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July-December 2016| Vol 16| Issue 2


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Populations can be divided by several demographic features. Their health problems also differ by these demographic features. One poorly studied population in Nigeria is the elderly. In this issue of...

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Pattern and prevalence of underweight, overweight and obesity among market women in South-West Nigeria

Background: Abnormal body mass index (BMI) is known to result in serious health consequences. Objective: The present study aimed at determining the pattern and prevalence of underweig...

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Functional disability and associated factors in two samples of elderly Nigerians

Background: The increasing number of elderly persons and their attendant functional disability have implication on public health programmes in developing countries. However, there is limited ...

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Influence of sociocultural norms on classroom behaviour of dental students in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Background: Sociocultural norms influence everyday behaviour and social interactions. These norms may influence behaviour and interactions between students and lecturers in the classroom.

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Oral health practices and oral hygiene status of undergraduate students at Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Background: Good oral hygiene is necessary for optimal oral health and sound systemic health. Oral hygiene practices of undergraduates in various disciplines are well documented, but little i...

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