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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298243/the-gender-gap-in-relation-to-happiness-and-preferences-in-married-couples-after-childbirth-evidence-from-a-field-experiment-in-rural-ghana
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Yusuke Kamiya, Bright Akpalu, Emmanuel Mahama, Emmanuel Kwesi Ayipah, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Abraham Hodgson, Akira Shibanuma, Kimiyo Kikuchi, Masamine Jimba
BACKGROUND: 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 considered to be key issues in public health research. Although much research has examined the happiness status of married couples, practically no study has explored the gender gap in relation to happiness and the preferences of married couples after childbirth. Therefore, our study was conducted to assess the association between the preference gap and the happiness status among married couples in the afterbirth period...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279227/treatment-outcomes-of-severe-acute-malnutrition-in-children-treated-within-outpatient-therapeutic-program-otp-at-wolaita-zone-southern-ethiopia-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Mulugeta Yohannis Kabalo, Canaan Negash Seifu
BACKGROUND: 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 community-based by Outpatient Therapeutic Program (OTP). But, little was known about the treatment outcomes of the program in Ethiopia. Thus, this study was aimed to assess treatment outcomes of SAM and identify factors associated among children treated at OTP in Wolaita Zone...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209196/personal-values-marketing-attitudes-and-nutrition-trust-are-associated-with-patronage-of-convenience-food-outlets-in-the-asia-pacific-region-a-cross-sectional-study
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Breanna De Jong, Anthony Worsley, Wei Chun Wang, Rani Sarmugam, Quynh Pham, Judhiastuty Februhartanty, Stacey Ridley
BACKGROUND: 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 middle-class household food providers in the Asia-Pacific region. METHODS: The survey was administered to 3945 household food providers in Melbourne, Singapore, Shanghai, Vietnam and Indonesia in late 2013. Information about demographics, personal values, trust in sources of nutrition information and use of convenience food outlets was elicited...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193261/prevalence-of-dengue-and-diversity-of-cultivable-bacteria-in-vector-aedes-aegypti-l-from-two-dengue-endemic-districts-kanchanpur-and-parsa-of-nepal
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Srinivas Thapa, Narayan Dutt Pant, Rojina Shrestha, Ganga Gc, Bidya Shrestha, Basu Dev Pandey, Ishan Gautam
BACKGROUND: 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. The bacterial community plays a significant role in biology of mosquitoes; however, the bacterial communities of primary vector A. aegypti remain unstudied in Nepal. The study was designed to determine the rate of dengue seropositivity and to explore the bacterial diversity of A...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143586/socio-demographic-characteristics-and-psychosocial-consequences-of-sickle-cell-disease-the-case-of-patients-in-a-public-hospital-in-ghana
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Vincent A Adzika, Franklin N Glozah, Desmond Ayim-Aboagye, Collins S K Ahorlu
BACKGROUND: 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 distribution and psychosocial impact of SCD in Ghana. The objective of this study was to examine the socio-demographic distribution and psychosocial consequences of SCD among patients in Ghana and to assess their quality of life and coping mechanisms. METHODS: A cross-sectional research design was used that involved the completion of questionnaires on socio-demographic characteristics, quality of life, coping mechanisms, anxiety and depression...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109314/sickle-cell-disease-and-pregnancy-outcomes-a-study-of-the-community-based-hospital-in-a-tribal-block-of-gujarat-india
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Gayatri Desai, Ankit Anand, Pankaj Shah, Shobha Shah, Kapilkumar Dave, Hardik Bhatt, Shrey Desai, Dhiren Modi
BACKGROUND: 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 reports the analysis of tribal maternal admissions in the community-based hospital of SEWA Rural (Kasturba Maternity Hospital) in Jhagadia block, Gujarat. The objective of the study is to compare the pregnancy outcomes among SCD, sickle cell trait and non-SCD admissions...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086970/trends-determinants-and-inequities-of-4-anc-utilisation-in-bangladesh
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Aminur Rahman, Monjura Khatun Nisha, Tahmina Begum, Sayem Ahmed, Nurul Alam, Iqbal Anwar
BACKGROUND: 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 reported by the last two Bangladesh Demographic and Health surveys (BDHS) (2011 and 2014). METHODS: The data related to ANC have been extracted from the BDHS data set which is available online as an open source. STATA 13 software was used for organising and analysing the data...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061805/factors-influencing-contraceptive-use-and-non-use-among-women-of-advanced-reproductive-age-in-nigeria
