Saifuddin Ahmed

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Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Maternal deaths averted by contraceptive use: an analysis of 172 countries
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 380:111-25. 2012
  2. pmc Reliability of the Marlowe-Crowne social desirability scale in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, and Uganda
    Alexander Vu
    International Emergency and Public Health Fellowship Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:162. 2011
  3. pmc Measuring maternal mortality: an overview of opportunities and options for developing countries
    W J Graham
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Med 6:12. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Social and economic consequences of obstetric fistula: life changed forever?
    S Ahmed
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S10-5. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Simultaneity in the use of maternal-child health care and contraceptives: evidence from developing countries
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Demography 39:75-93. 2002
  6. pmc Effects of domestic violence on perinatal and early-childhood mortality: evidence from north India
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1423-8. 2006
  7. pmc Maternal mortality estimation at the subnational level: a model-based method with an application to Bangladesh
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 89:12-21. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Effect of skin barrier therapy on neonatal mortality rates in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomized, controlled, clinical trial
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Department of International Health E8153, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pediatrics 121:522-9. 2008
  9. pmc Effectiveness of home-based management of newborn infections by community health workers in rural Bangladesh
    Abdullah H Baqui
    International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:304-10. 2009
  10. pmc Evaluation of a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a package of community-based maternal and newborn interventions in Mirzapur, Bangladesh
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e9696. 2010

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  1. doi request reprint Maternal deaths averted by contraceptive use: an analysis of 172 countries
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 380:111-25. 2012
    ..We aimed to estimate the effect of contraceptive use on maternal mortality and the expected reduction in maternal mortality if the unmet need for contraception were met, at country, regional, and world levels...
  2. pmc Reliability of the Marlowe-Crowne social desirability scale in Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, and Uganda
    Alexander Vu
    International Emergency and Public Health Fellowship Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 11:162. 2011
    ..This study aimed to apply the MC-SDS nested in an HIV behavioral intervention program and to measure its reliability in four African countries...
  3. pmc Measuring maternal mortality: an overview of opportunities and options for developing countries
    W J Graham
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Aberdeen, UK
    BMC Med 6:12. 2008
    ..This has been stimulated in part by the creation of a Millennium Development Goal that will be judged partly on the basis of reductions in maternal mortality by 2015...
  4. ncbi request reprint Social and economic consequences of obstetric fistula: life changed forever?
    S Ahmed
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 99:S10-5. 2007
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Simultaneity in the use of maternal-child health care and contraceptives: evidence from developing countries
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Demography 39:75-93. 2002
    ....
  6. pmc Effects of domestic violence on perinatal and early-childhood mortality: evidence from north India
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:1423-8. 2006
    ..We examined the effect of physical violence during pregnancy on perinatal and early-childhood mortality...
  7. pmc Maternal mortality estimation at the subnational level: a model-based method with an application to Bangladesh
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 89:12-21. 2011
    ..To provide a model-based method of estimating maternal mortality at the subnational level and illustrate its use in estimating maternal mortality rates (MMrates) and maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) in all 64 districts of Bangladesh...
  8. doi request reprint Effect of skin barrier therapy on neonatal mortality rates in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomized, controlled, clinical trial
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Department of International Health E8153, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pediatrics 121:522-9. 2008
    ..Topical application of emollients that augment skin barrier function was evaluated as a strategy for improving survival rates among hospitalized preterm infants in Bangladesh...
  9. pmc Effectiveness of home-based management of newborn infections by community health workers in rural Bangladesh
    Abdullah H Baqui
    International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:304-10. 2009
    ..Infections account for about half of neonatal deaths in low-resource settings. Limited evidence supports home-based treatment of newborn infections by community health workers (CHW)...
  10. pmc Evaluation of a cluster-randomized controlled trial of a package of community-based maternal and newborn interventions in Mirzapur, Bangladesh
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e9696. 2010
    ..To evaluate a delivery strategy for newborn interventions in rural Bangladesh...
