Secular trends of obesity in early life: the Bogalusa Heart Study.


:Secular changes in height and weight measurements were examined in five- to 14-year-olds from 1973 to 1984. The age-sex specific 85th percentile was used to classify persons as overweight (based on ponderal index; kg/m3). Secular increases in weight (2.5 kg), and ponderosity (0.5-0.7 kg/m3) were found. Gains in ponderosity over the 11-year period were greater at the 75th percentile than at the 25th percentile, and the prevalence of overweight increased from 15 per cent to 24 per cent.


Am J Public Health


Shear CL,Freedman DS,Burke GL,Harsha DW,Webber LS,Berenson GS




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1988-01-01 00:00:00












  • Geographic residency status and census tract socioeconomic status as determinants of colorectal cancer outcomes.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We examined the impact of geographic residency status and census tract (CT)-level socioeconomic status (SES) on colorectal cancer (CRC) outcomes. METHODS:This was a retrospective cohort study of patients diagnosed with CRC in Georgia for the years 2000 through 2007. Study outcomes were late-stage disease at...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hines R,Markossian T,Johnson A,Dong F,Bayakly R

    更新日期:2014-03-01 00:00:00

  • Subjective knowledge of AIDS and use of HIV testing.

    abstract::Increasing knowledge is an important goal of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention strategies, although increased knowledge may not be associated with increased preventive behaviors. This study examines the association of (1) objective and subjective acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) knowledge, and (2)...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Phillips KA

    更新日期:1993-10-01 00:00:00

  • Associations between lifestyle and depressed mood: longitudinal results from the Maastricht Aging Study.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We examined whether healthy lifestyles are associated with absence of depressed mood. METHODS:A sample of 1169 adult participants in the Maastricht Aging Study provided baseline and 6-year follow-up data on smoking, alcohol use, physical exercise, body mass index, and mood. We examined associations between ...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: van Gool CH,Kempen GI,Bosma H,van Boxtel MP,Jolles J,van Eijk JT

    更新日期:2007-05-01 00:00:00

  • Prevalence and risk factors of drug-resistant tuberculosis along the Mexico-Texas border.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study determined factors associated with drug resistance among 3496 patients with tuberculosis who resided in Texas counties along the Mexican border. METHODS:Univariate and logistic regression analyses were performed to identify risk factors associated with drug resistance. RESULTS:Among patients wit...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Taylor JP,Suarez L

    更新日期:2000-02-01 00:00:00

  • Risk communication activities of state health agencies.

    abstract::Surveys concerning the risk communication practices and needs of state health agencies were completed by agency commissioners and designated staff of 48 states and territories. These data indicate that agencies are expending more effort on responding to requests for information than on initiating dialogues with intere...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Chess C,Salomone KL,Sandman PM

    更新日期:1991-04-01 00:00:00

  • Ke 'Ano Ola: Moloka'i's community-based healthy lifestyle modification program.

    abstract::We evaluated a community-based 12-week healthy lifestyle program in Moloka'i, HI, called Ke 'Ano Ola, which was developed to decrease chronic disease risk through health education emphasizing weight loss, exercise, and risk factor reduction. Program leaders' strong commitment and positive role modeling, along with soc...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Gellert KS,Aubert RE,Mikami JS

    更新日期:2010-05-01 00:00:00

  • Mortality and economic costs from regular cigar use in the United States, 2010.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We estimated annual mortality, years of potential life lost, and associated economic costs attributable to regular cigar smoking among US adults aged 35 years or older. METHODS:We estimated cigar-attributable mortality for the United States in 2010 using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Smok...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Nonnemaker J,Rostron B,Hall P,MacMonegle A,Apelberg B

    更新日期:2014-09-01 00:00:00

  • Physical activity and coronary heart disease in middle-aged and elderly men: the Honolulu Heart Program.

    abstract::The relationship of physical activity to the development of definite coronary heart disease was examined separately in middle-aged (45-64 years) and elderly men (65-69 years) participating in the Honolulu Heart Program. After 12 years of follow-up, results indicate that increased levels of physical activity reported a...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Donahue RP,Abbott RD,Reed DM,Yano K

