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: 653

Table of Content: October-December 2021; 13(4)

October 2021

Prevalence and factors associated with psychoactive drugs use among employees in 2019 in two companies in Cotonou, Benin

The use of psychoactive drugs remains a public health and social issue in Benin and impacts health, medical and social life at working place. The study aims to determine the prevalence and the factors associated with psychoactive drugs use in 2019 in two companies based in Cotonou, Benin. A cross-sectional survey was carried out from 09 to 31 December 2019. The study involved 455 workers aged 22 to 60 in two companies,...

Author(s): Badirou Aguemon, Barikissou Georgia Damien, Vikkey Hinson, Alex Zonsiga and Paul Ayelo

October 2021

Molecular characterization of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistant malaria parasites among pregnant women in Anambra State, Nigeria

The study determined the prevalence of malaria parasitemia among pregnant women using Sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) for intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) and assessed Plasmodium falciparum dihydropteroate reductase (Pfdhfr) and dihydropteroate synthetase (Pfdhps) resistance genes among the subjects. Three hundred and ninety consenting pregnant women attending antenatal clinics in Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria...

Author(s): Isaac Okezie Godwin, Ifeoma Mercy Ekejindu, George Uchenna Eleje, Christian Chibuzo Ibeh, Dorothy Amauche Ezeagwuna, Chigozie Geoffrey Okafor and Ahaneku Iherue Osuji  

November 2021

Water, sanitation, and hygiene practices in secondary schools in the Buea Health District of Cameroon

This study assessed water, sanitation and hygiene practices in public and private secondary schools in Buea. A cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted from November 2017 to June 2018 in Buea. Students from Baptist High School Buea, Government Bilingual High School Muea, Buea, Government Technical High School Molyko, Buea and Summerset Secondary School Buea were assessed on water, sanitation and hygiene...

Author(s): Ekun William Ashu, Verla Vincent Siysi and Nsagha Dickson Shey  

November 2021

Epidemiological and clinical features associated to the survival of COVID-19 patients in the department of Littoral in Benin from March to July 2020

The epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic outcomes of COVID-19 vary across countries from March 16th to July 30, 2020, 1805 cases were registered in Benin, and among these cases, about 36 deaths occurred. The aim of this work was to study the epidemiological and clinical features associated with the survival of people with COVID-19 in the Department of Littoral in Republic of Benin, from March to July 2020. This was...

Author(s): Josiane Carolle Fifamè Folayimi AZE, Ghislain Emmanuel SOPOH, Pauline Kiswendsida YANOGO, Sourakatou SALIFOU, Benjamin HOUNKPATIN, Joseph Omasumbu Blaise OTSHUDIANDJEKA, Mariane LAURENT, Fadima DIALLO and Nicolas MEDA  

November 2021

The distribution of disease in the Republic of Suriname - a pharmacoepidemiological analysis using the claims database of the State Health Foundation of the year 2017

The patterns of prescription drug use in Suriname in the year 2017 have been determined with the purpose of obtaining indications about the distribution of disease in the country. The claims database of the State Health Foundation (Staatsziekenfonds, SZF) of Suriname was used for calculations of prescription rates of the fifty most prescribed drugs overall and after stratification according to gender, age, and residence...

Author(s): Vinoj H. Sewberath Misser, Arti Shankar, Ashna Hindori-Mohangoo, Jeffrey Wickliffe, Maureen Lichtveld, and Dennis R. A. Mans

November 2021

Risk factors and treatment for migraine in adults in Ouagadougou: A cross-sectional survey

The aim of this study was to describe the migraine treatments implemented in Burkina Faso. It was a descriptive cross-sectional study with a prospective data collection from August to November, 2019 in Burkina Faso. The study included 653 randomly selected participants aged 16 years and over. Female gender, high socioeconomic status, coffee and alcohol consumption, high blood pressure and smoking were significantly and...

Author(s): Somé Nagaonlé Eric, Lompo Djingri Labodi, Bertrand Méda, Kabore Raphael Marie Patrick, Kouanda Moumouni, Napon Christian, Drabo Maxime and Kaboré Jean  

November 2021

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention in older children: magnitude, consequences and opportunities

Seasonal malaria chemoprevention is tailored for children 3 to 59 months in areas of high transmission of malaria between July and October. However, SMC was administrated to children outside the pre-defined age range. This study aims to evaluate to which extent the treatment was given to these children. The authors carried out a cross sectional survey in November 2018 in eight (8) health regions. Sampled of 944...

Author(s): Issaka Zongo, Yves D. Compaoré, Somé N. Eric, Haro Alassane, Sienou A. Aziz, Rakiswendé S. Yerbanga, Moussa Zongo, Jean B. Ouédraogo  

November 2021

What can 27 years of Niger cancer registry tell us about breast cancer epidemiology? Incidence of breast cancer from 1992 to 2018 in Niger

Breast cancer (BC) is a leading cause of cancer morbidity and mortality within the female population in sub-Saharan Africa. Growing cancer incidence and mortality are multidimensional, and often associated with the so-called ‘’westernization’’ of lifestyle in African countries, including Niger, where there is no recent update of the cancer registry. The intent of this paper was to analyze 27...

Author(s): Aissami Abdou, Guido Van Hal, Hassan Nouhou and Malam Abari M  

November 2021

Occurrence and relevance of orthorexic eating behaviour in clients of complementary and alternative medicine

Orthorexia is put forward as a new variant of disordered eating behavior, characterized by a fixation on only eating food that is considered to be healthy. First studies evaluating its clinical relevance revealed that orthorexic individuals seek help from health professionals and nutritionists. However, practitioners of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) have not been considered yet. Hence, the aim of this...

Author(s): Friederike Barthels, Sandra Gahlmann, Tabitha Schwabe and Reinhard Pietrowsky  

December 2021

Determinants of anaemia in 3-59 months old children after a seasonal malaria chemoprevention campaign in rural area in Burkina Faso

Anaemia remains a major public health problem worldwide and malaria represents one of its main causes in malaria endemic areas. To determine the prevalence of anaemia and its associated factors after a campaign of seasonal malaria chemoprevention combined or not with azithromycin a secondary analysis was conducted on data from a cross-sectional survey at the end of the 2014 seasonal malaria chemoprevention campaign in...

Author(s): Yves Daniel Compaoré, Issaka Zongo, Bintou Soaré, Alassane Haro, Abdoul Aziz Siénou, R. Serge Yerbanga, Matthew Cairn, Daniel Chandramohan, Brian Greenwood and Jean Bosco Ouédraogo  

December 2021

Virological outcome in HIV-1 infected patients: 5-year follow-up experience in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa

Although viral load (VL) measurement has become the reference tool for monitoring antiretroviral treatment in patients living with HIV, most West African countries do not have it systematically. Long-term virological data are rare. Here, the matter is to describe virological outcomes and resistance patterns at 5 years in HIV-1+ patients and to identify early factors associated with long-term virological outcome. This is...

Author(s): Raoul Moh,, Eugène Messou,, Camille Montfort, Delphine Gabillard, Amani Anzian, Albert Minga, Anani Badjé, Jean-Baptiste Ntakpé, Arlette Ahoubet Yayo-Emieme, Toni Thomas d’Aquin, and Xavier Anglaret,