Science Journal of Public Health

Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2013

  • Health Hazards and the Socioeconomic Status of Female Labour of Tobacco Processing Mills in Kushtia, Bangladesh

    Fahmida Khatun, Kamruzzaman M., Mominul Islam, Shofikul Islam, Hafizur Rahman, Rezaul Karim

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2013
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: Mar. 06, 2013
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    Published: Mar. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: This cross sectional study was conducted to identify prevalence of different disease symptoms, nutritional and socioeconomic status in women workers working in tobacco processing plants. The survey was done on a sample of 240 (Two hundred and forty) female tobacco workers. The study was done by direct participatory observation method. The target pe... Show More
  • Prevalence and Correlates of Multiple Sexual Partnerships among Private College Students in Bahir Dar City, Northwest Ethiopia

    Zelalem Alamrew Anteneh

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2013
    Pages: 9-17
    Received: Mar. 09, 2013
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    Published: Mar. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: Background: Multiple sexual partnership is having two or more sexual partners that overlapped in time; indi-viduals who have concurrent sexual partners increase their risk of HIV infections. The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence and correlates of multiple sexual partnerships among private college students in Bahir dar city. Methods: A c... Show More
  • Institutional Delivery Service Utilization in Woldia, Ethiopia

    Worku Awoke, Jemal Muhammed, Gedefaw Abeje

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2013
    Pages: 18-23
    Received: Mar. 08, 2013
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    Published: Mar. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: Introduction: Institutional delivery service utilization is essential to improve maternal and child health. However, little is known about institutional delivery service utilization in Woldia, Ethiopia. This study was aimed at assessing institu-tional delivery service utilization. Methods: Community based cross sectional study was done on 478. Cens... Show More
  • Nutritional Status and Associated Factors Among Adult HIV/AIDS Clients in Felege Hiwot Referral Hospital, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

    Molla Daniel, Fekadu Mazengia, Dereje Birhanu

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2013
    Pages: 24-31
    Received: Mar. 11, 2013
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    Published: Mar. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: Background: HIV/AIDS and malnutrition effects are interrelated and exacerbate one another in a vicious cycle. HIV specifically affects nutritional status by increasing energy requirements, reducing food intake, and adversely affecting nutrient absorption and metabolism. In Ethiopia since its detection, has claimed lives of millions. Even in the era... Show More
  • The Innovative Tuscan Health System. a Focus on Hospitals’ Organization

    Caterina Di Costanzo

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2013
    Pages: 32-38
    Received: Mar. 28, 2013
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    Published: Mar. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: The aim of this paper is to explore the recent legal interventions affecting the hospitals’ organization in Tuscany.Within the health system of the Tuscany Region, the hospitals’ setting has been developed in the last deca-desthrough two main directions: the efficient organization of flows of care and the grounding of the right to health in a relat... Show More
  • Application of Artificial Neural Network and Binary Logistic Regression in Detection of Diabetes Status

    Azizur Rahman, Karimon Nesha, Mariam Akter, Md. Sheikh Giash Uddin

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2013
    Pages: 39-43
    Received: Mar. 29, 2013
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    Published: Mar. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: Various methods can be applied to build predictive models for the clinical data with binary outcome variables. This research aims to compare and explore the process of constructing common predictive models. Models based on an artificial neural network (the multilayer perceptron) and binary logistic regression were applied and compared in their abil... Show More
  • Computed Tomography Scan Radiation Overdose: a Case Discussion of Recurrent Neurocardiogenic Syncope Underwent to 112 Brain Computed Tomography Scans in Three Years

    Behçet Al, Suleyman Ercan, Suat Zengin, Vedat Davutoglu, Hasan Kiliç, Remzi Yigiter

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, March 2013
    Pages: 47-50
    Received: Apr. 04, 2013
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    Published: Mar. 10, 2013
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    Abstract: A 32-year-old female patient who was diagnosed with mixed type neurocardiogenic syncope and used to have epileptic seizures 4-6 times per day, admitted to emergency rooms with headache, dizziness, syncope, and post-ictal syndromes, and was exposed to high doses of radiation will be discussed in this study together with radiation overdose. Despite h... Show More