Tefera Mekonnen

Tefera Mekonnen

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Tefera Mekonnen is a Public Health professional. He worked at Wollo and Wolaita Sodo Universities as a lecturer for about a decade in Ethiopia.  Now he is a Ph.D. student in Nutritional Epidemiology at the University of Adelaide. His research interest focuses on diet-related chronic respiratory diseases with the application of advanced statistics using big data sources. 

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Mekonnen, T. C., Melaku, Y. A., Shi, Z., & Gill, T. K. (2024). Ultra-processed food consumption and risk of chronic respiratory diseases mortality among adults: evidence from a prospective cohort study. European Journal of Nutrition, 16 pages.
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    2023 Dinku, A. M., Mekonnen, T. C., & Adilu, G. S. (2023). Urban food systems: Factors associated with food insecurity in the urban settings evidence from Dessie and Combolcha cities, north-central Ethiopia. Heliyon, 9(3), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 Europe PMC1
    2023 Tadesse, S. E., Mekonnen, T. C., Dewau, R., Zerga, A. A., Kebede, N., Feleke, Y. W., & Muche, A. (2023). Urban-rural disparity in stunting among Ethiopian children aged 6–59 months old: A multivariate decomposition analysis of 2019 Mini-EDHS. PLoS ONE, 18(4 April), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Yalew, M., Getachew, S., Mohammed, K., Hankarso, H., Bayile, A., Asmamaw, S. D., . . . Derseh, L. (2023). Individual and contextual-level factors associated with iron-folic acid supplement intake during pregnancy in Ethiopia: a multi-level analysis. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 23(1), 9 pages.
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    2023 Teshale, A. B., Amare, T., & Mekonnen, T. C. (2023). Exploring spatial variations and the individual and contextual factors of uptake of measles-containing second dose vaccine among children aged 24 to 35 months in Ethiopia. PLOS ONE, 18(1), 15 pages.
    DOI Europe PMC4
    2023 Hussein, K., Mekonnen, T. C., Hussien, F. M., Alene, T. D., & Abebe, M. S. (2023). School Feeding and Nutritional Status of Students in Dubti District, Afar, Northeast Ethiopia: Cross-Sectional. PEDIATRIC HEALTH MEDICINE AND THERAPEUTICS, 14, 217-230.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2022 Belete, S., Kebede, N., Chane, T., Melese, W., & Tadesse, S. E. (2022). Optimal complementary feeding practices and associated factors among mothers having children 6 to 23 months, south WOLLO zone, Dessie ZURIA, Ethiopia. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC NURSING-NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN & FAMILIES, 67, E106-E112.
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    2022 Mekonnen, T. C., Tadesse, S. E., Dawed, Y. A., Cherie, N., Abebe, H., Shumye, G., . . . Hussien, A. (2022). The role of nutrition-sensitive agriculture combined with behavioral interventions in childhood growth in Ethiopia: An adequacy evaluation study. Health Science Reports, 5(2), 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1 Europe PMC2
    2022 Belayneh, M., Mekonnen, T. C., Tadesse, S. E., Amsalu, E. T., & Tadese, F. (2022). Sleeping duration, physical activity, alcohol drinking and other risk factors as potential attributes of metabolic syndrome in adults in Ethiopia: A hospital-based cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE, 17(8 August), 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC1
    2022 Tadesse, S. E., Zerga, A. A., Mekonnen, T. C., Tadesse, A. W., Hussien, F. M., Feleke, Y. W., . . . Ayele, F. Y. (2022). Burden and Determinants of Anemia among Under-Five Children in Africa: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Anemia, 2022, 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3 Europe PMC4
    2022 Dawed, A., Mekonnen, T. C., Genetu, M., Tadesse, S. E., Dewau, R., Muche, A., . . . Gill, T. K. (2022). Comparing the validity of anthropometric measurements in identifying malnutrition status of older age people in Borena district, North Central Ethiopia: a cross_sectional study.. BMC Geriatrics, 22(1), 776.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1 Europe PMC2
    2021 Dewau, R., Mekonnen, T. C., Tadesse, S. E., Muche, A., Bogale, G. G., & Tadesse Amsalu, E. (2021). Knowledge and practice of clients on preventive measures of COVID-19 pandemic among governmental health facilities in South Wollo, Ethiopia: A facility-based cross-sectional study. PLOS ONE, 16(3), e0247639.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC4
    2021 Yimer, D. S., Adem, O. S., Arefayene, M., Chanie, T., & Endalifer, M. L. (2021). Exclusive breastfeeding practice and its associated factors among children aged 6-23 months in Woldia Town, Northwest Ethiopia. AFRICAN HEALTH SCIENCES, 21(4), 1877-1886.
