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A Simple Solution That Saves Lives: Overcoming Diarrheal Disease in the Age of Universal Health Coverage.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Oct;30(7):604-606

2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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October 2018

Paraquat Exposure Through Breast-feeding.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Oct;30(7):673-674

3 Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand 10400.

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October 2018

Commentary: Hazards of Agricultural Chemicals and the Benefits of an Occupational Health Education Program for Thai Farmers.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Oct;30(7):607-609

2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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October 2018

Risk Factors of Hearing Loss Among Thai Naval Divers.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Apr 15:1010539519839816. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

5 Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

This study aimed to clarify the prevalence of hearing loss and its risk factors among Thai naval divers. The participants were 263 military divers in the Royal Thai Navy, aged 22 to 55 years. The participants were asked to fill in a questionnaire and to undergo the examinations on hearing acuity and physical measurement. Read More

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April 2019
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Risk Factors for a Positive Hepatitis C Status in Fishermen in Kuantan Malaysia.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Apr 15:1010539519841294. Epub 2019 Apr 15.

2 University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Malaysia currently has an estimated hepatitis C virus (HCV) prevalence of 1.3% with an infected population of 384,000. Fishermen in Malaysia are at risk of HCV infection due to injection drug use and disproportionately high rates of incarceration. Read More

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April 2019
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In Memoriam: Professor Takusei Umenai (1941-2018): Hi, Let's Create a Novel Paradigm for Health Science!

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 22;31(2):173-175. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

1 University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.

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Maternal Depression and Breastfeeding Practices in the Maldives.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar;31(2):113-120

2 Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

Objectives: To assess associations between maternal depression and breastfeeding practices in mothers in the Maldives.

Design: A prospective cohort study. The validated questionnaires contained information on demographics, breastfeeding initiation, breastfeeding duration, and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. Read More

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March 2019
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Social Support Network Types and Depressive Symptoms Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in South Korea.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Apr 9:1010539519841287. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

2 University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Republic of Korea.

The purposes of this study were to derive empirical types of social support networks in a sample of 1000 community-dwelling, older Koreans 65 years of age or older and examine which types of social support network are associated with a lower risk of depressive symptoms. Depressive symptom was assessed using the Korean version of the Geriatric Depression Scale-Short Form. Using K-means cluster analysis, we identified 4 social support network types: friend, family, restricted, and diverse. Read More

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Patterns of All-Cause Mortality in Papua New Guinea, 2011.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Apr 9:1010539519841492. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

1 University of Melbourne, Carlton, Victoria, Australia.

Existing estimates of mortality for Papua New Guinea (PNG) have primarily been based on models using little empirical data, and without estimation of life expectancy at subnational level. We used data on deaths from the 2000 and 2011 censuses and indirect demographic methods to estimate under-5 mortality (5q0), adult mortality (45q15), and life expectancy by province and sex. A Socioeconomic Composite Index was constructed to assess the plausibility of life expectancy estimates. Read More

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April 2019
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Trends in Diabetes Mortality by Gender in Urban and Rural Areas in China From 2003 to 2012: An Age-Period-Cohort Analysis.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Apr 9:1010539519841288. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

1 Jilin University, Changchun, China.

We aimed to provide updated estimates for the trends and the effects attributable to age, period, and cohort by gender in urban and rural areas in China. The data were based on the vital registration system in China from 2003 to 2012. The annual percentage change used Joinpoint Regression Analysis. Read More

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April 2019
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Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditures Among Insured and Uninsured Patients in Vietnam.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Apr 9:1010539519833549. Epub 2019 Apr 9.

1 Hanoi University of Public Health, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Out-of-pocket expenditure/payment (OOP) is one of the indicators measuring the achievement of Universal Health Coverage. This article aimed to compare OOP among the insured and uninsured for their outpatient and inpatient health care services. The data of 6710 individuals using outpatient care and 924 individuals using inpatient care at 78 district hospitals and 246 commune health centers in 6 provinces from the World Bank survey, "The 2015 Vietnam District and Commune Health Facility," were used for analysis. Read More

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April 2019
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Work-Related Symptoms, Safety Concerns, and Health Service Utilization Among Korean and Chinese Nail Salon Workers in the Greater New York City Area.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Apr 4:1010539519840255. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

1 Hunter College, The City University of New York, New York, NY, USA.

The purpose of this study was to determine similarities and differences in health effects, safety concerns, and health service utilization among Korean and Chinese immigrant women working in nail salons in the Greater New York City area. In this cross-sectional study, analyses involved descriptive statistics, t tests, and χ tests. Koreans had longer work experience and more work-related health effects and concerns, but were less likely to use personal protective equipment than Chinese workers. Read More

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Body Mass Index Increases With Ageing and Risk Factors for Overweight/Obesity in a Representative Macau Population.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 22;31(2):167-172. Epub 2019 Mar 22.

