Mr Habtamu Bizuayehu

Mr Habtamu Bizuayehu

Research student

Career Summary

Biography

I have academic and research experience in both developed (Australia) and developing countries (Ethiopia). I carried out various analysis techniques including advanced analysis types: path analysis, multilevel analysis of longitudinal data, survival analysis, multinomial analysis. I have advanced experience for STATA, SPSS, Epi-info, and Epi-Data software while I have basic knowledge and experience for SAS, R, and Nvivo software. Currently, I have 3,352 citations, participated in 7 conferences, and contributed 25 publications from various research designs including a quantitative research method (review, cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies) and/or qualitative research methods.

Research experience in Australia: I have completed Bachler of Public Health, Master of Public in Epidemiology, and currently a final year PhD student at the University of Newcastle. My PhD thesis is about adverse pregnancy outcomes namely: preterm birth, low birth weight, and labour interventions (episiotomy, induction of labour, and caesarean section birth) in Australia. This research was based on the national Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health data which was prospectively collected over 19 years. During this study, I have developed experience in longitudinal data management, advanced statistical analysis (multi-level analysis, path analysis).

Research and academic experience in Ethiopia: I have worked as an academic staff (lecturer at the College of Health Science) and research staff at Debre Markos University for 7 years. During my academic role, I delivered public health courses (Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Research method), mentoring, and supervision of students. I granted research projects that valued 149,969.70 Ethiopian birr. I carried out research that focused on non-communicable diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes), communicable disease (HIV/AIDS, diarrheal disease), maternal health, and violence. 


Keywords

  • maternal health
  • multilevel analysis
  • path analysis
  • pregnancy
  • public health
  • researcher

Languages

  • Amharic (Mother)
  • English (Working)

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
Not applicable Research Method
Debre Markos University
Course provider 8/10/2013 - 10/1/2017
Not applicable Biostatistics
Debre Markos University
Course provider 18/9/2013 - 18/4/2017
Not applicable Epidemiology
Debre Markos University
Course provider 18/9/2013 - 18/4/2017
Do not Population development and health
Debre Markos University
preparing course material and teaching students 1/1/0001 - 1/1/0001
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (28 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2021 Bizuayehu HM, Harris ML, Chojenta C, Forder PM, Loxton D, 'Low birth weight and its associated biopsychosocial factors over a 19-year period: findings from a national cohort study.', Eur J Public Health, 31 776-783 (2021)
DOI 10.1093/eurpub/ckab033
Co-authors Peta Forder, Melissa Harris, Catherine Chojenta, Deborah Loxton
2018 Moges NA, Bizuayehu HM, 'Sexual behavior of perinatally infected youth in northwest Ethiopia: Implication for HIV prevention strategy', AIDS Research and Treatment, 2018 (2018)

Background. The major mode of HIV transmission in many resource-limited settings is via heterosexual intercourse, but the primary risk factor for youth is primarily through perina... [more]

Background. The major mode of HIV transmission in many resource-limited settings is via heterosexual intercourse, but the primary risk factor for youth is primarily through perinatal infection. With the maturing of the HIV epidemic, youth who acquired the virus perinatally are now reaching adolescence and becoming young adults. There is a paucity of data on the sexual practices of perinatally infected youth in Ethiopia. Methods. This a cross-sectional study among 343 HIV positive youths receiving HIV care and treatment in the two hospitals in northwest Ethiopia. A self-administered questionnaire was administered among those who were able to read and write, and the questionnaire was administered by a trained study team member for those who were illiterate. Data were entered using Epi data version 3.5 and analyzed using SPSS. Sexual behaviors of the two groups were compared using bivariate logistic regression and the significant ones were further analyzed using multivariate logistic regression. Statistical significance was declared at 95% confidence interval and P-value less than 0.05. Result. About (63.3%) were females, and 177 (51.6%) were between 20 and 24 years of age. The modes of HIV acquisition were 133 (35%) through perinatal HIV infection, 120 (35%) through sexual contact, 27 (7.9%) through exposure to HIV infected sharp materials, and 63 (18.4%) unsure how they acquired HIV. More than half 155 (59.3%) had multiple sexual partners, and 50 (63.3%) of their sexual partners were HIV negative. Among those who were sexually active, only 77 (56.2%) use a condom consistently. Conclusions. More children who acquired HIV from their mothers are joining the youth population. Their sexual behavior is similar to those youth with behaviorally acquired HIV. There is significant risky sexual behavior among both groups. There is great urgency to effectively address the HIV the prevention strategy to break the cycle of ¿transgenerational¿ infection.

