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Habitual food consumption of the Belgian population in 2014-2015 and adherence to food-based dietary guidelines.

Arch Public Health 2019 5;77:14. Epub 2019 Apr 5.

Sciensano, Department of Epidemiology and public health, Unit Lifestyle and chronic diseases, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Between 2014 and 2015 a second National Food Consumption Survey was conducted in Belgium in order to evaluate the habitual food consumption in the general Belgian population and to compare it with food-based dietary guidelines (FBDG) and results of the 2004 Food Consumption Survey.

Methods: A representative sample of the Belgian population was randomly selected from the National Population Register following a multistage stratified sampling procedure. Information on dietary intake was collected from 3146 subjects between 3 and 64 year old through two non-consecutive 24-hour dietary recalls using GloboDiet®. Read More

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April 2019
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Nothing about me without me: why an EU health literacy strategy embracing the role of citizens and patients is needed.

Arch Public Health 2019 2;77:17. Epub 2019 Apr 2.

Global Health Literacy Academy, and Health Literacy Europe, Risskov, Denmark.

As a multi-faceted concept, health literacy concerns the capacities of people to meet the complex demands of health in a modern society, starting with basic skills and ending with active citizenship. The importance of advancing health literacy in Europe was recognised by the European Commission in various communications and initiatives and most recently by the OECD. However, a strategic approach combined with a long-term action plan is still missing. Read More

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Letter to the editor regarding the article 'individual and household risk factors of severe acute malnutrition among underfive children in Mao, Chad: a matched casecontrol study'.

Arch Public Health 2019 28;77:19. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Center for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 110029 India.

We would like to thank the authors Jovana Dodos et al., for the article "Individual and household risk factors of severe acute malnutrition among underfive children in Mao, Chad: a matched casecontrol study". Read More

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March 2019
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Letter to the editor regarding the comment by Gupta and Goswami about our article "individual and household risk factors of severe acute malnutrition among under-five children in Mao, Chad: a matched case-control study".

Arch Public Health 2019 28;77:18. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

Action contre la Faim, 14/16 Boulevard Douaumont - CS 80060, 75854 Paris, CEDEX 17 France.

We would like to thank the authors Sunanda Gupta and Kiran Goswami for their interest in our article "Individual and household risk factors of severe acute malnutrition among under-five children in Mao, Chad: a matched case-control study". In this response we aim to address their criticisms. Read More

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Testing compliance to WHO guidelines for physical activity in Flanders insights from time-use diaries.

Arch Public Health 2019 20;77:16. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

1Research group TOR, Department of Sociology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Regular physical activity decreases the risk for numerous non-communicable diseases. The World Health Organization has suggested physical activity (PA) guidelines that, based on previous research, would provide health benefits to those who comply. The first guideline for health benefits suggests 150 min of moderate PA or equivalent per week. Read More

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The EMPCAN study: protocol of a population-based cohort study on the evolution of the socio-economic position of workers with cancer.

Arch Public Health 2019 20;77:15. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

2Research Centre for Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: The improvements in cancer control led to an increase in the number of cancer survivors, notably, in the working age population (16-64 years). There is a strong need to assess and understand their reintegration on the labour market, which underlines and ensures their social integration and quality of life. The objectives of the EMPCAN study is therefore to measure the scale of return-to-work after cancer and to identify the determining factors, allowing for the implementation of an adequate socio-professional support. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6427850PMC
March 2019
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Self-evaluated anxiety in the Norwegian population: prevalence and associated factors.

Arch Public Health 2019 18;77:10. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Department of Nursing Science, Institute of Health and Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Background: Self-evaluations of mental health problems may be a useful complement to diagnostic assessment, but are less frequently used. This study investigated the prevalence of self-evaluated current and lifetime anxiety in the general Norwegian population, and sociodemographic and psychological factors associated with current anxiety.

Methods: A cross-sectional population survey was conducted, using anxiety stated by self-evaluation as outcome. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6421651PMC

Stable socioeconomic inequalities in ischaemic heart disease mortality during the economic crisis: a time trend analysis in 2 Spanish settings.

