Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2023

  • Determinants of Childbearing Age Women's Reliance on Skilled Birth in Benin: Secondary Data Analysis Based on the Fifth Demographic and Health SurveyA

    Talon Pascaline Yvonne, Saizonou Zinsou Jacques, Kpozehouen Alphonse, Gaffan Nicolas, Akouta Merveille, Ouendo Edgard-Marius

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 1-11
    Received: Nov. 22, 2022
    Accepted: Dec. 20, 2022
    Published: Jan. 17, 2023
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    Abstract: Recourse to skilled birth attendance is known for contributing to a better outcome of pregnancy and childbirth. The purpose of this study was to examine the determinants of skilled birth attendance in Benin. This was a cross-sectional study that involved performing a secondary analysis using data from the fifth Demographic and Health Survey. The st... Show More
  • Prevalence and Factors Associated with "Zero-Dose" in Children 12 to 23 Months in Togo

    Nyulelen Toyi Mangbassim, Alphonse Kpozehouen, Jacques Zinsou Saizonou, Nicolas Gaffan

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 12-21
    Received: Jan. 04, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 25, 2023
    Published: Feb. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: One of the priorities of the Immunization Agenda 2030 is to identify “zero-dose” children, and to adapt strategies in order to recover them. The study aimed to estimate the prevalence of “zero-dose” in children aged 12-23 months and determine the associated factors in Togo. This was a cross-sectional study which consisted in carrying out secondary ... Show More
  • Malaria Among Pregnant Women in Bossaso City, Somalia: Cross Sectional Study Design

    Abdirahman Jama, Abdulahi Abdiwali, Tesfaye Assebe

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 22-29
    Received: Dec. 04, 2022
    Accepted: Jan. 04, 2023
    Published: Feb. 27, 2023
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    Abstract: Malaria is a protozoan-caused parasitic infection of the genus Plasmodium. Approximately 25 million pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa live at risk of Malaria. This study aims to address the prevalence of Malaria and its associated factors among pregnant women in Bossaso, Somalia. A health institution-based cross-sectional study was conducted amo... Show More
  • Epidemiological, Clinical and Lifestyle Profile of Patients Diagnosed with Oral Cancer in Senegal

    Dieng Amadou, Ndiaye Mouhamadou Makhtar, Faye Ababacar Diegane, Ba Ndeye Dior Fall, Seck Khadim, Diop Gora, Diouf Massamba

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 30-37
    Received: Jan. 08, 2023
    Accepted: Feb. 09, 2023
    Published: Feb. 27, 2023
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    Abstract: Oral cavity cancers (OCC) are malignant tumours that develop from tissues of buccal cavities. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiological, clinical and lifestyle profile of patients diagnosed with OCC in Senegal. A multicentre cross-sectional study of 45 patients was conducted. Patients aged 18 years and older with histologicall... Show More
  • Vitamin D Deficiency Prevalence and Correlates in Patients Attending the Cardiology Clinic in a Tertiary Centre in Southern Nigeria

    Dodiyi-Manuel Sotonye, Ajala Aisha Oluwabunmi

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, February 2023
    Pages: 38-43
    Received: Feb. 03, 2023
    Accepted: Feb. 21, 2023
    Published: Feb. 28, 2023
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    Abstract: Background: Vitamin D is an important vitamin that helps in many bodily functions. Its deficiency has been found to play a role in cardiovascular diseases like hypertension, heart failure, ischemic heart disease etc. 1α, 25-dihydroxyvitamin D, the active metabolite of vitamin D, binds major receptors found in all the major cardiovascular cells incl... Show More