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  1. Research article

    Obesity indices predict hypertension among indigenous adults in Krau Wildlife Reserve, Peninsular Malaysia

    The disease burden of indigenous peoples has been augmented by the rising prevalence of obesity and hypertension in this population. This study assessed the ability of obesity indices to predict hypertension a...

    Ee Yin Chua, Mohd Shariff Zalilah, Karppaya Haemamalar, Sulaiman Norhasmah and Appannah Geeta

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:24

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Lifestyle factors and co-morbidities associated with obesity and overweight in Nkonkobe Municipality of the Eastern Cape, South Africa

    Obesity is a global epidemic that affects 500 million people worldwide and is predicted to increase to one billion people by 2030. The prevalence of obesity is increasing across populations in South Africa. Ho...

    Wilfred Otang-Mbeng, Gloria Aderonke Otunola and Anthony Jide Afolayan

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:22

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Gender differences in hypertension awareness, antihypertensive use and blood pressure control in Bangladeshi adults: findings from a national cross-sectional survey

    Bangladesh is facing an epidemiological transition with a growing burden of non-communicable diseases. Traditionally, hypertension and associated complications in women receive less recognition, and there is a...

    Muntasirur Rahman, Gail Williams and Abdullah Al Mamun

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:23

    Published on: 25 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Seasonal variations of vitamin D and its relation to lipid profile in Iranian children and adults

    Vitamin D has a multitude of functional properties and acts like a hormone in the body. Its effect on the lipid profile is one of the proposed mechanisms for its relationship with many disorders during its def...

    Sakineh Nouri Saeidlou, Davoud Vahabzadeh, Fariba Babaei and Zakaria Vahabzadeh

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:21

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  5. Research article

    High prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in Peruvian adolescents living in a peri-urban shantytown: a cross-sectional study

    Adults of the peri-urban Peruvian shantytown of Lomas de Zapallal have a high prevalence of risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease (CVD)—likely due to behavioral choices established during childhoo...

    Elizabeth S. Abbs, José Viñoles, Jorge O. Alarcón, Heather M. Johnson and Joseph R. Zunt

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:19

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Partnering with women collectives for delivering essential women’s nutrition interventions in tribal areas of eastern India: a scoping study

    We examined the feasibility of engaging women collectives in delivering a package of women’s nutrition messages/services as a funded stakeholder in three tribal-dominated districts of Odisha, Jharkhand and Chh...

    Vani Sethi, Arti Bhanot, Surbhi Bhalla, Sourav Bhattacharjee, Abner Daniel, Deepika Mehrish Sharma, Rajkumar Gope and Saba Mebrahtu

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:20

    Published on: 22 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Meal frequency and dietary diversity feeding practices among children 6–23 months of age in Wolaita Sodo town, Southern Ethiopia

    Child feeding practices are multidimensional, and they change rapidly within short age intervals. Suboptimal complementary feeding practices contribute to a rapid increase in the prevalence of undernutrition i...

    Tefera Chane Mekonnen, Shimelash Bitew Workie, Tesfa Mekonen Yimer and Wubalem Fekadu Mersha

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:18

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Malnutrition and poor oral health status are major risks among primary school children at Lasbela, Balochistan, Pakistan

    This survey was focusing on health and oral hygiene status of primary school children at Lasbela district considering the comparatively less developed and socio demographically deprived part of the Country.

    Muhammad Ayaz Mustufa, Abdul Karim Jamali, Ifra Sameen, Fateh Muhammad Burfat, Mir Yousaf Baloch, Abdul Hameed Baloch, Ghulam Rasool Baloch, Shazia Kulsoom Lashari, Sobiya Mohiuddin Ayaz and Muhammad Younus Baloch

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:17

    Published on: 19 May 2017

  9. Erratum

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

    Aurelie Nguimmo-Metsadjio, Barbara Atogho-Tiedeu, Jean Jacques 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 36:16

    Published on: 16 May 2017

    The original article was published in Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:12

  10. Regular article

    Intestinal parasitic infections and its association with undernutrition and CD4 T cell levels among HIV/AIDS patients on HAART in Butajira, Ethiopia

    Intestinal parasitic infections and HIV/AIDS have been the major public health problems and remain a vital cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Both problems are linked in a vicious cycle....

    Dereje Gedle, Gemechu Kumera, Tewodros Eshete, Kasahun Ketema, Haweni Adugna and Fetuma Feyera

    Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:15

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  11. 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 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

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:16

  12. 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

  13. 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

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:14

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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

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