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  1. Defining and Measuring Vulnerability in Young People.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(3):193 (2015) PMID 26170545 PMCID PMC4478662

    Adolescents and youth, together addressed as "young people", form the future building blocks of any society. They being most energetic and dynamic, tend to get involved in high-risk behaviors making themselves susceptible to criminal offences, accidents, physical injuries, emotional trauma, and ...
  2. The Knowledge and Uptake of Travel Vaccine Among Medical Doctors in a Tertiary Health Institution in Plateau State, North Central Nigeria.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(3):177 (2015) PMID 26170542 PMCID PMC4478659

    Travelers play a significant role in the spread of infectious diseases across international borders, through their travel patterns and behaviors. Travel maybe the only risk factor for infectious diseases that are well controlled in the travelers' country of residence, particularly vaccine-preven...
  3. Serological, Clinical, and Epidemiological Profile of Human Brucellosis in Rural India.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(3):163 (2015) PMID 26170539 PMCID PMC4478656

    Brucellosis is an important but neglected zoonotic disease in India. Due to frequent animal contact, high prevalence of this disease, though expected in rural population, has not been much studied. The study was carried out to determine serological, clinical, and epidemiological profile includin...
  4. HIV-Risk Behavior Among the Male Migrant Factory Workers in a North Indian City.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(2):108 (2015) PMID 25861172 PMCID PMC4389497

    Male migrants act as a bridge for transmitting infection from core risk groups to general population and hence this group becomes essential for the HIV control program. Migrant workers constitute a large proportion of workforce in India and HIV/AIDS epidemic in them would cause huge economic los...
  5. Dengue Fever outbreak in delhi, north India: a clinico-epidemiological study.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(2):135 (2015) PMID 25861176 PMCID PMC4389501

    Dengue viruses, single-stranded positive polarity ribonucleic acid (RNA) viruses of the family Flaviviridae, are the most common cause of arboviral disease in the world. We report a clinico-epidemiological study of the dengue fever outbreak of 2010 from a tertiary care hospital in Delhi, North I...
  6. The unprecedented role of computers in improvement and transformation of public health: an emerging priority.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(1):8 (2015) PMID 25657506 PMCID PMC4317987

  7. An Epidemiological Study of Child Marriages in a Rural Community of Gujarat.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(4):246 (2015) PMID 26435597 PMCID PMC4581144

    India has the maximum number of child marriages (CMs; < 18 years) because of the size of its population, and in 47% of all marriages the bride is a child. Children who are married at young age are exposed to multiple risks pertaining to their physical, mental, and social health. (i) To estimate ...
  8. Three Sides of a Coin in the Life of People Living with HIV (PLWH).

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(4):233 (2015) PMID 26435595 PMCID PMC4581142

    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a global epidemic, a major challenge as a health care problem of modern times. As the survival of life increases from the time of an HIV-positive diagnosis, growing concern for the quality of the life has been exten...
  9. Risk Factors and Hospitalization Costs of Dementia Patients: Examining Race and Gender Variations.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(4):258 (2015) PMID 26435599 PMCID PMC4581146

    To examine the variation in risk factors and hospitalization costs among four elderly dementia cohorts by race and gender. The 2008 Tennessee Hospital Discharged database was examined. The prevalence, risk factors and cost of inpatient care of dementia were examined for individuals aged 65 years...
  10. Prevalence and association of physical activity with obesity: an urban, community-based, cross-sectional study.

    Indian Journal of Community Medicine 40(2):103 (2015) PMID 25861171 PMCID PMC4389496

    To study levels of physical activity and various measures of obesity and their association in an urban population. Cross sectional. One thousand and forty-seven individuals between the ages 25-64 years systematically sampled from a community-based population database were contacted through a hou...