Copula geoadditive modelling of anaemia and malaria in young children in Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda.
CONCLUSIONS: This study presents an alternative technique to joint modelling of anaemia and malaria in young children which assists in understanding more about their relationship compared to techniques of multivariate modelling. The approach used in this study can aid in visualising the relationship through mapping of their correlation and joint probabilities. These maps produced can then help policy makers target the correct set of interventions, or prevent the use of incorrect interventions, particularly for childhood anaemia, the causes of which are multiple and complex. PMID: 33158460 [PubMed - in process] (Source...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - November 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberts DJ, Zewotir T Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

A qualitative assessment of barriers and facilitators to implementing recommended infant nutrition practices in Mumbai, India.
CONCLUSIONS: Nutrition interventions should prioritize standard messaging across healthcare providers, engage all family members, target prevention of early introduction of sugary and non-nutritious processed foods, and strengthen maternal self-efficacy for following IYCF recommended guidelines. PMID: 32718334 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - July 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Athavale P, Hoeft K, Dalal RM, Bondre AP, Mukherjee P, Sokal-Gutierrez K Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Child development and nutritional status in 12-59  months of age in resource limited setting of Ethiopia.
This study was aimed to assess childhood development in relation to their nutritional status. METHOD: Community-based cross-sectional study was employed. Multi-stage systematic random sampling technique was used to select 626 children aged 12-59 months with mother/caregivers' pairs in Wolaita district in 2015. Child development assessment was done using third edition of age and stage questionnaire. Height and weight were measured by trained data collectors then the WHO Anthro version 3.2.2 software was used to convert nutritional data indices. Data were entered into Epi-info version 3.3.5 and was exported and a...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Workie SB, Mekonen T, Mekonen TC, Fekadu W Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Breastfeeding and child survival from 0 to 5 years in C ôte d'Ivoire.
CONCLUSION: Health policy-makers must strengthen programs to promote exclusive breastfeeding up to 6 months through social campaigns. It should also strengthen the capacity of health workers (midwives, nurses, doctors, etc.) to better guide and provide training to mothers and young women about childbearing age to allow them to practice exclusive breastfeeding for up to 6 months. It is only after 6 months that they have to complete infant feeding by providing some semi-solid food rich in vitamins, proteins, and minerals. Taking into account the time constraint when they are engaged in economic activity, they must choose the...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yapo YV Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Complementary feeding practices and nutrient intakes of children aged 6-24  months from Bangladeshi background living in Tower Hamlets, East London: a feasibility study.
CONCLUSIONS: Given the feasibility of this study, the results obtained require a large-scale study to be conducted to confirm findings. Our initial results indicated that children from Bangladeshi heritage may not be meeting nutritional requirements; thus, a future intervention tailored to the needs of the Bangladeshi population may be required to improve aspects of complementary feeding practices and nutrient intakes of those children. PMID: 32111257 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jabri L, Rosenthal DM, Benton L, Lakhanpaul M Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Aiming for better use of convenience food: an analysis based on meal production functions at home.
CONCLUSIONS: The results revealed that existing convenience foods do not have the same impact on home cooks with attributes. This problem can be solved with smart food systems that utilize information and communication technology, which allow home cooks to explore information on convenience foods that match their preferences and enable food providers to offer food that matches the specific tastes of home cooks. The regression results suggest this possibility. PMID: 32046784 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nakano S, Washizu A Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Factors associated with utilization of adolescent-friendly services in Bhaktapur district, Nepal.
CONCLUSION: The utilization of adolescent-friendly services was very low in Bhaktapur district. Most of the adolescents were unaware of the existence of the AFS which emphasizes the need to focus on the increasing awareness of SRH and AFS by the government in coordination with local schools, clubs, etc. Creating an enabling environment in the service delivery sites, and ensuring privacy and confidentiality, as well as ensuring same-sex service providers and feasible service hours to adolescents, could increase the service utilization. PMID: 32041664 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Napit K, Shrestha KB, Magar SA, Paudel R, Thapa B, Dhakal BR, Amatya A Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Reducing the burden of iron deficiency anemia in Cote D'Ivoire through fortification.
