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

Table of Content: May 2014; 6(5)

May 2014

Breast self examination among secondary school teachers in South-South, Nigeria: A survey of perception and practice

Breast cancer continues to claim the lives of hundreds of women all over the world inspite of the existence of simple to perform procedures that could ensure the early detection of breast changes. The study aimed to assess the practice and perceptions towards breast self examination (BSE) among secondary school teachers in Benin City. A cross-sectional study was conducted in July, 2010 among 300 female secondary school...

Author(s): Tobin Ekaete Alice and Okeowo Philomena O.

May 2014

A survey of hygiene and sanitary practices of street food vendors in the Central State of Northern Nigeria

This study examined the general hygiene and sanitary practices of street food venders in Nigeria. 110 random samples of street food venders were selected to represent 18% of street food venders in the study area. Data was collected using pre-test structured questionnaire and observation checklists. The relationships in the factors studied were determined. Food venders lacked basic training on hygiene and only 2.7% had...

Author(s): Nurudeen, A. A., Lawal, A. O. and Ajayi, S. A.

May 2014

Vaginal douching behavior among young adult women and the perceived adverse health effects

Several health belief models suggest that health risk perception could enhance behavioral modification to reduce lifestyle-related risks. Perceived health risks associated with vaginal douching (VD), propensity to douche and effects on douching behaviors were assessed in a cross-sectional survey of 1,463 female undergraduates, aged 18 to 35 years, randomly selected in a tertiary institution between 2011 and 2012. A...

Author(s): Christopher E. Ekpenyong, Nyebuk E. Daniel and E. E. Akpan