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M Martínez-García, J Vargas-Barrón, F Bañuelos-Téllez, H González-Pacheco, C Fresno, E Hernández-Lemus, M A Martínez-Ríos, M Vallejo
OBJECTIVE: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has an important economic burden that poised the urgent need to evaluate its catastrophic medical expense. This study evaluates the first 5 years of the national health initiative called Popular Insurance (PI) at the National Institute of Cardiology in Mexico. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective data analysis. METHODS: STEMI patients with (n=317) and without (n=260) PI were selected. Analysed variables included socio-economical context, management care, cost evaluation and three outcomes (mortality, hospital readmission and therapeutic adherence)...
March 13, 2018: Public Health
E M Murtagh, A T Barnes, J McMullen, P J Morgan
OBJECTIVES: The majority of adolescent girls fail to meet public health guidelines for physical activity. Engaging mothers in the promotion of physical activity for their daughters may be an important strategy to facilitate behaviour change. The aim of this study was to use the behaviour change wheel (BCW) framework to design the components of an intervention to improve adolescent girls' physical activity. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study to inform intervention development...
March 12, 2018: Public Health
N T de Siqueira Filha, M de Fatima Pessoa Militao de Albuquerque, R Legood, L Rodrigues, A C Santos
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the direct and indirect costs of tuberculosis (TB) (active and latent TB [LTB]) and HIV co-infection from the patient perspective. STUDY DESIGN: Costing study conducted alongside a pragmatic clinical trial. METHODS: The study was conducted in Brazil in a referral service for HIV/AIDS. We applied a standardised questionnaire to collect data about out-of-pocket expenses and indirect cost...
March 10, 2018: Public Health
C E Homeyard, E Patelarou
OBJECTIVES: To identify the existing antenatal information provision practices for pregnant women with intellectual disabilities in England. To identify how practices between and within local supervising authorities differed, and if midwives were adapting standard antenatal information for pregnant women with intellectual disabilities, including examples of accessible information being used. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: All contact supervisors of midwives from acute trusts with maternity services were accessed via the local supervisor of midwives officers' databases and sent a questionnaire...
March 10, 2018: Public Health
A Koïvogui, A Carbunar, L-M Imounga, C Laruade, S Laube
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to estimate the vaccination coverage (VC) rate in persons aged from 9 months to 18 years and to describe it according to the predictive factors of good vaccination status. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive and etiological study. METHODS: The study involved 1332 persons aged below 18 years and members of 521 representative households in French Guiana. VC was estimated by the proportion of people with complete immunization for 13 vaccines (four mandatory, seven recommended, and two specific)...
March 8, 2018: Public Health
D N Wong, W Fan
OBJECTIVES: E-cigarette use is not only prevalent among adolescents but is growing at an alarming rate. This study sought to determine e-cigarette use prevalence and its relation to alcohol use as a potential gateway drug, and how this may differ by sex and ethnicity in a multi-ethnic sample of California adolescents. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey. METHODS: We included data from 1806 adolescents (weighted to 3.0 million) aged 12-17 in the 2014 and 2015 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS) cycles...
March 7, 2018: Public Health
A Sommanustweechai, V Tangcharoensathien, K Malathum, N Sumpradit, N Kiatying-Angsulee, N Janejai, S Jaroenpoj
BACKGROUND: Thailand has developed a national strategic plan on antimicrobial resistance (NSP-AMR) and endorsed by the Cabinet in August 2016. This study reviewed the main contents of the NSP-AMR and the mandates of relevant implementing agencies and identified challenges and recommends actions to mitigate implementation gaps. METHODS: This study analysed the contents of NSP-AMR, reviewed institutional mandates and assessed the implementation gaps among agencies responsible for NSP-AMR...
March 7, 2018: Public Health
F Acciai
OBJECTIVES: Social inequalities in health have been largely documented in social science research. Members of the most disadvantaged groups experience worse health and higher mortality from birth throughout adulthood. However, it is not clear whether this association persists at older ages. Some studies have found a narrowing of the social gradient in health, at least when 'traditional' measures of socio-economic status (SES)-income, education, and occupation-are used. The main goal of the article is to highlight similarities and discrepancies in the age trend of social inequalities in health that arise when multiple measures of SES are considered...
