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: 609

Table of Content: February 2011; 3(2)

February 2011

Prevalence and correlates for tobacco smoking among persons aged 25 years or older in Lusaka urban district, Zambia

Tobacco use is the leading cause of non communicable diseases. There is paucity of information on correlates for tobacco smoking among adults in Zambia. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of tobacco use and its correlates in Lusaka urban district. A total of 1928 individuals aged 25 years or older participated in the survey, of which 33.0% were males. About half (53.2%) of the participants...

Author(s): Seter Siziya, Olusegun Babaniyi, Peter Songolo and Mutale Nsakashalo-Senkwe

February 2011

Bacteria contamination of raw meat sold in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Nigeria

Frequency of contamination in retail meat sold in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State was examined in the present study. Three hundred raw meat samples including beef (n = 100), chicken (n = 100), chevron (n = 100) were collected from Abakaliki abattoir and were analyzed for microbiological contamination using standard Microbiological methods. Antimicrobial susceptibility of isolated microbes was determined using the Kirby and...

Author(s): Iroha I. R., Ugbo E. C., Ilang D. C., Oji A. E. and Ayogu T. E.

February 2011

Urban solid waste management based on geoinformatics technology

The solid waste materials in cities are the natural outcome of human activities. Provision of such system appears to be a major problem due to the complication and the wide nature of waste production. Due to the different parameters involved, deciding upon a suitable location is also very complicated, costly and time consuming. Different criteria are working in determination of an appropriate place for disposal; each of...

Author(s): Elmira Shamshiry, Behzad Nadi, Mazlin Bin Mokhtar, Ibrahim Komoo and Halimaton Saadiah Hashim

February 2011

Patient satisfaction and expectations of the quality of service of University affiliated dermatology clinics

Patient satisfaction is the major indicator of quality of care provided by a health facility. To determine the level of patient satisfaction with medical care at the Dermatology Clinics affiliated to Qassim University, Saudi Arabia and to identify the socio-demographic characteristics of patients that might influence the level of satisfaction. A cross-sectional survey of 741 patients attending the Outpatient Dermatology...

Author(s): Abdullateef A. Alzolibani

February 2011

Congenital infection with Toxoplasma gondii: A case control study of Tehran, Iran

The prevalence of antibodies in Toxoplasma gondii ranges from 24 to 57.7% in Iran. Children who acquire T. gondii in intrauterine period are at increased risk of sequels and need prolonged treatment. The aim of the study is to compare serum specific T. gondiiantibodies (IgM and IgG ELISA) between infants suspected to have intrauterine infections (< 1year) and control infants. This case...

Author(s): Nastaran Khosravi, Samileh Noorbakhsh Mohammad Farhadi and Azardokht Tabatabaei

February 2011

Avian influenza news from China and Hong Kong

We compared avian influenza coverage in two English-language newspapers from China and Hong Kong, and a third from the United States as a control. We collected bird flu stories for one year between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007 from China’s government-sanctioned China Daily (CD) and Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP). The New York Times (NYT) was the...

Author(s): William Y. Y. Lai and Adrian Weisell

February 2011

Avian influenza news from China and Hong Kong

We compared avian influenza coverage in two English-language newspapers from China and Hong Kong, and a third from the United States as a control. We collected bird flu stories for one year between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007 from China’s government-sanctioned China Daily (CD) and Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post (SCMP). The New York Times (NYT) was the...

Author(s): William Y. Y. Lai and Adrian Weisell

February 2011

Patient waiting time in a tertiary health institution in northern Nigeria

The amount of time a patient waits to be seen, is one factor which affects the utilization of health care services. Patient satisfaction has emerged as an increasingly important parameter in the assessment of quality of health care; hence, healthcare facility performance can be best assessed by measuring the level of patient’s satisfaction. This was a cross-sectional descriptive study carried out at the out...

Author(s): Umar I., Oche M. O. and Umar A. S.