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October 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article examines the relationship between local drug policy, and adolescent attitudes toward and use of marijuana. More severe local drug policy on marijuana use is associated with a decreased likelihood that adolescents will use the drug and an increased likelihood that they will disapprove of marijuana consumption and perceive it as a risky behavior.
September 1, 2009 | Journal Article
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invests in research aimed at reducing childhood obesity. This study investigated associations between soda taxes and body mass index (BMI) in 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students in the period 1997-2006.
October 1, 2007 | Journal Article
The prevalence of overweight among children and adolescents has reached epidemic proportions: 11.5 percent among children age 2-5 years, 17.7 percent among children age 6-11 years and 17.3 percent among children age 12-19 years. Moreover, research h ...
March 1, 2004 | Journal Article
This study examines the effect of community factors and individual factors on access to ambulatory care for low income adults in 54 metropolitan areas across the United States. Two indicators were used to measure access: (1) having a usual source of ...
May 1, 2004 | Journal Article
Experts estimate that by 2020 almost half of all Americans will have a chronic illness and 24 percent will have more than one. But how prevalent are chronic conditions today? This study addressed that question using the 1998 Medical Expenditure Pane ...
July 1, 2004 | Journal Article
In 2003 citizens of Canada, the United Kingdom, and France paid an average of 34-59 percent of what Americans paid for a similar market basket of pharmaceuticals. This paper explores some issues surrounding the infamous "doughnut hole" in the new Me ...
May 1, 2001 | Journal Article
Unless the nations of the world act, within a generation as many as 10 million people per year will die from tobacco use.
September 1, 2001 | Journal Article
There is room to increase the public's knowledge about the broad determinants of health.