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Various social factors, such as education, income, work, living environment, housing, lifestyle and access to services, determine an individual’s state of health. These interact in varying combinations throughout the life course. Inequitable distribution of these factors, or health determinants...
August-28-15The Built Environment Around Schools and the Lifestyle Habits of Young People: State of Knowledge and Québec Overview
- Most scientific studies show meaningful connections between the characteristics of the built environment and the eating habits, physical activity and body weight of young people.
- The factor that appears to be most closely associated with...
Electronic cigarettes are new devices with which users mimic the gestures and produce the feeling of smoking without exposing themselves to the toxic by-products of tobacco combustion. While many experts consider them to be a less harmful alternative for smokers' health than conventional...
This tool was developed to support the collective decision-making process concerning actions to promote total child development. It is designed for local and regional actors seeking to take an objective look at the services available in their areas based on the outcomes of the Québec Survey of...
Among the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, hypertension is the leading factor since 13% of deaths overall are attributed to it. Given the considerable weight of this risk factor from the standpoint of public health, it is necessary that population-based studies be conducted to measure...