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Prevalence and determinants of stunting and wasting among public primary school children in Gondar town, northwest, Ethiopia

Undernutrition among school age children has an impact on their health, cognition, and educational achievement. Therefore, this study aimed to assess the prevalence and associated factors of stunting and wasting among school age children in Gondar town, northwest, Ethiopia. An institution-based cross-sectional study was done among school children aged 6–14 years. Data on socio...

Reference intervals of routine clinical chemistry parameters among apparently healthy young adults in Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia

has constructed the study area map. Author Contributions Data curation: Molla Abebe. Formal analysis: Molla Abebe. Conceptualization: Molla Abebe, Mulugeta Melku, Bamlaku Enawgaw, Wubet Birhan ... , Betelihem Terefe, Habtamu Wondifraw Baynes. Funding acquisition: Molla Abebe, Mulugeta Melku, Bamlaku Enawgaw, Wubet Birhan, Tekalign Deressa, Betelihem Terefe, Habtamu Wondifraw Baynes. Investigation

Anemia severity among children aged 6–59 months in Gondar town, Ethiopia: a community-based cross-sectional study

Anemia is a public health problem affecting both developed and developing countries. Childhood anemia is associated with serious consequences including growth retardation, impaired motor and cognitive development, and increased morbidity and mortality. Hence, this study aimed at assessing the prevalence and factors associated with severity of anemia among children aged 6–59...

Proportion and predictors of transfusion-transmissible infections among blood donors in North Shewa Zone, Central North Ethiopia

, Betelihem Terefe, Mulugeta Melku. Data curation: Tekalign Deressa, Wubet Birhan, Bamlaku Enawgaw, Molla Abebe, Habtamu Wondiferaw Baynes, Mekuria Desta, Betelihem Terefe, Mulugeta Melku. Formal analysis ... : Tekalign Deressa, Wubet Birhan, Bamlaku Enawgaw, Molla Abebe, Habtamu Wondiferaw Baynes, Mekuria Desta, Betelihem Terefe, Mulugeta Melku. Funding acquisition: Tekalign Deressa, Wubet Birhan, Bamlaku Enawgaw

High Prevalence of Undernutrition among Children in Gondar Town, Northwest Ethiopia: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study

Sciences, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Gondar, P.O. Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia Correspondence should be addressed to Mulugeta Melku; moc.liamg@uklem.ategulum Received 22 July 2017 ... deviationUNICEF:United Nations Children’s FundWAZ:Weight-for-AgeWHO:World Health OrganizationWHZ:Weight-for-Height.Data Access Data will be available upon request from the corresponding author. Disclosure Mulugeta Melku

Prevalence of anemia and associated factors among school children in Gondar town public primary schools, northwest Ethiopia: A school-based cross-sectional study

Contributions Conceptualization: Zegeye Getaneh, Zegeye Abebe, Fikir Asrie, Mulugeta Melku. Data curation: Zegeye Getaneh, Bamlaku Enawgaw, Getabalew Engidaye, Masresha Seyoum, Muruts Berhane, Zegeye Abebe ... , Fikir Asrie, Mulugeta Melku. Formal analysis: Zegeye Getaneh, Zegeye Abebe, Mulugeta Melku. Funding acquisition: Zegeye Getaneh, Bamlaku Enawgaw, Getabalew Engidaye, Masresha Seyoum, Muruts Berhane

Transfusion-transmissible viral infections among blood donors at the North Gondar district blood bank, northwest Ethiopia: A three year retrospective study

Background Transfusion-transmissible viral infections, such as hepatitis C virus (HCV), hepatitis B virus (HBV), and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), remain a major public health problem in developing countries. The prevalence of these viral infections among blood donors may reflect the burden of these diseases among populations. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess...

Magnitude of Anemia in Geriatric Population Visiting Outpatient Department at the University of Gondar Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: Implication for Community-Based Screening

Health Sciences, University of Gondar, Gondar, Ethiopia Correspondence should be addressed to Mulugeta Melku; moc.liamg@uklem.ategulum Received 26 July 2017; Accepted 16 December 2017; Published 8 ... January 2018 Academic Editor: Fulvio Lauretani Copyright © 2018 Mulugeta Melku et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted

Magnitude of cytopenias among HIV‑infected children in Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia: a comparison of HAART-naïve and HAART‑experienced children

Magnitude of cytopenias among HIV‑infected children in Bahir Dar, northwest Ethiopia: a comparison of HAART-naïve and HAART‑experienced children Yakob Gebregziabher Tsegay,1,* Agerie Tadele,2 Zelalem Addis,3 Agersew Alemu,4 Mulugeta Melku2,* 1Bahir Dar Regional Health Research Laboratory Center, Bahir Dar, 2Department of Hematology and Immunohematology, 3Department of Medical...

Schistosoma mansoni and soil-transmitted helminths among preschool-aged children in Chuahit, Dembia district, Northwest Ethiopia: prevalence, intensity of infection and associated risk factors

Intestinal schistosomiasis and soil-transmitted helminthiasis are the major public health problems globally. Compared with any other age group, pre-school aged children and school-aged children are the most exposed. There are few studies showing the burden of intestinal schistosomiasis, and soil-transmitted helminthiasis among pre-school aged children in Ethiopia. Hence, this...

Magnitude of HIV and syphilis seroprevalence among pregnant women in Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

Magnitude of HIV and syphilis seroprevalence among pregnant women in Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study Mulugeta Melku,1 Asmarie Kebede,2 Zelalem Addis3 1Department of Hematology and

Prevalence and Predictors of Maternal Anemia during Pregnancy in Gondar, Northwest Ethiopia: An Institutional Based Cross-Sectional Study

 Maggio Copyright © 2014 Mulugeta Melku et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in ... and indices takes place have to be conducted. Conflict of Interests The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper. Authors’ Contribution Mulugeta