    DOI Europe PMC1
    2021 Reda, S., Gebrehiwot, M., Lingerew, M., Keleb, A., Mekonnen, T. C., Wagaye, B., . . . Adane, M. (2021). Occupational blood exposure beyond needle stick injuries: hospital-based cross-sectional study among healthcare workers in governmental hospitals of Northern Ethiopia. BMC Health Services Research, 21(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS4 Europe PMC3
    2021 Dewau, R., Angaw, D. A., Kassa, G. M., Dagnew, B., Yeshaw, Y., Muche, A., . . . Ayele, T. A. (2021). Urban-rural disparities in institutional delivery among women in East Africa: A decomposition analysis. PLoS ONE, 16(7 July), 19 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC4
    2021 Mekonnen, T., Bhandari, R., & Ramayya, V. (2021). Modeling, Analysis and Optimization of Grid-Integrated and Islanded Solar PV Systems for the Ethiopian Residential Sector: Considering an Emerging Utility Tariff Plan for 2021 and Beyond. ENERGIES, 14(11), 24 pages.
    DOI WoS15
    2021 Amsalu, E. T., Kefale, B., Muche, A., Fentaw, Z., Dewau, R., Chanie, M. G., . . . Mekonnen, T. C. (2021). The effects of ANC follow up on essential newborn care practices in east Africa: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS3 Europe PMC6
    2021 Mulu Birru, G., Eshete Tadesse, S., Hassen Abate, K., Mekonnen, T. C., & Genetu Chane, M. (2021). Malnutrition in School-Going Adolescents in Dessie Town, South Wollo, Ethiopia. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2021, 8 pages.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS3
    2021 Hussien, F. M., Mebratu, W., Ahmed, A. Y., Mekonnen, T. C., Hassen, A. M., Asfaw, Z. A., . . . Abate, K. H. (2021). Performance of individual dietary diversity score to identify malnutrition among patients living with HIV in Ethiopia. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS2 Europe PMC3
    2021 Bhattacharjee, N. V., Schaeffer, L. E., Bhandari, D., Hay, S. I., Local Burden of Disease Exclusive Breastfeeding Collaborators., & Olagunju, A. (2021). Mapping inequalities in exclusive breastfeeding in low- and middle-income countries, 2000-2018. Nature Human Behaviour, 5(8), 1027-1045.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS16 Europe PMC15
    2020 Tadesse, S. E., & Mekonnen, T. C. (2020). Prevalence and Associated Factors of Stunting Among Children Aged 6-59 Months in Delanta District; North East Ethiopia. NUTRITION AND DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS, 12, 41-48.
    DOI WoS3
    2020 Tadesse, S. E., Mekonnen, T. C., & Adane, M. (2020). Priorities for intervention of childhood stunting in northeastern Ethiopia: A matched case-control study. PLOS ONE, 15(9), 13 pages.
