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: 607

Table of Content: November 2012; 4(9)

November 2012

A prospective study of three blood-borne viral pathogens among pregnant women attending ante-natal care in Owerri, Nigeria

A study was conducted between the months of March and August, 2010 to ascertain the rate of mono- and co-infection of three blood-borne viral pathogens namely Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis C virus (HCV), and Hepatitis B virus (HCV) among 500 pregnant women aged between 21 and 40, attending antenatal clinic at a tertiary health centre in Owerri. The screening of blood samples from the sample population...

Author(s): Obi R. K., Nwanebu F. C., Ohalete C. N. and Onyemekara N. N.

November 2012

Incidence of Staphylococcus aureus, coliforms and antibiotic resistant strains of Escherichia coli in rural water supplies in Calabar South Local Government Area

An investigation on the incidence of Staphylococcus aureus, coliforms and antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli strains in both treated and untreated rural water supplies was carried out in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Analysis revealed significant differences between the different water sources, locations and the months of sampling, with the stream and well...

Author(s): Manji, P. L., Antai, S. P. and Jacob, I. O.

November 2012

Breast cancer knowledge and screening practices among women in selected rural communities of Nigeria

Globally, the devastation that befalls women diagnosed of breast cancer remains inestimable. Early detection remains a major effective approach that should be employed to combat the disease. The issue of concern, however, is whether women in the rural underserved areas are aware of these early detection methods. This study was designed to assess rural women’s awareness and knowledge of breast cancer and their...

Author(s): Adekemi E. Olowokere, Adenike C. Onibokun and Abimbola O. Oluwatosin

November 2012

A pilot study of iodine and anthropometric status of primary school children in Obukpa, a rural Nigerian community

This study was designed to assess the iodine and the anthropometric status of primary school children in a rural Nigerian community (Obukpa). Stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting the respondents for the study. The sample size was 330 children aged 6 to 12+ years. The anthropometric measurements of the children comprising 170 boys and 160 girls were obtained using standard procedures. The urine...

Author(s): Nwamarah, Joy Ugo and Okeke, Elizabeth Chinwe

November 2012

Prevalence of malaria and soil-transmitted helminth infections and their association with undernutrition in schoolchildren residing in Mfou health district in Cameroon

Malaria and soil-transmitted helminths are common parasitic diseases found in schoolchildren in sub-Saharan Africa. We determined the prevalence and intensities of these infections in apparently healthy schoolchildren living in Mfou health district, where malaria and intestinal infections are among the first causes of morbidity. In a cross-sectional study involving 503 schoolchildren, anthropometric parameters were...

Author(s): Viviane Hélène Matong Tchinda, Roger Ponka, Edward Sahfe Ndzi, Arlette Kamdem Madocgne, Motsebo Amédée, Tchinda Mouafo Grâce and Roger Somo Moyou

November 2012

Mosquito biting and malaria situation in an urban setting in Zambia

Unprecedented increased mosquito bites were observed in urban and peri-urban areas of Lusaka District and there was a perceived increase in malaria which necessitated a study in 2009 to determine the mosquito biting and malaria situation within urban and peri-urban settings. We analysed water bodies as sources of mosquito larvae (vegetable gardens, sewerage maturation ponds and foot paths) and, weather factors for...

Author(s): Freddie Masaninga⊃, Daniel C. W. Nkhuwa, Fastone M. Goma, Cecilia Shinondo, Emmanuel Chanda, Mulakwa Kamuliwo, Elizabeth Chizema Kawesha, Seter Siziya and Olusegun Babaniyi