Authors: Jian Sun, Hongye Luo, Chaofan Li and Qianqiang Wang

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:203

    Content type: Research

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  17. Universal home visits to pregnant women and their spouses in Bauchi State, northern Nigeria, discussed local evidence about maternal and child health risks actionable by households. The expected results chain ...

    Authors: Loubna Belaid, Umaira Ansari, Khalid Omer, Yagana Gidado, Muhammed Chadi Baba, Lois Ezekiel Daniel, Neil Andersson and Anne Cockcroft

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:202

    Content type: Research

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  18. One of the most commonly used types of evaluation methods is cost-utility analysis (CUA), using the Quality Adjusted Life Year (QALY) indicator as a preference-based measure for assessing effects of a given pr...

    Authors: Ewa Kocot, Paulina Kotarba and Katarzyna Dubas-Jakóbczyk

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:201

    Content type: Systematic review

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  19. Health campaigns are an important aspect of preventive health work. They can aim to improve health literacy in rural areas where residents lack access to health information and knowledge, and to improve both l...

    Authors: Olav Johannes Hovland, Ane Falnes Hole, Mercy Grace Chiduo and Berit Johannessen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:199

    Content type: Research

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  20. Environmental pollutants are known to be ubiquitous and may present toxic effects (endocrine-disruption properties, carcinogenicity …) and represent a real threat to human health. The aim of the present pilot ...

    Authors: Trésor Bayebila Menanzambi, Patrice Dufour, Catherine Pirard, Jean Nsangu, Jean-Pierre Mufusama, Jérémie Mbinze Kindenge, Roland Marini Djang’eing’a and Corinne Charlier

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:197

    Content type: Methodology

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  21. In 2017, an estimated 5.3 million under-five children died annually in Sub-Saharan African countries, more than half of those deaths occurred in East Africa. Though East African countries share the huge burden...

    Authors: Getayeneh Antehunegn Tesema, Achamyeleh Birhanu Teshale and Zemenu Tadesse Tessema

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:196

    Content type: Research

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  22. The COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has presented itself as one of the most important health concerns of the 2020’s, and hit the geriatric populat...

    Authors: Maria E. Goossens, Kristof Y. Neven, Pieter Pannus, Cyril Barbezange, Isabelle Thomas, Steven Van Gucht, Katelijne Dierick, Marie-Noëlle Schmickler, Mathieu Verbrugghe, Nele Van Loon, Kevin K Ariën, Arnaud Marchant, Stanislas Goriely and Isabelle Desombere

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:195

    Content type: Research

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  23. The present study aims to analyse if dysmenorrhea is associated with activity limitations and participation restrictions in experencied by adult women.

    Authors: Luana Brito dos Santos, Caroline Wanderley Souto Ferreira, Caroline Gomes Gonçalves, Mikaela Aparecida de Oliveira Xavier, Jardelina Hermecina Dantas, Isabelle Ribeiro Barbosa, Saionara Maria Aires da Câmara and Diego Dantas

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:194

    Content type: Research

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  24. This study investigated the prevalence of wheezing, asthma, and eczema among Australian children using longitudinal data from birth to 15 years of age. This study also examined the association between maternal...

    Authors: Kabir Ahmad, Enamul Kabir, Gail M. Ormsby and Rasheda Khanam

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:193

    Content type: Research

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  25. The survival of pregnant women is one of great interest of the world and especially to a developing country like Ethiopia which had the highest maternal mortality ratios in the world due to low utilization of ...

    Authors: Kenaw Derebe Fentaw, Setegn Muche Fenta, Hailegebrael Birhan Biresaw and Solomon Sisay Mulugeta

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:192

    Content type: Research

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  26. Access to healthcare and service utilization are both considered essential factors for improving the general health and wellbeing of older people, especially at the time of COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the st...

    Authors: Peivand Bastani, Mohammadtaghi Mohammadpour, Mahnaz Samadbeik, Misagh Bastani, Giampiero Rossi-Fedele and Madhan Balasubramanian

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:190

    Content type: Research

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  27. Depression and anxiety disorder contribute to a significant part of the disease burden among men, yet many men refrain from seeking care or receive insufficient care when they do seek it. This is plausibly ass...

    Authors: Sara Olsson, Bo Burström, Gunnel Hensing and Jesper Löve

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:189

    Content type: Research

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  28. With the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), an existing national laboratory-based surveillance system was adapted to daily monitor the epidemiological situation of severe acute respiratory syndrome...

    Authors: Marjan Meurisse, Adrien Lajot, Yves Dupont, Marie Lesenfants, Sofieke Klamer, Javiera Rebolledo, Tinne Lernout, Mathias Leroy, Arnaud Capron, Johan Van Bussel, Sophie Quoilin, Emmanuel Andre, Kaat Kehoe, Luc Waumans, Jos Van Acker, Olivier Vandenberg…

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:188

    Content type: Methodology

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  29. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are a significant global public health issue that cause a high burden of disease, especially in low- and middle-income countries. Screening of key populations and early a...

    Authors: Maurine Murtagh, Karel Blondeel, Rosanna W. Peeling, James Kiarie and Igor Toskin

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:187

    Content type: Commentary

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  30. SARS-CoV-2 strains evolve continuously and accumulate mutations in their genomes over the course of the pandemic. The severity of a SARS-CoV-2 infection could partly depend on these viral genetic characteristi...

    Authors: Nina Van Goethem, Ben Serrien, Mathil Vandromme, Chloé Wyndham-Thomas, Lucy Catteau, Ruben Brondeel, Sofieke Klamer, Marjan Meurisse, Lize Cuypers, Emmanuel André, Koen Blot and Herman Van Oyen

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:185

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Healthy movement behaviors in early childhood are believed to track to adulthood, potentially imparting protective benefits against non-communicable diseases. Highlighting the collaborative and complementary r...

