Central European Journal of Public Health

Provides articles on all aspects of public health.

Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, March

Adolescent Obesity and Associated Cardiovascular Risk Factors of Rural and Urban Life (Eskisehir, Turkey)
SUMMARYIntroduction: The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of obesity and to compare the associated risk factors between the adolescent children living in rural and urban areas.Materials: This cross-sectional study conducted among...
Adolescents' Drinking and Drunkenness More Likely in One-Parent Families and Due to Poor Communication with Mother
SUMMARYObjectives: Alcohol use is a relatively common behaviour, particularly among adolescents, and has become a major public health concern. This study explores the associations between family composition, the quality of adolescents' communication...
Breastfeeding and Time of Complementary Food Introduction as Predictors of Obesity in Children
SUMMARYAlthough obesity is a multifactorial disorder caused by various behavioural, genetic and environmental influences, early life factors affecting certain critical periods during childhood (prenatal period, adiposity rebound period at 3-5 years and...
Ebola Virus Disease: Temperature Checks for Travelers?/response to Letter to the Editor
Mohamed Farouk Allam1,21 Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain2 Department of Community, Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo,...
Educational Inequalities in Self-Rated Health: Whether Post-Socialist Estonia and Russia Are Performing Better Than 'Scandinavian' Finland
SUMMARYAim: The aim of the study is to analyse relationship between self-rated health (SRH) and education in post-socialist countries (Estonia and Russia) and in Finland, a Scandinavian country.Methods: Data from the 5th wave of the European Social Survey...
Growth of Czech Breastfed Infants in Comparison with the World Health Organization Standards
SUMMARYGrowth references are important for paediatric health monitoring. It is critical to understand differences in growth interpretation and potential consequences when using available growth references. This study compares the growth of Czech breastfed...
Healthcare System Financing and Profits: All That Glitters Is Not Gold
SUMMARYThe objective of this paper is an analysis of two main attributes of healthcare systems. First of the main attributes is the trend of ever growing expenditures of healthcare systems all across the world. Second attribute is the efficiency of chosen...
Immigrant Status as Important Determinant of Breastfeeding Practice in Southern Europe
SUMMARYAim: Breastfeeding is universally accepted as the optimal way to nourish infants. There is evidence that socio-demographic factors, including immigrant status, are related to infant feeding practices. The aim of the present study was to identify...
Most Types of Cancer Not Due to 'Bad Luck' Iarc Responds to Scientific Article Claiming That Environmental and Lifestyle Factors Account for Less Than One Third of Cancers
Lyon, France, 13 January 2015: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization's specialized cancer agency, strongly disagrees with the conclusion of a scientific report on the causes of human cancer published in...
Norovirus Infection in Belarus: Occurrence and Molecular Epidemiology
SUMMARYThe objective of the study is to analyze molecular epidemiologic surveillance for norovirus infection in Belarus over the past five years (2009-2013). Laboratory diagnostics was carried out by RT-PCR in 684 patients. Two regions of norovirus genome,...
Prevalence of Hypertension and Pre-Hypertension in 13-17 Year Old Adolescents Living in Mthatha - South Africa: A Cross-Sectional Study
SUMMARYBackground: Hypertension is one of the most common risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), yet not much effort is being invested in early diagnosis and control of the condition in susceptible children. The aim of this study was to investigate...
Prevention of Taxi Accidents in Xi'an, China: What Matters Most?
SUMMARYObjectives: Since the city of Xi'an has been extremely concerned with the serious problem of taxi involved crashes, injuries and fatalities, the primary purpose of this study is to identify the risk factors associated with the magnitude and nature...
Self-Perceived Health in the Czech Population: Recent Evidence
SUMMARYThis article considers developing trends in self-perceptions of health among the Czech population. Its conclusions are based on data from the European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) conducted from 2005-2011. The data...
Seroprevalence and Risk Factors of Syphilis among Hiv/aids Patients in Istanbul, Turkey
SUMMARYObjective: Data on syphilis seroprevalence among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients are unavailable in Turkey although they have common transmission routes. Our study is oriented towards the assessment...
Spatiotemporal Analysis of Ambient Air Pollution Exposure and Respiratory Infections Cases in Beijing
SUMMARYBackground: Ambient air pollutants (PM^sub 25^) are components of persistent haze in Beijing during the autumn and winter seasons.Materials: We collected hourly PM^sub 2.5^ monitoring data for 35 days from 35 sites in Beijing during 2012. We also...
Territorial Differences in Infant Mortality in Latvia in the First Decade of the Third Millennium
SUMMARYObjective: Infant and child mortality are some of the most substantial indicators of country welfare. Infant mortality (IM) in Latvia is constantly the highest among 25 Member States of the European Union. Since the regaining of independence in...
The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Neonatal Hearing Screening in Greece
Keywords: neonatal, hearing, screening, universal, deafness, otoacoustic emissions, cost-effectivenessThe principal goal of TEOAE (transient-evoked otoacoustic emissions) based heating screening programme is to identify healing impairment present at...
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