Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2020

1. COVID-19 in the Shadows of MERS-CoV in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mazin Barry, Maha Al Amri, Ziad A. Memish
Pages: 1 - 3
Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has plagued the Middle East since it was first reported in 2012. Recently, at the end of December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases were reported from Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China, linked to a wet seafood market with a new coronavirus identified...

2. “Nurses and Midwives: Clean Care Is in Your Hands”: The May 5, 2020, World Health Organization SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands Campaign☆

Alexandra Peters, Nasim Lotfinejad, Chloé Guitart, Alice Simniceanu, Maria Clara Padoveze, Tcheun Borzykowski, Benedetta Allegranzi, Didier Pittet
Pages: 4 - 5
Review Article

3. Health-Seeking Behavior of People in Indonesia: A Narrative Review

Anna Wahyuni Widayanti, James A. Green, Susan Heydon, Pauline Norris
Pages: 6 - 15
This review aims to locate existing studies on health-seeking behavior of people in Indonesia, identify gaps, and highlight important findings. Articles were retrieved from Medline, Scopus, Web of Science, Academic Search Complete (via Ebsco), and ProQuest with a number of key words and various combinations....
Review Article

4. Double Burden of Malnutrition in the Asia-Pacific Region—A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Wen Peng, Yuhan Mu, Yang Hu, Bin Li, Jayanthi Raman, Zhixian Sui
Pages: 16 - 27
Background: Double Burden of Malnutrition (DBM)—the coexistence of undernutrition along with overnutrition—is a significant public health issue in the Asia-Pacific region. The scope of the DBM in this region is largely unknown. This review aims to determine the prevalence of under- and overnutrition...
Research Article

5. Cervical Cancer Care Continuum in South India: Evidence from a Community-based Screening Program

E. Vidhubala, K. Niraimathi, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Sankar Mahadevan
Pages: 28 - 35
In India, cervical cancer screening is conducted at various levels; however, after screening, the adherence to the cancer care continuum is barely understood. This study evaluated a community-based cancer screening program conducted in a rural setting (Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts) in South India...
Research Article

6. Accuracy of Five Multiple Imputation Methods in Estimating Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes based on STEPS Surveys

Hamid Heidarian Miri, Jafar Hassanzadeh, Saeedeh Hajebi Khaniki, Rahim Akrami, Ehsan Baradaran Sirjani
Pages: 36 - 41
Background: This study was aimed to evaluate five Multiple Imputation (MI) methods in the context of STEP-wise Approach to Surveillance (STEPS) surveys. Methods: We selected a complete subsample of STEPS survey data set and devised an experimental design consisted of 45 states (3 × 3 × 5), which differed...
Research Article

7. Second-line Drug Resistance Characterization in Mycobacterium tuberculosis by Genotype MTBDRsl Assay

Sunil Sethi, Priyanka Agarwal, Rajiv Khaneja, Naresh Kumar, Nitin Kumar, Jagesh Chandna, Ashutosh Nath Aggarwal, Rakesh Yadav
Pages: 42 - 45
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a main hurdle for national programs due to increase in drug resistance to antitubercular drugs. World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed Line Probe Assay, Genotype MTBDRsl Ver 2.0, gives opportunity for rapid diagnosis and molecular characterization of different mutations in...
Research Article

8. Resurgence of Measles in Europe: A Systematic Review on Parental Attitudes and Beliefs of Measles Vaccine

Annika B. Wilder-Smith, Kaveri Qureshi
Pages: 46 - 58
Background and Objectives: Europe has experienced a major resurgence of measles in recent years, despite the availability and free access to a safe, effective, and affordable vaccination measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR). The main driver for this is suboptimal vaccine coverage. The three objectives...
Research Article

