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  1. Research article

    Maternal hyperglycemia during labor and related immediate post-partum maternal and perinatal outcomes at the Yaoundé Central Hospital, Cameroon

    Data on the prevalence and complications of gestational diabetes are very scarce in Cameroon. The aim of this study was to evaluate the uptake of screening for gestational diabetes and assess the immediate pos...

    Manuella Djomhou, Eugene Sobngwi, Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Mickael Essouma, Philip Nana and Nelson J. Fomulu

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:28

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  2. Research article

    Safe distances between groundwater-based water wells and pit latrines at different hydrogeological conditions in the Ganges Atrai floodplains of Bangladesh

    Groundwater drawn from shallow tubewells in Bangladesh is often polluted by nearby pit latrines, which are commonly used toilets in rural and sub-urban areas of the country.

    M. Sirajul Islam, Zahid Hayat Mahmud, M. Shafiqul Islam, Ganesh Chandra Saha, Anwar Zahid, AHM Zulfiquar Ali, M. Qumrul Hassan, Khairul Islam, Hasin Jahan, Yakub Hossain, M. Masud Hasan, Sandy Cairncross, Richard Carter, Stephen P. Luby, Alejandro Cravioto, Hubert Ph. Endtz…

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:26

    Published on: 19 August 2016

  3. Research article

    Alcohol consumption among university students: a Sino-German comparison demonstrates a much lower consumption of alcohol in Chinese students

    Alcohol use is reported in university students with discrepancy between countries. The study objectives were to assess prevalence and associated factors of alcohol consumption among university students in Germ...

    Janet Junqing Chu, Heiko J. Jahn, Mobarak Hossain Khan and Alexander Kraemer

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:25

    Published on: 11 August 2016

  4. Research article

    Assessment of mineral intake in the diets of Polish postmenopausal women in relation to their BMI—the RAC-OST-POL study

    The diets of postmenopausal women in Western countries tend to be deficient in minerals, even if the energy value is at the recommended level. The objective of the presented population-based cohort study was t...

    Dominika Głąbska, Dariusz Włodarek, Aleksandra Kołota, Aleksandra Czekajło, Bogna Drozdzowska and Wojciech Pluskiewicz

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:23

    Published on: 2 August 2016

  5. Research article

    Dietary habits, food taboos, and perceptions towards weight gain during pregnancy in Arsi, rural central Ethiopia: a qualitative cross-sectional study

    The nutritional status of women before and during pregnancy can be determined by maternal knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions towards certain foods. The present study aimed to explore maternal dietary habits...

    Taddese Alemu Zerfu, Melaku Umeta and Kaleab Baye

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:22

    Published on: 25 July 2016

  6. Research article

    Food security and nutritional status of children under-five in households affected by HIV and AIDS in Kiandutu informal settlement, Kiambu County, Kenya

    HIV and AIDS affect most the productive people, leading to reduced capacity to either produce food or generate income. Children under-fives are the most vulnerable group in the affected households. There exist...

    Peter M. Chege, Zipporah W. Ndungu and Betty M. Gitonga

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:21

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  7. Research article

    Achieving the sustainable development goals: a case study of the complexity of water quality health risks in Malawi

    Suppose 35 % of the households with children under 5 years of age in a low-income suburban neighborhood in a developing country have diarrhea where improved water sources are available. Clearly, something is a...

    Rochelle Holm, Philip Wandschneider, Allan Felsot and Golden Msilimba

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:20

    Published on: 15 July 2016

  8. Research article

    Evaluating the impact of social franchising on family planning use in Kenya

    In Kenya, as in many low-income countries, the private sector is an important component of health service delivery and of providing access to preventive and curative health services. The Tunza Social Franchise...

    Nirali M. Chakraborty, Mwende Mbondo and Joyce Wanderi

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:19

    Published on: 18 June 2016

  9. Research article

    Women’s participation in household decision-making and higher dietary diversity: findings from nationally representative data from Ghana

    Low-quality monotonous diet is a major problem confronting resource-constrained settings across the world. Starchy staple foods dominate the diets in these settings. This places the population, especially wome...