1 Discipline of Physiology & Bosch Institute, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The aim of this study was to investigate trends of body mass index (BMI) with age in westernizing Macau and to make comparisons with Australian data. A representative random sample (n = 1406, 18-93 years, 55% female) from Macau was recruited in 2012. The Australian sample was extracted from the Australian Health Survey 2011-2012 (n = 7958, 18 to ≥85 years, 52% female). Read More

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March 2019
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World Tuberculosis Day: The Public Health Challenge Continues.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 20;31(2):99-100. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use Among Adults in Malaysia: Findings From the 2016 National E-Cigarette Survey.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 17:1010539519834735. Epub 2019 Mar 17.

2 Institute for Public Health, Ministry of Health, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are a new method for the consumption of nicotine. A nationwide survey among 4288 Malaysian adults was conducted in 2016 to measure the prevalence and to describe the population characteristics of e-cigarette users. A complex sampling design was used, and data were collected using a face-to-face questionnaire. Read More

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March 2019
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The Prevalence and Social Determinants of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Its Associations With Noncommunicable Diseases Risk Factors Among Adults in Laos.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 10;31(2):157-166. Epub 2019 Mar 10.

5 Department for Management of Science and Technology Development, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The study aimed to assess the prevalence and correlates of fruit and vegetable (FAV) consumption and its associations with noncommunicable diseases risk factors among adults in Laos. In a national cross-sectional survey in 2013, 2527 individuals (18-64 years old) responded to a questionnaire, and anthropometric and blood pressure measurements, and biochemistry tests were conducted. On average, participants had 0. Read More

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Gestational Diabetes and Breastfeeding Outcomes: A Systematic Review.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 4:1010539519833497. Epub 2019 Mar 4.

1 University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Studies of gestational diabetes mellitus in relation to breastfeeding are limited, while their findings are inconsistent. This systematic review was conducted to assess the associations between gestational diabetes and breastfeeding outcomes. An initial search of PubMed, Web of Science, and ProQuest identified 518 studies, and after applying the inclusion criteria, 16 studies were finally included in the review. Read More

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Inverse Association Between Statin Use and Overall Cancer Incidence in Individuals With Hypercholesterolemia, Based on the Korean Health Insurance Service Between 2002 and 2015.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 27;31(2):136-146. Epub 2019 Feb 27.

1 Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea.

The Korean National Health Insurance Service provided the Health Screening Cohort Database. To investigate the cumulative effect of statins on cancer development, we defined statin users as those who used statins during 2002 to 2003 at baseline. Statin users were divided into high and low users. Read More

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Polypharmacy and Utilization of Health Care Services: A Cohort Study of People Aged Over 50 Years in Taiwan.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Feb 25:1010539519828077. Epub 2019 Feb 25.

1 Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung.

This study aimed to understand the changes and correlation in the long-term trends of polypharmacy and the utilization of health care services in a population over the age of 50 years through the use of a national database. A total of 2813 subjects who participated in surveys in 1999, 2003, and 2007 were selected as the samples. Each subject was followed-up for the period of 9 years. Read More

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February 2019

Primary Health Care: Beyond the Slogans.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Jan;31(1):4-6

2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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January 2019

The Determinants of and Barriers to Awareness and Treatment of Hypertension in the Korean Population.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 24;31(2):121-135. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

5 Chungbuk Regional Cardiocerebrovascular Center, Chungbuk National University Hospital, Cheongju, Republic of Korea.

This study investigated whether sociodemographic, health behavioral, biomedical, and health status factors are associated with the awareness and treatment status of hypertension. Data were analyzed from 13 180 adults with hypertension in a nationally representative sample collected from 2007 to 2015 through the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Among hypertensive Korean adults, only 65. Read More

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March 2019
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Prevalence of Hypertension in Vietnam: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 24;31(2):101-112. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

1 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Studies on the prevalence of hypertension in Vietnam have reported various estimates. There is no up-to-date assessment of the evidence on the magnitude of hypertension in Vietnam. Search engines for scientific and gray literature were used to identify relevant records for eligibility screening and quality assessment. Read More

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Prevalence and Correlates of Interpersonal Violence Among In-School Adolescents in Sri Lanka: Results From the 2016 Sri Lankan Global School-Based Health Survey.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 24;31(2):147-156. Epub 2019 Jan 24.