  11. pmc Impact of an integrated nutrition and health programme on neonatal mortality in rural northern India
    Abdullahh Baqui
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 86:796-804, A. 2008
    ..To assess the impact of the newborn health component of a large-scale community-based integrated nutrition and health programme...
  12. pmc Impact of 4.0% chlorhexidine cleansing of the umbilical cord on mortality and omphalitis among newborns of Sylhet, Bangladesh: design of a community-based cluster randomized trial
    Luke C Mullany
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Pediatr 9:67. 2009
    ..A previous trial in Nepal indicated that umbilical cord cleansing with 4.0% chlorhexidine could substantially reduce mortality and omphalitis risk, but policy changes await additional community-based data...
  13. pmc Effect of timing of first postnatal care home visit on neonatal mortality in Bangladesh: a observational cohort study
    Abdullah H Baqui
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 339:b2826. 2009
    ..To assess the effect of the timing of first postnatal home visit by community health workers on neonatal mortality...
  14. pmc Nosocomial sepsis risk score for preterm infants in low-resource settings
    Rebecca E Rosenberg
    Department of International Health, International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Trop Pediatr 56:82-9. 2010
    ..70, sensitivity of 77.1%, and PPV of 64.9%. Our clinical sepsis score is the first bedside clinical screen exclusively for hospitalized, very premature neonates in a low-resource setting, and warrants external validation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of topical emollient treatment of preterm neonates in Bangladesh on invasion of pathogens into the bloodstream
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Pediatr Res 61:588-93. 2007
    ..e. skin flora blocked from entry into blood) compared with the control group. Topical therapy with SSO reduced the passage of pathogens from the skin surface into the bloodstream of preterm infants...
  16. pmc Community-based validation of assessment of newborn illnesses by trained community health workers in Sylhet district of Bangladesh
    Abdullah H Baqui
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 14:1448-56. 2009
    ..To validate trained community health workers' recognition of signs and symptoms of newborn illnesses and classification of illnesses using a clinical algorithm during routine home visits in rural Bangladesh...
  17. doi request reprint Effect of community-based behaviour change management on neonatal mortality in Shivgarh, Uttar Pradesh, India: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Vishwajeet Kumar
    International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 372:1151-62. 2008
    ..We developed an intervention of behaviour change management, with a focus on prevention of hypothermia, aimed at modifying practices and reducing neonatal mortality...
  18. pmc Validation of community health workers' assessment of neonatal illness in rural Bangladesh
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 87:12-9. 2009
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  19. pmc Determining gestational age in a low-resource setting: validity of last menstrual period
    Rebecca E Rosenberg
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Health Popul Nutr 27:332-8. 2009
    ..Additional prospective trials are warranted to examine LMP against antenatal ultrasound for primary assessment of neonatal gestational age in other low-resource settings...
  20. pmc Impact of maternal depressive symptoms on growth of preschool- and school-aged children
    Pamela J Surkan
    Social and Behavioral Interventions Program, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Room E5523, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    Pediatrics 130:e847-55. 2012
    ..The aim of our study was to examine whether maternal depressive symptoms at 9 months postpartum adversely affect growth in preschool- and school-aged children...
  21. doi request reprint Simplified age-weight mortality risk classification for very low birth weight infants in low-resource settings
    Rebecca E Rosenberg
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Pediatr 153:519-24. 2008
    ..To identify a valid neonatal mortality risk prediction score feasible for use in developing countries...
  22. pmc Population-based incidence and etiology of community-acquired neonatal bacteremia in Mirzapur, Bangladesh: an observational study
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Infect Dis 200:906-15. 2009
    ..To devise treatment strategies for neonatal infections, the population-level incidence and antibiotic susceptibility of pathogens must be defined...
