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: August 2011; 3(8)

August 2011

Prevalence of goitre and assessment of iodine nutritional status in 6-12 years primary school children of Narmada District, Gujarat, India

Iodine deficiency disorders (IDD) are major public health problems in India, including Gujarat. Narmada district is a tribal area. The present study was conducted to estimate the prevalence of goitre in primary school children; to determine median urinary iodine concentration; to assess level of iodine in salt samples at household and retail shop level; and to study profile of salt sold at retail shops in Narmada...

Author(s): Haresh Chandwani, and Jyotsna Pandor

August 2011

Uranium concentration in ground water samples belonging to some areas of Western Haryana, India using fission track registration technique

Concentration of uranium was assessed in ground water samples taken from hand pumps at different areas from Bhiwani, Hisar, Fatehabad and Sirsa districts of Western Haryana, India. Fission track registration technique was used to estimate the uranium content in water samples. Uranium content in the water ranges from 6.37 µg/L (Sirsa) to 43.31 µg/L(Bhiwani) with an average value of...

Author(s): Sandeep Kansal, Rohit Mehra and N. P. Singh

August 2011

Chemical and silt-induced eutrophication syndrome at Otamiri River, Owerri, Nigeria

Partially eutrophicated site (A) and free-flowing site (B) of Otamiri River in Owerri, Nigeria, separated by a barricade were evaluated to determine their relative pollution status. Microbiological analysis using membrance-filtration techniques detected high presence ofSalmonella spp., Vibro spp., Staphylococus aureus and faecal Streptococci. Aerobic bacterial counts of 5.0 x...

Author(s): Nwanebu F. C., Ogbulie, J. N., Obi R. K. and Ojiako O. A.

August 2011

Demographic, cultural and environmental factors associated with frequency and severity of malnutrition among Zambian children less than five years of age

Under-nutrition prevents growth and development in children and is the leading factor to illness and death among children less than five years of age in developing countries. The objective of the study was to determine associations of demographic, cultural and environmental factors with frequency and severity of malnutrition among children less than five years of age in Zambia. We used data from the Zambia multiple...

Author(s): Selestine H. Nzala, Seter Siziya, Olusegun Babaniyi, Peter Songolo, Adamson S. Muula and Emmanuel Rudatsikira

July 2011

Multiresistant faecal indicator bacteria in stream and well waters of Ile-Ife City, Southwestern Nigeria: Public health implications

This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of multiple antibiotic-resistant faecal indicator bacteria in streams and wells which serve as major sources of water for inhabitants of Ile-Ife City in Southwestern Nigeria. Water samples from 2 streams and 10 wells situated at different parts of the city were collected over a 6-month period. The total heterotrophic bacteria, faecal coliform and enterococci counts...

Author(s): O. Oyedeji, P. O. Olutiola, K. D. Owolabi and K. A. Adeojo

August 2011

Prevalence of waterborne infections in Northwest Nigeria: A retrospective study

Northwest Nigeria is frequently beset with inadequate water supply. The safety of drinking water to the people in this part of the country has been of major concern as a result of frequently reported incidences of waterborne infections. To ascertain incidences of waterborne infections in this study, patient medical records in several primary health care centres in Sokoto, Shuni and Tambuwal towns in Northwest Nigeria...

Author(s): Raji M. I. O. and Ibrahim Y. K. E.