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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780424/reduced-haematopoietic-output-in-automobile-mechanics-and-sprayers-with-chronic-exposure-to-petrochemicals-a-case-control-study-in-cape-coast-ghana
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Patrick Adu, Richard Pobee, Aaron Awuah, Paul B Asiamah, Festus Amoani, Sampson Gyabaa
Background: Automobile mechanics and sprayers are at a higher risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and heavy metals which may cause adverse health outcomes. This study aimed to use reticulocyte count as an indirect measure of the haematological output in automobile mechanics and sprayers in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Ghana. Method: This cross-sectional study recruited 130 participants: 90 cases (57 automobile mechanics and 33 automobile sprayers) and 40 controls (nonautomobile workers)...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765430/tobacco-dependence-treatment-grants-a-collaborative-approach-to-the-implementation-of-who-tobacco-control-initiatives
#2
Margaret B Nolan, Katherine E Kemper, Thomas J Glynn, Richard D Hurt, J Taylor Hays
The number of global tobacco-related deaths is projected to increase from about 6 million to 8 million annually by 2030, with more than 80% of these occurring in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) came into force in 2005 and Article 14 relates specifically to the treatment of tobacco dependence. However, LMICs, in particular, face several barriers to implementing tobacco dependence treatment. This paper is a descriptive evaluation of a novel grant funding mechanism that was initiated in 2014 to address these barriers...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743893/children-under-five-from-houses-of-unclean-fuel-sources-and-poorly-ventilated-houses-have-higher-odds-of-suffering-from-acute-respiratory-infection-in-wolaita-sodo-southern-ethiopia-a-case-control-study
#3
Amha Admasie, Abera Kumie, Alemayehu Worku
Background: Acute respiratory tract infection is the most common illness in childhood. Ninety-five percent (99% of rural and 80% of urban) of households in Ethiopia primarily use solid fuel for cooking. This study investigated the effect of household fuel use and house ventilation on acute respiratory infection in children, Wolaita-Sodo, Southern Ethiopia. Methods: A community based case-control study design was used, covering a sample of 1144 children with ratio of 1 : 3 (286 cases and 858 controls) aged between 0 and 59 months...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686716/behavior-of-lung-health-parameters-among-smokers-and-secondhand-smokers
#4
Esther Ghanem, Re-Mi Hage
A cross-sectional study on a pool of undergraduate smokers and nonsmokers ( n = 200) was randomly selected from Notre Dame University, Lebanon. The study design is based on a questionnaire about the students' smoking record exposure, cotinine saliva levels, and ventilatory lung function parameters. Despite the nonsmoking policies that have been recently established by universities, diffused smoking stations in proximity to classes and offices still exist, at least in the MENA region. Such an environment still imposes a remarkable effect on certain lung health parameters of nonsmokers exhibiting similar exhaled air per second (FEV1) to smokers with a P value = 0...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683148/corrigendum-to-prevalence-and-perinatal-outcomes-of-singleton-term-breech-delivery-in-wolisso-hospital-oromia-region-southern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Temesgen Debero Mere, Tilahun Beyene Handiso, Abera Beyamo Mekiso, Markos Selamu Jifar, Shabeza Aliye Ibrahim, Degefe Tadele Belato
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2017/9413717.].