  23. pmc Cost-effectiveness of skin-barrier-enhancing emollients among preterm infants in Bangladesh
    Amnesty Lefevre
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States of America
    Bull World Health Organ 88:104-12. 2010
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  24. pmc Domestic violence and early childhood mortality in rural India: evidence from prospective data
    Michael A Koenig
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 39:825-33. 2010
    ..To investigate the relationship between domestic violence and perinatal, neonatal and infant mortality in rural India using prospective data...
  25. doi request reprint Can mothers recognize neonatal illness correctly? Comparison of maternal report and assessment by community health workers in rural Bangladesh
    Y Choi
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 15:743-53. 2010
    ..To validate maternal recognition of neonatal illnesses at home compared to assessment by community health workers (CHWs) during routine household surveillance for neonatal illness in rural Bangladesh...
  26. doi request reprint State school policies and youth obesity
    Jenna Riis
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:S111-8. 2012
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  27. pmc Effect of knowledge of community health workers on essential newborn health care: a study from rural India
    Praween K Agrawal
    International Planned Parenthood Federation South Asia Regional Office IPPF SARO, New Delhi, India
    Health Policy Plan 27:115-26. 2012
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  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of topical treatment with skin barrier-enhancing emollients on nosocomial infections in preterm infants in Bangladesh: a randomised controlled trial
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Lancet 365:1039-45. 2005
    ..Our aim was to ascertain whether topical application of emollients to enhance skin barrier function would prevent nosocomial infections in this population...
  29. doi request reprint Risk factors for sclerema neonatorum in preterm neonates in Bangladesh
    Amna Zeb
    Department of International Health, International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:435-8. 2009
    ..This study presents a retrospective analysis of risk factors for sclerema neonatorum in preterm neonates in Bangladesh...
  30. ncbi request reprint Does service accessibility reduce socioeconomic differentials in maternity care seeking? Evidence from rural Bangladesh
    M Hafizur Rahman
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 40:19-33. 2008
    ..Services need to be made accessible to reduce the inequality in maternity care seeking between rich and poor, empowered and non-empowered...
  31. ncbi request reprint NGO facilitation of a government community-based maternal and neonatal health programme in rural India: improvements in equity
    Abdullah H Baqui
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Suite E 8138, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Health Policy Plan 23:234-43. 2008
    ..Programmes need to identify and address barriers to universal coverage and care utilization, particularly in the poorest segments of the population...
  32. doi request reprint Effect of community-based newborn-care intervention package implemented through two service-delivery strategies in Sylhet district, Bangladesh: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Abdullah H Baqui
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Lancet 371:1936-44. 2008
    ..Therefore the project for advancing the health of newborns and mothers (Projahnmo) implemented a community-based intervention package through government and non-government organisation infrastructures to reduce neonatal mortality...
  33. doi request reprint Three methods of estimating births averted nationally by contraception
    Li Liu
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Popul Stud (Camb) 62:191-210. 2008
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  34. pmc Economic status, education and empowerment: implications for maternal health service utilization in developing countries
    Saifuddin Ahmed
    Population, Family and Reproductive Health Department, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e11190. 2010
    ..The objective of this paper is to examine the relationship between women's economic, educational and empowerment status, introduced as the 3Es, and maternal health service utilization in developing countries...
  35. ncbi request reprint Women's status and domestic violence in rural Bangladesh: individual- and community-level effects
    Michael A Koenig
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Demography 40:269-88. 2003
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  36. doi request reprint Is there a healthy foreign born effect for childhood obesity in the United States?
    Nan Li
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:310-23. 2011
    ..Having a foreign born mother is not protective of early childhood obesity. A focus on health of women prior to conception and on women's and infants' health in the perinatal period are key to addressing childhood obesity...
  37. pmc Individual and contextual determinants of domestic violence in North India
    Michael A Koenig
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, 615 N Wolfe St, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:132-8. 2006
    ..We examined individual- and community-level influences on domestic violence in Uttar Pradesh, North India...
