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Megan Quinn, Gabrielle Caldara, Kathleen Collins, Heather Owens, Ifeoma Ozodiegwu, Elaine Loudermilk, Jill D Stinson
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November 18, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Jennifer Trudeau, Anna-Maria Aksan, William F Vásquez
OBJECTIVES: This article examines the effect of water system unreliability on diarrhea incidence among children aged 0-5 in Guatemala. METHODS: We use secondary data from a nationally representative sample of 7579 children to estimate the effects of uninterrupted and interrupted water services on diarrhea incidence. The national scope of this study imposes some methodological challenges due to unobserved geographical heterogeneity. To address this issue, we estimate mixed-effects logit models that control for unobserved heterogeneity by estimating random effects of selected covariates that can vary across geographical areas (i...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Emanuella Gomes Maia, Larissa Loures Mendes, Adriano Marçal Pimenta, Renata Bertazzi Levy, Rafael Moreira Claro
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to identify and analyze clusters formed by risk and protective factors for obesity among Brazilian adolescents. METHODS: Cross-sectional data collected in a national representative sample of adolescents by the Brazilian National School Health Survey of 2012 were used (n = 109,104). Cluster analysis was applied to identify clusters involving dietary intake, eating behavior, physical activity and sedentary behaviors. Logistic regression was employed to contextualize the clusters according to students' sociodemographics and schools' characteristics...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Achille Dadly Borvil, Natalie Kishchuk, Louise Potvin
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November 15, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Katja Spanier, Elliot Michel, Elke Peters, Friedrich Michael Radoschewski, Matthias Bethge
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to analyze the longitudinal effects of organizational injustice (OIJ) and effort-reward imbalance (ERI) on work ability, emotional role functioning and physical role functioning. METHODS: Longitudinal data with a two-year follow-up of people previously receiving sickness absence benefits were used for analyses. OIJ and ERI were included separately and mutually in logistic regression models. Effects were tested for additivity. All analyses were additionally performed stratified by sex...
November 14, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Efi Koloverou, Konstantinos Tambalis, Demosthenes B Panagiotakos, Ekavi Georgousopoulou, Christina Chrysohoou, Ioannis Skoumas, Dimitrios Tousoulis, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Christos Pitsavos
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of physical activity levels on 10-year diabetes incidence and investigate the potential mechanism. METHODS: In 2001-2002, a random sample of apparently healthy 3042 men and women (18-89 years) was selected to participate in the ATTICA study. Several socio-demographic, clinical and lifestyle characteristics were recorded. Physical activity level was recorded through a translated, validated, version of International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ); MET min/week was calculated and quartiles constructed...
November 11, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Nikolaos Evangelatos, Kapaettu Satyamoorthy, Angela Brand
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November 10, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Robert J Wellman, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Erin K O'Loughlin, Hartley Dutczak, Annie Montreuil, Geetanjali D Datta, Jennifer O'Loughlin
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether the prevalence or co-occurrence of risk factors for cigarette smoking initiation differ by socioeconomic status (SES) and whether SES interacts with risk factors to increase initiation. METHODS: In 2005, 1451 5th grade never smokers (mean age 10.7 years) in Montréal, Canada, provided baseline data, with follow-up in 6th and/or 7th grade (2005-2007). Poisson regression analyses estimated the association between 13 risk factors and initiation...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Monica N Wymann, Anne Spaar Zographos, Ekkehardt Altpeter, Virginie Masserey Spicher, Nicola Low, Mirjam Mäusezahl-Feuz
OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to measure uptake of and factors associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination initiation and to determine whether HPV vaccination reduced the uptake of cervical cancer screening. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey in a random sample of Swiss women aged 18-49 years in 2014 (N = 3588). RESULTS: Vaccination initiation was 69.3% and full coverage (three doses) 54.1% for 18-20-year olds, respectively, 42...
November 6, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Sophia Lin, Take Naseri, Christine Linhart, Stephen Morrell, Richard Taylor, Stephen T McGarvey, Paul Zimmet
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October 30, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Madeleine Steinmetz-Wood, Thierry Gagné, Marie-Pierre Sylvestre, Katherine Frohlich
OBJECTIVES: This study uses a Bourdieusian approach to assess young adults' resources and examines their association with smoking initiation and cessation. METHODS: Data were drawn from 1450 young adults participating in the Interdisciplinary Study of Inequalities in Smoking, a cohort study in Montreal, Canada. We used logistic regression models to examine the association between young adults' income, education, and peer smoking at baseline and smoking onset and cessation...
