Publications

Path design of supportive environment improvement for sexual and reproductive health of unmarried migrant youths in China

Author/editor: L Zhang et al

Year published: 2016

This paper analyzed the main risks of unmarried migrant youths’sexual and reproductive health; and the role of the supportive environment in the three - stage - service utilization of“demand wake up”,“service utilization”and“service evaluation”. It also discussed path design of health promotion in...

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Preventive effects on birth outcomes: Buffering impact of maternal stress, depression, and anxiety

Author/editor: Feinberg, M, Jones, D, Roettger, M, Hostetler, M, Sakuma, K, Paul, I, Ehrenthal, D

Year published: 2016

Objective Although maternal stress, anxiety, and depression have been linked to negative birth outcomes, few studies have investigated preventive interventions targeting maternal mental health as a means of reducing such problems. This randomized controlled study examines whether Family Foundations...

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Previous induced abortion among young women seeking abortion-related care in Kenya: a cross-sectional analysis

Author/editor: Kabiru, C, Ushie, B, Mutua, M, Izugbara, C

Year published: 2016

Background Unsafe abortion is a leading cause of death among young women aged 10–24 years in sub-Saharan Africa. Although having multiple induced abortions may exacerbate the risk for poor health outcomes, there has been minimal research on young women in this region who have multiple induced...

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Recent mortality trends in China

Author/editor: Zhao, Z, Chen, W, Jin, Y

Year published: 2016

China has experienced a rapid mortality decline in the last six decades. This was especially the case between the early 1950s and the late 1970s when the life expectancy increased at an average speed of 10 years per decade. In the 1980s and 1990s, China’s mortality decline was relatively slow,...

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Shared-time parenting: Evaluating the evidence of risks and benefits to children

Author/editor: Smyth, B, McIntosh, J, Emery, R, Higgs, S

Year published: 2016

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Social patterns and differentials in the fertility transition in the context of HIV/AIDS: Evidence from population surveillance, rural South Africa, 1993 - 2013

Author/editor: Houle, B, Pantazis, A, Kabudula, C, Tollman, S, Clark, S

Year published: 2016

Background Literature is limited on the effects of high prevalence HIV on fertility in the absence of treatment, and the effects of the introduction of sustained access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) on fertility. We summarize fertility patterns in rural northeast South Africa over 21 years during...

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Son preference as a new twist in China’s low fertility

Author/editor: Quanbao Jiang, Ying Li and Jesus J Sanchez-Barricarte

Year published: 2016

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Structural and functional social network attributes moderate the association of self-rated health with mental health in midlife and older adults

Author/editor: Windsor, TD, Rioseco P, Fiori, K, Curtis, R, Booth, H

Year published: 2016

Social relationships are multifaceted, and different social network components can operate via different processes to influence well-being. This study examined associations of social network structure and relationship quality (positive and negative social exchanges) with mental health in midlife...

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The effect of maternal and child early life factors on grade repetition among HIV exposed and unexposed children in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Author/editor: Mitchell, J, Rochat, T, Houle, B, Stein, A, Newell, M, Bland, R

Year published: 2016

Receiving an education is essential for children living in poverty to fulfil their potential. Success in the early years of schooling is important as children who repeat grade one are particularly at risk for future dropout. We examined early life factors associated with grade repetition through...

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The evolving demographic and health transition in four low- and middle-income countries: Evidence from four sites in the INDEPTH Network of Longitudinal Health and Demographic Surveillance Systems

Author/editor: A Bawah, B Houle et al

Year published: 2016

This paper contributes evidence documenting the continued decline in all-cause mortality and changes in the cause of death distribution over time in four developing country populations in Africa and Asia. We present levels and trends in age-specific mortality (all-cause and cause-specific) from...

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