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  1. Content type: Research article

    Appropriate immediate newborn care is vital for neonatal survival. Antenatal period is a crucial time to impart knowledge and awareness to mothers regarding newborn care, either during facility visits or durin...

    Authors: Niveditha Devasenapathy, Sutapa B. Neogi, Srinivasan Soundararajan, Danish Ahmad, Avishek Hazra, Jaleel Ahmad, Neelakshi Mann and Dileep Mavalankar

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:30

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Across the developing world, countries are increasingly adopting the integrated community case management of childhood illnesses (iCCM) strategy in efforts to reduce child mortality. This intervention’s effect...

    Authors: Sandrine Martin, Jordana Leitão, Denis Muhangi, Anthony Nuwa, Dieterio Magul and Helen Counihan

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:29

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The prevalence of undernutrition is decreasing in many parts of the developing world, but challenges remain in many countries. The objective of this study was to determine factors influencing childhood nutriti...

    Authors: Daniel Hoffman, Thomas Cacciola, Pamela Barrios and James Simon

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:27

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Most available data that linked intake of egg to risk of stroke came from western countries, with conflicting findings. We aimed to examine the association between egg consumption and risk of stroke among Iran...

    Authors: Roohallah Fallah-Moshkani, Mohammad Saadatnia, Forough Shakeri, Ammar Hassanzadeh Keshteli, Parvane Saneei, Bagher Larijani and Ahmad Esmaillzadeh

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:28

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Muntasirur Rahman, Gail Williams and Abdullah Al Mamun

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:23

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:22

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:24

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:20

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:19

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:21

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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.

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:17

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:18

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  13. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:16

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

  14. Content type: Regular article

    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....

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:15

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  15. Content type: Erratum

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:14

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    The original article was published in Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:9

  16. Content type: Short report

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

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:12

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

  17. Content type: Research article

    Personal hypertension management is a cornerstone in the prevention of hypertension complications. In Eritrea, the increase in the national life expectancy rate has been accompanied by an increase in hypertens...

    Authors: Merhawi Teklezgi Gebrezgi, Mary Jo Trepka and Eyob Azaria Kidane

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:11

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:10

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:9

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

  20. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:8

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Mulugeta Yohannis Kabalo and Canaan Negash Seifu

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:7

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:6

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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....

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:5

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:4

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:3

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  26. Content type: Research Article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2017 36:2

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  27. Content type: Research article

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

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:39

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Stella T. Lartey, Rasheda Khanam and Shingo Takahashi

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:38

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  29. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: August Kuwawenaruwa, Gemini Mtei, Jitihada Baraka and Kassimu Tani

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:37

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Geeta Shakya, Jyoti Acharya, Shailaja Adhikari and Nisha Rijal

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:36

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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.

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:35

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:34

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:33

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Fatih Akın, Ahmet Sert and Şükrü Arslan

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:32

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  35. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:31

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  36. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:30

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Nkechi G. Onyeneho and Obianuju U. Igweonu

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:29

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:28

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  39. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Elizabeth Bosede Famewo, Anna Maria Clarke and Anthony Jide Afolayan

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:27

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  40. Content type: Research article

    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.

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:26

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:25

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:23

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  43. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Taddese Alemu Zerfu, Melaku Umeta and Kaleab Baye

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:22

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  44. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:21

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  45. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: Rochelle Holm, Philip Wandschneider, Allan Felsot and Golden Msilimba

    Citation: Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition 2016 35:20

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