Arch Public Health 2019 15;77:12. Epub 2019 Mar 15.

1Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Plaça Lesseps 1, 08023 Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Prior studies have identified a decrease in ischaemic heart disease mortality during the recent economic recession. The Spanish population was severely affected by the Great Recession, however, there is little evidence on its effects on socioeconomic inequalities in ischaemic heart disease mortality. This study examines trends in socioeconomic inequalities in mortality due to ischaemic heart disease (IHD). Read More

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Factors influencing unmet need for family planning among Ghanaian married/union women: a multinomial mixed effects logistic regression modelling approach.

Arch Public Health 2019 12;77:11. Epub 2019 Mar 12.

1Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra Ghana.

Background: Unmet need for family planning is high (30%) in Ghana. Reducing unmet need for family planning will reduce the high levels of unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortions, maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The purpose of this study was to examine factors that are associated with unmet need for family planning to help scale up the uptake of family planning services in Ghana. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6413448PMC

Test-retest reliability of adolescents' self-reported physical activity item in two consecutive surveys.

Arch Public Health 2019 25;77. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

1Research Centre of Health Promotion, Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, University of Jyvaskyla, PO Box 35, 40014 Jyväskylä, Finland.

Background: National monitoring of school-aged physical activity (PA) behaviours is necessary to inform policy makers. The Finnish School-aged Physical Activity (FSPA - LIITU in Finnish) is a physical activity monitoring study, collecting data from young adolescents aged 11 to 15 years through a nationally representative sample. This study included a single self-reported item question on moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity (MVPA) from the preceding seven days. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6388478PMC
February 2019

Talking health: trusted health messengers and effective ways of delivering health messages for rural mothers in Southwest Ethiopia.

Arch Public Health 2019 21;77. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

4Faculty of Medicine, School of Epidemiology and PublicHealth, University of Ottawa, 600 Peter Morand Crescent, Ottawa, ON K1G 5Z3 Canada.

Background: Access to trusted health information has contribution to improve maternal and child health outcomes. However, limited research to date has explored the perceptions of communities regarding credible messenger and messaging in rural Ethiopia. Therefore, this study aimed to explore sources of trusted maternal health information and preferences for the mode of delivery of health information in Jimma Zone, Ethiopia; to inform safe motherhood implementation research project interventions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6383212PMC
February 2019

Evolution of educational inequalities in life and health expectancies at 25 years in Belgium between 2001 and 2011: a census-based study.

Arch Public Health 2019 14;77. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

4Interface Demography, Section Social Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Reducing socio-economic health inequalities is a public health priority, necessitating careful monitoring that should take into account changes in the population composition. We analyzed the evolution of educational inequalities in life expectancy and disability-free life expectancy at age 25 (LE and DFLE) in Belgium between 2001 and 2011.

Methods: The 2001 and 2011 census data were linked with the national register data for a five-year mortality follow up. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376710PMC
February 2019

Low consumption of fruits and vegetables among adults in Uganda: findings from a countrywide cross-sectional survey.

Arch Public Health 2019 7;77. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

5Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda.

Introduction: Adequate consumption of fruits and vegetables has protective benefits against development of coronary heart disease, hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, approximately 2.7 million deaths annually can be attributed to inadequate fruit and vegetable consumption. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366031PMC
February 2019

Challenges and opportunities towards the road of universal health coverage (UHC) in Nepal: a systematic review.

Arch Public Health 2019 4;77. Epub 2019 Feb 4.

Nepal Development Society, Chitwan, Nepal.

Background: Universal health coverage (UHC) assures all types of health service and protects all citizens financially in any conditions due to illness. Globally, the UN sustainable development goal (SDG) provides high priority for UHC as a health related goal. The National health system of Nepal has prioritized in similar way. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6360747PMC
February 2019
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Development and psychometric evaluation of the diabetic Men's dietary behaviors inventory based on the theory of reasoned action.

