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: 613

Table of Content: July 2014; 6(7)

July 2014

Magnitude of risky sexual behavior among high school adolescents in Ethiopia: A cross-sectional study

Risky sexual behavior increases the likelihood of adverse sexual and reproductive health consequences such as unwanted pregnancies, unsafe abortion, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including (HIV/AIDS). Adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa including Ethiopia are highly exposed to various risky sexual behaviors. The aim of this study was to determine the magnitude of risky sexual behaviors among Boditti Secondary...

Author(s): Deresse Daka and Debebe Shaweno

July 2014

Prevalence, associated risk factors and consequences of premarital sex among female students in Aletawondo High School, Sidama Zone, Ethiopia

Youth age is the period when majority of youths become sexually active. However, majority of the youths lack sufficient knowledge about (HIV/AIDS) and other reproductive health issues. As a result, youths have multitude of reproductive problems, including HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), unwanted pregnancy, induced abortion and dropping out of school due to unwanted pregnancy. The objective of this...

Author(s): Emebet Tekletsadik, Debebe Shaweno and Deresse Daka

July 2014

Nightmares: Knowledge and attitudes in health care providers and nightmare sufferers

Chronic nightmares have a prevalence of 3 to 8% in the general population, but they seem not to play a relevant role in the health care system despite the existence of evidence-based treatments. The aim of this study was to identify nightmare-related knowledge, attitudes and coping approaches in the German mental health care system. A total of 219 health-care providers (primary care, psychiatrists, psychotherapists,...

Author(s): J. Thünker, M. Norpoth, M. von Aspern, T. Özcan and R. Pietrowsky

July 2014

Confessions: Suicidal ideation on a Ghanaian radio program

On July 17, 2013, listeners to a Ghanaian radio program were invited to telephone in and describe their personal experiences of suicidal ideation on air. Those who called the studio were asked four pointed questions by the program’s host: (1) Have you ever formed a suicidal intention? (2) What precipitated the formation of the suicidal ideation? (3) What suicide method did you plan to use? (4) Why did you refrain...

Author(s): Mensah Adinkrah

July 2014

Underweight, overweight and obesity amongst young adults in Ota, Nigeria

The pattern of body weight abnormality amongst persons in their early adulthood in Ota, Southwest Nigeria was investigated. A total of 341 healthy young adults (194 male; 147 female), aged 20 – 35 years participated in the study. Anthropometric measurements and WHO cut-offs were used to categorize their body weights into normal weight, underweight, overweight and obesity. Males were significantly (p<0.05)...

Author(s): Shalom Nwodo Chinedu and Opeyemi Christiana Emiloju