  38. ncbi request reprint Contraceptive discontinuation and failure and subsequent abortion in Romania: 1994-99
    Andreea A Creanga
    Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 38:23-34. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that high rates of contraceptive discontinuation and failure contributed significantly to the widespread reliance on induced abortion among Romanian women during this period...
  39. pmc Unwanted fertility among the poor: an inequity?
    Duff Gillespie
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 85:100-7. 2007
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  40. pmc Effect of zinc supplementation started during diarrhoea on morbidity and mortality in Bangladeshi children: community randomised trial
    Abdullah H Baqui
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heath, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    BMJ 325:1059. 2002
    ..To evaluate the effect on morbidity and mortality of providing daily zinc for 14 days to children with diarrhoea...
  41. doi request reprint Effect of antenatal zinc supplementation on impetigo in infants in Bangladesh
    Gary L Darmstadt
    International Center for Advancing Neonatal Health, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 31:407-9. 2012
    ....
  42. pmc Differences in young people's reports of sexual behaviors according to interview methodology: a randomized trial in India
    - Jaya
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:169-74. 2008
    ..We sought to determine which of the interview methods leads to higher reporting of sexual behaviors among economically disadvantaged 15-19-year-olds in urban India...
  43. pmc Potential gains in reproductive-aged life expectancy by eliminating maternal mortality: a demographic bonus of achieving MDG 5
    Vladimir Canudas-Romo
    Max Planck Odense Center, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e86694. 2014
    ..Our goal was to estimate the increase in RALE in developed countries over the twentieth century and the hypothetical gains in African countries today by eliminating maternal mortality...
  44. doi request reprint Sexual coercion among adolescent women in Rakai, Uganda: does family structure matter?
    Nanlesta A Pilgrim
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Interpers Violence 28:1289-313. 2013
    ..Understanding the family dynamics underlying the risk and protective effects of a given household structure might highlight new ways in which to prevent sexual coercion...
  45. doi request reprint Correlates of unintended birth among low-income Hispanic immigrants at high risk for depression
    Anna L Christensen
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:478-86. 2011
    ..They suggest that interventions should target young women, women who have achieved their desired family size, and very recent immigrants...
  46. doi request reprint Feasibility of satellite image-based sampling for a health survey among urban townships of Lusaka, Zambia
    Sara A Lowther
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Trop Med Int Health 14:70-8. 2009
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  47. doi request reprint Adolescent physical activities as predictors of young adult weight
    David Menschik
    Preventive Medicine Residency, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:29-33. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between increased physical activity in adolescence and adult weight status...
  48. pmc Association of secondhand smoke exposure with nicotine dependence among Black smokers
    Shondelle M Wilson-Frederick
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Addict Behav 36:412-5. 2011
    ..SHS exposure may occur in various settings, including the living space, workplace, and other social environments. This study examines the association between exposure to SHS and nicotine dependence among current smokers...
  49. ncbi request reprint Topically applied sunflower seed oil prevents invasive bacterial infections in preterm infants in Egypt: a randomized, controlled clinical trial
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:719-25. 2004
    ....
  50. pmc Association between lifestyle factors and CpG island methylation in a cancer-free population
    Mariana Brait
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:2984-91. 2009
    ..It is important to reveal the molecular changes related to risk factors that could facilitate early detection, prevention, and overall control of cancer...
  51. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence and contraceptive adoption in Uttar Pradesh, India
    Rob Stephenson
    Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Stud Fam Plann 37:75-86. 2006
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  52. pmc Trends in use of referral hospital services for care of sick newborns in a community-based intervention in Tangail District, Bangladesh
    Sanwarul Bari
    ICDDR, B, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:519-29. 2006
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  53. ncbi request reprint Domestic violence and symptoms of gynecologic morbidity among women in North India
    Rob Stephenson
    Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Int Fam Plan Perspect 32:201-8. 2006
    ....