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The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review (2019)
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Ahankari, A. S., Wray, J., Jomeen, J., & Hayter, M. (2019). The effectiveness of combined alcohol and sexual risk taking reduction interventions on the sexual behaviour of teenagers and young adults: a systematic review. Public health, 173, 83-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2019.05.023

Objectives: To conduct a systematic review to summarise currently implemented interventions investigating their effectiveness in reducing alcohol use and sexual risk taking behaviour in teenagers and young adults. Study design: Systematic review M... Read More

aDolescents gEnder surVey, rEsponsible coupLes evaluatiOn, and capacity building Project in India (DEVELOP): a study protocol (2019)
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Ahankari, A., Hayter, M., Whitfield, C., Ali, P., Giridhari, S., Tambe, S., …Ovseiko, P. (2019). aDolescents gEnder surVey, rEsponsible coupLes evaluatiOn, and capacity building Project in India (DEVELOP): a study protocol. F1000Research, 8, https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.19521.1

Gender-based violence against women is a serious concern in India. This affects the health and wellbeing of victims and their dependents, such as children. Published evidence has documented a variety of reasons for such violence in Indian societies,... Read More

Risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birth weight in pregnant women living in rural India: a prospective cohort study (2017)
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Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P. R., Dixit, J. V., Tata, L. J., & Fogarty, A. W. (2017). Risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birth weight in pregnant women living in rural India: a prospective cohort study. Public health, 151, 63-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2017.06.023

© 2017 The Royal Society for Public Health Objective The aim of this prospective study was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birth weight (LBW) in pregnant women living in Maharashtra state, India. Study design... Read More

A qualitative study exploring factors influencing clinical decision-making for influenza-like illness in Solapur city, Maharashtra, India (2017)
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Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P. R., Tsang, S., Khan, F., Atre, S., Langley, T., …Bains, M. (2019). A qualitative study exploring factors influencing clinical decision-making for influenza-like illness in Solapur city, Maharashtra, India. Anthropology & medicine, 26(1), 65-86. https://doi.org/10.1080/13648470.2017.1321459

© 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group The co-existence of different types of medical systems (medical pluralism) is a typical feature of India's healthcare system. For conditions such as influenza-like illness (ILI), where no... Read More

Household air pollution and lung function in Indian adults: A cross-sectional study (2017)
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Dave, M., Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P. R., Arokiasamy, P., Uttamacharya, , Khobragade, P., …Fogarty, A. W. (2017). Household air pollution and lung function in Indian adults: A cross-sectional study. The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 21(6), 702-704. https://doi.org/10.5588/ijtld.16.0615

© 2017 The Union. Exposure to air pollution produced by cooking is common in developing countries, and represents a potentially avoidable cause of lung disease. Crosssectional data were collected by the World Health Organization's Study on Global AGE... Read More

An investigation to identify potential risk factors associated with common chronic diseases among the older population in India (2017)
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Ahankari, A., Adaji, E., Myles, P., Adaji, E., Ahankari, A., & Myles, P. (2017). An investigation to identify potential risk factors associated with common chronic diseases among the older population in India. Indian journal of community medicine : official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine, 42(1), 46. https://doi.org/10.4103/0970-0218.199802

© 2017 Indian Journal of Community Medicine. Background: In India, chronic diseases are the leading cause of death and their prevalence has constantly increased over the last decade. Objective: This study aimed to identify risk factors associated wit... Read More

Healthcare benefits linked with Below Poverty Line registration in India: Observations from Maharashtra Anaemia Study (MAS) (2017)
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Ahankari, A., Fogarty, A., Tata, L., & Myles, P. (2017). Healthcare benefits linked with Below Poverty Line registration in India: Observations from Maharashtra Anaemia Study (MAS). F1000Research, 6, 25. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.10556.1

© 2017 Ahankari A et al. A 2015 Lancet paper by Patel et al. on healthcare access in India comprehensively discussed national health programmes where some benefits are linked with the country's Below Poverty Line (BPL) registration scheme. BPL regist... Read More

Factors associated with preterm delivery and low birth weight: a study from rural Maharashtra, India (2017)
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Ahankari, A., Bapat, S., Myles, P., Fogarty, A., & Tata, L. (2017). Factors associated with preterm delivery and low birth weight: a study from rural Maharashtra, India. F1000Research, 6, 72. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.10659.1

© 2017 Ahankari A et al. Background Although preterm delivery and low birth weight (LBW) have been studied in India, findings may not be generalisable to rural areas such as the Marathwada region of Maharashtra state. There is limited information ava... Read More

Proceedings of the inaugural International Summit for Medical Nutrition Education and Research (2016)
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Laur, C., Ball, L., Ahankari, A., Avdagovska, M., Crowley, J., Deen, D., …Ray, S. (2016). Proceedings of the inaugural International Summit for Medical Nutrition Education and Research. Public health, 140, 59-67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.08.023