DOI 10.1155/2018/1573845
Citations Scopus - 1
2018 Kidane SN, 'Prevalence of Overweight and its Associated Factor among Primary School Students of Dukem Town, Central Ethiopia 2016', EC Paediatrics, 7 919-931 (2018)
2017 Barber RM, Fullman N, Sorensen RJD, Bollyky T, McKee M, Nolte E, Abajobir AA, 'Healthcare Access and Quality Index based on mortality from causes amenable to personal health care in 195 countries and territories, 1990-2015: a novel analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015', LANCET, 390 231-266 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30818-8
Citations Scopus - 292Web of Science - 271
Co-authors Tesfaye Feyissa Uon, Addisushunu Beyene Uon, Dimity Pond
2017 Dieleman J, Campbell M, Chapin A, Eldrenkamp E, Fan VY, Haakenstad A, et al., 'Evolution and patterns of global health financing 1995-2014: Development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries', The Lancet, 389 1981-2004 (2017)

Background: An adequate amount of prepaid resources for health is important to ensure access to health services and for the pursuit of universal health coverage. Previous studies ... [more]

Background: An adequate amount of prepaid resources for health is important to ensure access to health services and for the pursuit of universal health coverage. Previous studies on global health financing have described the relationship between economic development and health financing. In this study, we further explore global health financing trends and examine how the sources of funds used, types of services purchased, and development assistance for health disbursed change with economic development. We also identify countries that deviate from the trends. Methods: We estimated national health spending by type of care and by source, including development assistance for health, based on a diverse set of data including programme reports, budget data, national estimates, and 964 National Health Accounts. These data represent health spending for 184 countries from 1995 through 2014. We converted these data into a common inflation-adjusted and purchasing power-adjusted currency, and used non-linear regression methods to model the relationship between health financing, time, and economic development. Findings: Between 1995 and 2014, economic development was positively associated with total health spending and a shift away from a reliance on development assistance and out-of-pocket (OOP) towards government spending. The largest absolute increase in spending was in high-income countries, which increased to purchasing power-adjusted $5221 per capita based on an annual growth rate of 3.0%. The largest health spending growth rates were in upper-middle-income (5.9) and lower-middle-income groups (5.0), which both increased spending at more than 5% per year, and spent $914 and $267 per capita in 2014, respectively. Spending in low-income countries grew nearly as fast, at 4.6%, and health spending increased from $51 to $120 per capita. In 2014, 59.2% of all health spending was financed by the government, although in low-income and lower-middle-income countries, 29.1% and 58.0% of spending was OOP spending and 35.7% and 3.0% of spending was development assistance. Recent growth in development assistance for health has been tepid; between 2010 and 2016, it grew annually at 1.8%, and reached US$37.6 billion in 2016. Nonetheless, there is a great deal of variation revolving around these averages. 29 countries spend at least 50% more than expected per capita, based on their level of economic development alone, whereas 11 countries spend less than 50% their expected amount. Interpretation: Health spending remains disparate, with low-income and lower-middle-income countries increasing spending in absolute terms the least, and relying heavily on OOP spending and development assistance. Moreover, tremendous variation shows that neither time nor economic development guarantee adequate prepaid health resources, which are vital for the pursuit of universal health coverage.

DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30874-7
Citations Scopus - 134Web of Science - 128
Co-authors Addisushunu Beyene Uon
2017 Dieleman JL, Campbell M, Chapin A, Eldrenkamp E, Fan VY, Haakenstad A, et al., 'Future and potential spending on health 2015-40: Development assistance for health, and government, prepaid private, and out-of-pocket health spending in 184 countries', The Lancet, 389 2005-2030 (2017)

Background: The amount of resources, particularly prepaid resources, available for health can affect access to health care and health outcomes. Although health spending tends to i... [more]