6 South East Asia Regional Office World Health Organization, New Delhi, India.

Interpersonal violence among adolescents is an issue of global public health concern, leading to adverse physical and psychological outcomes among children and young people under the age of 18 years. This article discusses the prevalence of interpersonal violence and identifies their associated factors among school-going adolescents of ages 13 to 17 years using the data from the Sri Lankan Global School-Based Health Survey conducted in 2016. Of the 3262 students who participated, 35. Read More

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March 2019
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Public Health and the Year of the Pig.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Mar 10;31(2):96-98. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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March 2019
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Incidence and Associated Factors of Type 2 Diabetes: A Community-Based Cohort Study in the Central Region of Rural Community in Thailand.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Jan 7;31(1):72-83. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

4 Department of Parasitology, Phramongkutklao College of Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand.

The present study aimed to evaluate the incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and associated risk factors among adults in a rural community of Thailand. A prospective cohort study was conducted in a rural community of Thailand. Among 1358 nondiabetics ≥18 years, fasting plasma glucose (FPG) was measured at baseline in 2008 to 2010 and at follow-up evaluation in 2015. Read More

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January 2019
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The Prevalence of Body Mass Index-Associated Chronic Diseases in Diverse Ethnic Groups in New Zealand.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Jan 7;31(1):84-91. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

1 University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The use of universal body mass index (BMI) cutoffs do not take into account variation in the association between BMI and health risk across diverse ethnic groups. We used the New Zealand Health Survey data collected between 2002/2003 and 2014/2015 to calculate the predictive marginal means of hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) after adjusting for demographic variables and health-related behaviors. Compared with European group, we found that Pacific had a lower prevalence of hypertension at a BMI of ≥35 kg/m, and Māori had a higher prevalence of hypertension, T2DM, and cardiovascular diseases at higher BMI intervals. Read More

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January 2019
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Hospitalization Due to Assault Injury Across Different Age Groups, 2010 to 2014: A Population-Based Study in New South Wales, Australia.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Jan 31;31(1):39-50. Epub 2018 Dec 31.

1 Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Objective: Assault is a global public health issue that affects individuals of all ages. This study describes the epidemiological profile of assault-related hospitalization and health outcomes across different age groups in New South Wales, Australia.

Methods: Population-based linked hospitalization and mortality data from January 1, 2010, to June 30, 2014, were used to identify assault-related hospitalizations. Read More

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January 2019

Tuberculosis Incidence and Factors Associated With Mortality Among Health Care Workers in Malaysia.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Jan 13;31(1):61-71. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

2 Ministry of Health Malaysia, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

This study aims to determine tuberculosis incidence, all-cause mortality, and its associated factors among health care workers (HCWs) registered in 2012 to 2014 with the Malaysian National Tuberculosis (MyTB) Surveillance Registry. Regression analysis was used to determine factors associated with all-cause mortality. Incidence rates ranged from 135. Read More

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January 2019
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Correlates Between Health Beliefs and Health-Promoting Lifestyle Profiles in the Development of Metabolic Syndrome in Taiwan.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Jan 7;31(1):30-38. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

1 Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung.

Differences in sociodemographic variables, health beliefs, and a healthy lifestyle all contribute to the varied prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). We investigated the associations among MetS-related risk factors and performed a cross-sectional study, recruiting 1741 Taiwanese residents aged ≥30 years, between August 2014 and August 2015. Data were obtained on sociodemographic factors, health beliefs, and health-promoting lifestyle profiles using questionnaires. Read More

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January 2019
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Understanding Spatial and Contextual Factors Influencing Intraregional Differences in Child Vaccination Coverage in Bangladesh.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Jan 30;31(1):51-60. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

3 Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA.