© 2016 The Royal Society for Public Health Medical Nutrition Education (MNE) has been identified as an area with potential public health impact. Despite countries having distinctive education systems, barriers and facilitators to effective MNE are co... Read More

Prevalence of iron-deficiency anaemia and risk factors in 1010 adolescent girls from rural Maharashtra, India: a cross-sectional survey (2016)
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Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P. R., Fogarty, A. W., Dixit, J. V., & Tata, L. J. (2017). Prevalence of iron-deficiency anaemia and risk factors in 1010 adolescent girls from rural Maharashtra, India: a cross-sectional survey. Public health, 142, 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2016.07.010

© 2016 The Royal Society for Public Health Objective Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is the most common nutritional disorder observed in adolescent girls in India. Our aim was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors associated with IDA in rural... Read More

Comparison of the NBM 200 non-invasive haemoglobin sensor with Sahli's haemometer among adolescent girls in rural India (2016)
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Ahankari, A. S., Dixit, J. V., Fogarty, A. W., Tata, L. J., & Myles, P. R. (2016). Comparison of the NBM 200 non-invasive haemoglobin sensor with Sahli's haemometer among adolescent girls in rural India. BMJ Innovations, 2(4), 144-148. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2016-000139

© 2016, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Objective The study objective was to compare haemoglobin (Hb) measurements between the NBM 200 (non-invasive Hb sensor) and Sahli’s haemometer in adolescent girls in a rural Indian setting. Methods P... Read More

Assessment of a non-invasive haemoglobin sensor NBM 200 among pregnant women in rural India (2016)
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Ahankari, A. S., Fogarty, A. W., Tata, L. J., Dixit, J. V., & Myles, P. R. (2016). Assessment of a non-invasive haemoglobin sensor NBM 200 among pregnant women in rural India. BMJ Innovations, 2(2), 70-77. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjinnov-2015-000085

© 2016, BMJ Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Objective This study aimed to assess a noninvasive haemoglobin (Hb) sensor NBM 200 in pregnant women in a rural Indian setting. Methods The study population consisted of women between 3 and 5 months... Read More

Association of socioeconomic status with sex ratio at live birth in individuals living in the slums of Sholapur city, India (2015)
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Ahankari, A., & Fogarty, A. W. (2015). Association of socioeconomic status with sex ratio at live birth in individuals living in the slums of Sholapur city, India. International journal of medical science and public health, 4(1), 129-133. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2015.1109201428

Background: The existence of female feticide in India is well known. However, limited data are available on the association of socioeconomic status (SES) on sex ratio at live birth in disadvantaged populations, despite the fact that 33% of the popula... Read More

Maternal hemoglobin and birth weight: systematic review and meta-analysis (2015)
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Ahankari, A., & LeonardiBee, J. (2015). Maternal hemoglobin and birth weight: systematic review and meta-analysis. International journal of medical science and public health, 4(4), 435-445. https://doi.org/10.5455/ijmsph.2015.2212201489

A systematic review published in 2000 studied the association between maternal anemia and birth weight; however, some results were inconclusive. A review of randomized control trials and cohort studies published in 2013 concluded that daily prenatal... Read More

Banning of fetal sex determination and changes in sex ratio in India (2015)
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Ahankari, A. S., Myles, P., Tata, L. J., & Fogarty, A. W. (2015). Banning of fetal sex determination and changes in sex ratio in India. The Lancet global health, 3(9), E523-E524. https://doi.org/10.1016/s2214-109x%2815%2900053-4

Sex-specific feticide is considered to be relatively common practice in India, where the male:female sex ratio at livebirth was about 1·10 in 2010–12,1 as opposed to a comparable sex ratio of 1·06 for Asian countries in 2010.2 These changes have occu... Read More

Maternal smoking and the risk of still birth: systematic review and meta-analysis (2015)
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Marufu, T. C., Ahankari, A., Coleman, T., & Lewis, S. (2015). Maternal smoking and the risk of still birth: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC public health, 15(1), 239. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-015-1552-5

BACKGROUND: Smoking in pregnancy is known to be associated with a range of adverse pregnancy outcomes, yet there is a high prevalence of smoking among pregnant women in many countries, and it remains a major public health concern. We have conducted a... Read More

India's progress toward the 5th Millennium Development Goal: A critical review (2014)
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Ahankari, A. (2014). India's progress toward the 5th Millennium Development Goal: A critical review. Indian journal of maternal and child health : official publication of Indian Maternal and Child Health Association, 16(2), 1-11

The 5th millennium development goal is primarily aimed to reduce maternal deaths by 2015. In response, various maternal and child health initiatives are implemented at national level in India.