    DOI WoS3 Europe PMC5
    2020 Dinku, A. M., Mekonnen, T. C., & Adilu, G. S. (2020). Child dietary diversity and food (in)security as a potential correlate of child anthropometric indices in the context of urban food system in the cases of north-central Ethiopia. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 39(1), 11 pages.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS11 Europe PMC7
    2020 Keleb, A., Sisay, T., Alemu, K., Ademas, A., Lingerew, M., Kloos, H., . . . Adane, M. (2020). Pneumonia remains a leading public health problem among under-five children in peri-urban areas of north-eastern Ethiopia. PLoS ONE, 15(9 September), 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS8 Europe PMC13
    2020 Koricho, Z., Atomssa, G. E., Mekonnen, T. C., & Tadesse, S. E. (2020). Dietary vitamin A intakes among pregnant women attending antenatal care in health facilities in Dessie Town, North East Ethiopia. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 33(5), 678-685.
    DOI Scopus1
    2020 Workie, S. B., Mekonen, T., Mekonen, T. C., & Fekadu, W. (2020). Child development and nutritional status in 12-59 months of age in resource limited setting of Ethiopia. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition, 39(1), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS7 Europe PMC6
    2020 Tessema, D. G., Girma, E., Mekonnen, T. C., & Mebratu, W. (2020). The extent of maternal nutritional knowledge and practice during lactation in Kombolcha Town, South Wollo Zone, Ethiopia: A mixed study design. International Journal of Women's Health, 12, 79-87.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2020 Wiens, K. E., Lindstedt, P. A., Blacker, B. F., Johnson, K. B., Baumann, M. M., Schaeffer, L. E., . . . Bell, M. L. (2020). Mapping geographical inequalities in oral rehydration therapy coverage in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17. The Lancet Global Health, 8(8), e1038-e1060.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS16 Europe PMC21
    2020 Deshpande, A., Miller-Petrie, M. K., Lindstedt, P. A., Baumann, M. M., Johnson, K. B., Blacker, B. F., . . . Behzadifar, M. (2020). Mapping geographical inequalities in access to drinking water and sanitation facilities in low-income and middle-income countries, 2000–17. The Lancet Global Health, 8(9), e1162-e1185.
    DOI Scopus85 WoS62 Europe PMC47
    2020 Shiferaw, R., Tadesse, S. E., Mekonnen, T. C., & Zerga, A. A. (2020). Timely initiation of breast feeding and associated factors among caesarian section delivered mothers in health facilities of dessie city administration, North Eastern Ethiopia. Pediatric Reports, 13(1), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS3 Europe PMC3
    2020 Workie, S. B., Mekonen, T., Fekadu, W., & Mekonen, T. C. (2020). Level of Undernutrition and Its Determinants Among Children Aged 12-59 Months in Wolaita District, Ethiopia. PEDIATRIC HEALTH MEDICINE AND THERAPEUTICS, 11, 109-117.
    DOI WoS3 Europe PMC4
    2019 Hassen, S. L., Astatkie, A., Mekonnen, T. C., & Bogale, G. G. (2019). Survival Status and Its Determinants among Under-Five Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition Admitted to Inpatient Therapeutic Feeding Centers in South Wollo Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2019, 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus17 WoS15 Europe PMC14
    2019 Agedew, E., Chane, T., & Demissie, M. (2019). Erratum: Prevalence of Stunting among Children Aged 6-23 Months in Kemba Woreda, Southern Ethiopia: A Community Based Cross-Sectional Study (Advances in Public Health (2015) 2015:6 (164670) DOI: 10.1155/2015/164670). Advances in Public Health, 2019, 1.
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    2019 Fekadu, W., Mekonen, T., Bitew, S., Mekonnen, T. C., Menberu, M., & Shewangizaw, S. (2019). Community's Perception and Attitude towards People with Epilepsy in Ethiopia. Behavioural Neurology, 2019, 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS11 Europe PMC4
    2018 Teferi, D. Y., Atomssa, G. E., & Mekonnen, T. C. (2018). Overweight and Undernutrition in the Cases of School-Going Adolescents in Wolaita Sodo Town, Southern Ethiopia: Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 2018, 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS21 Europe PMC17
    2018 Roth, G. A., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., . . . Badawi, A. (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1736-1788.