    更新日期:1988-06-01 00:00:00

  • Error in smoking measures: effects of intervention on relations of cotinine and carbon monoxide to self-reported smoking. The Lung Health Study Research Group.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Sources of measurement error in assessing smoking status are examined. METHODS:The Lung Health Study, a randomized trial in 10 clinical centers, includes 3923 participants in a smoking cessation program and 1964 usual care participants. Smoking at first annual follow-up was assessed by salivary cotinine, ex...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 临床试验,杂志文章,多中心研究,随机对照试验


    authors: Murray RP,Connett JE,Lauger GG,Voelker HT

    更新日期:1993-09-01 00:00:00

  • Estimating the Prevalence of HIV and Sexual Behaviors Among the US Transgender Population: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, 2006-2017.

    abstract::Background. Transgender women (transwomen) in the United States have been shown to have high HIV risk with Black and Hispanic transwomen being particularly vulnerable. Growing research on transgender men (transmen) also shows increased HIV risk and burden, although not as much is known for this transgender population....

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章,meta分析


    authors: Becasen JS,Denard CL,Mullins MM,Higa DH,Sipe TA

    更新日期:2019-01-01 00:00:00

  • Gender-specific behavioral health and community release patterns among New Jersey prison inmates: implications for treatment and community reentry.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:We describe behavioral health diagnoses and community release patterns among adult male and female inmates in New Jersey prisons and assess their implications for correctional health care and community reentry. METHODS:We used clinical and classification data on a census of "special needs" inmates (those wi...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Blitz CL,Wolff N,Pan KY,Pogorzelski W

    更新日期:2005-10-01 00:00:00

  • Variation in youthful risks of progression from alcohol and tobacco to marijuana and to hard drugs across generations.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Much research has documented that youthful substance use typically follows a sequence starting with use of alcohol or tobacco or both and potentially proceeding to marijuana and then hard drug use. This study explicitly examined the probabilities of progression through each stage and their covariates. METHO...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Golub A,Johnson BD

    更新日期:2001-02-01 00:00:00

  • Ten Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me When I Became a Health Officer.

    abstract::Public health, like politics, is the art of the possible. To maximize effectiveness, public health officers in any jurisdiction should (1) get good data and ensure timely and effective dissemination; (2) prioritize and tackle more difficult initiatives first; (3) find, fight, and win winnable battles in areas where pr...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Frieden TR

    更新日期:2016-07-01 00:00:00

  • Sexual minority status and self-rated health: the importance of socioeconomic status, age, and sex.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:I examined how sexual minority status, as indicated by sex of sexual partners, is associated with self-rated health and how socioeconomic status suppresses and age and sex moderate this association. METHODS:I used multinomial logistic regression to analyze aggregated data from the 1991 to 2010 General Socia...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Thomeer MB

    更新日期:2013-05-01 00:00:00

  • Seroconversion to human immunodeficiency virus in prison inmates.

    abstract::We evaluated the prevalence and incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in 3,837 inmates of a state prison system. Ninety-two (2.4 percent) were HIV-seropositive. The highest proportion of HIV-seropositive inmates was found among Blacks (5.4 percent), females, and those 30 years of age or older. HIV-...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Horsburgh CR Jr,Jarvis JQ,McArther T,Ignacio T,Stock P

    更新日期:1990-02-01 00:00:00

  • Socioeconomic status and racial and ethnic differences in functional status associated with chronic diseases.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:This study examined the relationships between wealth and income and selected racial and ethnic differences in health. METHODS:Cross-sectional data on a national sample of 9744 men and women aged 51 through 61 from the 1992 Health and Retirement Survey were analyzed to examine the association between socioec...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Kington RS,Smith JP

    更新日期:1997-05-01 00:00:00

  • Effectiveness of bans and laws in reducing traffic deaths: legalized Sunday packaged alcohol sales and alcohol-related traffic crashes and crash fatalities in New Mexico.

    abstract::We determined the relative risk of alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents and fatalities after New Mexico lifted its ban on Sunday packaged alcohol sales. We extracted all alcohol-related crashes from New Mexico police reports for 3652 days between July 1, 1990, and June 30, 2000, and found a 29% increase in alcohol-...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: McMillan GP,Lapham S

