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Association between Activity Space Exposure to Food Establishments and Individual Risk of Overweight
Objective Environmental exposure to food sources may underpin area level differences in individual risk for overweight. Place of residence is generally used to assess neighbourhood exposure. Yet,Expand
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Using experienced activity spaces to measure foodscape exposure.
Researchers are increasingly interested in understanding how food environments influence eating behavior and weight-related health outcomes. Little is known about the dose-response relationshipExpand
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A multi-perspective approach for defining neighbourhood units in the context of a study on health inequalities in the Quebec City region
BackgroundIdentification of socioeconomic and health inequalities at the local scale is facilitated by using relevant small geographical sectors. Although these places are routinely defined accordingExpand
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[Colorectal cancer discovered during pregnancy].
Colorectal carcinoma during pregnancy is very rare. Prognosis is severe because of the advanced stage due to delay in diagnosis and the aggressiveness of this widespread metastatic disease. We reportExpand
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Trends in group inequalities and interindividual inequalities in BMI in the United States, 1993-2012.
BACKGROUND Marked increases in mean body mass index (BMI) and prevalence of obesity and overweight in the United States are well known. However, whether these average increases were accompanied byExpand
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Local Context Influence, Activity Space, and Foodscape Exposure in Two Canadian Metropolitan Settings: Is Daily Mobility Exposure Associated with Overweight?
It has become increasingly common to attribute part of the obesity epidemic to changes in the environment. Identification of a clear and obvious role for contextual risk factors has not yet beenExpand
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The geography of overweight in Quebec: a multilevel perspective.
OBJECTIVES Explore the contextual aspects of overweight in Quebec through multilevel modelling, using a purposely designed set of spatial units and a few area-based characteristics. METHODS DataExpand
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Impact of catchment geophysical characteristics and climate on the regional variability of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in surface water.
Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is a recognized indicator of natural organic matter (NOM) in surface waters. The aim of this paper is twofold: to evaluate the impact of geophysical characteristics,Expand
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Geographic Variability in the Association between Socioeconomic Status and BMI in the USA and Canada
Objective Reported associations between socioeconomic status (SES) and obesity are inconsistent depending on gender and geographic location. Globally, these inconsistent observations may hide aExpand
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Do schools in Quebec foster healthy eating? An overview of associations between school food environment and socio-economic characteristics.
OBJECTIVE A school environment that encourages students to opt for food with sound nutritional value is both essential and formative in ensuring that young people adopt healthy eating habits. TheExpand
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