Canadian Journal of Public Health

This bimonthly journal publishes articles on all aspects of public health, including health promotion and protection and disease prevention.

Articles from Vol. 99, No. 1, January/February

Cancer Survival in Ontario, 1986-2003: Evidence of Equitable Advances across Most Diverse Urban and Rural Places
ABSTRACTObjectives: This study examined whether place and socio-economic status had differential effects on the survival of women diagnosed with breast cancer in Ontario during the 1980s and the 1990s.Methods: The Ontario Cancer Registry provided 29,934...
East Meets West: Chinese-Canadians' Perspectives on Health and Fitness
ABSTRACTBackground: Chinese-Canadians comprise one of Canada's largest and fastest-growing ethnocultural groups. This exploratory qualitative study examined how Chinese-Canadians' views of health and fitness, and their understanding of mainstream Western...
Epidemiology of Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in BC during the Introduction of Conjugated Pneumococcal Vaccine
ABSTRACTObjectives: Antimicrobial resistance in Streptococcus pneumoniae has increased in recent decades. We linked two surveillance programs to evaluate trends in incidence, serotype distribution, and antimicrobial resistance in invasive pneumococcal...
Evaluating the Unintended Health Consequences of Poverty Alleviation Strategies: Or What Is the Relevance of Mohammed Yunus to Public Health?
ABSTRACTPublic health researchers are increasingly shifting their attention away from merely documenting those factors that determine health - a solid evidence base on health determinants now exists - to improving our understanding of how various interventions...
Examining Physician Counselling to Promote the Adoption of Physical Activity
ABSTRACTBackground: While the benefits of physical activity are generally recognized, over half of adult Canadians are not active enough to receive those benefits. Physicians may influence patient activity through counselling; however, research is inconsistent...
Health Disparities in Chickenpox or Shingles in Alberta?
ABSTRACTObjective: Exploring for evidence of socio-economic health disparities in chickenpox and shingles in Alberta, Canada.Methods: Chickenpox and shingles cases were identified from administrative data from Alberta's universal health care insurance...
Implementation and Outcomes of a Comprehensive Worksite Health Promotion Program
ABSTRACTBackground: This paper reports on the implementation and results of a three-year comprehensive worksite health promotion program called Take care of your health!, delivered at a single branch of a large financial organization with 656 employees...
Implications of a Public Smoking Ban
ABSTRACTObjectives: Legislation to ban smoking in public places is currently a major area of interest across Canada. The main objectives of the study were to 1) determine the effect of the smoking ban on incidence of acute myocardial infarction, 2) determine...
Living with Diabetes on Baffin Island: Inuit Storytellers Share Their Experiences
ABSTRACTBackground: The prevention and management of Type 2 diabetes mellitus has become a concern in Inuit communities across Canada. Although Inuit living with diabetes in remote Canadian Arctic communities could help guide the development of health...
Measuring and Mapping Disparities in Access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables in Montréal
ABSTRACTObjective: This study was conducted to evaluate disparities in access to healthy food in Montréal, focusing on the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables (F/V) as an indicator.Method: F/V selling area was measured in all food retail stores...
Modifiable Risk Factors for Invasive Meningococcal Disease during an Edmonton, Alberta Outbreak, 1999-2002
ABSTRACTBackground: An outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) in metro Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between December 1999 and June 2002 resulted in 84 laboratory-confirmed cases. Most cases were infected with Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C,...
One Arm or Two? Concurrent Administration of Meningococcal C Conjugate and Hepatitis B Vaccines in Pre-Teens
ABSTRACTBackground: The purpose of this study was to: a) compare rates of local reactions from meningococcal C conjugate (Neis Vac-C®) and hepatitis B vaccines (Recombivax HB®), and b) compare local reactions when both injections were given in one arm...
Priorities in Health
Priorities in Health Dean T. Jamison, Joel G. Breman, Anthony R. Measham, George Alleyne, Mariam Claeson, David B. Evans, Prabhat Jha, Anne Mills, Philip Musgrove (Eds.). Washington, DC: The World Bank, 2006; 236 pp., US$10Priorities in Health, released...
SARS in Context: Memory, History, Policy
SARS in Context: Memory, History, Policy Jacalyn Duffin, Arthur Sweetman (Eds.), Montreal, QC: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2006; 210 pp., CAD$75As suggested by its title, the book is divided into three sections: two chapters about personal recollections...
The Experience of Capacity Building among Health Education Workers in the Yukon
ABSTRACTBackground: Capacity building has developed as a health promotion approach that enables people to address determinants of health and to improve health outcomes. Although capacity building has been much discussed, little is known about what it...
The Health Benefits of a Physical Activity Program for Older Adults Living in Congregate Housing
ABSTRACTBackground: In Saskatoon in 2002, as one of the key strategies for the in motion health promotion strategy, the Forever... in motion program was developed with the general goal of increasing opportunities for physical activity among older adults...