CONCLUSION: In places with high prevalence of malaria and other infectious diseases, such as the Côte D'Ivoire, food fortification as a nutritional intervention should be accompanied with infectious disease prevention and control. The findings of this study provide additional input for policy makers about the magnitude of the impact and can support the conception of future fortification strategies. PMID: 32033590 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Prieto-Patron A, V Hutton Z, Fattore G, Sabatier M, Detzel P Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Determinants of health seeking behavior for chronic non-communicable diseases and related out-of-pocket expenditure: results from a cross-sectional survey in northern Bangladesh.
CONCLUSION: Our study reveals insufficiencies in health provision for chronic conditions, with more than half of all affected people still not seeking qualified care, and the majority still encountering considerable out-of-pocket expenditure. This calls for urgent measures to secure better access to care and financial protection. PMID: 31870436 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rasul FB, Kalmus O, Sarker M, Adib HI, Hossain MS, Hasan MZ, Brenner S, Nazneen S, Islam MN, De Allegri M Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Design and validation of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for the nutritional evaluation of food intake in the Peruvian Amazon.
CONCLUSIONS: The correlation coefficients show good validity and reproducibility, and therefore, the FFQ we have developed may be considered a useful and valid tool to estimate the dietary intake of the Peruvian Amazon population. PMID: 31856919 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: García Rodríguez M, Romero Saldaña M, Alcaide Leyva JM, Moreno Rojas R, Molina Recio G Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Associations between normal weight central obesity and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Japanese middle-aged adults: a cross-sectional study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown that normal weight central obesity (NWCO) is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. However, studies conducted in the Japanese population have been very limited. Thus, the relationships between normal weight central obesity, classified using body mass index (BMI), the waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and CVD risk factors in middle-aged Japanese adults were investigated. METHODS: The participants were Japanese adults aged 40-64 years who had undergone periodic health examinations in Japan during the period from April 2013 to March 2014. Th...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shirasawa T, Ochiai H, Yoshimoto T, Nagahama S, Kobayashi M, Ohtsu I, Sunaga Y, Kokaze A Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Water supply, sanitation and hygiene interventions and childhood diarrhea in Kersa and Omo Nada districts of Jimma Zone, Ethiopia: a comparative cross-sectional study.
Abstract BACKGROUND: Diarrhea is a major public health problem that disproportionately affects children in developing countries, including Ethiopia. Most of the diseases can be prevented through safe drinking water supply and provision of basic sanitation and hygiene. However, there is a paucity of information on childhood diarrhea related to interventions in kebeles (smallest administrative structure) where community-led total sanitation (CLTS) implemented and not implemented (non-CLTS). Thus, the aim of this study was to assess and compare the association of water supply, sanitation and hygiene interventions, an...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Soboksa NE, Hailu AB, Gari SR, Alemu BM Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Dietary diversity cutoff values predicting anemia varied between mid and term of pregnancy: a prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSION: The cutoff for WIDD score predicting risk of anemia varied significantly, increasing from three to four, between mid and term of pregnancy. Additional population-based observational and experimental studies validating the metrics are needed before policy level recommendations. TRIAL REGISTRATION: This trial was registered at clinicaltrials.gov as NCT02620943. PMID: 31836026 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zerfu TA, Baye K, Faber M Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Challenges and responses to infant and young child feeding in rural Rwanda: a qualitative study.
CONCLUSION: Factors influencing IYCF practices are multifaceted. Hence, intervention strategies to improve child nutrition should acknowledge the socially embedded nature of IYCF and address economic and social environmental constraints and opportunities, in addition and above knowledge only. PMID: 31831068 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ahishakiye J, Bouwman L, Brouwer ID, Matsiko E, Armar-Klemesu M, Koelen M Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Turkish version of the Yale Food Addiction Scale: preliminary results of factorial structure, reliability, and construct validity.
This study aimed to develop a Turkish version of the Yale Food Addiction Scale and test its psychometric properties. METHODS: The backward translation techniques were used to develop Turkish versions of the YFAS, and its reproducibility was assessed. Turkish version of the YFAS was administered to a total of 1033 participants (439 men and 594 women), aged 19-65 years. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were used to examine the factorial structure of the tool. Construct validity was assessed by principal component factor analysis with varimax rotation. Reliabilities were estimated with ...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Buyuktuncer Z, Akyol A, Ayaz A, Nergiz-Unal R, Aksoy B, Cosgun E, Ozdemir P, Pekcan G, Besler HT Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Implementation research to support Bangladesh Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to implement its national guidelines for management of infections in young infants in two rural districts.
