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: November 2016; 8(11)

November 2016

The persistence of tuberculosis in the United States: Spatial analysis and predictive modeling in the move toward elimination of tuberculosis (TB)

Though tuberculosis (TB) prevalence has decreased dramatically in the United States, its continual presence remains a threat to those whose needs are often overlooked. Those already impacted by poverty are the most vulnerable to TB, and stand to bear the worst health impacts, should they contract this disease. Mathematical modeling and spatial analysis have become invaluable tools in TB surveillance monitoring and...

Author(s): Ali Moradi, Sarah Elizabeth Shafer, Ricardo Izurieta, Ismael Hoare, Teresa Maria Pettersen and Benjamin George Jacob

November 2016

Leukaemia incidence in residents of municipalities in the State of Rio de Janeiro between 2006 and 2014

This research aims to study incidence of acute leukaemia in adults living under potential environmental exposure to industrial emissions in selected cities in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It evaluates the incidence of hospitalizations for leukaemia among residents of 19 metropolitan areas of the State of Rio de Janeiro registered in the Brazilian Health Care System (SUS) between January 2006 and March 2014,...

Author(s): Cristiane Barata-Silva, Thelma Pavesi, Simone Mitri, Thaís Pedrete, Caroline Lima, Armando Meyer and Josino Costa Moreira

November 2016

Prevalence of major depressive disorder among Spanish adolescents

The main objective of this study was to examine the prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) among adolescents in a city of 200,000 inhabitants using a psychiatric diagnostic tool. We also looked into how possible internal/external factors may influence prevalence and examined the comorbidity between MDD and other psychiatric disorders. The study population included 1,238 adolescents in their final year of...

Author(s): Montserrat Pàmias, Joaquim Puntí, Annabel Cebrià, Isabel Parra, Gemma García-Pares, Anna Escayola, Andrés Laredo , Susana Pujol , Victor Pérez-Solà, and Diego Palao,

November 2016

Risk factors associated with cholera outbreak in Bauchi and Gombe States in North East Nigeria

This study investigated the risk factors associated with cholera epidemic during the 2010 cholera outbreak in some States in Nigeria. Semi-structured questionnaires were administered to consented patients and/or their parents/guardians in Bauchi and Gombe States in North East Nigeria. Few (33.7%) respondents had access to safe and clean drinking water through the pipe-borne system compared to well (47.8%) and river...

Author(s): Adeneye, A. K., Musa, A. Z., Oyedeji, K. S., Oladele, D., Ochoga, M., Akinsinde, K. A., Niemogha, M. T., Nwaokorie, F. O., Bamidele, T. A. , Brai, B. I., Omonigbehin, E. A., Bamidele, M., Fesobi, T. W., Smith, S. I. and Ujah, I. A. O.

November 2016

Nutritional status and associated factors among primary school adolescents of pastoral and agro-pastoral communities, Mieso Woreda, Somali Region, Ethiopia: A comparative cross-sectional study

Globally, malnutrition among adolescents is a major public health concern. Despite the emergence of a number of advancements in areas of health and nutrition services in developing countries including Ethiopia, nutritional status of adolescents is not yet commonly included in health and nutrition surveys and an up-to-date overview of their nutritional status across the world is not available. Even the existing studies...

Author(s): Abdulkadir Abdella Awel, Tefera Belachew Lema and Habtemu Jarso Hebo

November 2016

Internal medicine resident knowledge and perceptions regarding electronic cigarettes

Electronic cigarettes are an important public health concern. Smoking remains the leading cause of preventable death and morbidity worldwide and is a risk factor for six of the eight leading global causes of death. E-cigarettes have been proposed as an enticing prospect to reduce the harms of conventional tobacco use. However, they are increasingly used by middle-school and high-school students and threaten important...

Author(s): Ramy Sedhom, Abishek Sarkar and Sahil Parikh

November 2016

Patient knowledge and behavioral factors leading to non-adherence to tuberculosis treatment in Khartoum State, Sudan

Although tuberculosis is a curable and preventable disease, defaulting from treatment can prolong infectiousness leading to increased transmission, an increased risk of drug resistance, relapse and death. Our objective was to identify patient related determinants (including knowledge and awareness, opinion about TB services and behavioral factors) of treatment defaulting among TB patients in Khartoum State, Sudan....

Author(s): Ahmed Osman Ahmed Ali and Martin Hendrik Prins