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: 655

Table of Content: October-December 2023; 15(4)

October 2023

Epidemiological, entomological and evolutionary aspects of confirmed yellow fever cases from 2021 to 2022 in CAR

Ten countries in the African region, including the Central African Republic (CAR), were in epidemics. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiological, entomological and evolutionary aspects of the yellow fever epidemic in CAR. This is a retrospective study for descriptive purposes. The survey population consists of confirmed yellow fever cases from 2021 to 2022 in CAR. The data came from the basics of...

Author(s): E. Kalthan, T. D. Koyazengbe, C. M. Pamatika, C. Ngoagouni, A. O. Kpahina, J. D. Boyo, G. Grewa, Z. Vogbia Dalingat, F. E. Moussa Yagata and D. B. Rawago  

October 2023

Frequency of different types of intimate partner violence in selected health units of the National Health Service of Mozambique: A retrospective study

Intimate partner violence (IPV) includes a wide range of abusive behaviours perpetrated by someone involved or who was involved in an intimate relationship with the victim, and is a serious and preventable public health problem globally. This article reports on the frequency of different types of IPV in selected health units of the Mozambican National Health Service. The study was based on a cross-sectional and...

Author(s): Joaquim Matavel, Gércio Bila, Khátia Munguambe, James G. Linn and Osvaldo Loquiha  

October 2023

Unintended pregnancy and sexually transmissible infections amongst adolescents and young adults in Douala IV municipality, Cameroon: Prevalence, knowledge, and associated factors

Adolescent pregnancy remains a significant public health challenge especially in sub-Saharan Africa, with a resultant significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and knowledge of unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) amongst adolescents and young adults in the Douala IV municipality. A school-based cross-sectional study was carried out in the...

Author(s): Mohnchimbare Christina Mbongueh, Tendongfor Nicholas, Asu Carine Ndum, Etame Loe Gisèle, Assob Nguedia and Jules Clement  

November 2023

Employing an Eigenfunction Eigendecomposition algorithm to cartographically and statistically delineate traffic-related carbon monoxide pollution in Hillsborough County, Florida

The traffic-related carbon monoxide (CO) pollution in Hillsborough County, Florida, has yet to be analyzed with high-resolution satellite data or algorithmic geo-spatiotemporal autocorrelation methods. This study aims to detect the association between traffic volume and CO pollution in Hillsborough County in 2022. It is hypothesized that daytime outdoor CO pollution positively correlates with traffic volume....

Author(s): Jing Liu, Namit Choudhari, Brooke Yost and Benjamin G. Jacob  

December 2023

Prevalence, determinants, and consequences of teenage pregnancy on teenage girls in selected health areas of the Limbe Health District in Cameroon

Teenage pregnancy is a significant public health concern in many low- and middle-income countries, including Cameroon. It leads to adverse health outcomes for both the mother and child, as well as social, economic, and educational challenges. Little is known about teenage pregnancy in the Limbe Health District. This study aimed to address this gap by determining the prevalence of teenage pregnancy, identifying the...

Author(s): Myra M. Mande, Malika Ekeme, Chrisantus E. Ukah, Claudine M. Shei, Syveline Z. Dang, Sylvester N. Atanga    

December 2023

Factors associated with viral suppression and rebound in adult HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy

Suppression of viral load and its maintenance are necessary for reducing morbidity and mortality linked to HIV infection. The present study aims to investigate the factors associated with viral load rebound in adults receiving antiretroviral treatment. The study was conducted in two outpatient treatment centers (CTAs) in Bangui. This cross-sectional analytical study was conducted from August 1 to 31, 2023. The study...

Author(s): Diemer Saint Calvaire Henri, Longo Jean de Dieu, Woromogo Sylvain Honore, Doyama-Woza Rodrigue Herman, Fandema Emmanuel and Gérard Grésenguet  

December 2023

Prevalence of sexual dysfunction, factors, and psychological effects on adult males in the Buea Health District, Cameroon

The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunction, associated factors, quality of life and health seeking habit of males in the Buea Health District (BHD). A community-based cross-sectional study was carried out on sexually active males. Sexual dysfunction and quality of life were assessed using the International Index for Erectile Function (IIEF) and the Sexual Quality of Life Scale-Male...

Author(s): Tanze Shella Nkafu, Simo Wambo André Gaetan, Enoru Eyong Eta Divine and Tendongfor Nicholas  

October 2023

Association between adiposity indices and hypertension in an urban population of adults in the north west region of Cameroon

The rising prevalence of obesity globally is becoming worrisome as excess weight is associated with hypertension and other adverse cardiovascular outcomes. This study therefore set out to determine the prevalence of hypertension in relation to some measures of adiposity (BMI, WC and WHtR) and to examine the association between blood pressure (BP) and the adiposity indices amongst adults in the North West Region of...

Author(s): Loveline Lum Niba, Njiawah Austin Chi and Lifoter Kenneth Navti,