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675048/comment-on-disinfection-byproducts-in-drinking-water-and-evaluation-of-potential-health-risks-of-long-term-exposure-in-nigeria
#6
COMMENT
James Grellier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675047/menstrual-hygiene-management-and-waste-disposal-practices-and-challenges-faced-by-girls-women-of-developing-countries
#7
REVIEW
Rajanbir Kaur, Kanwaljit Kaur, Rajinder Kaur
Menstruation and menstrual practices still face many social, cultural, and religious restrictions which are a big barrier in the path of menstrual hygiene management. In many parts of the country especially in rural areas girls are not prepared and aware about menstruation so they face many difficulties and challenges at home, schools, and work places. While reviewing literature, we found that little, inaccurate, or incomplete knowledge about menstruation is a great hindrance in the path of personal and menstrual hygiene management...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666660/assessment-of-knowledge-regarding-climate-change-and-health-among-adolescents-in-yogyakarta-indonesia
#8
Sulistyawati Sulistyawati, Surahma Asti Mulasari, Tri Wahyuni Sukesi
This research was aimed at providing evidence on climate change and health knowledge among adolescents. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Yogyakarta city from June to September 2016. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data among 508 adolescents who were in the second grade of a senior high school. This study revealed that participants had a low and inconsistent understanding regarding climate change and its impact on health. They reported that they prefer to get climate change information via talking with family...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666659/using-real-time-syndromic-surveillance-to-analyze-the-impact-of-a-cold-weather-event-in-new-mexico
#9
Victoria F Dirmyer
Objective: This report describes the development of a novel syndromic cold weather syndrome for use in monitoring the impact of cold weather events on emergency department attendance. Methods: Syndromic messages from seven hospitals were analyzed for ED visits that occurred over a 12-day period. A cold weather syndrome was defined using terms in the self-reported chief complaint field as well as specific ICD-10-CM codes related to cold weather. A κ statistic was calculated to assess the overall agreement between the chief complaint field and diagnosis fields to further refine the cold weather syndrome definition...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623096/drinking-water-supply-sanitation-and-hygiene-promotion-interventions-in-two-slum-communities-in-central-uganda
#10
David Musoke, Rawlance Ndejjo, Abdullah Ali Halage, Simon Kasasa, John C Ssempebwa, David O Carpenter
Poor water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) continue to contribute to the high prevalence of diarrhoeal diseases in low-income countries such as Uganda particularly in slums. We implemented a 3-year WASH project in two urban slums in Uganda with a focus on safe drinking water and improvement in sanitation. The project implemented community and school interventions in addition to capacity building initiatives. Community interventions included home improvement campaigns, clean-up exercises, water quality assessment, promotion of drinking safe water through household point-of-use chlorination, promotion of hand washing, and support towards solid waste management...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606962/a-review-of-roof-harvested-rainwater-in-australia
#11
REVIEW
Chirhakarhula E Chubaka, Harriet Whiley, John W Edwards, Kirstin E Ross
To address concern regarding water sustainability, the Australian Federal Government and many state governments have implemented regulatory mechanisms and incentives to support households to purchase and install rainwater harvesting systems. This has led to an increase in rainwater harvesting in regional and urban Australia. This review examines the implementation of the regulatory mechanisms across Australia. In addition, the literature investigating the potential health consequences of rainwater consumption in Australia was explored...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535789/long-term-effects-of-environmental-lead-exposure-on-blood-pressure-and-plasma-soluble-cell-adhesion-molecules-in-young-adults-a-follow-up-study-of-a-prospective-cohort-in-kosovo
#12
Pashko R Camaj, Joseph H Graziano, Emine Preteni, Dusan Popovac, Nancy LoIacono, Olgica Balac, Pam Factor-Litvak
Background and Aims: Epidemiologic studies examining the relationship between environmental lead (Pb) exposure and blood pressure (BP) generally report small associations between blood lead concentration (BPb) and BP. However, these studies are predominantly cross-sectional. In addition, no epidemiologic studies evaluate associations between either current or past Pb exposure and serum levels of markers of systemic inflammation and endothelial dysfunction, including soluble vascular adhesion molecule (sVCAM-1) and soluble intercellular cell adhesion molecule (sICAM-1)...