This article provides implementation research design details for program managers intending to implement new guidelines on management of young infant infections. Results of this research will be reported in the forthcoming papers. Preliminary findings indicate that the management of PSBI cases at the UH&FWCs is feasible. However, MoHFW, GOB needs to address the implementation challenges before scale-up of this policy to the national level. PMID: 31810496 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ahmed S, Applegate JA, Mitra DK, Callaghan-Koru JA, Mousumi M, Khan AM, Joarder T, Harrison M, Ahmed S, Begum N, Quaiyum A, George J, Baqui AH Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Development of the Health Awareness and Behaviour Tool (HABiT): reliability and suitability for a Canadian older adult population.
CONCLUSIONS: The HABiT is a reliable and suitable comprehensive tool with content and face validity that can be used to evaluate health promotion and chronic disease prevention programs in older adults, including low-income older adults. Some noted limitations are discussed. Data collected using this tool also provides a diabetes risk score, health literacy score, and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) for economic analysis. PMID: 31801623 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Agarwal G, Pirrie M, Angeles R, Marzanek F, Parascandalo J Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Nutrition self-efficacy assessment: designing and psychometric evaluation in a community-dwelling elderly population.
CONCLUSIONS: The NSEQ designed in this study, using the background experiences of the elderly living in the community and a review of related texts, and has acceptable reliability and validity. However, the diet self-efficacy questionnaire cannot yet be used as a gold standard, but it can be recommended for use as a measurement of individual diet self-efficacy in a community-dwelling elderly population. PMID: 31796107 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamsalinia A, Ghadimi R, Chafjiri RT, Norouzinejad F, Pourhabib A, Ghaffari F Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Low fruit and vegetable intake is associated with depression among Korean adults in data from the 2014 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study to investigate the association between vegetable and fruit consumption and depression in a Korean population. Additional epidemiological studies are needed to find the underlying reasons for that association. PMID: 31796113 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - December 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ju SY, Park YK Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Predictors of mortality among adult people living with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy at Suhul Hospital, Tigrai, Northern Ethiopia: a retrospective follow-up study.
CONCLUSION: The overall mortality was very high. Baseline alcohol consumption, low body weight, advanced WHO clinical stage, the presence of opportunistic infections, and not receiving isoniazid prophylactic therapy were predictors of mortality. Strengthening behavioral and nutritional counseling with close clinical follow-up shall be given much more emphasis in the ART care and support program. PMID: 31783924 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - November 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Misgina KH, Weldu MG, Gebremariam TH, Weledehaweria NB, Alema HB, Gebregiorgis YS, Tilahun YG Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Risk factors of acute malnutrition among children aged 6-59  months enrolled in a community-based programme in Kurigram, Bangladesh: a mixed-method matched case-control study.
CONCLUSIONS: Community awareness on infant feeding practices and family planning, management of childhood illness and access to hygienic latrine facilities should be prioritised to prevent acute malnutrition in the northern districts. PMID: 31775902 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hoq M, Ali M, Islam A, Banerjee C Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Unawareness of health insurance expiration status among women of reproductive age in Northern Ghana: implications for achieving universal health coverage.
CONCLUSION: Unawareness of insurance care validity status contributes to low active enrollment in Ghana's NHIS. Educational messages aimed at improving health insurance coverage should include the promotion of annual renewal and also should focus on the information needs of farmers and low socio-economic groups. PMID: 31775904 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kanmiki EW, Bawah AA, Akazili J, Agorinyah I, Awoonor-Williams JK, Phillips JF, Kassak KM Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Factors associated with child survival in children admitted to outpatient therapeutic program at public health institutions in Afar Regional State, Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study.
This study aimed to assess the treatment outcome of severe acute malnutrition and determinants of survival in children admitted to outpatient therapeutic program at public health institutions, Afar Regional State. METHODS: Institution-based prospective cohort study was conducted on 286 children aged 6-59 months admitted to the outpatient therapeutic program, from April to September 2017, at selected public health institutions in Afar Regional State. For the comparison of time to recovery among the different groups of children on the outpatient therapeutic program, Kaplan-Meir curve was used and significance tes...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - November 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Liben ML, Wuneh AG, Shamie R, G/Her K Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Comparison of serum amylase level between dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor and GLP-1 analog administration in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Abstract We monitored serum amylase level in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) prescribed either dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor or GLP-1 analog (GLP-1 group) as monotherapy. Patients were treated for a 36-month period. All subjects were non-smoker and did not take any alcoholic beverages. Forty-nine patients were prescribed DPP4is (DPP4i group), and 9 patients were prescribed GLP-1 analogs (GLP-1 group). The median of serum amylase levels in DPP4is group was 73 U/mL and the median of serum amylase levels in GLP-1 analog group was 76. Thus, there was no statistical significance between the two ...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - November 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Okada J, Yamada E, Niijima Y, Okada S, Yamada M Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Medication adherence and glycemic control among diabetes patients in developing countries.
