Biomedical Statistics and Informatics

Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020

  • Prevalence of Low Birth Weight and Its Determinants in Bahir Dar City, Amhara Region, North West Ethiopia: Health Facility Based Cross-Sectional Study

    Amare Alamirew Aynie, Tigabu Birhan Kassa, Dagninet Derebe Abie

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 22 August 2019
    Accepted: 21 October 2019
    Published: 6 January 2020
    Abstract: According to EDHS 2016, Low birth weight in Amhara Region was 22.2%. Studies show that low birth weight (LBW) babies are significantly at risk of death, contributing to the high neonatal and infant morbidity and mortality. The poor health outcome of low birth weight can be reduced through quality and comprehensive neonatal care. This study aimed to... Show More
  • Knowledge and Attitude of Health Professionals Towards Clinical Pharmacy Services in Selected Hospitals in West Shoa Zone, Ethiopia

    Esayas Tadesse Gebremariam, Getu Melesie Taye, Diriba Alemayehu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 9-13
    Received: 6 September 2019
    Accepted: 26 October 2019
    Published: 9 January 2020
    Abstract: Clinical pharmacy services are patient oriented services developed to promote the rational use of medicines by maximizing therapeutic effect of medicines in individual patients. The service is at the infant stage in Ethiopia and there is no adequate information about it in the country. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, a... Show More
  • Estimation of Population Based Colorectal Cancer Survival Analysis Using Cox Proportional Hazards Model

    Marafa Haliru Muhammad, Usman Umar

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 14-19
    Received: 20 December 2019
    Accepted: 30 December 2019
    Published: 4 February 2020
    Abstract: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a tumour of the colon and rectum. Most cases of CRC are sporadic; meaning there are no known hereditary (genetic) components, and it develops slowly over several years through adenomatous polyps. Changes in bowel habits, blood in the stool, and anaemia are cardinal symptoms and sings of CRC. In later stages, fatigue, anor... Show More
  • Comparative Study of K-Means, Partitioning Around Medoids, Agglomerative Hierarchical, and DIANA Clustering Algorithms by Using Cancer Datasets

    Md. Bipul Hossen, Md. Rabiul Auwul

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 20-25
    Received: 29 December 2019
    Accepted: 10 January 2020
    Published: 2 March 2020
    Abstract: Clustering plays a particularly fundamental role in exploring data, creating predictions and to overcome the anomalies in the data. Clusters that contain parallel, identical characteristics in a dataset are grouped using reiterative algorithms. As the data in real world is rising day by day so the challenges of perceiving and interpreting the conse... Show More
  • Survival Analysis to Determine the Significant Factors Associated with Birth Interval of Women in Ethiopia: Based on 2011 Ethiopian Demographic and Health Survey Data

    Yenefenta Wube Bayleyegne, Zeytu Gashaw Asfaw

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 1, March 2020
    Pages: 26-38
    Received: 3 August 2019
    Accepted: 31 October 2019
    Published: 14 April 2020
    Abstract: Longer intervals between consecutive births decrease the number of children a woman can have. This results in beneficial effects on population size and on the health status of mothers and children. The general objective of this study was to model the birth intervals of adult women age 15-49 years old in Ethiopia and to identify the variable that af... Show More