October 29, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Mons Bendixen, Josef Daveronis, Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair
OBJECTIVES: The paper examines how strongly non-physical peer sexual harassment is associated with a wide range of well-being outcomes from symptoms of depression and anxiety to self-esteem and body image. METHODS: Two large community samples of high school students were analyzed (n = 1384 and n = 1485). Students responded to questionnaires on being subject to non-physical sexual harassment, sexual coercion and forced intercourse, and to well-being indicators ranging from anxiety, depression, self-esteem, body image...
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Leslie F Roberts
The article "When violence becomes endemic", written by Leslie F. Roberts, was originally published electronically on the publisher's internet portal (currently SpringerLink) on 03 August 2017 without open access. The original article was corrected.
October 27, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Jonathan L Kwong, Don A Klinger, Ian Janssen, William Pickett
OBJECTIVES: To derive a contemporary series of composite indicators of adolescent risk-taking, inspired by the US CDC Framework and Problem Behaviour Theory. METHODS: Factor analyses were performed on 28-risk behaviours in a nationally representative sample of 30,096 Grades 6-10 students from the 2014 Canadian Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study. RESULTS: Three composite indicators emerged from our analysis: (1) Overt Risk-Taking (i...
October 25, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Isabel Iguacel, Juan M Fernández-Alvira, Karin Bammann, Charalambos Chadjigeorgiou, Stefaan De Henauw, Regina Heidinger-Felső, Lauren Lissner, Nathalie Michels, Angie Page, Lucia A Reisch, Paola Russo, Ole Sprengeler, Toomas Veidebaum, Claudia Börnhorst, Luis A Moreno
OBJECTIVES: To examine associations between social vulnerabilities and meeting physical activity (PA) and screen time (ST) recommendations during a 2-year follow-up. METHODS: 13,891 children aged 2.0 to  < 9.9 from eight European countries were assessed at baseline and 8482 children at follow-up. Children's sports club membership, PA and ST were collected via parental questionnaires. Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) was objectively assessed with accelerometers...
October 24, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Barbara Willems, Piet Bracke
OBJECTIVES: To extend the literature on educational inequalities in cancer screening participation (1) by simultaneously focusing on participation in screening for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer across 27 European countries and (2) by statistically testing whether these educational inequalities vary according to country-specific screening strategies: organised or opportunistic. METHODS: Self-reported data from Eurobarometer 66.2 (2006) on cancer screening participation in the preceding 12 months were used to outline cross-national variations in screening strategies, target populations and participation rates...
October 23, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Naoko Nishitani, Yurika Kawasaki, Hisataka Sakakibara
OBJECTIVES: This 3-year cohort study was conducted to investigate the relation between insomnia and development of depression in male workers, and to clarify the association between the severity of insomnia and the onset of depression. METHODS: Self-administered questionnaire surveys on depression and insomnia were conducted on male workers for 3 years. Depression was assessed with the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), and insomnia was examined using the Athens Insomnia Scale (AIS)...
October 20, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Jo-An Atkinson, Dylan Knowles, John Wiggers, Michael Livingston, Robin Room, Ante Prodan, Geoff McDonnell, Eloise O'Donnell, Sandra Jones, Paul S Haber, David Muscatello, Nadine Ezard, Nghi Phung, Louise Freebairn, Devon Indig, Lucie Rychetnik, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Sonia Wutzke
OBJECTIVES: Alcohol misuse is a complex systemic problem. The aim of this study was to explore the feasibility of using a transparent and participatory agent-based modelling approach to develop a robust decision support tool to test alcohol policy scenarios before they are implemented in the real world. METHODS: A consortium of Australia's leading alcohol experts was engaged to collaboratively develop an agent-based model of alcohol consumption behaviour and related harms...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Natasa Milic, Srdjan Masic, Vesna Bjegovic-Mikanovic, Goran Trajkovic, Jelena Marinkovic, Jelena Milin-Lazovic, Zoran Bukumiric, Marko Savic, Andja Cirkovic, Milan Gajic, Dejana Stanisavljevic
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine whether blended learning is an effective strategy for acquiring competence in public health biostatistics. METHODS: The trial was conducted with 69 Masters' students of public health attending the School of Public Health at University of Belgrade. Students were exposed to the traditional and blended learning styles. Blended learning included a combination of face-to-face and distance learning methodologies integrated into a single course...
October 3, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
Sujay Kakarmath, Vanessa Denis, Marta Encinas-Martin, Francesca Borgonovi, S V Subramanian
OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship between general literacy proficiency and self-rated poor health by analyzing data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, an international survey conducted from 2011 to 2015 in 33 high- and upper middle-income countries and national sub-regions. METHODS: Logistic regression was used to model general literacy proficiency as a predictor of self-rated poor health. RESULTS: Data from 167,062 adults aged 25-65 years were analyzed...
September 30, 2017: International Journal of Public Health
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