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Background Limited knowledge on the magnitude of neonatal mortality and associated factors is hampering early intervention in African countries. Objective: To determine neonatal mortality and associated factors in the Specialized Neonatal Care Unit Asmara, Eritrea.
#1Amina Tariq (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 7
#2Shanchita R. Khan (QUT: Queensland University of Technology)H-Index: 4
Last. Amna Basharat (National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences)H-Index: 4
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BACKGROUND: Pakistan has one of the highest reported incidence of vitamin D deficiency in studies conducted worldwide. However, there has been very limited exploration of vitamin D related knowledge, attitudes and practices among healthy youth in Pakistan. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among youth (aged > 16 years) from two engineering universities in Pakistan. Participants were asked questions on their concern about vitamin D levels, testing, and supplementation practices. Kno...
#1Joseph Lasong (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
#2Yuan Zhang (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)
Last. Kai Zhao (HUST: Huazhong University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
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BACKGROUND: Domestic violence does not only violate women's fundamental human rights but it also undermines them from achieving their fullest potential around the world. This study was conducted to assess trends and factors associated with domestic violence among married women of reproductive age in Zimbabwe. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study which used secondary data obtained from 2005/06, 2010/11 and 2015 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Surveys (ZDHS). Respondents ranged from married or...
#1Onesmus Kamacooko (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 2
#2Yunia Mayanja (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 4
Last. Janet Seeley (Lond: University of London)H-Index: 36
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BACKGROUND: Immediate uptake of antiretroviral therapy (ART) after an HIV-positive diagnosis (Test and Treat) is now being implemented in Uganda. Data are limited on lost to follow-up (LTFU) in high-risk cohorts that have initiated 'Test and Treat'. We describe LTFU in a cohort of women of high-risk sexual behaviour who initiated ART under "Test and Treat". METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of participant records at the Good Health for Women Project (GHWP) clinic, a clinic in Ka...
#1Li Ling Chaw (UBD: Universiti Brunei Darussalam)H-Index: 2
#2Lung Chang Chien (UNLV: University of Nevada, Las Vegas)H-Index: 16
Last. Ro-Ting Lin (PRC: China Medical University (PRC))H-Index: 7
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BACKGROUND: There is a global commitment to eliminating tuberculosis (TB). It is critical to detect and treat cases of latent TB infection (LTBI), the reservoir of new TB cases. Our study assesses trends in publication of LTBI-related research. METHODS: We used the keywords ("latent tuberculosis" OR "LTBI" OR "latent TB") to search the Web of Science for LTBI-related articles published 1995-2018, then classified the results into three research areas: laboratory sciences, clinical research, and p...
#1Sekar Ayu Paramita (UNPAD: Padjadjaran University)H-Index: 2
#2Chiho Yamazaki (Gunma University)H-Index: 8
Last. Hiroshi Koyama (Gunma University)H-Index: 17
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BACKGROUND: Life expectancy acts as a population measure of the performance of healthcare systems. Regional disparities on life expectancy in Indonesia has been persisted and become a public health policy challenge. A systematic clustering of provinces can be a valuable alternative for organizing cooperation that aimed to increase life expectancy and reduce disparities. This study aimed to identify determinants of life expectancy and designate clusters of Indonesian provinces with similar charac...
#1Ismael Ibarra-Nava (Lund University)
#2Vikas ChoudhryH-Index: 3
Last. Anette Agardh (Lund University)H-Index: 14
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BACKGROUND: Young women in India continue to face diverse challenges that threaten their health and wellbeing. The reproductive health and rights of newly married women, who are often expected to begin childbearing soon after marriage, are often neglected. The present study aims to understand some of the factors associated with the desire to delay the first childbirth in young, married women in India. METHODS: The study utilised the data from the most recent National Family Health Survey 2015-16...
#1Vanessa Puig-Barrachina (Ciber)H-Index: 6
#2Davide Malmusi (Ciber)H-Index: 19
Last. Carme BorrellH-Index: 56
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BACKGROUND: The "Employment in the neighbourhoods" program is an innovative, tailor-made Active Labour Market Program that has been implemented in 12 neighbourhoods in Barcelona (Spain). Its goal is to get people from deprived, high-unemployment neighbourhoods back to work. The aim of this study was to describe the effects of the program on participants' quality of life, and identify the mechanisms underlying these effects, according to their own perception and the perception of technical staff ...
#1Li Li (Third Military Medical University)H-Index: 6
#2Rui Zhang (Third Military Medical University)
Last. Hai Lin (Third Military Medical University)
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BACKGROUND: China has rapidly transformed into an ageing nation and will be one of the countries with the highest percentage of aged people in 2050. Healthcare management for the aged (HMA) in basic public health service (BPHS), which is delivered by lay healthcare workers (LHWs) in primary health care (PHC) sectors, is an important strategy to address the healthcare challenges that have resulted from ageing in China since 2009. This survey aimed to understand the achievements made and challenge...
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