In Bangladesh, policy discourse has mostly focused on regional inequities in health, including child immunization coverage. Knowledge of local geographical and contextual factors within regions, however, becomes pertinent in efforts to address these inequities. We used the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey 2011 to examine factors that influence intraregional differences in vaccination coverage using a multilevel analysis. Read More

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January 2019
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Predictors for Nonspecific Low Back Pain in Rubber Farmers: A 1-Year Prospective Cohort Study.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Jan 28;31(1):7-17. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

1 Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

High prevalence of low back pain (LBP) has been reported among farmers. A number of contributing factors have been associated with LBP. However, predictors for LBP in this population are unknown. Read More

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January 2019
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Development and Validation of the Return and Disposal of Unused Medications Questionnaire (ReDiUM) in Malaysia.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Nov 28;30(8):737-749. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

5 University Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The aim of our study was to develop and validate the return and disposal of unused medications (ReDiUM), as there are currently no validated tools available (worldwide) to assess this. The ReDiUM was developed by an expert panel. It was then administered to community-dwelling adults, who could understand English, at baseline and 2 weeks later. Read More

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November 2018
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Comprehensive Health Literacy and Health-Related Behaviors Within a General Japanese Population: Differences by Health Domains.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Nov 23;30(8):717-726. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

3 St Luke's International University, Tokyo, Japan.

The present study aimed to explore how different health-related domains of health literacy, as measured by the European Health Literacy Survey Questionnaire, were associated with health-related behaviors among a general population in Japan. We conducted a cross-sectional observational study of 1002 Japanese residents. Our questionnaire addressed socioeconomic status, health status, health-related behaviors, and health literacy. Read More

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November 2018
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Women's Employment and Well-Being of Children Under 5 Years in Vietnam.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Nov 23:1010539518811160. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

4 Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam.

This study investigates the impact of women's employment in the manufacturing sector and in the services sector on the well-being of children aged 0 to 5 years in Vietnam. Our findings show that women's employment decreases the quantity of time that mothers spend with their children. At the same time, women's employment increases their income. Read More

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November 2018
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Infant Feeding Guidelines for the Asia Pacific Region.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Nov 23:1010539518809823. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

13 University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Good nutrition for infants, during the first 1000 days from conception, is one of the most important determinants of a healthy long life. Breastfeeding is the most important component of infant nutrition and reduces morbidity and mortality. With the changes to the climate currently occurring, issues of nutrition and food supply are only going to increase in importance. Read More

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November 2018
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Association Between Depression and Metabolic Syndrome in Korean Adults: Data From the 2014 and 2016 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2019 Jan 23;31(1):18-29. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

2 Jeonju University, Jeonju-si, Republic of Korea.

This study aimed to examine the association of depression with metabolic syndrome and to investigate levels of awareness and treatment of depression in Korean adults. We analyzed data extracted from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2014 and 2016) using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 depression screening instrument. Among the survey participants, 10 459 were selected for data analysis. Read More

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January 2019
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APACPH 2018: The Golden Jubilee Meeting.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Nov 19:1010539518809769. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

2 School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

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November 2018

Future of Public Health Training: What Are the Challenges? What Might the Solutions Look Like?

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Nov 16:1010539518810555. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

1 Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The Asia-Pacific region has rapidly changing health needs. This reshaping of health priorities is directly affecting current and future public health education. This brief review focuses on foundational public health skills including epidemiology, biostatistics, and health informatics. Read More

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November 2018
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APACPH Sabah Declaration: Improving Regional Health.

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Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Nov 16;30(8):751-752. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

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November 2018

Family-Based Health Insurance for Informal Sector Workers in Vietnam: Why Does Enrolment Remain Low?

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Oct 20:1010539518807601. Epub 2018 Oct 20.

2 Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Queensland, Australia.

Providing financial protection to the whole population is a top health policy priority of many countries. However, expanding social health insurance coverage to the "informal sector worker" is a challenge in many developing countries. This study analyzed the reasons for the limited coverage of health insurance for informal sector workers. Read More

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October 2018

Older Community Residents Who Participate in Group Activities Have Higher Daily Physical Activity Levels and Lower Medical Costs.