    Authors: Catherine M. Capio, Catalina S. M. Ng, Kevin K. H. Chung, Rachel A. Jones and Cindy H. P. Sit

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:184

    Content type: Study protocol

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  32. Determining people’s healthy behaviors related to COVID-19 could be effective in providing preventive measures. The present study aims to investigate preventive behaviors associated with COVID-19 including wea...

    Authors: Fatemeh Bakhtari Aghdam, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Kavous Shahsavarinia, Fatemeh Jafari, Leila Jahangiry and Neda Gilani

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:183

    Content type: Research

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  33. Intermittent Preventive Treatment (IPT) of malaria in pregnancy is a full therapeutic course of antimalarial sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) medicine given to pregnant women in their second trimester at routine...

    Authors: Eugene Kofuor Maafo Darteh, Kwamena Sekyi Dickson, Bright Opoku Ahinkorah, Bernard Afriyie Owusu, Joshua Okyere, Tarif Salihu, Vincent Bio Bediako, Eugene Budu, Wonder Agbemavi, Jane Odurowaah Edjah and Abdul-Aziz Seidu

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:182

    Content type: Research

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  34. Implementation of quality improvement (QI) practices varies considerably among public health units (PHUs) in Ontario. With the emphasis on continuous quality improvement (CQI) in the revised Ontario Public Hea...

    Authors: Madelyn P. Law, Alex Berry, Nicole Clarke, Graham Hay, Caitlin Muhl, Kelly Pilato, Danielle Hunter and Anna Larson

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:181

    Content type: Research

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  35. Co-infection between hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis delta virus (HDV) causes the severest chronic hepatitis and is associated with a high risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The Global...

    Authors: Tomoyuki Hayashi, Yumie Takeshita, Yvan J.-F. Hutin, Hande Harmanci, Philippa Easterbrook, Sarah Hess, Judith van Holten, Ena Oghenekaro Oru, Shuichi Kaneko, Cihan Yurdaydin and Marc Bulterys

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:180

    Content type: Research

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  36. Since 2013, China launched descending resources reform, which is a new attempt to correct unbalanced allocation of health resources through human capital spillovers and brand implantation from high-level hospi...

    Authors: Zesheng SUN, Shuhong WANG, Hongjun ZHAO, Xu ZHOU, Ludan ZHANG and Jiongping SHI

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:179

    Content type: Research

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  37. This study examined how socio-demographic characteristics constructs derived from the health promotion model (HPM) influence the level of physical activity (PA) women in Bojnourd, North East of Iran.

    Authors: Seyedeh Belin Tavakoly Sany, Mohammad Vahedian Shahroodi, Zahra Hosseini Khaboshan, Arezoo Orooji, Habibollah Esmaeily, Alireza Jafari and Mohammad Tajfard

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:178

    Content type: Research

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  38. Ghana malaria control programme recommends the uptake of five doses of sulfadoxine pyrimethamine (SP) during pregnancy following the review of the World Health Organization recommendations in 2012. The uptake ...

    Authors: Francis Anto, Christabel Ayepah, Elizabeth Awini and Langbong Bimi

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:177

    Content type: Research

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  39. Smokeless tobacco is a part of social and cultural life in Sudan. The affordability and availability of this kind of tobacco make it a fundamental issue in adolescents. The aim of this study is to investigate ...

    Authors: Mohammed Othman, Nik Daliana Nik Farid, Nasrin Aghamohammadi and Mahmoud Danaee

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:176

    Content type: Research

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  40. Oral health is an important part of public health and crucial to health promotion and enhancing the quality of life. This research examined childhood oral self-care behavior and their related factors using ext...

    Authors: Iraj Zareban, Mahmood Karimy, Marzieh Araban and Daniel Delaney

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:175

    Content type: Research

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  41. Reducing childhood stunting continues to be a priority in Indonesia. In 2015, the National Nutrition Communication Campaign (NNCC) implemented mass media and interpersonal communication (IPC) interventions to ...

    Authors: Leiema Hunt, Abigail Norton, Chantel Daines, Evie Friedbaum, Danica Topham, Ryan Moffat, Scott Torres, Mary Linehan, Hafiza Jusril, Cougar Hall, Benjamin Crookston and Josh West

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:174

    Content type: Research

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  42. The current crisis in Syria has led to unprecedented displacement, with neighbouring Lebanon now hosting more than 1.5 million conflict-affected migrants from Syria. In many situations of displacement, adolesc...

    Authors: Colleen M. Davison, Hayley Watt, Saja Michael and Susan A. Bartels

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:173

    Content type: Research

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  43. In collaboration with building developers, the Housing for Health team is contributing to the design of community-based congregate living facilities to support healthy living in older adults. There may also be...

    Authors: Jodie A. Stearns, Hui Ren, John C. Spence, Hayford Avedzi and Karen K. Lee

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:172

    Content type: Study protocol

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  44. Maternity continuum of care is the continuity of maternal healthcare services that a woman uses, which includes antenatal care (ANC 4+), skilled birth attendant (SBA), and postnatal care (PNC) within 48 h of d...

    Authors: Anguach Shitie and Zelalem Nigussie Azene

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:171

    Content type: Research

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  45. Through the health extension package, Ethiopia had practiced infant and young child feeding. However, infant and young child feeding (IYCF) practice has been poor. Hence, in this study, the knowledge, attitude...

    Authors: Dawit Getachew Assefa, Tigist Tekle Woldesenbet, Wondowsen Molla, Eden Dagnachew Zeleke and Timsel Girma Simie

    Citation: Archives of Public Health 2021 79:170

    Content type: Research

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