Arch Public Health 2019 17;77. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

3Department of Health Education and Promotion, School of Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Hezarjarib Street, Isfahan, Iran.

Background: Unhealthy dietary behaviors have progressively increased the prevalence of diabetes mellitus. Thus, assessing such behaviors and their associated beliefs by valid measurement tools seems essential. This study sought to develop and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Diabetic Men's Dietary Behaviors Inventory based on the Theory of Reasoned Action. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6337803PMC
January 2019
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Contribution of chronic diseases to educational disparity in disability in France: results from the cross-sectional "disability-health" survey.

Arch Public Health 2019 11;77. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

1Department of Public Health, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Background: This study aimed 1) to assess whether the contribution of chronic conditions to disability varies according to the educational attainment, 2) to disentangle the contributions of the prevalence and of the disabling impact of chronic conditions to educational disparities.

Methods: Data of the 2008-09 Disability Health Survey were examined ( = 23,348). The disability indicator was the Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6330417PMC
January 2019
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Depressive and anxiety symptoms and associated factors among postnatal women in Enugu-North Senatorial District, South-East Nigeria: a cross-sectional study.

Arch Public Health 2019 10;77. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

1Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

Background: Postnatal depression (PND) and anxiety (PNA) among women are prevalent and impairing health problems, with adverse outcomes for mothers and their infants. This study assessed the prevalence of depression, anxiety and associated factors in a sample of postnatal women.

Method: A community-based cross-sectional study was conducted on 270 postpartum women attending public health facilities in the study area. Read More

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January 2019
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Estimating levels of HIV testing coverage and use in prevention of mother-to-child transmission among women of reproductive age in Zambia.

Arch Public Health 2018 29;76:80. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

1Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, The University of Zambia School of Public Health, Lusaka, Zambia.

Background: Mother to child transmission of HIV (MTCT) still remains a challenge affecting many countries. Globally, an estimated 150,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2015, over 90% of them in Sub-Saharan Africa through MTCT. In Zambia approximately 500,000 babies are born and 40,000 acquire the infection vertically if there is no intervention annually. Read More

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December 2018
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Heterogeneous global health stock and growth: quantitative evidence from 140 countries, 1990-2100.

Arch Public Health 2018 28;76:81. Epub 2018 Dec 28.

3Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, and Urban Institute, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Background: In the prevailing economic perspective, health is viewed as a type of capital stock that yields 'healthy days' in human society. However, evaluations of this health capital stock are still limited to specific contexts. The primary aim of this study is to measure and forecast the global health stocks in 140 countries from 1990 to 2100. Read More

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December 2018
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Prevalence and associated factors of anemia among adolescent girls attending high schools in Dembia District, Northwest Ethiopia, 2017.

Arch Public Health 2018 21;76:79. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

1Department of Human Nutrition, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Introduction: Anemia is a global public health problem affecting both developing and developed countries. In Ethiopia, Adolescent girls are more vulnerable to anemia because of gender norms can leave girls disproportionately impacted by food insecurity, increased iron requirements related to their rapid growth, and menstrual loss. However, evidence on the problem is scarce because it has not been given due attention in Ethiopia. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6302287PMC
December 2018

The prevalence of asymptomatic malaria parasitemia and associated factors among adults in Dembia district, northwest Ethiopia, 2017.

Arch Public Health 2018 20;76:74. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Public Health, University of Gondar, Po.Box: 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Malaria is still a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in many developing countries including Ethiopia. Its prevalence has been declining among Ethiopian adults, especially in Dembia district. However, it is still at the top of diseases list at the district. Read More

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December 2018
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"To survey or to register" is that the question for estimating population incidence of injuries?

Arch Public Health 2018 17;76:76. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Directorate of Health, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Background: Measuring the true incidence of injury or medically attended injury is challenging. Population surveys, despite problems with recall and selection bias, remain the only source of information for injury incidence calculation in many countries. Emergency department (ED) registry based data provide an alternative source. Read More

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December 2018
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Does treatment of short or stunted children aged 6-59 months for severe acute malnutrition using ready to use therapeutic food make them overweight? Data from Malawi.

