Abla Mehio Sibai

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Health priorities in middle to low income countries, such as Lebanon, have traditionally been assumed to follow those of a "typical" developing country, with a focus on the young and on communicable diseases. This study was carried out to quantify the magnitude of communicable and non-communicable disease mortality and to examine mortality(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the completeness of data on death certificates over the past 25 years in Beirut, Lebanon, and to examine factors associated with the absence of certifiers' signatures and the non-reporting of the underlying cause of death. METHODS A systematic 20% sample comprising 2607 death certificates covering the 1974, 1984, 1994, 1997 and 1998(More)
Certification of death is the foundation for monitoring mortality patterns and documenting the leading causes of death, with the results being used to inform health policies and improve prevention strategies. It has been vital to our understanding of the demographic transition. Despite efforts made by the United Nations, the International Institute for(More)
During the past three decades, fast declines in fertility and mortality in Lebanon have created a compressed demographic transition, a growing trend towards survival into later life, and a larger proportion of elderly people in the population. Projections show that people aged 65 years and over are expected to constitute 10.2% of the population by 2025.(More)
BACKGROUND Adolescent violence is a significant public health problem. The primary objective of this study is to assess the prevalence and correlates of violent behavior among adolescent students in Lebanon. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted among a representative sample of 827 secondary students enrolled in public and private schools in(More)
BACKGROUND In the Arab world, intervention and policy response to non-communicable diseases (NCD) has been weak despite extensive epidemiological evidence highlighting the alarmingly increased prevalence of chronic diseases. Generating genetic information is one key component to promote efficient disease management strategies. This study undertook a scoping(More)
OBJECTIVE Countries in transition are characterized generally by poor statistical infrastructures and a dearth of vital information. In this study we use offspring data to examine mortality trends in married older men and women through a multipurpose household survey conducted in 2002 in the suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon. The country had been ravaged by war(More)
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