Journal of Health Population and Nutrition

Provides a forum for rapid publication of new findings on issues pertinent to maternal, child and family health and related issues of population and nutrition. The articles in the Journal do not deal primarily with child-survival issues but encompass all age-groups and stages of life, with emphasis on family health and development.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 4, December

Access and Barriers to Immunization in West Bengal, India: Quality Matters
INTRODUCTION The single-most crucial indicator of the success of immunization programme in any economy is probably the overall coverage of all essential vaccines and/or individual vaccines separately among the general population. While many studies...
A Qualitative Exploration of Social Contact Patterns Relevant to Airborne Infectious Diseases in Northwest Bangladesh
INTRODUCTION The South Asian region has a high burden of infectious diseases. These diseases form a leading cause of morbidity and mortality and are responsible for 42% of all disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) in the region (1,2). Socioeconomic,...
Assessing the Validity and Reliability of a Questionnaire on Dietary Fibre-Related Knowledge in a Turkish Student Population
INTRODUCTION Dietary fibre (DF) is deemed to be a key component in a healthful diet (1). DF consumption may be important in the prevention or control of cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, and other health problems (2). There...
Breastfeeding Twins: A Qualitative Study
INTRODUCTION Multiple pregnancies are often associated with prematurity and low-birthweight infants. Premature infants are prone to developing postnatal complications, including recurrent episodes of sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis, and retinopathy...
Comparison of Seafood Consumption in a Group of Italian Mother-Child Pairs
INTRODUCTION Seafood is an important component of healthful human diets since it is a good source of high-quality protein, low in saturated fats and rich in essential nutrients (1), such as iodine, iron, choline, and selenium (2,3). Moreover, seafood...
Dietary Pattern of Schoolgoing Adolescents in Urban Baroda, India
INTRODUCTION The word 'adolescence' is derived from the Latin verb 'adolescere', which means "grow to maturity." Adolescence is a grey area in the spectrum of life falling between childhood and adulthood. It is an age of transition when an individual...
Estimation of Gestational Age, Using Neonatal Anthropometry: A Cross-Sectional Study in India
INTRODUCTION Neonatal survival has improved worldwide, albeit at a slow pace. This is especially true for developing countries which still account for almost all neonatal deaths (99%) in the world (1). Amongst the 193 member states of WHO, for whom...
Factors Associated with Food Insecurity in Households of Public School Students of Salvador City, Bahia, Brazil
INTRODUCTION In accordance with the law of Brazil (LOSAN-11.346/06), Food and Nutrition Security (FNS) is defined as the realization of the right to quality food in sufficient quantity without compromising access to other essential needs, such as...
Identifying Predictors of Childhood Anaemia in North-East India
INTRODUCTION Childhood anaemia is a major public-health concern, with an increasing risk of mortality. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, reports that it is one of the most common diseases due to nutritional deficiency in...
Influence of Protein Intake from Haem and Non-Haem Animals and Plant Origin on Inflammatory Biomarkers among Apparently-Healthy Adults in Greece
INTRODUCTION Protein intake contributes to 15-20% of the total daily energy consumption for adult people, although intake of the proportion of protein subtypes, i.e. haem and non-haem animals, and plants, varies among individuals. The effects of...
Milk and Protein Intake by Pregnant Women Affects Growth of Foetus
INTRODUCTION A developing foetus needs protein to build the cells of its body. The maternal diet supplies all the proteins that a baby needs; so, if the diet of a pregnant woman is deficient, her baby can suffer. The baby grows more rapidly during...
Nutritional Disparities among Women in Urban India
INTRODUCTION India is home to 1.21 billion people (1). Out of them, 377.1 million people (31.2%) live in urban areas (1). India is urbanizing rapidly. Its urban population has increased from 27.8% in 2001 to 31.2% in 2011 and is expected to increase...
Nutritional Outcomes Related to Household Food Insecurity among Mothers in Rural Malaysia
INTRODUCTION Food insecurity, as defined by the Life Sciences Research Office, exists "whenever the availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or the ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways is limited or uncertain"...
Prevalence of Vitamin A Deficiency in South Asia: Causes, Outcomes, and Possible Remedies
INTRODUCTION South Asia constitutes one-fifth of the world's population, and many of the nations have been severely affected by malnutrition. Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) has been established as a major determinant to deleteriously impact the health...
Recurrent Sclerema in a Young Infant Presenting with Severe Sepsis and Severe Pneumonia: An Uncommon but Extremely Life-Threatening Condition
INTRODUCTION Sclerema is defined as diffuse hardening of subcutaneous tissue, which usually spreads very rapidly to underlying structures; the skin in the involved areas cannot be picked up, and the subcutaneous tissue seems bound down to subjacent...
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