Arch Public Health 2018 13;76:78. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Brixton Health, Llwyngwril, Wales.

Background: Using mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) to identify severe acute malnutrition (SAM) tends to identify younger and stunted children compared to alternative anthropometric case-definitions. It has been asserted by some experts, without supporting evidence, that stunted children with low MUAC may have normal weight for height and treatment with ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF) will cause excess adiposity, placing the child at risk for non-communicable diseases (NCD) later in life. It is recommended that children aged less than 6 months should not be treated with RUTF. Read More

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December 2018
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A comparative analysis of socioeconomic inequities in stunting: a case of three middle-income African countries.

Arch Public Health 2018 10;76:77. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

1DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Food Security, Institute for Social Development, University of the Western Cape, School of Government Building, Robert Sobukwe Road/Private Bag X17, Bellville, 7535 South Africa.

Background: Despite increased economic growth and development, and existence of various policies and interventions aimed at improving food security and nutrition, majority of countries in sub-Saharan Africa have very high levels of child malnutrition. The prevalence of stunting, an indicator of chronic malnutrition, is especially high.

Methods: In this paper, we use Demographic and Health Survey datasets from three countries in the region that obtained middle-income status over the last decade (Ghana, Kenya and Zambia), to provide a comparative quantitative assessment of stunting levels, and examine patterns in stunting inequalities between 2007 and 2014. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6287352PMC
December 2018

Exploring the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of health care professionals on viral hepatitis notification in Gauteng, South Africa, 2015.

Arch Public Health 2018 6;76:75. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

3Centre for Vaccines and Immunology, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Background: Data on viral hepatitis in South Africa is scarce. Although viral hepatitis A, B and C are notifiable conditions in South Africa, discrepancies have been noted in the number of viral hepatitis cases notified by the National Department of Health (NDOH) compared with laboratory confirmed cases from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD). The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of health care professionals on the notification of viral hepatitis A, B and C. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6282396PMC
December 2018

Implementation of human biomonitoring in the Dehcho region of the Northwest Territories, Canada (2016-2017).

Arch Public Health 2018 3;76:73. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

1School of Public Health and Health Systems, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON Canada.

Background: Human biomonitoring represents an important tool for health risk assessment, supporting the characterization of contaminant exposure and nutrient status. In communities where country foods (locally harvested foods: land animals, fish, birds, plants) are integrated in the daily diet, as is the case in remote northern regions where food security is a challenge, such foods can potentially be a significant route of contaminant exposure. To assess this issue, a biomonitoring project was implemented among Dene/Métis communities of the Dehcho region of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6276191PMC
December 2018
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Knowledge, attitudes, and practices about homelessness and willingness-to-pay for housing-first across 8 European countries: a survey protocol.

Arch Public Health 2018 28;76:71. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1Aix-Marseille Univ, School of medicine - La Timone Medical Campus, EA 3279 CEReSS - Health Service Research and Quality of Life Center, 27 Boulevard Jean Moulin, 13385 Marseille, France.

Background: Most European countries report rising numbers of people experiencing homelessness. For those with mental disorders, interventions are centered on achieving mental health and drug rehabilitation alongside housing readiness, often to the detriment of access to housing. Notwithstanding, more European countries are investing in a new model, which postulates immediate access to permanent housing with no initial requirements for treatment. Read More

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November 2018
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Barriers and enablers in the use of respite interventions by caregivers of people with dementia: an integrative review.

Arch Public Health 2018 22;76:72. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

3University of Paris, 13 Sorbonne Paris Cite, Nursing Sciences Research chair, Laboratory Educations and Health Practices (LEPS), (EA 3412), UFR SMBH, F-93017 Bobigny, France.