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Bola Lukman Solanke
BACKGROUND: Factors influencing contraceptive use and non-use among women of advanced reproductive age have been insufficiently researched in Nigeria. This study examines factors influencing contraceptive use and non-use among women of advanced reproductive age in Nigeria. METHODS: Secondary data were pooled and extracted from 2008 and 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Surveys (NDHS). The weighted sample size was 14,450 women of advanced reproductive age. The dependent variable was current contraceptive use...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899145/bibliometric-analysis-of-publications-on-campylobacter-2000-2015
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Waleed M Sweileh, Samah W Al-Jabi, Ansam F Sawalha, Adham S AbuTaha, Sa'ed H Zyoud
BACKGROUND: Campylobacter species are widespread zoonotic pathogens. Campylobacter jejuni causes a form of gastroenteritis called campylobacteriosis. Campylobacter drug resistance is considered a serious threat. In order to better understand national and international research output on Campylobacter, we conducted this bibliometric overview of publications on Campylobacter. This study can be used to assess extent of interaction and response of researchers, food regulators, and health policy makers to global burden of campylobacateriosis...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876090/the-impact-of-household-wealth-on-child-survival-in-ghana
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Stella T Lartey, Rasheda Khanam, Shingo Takahashi
BACKGROUND: 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 healthcare financing, improving access to health, increasing educational level, and income level of the household to improve child health. Despite all these efforts, under-five and infant mortality rates remain high in many developing nations. Some previous studies examined how economic development or household's economic condition contributes to child survival in developing countries...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863508/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
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August Kuwawenaruwa, Gemini Mtei, Jitihada Baraka, Kassimu Tani
BACKGROUND: 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 services as well as financial protection of families, some countries have adopted demand-side financing. In 2010, Tanzania introduced free health insurance cards to pregnant women and their families to influence access, use, and provision of health services. However, little is known about whether the use of the maternal and child health cards improved equity in access and use of maternal and child health care services...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814742/shigellosis-in-nepal-13%C3%A2-years-review-of-nationwide-surveillance
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Geeta Shakya, Jyoti Acharya, Shailaja Adhikari, Nisha Rijal
BACKGROUND: 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 and emerging antibiotic resistance warrants continuous monitoring of susceptibility. The present study highlights the changing epidemiology and drug resistance patterns of Shigella isolated at different hospitals of Nepal over a period of 13 years (Jan. 2003-Dec. 2015). METHODS: This study was carried out in 12 participating laboratories...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806723/factors-associated-with-compliance-to-recommended-micronutrients-uptake-for-prevention-of-anemia-during-pregnancy-in-urban-peri-urban-and-rural-communities-in-southeast-nigeria
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Nkechi G Onyeneho, Ngozi I'Aronu, Ngozi Chukwu, Uju Patricia Agbawodikeizu, Malgorzata Chalupowski, S V Subramanian
BACKGROUND: 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. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of 1500 women who had babies within 6 months prior to the survey, drawn from six urban, peri-urban, and rural local government areas in Enugu and Imo States of Nigeria, was conducted, using a structured questionnaire. A focus group discussion was held with grandmothers and fathers of the new baby...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769295/a-home-calendar-and-recall-method-of-last-menstrual-period-for-estimating-gestational-age-in-rural-bangladesh-a-validation-study
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Alison D Gernand, Rina Rani Paul, Barkat Ullah, Muhammad A Taher, Frank R Witter, Lee Wu, Alain B Labrique, Keith P West, Parul Christian
BACKGROUND: 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 gestational age estimated from prospectively collected date of last menstrual period (LMP) using crown-rump length (CRL) measured in early pregnancy by ultrasound. METHODS: As part of a large, cluster-randomized, controlled trial in rural Bangladesh, we collected dates of LMP by recall and as marked on a calendar every 5 weeks in women likely to become pregnant...
