World Journal of Public Health

Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017

  • Lipid Profile Analysis of Patients in a Saudi University Clinic

    Yasser Taher Al-Hassan, Eduardo L. Fabella

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 89-95
    Received: Apr. 04, 2017
    Accepted: Apr. 17, 2017
    Published: May 24, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20170203.11
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    Abstract: Dyslipidemia is a risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of mortality in Saudi Arabia. Abnormal lipid levels are asymptomatic but detected by fasting lipid profile analysis. This study sought to determine the patterns of lipid levels of King Faisal University (KFU) clinic patients and to identify any gender, na... Show More
  • A Retrospective Investigation of a Measles Outbreak in a District in North-western Nigeria

    Omole Victoria Nanben, Musa Emmanuel, Audu Onyemocho, Gajere Julius, Peter Elisha

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 96-101
    Received: Apr. 06, 2017
    Accepted: Apr. 26, 2017
    Published: Jun. 08, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20170203.12
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    Abstract: The prevalence of measles has been drastically reduced by well over 70% globally, through vaccination with a proven and potent vaccine. Despite these efforts, children under 5 years of age in many developing countries remain plagued by it’s scourge in recurrent waves of epidemics. This study retrospectively investigated an outbreak of measles by re... Show More
  • An Assessment of Factors Influencing Access to Skilled Delivery in the Sunyani West District in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

    Awuni Prosper Mandela Amaltinga, Ninsawu Nicholas Nakpan, Narh Vanessah, Mary Osei Bonsu, Abrefa Bridget

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 102-110
    Received: Mar. 26, 2017
    Accepted: Apr. 18, 2017
    Published: Jun. 15, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20170203.13
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    Abstract: Maternal morality has long been an Achilles heel for many developing nations due to lack of adequate health care and family planning services, near absence or minimal access to skilled labour and emergency care, pregnancy complications such as haemorrhage and sepsis. With the Millennium Development goals fast approaching, most developing nations ar... Show More
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine Usage Among Patients Attending a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria

    Busari Olusegun Adesola, Gabriel Olusegun Emmanuel, Agboola Segun Matthew, Ajetunmobi Oluwaserimi Adewumi, Adebara Idowu Oluseyi, Elegbede Olayide Toyin

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 111-115
    Received: Jun. 07, 2017
    Accepted: Jul. 06, 2017
    Published: Aug. 02, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20170203.14
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    Abstract: The survey was to determine the frequency of usage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and the factors associated with it among patients attending the general outpatient department of a tertiary care centre in Nigeria. It was carried out also in the Department of Family Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria. It was a c... Show More
  • Eliciting Salient Beliefs About Physical Activity Among Female Adolescent in Saudi Arabia: A Qualitative Study

    Basmah Fehaid Al-Harbi, Manal Fehade Al-Harbi

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 3, September 2017
    Pages: 116-123
    Received: Jul. 09, 2017
    Accepted: Jul. 17, 2017
    Published: Aug. 09, 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20170203.15
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    Abstract: The present study aimed to explore the salient beliefs of female adolescent in Saudi Arabia that may influence their intentions with regards to engagement in physical activity. The three constructs of Theory of Planned Behaviour were used to identify the behavioural, normative and control beliefs that influence the decision to engage in physical ac... Show More