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Volume 10(3); Jun 2019
Editorial
Topic Modeling
Hae-Wol Cho
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(3):115-116.   Published online June 30, 2019
Original Articles
Factors Affecting Activity Limitation in the Elderly: Data Processed from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2016
Jong-Hoon Moon
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(3):117-122.   Published online June 30, 2019
Objectives

The aim of this study was to compare the sociodemographic characteristics, depression, and the health-related quality of life outcome, among the Korean elderly population, with and without activity limitation.

Methods

The data used was drawn from the raw data of the seventh Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (N = 8,150). There were 1,632 records for individuals aged 65 or older...

Impact of Cardiovascular Disease on Health Insurance Coverage and Healthcare Use under Economic Stress: The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003–2012
Ji Li, Hong Lai, Dong Chen, Shaoguang Chen, Shenghan Lai
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(3):123-136.   Published online June 30, 2019
Objectives

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) has a substantial financial impact on healthcare systems in the US. This study aimed to examine the impact of CVD on health insurance coverage and health service use under economic stress as indicated by the Great Recession in the US (December 2007–June 2009).

Methods

Data of 26,483 adults aged ≥ 20 years from the 2003–2012 National Health and Nutrition...

Multilevel Analysis of Socio-Demographic Disparities in Adulthood Obesity Across the United States Geographic Regions
Baksun Sung, Amin Etemadifar
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(3):137-144.   Published online June 30, 2019
Objectives

The objective of this study was to examine the socio-demographic disparities in obesity among US adults across 130 metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas.

Methods

This study used data from the 2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and Selected Metropolitan/Micropolitan Area Risk Trend of 159,827 US adults aged 18 years and older. Data were analyzed using the multilevel linear regression models.

Results

According to individual...

The Moderating Role of Social Activity on Age Norms and Subjective Health Status of Older Adults: A Two-Stage Cluster Korea National Survey
Myungsuk Choi, Minsung Sohn, Sangsik Moon, Mankyu Choi
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(3):145-151.   Published online June 30, 2019
Objectives

This study aimed to examine how social activity (SA) moderates the relationship between age norms (AN) and subjective health status (SHS) among older adults in Korea. Based on the theories of age-integrated structure and active aging, the proposed hypotheses were that SHS has a positive association with attitudes towards AN, and with the interactions between different types of AN and...

Comparison of Purgative Manna Drop and Phototherapy with Phototherapy Treatment of Neonatal Jaundice: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial
Amirreza Monsef, Fatemeh Eghbalian, Neda Rahimi
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(3):152-157.   Published online June 30, 2019
Objectives

Herbal remedies such as purgative manna are used to treat neonatal jaundice. In this study Bilineaster drop (purgative manna) and phototherapy, and phototherapy treatment alone were compared by assessing phototherapy duration and number of days in hospital.

Methods

There were 150 consecutive term neonates with jaundice, weighting from 2,500 g to 4,000 g enrolled in this randomized double blind clinical trial. The...

Analysis of Women’s Health Online News Articles Using Topic Modeling
Kyoung Won Cho, Shine Young Kim, Young Woon Woo
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(3):158-169.   Published online June 30, 2019
Objectives

This research aimed to understand the popularity of topics in the field of women’s health through analysis of online news articles which were chronologically classified and examined to determine how women’s health and diseases had changed over time.

Methods

Women’s health and disease news articles were collated from a popular news website between 1993 to 2015 and preprocessed using gynecological medical terminology,...

Genetic Variability of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Strains Isolated from Burns Patients
Mehdi Goudarzi, Nobumichi Kobayashi, Ali Hashemi, Maryam Fazeli, Masoumeh Navidinia
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(3):170-176.   Published online June 30, 2019
Objectives

Staphylococcus aureus is a nosocomial pathogen that provides a major challenge in the healthcare environment, especially in burns units where patients are particularly susceptible to infections. In this study, we sought to determine molecular types of S. aureus isolates collected from burns patients, based on staphylococcal protein A and coagulase gene polymorphisms.

Methods

Antibiotic susceptibility testing of 89 S. aureus strains isolated...

Morbidity Profile of Cases Attended Oncology Center of Mansoura University (OCMU), Egypt: A Cross-Sectional Study
Miada M. F. Elmetwaly, Ziad A. Emarah, Abd Elhamied M. Abd Elhamied, Mohamed A. Hegazy, Emily A. Kamel, Adel I. Al-Wehedy
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(3):177-186.   Published online June 30, 2019
Objectives

In Egypt, the National Cancer Registry Program integrates hospital-based data from multiple Egyptian governorates to obtain representative rates. Unfortunately, Dakahlia (one of the largest Egyptian governorates) was not integrated in the National Cancer Registry Program. This research aimed to acquire malignancy rates from the Oncology Center of Mansoura University, which is one of the two oncology centers present in Dakalia...

Data Fitting and Scenario Analysis of Vaccination in the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in Liberia
Zhifu Xie
Osong Public Health Res Perspect. 2019;10(3):187-201.   Published online June 30, 2019
Objectives

This study aimed to extend an epidemiological model (SEIHFR) to analyze epidemic trends, and evaluate intervention efficacy.

Methods

SEIHFR was modified to examine disease transmission dynamics after vaccination for the Ebola outbreak. Using existing data from Liberia, sensitivity analysis of various epidemic scenarios was used to inform the model structure, estimate the basic reproduction number ℜ0 and investigate how the vaccination could...

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