BMC Women's Health
BackgroundViolence against women is a major public health problem that affects the physical, sexual, mental, and social wellbeing of more than one third of all women globally. Violence against women in Ethiopia is widely acknowledged to be of great concern from human rights, economic and health perspective. The aim of this study was to assess the p...
BMC Pulmonary Medicine
BackgroundChronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is combination of progressive lung diseases. The diagnosis of COPD is generally based on the pulmonary function testing, however, difficulties underlie in prognosis of smokers or early stage of COPD patients due to the complexity and heterogeneity of the pathogenesis. Computational analyses of ...
Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources
In the Midway Sunset Oil Field in Central California, operators inject steam into the shallow diatomite formation to enhance heavy oil recovery through imbibition, wettability alteration, and viscosity reduction, among other mechanisms. The injected steam, however, does not always remain in the reservoir or return through the wells. In two zones in...
Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice
For dichotomous or ordinal dependent variables, logistic regression models as one of the generalized linear models have been intensively applied in several fields. We proposed a more powerful performance of logistic regression model analysis when a modified extreme ranked set sampling (modified ERSS) is used and further improved the performance whe...
Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
Population growth rate indicates the proportional rate of settlement expansion and landscape modification in any river basin. The Mahanadi River basin (MRB), which is a densely populated, cropland and forest-dominated landscape, is selected as a case study area for studying the nature of built-up expansion and the corresponding land cover modificat...
BMC Infectious Diseases
BackgroundDiarrhoea remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in children under 5 years in sub-Saharan Africa. Of the three East African countries, Uganda has the worst mortality rate in children
Arabian Journal of Geosciences
The analysis of stability of slopes is a classical problem for geotechnical engineers. In practice, many methods are available for the desired purpose, from basic kinematic analysis to two- and three-dimensional limit equilibrium analyses and numerical modeling with various user-friendly softwares. However, additional techniques are also required t...
Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
Cut marks exposed to a short period of trampling were easily differentiated from trampling marks. Here, through the combined use of cross-validated logistic regression, mixed-effect regression models and computer vision deep learning methods, we approach the timing and modification rate of the microscopic variables that characterize cut marks. This...
Open Life Sciences
Objective Periodontal disease (PD) is viewed today as multifactorial problems initiated and sustained by bacteria but significantly modified by the body’s response to bacterial plaque. Recent studies have suggested that gene polymorphisms could be involved in the pathophysiology of periodontitis. This study aimed to investigate a possible correlati...
Environmental Earth Sciences
At the outlet of steep catchments, depositional processes ranging from stream flow to debris flow usually lead to alluvial fan development. Apart from geological and tectonic factors controlling basin sediment availability, several authors highlighted the control role of basin/fan morphometry on fan sedimentary processes. In this framework, the pap...