International Journal of Epidemiologic Research (IJER, eISSN: 2383-4366) is a multidisciplinary quarterly journal concerned with all aspects of epidemiology that publishes Original Articles, Review Articles, Meta-analyses, Editorials, Letters to Editors, and Brief Communications related to all aspects of Epidemiology such as Environmental, Genetic, Molecular Epidemiology, and so on. High-quality research papers or reviews dealing with any dimension of epidemiology are welcome. Papers can be observational, experimental, and qualitative.

      This journal succeeded to receive the national scientific-research grade (rank) from “Iran's Committee of Medical Sciences Journals” in 2015. The journal has a distinguished Editorial Board with extensive academic qualifications, ensuring that the journal maintains high scientific standards and has broad international coverage. The journal peer-reviews papers up to two weeks after submission and publishes accepted articles online immediately upon receiving the final versions. Our fast and efficient reviewing process is our strength, based on which the International Journal of Epidemiologic Research provides the authors with a comprehensive peer review process, during which the following measures are taken to bring in a robust and straightforward review:

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Original Article
Nucleus Accumbens Fractional Anisotropy and Children’s Body Mass Index: Moderating Role of Race and Family Income

Shervin Assari

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 54-60

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2022.10

Abstract
  Background and aims: The nucleus accumbens (NAcc) functional and morphometric features may influence children’s body mass index (BMI). Recent evidence, however, suggests that the function and structure of the NAcc may have different predictive abilities for the BMI for the sub-groups of children ...  Read More

Original Article
Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Towards COVID-19 in Iran: A Population-Based Study

Samaneh Torkian; Vahid Khosravi; Reza Etesami; Zahra Jaafari; Mohammad Ali Morowatisharifabad; Ali Ahmadi; Narges Khanjani

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 61-68

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2022.11

Abstract
  Background and aims: The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has far been the biggest global health threat of the 21st century. Protective measures are still one of the most effective methods for controlling COVID-19. Practicing hygiene and control measures are largely influenced by knowledge and attitude ...  Read More

Original Article
Changing Pattern of Mortality in First and Second COVID-19 Waves: A Comparative Study From Kerala, India

Manu Mathews; Ramesan K; Harikrishnan Mohan; Simi Kurian; Farha Ahmed Payyanil Karlath; Binoo Divakaran; Balakrishnan Valliot; Sudeep K

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 69-74

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2022.12

Abstract
  Background and aims: India has seen a two-wave pattern of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections. The comparative characteristics of these two waves remain largely unknown. Changing trends in the demographic and clinical characteristics of the deceased COVID-19 patients in these two waves helped ...  Read More

Original Article
Investigation of Poisoning Prevalence and its Related Factors in Patients Referred to Farsan’s Hospital During 2018-2019, Iran

Majid Kabiri; Seyede Mahboobe Hosseini; Farshid Veisi; Seifollah Mortezaei; Ali Ahmadi; Zeinab Agashteh; Setare Fazel

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 75-79

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2022.13

Abstract
  Background and aims: Poisoning is one of the main medical emergencies that is divided into intentional and unintentional types. According to previous records on poisoning attributed to Farsan’s hospital, Iran, the current study focused on investigating its prevalence, type, and poisonous agent. Methods: ...  Read More

Original Article
The Role of Age Groups in Improving Life Expectancy of Iran During 1976-2016

Mohammad Sasanipour

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 80-85

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2022.14

Abstract
  Background and aims: At least, during the last half-century, the mortality rate in Iran has decreased significantly, and life expectancy at birth has increased. To better understand the mechanisms of improving the health situation in Iran, this study sought to examine the contribution of age groups in ...  Read More

Original Article
Assessment of the Effect of Nutrition Education Based on BASNEF Model on Decreasing Blood Lipid Profile

Soheila Samieipour; Elahe Tavassoli; Fatemeh Aliakbari; Homamodin Javadzade; Mahnoush Reisi; Fariba Fathollahi Dehkordi; Leili Rabiei

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 86-91

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2022.15

Abstract
  Background and aims: Dyslipidemia is one of the major causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD); however, it can be prevented and controlled via observing and adherence to a diet. This study aimed at determining the effect of nutrition education based on BASNEF model on decreasing blood lipid profile. Methods: ...  Read More

Brief Communication
Association of Severe Outcomes With Underlying Diseases Among Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study

Pegah Mohaghegh; Mohammad Eslami; Farzane Ahmadi; Masoomeh Sofian; Rasool Karimi

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 92-96

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2022.16

Abstract
  Predicting the outcomes of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) with comorbidities has been an interesting subject of study in the field of medicine. This study aimed to compare the clinical characteristics, radiologic features, and severe outcomes of COVID-19 among hospitalized COVID-19 patients with ...  Read More

Letter to the editor
Is There a Need to Assess the Health Status of School-Age Students When Reopening Schools Following the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Sajad Bagherian; Simin Nafian; Julien S Baker

Volume 9, Issue 2 , May 2022, Pages 97-98

http://dx.doi.org/10.34172/ijer.2022.17

Abstract
  Physical activity is a broad term that encompasses all human motion at home, school, the workplace, and the community. As indicated in the Bangkok Declaration of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH), physical activity benefits both individuals and society, contributing to ...  Read More

Environmental Health
Removal of lead ions from industrial wastewater: A review of Removal methods

Mohsen Arbabi; Sara Hemati; Masoud Amiri

Volume 2, Issue 2 , April 2015, , Pages 105-109

Abstract
  Background and aims: The removing of (potential) toxic heavy metal ions from sewage, especially in industrial and mining waste effluents, has been widely studied in recent years. The aim of present study was to investigate the various methods for lead removal of lead ions from industrial wastewater. ...  Read More

Epidemiology
Prevalence of internet addiction among university students in Ilam: a cross-sectional study

Ataollah Hashemian; Ashraf Direkvand-Moghadam; Ali Delpisheh; Azadeh Direkvand-Moghadam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2014, , Pages 9-15

Abstract
  Background and aims: Internet addiction is one of the problems emerged with the development of technology. Considering the potential negative effects of internet addiction on health, the present study aimed to determine the prevalence of internet addiction in university students in Ilam, west of Iran, ...  Read More

Women's Health
The global trend of infertility: an original review and meta-analysis

Ashraf Direkvand-Moghadam; Kourosh Sayehmiri; Ali Delpisheh; Azadeh Direkvand-Moghadam

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2014, , Pages 35-43

Abstract
  Background and aims: Infertility is one of the most important conditions in reproductive system and there is no reliable estimates for global prevalence of infertility. Therefore, knowing the prevalence of infertility is important and can be effective in decision making. Methods: We systematically reviewed ...  Read More

Environmental Health
Removal of copper ions Cu (II) from industrial wastewater: A review of removal methods

Mohsen Arbabi; Nazila Golshani

Volume 3, Issue 3 , September 2016, , Pages 283-293

Abstract
  Background and aims: Nowadays heavy metals are the environmental priority pollutants and are becoming as the most serious environmental problems. In recent years removing those from diverse industrial effluents and metal cleaning have been studied. The aim of the present study was to investigate the ...  Read More

Epidemiology
Prevalence of major coronary heart disease risk factors in Iran

Ali Ahmadi; Mahmoud Mobasheri; Hamid Soori

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2014, , Pages 3-8

Abstract
  Background and aims: Coronary heart diseases (CHDs) contribute to mortality, morbidity, disability, productivity and quality of life. This study was aimed to determine the prevalence of major risk factors for CHD in the provinces of Iran. Methods: This study reported pre-existing data and was of secondary, ...  Read More

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