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Cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccine acceptability among rural and urban women in Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Objective To determine cervical cancer screening coverage and the knowledge, attitudes and barriers toward screening tests among women in rural and urban areas of Tanzania, as well as explore howExpand
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Factors associated with prenatal folic acid and iron supplementation among 21,889 pregnant women in Northern Tanzania: A cross-sectional hospital-based study
BackgroundFolate and iron deficiency during pregnancy are risk factors for anaemia, preterm delivery, and low birth weight, and may contribute to poor neonatal health and increased maternalExpand
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Caesarean section among referred and self-referred birthing women: a cohort study from a tertiary hospital, northeastern Tanzania
BackgroundThe inequity in emergency obstetric care access in Tanzania is unsatisfactory. Despite an existing national obstetric referral system, many birthing women bypass referring facilities and goExpand
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Sociodemographic characteristics and perinatal mortality among singletons in North East Tanzania: a registry-based study
Objectives: Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest known perinatal mortality rates in the World, but few studies have assessed the importance of parental sociodemographic characteristics on perinatalExpand
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Birthweight, preterm birth and perinatal mortality: a comparison of black babies in Tanzania and the USA
Objectives. Adverse conditions in Africa produce some of the highest rates of infant mortality in the world. Fetal growth restriction and preterm delivery are commonly regarded as major pathwaysExpand
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PEG1/MEST and IGF2 DNA methylation in CIN and in cervical cancer
IntroductionAlthough most invasive cervical cancer (ICC) harbor <20 human papillomavirus (HPV) genotypes, use of HPV screening to predict ICC from HPV has low specificity, resulting in multiple andExpand
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Trends in cesarean section rates at a large East African referral hospital from 2005-2010
Between 2005 to 2010 in a Tanzanian referral hospital, the Cesarean section rate ranged from 29.9% to 35.5%. The leading indication was previous Cesarean.
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Maternal HIV status and pregnancy outcomes in northeastern Tanzania: a registry‐based study
Objectives  The proportion of women delivering with known HIV status in sub‐Saharan Africa is not well described. Risk of HIV transmission to newborns is a major concern, but there may also beExpand
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Associations between Methylation of Paternally Expressed Gene 3 (PEG3), Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia and Invasive Cervical Cancer
Cytology-based screening for invasive cervical cancer (ICC) lacks sensitivity and specificity to discriminate between cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) likely to persist or progress from casesExpand
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Distribution of HPV genotypes in cervical intraepithelial lesions and cervical cancer in Tanzanian women
BackgroundInfection with human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with uterine cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and invasive cancers (ICC). Approximately 80% of ICC cases are diagnosed inExpand
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