The European Journal of Public Health Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)

Journal description

The European Journal of Public Health is a multidisciplinary journal aimed at attracting contributions from epidemiology health services research management ethics and law health economics social sciences and enviromental health.

Current impact factor: 2.59

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.591
2013 Impact Factor 2.459
2012 Impact Factor 2.516
2011 Impact Factor 2.728
2010 Impact Factor 2.267
2009 Impact Factor 2.313
2008 Impact Factor 2.176
2007 Impact Factor 1.91
2006 Impact Factor 1.481
2005 Impact Factor 1.118
2004 Impact Factor 1.051
2003 Impact Factor 1.281
2002 Impact Factor 0.624
2001 Impact Factor 1.152
2000 Impact Factor 1.165
1999 Impact Factor 1

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.81
Cited half-life 5.70
Immediacy index 0.53
Eigenfactor 0.01
Article influence 0.97
Website The European Journal of Public Health website
Other titles European journal of public health (Online)
ISSN 1101-1262
OCLC 45043567
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

  • Juan Merlo · Shai Mulinari ·

    The European Journal of Public Health 11/2015; DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckv209
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    ABSTRACT: Background: To evaluate whether the relationship between socio-economic environment and obesity and physical inactivity in children can be explained by household socio-economic position and area facilities. Methods: Two indicators of the socio-economic context of neighbourhood of residence based on wealth and deprivation were estimated in a sample of 727 children and adolescents residents in Madrid (Spain). Multilevel logit models were used to calculate the relationship between each indicator and obesity and physical inactivity. Results: After adjusting for household socio-economic position, obesity prevalence was 3.79 times higher among subjects living in deprived areas than among those living in non-deprived areas (CI: 1.95-7.34), and 2.38 higher among subjects living in less wealthy areas than in those living in wealthier areas (CI: 0.85-6.65). Adjustment for the availability of retail shops in subjects' neighbourhood of residence failed to change the magnitude of the association. Neither neighbourhood socio-economic context nor availability of sports facilities was related to physical inactivity. Conclusion: In the city of Madrid, socio-economic context of neighbourhood of residence shows an inverse relationship with obesity but not with physical inactivity among children. The relationship observed with obesity is not explained by the availability of area facilities.
    The European Journal of Public Health 11/2015; DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckv215
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    ABSTRACT: Background: In Italy and Spain the number of migrants has strongly increased in the last 20 years, now representing over 8% of the population. The objective of this study is to compare health self-perception and access to health services between migrants and native people in these countries during the recent economic crisis that particularly affected vulnerable groups. Methods: Data from the Italian and Spanish 2007 and 2011 EUSILC surveys (European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions) were used (n=40,000 in Italy and n=28,000 in Spain). Health access and self-perception were analysed in natives and migrants coming from countries with a low Human Development Index (< 0.85). The comparison of risks to have bad or very bad health self-perception and unmet need for medical examination or treatment (UNMET) because of economic reasons was carried out using a logistic model (adjusting factors: gender and age). Results: In Italy and Spain the health status self-perception among migrants did not change significantly and the risk of perceiving a bad or very bad health status was not different from native populations. UNMET increased among migrants both in Spain (from 3 to 4%) and in Italy (from 5 to 9%), being significantly higher than natives in Italy in 2007 (OR=2.0;95%C.I.:1.5-2.6) and 2012 (OR=2.4;95%C.I.:2.0-3.0), in Spain only in 2007 (OR=2.0; 95%C.I.:1.4-2.8), since here UNMET among natives increased from 1.5 to 5.4% (2007-2012). Conclusions: This collaborative study allowed relevant evidences about the health conditions of migrants in South European countries. The findings suggest the importance of implementing programmes to enhance access to health care in general and not only among migrants, especially during critical phases. Main messages: Proven that financial crises affect the access to health services among vulnerable groups, targeted measures should be adopted to avoid the lack of healthcare provision due to economic reasons.
    The European Journal of Public Health 10/2015; 25(Suppl 3):161. DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckv175.161

  • The European Journal of Public Health 10/2015; 25((supplement 3)). DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckv176.018

  • The European Journal of Public Health 10/2015; 25(Supplement 3).

