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Smoking initiation typically occurs in adolescence and increases over time into emerging adulthood.
Jan 1, 2004
If obesity continues rising at its current rate in the U.S., by 2020 about one in five health care dollars spent on people ages 50–69 could be consumed by obesity-related medical problems.
The authors explored the relationship between boarded-up housing and rates of gonorrhea and premature mortality.
Jan 1, 2003
Sports physicals offered a unique opportunity to screen and treat adolescents for STDs and to provide STD-prevention counseling.
Paper examines the links between individual adolescent smoking behavior and actual and perceived smoking behavior in the individual's school cohort.
The guidelines contain (and maintain) core elements that define the discipline of epidemiology and its fundamental duties.
Latino immigrants in primary care in Los Angeles have a high prevalence of exposure to political violence before immigrating to the United States.
To compare early nondrinkers, experimenters, and drinkers on the prevalence of problem behaviors at grades 7 and 12 and at age 23
Estimates the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of melanoma screening and finds that the cost-effectiveness of many melanoma screening scenarios falls within the range of other currently funded cancer screening programs.
An important operational aspect of Syringe Exchange Programmes (SEPs) is the venue of service delivery.
This study provides no evidence for the hypothesis that income inequality is a major risk factor for common disorders of physical or mental health.
Jan 1, 2002
The public health impact of past screening and surveillance practices on the outcomes of Barrett's related cancers has not previously been quantified.
Evaluates whether elements signifying relative insulin sensitivity (IS) were prospectively linked to accidents and suicides in 14,976 Helsinki Heart Study (HHS) screenees.
In the Emergency Department, understanding sex differences in disease presentation is especially critical to treatment outcomes.
Targeted outreach for homeless women and their partners, including HCV testing coupled with referrals to HCV and substance abuse treatments, may be helpful.
Summary of a panel discussion at the Conference on Epidemiology and Demography held at Georgetown University, in Washington D.C. on February 8-9, 2001
Jan 1, 2001
Conference on Epidemiology and Demography: Frontiers in Population Health and Aging held at Georgetown University February 8-10, 2001.
Food insufficiency is relatively common among low-income adults with diabetes and was associated with higher physician utilization.
This study sought to determine prevalence of and risk factors for nonfatal recent overdose among street-recruited injection heroin users.
Interventions such as amphetamine drug treatment and sexual risk reduction programs targeted at this population are needed.