Background: The amount of resources, particularly prepaid resources, available for health can affect access to health care and health outcomes. Although health spending tends to increase with economic development, tremendous variation exists among health financing systems. Estimates of future spending can be beneficial for policy makers and planners, and can identify financing gaps. In this study, we estimate future gross domestic product (GDP), all-sector government spending, and health spending disaggregated by source, and we compare expected future spending to potential future spending. Methods: We extracted GDP, government spending in 184 countries from 1980-2015, and health spend data from 1995-2014. We used a series of ensemble models to estimate future GDP, all-sector government spending, development assistance for health, and government, out-of-pocket, and prepaid private health spending through 2040. We used frontier analyses to identify patterns exhibited by the countries that dedicate the most funding to health, and used these frontiers to estimate potential health spending for each low-income or middle-income country. All estimates are inflation and purchasing power adjusted. Findings: We estimated that global spending on health will increase from US$9.21 trillion in 2014 to $24.24 trillion (uncertainty interval [UI] 20.47-29.72) in 2040. We expect per capita health spending to increase fastest in upper-middle-income countries, at 5.3% (UI 4.1-6.8) per year. This growth is driven by continued growth in GDP, government spending, and government health spending. Lower-middle income countries are expected to grow at 4.2% (3.8-4.9). High-income countries are expected to grow at 2.1% (UI 1.8-2.4) and low-income countries are expected to grow at 1.8% (1.0-2.8). Despite this growth, health spending per capita in low-income countries is expected to remain low, at $154 (UI 133-181) per capita in 2030 and $195 (157-258) per capita in 2040. Increases in national health spending to reach the level of the countries who spend the most on health, relative to their level of economic development, would mean $321 (157-258) per capita was available for health in 2040 in low-income countries. Interpretation: Health spending is associated with economic development but past trends and relationships suggest that spending will remain variable, and low in some low-resource settings. Policy change could lead to increased health spending, although for the poorest countries external support might remain essential.

DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)30873-5
Citations Scopus - 101Web of Science - 76
Co-authors Addisushunu Beyene Uon
2017 Fullman N, Barber RM, Abajobir AA, Abate KH, Abbafati C, Abbas KM, et al., 'Erratum:Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (The Lancet (2017) 390(10100) (1423 1459) (S014067361732336X)(10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32336-X))', The Lancet, 390 e23 (2017)

GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators. Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analy... [more]

GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators. Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet 2017; 390: 1423¿59¿In figure 8B of this Article (published Online First on Sept 12, 2017), the number of indicator targets has been changed from 1 to 9 for Turkmenistan, from 0 to 1 for Afghanistan, and from 1 to 2 for Yemen. Ettore Beghi, Neeraj Bhala, Hélène Carabin, Raimundas Lunevicius, Donald H Silberberg, and Caitlyn Steiner have been added to the list of GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators. Their affiliations, along with the affiliation of Soumya Swaminathan, have been added to the Affiliations section. These corrections have been made to the online version as of Sept 18, 2017, and the printed Article is correct.

DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32441-8
Co-authors Addisushunu Beyene Uon, Tesfaye Feyissa Uon
2017 Fullman N, Barber RM, Abajobir AA, Abate KH, Abbafati C, Abbas KM, et al., 'Erratum: Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (The Lancet (2017) 390(10100) (1423 1459) (S014067361732336X) (10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32336-X))', The Lancet, 390 e38 (2017)

GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators. Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analy... [more]

GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators. Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet 2017; 390: 1423¿59¿The full-text version of this Article has been updated so that the list of authors is displayed in the correct order, in line with the pdf version, rather than in alphabetical order. This correction has been made to the online version as of Oct 12, 2017.

DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32650-8
Co-authors Tesfaye Feyissa Uon, Addisushunu Beyene Uon
2017 Hay SI, Abajobir AA, Abate KH, Abbafati C, Abbas KM, Abd-Allah F, et al., 'Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) for 333 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 195 countries and territories, 1990 2016: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016', The Lancet, 390 1260-1344 (2017)
Citations Scopus - 1004Web of Science - 1001
Co-authors Tesfaye Feyissa Uon, Addisushunu Beyene Uon
2017 Amsalu TW, Habtamu MB, Dagninet DA, Getachew MA, Tenaw YT, Mequanint TT, 'Undiagnosed diabetes mellitus and related factors in East Gojjam (NW Ethiopia) in 2016: a community-based study', Journal of Public Health Research, 6 18-23 (2017)
Citations Scopus - 16
2017 Wondemagegn AT, Bizuayehu HM, Abie DD, Ayalneh GM, Tiruye TY, Tessema MT, 'Undiagnosed diabetes mellitus and related factors in East Gojjam (NW Ethiopia) in 2016: a community-based study', Journal of public health research, 6 (2017)
2017 Amsalu Taye Wondemagegn HMM, 'Prevalence of diagnosed and newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus and its related factors in east wollega zone, west ethiopia', World Journal of Advance Healthcare Research, 1 77-82 (2017)
2017 Wang H, Abajobir AA, Abate KH, Abbafati C, Abbas KM, Abd-Allah F, et al., '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', LANCET, 390 1084-1150 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31833-0
Citations Scopus - 386Web of Science - 372
Co-authors Tesfaye Feyissa Uon, Addisushunu Beyene Uon
2017 Vos T, Abajobir AA, Abbafati C, Abbas KM, Abate KH, Abd-Allah F, et al., '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', LANCET, 390 1211-1259 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32154-2
Citations Scopus - 2822Web of Science - 2488
Co-authors Addisushunu Beyene Uon, Tesfaye Feyissa Uon
2017 Fullman N, Barber RM, Abajobir AA, Abate KH, Abbafati C, Abbas KM, et al., 'Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016', LANCET, 390 1423-1459 (2017)
DOI 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32336-X
Citations Scopus - 161Web of Science - 156
Co-authors Tesfaye Feyissa Uon, Addisushunu Beyene Uon
2016 Zelellw DA, Bizuayehu HM, 'Knowledge and Attitude of Students on Antimicrobial Resistance at Debre Markos University, Ethiopia', International Journal of Public Health Science, 5 384-391 (2016)
2016 Mellie H, Hailu G, Simon A, Berhanu B, Tesfaw E, Jenber S, 'Assessment of Five Years Trend of Malaria in Finote Selam Town, Northwest Ethiopia (2016)
2015 Mulat A, Bayu H, Mellie H, Alemu A, 'Induced Second Trimester Abortion and Associated Factors in Amhara Region Referral Hospitals', BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 2015 (2015)
DOI 10.1155/2015/256534
Citations Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11
2015 Belete N, Tsige Y, Mellie H, 'Willingness and acceptability of cervical cancer screening among women living with HIV/AIDS in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: a cross sectional study', Gynecologic oncology research and practice, 2 1-6 (2015)
2015 Bruke G, Bizuayehu HM, Muluken T, 'Voluntary HIV counseling and testing service utilization among pregnant mothers in North West Ethiopia in 2014', Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research, 6 (2015)
2015 Hailu F, Mesfin A, Habtamu M, 'Sero status disclosure and condom use among PLWHAs on art in Assela town health facilities, Oromiya Region', Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research, 6 (2015)
2015 Bizuayehu HM, 'The time gap between repeated re-happening opportunistic infections among people living with HIV/AIDS commencing antiretroviral treatment', Clinical Medicine Research, 4 11-11 (2015)
2015 Bizuayehu HM, Abyu DM, Demessie HF, 'Assessment of time of sexual initiation and its associated factors among students in Northwest Ethiopia', Sci J Public Health, 3 10-8 (2015)
2015 Bizuayehu HM, Abyu DM, Aweke AM, 'Assessment of duration of staying free from acquiring rehappening opportunistic infections among pre-ART people living with HIV/AIDS between 2008 and 2013', BioMed Research International, 2015 (2015)

Introduction. In regional state of the study area, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) prevalence is 2.2% and opportunistic infections (OIs) occurred in 88.9% of pre-ART (Antiretro... [more]

Introduction. In regional state of the study area, HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) prevalence is 2.2% and opportunistic infections (OIs) occurred in 88.9% of pre-ART (Antiretroviral Therapy) people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). Even though OIs are prevalent in the study area, duration of staying free from acquiring rehappening opportunistic infections and its determinant factors are not studied. Method. The study was conducted in randomly selected 341 adult Pre-ART PLWHA who are included in chronic HIV care. OI free duration was estimated using the actuarial life table and Kaplan Meier survival. Cox proportional-hazard model was used to calculate hazard rate. Result. OIs were rediagnosed in three quarters (75.37%) participants. In each week the probability of getting new recurrence OI was about 15.04 per 1000 person weeks. The median duration of not acquiring OI recurrence was 54 weeks. After adjustment, variables associated with recurrence were employment status, marital status, exposure for prophylaxis and adherence to it, CD4 count, and hemoglobin value. Conclusion. Giving prophylaxis and counseling to adhere it, rise in CD4 and hemoglobin level, and enhancing job opportunities should be given for PLWHA who are on chronic HIV care while continuing the care.

