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

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence of tobacco use and associated risk factors among pregnant women in Maracha District, Uganda

John Bosco Alege
  • John Bosco Alege
  • Institute of Public Health and Management, Clarke International University, Kampala Uganda.
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Russall Okudra Jurua
  • Russall Okudra Jurua
  • Department of Environmental Health, Maracha District Local Government, Uganda.
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Judith Drazidio
  • Judith Drazidio
  • Institute of Public Health and Management, Clarke International University, Kampala Uganda.
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  •  Received: 03 September 2020
  •  Accepted: 03 November 2020
  •  Published: 30 April 2021


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