October 21, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756380/association-among-dietary-magnesium-serum-magnesium-and-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-study-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults
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Jie Wei, Chao Zeng, Xiao-Xiao Li, Qian-Yi Gong, Guang-Hua Lei, Tu-Bao Yang
BACKGROUND: 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 this study was to evaluate the association among dietary Mg, serum Mg, and diabetes in Chinese adults. METHODS: A cross-sectional study that contained 2904 subjects was conducted. Biochemical test results and dietary intakes of subjects were collected for analysis...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716426/mean-platelet-volume-in-children-with-hepatitis-a
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Fatih Akın, Ahmet Sert, Şükrü Arslan
BACKGROUND: 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 with hepatitis A. METHODS: In this retrospective case-controlled study, the study population consisted of 62 children with hepatitis A and 62 healthy control subjects. RESULTS: MPV values, aspartate transaminase (AST), and alanine transaminase (ALT) levels on admission were significantly increased in patients with hepatitis A when compared to controls whereas white blood cell (WBC) counts were significantly lower...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27716440/a-field-tool-for-prediction-of-body-fat-in-sri-lankan-women-skinfold-thickness-equation
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Indu Waidyatilaka, Angela de Silva, Maduka de Lanerolle-Dias, Sunethra Atukorala, Pulani Lanerolle
BACKGROUND: 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 existing SFT equations against deuterium ((2)H2O) dilution and, if invalid, to develop and validate an SFT equation for % fat mass (%FM) in Sri Lankan women. METHODS: H2O dilution was used with Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy as the criterion method for the assessment of %FM in urban Sri Lankan women (30-45 years)...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27495290/subjective-evaluation-of-the-frequency-of-coffee-intake-and-relationship-to-osteoporosis-in-chinese-men
#18
Qian Yu, Zhong-Hua Liu, Tao Lei, Zihui Tang
BACKGROUND: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the associations between frequency of coffee intake and osteoporosis (OP) in a general Chinese male sample. METHODS: We conducted a large-scale, community-based, cross-sectional study to investigate the associations by using a self-report questionnaire to estimate the frequency of coffee intake. A total of 992 men were available for data analysis in this study. Multiple regression models controlling for confounding factors to include frequency of coffee intake variable were performed to investigate the relationships for OP...
August 5, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27456151/dietary-habits-food-taboos-and-perceptions-towards-weight-gain-during-pregnancy-in-arsi-rural-central-ethiopia-a-qualitative-cross-sectional-study
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Taddese Alemu Zerfu, Melaku Umeta, Kaleab Baye
BACKGROUND: 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, food taboos, and cultural beliefs that can affect nutrition during pregnancy in rural Arsi, central Ethiopia. METHODS: A qualitative, cross-sectional study, involving 38 key informant in-depth interviews and eight focus group discussions, was conducted among purposefully selected pregnant women and their husbands, elderly people, community leaders, health workers, and agriculture office experts...
July 25, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27207164/out-of-pocket-expenditure-on-prenatal-and-natal-care-post-janani-suraksha-yojana-a-case-from-rajasthan-india
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Dipti Govil, Neetu Purohit, Shiv Dutt Gupta, Sanjay Kumar Mohanty
BACKGROUND: 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 (OOPE) on maternal care services post-NRHM period. METHODS: Using data from a community-based study of 424 recently delivered women in Rajasthan, this paper examined the variation in OOPE in accessing maternal health services and the extent to which JSY incentives covered the burden of cost incurred...
May 20, 2016: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition
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