9. Clinical, Imaging, and Laboratory Characteristics of Adult Mexican Patients with Tuberculous Meningitis: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Miguel García-Grimshaw, Francisco Alejandro Gutiérrez-Manjarrez, Samuel Navarro-Álvarez, Alejandra González-Duarte
Pages: 59 - 64
Tuberculous Meningitis (TBM) is the most common form of central nervous system Tuberculosis (TB), accounting for 5–6% of extrapulmonary TB cases. Nowadays, TBM continues to be a major topic in public health because of its high prevalence worldwide. This retrospective study aimed to describe the clinical,...
Research Article

10. Influence of Women’s Empowerment on Place of Delivery in North Eastern and Western Kenya: A Cross-sectional Analysis of the Kenya Demographic Health Survey

Elizabeth J. Anderson, Joy J. Chebet, Ibitola O. Asaolu, Melanie L. Bell, John Ehiri
Pages: 65 - 73
Background: Labor and delivery under the supervision of a skilled birth attendant have been shown to promote positive maternal and neonatal outcomes; yet, more than a third of births in Kenya occur outside a health facility. We investigated the association between measures of women’s empowerment and...
Research Article

11. Dengue Outbreak Response and Control in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan: A Mixed Methods Study

Mohamed Ali Mohamud, Umair Qazi, Abdul Latif, Iftikhar Uddin Khan, Saeed Anwar
Pages: 74 - 81
Background: Since 2008, dengue fever outbreaks had occurred repeatedly in various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province of Pakistan. Most importantly the outbreak of 2017 caused 70 deaths, about 121,083 suspected and 24,938 confirmed cases in 23 districts of KP. In 2018, an abrupt decline in...
Research Article

12. HIV Testing among General Population with Sexually Transmitted Infection: Findings from Myanmar Demographic and Health Survey (2015–16)

Kyaw Lwin Show, Hemant Deepak Shewade, Khine Wut Yee Kyaw, Khin Thet Wai, San Hone, Htun Nyunt Oo
Pages: 82 - 85
Background: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing and counseling is recommended for people with Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs). In Myanmar, HIV testing and its predictors among those with STI in general population is unknown. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study using secondary data...
Research Article

13. Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Lebanese Community Pharmacists toward Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Souheil Hallit, Rouba Karen Zeidan, Sylvia Saade, Aline Hajj, Rabih Hallit, Charbel Yahchouchy, Nelly Kheir, Katia Iskandar, Hala Sacre, Pascale Salameh
Pages: 86 - 95
Inclusion of a pharmacist showed that pharmacy-led patient education can positively impact treatment outcome, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) knowledge, medication adherence, quality of life, significant reduction in hospital admission rates, and emergency department visits. The objectives...
Research Article

14. Evaluation of Public Health Education and Workforce Needs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al-Mohaithef, Nargis Begum Javed, Ahmed ME Elkhalifa, Mohammed Tahash, Sriram Chandramohan, Ahmed Hazazi, Fatima Elsheikh Mohammed Elhadi
Pages: 96 - 106
Background: An efficient public health workforce is necessary for improving and maintaining the health of population and such a workforce can be prepared through proper educational programs and trainings. Objectives: The present study aims to investigate the needs in the public health education programs,...
Research Article

15. Epidemiology of Type 2 Diabetes – Global Burden of Disease and Forecasted Trends

Moien Abdul Basith Khan, Muhammad Jawad Hashim, Jeffrey Kwan King, Romona Devi Govender, Halla Mustafa, Juma Al Kaabi
Pages: 107 - 111
The rising burden of type 2 diabetes is a major concern in healthcare worldwide. This research aimed to analyze the global epidemiology of type 2 diabetes. We analyzed the incidence, prevalence, and burden of suffering of diabetes mellitus based on epidemiological data from the Global Burden of Disease...

16. Erratum to “Relationship between the Human Development Index and its Components with Oral Cancer in Latin America” [J Epidemiol Global Health 9(4), 2019, 223–232]

Brenda Yuliana Herrera-Serna, Edith Lara-Carrillo, Victor Hugo Toral-Rizo, Regiane Cristina do Amaral, Raul Alberto Aguilera-Eguía
Pages: 112 - 112