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Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
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Roth, G. A., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., …Murray, C. J. L. (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 1736-1788. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736%2818%2932203-7

Background Global development goals increasingly rely on country-specific estimates for benchmarking a nation's progress. To meet this need, the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study (GBD) 2016 estimated global, regional, nation... Read More about Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
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Murray, C. J. L., Callender, C. S. K. H., Kulikoff, X. R., Srinivasan, V., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., …Lim, S. S. (2018). Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 1995-2051. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736%2818%2932278-5

© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY 4.0 license Background: Population estimates underpin demographic and epidemiological research and are used to track progress on numerous international in... Read More about Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

Validity of self-measured waist and hip circumferences: results from a community study in Malaysia (2013)
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Reidpath, D. D., Cheah, J. C. H., Lam, F., Yasin, S., Soyiri, I., & Allotey, P. (2013). Validity of self-measured waist and hip circumferences: results from a community study in Malaysia. Nutrition Journal, 12(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/1475-2891-12-135

Background: Measures of central adiposity are better predictors of adverse health events than BMI. Nonetheless, BMI is more widely used in health research. One reason for this may be the limited research supporting the self-measurement of waist and h... Read More about Validity of self-measured waist and hip circumferences: results from a community study in Malaysia.

Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers (2013)
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Laar, A. K., Grant, F. E., Addo, Y., Soyiri, I., Nkansah, B., Abugri, J., …Quakyi, I. A. (2013). Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers. BMC research notes, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-6-350

Background: Malaria and HIV infections during pregnancy can individually or jointly unleash or confound pregnancy outcomes. Two of the probable outcomes are fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia. We determined clinical and demographic facto... Read More about Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers.

An overview of health forecasting (2012)
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Soyiri, I. N., & Reidpath, D. D. (2013). An overview of health forecasting. Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine, 18(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12199-012-0294-6

Health forecasting is a novel area of forecasting, and a valuable tool for predicting future health events or situations such as demands for health services and healthcare needs. It facilitates preventive medicine and health care intervention strateg... Read More about An overview of health forecasting.

Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana (2009) (2012)
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Dongdem, J. T., Kampo, S., Soyiri, I. N., Asebga, P. N., Ziem, J. B., & Sagoe, K. (2012). Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana (2009). BMC research notes, 5, https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-5-115

Background: Despite education and availability of drugs and vaccines, hepatitis B virus (HBV) is still the most common severe liver infection in the world accounting for >1 million annual deaths worldwide. Transfusion of infected blood, unprotected s... Read More about Prevalence of hepatitis B virus infection among blood donors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana (2009).

Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001-2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors (2011)
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Soyiri, I. N., Reidpath, D. D., & Sarran, C. (2011). Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001-2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors. PloS one, 6(11), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0027184

Asthma is a condition of significant public health concern associated with morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation. This study identifies key determinants of length of stay (LOS) associated with asthma-related hospital admissions in London, a... Read More about Asthma length of stay in hospitals in London 2001-2006: demographic, diagnostic and temporal factors.

An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana (2006)
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Fobil, J., & Soyiri, I. (2006). An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana. SAHARA-J: Journal of Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS, 3(2), 457-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/17290376.2006.9724872

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa has assumed a dimension raising heartbreaking anxiety among national governments and civil society groups. In Ghana for example, the pandemic is well-documented and has gone beyond a health problem, and now encompasses... Read More about An assessment of government policy response to HIV/AIDS in Ghana.