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Ebola virus disease outbreak in Korea: use of a mathematical model and stochastic simulation to estimate risk

Ko Y, Lee SM, Kim S, Ki M, Jung E

OBJECTIVES: According to the World Health Organization, there have been frequent reports of Ebola virus disease (EVD) since the 2014 EVD pandemic in West Africa. We aim to estimate the...
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Health Effects of Underground Workspaces cohort: study design and baseline characteristics

Dunleavy G, Sathish T, Nazeha N, Soljak M, Visvalingam N, Bajpai R, Yap HS, Roberts AC, Thach TQ, Tonon AC, Soh CK, Christopoulos G, Cheung KL, de Vries H, Car J

The development of underground workspaces is a strategic effort towards healthy urban growth in cities with ever-increasing land scarcity. Despite the growth in underground workspaces, there is limited information regarding...
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Determinants of early initiation of breastfeeding in Peru: analysis of the 2018 Demographic and Family Health Survey

Hernández-Vásquez A, Chacón-Torrico H

OBJECTIVES: Early initiation of breastfeeding (EIBF) is one of the most cost-effective strategies to reduce neonatal mortality. We sought to determine the prevalence and determinants of EIBF in Peru. METHODS: We...
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The double burden of malnutrition among adults in India: evidence from the National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16)

Dutta M, Selvamani , Singh P, Prashad L

OBJECTIVES: India still faces the burden of undernutrition and communicable diseases, and the prevalence of overweight/obesity is steadily increasing. The discourse regarding the dual burden of underweight and overweight/obesity has...
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A systematic review of barriers and motivators to physical activity in elderly adults in Iran and worldwide

Yarmohammadi S, Mozafar Saadati H, Ghaffari M, Ramezankhani A

OBJECTIVES: This study was conducted to identify and characterize the barriers and motivations to physical activity (PA) for elderly adults in Iran and other countries. METHODS: We searched 6 databases (PubMed,...
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Physical activity level in Korean adults: the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2017

An KY

OBJECTIVES: This study investigated physical activity (PA) participation based on demographic, physical, and psychological variables in Korean adults. METHODS: Participants were divided into four groups (combined, aerobic only, resistance only, and...
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The global prevalence of dental healthcare needs and unmet dental needs among adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Ghafari M, Bahadivand-Chegini S, Nadi T, Doosti-Irani A

OBJECTIVES: Access to dental healthcare services is a major determinant of dental health in communities. This meta-analysis was conducted to estimate the global prevalence of dental needs and of unmet...
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Evaluating maternal and child health indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals in 2018: what is Iran's position?

Khatooni E, Akbarzadeh I, Abdalmaleki E, Abdi Z, Ahmadnezhad E

OBJECTIVES: Since many Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were not achieved, countries including Iran—despite achieving some of the MDGs—need regular planning to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This...
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Estimating the medical capacity required to administer mass prophylaxis: a hypothetical outbreak of smallpox virus infection in Korea

Tak S, Lim S, Kim H

OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to estimate the medical surge capacity required for mass prophylaxis based on a hypothetical outbreak of smallpox. METHODS: We performed a simulation using the...
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Effects of living in the same region as one's workplace on the total fertility rate of working women in Korea

Kim YY, Kang HJ, Ha S, Park JH

OBJECTIVES: The lowest-low fertility status of Korea has continued for the past 17 years despite governmental efforts to encourage childbirth. As the number of working women has increased, their residence...
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Effects of adults' health behaviors and combinations thereof on health outcomes: an analysis using National Health Insurance Service of Korea cohort data

Park HJ, Kim EJ

OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to estimate the effects of health-risk behaviors, alone and in combination, on health outcomes. METHODS: This study used sample cohort data provided by the...
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Alcohol-related emergency department visits and income inequality in New York City, USA: an ecological study

Reilly KH, Bartley K, Paone D, Tuazon E

OBJECTIVES: Previous research has found that greater income inequality is related to problematic alcohol use across a variety of geographical areas in the USA and New York City (NYC). Those...
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Family tree database of the National Health Information Database in Korea

Kim YY, Hong HY, Cho KD, Park JH

We constructed the family tree database (DB) by using a new family code system that can logically express interpersonal family relationships and by comparing and complementing health insurance eligibility data...
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Distribution and social determinants of overweight and obesity: a cross-sectional study of non-pregnant adult women from the Malawi Demographic and Health Survey (2015–2016)

Mndala L, Kudale A

OBJECTIVES: Hitherto regarded as a public health issue of well-heeled nations, overweight and obesity have emerged as a problem of concern in developing nations. Although social and demographic factors are...
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Causes and countermeasures for repeated outbreaks of hepatitis A among adults in Korea

Ki M, Son H, Choi BY

The 2019 hepatitis A outbreak has become increasingly prevalent among adults in Korea and is the largest outbreak since that in 2009–2010. The incidence in the current outbreak is highest...
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Epidemiological characteristics of HIV infected Korean: Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study

Choi Y, Choi BY, Kim SM, Kim SI, Kim J, Choi JY, Kim SW, Song JY, Kim YJ, Park DW, Kim HY, Choi HJ, Kee MK, Shin YH, Yoo M

OBJECTIVES: To manage evidence-based diseases, it is important to identify the characteristics of patients in each country. METHODS: The Korea HIV/AIDS Cohort Study seeks to identify the epidemiological characteristics of 1,442...
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Overall health and drinking behavior among pregnant and breastfeeding women in Korea

Kim EG

OBJECTIVES: The study was to conduct a comparative assessment of drinking behaviors and overall health among pregnant and breastfeeding women. METHODS: This study used data collected from the Korean Community Health...
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The relationship between maternal mental health and communication skills in children in Shiraz, Iran

Maharlouei N, Alibeigi H, Rezaianzadeh A, Keshavarz , Raeisi Shahraki H, Nemati H, B. Lankarani K

OBJECTIVES: Child development is a significant issue in global public health, and maternal mental health (MMH) can have a remarkable effect on children's development of communication skills. We aimed to...
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Bilirubin and risk of ischemic heart disease in Korea: a two-sample Mendelian randomization study

Jeon C, Lee JY, Lee SJ, Jung KJ, Kimm H, Jee SH

OBJECTIVES: Bilirubin is an endogenous antioxidant that protects cells against oxidative stress. Increased plasma levels of bilirubin have been associated with a reduced risk of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in...
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Two cases of cholera O1 in South Batinah, Oman, April 2019: lessons learned

Al Mayahi , Al-Shaqsi , Elmutashi , Al-Dhoyani A, Al Hattali A, Salim K, Al Fulaiti IS, Al Subhi M

Cholera represents an ongoing threat to many low-income and middle-income countries, but some cases of cholera even occur in high-income countries. Therefore, to prevent or combat cholera outbreaks, it is...
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