Abstract The potential interconnectedness of medication adherence, glycemic control, and clinical inertia in resource-constrained settings of the developing world needs further evaluation. PMID: 31718711 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - November 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Basu S Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Consumption of dietary supplements to support weight reduction in adults according to sociodemographic background, body mass index, waist-hip ratio, body fat and physical activity.
sta A Abstract BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyse the use of dietary supplements to support weight reduction (DSSWR) in adults according to sociodemographic background, body mass index (BMI), waist-hip ratio (WHR), body fat percentage (%BF) and level of physical activity (PA). METHOD: Participants (n = 1130) were recruited from a region of Poland with a high rate of adult overweight and obesity. Based on anthropometric data, BMI and WHR were calculated. %BF was assessed using a bioimpedance method. To examine the association between DSSWR use and sociodemographic factors, BMI, WHR,...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - November 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lubowiecki-Vikuk A, Król-Zielińska M, Kantanista A Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Changes in pain following an interaction period of resistance training and green tea extract consumption in sedentary hypertensive women: impact of blood pressure swings.
CONCLUSION: It seems that training-induced hypotension can alter pain perception in hypertensive women through changes in baroreceptor activation. PMID: 31672172 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Arazi H, Taati B, Kheirkhah J, Ramezanpour S Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

The fidelity and dose of message delivery on infant and young child feeding practice and nutrition sensitive agriculture in Ethiopia: a qualitative study from the Sustainable Undernutrition Reduction in Ethiopia (SURE) programme.
CONCLUSION: Despite variability observed in the breadth and depth of messages delivered, large-scale behaviour change communication programmes can achieve moderate to good message exposure among target groups. Qualitative data provide an in-depth insight into fidelity and may supplement our understanding of programme roll-out and implementation. Further research is required to understand longer-term message saturation including frequency and reach. PMID: 31639070 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Salasibew MM, Moss C, Ayana G, Kuche D, Eshetu S, Dangour AD Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Benefits of linking civil registration and vital statistics with identity management systems for measuring and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 3 indicators.
Abstract A complete civil registration and vital statistics system is the best source of data for measuring most of the Sustainable Development Goal 3 indicators. However, civil registration does not include migration data, which are necessary for calculating the actual number of people living in a given area and their characteristics such as age and sex. This information is needed to facilitate planning, for example, for school places, health care, infrastructure, etc. It is also needed as the denominator for the calculation of a range of health and socioeconomic indicators. Obtaining and using these data can be ...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mills S, Lee JK, Rassekh BM Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

An introduction to the civil registration and vital statistics systems with applications in low- and middle-income countries.
Abstract In collaboration with development partners, the World Bank Group (WBG) has been working to strengthen civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems in low- and middle-income countries through lending operations, technical assistance projects, advisory services and analytics, and knowledge sharing at various international, regional, and national conferences and fora and through publications. In 2017, it launched a comprehensive CRVS eLearning course, which provides practical tools and approaches to achieving twenty-first-century state-of-the-art CRVS systems that are linked to identity management ...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mills S, Lee JK, Rassekh BM Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

A multisectoral institutional arrangements approach to integrating civil registration, vital statistics, and identity management systems.
Abstract This paper reviews the essential components of a recommended institutional arrangements framework of integrated civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) and civil identification systems. CRVS typically involves several ministries and institutions, including health institutions that notify the occurrence of births and deaths; the judicial system that records the occurrence of marriages, divorces, and adoptions; the national statistics office that produces vital statistics reports; and the civil registry, to name a few. Considering the many stakeholders and close collaborations involved, it is importa...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mills S, Lee JK, Rassekh BM Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

eLearning course for improving civil registration and vital statistics systems.
