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September 17, 2012 | Feature/Topic
Browse research, insight and analysis on key issues affecting health and health care in the United States.
September 1, 2010 | Journal Article
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation invests in research aimed at halting the rise in childhood obesity. This article examined whether changes in the availability of unhealthy foods accompanied important school health initiatives from 2004-2007.
October 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Social disparities in body weight may increase because Black women, Hispanic women and men with lower socioeconomic status show declining trends in positive weight-related health behaviors compared with White young adults with higher socioeconomic status.
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 ...
April 1, 2010 | Journal Article
Nearly a quarter of all deaths in Virginia from 1990 to 2000 would have been averted if the entire state exhibited the same mortality rate as the state's five most affluent areas, according to this analysis of public data.