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July-December 2015| Vol 15| Issue 2


From the Editor-in-chief table

You are welcome to the Second Edition of Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences as an Open Access Publication. The current issue of the journal, like the immediate past issue, publishes articles that cov...

Original Article

Challenges of body mass index classification: New criteria for young adult Nigerians

Background: There are evidences to suggest that the World Health Organization (WHO) general cutoff points for body mass index (BMI) may not be the most appropriate for young adults globally irr...

Original Article

Plasma lactate dehydrogenase level as indicator of severe Homozygous sickle cell disease

Background: Homozygous sickle cell disease (SCD) (SS), also called sickle cell anemia (SCA) is the most common SCD in Nigeria. Studies done in the developed world showed that serum lactate dehy...

Original Article

Knowledge, attitude, and practice of voluntary blood donation among residents in a rural local government area in Lagos state: A mixed methods survey

Background: The safest blood is obtained from voluntary, non-remuneration blood donors. Objectives: This study was carried out to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice of volun...

Original Article

Experiences of sexual abuse by adolescent girls in Ife/Ijesa zone, Nigeria

Background: Sexual abuse of adolescent girls is a menace that has been reported globally, and it is increasing at an alarming rate. Objectives: The study assessed experiences of sexua...

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Nigerian Journal of Health Sciences, a publication of College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,Nigeria,and Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Ile-Ife,Nigeria, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Biannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at

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