Abstract The World Bank Group (WBG), in partnership with the Global Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) Group, the Korea Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the WBG Open Learning Campus, launched the first comprehensive CRVS eLearning course in May 2017. The development of this course demonstrates the commitment and collaboration of development partners and governments working closely together in building the capacity of national institutions to improve CRVS systems in low- and middle-income countries. As of December 2018, over 2300 learners from 137 countries have enrolled in the course. This paper di...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mills S, Jagannathan S, Lee JK, Rassekh BM Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Cloud-based services for electronic civil registration and vital statistics systems.
Abstract This paper examines the hosting options for electronic civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) systems, particularly the use of data centers versus cloud-based solutions. A data center is a facility that houses computer systems and associated hardware and software components, such as network and storage systems, power supplies, environment controls, and security devices. An alternative to using a data center is cloud-based hosting, which is a virtual data center hosted by a public cloud provider. The cloud is used on a pay-as-you-go basis and does not require purchasing and maintaining of hardware ...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McDowall B, Mills S Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Unique health identifiers for universal health coverage.
Abstract Identifying everyone residing in a country, especially the poor, is an indispensable part of pursuing universal health coverage (UHC). Having information on an individuals' financial protection is also imperative for measuring the progress of UHC. This paper examines different ways of instituting a system of unique health identifiers that can lead toward achieving UHC, particularly in relation to utilizing universal civil registration and national unique identification number systems. Civil registration is a fundamental function of the government that establishes a legal identity for individuals and enabl...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mills S, Lee JK, Rassekh BM, Zorko Kodelja M, Bae G, Kang M, Pannarunothai S, Kijsanayotin B Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

A missed opportunity: birth registration coverage is lagging behind Bacillus Calmette-Gu érin (BCG) immunization coverage and maternal health services utilization in low- and lower middle-income countries.
CONCLUSION: The gap between birth registration and immunization coverage in low- and lower middle-income countries suggests the potential for leveraging immunization programs to increase birth registration rates. Engaging health providers during the antenatal, delivery, and postpartum periods to increase birth registration may be a useful strategy in countries with access to skilled providers. PMID: 31627761 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rahman MH, Cox AB, Mills SL Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Economic analysis of producing vital statistics using civil registration data in Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Abstract The government of Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) is currently in the preparation stage of a 5-year project that will establish an electronic civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS) system. The authors of this paper adapted a framework for economic analysis developed by Jimenez-Soto et al. (Jimenez-Soto et al., PLoS ONE 9(8): e106234, 2014) to assess the cost-effectiveness of producing vital statistics in Lao PDR using data from a complete electronic CRVS system, compared to using data from other sources, such as the 2015 Population and Housing Census and the 2017 Lao Social Indicator S...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mills S, Amponsah D Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Medical system and nutrition improvement for the rural elderly.
CONCLUSIONS: The NRCMS can improve the rural elderly's nutrition intake in China. As the population ages rapidly in rural China, the present study provides recommendations on how to improve nutrition and health status of the elderly from the aspect of the medical system. PMID: 31627763 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wang Z, Jiang J, Zeng Q Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of an antibody against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis among the elderly in Khon Kaen, Thailand.
CONCLUSIONS: In total, 97.2%, 83.5%, and 55.8% of the population had a higher antibody level than the minimal protective level for diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis, respectively. In order to prevent an outbreak of these diseases in the future, the elderly should be administered with Tdap revaccination to provide diphtheria herd immunity in the population; this will increase cocoon phenomenon for pertussis and protect the population from tetanus-prone injury. PMID: 31627764 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chinchai T, Posuwan N, Vuthitanachot V, Wanlapakorn N, Poovorawan Y Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Obstacles to birth registration in Niger: estimates from a recent household survey.
Abstract Despite progress made towards increasing birth registration rates over the last dozen years, almost one in two children may still not get registered at birth in Niger according to a recent nationally representative household survey. What can be done to improve birth registration rates? This paper relies on a simple approach to measure how solving various obstacles to birth registration faced by parents could help increase birth registration rates. Controlling for other factors affecting birth registrations, the analysis relies on local-level reasons declared by households for not registering their childre...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - October 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wodon Q, Yedan A Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Food taboos, health beliefs, and gender: understanding household food choice and nutrition in rural Tajikistan.
This study explores the social dimensions of food taboos and health beliefs in rural Khatlon province, Tajikistan and their potential impact on household-level nutrition. Our analysis considers the current and historical and political context of Tajikistan, with particular attention directed towards evolving gender roles in the wake of mass out-migration of men from 1990 to the present. Considering the patrilieneal, patrilocal social system typical to Khatlon, focus group discussions were conducted with the primary decision-making groups of the household: in-married women, mothers-in-law, and men. Durin...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - August 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McNamara K, Wood E Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Correction to: Foodborne intestinal protozoan infection and associated factors among patients with watery diarrhea in Northern Ethiopia; a cross-sectional study.