March 7, 2018: Public Health
S Yuan, H J Yu, M W Liu, Y Huang, X H Yang, B W Tang, Y Song, Z K Cao, H J Wu, Q Q He, D Gasevic
OBJECTIVES: Findings regarding the benefits of fruit and vegetables (FV) on weight control are inconsistent and little is known among Chinese populations. Therefore, we examined the relationship between change in FV consumption, weight, and change in body mass index (BMI) among Chinese adults, participants of the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study. METHODS: Two waves of CHNS conducted in 2006 and 2011 were used...
March 7, 2018: Public Health
M Black, V Joseph, L Mott, R Maheswaran
OBJECTIVE: To undertake an analysis of National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) data to quantify the obesity prevalence gap over time between children in primary schools in the most and least deprived areas of Doncaster. STUDY DESIGN: The research design for this study was retrospective quantitative analysis of secondary data. METHODS: The study undertook secondary analysis of NCMP data on obesity prevalence in children in Reception Year and Year 6 in primary schools in Doncaster for the period 2006-2007 to 2014-2015...
March 7, 2018: Public Health
M Anandappa, E Adjei Boakye, W Li, W Zeng, T Rebmann, J J Chang
OBJECTIVES: Influenza vaccination is the best protection against infection and severe complications of disease, such as hospitalization and death. Therefore, it is important to accurately estimate vaccination coverage and to evaluate the role of race/ethnicity. This study examines racial disparities in influenza vaccination among children using a nationally representative sample. STUDY DESIGN: This study used cross-sectional data from the 2009-2014 National Immunization Survey for children aged 19-35 months (n = 98,186) in the United States...
March 7, 2018: Public Health
A F Crawshaw, H Kirkbride
Approximately 13% of the UK population in 2015 was born overseas. Most migrants have come to the UK to work or study although there has been a small increase in the number of asylum applications in the UK in recent years, reflective of the ongoing humanitarian situation across Europe. Migrants in the UK tend to be young and healthy, but some may face unique health needs as a result of their experiences before, during and after migration. For these needs to be appropriately recognised and addressed, evidence-based advice is needed for UK professionals...
March 7, 2018: Public Health
R Karimbeiki, M Pourmasoumi, A Feizi, B Abbasi, A Hadi, N Rafie, S M Safavi
OBJECTIVE: The present study was carried out to compare dietary diversity score (DDS) among overweight, obese, and normal-weight adults. STUDY DESIGN: This case-control study was conducted with a total of 200 cases (100 participants with obesity and 100 participants with overweight) and 300 controls (normal weight) matched by socio-economic status (SES), older than 18 years. METHODS: Dietary intakes were assessed using a self-administered Food Frequency Questionnaire...
March 5, 2018: Public Health
M N Khan, M M Islam, M M Rahman
OBJECTIVE: This study examined the inequality in cesarean section (CS) utilization and its socio-economic contributors. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective two-stage stratified sample design. METHODS: Data were extracted from two rounds of the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey conducted in 2004 and 2014. Concentration Index of CS utilization was calculated using the wealth quintile. Regression-based decomposition method was applied to assess the socio-economic contributors of inequality in CS utilization...
March 5, 2018: Public Health
J Z Shing, C R Harris, P C Hull
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March 3, 2018: Public Health
S Tanvir, S Sajjad, R Roshan
OBJECTIVES: To assess the level of awareness in population about cardiac diseases prevention and suggestion of recommendations. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional survey was carried out in Rawalpindi Cantonment in Oct 2016. METHODS: 100 respondents were selected through convenience sampling. Data was collected through questionnaire. RESULTS: Results indicated low levels of awareness as only 30% of the population knew that cardiac diseases can be prevented to certain extent by lifestyle changes...
March 2, 2018: Public Health
A R Sarker, N Sheikh, R A Mahumud, M Sultana
OBJECTIVES: To identify the factors associated with adolescent maternal healthcare utilization in Bangladesh. STUDY DESIGN: A secondary analysis was undertaken using the latest data set from the Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (2014). Data were collected from the cross-sectional survey carried out from June to mid November 2014. In total, 17,863 ever-married women aged 15-49 years were interviewed. According to the definition of the World Health Organization, 2029 of these women were adolescents and therefore eligible for inclusion in this study...
March 1, 2018: Public Health
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