Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 653

Table of Content: December 2013; 5(12)

December 2013

Association between O blood group and Helicobacter pylori infection: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is associated with several diseases including gastritis, gastric ulcer, pancreatic cancer and iron deficiency anemia. Different epidemiological studies reported controversial findings on the association between O blood group and H. pylori infection. This meta-analysis was conducted to verify the association between H. pylori infection and O blood group. Random-effects model was...

Author(s): Debebe Shaweno and Deresse Daka

December 2013

Assessment of rain water harvesting systems in a rural community of Edo State, Nigeria

The study assessed the practice of rain water harvesting (RWH) in a rural community in Edo state, Nigeria. Using a cross sectional study design, pre-tested structured interviewer administered questionnaire were administered to 232 selected and consenting households. A structured observational checklist was used for assessment of household rainwater harvesting system. Water was collected from 15% of houses and tested for...

Author(s): Tobin, E. A., Ediagbonya, T. F., Ehidiamen, G. and Asogun, D. A.

December 2013

Predictors of pneumococcal immunization uptake among caregivers of children with sickle cell disease in Lagos, Nigeria

Pulmonary infections are still the most prevalent cause of death of children with sickle cell disease (SCD) in low and middle income countries. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) has been reported to reduce the incidence of pneumococcal disease by up to 90% in children under five. This study set out to report the proportion of children under five attending Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and Massey Street...

Author(s): Roberts A. A., Izuka M. I., Ekanem E. E. and Mabogunje C. A.

December 2013

The effect of maternal body mass index on the delivery route in nulliparous women

Body mass index (BMI) is widely used to categorize the degree of obesity and to guide recommendations for weight gain during pregnancy, to examine the relationship between the maternal body mass index of nulliparous women and the route of delivery in a sample of Iranian Kurdish women, a cross sectional descriptive study was conducted, at Beasat Hospital in Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province, west of Iran. The...

Author(s): Masomeh Rezaie, Roonak Shahoei and Shoaleh Shahghebi 

December 2013

New normal in violence: Perspectives on US Gulf Region (New Orleans) post-disaster recovery

Violence is a public health risk and important concern for stakeholders in disaster-vulnerable Gulf region of the United States. Disaster-prone communities like New Orleans have recorded a higher rate of violence (violent and property crime) and this experience is potentially becoming a ‘new normal’ for the residents and the community as a whole. The concept of new normal in individual and community...

Author(s): Olalekan A. Ogunsakin