Background: Due to the increase in the number of people with dementia, relatives often provide in-home care. This care constitutes a cornerstone of the healthcare system, and maintaining these caregivers' well-being is therefore of paramount importance. Although respite interventions are generally considered an effective support system, they tend to be underutilized. Read More

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November 2018

Prevalence and factors associated with incomplete immunization of children (12-23 months) in Kwabre East District, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

Arch Public Health 2018 19;76:67. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

1Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Allied Health Sciences, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana.

Background: Childhood immunization is one of the most cost effective health interventions but its rate has been declining recently in Ghana. Information on immunization coverage and determinants is needed to improve immunization programmes. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with incomplete immunization of children (12-23 months) in Kwabre East District, Ghana. Read More

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November 2018
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Assessment of knowledge and practices of healthcare workers towards infection prevention and associated factors in healthcare facilities of West Arsi District, Southeast Ethiopia: a facility-based cross-sectional study.

Arch Public Health 2018 12;76:69. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

3Department of Nursing and Midwifery, School of Health Science, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Background: The prevention of healthcare associated infections is central to the provision of safe, high quality healthcare. Infections acquired in healthcare facilities are a major public health concern, contributing to increased morbidity, mortality, and cost in both developed and developing countries. Although most of these infections can be prevented with relatively inexpensive infection prevention and control measures in many developing countries, in sub-Saharan African healthcare facilities have no effective infection prevention programs. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6231270PMC
November 2018
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Investigating self-reported health by occupational group after a 10-year lag: results from the total Belgian workforce.

Arch Public Health 2018 8;76:68. Epub 2018 Nov 8.

Interface Demography, Department of Sociology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Belgium lacks a systematic overview of health differences by occupation. This is the first study to examine self-reported health among 27 occupational groups in Belgium with a lag time of 10 years.

Methods: Individual data are derived from an anonymous linkage between the 1991 and 2001 Belgian census. Read More

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November 2018
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Developing a workplace lactation promotion model in Indonesia using Delphi technique.

Arch Public Health 2018 5;76:70. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

6KidZ Health Castle, UZ Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels, Belgium.

Background: Working mothers have a higher risk to terminate breastfeeding earlier than stay-at-home mothers. Researchers reported that support from the workplace by creating lactation facilities and develop supportive programs are necessary to increase the success of exclusive breastfeeding. The aim was to achieve expert consensus on developing a workplace-based lactation promotion model. Read More

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November 2018
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Incorporating environmental variables as precursor background variables of the theory of planned behavior to predict quitting-related intentions: a comparative study between adult and young adult smokers.

Arch Public Health 2018 1;76:66. Epub 2018 Nov 1.

1Department of Physical Education, College of Education, Seoul National University, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 08826 South Korea.

Background: As previous studies suggest that the theory of planned behavior (TPB) is open to the inclusion of further predictors, identifying a number of additional background variables within the context of the TPB may help improve the predictive power of the theory. The purpose of this study is to incorporate environmental variables as precursor background variables of the TPB to predict quitting-related intentions.

Methods: This study consists of two sub-studies. Read More

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November 2018
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Social and material determinants of health in participants in an active labor market program in Barcelona.

Arch Public Health 2018 25;76:65. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

1Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Plaça Lesseps, 1, Barcelona, Spain.

Background: Unemployment affects the physical and mental health of affected individuals, which can be explained by its direct effect on worsening finances due to the lack of income as well as by its negative psychosocial effects. "Employment in the Neighborhoods" return to work program was implemented in Barcelona specifically in the neighborhoods characterized with a greater economic deprivation and by high unemployment to improve personal and occupational abilities and skills of the participants to reintegrate them into the workforce. The aim of this study is to determine the association between the lack of economic resources and psychosocial factors with respect to mental health and self-rated health in unemployed persons participating in the program "Employment in the Neighborhoods". Read More

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October 2018
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Magnitude of prelacteal feeding practice and its association with place of birth in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis, 2017.

