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At the request of the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec conducted a study entitled Étude clinique sur l’état de santé buccodentaire des élèves québécois du primaire 2012-2013 (ÉCSBQ) [clinical study on the oral health of Québec elementary school students in 2012-2013]. This study assessed the oral health status of Grade 2 and Grade 6 students in Québec and highlighted trends in their oral health since the late 1990s.
For the first time in Québec, ÉCSBQ 2012-2013 used a new visual assessment system, making it possible to study not only non-reversible dental caries, which have been the focus of attention to date, but also reversible dental caries. Reversible...
June-16-16The Food Environment Around Public Schools and the Consumption of Junk Food for Lunch by Québec Secondary School Students
- In Québec, more than half (52%) of secondary school students had not eaten junk food for lunch during the week preceding the study, while a little less than half (48%) had eaten junk food for lunch one or more times.
- Close to 40% of students in Québec public secondary schools have access to at least two fast-food restaurants within 750 metres.
- Consumption of junk food two or more times per week is associated with obesity and other negative health measures among young people.
- The proportions of young people consuming junk food two or more times per week are significantly higher in schools with two (27%) or three (26%) fast-food restaurants within a 750-metre radius than in those with only one (19%) or none (19%).
- Other factors also influence the...
May-05-16Measures to Prevent and Control Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli in Acute Care Settings in Québec
Gram-negative bacilli (GNB) are bacteria frequently encountered in clinical settings, both as normal flora and as pathogens in a variety of infections. The use of antibiotics has led to the emergence of various resistance mechanisms and some of these bacteria are now resistant to several classes of antibiotics. This document has been prepared to help healthcare-associated infection prevention and control (IPC) teams recognize the major multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDR-GNB) and to implement IPC measures to avoid their transmission in acute care settings in Québec.
This document is primarily intended to be used as a basic reference for centres that are not dealing with an outbreak. While the measures to be implemented in the case of an outbreak are often mentioned in...