    Dickson A. Amugsi, Anna Lartey, Elizabeth Kimani-Murage and Blessing U. Mberu

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:16

    Published on: 31 May 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:18

  10. Research article

    Out-of-pocket expenditure on prenatal and natal care post Janani Suraksha Yojana: a case from Rajasthan, India

    Though Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) is successful in increasing antenatal and natal care services, little is known on the cost coverage of out-of-pocket expenditure (...

    Dipti Govil, Neetu Purohit, Shiv Dutt Gupta and Sanjay Kumar Mohanty

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:15

    Published on: 20 May 2016

  11. Research article

    Childhood diarrhea in high and low hotspot districts of Amhara Region, northwest Ethiopia: a multilevel modeling

    Childhood diarrhea is one of the major public health problems in Ethiopia. Multiple factors at different levels contribute to the occurrence of childhood diarrhea. The objective of the study was to identify th...

    Muluken Azage, Abera Kumie, Alemayehu Worku and Amvrossios C. Bagtzoglou

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:13

    Published on: 16 May 2016

  12. Research article

    Community-based behavior change promoting child health care: a response to socio-economic disparity

    Early initiation of breastfeeding after birth is a key behavioral health factor known to decrease neonatal mortality risks. Yet, few demographic studies examined how a community-based intervention impacts post...

    Naoko Horii, Oumarou Habi, Alio Dangana, Abdou Maina, Souleymane Alzouma and Yves Charbit

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:12

    Published on: 21 April 2016

  13. Research article

    Effect of lifestyle interventions of pregnant women on their dietary habits, lifestyle behaviors, and weight gain: a randomized controlled trial

    Although it is known that lifestyle behaviors of pregnant women are closely related to maternal and fetal health, number of data concerning efficacy of intervention on lifestyle during pregnancy is limited. Th...

    Özlem Aşcı and Gülay Rathfisch

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:7

    Published on: 24 February 2016

  14. Research article

    What does quality of care mean for maternal health providers from two vulnerable states of India? Case study of Bihar and Jharkhand

    Quality instillation has its own challenges, facilitators and barriers in various settings. This paper focuses on exploration of quality components related to practices, health system challenges and quality en...

    Shilpa Karvande, Devendra Sonawane, Sandeep Chavan and Nerges Mistry

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:6

    Published on: 20 February 2016

  15. Research article

    Tryptophan depletion in context of the inflammatory and general nutritional status of a low-income South African HIV-infected population

    The essential amino acid tryptophan cannot be synthesised in the body and must be acquired through dietary intake. Oxidation of tryptophan, due to immune induction of the enzyme indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (ID...

    Priyesh Bipath, Peter F. Levay and Margaretha Viljoen

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:5

    Published on: 17 February 2016

  16. Short report

    What is cholera? A preliminary study on caretakers’ knowledge in Bangladesh

    Cholera has afflicted the Indian sub-continent for centuries, predominantly in West Bengal and modern-day Bangladesh. This preliminary study aims to understand the current level of knowledge of cholera in fema...

    Charlotte C. Tamason, Suhella M. Tulsiani, A. K. Siddique, Bilqis A. Hoque and Peter K. Mackie Jensen

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:3

    Published on: 9 February 2016

  17. Research article

    Water Quality Index for measuring drinking water quality in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

    Public health is at risk due to chemical contaminants in drinking water which may have immediate health consequences. Drinking water sources are susceptible to pollutants depending on geological conditions and...

    Tahera Akter, Fatema Tuz Jhohura, Fahmida Akter, Tridib Roy Chowdhury, Sabuj Kanti Mistry, Digbijoy Dey, Milan Kanti Barua, Md Akramul Islam and Mahfuzar Rahman

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:4

    Published on: 9 February 2016

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