Arch Public Health 2018 22;76:63. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

1Department of Community Health Nursing, School of Nursing, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Prelacteal feeding is one of the commonest inappropriate child feeding practice which exposes to malnutrition, infection, and neonatal mortality. However, there is no systematic review and meta-analysis that estimates the pooled prevalence of prelacteal feeding and its association with place of birth in Ethiopia. Therefore, this study aimed at investigating the magnitude of prelacteal feeding practice and its association with home delivery in the country. Read More

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October 2018

Associations between environmental quality and infant mortality in the United States, 2000-2005.

Arch Public Health 2018 15;76:60. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, MD 58A, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 USA.

Background: The United States (U.S.) suffers from high infant mortality (IM) rates and there are significant racial/ethnic differences in these rates. Read More

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October 2018
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A qualitative assessment of business perspectives and tactics of tobacco and vape shop retailers in three communities in Orange County, CA, 2015-2016.

Arch Public Health 2018 18;76:57. Epub 2018 Oct 18.

California State University, Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834 USA.

Background: In response to the growing awareness and use of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration asserted its regulatory authority over ENDS in May 2016. Read More

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October 2018
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Integrating human rights approaches into public health practices and policies to address health needs amongst Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh: a systematic review and meta-ethnographic analysis.

Arch Public Health 2018 11;76:59. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

5School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University, Penrith, Australia.

Background: The Rohingya people of Myanmar are one of the most persecuted communities in the world and are forced to flee their home to escape conflict and persecution. Bangladesh receives the majority of the Rohingya refugees. On arrival they experience a number of human rights issues and the extent to which human rights approaches are used to inform public health programs is not well documented. Read More

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October 2018
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Determinants of health- related quality of life (HRQoL) among deaf and hard of hearing adults in Greece: a cross-sectional study.

Arch Public Health 2018 8;76:55. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

2Center for Health Services Management and Evaluation, Department of Nursing, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

Background: Hearing loss is an important public health issue, since it has a very negative impact on peoples' lives, irrespective of the age at which it develops. However, globally there is a noticeable lack of epidemiological data for health outcomes for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. In Greece, people with hearing disabilities are systematically not included in health policy and planning processes, despite there being a marked tendency for global efforts aimed at improving their quality of life. Read More

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October 2018

Reducing amount and frequency of meal as a major coping strategy for food insecurity.

Arch Public Health 2018 4;76:56. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

3Department of Health Service Management and Economics, Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Food insecurity is a global problem affecting many people worldwide, including approximately 220 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. Ethiopia is among the countries severely affected by hunger. However, evidence on how populations within Ethiopia cope with hunger and food insecurity is limited. Read More

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October 2018
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Evidence-based campaigning.

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Brian Martin

Arch Public Health 2018 1;76:54. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

School of Humanities and Social Inquiry, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW 2522 Australia.

Background: When promoting public health measures, such as reducing smoking, there are many different approaches, for example providing information, imposing legal restrictions, taxing products, and changing cultures. By analogy with evidence-based medicine, different approaches to campaigning for health promotion can be compared by obtaining evidence of effectiveness. However, evaluating the effectiveness of campaigning approaches is far more difficult than evaluating drugs or medical procedures, because controls are seldom possible, endpoints are difficult to specify, multiple factors influence outcomes, and the targets of campaigns are people or organizations that may resist. Read More

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October 2018
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Predictors of mortality among under-five children with severe acute malnutrition, Northwest Ethiopia: an institution based retrospective cohort study.

Arch Public Health 2018 27;76:64. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

3Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Background: Globally, approximately 19 million children under 5 years are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). It is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in low-income countries including Ethiopia. However, little is known regarding predictors of mortality among these children in Ethiopia. Read More

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September 2018
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Impact of trayless dining intervention on food choices of university students.

Arch Public Health 2018 24;76:61. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

3Department of Epidemiology & Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC USA.

Background: Students live outside of their family homes for the first time in college and are expected to make their own decisions regarding dietary choices. College food environment could be a major determinant of dietary intake and is of importance in relation to obesity. This research determines the impact of removing cafeteria trays on student's food choice. Read More

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September 2018
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Association between self-reported hearing impairment and diabetes: a Brazilian population-based study: Association between self-reported hearing impairment and diabetes in adults.