Abstract In the publication of this article [1], the contributing author name Brhane Berhe contains an error. PMID: 31383011 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - August 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Berhe B, Bugssa G, Bayisa S, Alemu M Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Association between environmental factors and BMI: evidence from recent immigrants from developing countries.
CONCLUSIONS: Immigrants' body mass index increase with the increase in the local obesity rate of the region where they reside. PMID: 31277719 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - July 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Katare B, Chakrovorty S Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Complementary feeding practices, dietary diversity, and nutrient composition of complementary foods of children 6-24  months old in Jimma Zone, Southwest Ethiopia.
CONCLUSIONS: The nutrient density and diversity of complementary foods of 6-24-month-old children in the study area were found to be sub-optimal. Upgrading the nutritional composition of the starchy complementary foods should be of highest priority to improve nutrition of the infants and young children. PMID: 31159861 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - June 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Forsido SF, Kiyak N, Belachew T, Hensel O Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Utilization of maternal health services and its determinants: a cross-sectional study among women in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.
CONCLUSIONS: Utilization of maternal health services was low. Contact with the health worker and marginalization emerged as important factors for utilization of services. Although not associated with the utilization, SHGs can be used for delivering health care messages within and beyond the group. PMID: 31133072 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - May 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Singh R, Neogi SB, Hazra A, Irani L, Ruducha J, Ahmad D, Kumar S, Mann N, Mavalankar D Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Use and completion of partograph during labour is associated with a  reduced incidence of birth asphyxia: a retrospective study at a peri-urban setting in Ghana.
CONCLUSION: Midwives used partographs during labour at St Anthony's Hospital. The use and completion of partograph were significantly associated with a reduced incidence of birth asphyxia at the hospital. Birth asphyxia could be reduced if partographs are used and completed by midwives during labour in all cases. PMID: 31097031 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anokye R, Acheampong E, Anokye J, Budu-Ainooson A, Amekudzie E, Owusu I, Gyamfi N, Akwasi AG, Mprah WK Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Postoperative nutritional support of the patient with gut gangrene-a case report.
CONCLUSION: Neglects in nutritional care of patients can have severe implications including development of medical complications, resulting in increased length of hospital stay, augmenting the disease stress of the patient and family, and finally the preventable drainage of several human and monetary resources. Therefore, recognition of nutritional intervention as an important part of in-hospital health care may have social as well as economic impacts. PMID: 30967150 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Imran S, Tanweer A Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

First-time mothers' experiences of pregnancy and birth following assisted reproductive technology treatment in Taiwan.
CONCLUSION: Findings indicate the need for educational and psychosocial interventions to support women and their families physically and psychologically during ART treatment. The stigma related to infertility and the psychosocial support from family are aspects to consider while planning intervention programmes. PMID: 30925940 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Huang MZ, Sun YC, Gau ML, Puthussery S, Kao CH Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Coping strategies of families of persons with learning disability in Imo state of Nigeria.
CONCLUSION: It was recommended that families of persons with a learning disability need social support and professional help from social workers to facilitate the adoption of more positive-oriented coping strategies by family members. PMID: 30917876 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - March 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chukwu NE, Okoye UO, Onyeneho NG, Okeibunor JC Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Nutritional risk screening-a cross-sectional study in a tertiary pediatric hospital.
CONCLUSION: STRONGkids was the most accurate screening tool for detecting acute malnutrition and was therefore chosen as the screening method in our hospital. Routine screening for the risk of malnutrition in pediatric inpatients is important in detecting at-risk children who would otherwise be left without dietary intervention. PMID: 30909976 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tuokkola J, Hilpi J, Kolho KL, Orell H, Merras-Salmio L Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research

Effect of reliable electricity on health facilities, health information, and child and maternal health services utilization: evidence from rural Gujarat, India.
CONCLUSION: Reliable electricity can be an effective tool in improving core components of health systems. In addition to targeting direct factors within the health systems such as health workforce and health financing, investments in supporting infrastructure are warranted to achieve the health SDGs. PMID: 30782203 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chen YJ, Chindarkar N, Xiao Y Tags: J Health Popul Nutr Source Type: research