  • The European Journal of Public Health 10/2015; 25(5). DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckv130
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Binge drinking in adolescents is a serious problem that has been recognised for over a generation. On average 61% of students in the European region had consumed alcohol in the last 30 days and 43% had participated in binge drinking in the same period. This article investigates the prevalence of adolescent binge drinking and the factors associated with this prevalence in urban areas of Greater Manchester. Methods: Data were obtained from the youth survey of the European Urban Health Indicator System 2 project. Study participants were school students aged 14-16 from the urban areas of Greater Manchester. The main outcome measures were adolescent binge drinking prevalence in Greater Manchester and the socio-demographic factors influencing it. Results: Greater Manchester had an adolescent binge drinking prevalence of 49.8%. Individual factors associated with increased prevalence of binge drinking were: age, substance use, school performance and early initiation of drinking (all significant at χ(2), P < 0.05). Peer factors associated with increased prevalence of binge drinking were spending evenings with friends, keeping in touch with friends, having a good relationship with peers and self-reported bullying behaviours (all significant at χ(2), P < 0.05). Family support lowered the prevalence of adolescent binge drinking. Conduct problems, family affluence and perceived local crime increased the prevalence of adolescent binge drinking. Conclusions: Binge drinking is highly prevalent in Greater Manchester adolescents. Various individual, peer-related, family-related and community-related factors were associated with this problem. Any attempt to tackle the prevalence of adolescent binge drinking must take into account all of these factors.
    The European Journal of Public Health 10/2015; DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckv115
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Annually, 100 people die as a result of residential fires in Sweden and almost a third of the fatal fires are known to be caused by smoking. In an attempt to reduce the occurrence of these events, reduced ignition propensity (RIP) cigarettes have been developed. They are designed to reduce the risk of fire by preventing the cigarette from burning through the full length when left unattended. In November 2011, a ban was introduced, forbidding the production and sale of all non-RIP cigarettes in all member states of the European Union, including Sweden. Methods: Monthly data on all recorded residential fires and associated fatalities in Sweden from January 2000 to December 2013 were analyzed using an interrupted time series design. The effect of the intervention [in relative risk (RR)] was quantified using generalised additive models for location, shape and scale. Results: There were no statistically significant intervention effects on residential fires (RR 0.95 [95% CI: 0.89-1.01]), fatal residential fires (RR 0.99 [95% CI: 0.80-1.23]), residential fires where smoking was a known cause (RR 1.10 [95% CI: 0.95-1.28]) or fatal residential fires where smoking was a known cause (RR 0.92 [95% CI: 0.63-1.35]). Conclusion: No evidence of an effect of the ban on all non-RIP cigarettes on the risk of residential fires in Sweden was found. The results may not be generalisable to other countries.
    The European Journal of Public Health 10/2015; DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckv180

  • The European Journal of Public Health 09/2015; 25(-):1-2. DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckv160
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    ABSTRACT: Background: Equitable access to health care is a goal subscribed to in many European economies. But while a growing body of literature studies socioeconomic inequalities in health service use, relatively little is still known about inequalities in medicine consumption. Against this background, this study investigates the (socioeconomic) determinants of medicine use in the Austrian context. Methods: Multivariate logistic regressions were estimated based on the European Health Interview Survey, including representative information of the Austrian population above age 25 (n = 13 291) for 2006/2007. As dependent variables, we used prescribed and non-prescribed medicine consumption as well as prescribed polypharmacy. Socioeconomic status was operationalized by employment status, education and net equivalent income. Health indicators (self-assessed health, chronic conditions), demographic characteristics (age, sex) and outpatient visits were included as control variables. Results: Socioeconomic status revealed opposing utilization patterns: while individuals with higher education and income were more likely to consume non-prescribed medicines, the less educated were more likely to take prescribed medicines. Lower socioeconomic groups also showed a higher likelihood for prescribed polypharmacy. For the consumption of both medicine types, the main socioeconomic determinant was high income. In an additional analysis, lower socioeconomic groups were found to more likely report prescription purposes as the main reason for consulting a practitioner. Conclusion: These results point to different behavioural responses to ill health, not least determined by institutional incentives in the Austrian health care system.
    The European Journal of Public Health 08/2015; 25(4):597-603. DOI:10.1093/eurpub/cku179

  • The European Journal of Public Health 08/2015; 25(4):748-750. DOI:10.1093/eurpub/ckv135