Arch Public Health 2018 20;76:62. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Graduate Program in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Rua Ramiro Barcelos, 2400, 2° andar, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul Brazil.

Background: Some studies have already explored the relationship between diabetes and hearing loss; however, this relationship has still not been well established, especially due to methodological limitations related to lack of control for confounders. The aim of this study was to analyze the association between self-reported hearing impairment and diabetes among adults in Brazil, controlling for sociodemographic and occupational exposure to ototoxic agents.

Methods: This is a cross-sectional study based on data collected by the National Health Survey of 2013 in Brazil. Read More

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September 2018
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Gender disparity in epidemiological trend of HIV/AIDS infection and treatment in Ethiopia.

Arch Public Health 2018 17;76:51. Epub 2018 Sep 17.

5Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wolkite University, Wolkite, Ethiopia.

Background: The HIV/AIDS epidemic has been fuelled by gender inequality and disparity resulted in violation of women reproductive right. The "feminization" of the pandemic is more apparent in Sub-Saharan Africa where the larger numbers of HIV infected people are living. Although they carry the higher proportion of HIV cases; access to care and treatment is lower among women. Read More

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September 2018
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Civil servants' demand for social health insurance in Northwest Ethiopia.

Arch Public Health 2018 13;76:48. Epub 2018 Sep 13.

1Institute of Public Health, Department of Health Informatics, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Background: Absence of reliable health insurance schemes is a key challenge to meet the universal health coverage target of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ethiopian health system is characterized by under financing, low protection mechanisms for the poor, and lack of mechanisms of risk pooling and cost sharing. Ethiopia is implementing social health insurance (SHI) scheme to reduce out of pocket payment (OOP) and improve access and use of healthcare. Read More

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September 2018
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Self-check with plaque disclosing solution improves oral hygiene in schoolchildren living in a children's home.

Arch Public Health 2018 10;76:50. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

1Department of Public Oral Health, Program of Oral Health Sciences, Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Sciences, Hiroshima University, 1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima, 734-8553 Japan.

Background: The effectiveness of an oral hygiene program for children living in a children's home has been reported. However, to the best of our knowledge, no studies have evaluated the possible effects of self-checking of oral health among children residing in a children's home. The objective of this study was to examine if self-checking using plaque disclosing solution improves oral hygiene in schoolchildren living in a children's home. Read More

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September 2018

Roadbook for the implementation of next-generation sequencing in clinical practice in oncology and hemato-oncology in Belgium.

Arch Public Health 2018 6;76:49. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Belgian Cancer Centre, Sciensano, Brussels, Belgium.

In the field of oncology research, next-generation sequencing has contributed significantly to the discovery of DNA mutations associated with diagnosis and prognosis. It also aids in the development of targeted therapies to specific mutations and the rise of personalized medicine. As part of molecular diagnostics in cancer patients, analysis by next-generation sequencing is becoming part of routine clinical practice. Read More

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September 2018
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Primary health care seeking behaviour of people with physical disabilities in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study.

Arch Public Health 2018 3;76:43. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

1BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Background: People with disabilities constitute about 10% of the total population of Bangladesh. They are more likely to experience poor health than those without disabilities. However, there is a lack of evidence on their primary health care (PHC) seeking behaviour for their general illness. Read More

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September 2018
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Mid-Upper Arm Circumference (MUAC) shows strong geographical variations in children with edema: results from 2277 surveys in 55 countries.

Arch Public Health 2018 15;76:58. Epub 2018 Aug 15.

5Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Background: Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is defined by a mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) less than 115 mm or a weight-for-height z-score (WHZ) less than - 3 but also by the presence of bilateral pitting edema, also known as kwashiorkor or edematous malnutrition. Although edematous malnutrition is a life threatening condition, it has not been prioritized in recent research and has been neglected in global health initiatives.

Methods: Two thousand two hundred and seventy-seven survey datasets were collected, and the age, sex, weight, height, MUAC and the presence or absence of edema were analyzed for more than 1. Read More

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August 2018
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