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Takeshi Otsuki

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Oct 19;30(7):629-634. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

1 Ryutsu Keizai University, Ryugasaki, Ibaraki, Japan.

Participation in a group activity improves levels of activities of daily living and self-rated health in community-dwelling older adults. However, whether the group activity is associated with daily physical activity (PA) levels and medical costs has not yet been explored. The author administered a questionnaire to participants of group activities for community-dwelling older adults. Read More

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October 2018

Effectiveness of a Weight Management Program Applying Mobile Health Technology as a Supporting Tool for Overweight and Obese Working Women.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Sep;30(6):572-581

1 Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of a weight management program applying mobile health (mHealth) technology as a supporting tool. A quasi-experimental research with a 1-group pretest and posttest design was conducted. Thirty-eight overweight and obese working women, aged 25 to 52 years, who were ready to take action on weight loss participated in a 12-week weight management program. Read More

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September 2018
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A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Schistosomiasis in Hunan Province, China.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Sep;30(6):521-531

4 Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, Yueyang, China.

Based on annual parasitological data recently collected at county and village levels, this article presents a multiscale spatiotemporal analysis of transmission risk of schistosomiasis japonica in Hunan Province during 2001 to 2015 in a geographic information system environment. The study shows that the incidence and prevalence rate of human Schistosoma japonicum infection in Hunan Province decreased after 2001. A spatial autocorrelation analysis reveals the existence of spatial clusters of human Schistosoma japonicum infection and a growing tendency of spatial clustering over time. Read More

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September 2018
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Health Literacy, Physical and Mental Health, and Activities of Daily Living Among Older Chinese Adults in Nursing Homes.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Sep;30(6):592-599

1 Yangzhou University, Yangzhou, Jiangsu, China.

It is very important to estimate the prevalence of inadequate health literacy and determine whether or not health literacy level differences predict the physical and mental health status of older adults. A cluster sampling method was selected. A total of 1396 older adults were interviewed. Read More

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September 2018
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An Occupational Health Education Program for Thai Farmers Exposed to Chlorpyrifos.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Oct 11;30(7):666-672. Epub 2018 Oct 11.

3 Suan Dusit University, Bangkok, Thailand.

The majority of the farmers in this sample of Thai farmers did not use sufficient self-protective behaviors when using the organophosphate insecticide chlorpyrifos. Most were directly exposed to chlorpyrifos, potentially leading to illnesses. The aim of this study was to improve safety behaviors when using chlorpyrifos by an occupational health education program. Read More

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October 2018
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Technology in Public Health Higher Education.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Oct 5;30(7):655-665. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

3 Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Streamed and recorded lectures as well as audience response technology are increasingly used in public health tertiary education, to train practitioners to address Asia-Pacific region's rapidly changing health needs. However, little is known about the impact on student performance, satisfaction, and understanding. This study aimed to assess postgraduate students' perceptions and their use of technology in a large epidemiology subject at an Australian university in internal and external modes. Read More

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October 2018
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Effectiveness of Tuberculosis Screening Technology in the Initiation of Correct Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis at a Tertiary Care Hospital in Thailand: Comparative Analysis of Xpert MTB/RIF Versus Sputum AFB Smear.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Sep 27;30(6):542-550. Epub 2018 Sep 27.

2 Central Chest Institute of Thailand, Nonthaburi, Thailand.

Pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) is one of the top 10 causes of mortality worldwide in 2016. Early detection is very important, as it can help early treatment. This study compared 2 separate methods of diagnosing PTB among suspected patients, specifically examining correct diagnosis and the duration of receiving a correct diagnosis. Read More

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September 2018
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Current Smoking Behavior Among Medical Students in Mainland China: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Oct 26;30(7):610-623. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

1 Department of Social Medicine and Health Management, Xiangya School of Public Health, Central South University, Changsha, China.

This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of current smoking among medical students in mainland China through a systematic search across 6 electronic databases for English or Chinese studies published before May 25, 2018. A total of 79 studies were included; 26 had a high risk of bias. The overall pooled prevalence of current smoking was 10. Read More

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October 2018
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Water Supply, Sanitation, and Medical Waste Treatment and Disposal at Commune Health Centers in Vietnam.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Oct 26;30(7):644-654. Epub 2018 Sep 26.

1 Hanoi University of Public Health, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Water hygiene, sanitation, and proper management of health care wastes at health care facilities are important in preventing infections and improving health and the environment. This article describes the access to safe water and sanitation facilities and the disposal of medical wastes at commune health centers (CHCs) in Vietnam. Data was extracted from the 2015 World Bank Vietnam District and Commune Health Facility Survey. Read More

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October 2018
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The National Health Service, Alma Ata, and the Great Western China Earthquake: Important Public Health Anniversaries to Remember.

Asia Pac J Public Health 2018 Sep 22;30(6):508-511. Epub 2018 Sep 22.

2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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September 2018