DOI 10.1155/2015/146306
2014 Yimer T, Gobena T, Egata G, Mellie H, 'Magnitude of domestic violence and associated factors among pregnant women in Hulet Ejju Enessie District, Northwest Ethiopia', Advances in public health, 2014 (2014)
2014 Direslgne M, Meaza D, Habtamu M, 'Effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy on incidence of opportunistic infections among HIV positive adults in public health facilities of Arba Minch town, South Ethiopia: retrospective cohort study', Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research, 5 (2014)
Citations Scopus - 3
2014 Abyu DM, Getahun EA, Malaju MT, Bizuayehu HM, 'Time to increase WHO clinical stage of people living with HIV in public health facilities of Arba Minch town, south Ethiopia', Clinical medicine research, 3 119-119 (2014)
2013 Mellie H, Mitike G, Abajobir AA, 'Time to Recurrence of any Opportunistic Infection after Treatment of it among People Living with HIV Infection in Debre Markos, Northwest Ethiopia: Retrospective Cohort Study', J AIDS Clin Res, 4 2-2 (2013)
Citations Scopus - 1
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
Bizuayehu HM, 'PREVALENCE OF DIARRHEAL DISEASES AND RELATED FACTORS IN UNDER FIVE CHILDREN AMONG HEALTH EXTENSION MODEL AND NON MODEL FAMILIES IN GOZAMIN DISTRICT, NORTHWEST ETHIOPIA, 2015', 28th Annual conference, 2016

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Mellie H, Assessment of Time to Recurrence of Opportunistic Infections in People Living with HIV/AIDS, in Debre Markos Town, East Gojam Zone, North West Ethiopia, in 2013.(Retrospective Cohort Study), (2013)
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed7
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Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 Masters NUTRITIONAL STATUS AND ASSOCIATD FACTORS OF ADOLESCENT GIRLS IN DEJEN TOWN JUNIOR AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS DEJEN, NORTH WEST ETHIOPIA, 2015 Public Health, Debre Markos University and GAMBY College of Medical Sciences Co-Supervisor
2017 Masters Assessment of birth preparedness &complication readiness among pregnant women in the rural community of Aneded district North-West Ethiopia. Public Health, Debre Markos University Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters PREVALENCE OF DIARRHEAL DISEASES AND RELATED FACTORS IN UNDER FIVE CHILDREN AMONG HEALTH EXTENSION MODEL AND NON MODEL FAMILIES IN GOZAMIN DISTRICT,NORTHWEST ETHIOPIA, 2015 Public Health, Debre Markos University and GAMBY College of Medical Sciences Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters Assessment of Level of Patients’ Knowledge on Dispensed Medicines and its Associated Factors in Addis Ababa Pharmacies, Ethiopia. Public Health, Debre Markos University and GAMBY College of Medical Sciences Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters Risky Sexual Behavior and Factors Associated with it among Public and Private Secondary School Students in Addis Ababa: a Cross-Sectional Comparative Study Public Health, Debre Markos University and GAMBY College of Medical Sciences Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters Prevalence of Overweight/obesity and its associated Factor Among Primary School Students of Dukem Town, central Ethiopia. Public Health, Debre Markos University and GAMBY College of Medical Sciences Co-Supervisor
2016 Masters TIMELY INITIATION OF COMPLEMENTARY FEEDING AND ASSOCIATED FACTORS AMONG MOTHERS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGED 6 to 23 MONTHS IN HOMOSHA WOREDA, ,WESTERN ETHIOPIA Public Health, Debre Markos University Co-Supervisor
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Research Projects

To assess proportion of undiagnosed Diabetes Mellitus and related factors in east Gojjam zone, North West Ethiopia, 2016 2016


Sexual practice of HIV sero-positive youths in east and west Gojjam Zone, Northwest Ethiopia: A Mixed qualitative and Quantitative study 2016 - 2017


Assessment of Knowledge, attitude and practice towards self-medication and associated factors among extension Debre Markos university students Northwest Ethiopia in 2015. 2015


Determinants of HIV exposure for women attending ANC clinic in Debre Markos and Fnote Selam hospitals: case control study, 2014/5 2014 - 2015


Exploring the experiences of Daily Laborers’ sexually Transmitted Diseases risky sexual behavior and health care needs in Northwest Ethiopia: A Qualitative study. 2015 - 2016


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