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: 605

Table of Content: January-March 2022; 14(1)

January 2022

Impact of a patient-centered care model implemented in public health facilities in Chile: A real world evidence evaluation

Health systems face multimorbidity as the leading cause of the burden of disease and demand for healthcare services. Although non-communicable diseases are well known, and countries in Latin America have implemented strategies to its approach, tackling multimorbidity is still a challenge and an emerging topic. In response to this, Centro de Innovación en Salud ANCORA UC, in association with Servicio de Salud...

Author(s): Paula Zamorano, Teresita Varela, Alvaro Tellez, Manuel Espinoza, Paulina Muñoz and Francisco Suarez   

January 2022

Frequency of hepatitis C and D virus among chronic hepatitis B virus carriers in a Nigerian tertiary hospital

Hepatitis B virus co-infection with Hepatitis C virus and/or Hepatitis D virus is known to result in a more deleterious disease than chronic HBV mono-infection, resulting in faster disease progression to cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. This study aimed at determining the serological prevalence of Hepatitis C and D virus infections among chronic Hepatitis B virus carriers and the frequency of Hepatitis B e...

Author(s): Chinenye Jennifer Mbamalu, Ifeoma Mercy Ekejindu, Ifeoma Bessie Enweani-Nwokelo, Obiefuna Ikechukwu Okeke, Chukwudi Amaechi Ofodile and Stephen Okorafor Kalu  

February 2022

Epidemiological profile of road traffic accidents victims received at the emergency reception service of the Regional Hospital of Kindia, Guinea, 2012-2016

Road traffic accidents are frequent in Kindia. Information from police records is insufficient, hospital data are available but not thoroughly analyzed and previous studies are incomplete. We decided to supplement these previous studies with an in-depth analysis of the available data in order to guide appropriate actions. We conducted a cross-sectional study. We used survey of data from 2012 to 2016. We collected...

Author(s): Gbamou Nouonan, Pauline Kiswendsida Yanogo, , Cheik Tidiane Sidibé, Fadima Diallo, Bernard Sawadogo and Simon Antara  

February 2022

Associated factors with early pregnancies in school settings in the southwestern region of Benin

Early pregnancy in school settings is a social, economic and health phenomenon that can hamper the development of countries. This study aims to determine the factors associated with this phenomenon in the health district of Lokossa-Athiémé in southwestern Benin in 2018. The study employed a case-control method. The participants were secondary school girls aged 10 to 19 at the time of the study, enrolled in...

Author(s): Virginie Mongbo, Judicael Adadja, Jacques Saizonou, Alphonse Biaou, Patrick Makoutode, Charles Sossa-Jerome and Edgard-Marius Ouendo

March 2022

The epidemiological characteristics of positive COVID-19 patients in Trinidad and Tobago

This study sought to determine the epidemiology of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago by the socio-demographic and clinical characterization and comparison of local and imported cases. There have been limited prior studies on COVID-19 in the Caribbean. As such, this paper attempts to discuss the patterns associated with COVID-19 patients in this Caribbean territory. A retrospective study of 113 patients with confirmed...

Author(s): Chavin D. Gopaul, Dale Ventour, Michelle Trotman and Davlin Thomas  

March 2022

Assessment of factors contributing to Californians’ perceptions of COVID-19 information dissemination

Research suggests that inappropriate approaches to information dissemination can negatively affect containment of an outbreak, including Ebola, norovirus, SARS, influenza, and now Coronavirus. The objective of this study was to examine how COVID-19 information disseminated to the public was perceived by Californians during the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. A cross sectional study of 207 California residents was...

Author(s): Ogbochi McKinney, Victoria Joubi, Dominick Sturz and Janet Bonome  

March 2022

Prevalence of vulvo-vaginal candidiasis among women attending clinics in selected Hospitals in Oyo State, Southwest, Nigeria

Vulvo-vaginal candidiasis (VVC) is a pathogenic fungal infection with a high burden among women of reproductive age (WRA). Healthcare delivery system related constraints in developing countries have made its diagnosis and management unnecessarily complicated leading to poor management of the infection. The study was conducted to determine the prevalence of VVC among women attending clinics in selected hospitals in Oyo...

Author(s): Michael Oladimeji Idowu, Gabriel Ifeoluwa Makinde, Olayinka Oluyemi Oluranti, Matthew Ayodeji Adebayo and Olajide Ayodele Adekunle