    DOI Scopus4943 WoS4704 Europe PMC2947
    2018 Lozano, R., Fullman, N., Abate, D., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., . . . Appiah, L. T. (2018). Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 2091-2138.
    DOI Scopus323 WoS290 Europe PMC195
    2018 Dicker, D., Nguyen, G., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., . . . Opio, J. (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1684-1735.
    DOI Scopus660 WoS513 Europe PMC414
    2018 Murray, C. J. L., Callender, C. S. K. H., Kulikoff, X. R., Srinivasan, V., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., . . . Atique, S. (2018). Population and fertility by age and sex for 195 countries and territories, 1950–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. The Lancet, 392(10159), 1995-2051.
    DOI Scopus296 WoS543 Europe PMC186
    2018 Roth, G. A., Abate, D., Abate, K. H., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., Abbasi, N., . . . Badawi, A. (2018). Erratum: Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality for 282 causes of death in 195 countries and territories, 1980–2017: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (The Lancet (2018) 392(10159) (1736–1788)(S0140673618322037)(10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32203-7)). The Lancet, 392(10160), 2170.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS7
    2018 Mekonnen, T. C., Eshete, S., Wasihun, Y., Arefaynie, M., & Cherie, N. (2018). Availability of adequately iodized salt at household level in Dessie and Combolcha Towns, South Wollo, Ethiopia. BMC Public Health, 18(1), 9 pages.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS17 Europe PMC14
    2018 Tiku, Y. S., Mekonnen, T. C., Workie, S. B., & Amare, E. (2018). Does anaemia have major public health importance in children aged 6-59 months in the duggina fanigo district of wolaita zone, Southern Ethiopia?. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 72(1), 3-11.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS9 Europe PMC10
    2017 Mekonen, T., Fekadu, W., Chane, T., & Bitew, S. (2017). Problematic alcohol Use among University students. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY, 8, 5 pages.
    DOI WoS33 Europe PMC25
    2017 Mekonnen, T. C., Workie, S. B., Yimer, T. M., & Mersha, W. F. (2017). Meal frequency and dietary diversity feeding practices among children 6-23 months of age in Wolaita Sodo town, Southern Ethiopia. Journal of health, population, and nutrition, 36(1), 18.
    DOI Scopus51 WoS42 Europe PMC37
    2017 Vos, T., Abajobir, A. A., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., Abate, K. H., Abd-Allah, F., . . . Opio, J. N. (2017). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 328 diseases and injuries for 195 countries, 1990-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1211-1259.
    DOI Scopus5320 WoS1510 Europe PMC3047
    2017 Wang, H., Abajobir, A. A., Abate, K. H., Abbafati, C., Abbas, K. M., Abd-Allah, F., . . . Bennett, J. R. (2017). Global, regional, and national under-5 mortality, adult mortality, age-specific mortality, and life expectancy, 1970-2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. The Lancet, 390(10100), 1084-1150.
    DOI Scopus574 WoS450 Europe PMC373
    2017 Chane, T., Bitew, S., Mekonnen, T., & Fekadu, W. (2017). Initiation of complementary feeding and associated factors among children of age 6-23 months in Sodo town, Southern Ethiopia: Cross-sectional study. Pediatric Reports, 9(4), 64-69.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS8
    2017 Workie, S. B., Abebe, Y. G., Gelaye, A. A., & Mekonen, T. C. (2017). Assessing the status of iodine deficiency disorder (IDD) and associated factors in Wolaita and Dawro Zones School Adolescents, southern Ethiopia. BMC Research Notes, 10(1), 156.
    DOI Scopus12 Europe PMC10
    2016 Tadesse, T., Mesfin, F., & Chane, T. (2016). Prevalence and associated factors of nonexclusive breastfeeding of infants during the first six months in rural area of Sorro District, Southern Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study. INTERNATIONAL BREASTFEEDING JOURNAL, 11(1), 8 pages.
    DOI WoS14 Europe PMC15

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