2018: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333173/prevalence-and-perinatal-outcomes-of-singleton-term-breech-delivery-in-wolisso-hospital-oromia-region-southern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
#13
Temesgen Debero Mere, Tilahun Beyene Handiso, Abera Beyamo Mekiso, Markos Selamu Jifar, Shabeza Aliye Ibrahim, Degefe Tadele Bilato
Background: Breech deliveries have always been topical issues in obstetrics. Neonates undergoing term breech deliveries have long-term morbidity up to the school age irrespective of mode of delivery. Objective: To determine prevalence and perinatal outcomes of singleton term breech delivery. Methods: Hospital based cross-sectional study was conducted on 384 participants retrospectively. Descriptive and analytical statistics was used. Result: A total of 384 breech deliveries were included...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333172/examining-the-relationship-between-park-neighborhoods-features-cleanliness-and-condition-with-observed-weekday-park-usage-and-physical-activity-a-case-study
#14
Kerry Hamilton, Andrew T Kaczynski, Melissa L Fair, Lucie Lévesque
Background: Little research has comprehensively explored how park features, quality indicators, and neighborhood environments are associated with observed park usage and physical activity (PA). This case study examined whether weekday park usage and PA differ by neighborhood type, across numerous categories of park features, and according to park feature condition and cleanliness. Methods: Direct observation was used to capture the number of users and PA levels within 143 park features in 6 parks (3 urban, 3 suburban) over the course of six weeks...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279715/racial-ethnic-differences-in-the-modifying-effect-of-community-violence-on-the-association-between-paternity-status-and-preterm-birth
#15
Timothy O Ihongbe, Saba W Masho
Preterm birth (PTB) is a major public health concern in the US. Lack of established paternity has been linked with increased risk of PTB. Community violence (CV) may modify the association, and racial/ethnic differences may exist. Using a geographically defined cohort of women in Richmond, Virginia ( N = 27,518), we examined racial/ethnic differences in the modifying effect of CV on the association between paternity status and PTB. Results showed that lack of established paternity was associated with incremental greater odds of PTB across CV quartiles in NH-Whites (quartile-1: AOR = 1...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250122/estimating-the-health-risk-associated-with-the-use-of-ecological-sanitation-toilets-in-malawi
#16
Save Kumwenda, Chisomo Msefula, Wilfred Kadewa, Bagrey Ngwira, Tracy Morse
Use of Ecological Sanitation (EcoSan) sludge is becoming popular due to increasing price of organic fertilizers in Malawi; however, there is little evidence on the associated risks. Quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA) was done to determine health risks associated with use of EcoSan. Pathogens considered included Escherichia coli (E. coli) , Salmonella, and soil transmitted helminths (STHs). Exponential and Beta Poisson models were used to estimate the risk from helminthic and bacterial pathogens, respectively...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201064/use-of-personal-protective-equipment-among-building-construction-workers-in-kampala-uganda
#17
Jonathan Izudi, Viola Ninsiima, John Bosco Alege
Background: 270 million workplace accidents occur annually. In Uganda, Kampala district has the highest workplace injury and fatality rates. However, information on personal protective equipment (PPE)-hand gloves, hardhats, overalls, safety boots, earplugs, safety harness with lanyard, and face shields-utilization among building construction workers remains scarce. We assessed PPE utilization and determinants among building construction workers in Kampala, Uganda. Methods: This cross-sectional study involved 385 respondents...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201063/malnutrition-and-its-associated-factors-among-rural-school-children-in-fayoum-governorate-egypt
#18
Wafaa Y Abdel Wahed, Safaa K Hassan, Randa Eldessouki
Malnutrition is an increasing health problem among children in developing countries. We assessed the level of malnutrition and associated factors among school children in a rural setting in Fayoum Governorate, Egypt. A school based cross-sectional survey was conducted on children (6-17 years) in Manshit El Gamal village in Tamia district of Fayoum Governorate. Weight, height, and age data were used to calculate z -scores of the three nutritional indicators using WHO anthroPlus. Sociodemographics and lifestyles Data were collected...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147116/influence-of-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-practices-on-common-infections-among-under-five-children-in-longido-and-monduli-districts-of-arusha-tanzania
#19
Hoyce Amini Mshida, Neema Kassim, Martin Epafras Kimanya, Emmanuel Mpolya
The study aimed at assessing water, sanitation, and hygiene practices and their influence on infectious diseases among under-five children in semipastoral communities of Arusha. The study was cross-sectional in design. Prevalence of infectious diseases among under-five children was derived from patients' attendance register. Mothers randomly sampled from households were interviewed using questionnaire. Information regarding child morbidity and sociodemographic and WASH characteristics was gathered. Hospital data revealed that 2/3 of under-five patients visited the hospitals annually were suffering from infectious diseases...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129980/quality-of-care-of-patients-with-diabetes-in-primary-health-services-in-southeast-brazil
#20
Christiane Chaves Augusto Leite Simão, Mônica Barros Costa, Fernando Antônio Basile Colugnati, Elaine Amaral de Paula, Chislene Pereira Vanelli, Rogério Baumgratz de Paula
Background: Diabetes management involves multiple aspects that go beyond drug therapy as a way of providing high quality care. The objective of this study was to describe quality of care indicators for individuals with diabetes in southeast Brazil and to explore associations among these indicators. Methods: In this cross-sectional, observational study, health care providers filled out a questionnaire addressing health care structure and processes at 14 primary health care units (PHCUs)...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
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