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Prevalence and determinants of hypertension in Abia State Nigeria: results from the Abia State Non-Communicable Diseases and Cardiovascular Risk Factors Survey.
OBJECTIVE Hypertension is the most common non-communicable disease and risk factor for heart failure, stroke, chronic kidney disease and ischemic heart disease in sub-Saharan Africa. FewExpand
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Determinants of breastfeeding pattern among nursing mothers in Anambra State, Nigeria.
OBJECTIVES The practice of optimal breastfeeding including exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is still rare among nursing mothers despite numerous benefits of breastfeeding.Expand
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Public Health Implication Of Household Solid Waste Management In Awka South East Nigeria.
Background: Solid waste management remains one of the major challenges of urbanization faced by developing countries. The sanitary state of an area is largely influenced by the waste handlingExpand
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Reaching the underserved: Active tuberculosis case finding in urban slums in southeastern Nigeria.
BACKGROUND Nigeria ranks 10th among 22 high TB burden countries with low TB case detection that relies on passive case finding. Although there is increasing body of evidence that active case findingExpand
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Cardiovascular risk factors and non-communicable diseases in Abia state, Nigeria: report of a community-based survey
Background : There is limited population based data on the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and non-communicable diseases in Nigeria, and Abia state in particular. Aims : The purpose of thisExpand
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Blood Pressure Gradients and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Urban and Rural Populations in Abia State South Eastern Nigeria Using the WHO STEPwise Approach
Background Developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) face a double burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and communicable diseases. As high blood pressure (BP) is a common globalExpand
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Does intensified case finding increase tuberculosis case notification among children in resource-poor settings? A report from Nigeria
Objective/Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Passive case detection in national TB programmes is associated with low case notification,Expand
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Adherence to antiretroviral therapy among people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome in a tertiary health facility in South Eastern Nigeria
Introduction: This study was carried out among people living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART) in a tertiaryExpand
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Sources of sex information and its effects on sexual practices among in-school female adolescents in Osisioma Ngwa LGA, south east Nigeria.
INTRODUCTION Prevalence of adolescent sexual activity is on the increase globally, resulting in increased risk of adverse reproductive health outcomes among them. Sources of sex information are keyExpand
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Perception of quality of maternal healthcare services among women utilising antenatal services in selected primary health facilities in Anambra State, Southeast Nigeria
Background: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study aimed at assessing antenatal care service attendees’ perception of quality of maternal healthcare (MHC) services in Anambra State, southeastExpand
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