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  1. Short report

    Investigation of the association between the TCF7L2 rs7903146 (C/T) gene polymorphism and obesity in a Cameroonian population: a pilot study

    This study aimed at investigating the association between the rs7903146 (C/T) polymorphism of the TCF7L2 gene with obesity in a Cameroonian population.

    Aurelie Nguimmo-Metsadjio, Barbara Atogho-Tiedeu, Jean Jacques N. Noubiap, Marie-Solange Evehe, Rosine Djokam-Dadjeu, Olivier Sontsa Donfack, Dieudonne Nanfa, Edith Pascale M. Mato, Elvis Ndonwi Ngwa, Magellan Guewo-Fokeng, Priscille Pokam-Fosso, Wilfred F. Mbacham, Jean Claude Mbanya and Eugene Sobngwi

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:12

    Published on: 18 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Development and validation of an Arabic questionnaire to assess psychosocial determinants of eating behavior among adolescents: a cross-sectional study

    There is a scarcity of studies that evaluate the psychosocial determinants of eating behavior among adolescents in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The availability of such data is limited by the lack of vali...

    Leila Itani, Hanadi Chatila, Hani Dimassi and Fikrat El Sahn

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:10

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  3. Research article

    Utilization of health facilities and predictors of health-seeking behavior for under-five children with acute diarrhea in slums of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

    Information on health-seeking behavior and utilization of health facilities in slums of Addis Ababa is scarce, impeding the implementation of effective interventions. The purpose of this study is to assess the...

    Metadel Adane, Bezatu Mengistie, Worku Mulat, Helmut Kloos and Girmay Medhin

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:9

    Published on: 4 April 2017

  4. Research article

    The gender gap in relation to happiness and preferences in married couples after childbirth: evidence from a field experiment in rural Ghana

    How does the gap in preferences between married couples affect their happiness after childbirth? Are couples that share similar preferences happier? In recent years, gender, marriage, and happiness have been c...

    Yusuke Kamiya, Bright Akpalu, Emmanuel Mahama, Emmanuel Kwesi Ayipah, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Abraham Hodgson, Akira Shibanuma, Kimiyo Kikuchi and Masamine Jimba

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:8

    Published on: 15 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Treatment outcomes of severe acute malnutrition in children treated within Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP) at Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia: retrospective cross-sectional study

    Children in third world countries suffer from severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in an extent of public health important. SAM management protocol available this time brought the approach from facility-based to co...

    Mulugeta Yohannis Kabalo and Canaan Negash Seifu

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:7

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Personal values, marketing attitudes and nutrition trust are associated with patronage of convenience food outlets in the Asia-Pacific region: a cross-sectional study

    An online cross-sectional survey examined the relationships between the demographic characteristics, personal values, trust in sources of nutrition information and the use of convenience food outlets among mid...

    Breanna De Jong, Anthony Worsley, Wei Chun Wang, Rani Sarmugam, Quynh Pham, Judhiastuty Februhartanty and Stacey Ridley

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:6

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  7. Research article

    Prevalence of dengue and diversity of cultivable bacteria in vector Aedes aegypti (L.) from two dengue endemic districts, Kanchanpur and Parsa of Nepal

    Dengue fever, an endemic arboviral disease, represents one of the major public health concerns in Nepal. It is transmitted by bites of infected Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, the former being primary vector....

    Srinivas Thapa, Narayan Dutt Pant, Rojina Shrestha, Ganga GC, Bidya Shrestha, Basu Dev Pandey and Ishan Gautam

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:5

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Socio-demographic characteristics and psychosocial consequences of sickle cell disease: the case of patients in a public hospital in Ghana

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is of major public health concern globally, with majority of patients living in Africa. Despite its relevance, there is a dearth of research to determine the socio-demographic distrib...

    Vincent A. Adzika, Franklin N. Glozah, Desmond Ayim-Aboagye and Collins S. K. Ahorlu

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:4

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  9. Research article

    Sickle cell disease and pregnancy outcomes: a study of the community-based hospital in a tribal block of Gujarat, India

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary blood disorder prevalent in tribal regions of India. SCD can increase complications during pregnancy and in turn negatively influence pregnancy outcomes. This study re...

    Gayatri Desai, Ankit Anand, Pankaj Shah, Shobha Shah, Kapilkumar Dave, Hardik Bhatt, Shrey Desai and Dhiren Modi

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:3

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  10. Research Article

    Trends, determinants and inequities of 4+ ANC utilisation in Bangladesh

    The objectives of this study are to document the trend on utilisation of four or more (4+) antenatal care (ANC) over the last 22 years period and to explore the determinants and inequity of 4+ ANC utilisation as ...

    Aminur Rahman, Monjura Khatun Nisha, Tahmina Begum, Sayem Ahmed, Nurul Alam and Iqbal Anwar

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:2

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Bibliometric analysis of publications on Campylobacter: (2000–2015)

    Campylobacter species are widespread zoonotic pathogens. Campylobacter jejuni causes a form of gastroenteritis called campylobacteriosis. Campylobacter drug resistance is considered a ...

    Waleed M. Sweileh, Samah W. Al-Jabi, Ansam F. Sawalha, Adham S. AbuTaha and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:39

    Published on: 29 November 2016

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. 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

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