    更新日期:2006-11-01 00:00:00

  • Visits to physicians before and after exposure to urea formaldehyde foam insulation.

    abstract::The average number of visits to a physician made by a sample of 351 residents of homes insulated with urea formaldehyde foam insulation in Montreal in the one year period before exposure was 5.25, and in the year following 5.62, an increase of 7 per cent (odds ratio 1.07, 95% CI = 1.00, 1.15). The increase in visits i...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: L'Abbé KA,Hoey JR,Hanley J,Wacholder S,Nantel A

    更新日期:1988-11-01 00:00:00

  • The economic gains of achieving reduced alcohol consumption targets for Australia.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:To inform prevention policy, we estimated the economic benefits to health, production, and leisure in the 2008 Australian population of a realistic target reduction in per capita annual adult alcohol consumption. METHODS:We chose a target of 6.4 liters annually per capita on average. We modeled lifetime hea...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Magnus A,Cadilhac D,Sheppard L,Cumming T,Pearce D,Carter R

    更新日期:2012-07-01 00:00:00

  • Variations in physicians' hospitalization practices: a population-based study in Manitoba, Canada.

    abstract::This paper uses claims data from a universal health care system to describe physicians' hospitalization styles after adjusting for case-mix characteristics of their primary patients. Patients were uniquely assigned to that physician (general or family practitioners, internist, general surgeon, or obstetrician/gynecolo...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Roos NP,Flowerdew G,Wajda A,Tate RB

    更新日期:1986-01-01 00:00:00

  • Weekly food servings and participation in social programs among low income families.

    abstract::Low income families were interviewed to determine factors related to the number of family food servings per week. A multiple regression model indicated that participation in WIC (supplemental food program for women, infants and children), household size, and number of different income sources were associated with more...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Taren DL,Clark W,Chernesky M,Quirk E

    更新日期:1990-11-01 00:00:00

  • Evaluation of mental effects of disaster, Mount St. Helens eruption.

    abstract::This psychiatric epidemiology study following the Mount St. Helens volcanic disaster revealed a significant morbidity for psychiatric disorders. The increased prevalence showed a dose response pattern in three population groups. The findings are reported as relative and attributable risk for the two exposed population...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Shore JH,Tatum EL,Vollmer WM

    更新日期:1986-03-01 00:00:00

  • Estimates of the US health impact of influenza.

    abstract:OBJECTIVES:Data from the Tecumseh Community Health Study were used to estimate excess morbidity owing to influenza, and results were compared with estimates made previously using different methodology for an Institute of Medicine report. METHODS:Study participants from Tecumseh, Michigan, were classified as infected o...

    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sullivan KM,Monto AS,Longini IM Jr

    更新日期:1993-12-01 00:00:00

  • Childhood mental ability and adult alcohol intake and alcohol problems: the 1970 British cohort study.

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    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Batty GD,Deary IJ,Schoon I,Emslie C,Hunt K,Gale CR

    更新日期:2008-12-01 00:00:00

  • The association between length of stay in Canada and intimate partner violence among immigrant women.

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    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hyman I,Forte T,Du Mont J,Romans S,Cohen MM

    更新日期:2006-04-01 00:00:00

  • Socioeconomic inequalities in health in older adults in Brazil and England.

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    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2012-08-01 00:00:00

  • Impact of The Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act on Student Nutrition, Behavior, and Academic Outcomes: 2011-2019.

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    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Hecht AA,Pollack Porter KM,Turner L

    更新日期:2020-09-01 00:00:00

  • Pregnancy complications and outcomes among overweight and obese nulliparous women.

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    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Baeten JM,Bukusi EA,Lambe M

    更新日期:2001-03-01 00:00:00

  • Genetic screening for reproductive planning: methodological and conceptual issues in policy analysis.

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    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Asch DA,Hershey JC,Pauly MV,Patton JP,Jedrziewski MK,Mennuti MT

    更新日期:1996-05-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:American journal of public health

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Calsyn DA,Meinecke C,Saxon AJ,Stanton V

    更新日期:1992-11-01 00:00:00