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  1. Research article

    The impact of household wealth on child survival in Ghana

    Improving child health is one of the major policy agendas for most of the governments, especially in the developing countries. These governments have been implementing various strategies such as improving heal...

    Stella T. Lartey, Rasheda Khanam and Shingo Takahashi

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:38

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  2. Research article

    The effects of MCH insurance cards on improving equity in access and use of maternal and child health care services in Tanzania: a mixed methods analysis

    Inequity in access and use of child and maternal health services is impeding progress towards reduction of maternal mortality in low-income countries. To address low usage of maternal and newborn health care s...

    August Kuwawenaruwa, Gemini Mtei, Jitihada Baraka and Kassimu Tani

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:37

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  3. Research article

    Shigellosis in Nepal: 13 years review of nationwide surveillance

    Shigella is a major cause of gastroenteritis especially in children. In developing countries, the incidence is frequent and results are often life threatening. Changing epidemiology an...

    Geeta Shakya, Jyoti Acharya, Shailaja Adhikari and Nisha Rijal

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:36

    Published on: 4 November 2016

  4. Research article

    Factors associated with compliance to recommended micronutrients uptake for prevention of anemia during pregnancy in urban, peri-urban, and rural communities in Southeast Nigeria

    The study investigated the factors associated with compliance to the recommended ≥90-day uptake of micronutrients for prevention of iron-deficiency anemia during pregnancy in Nigeria.

    Nkechi G. Onyeneho, Ngozi I’Aronu, Ngozi Chukwu, Uju Patricia Agbawodikeizu, Malgorzata Chalupowski and S. V. Subramanian

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:35

    Published on: 2 November 2016

  5. Research article

    A home calendar and recall method of last menstrual period for estimating gestational age in rural Bangladesh: a validation study

    The best method of gestational age assessment is by ultrasound in the first trimester; however, this method is impractical in large field trials in rural areas. Our objective was to assess the validity of gest...

    Alison D. Gernand, Rina Rani Paul, Barkat Ullah, Muhammad A. Taher, Frank R. Witter, Lee Wu, Alain B. Labrique, Keith P. West and Parul Christian

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:34

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  6. Research article

    Association among dietary magnesium, serum magnesium, and diabetes: a cross-sectional study in middle-aged and older adults

    A number of studies have reported the association between magnesium (Mg) and diabetes. However, the various conclusions were inconsistent and the data on the Chinese population was limited. The objective of th...

    Jie Wei, Chao Zeng, Xiao-xiao Li, Qian-yi Gong, Guang-hua Lei and Tu-bao Yang

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:33

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  7. Research article

    Mean platelet volume in children with hepatitis A

    Mean platelet volume (MPV), which is commonly used as a measure of platelet size, indicates the rate of platelet production and platelet activation. We aimed to evaluate the mean platelet volume in children wi...

    Fatih Akın, Ahmet Sert and Şükrü Arslan

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:32

    Published on: 6 October 2016

  8. Research article

    A field tool for prediction of body fat in Sri Lankan women: skinfold thickness equation

    Valid skinfold thickness (SFT) equations for the prediction of body fat are currently unavailable for South Asian women and would be a potentially robust field tool. Our aim was to assess the validity of exist...

    Indu Waidyatilaka, Angela de Silva, Maduka de Lanerolle-Dias, Sunethra Atukorala and Pulani Lanerolle

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:31

    Published on: 30 September 2016

  9. Research article

    Optimal cutoff of the triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol  ratio to detect cardiovascular risk factors among Han adults in Xinjiang

    To determine whether TG/HDL-C ratio, which has been shown to be an indicator of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and insulin resistance (IR), can predict cardiovascular risk factors in the Chinese Han population ...

    Hua-Yin Li, Bang-Dang Chen, Yi-Tong Ma, Yi-Ning Yang, Xiang Ma, Fen Liu, Zhen-Yan Fu, Xiang Xie, Xiao-Mei Li, Shuo Pan, Chun-Hui He, Ying-Ying Zheng, Yun Wu, Jing Tao, Chun-Lan Dong and Ting-Ting Wu

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:30

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  10. Research article

    Anaemia is typical of pregnancies: capturing community perception and management of anaemia in pregnancy in Anambra State, Nigeria

    Anaemia during pregnancy continues to constitute significant challenge to maternal health in Nigeria and contributes substantially to the worsening maternal mortality ratio (MMR) in Nigeria despite a global re...

    Nkechi G. Onyeneho and Obianuju U. Igweonu

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:29

    Published on: 31 August 2016

  11. Research article

    Identification of bacterial contaminants in polyherbal medicines used for the treatment of tuberculosis in Amatole District of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa, using rapid 16S rRNA technique

    Polyherbal medicines are used for the treatment of many diseases in many African and Asian communities. With the increasing use of these remedies, several investigations have shown that they are associated wit...

    Elizabeth Bosede Famewo, Anna Maria Clarke and Anthony Jide Afolayan

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:27

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

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