Prof. Dr. Eman Mahfouz, MD - Minia University - Chair & professor of Public Health

Prof. Dr. Eman Mahfouz


Minia University

Chair & professor of Public Health


Main Specialties: Public Health

Additional Specialties: Preventive Medicine, Health care management

Prof. Dr. Eman Mahfouz, MD - Minia University - Chair & professor of Public Health

Prof. Dr. Eman Mahfouz


Primary Affiliation: Minia University - Egypt


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39PubMed Central Citations

Dietary Factors Associated with Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Minia, Egypt: Principal Component Analysis

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2018 Feb 26;19(2):449-455. Epub 2018 Feb 26.

Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia, Egypt.

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February 2018
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1 PubMed Central Citation(source)
1.50 Impact Factor

Awareness about Breast Cancer and Its Screening among Rural Egyptian Women, Minia District: a Population-Based Study

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev 2017 06 25;18(6):1623-1628. Epub 2017 Jun 25.

Public Health Department, Minia University, Minia, Egypt. Email:

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June 2017
17 Reads
1.50 Impact Factor

Predictors of Delay in Seeking Health Care among Myocardial Infarction Patients, Minia District, Egypt.

Adv Prev Med 2015 8;2015:342361. Epub 2015 Dec 8.

Public Health Department, Faculty of Medicine, Minia University, Minia 61111, Egypt.

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January 2016
4 Reads
2 PubMed Central Citations(source)

Predictors of postpartum depression among rural women in Minia, Egypt: an epidemiological study.

Public Health 2014 Sep 9;128(9):817-24. Epub 2014 Sep 9.

Faculty of Medicine, El-Minia University, El-Minia, Egypt.

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September 2014
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2 PubMed Central Citations(source)
1.48 Impact Factor

Child labor in a rural Egyptian community: an epidemiological study.

Int J Public Health 2014 Aug 9;59(4):637-44. Epub 2014 May 9.

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, El-Minia University, University St., El-Minia, 1666, Egypt,

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August 2014
2 Reads
1.97 Impact Factor


Minia Journal of Medical Research, VOL. 24, NO. 1, JAN., 2013

Background: CRC is a worldwide problem; its absolute number of cases will increase over the next two decades as a result of the aging and expansion of populations in both the developed and developing countrie s. Smoking is considered as one of lifestyle factors which significantly associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and mortality; smoking increases the risk of developing CRC by about 18% and the risk of dying by about 25% . Aim of the study: To determine the relation between smoking as a lifestyle factor and development of CRC among CRC patients attending El-Minia oncology center comparing them with their control. Research hypothesis: Research hypothesis is that CRC is strongly related to smoking, thus we need to accept or reject this hypothesis. Subjects and methods: This is case control study, which carried out in El- Minia governorate during the period from October 2010 to August 2011. It was conducted among 150 CRC patients (attending El-Minia oncology center during the period from October 2010 to June 2011) and 300 age and sex matched controls selected randomly from community where the cases are belonging to during the period from June 2011 to August 2011. Data were collected using an interview-administered questionnaire included socio demographic data, medical data concerning CRC and its treatment, smoking history detailed smoking history and smoking index. Results: There was a significant difference (p=0.005) between CRC cases and controls regarding history of smoking, about one third (34%) of cases were smokers compared to18.7% of controls and smoking index was significantly higher (769.8±763.3) among CRC cases than controls (463.8±423.2). there was statistically significant positive associations were observed between smoking and risk of CRC (OR= 4.4, 95% CI = 2.9 to 6.6). Conclusion: There was a strong relation between smoking and development of CRC. Recommendation: Increase awareness about CRC among general population and the role that could be played by smoking as an important risk factors in its occurrence, Prevention by educational programs can be applied in the form of mass media campaigns and public lectures and intervention program can be carried out to motivate population to quit smoking

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January 2013
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Compliance to diabetes self-management in rural El-Mina, Egypt.

Cent Eur J Public Health 2011 Mar;19(1):35-41

Department Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, El Minia University, Egypt.

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March 2011
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7 PubMed Central Citations(source)
0.80 Impact Factor

Determinants of maternal adaptation to mentally disabled children in El Minia, Egypt.

East Mediterr Health J. 2010 Jul;16(7):759-64.

This study was carried out in a governmental school for mentally disabled children in El Minia. We assessed maternal adaptation and the relationship between maternal sociodemographic factors and adaptation as well as examining maternal distress. All 100 mothers with children aged 6-18 years attending the school were recruited in the study. Three tools were used: demographic data sheet, adaptation scale to assess the nature of mothers' interaction and patterns of psychosocial adaptation and depression scale to detect the presence of psychiatric disorders among the mothers. Only 35.0% of the mothers adapted positively to their child's condition; 62.9% of those had female children. Negatively adapted mothers were slightly older than positively adapted mothers and had more children. Maternal education and occupation were significantly associated with psychosocial adaptation. Knowledge of mothers about their child's condition significantly affected adaptation as well as the dependency of children in eating, drinking and sleeping. Two-thirds of mothers had high levels of psychopathology.

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July 2010
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Genotoxic effects of waterpipe smoking on the buccal mucosa cells.

Mutat Res 2008 Aug-Sep;655(1-2):36-40

Department of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.

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December 2008
12 Reads
21 PubMed Central Citations(source)
3.68 Impact Factor