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OBJECTIVE To assess gambling behaviours and the problems associated with pathological gambling among the adult population of Quebec in 2002. METHOD In Phase 1 of this 2-phase study, a total sample of 8842 adults was assessed. We used the South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS), adapted for telephone interview, to assess one-half of the sample; the other(More)
Institut national de santé publique du Québec I ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This study is an initiative of the Quebec public health association (ASPQ) and could not have been completed without the financial support of the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec (MSSS). The authors would especially like to thank Renald Bujold, President of the ASPQ, for(More)
OBJECTIVE This study explores the contribution of deprivation, immigration and Aboriginal status to survival in various parts of Canada. It is hypothesized that differences in the magnitude of survival inequalities according to deprivation across Canada are attenuated when immigration and Aboriginal status are accounted for. METHODS The study is based on(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate and practical biologic tools to estimate HIV incidence is crucial to better monitor the epidemic and evaluate the effectiveness of HIV prevention and treatment programs. METHODS We evaluated two avidity assays to measure recent HIV infection: the Sedia HIV-1 LAg-Avidity EIA (Sedia Biosciences, Portland) and the Centers for Disease(More)
A mass vaccination campaign with the 4CMenB vaccine (Bexsero®; Novartis Pharmaceutical Canada Inc) was launched in a serogroup B endemic area in Quebec. A telephone survey was conducted to assess parental and adolescent opinions about the acceptability of the vaccine. Intent to receive the vaccine or vaccine receipt was reported by the majority of parents(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have investigated how area-level deprivation influences the relationship between individual disadvantage and suicide mortality. The aim of this study was to examine individual measures of material and social disadvantage in relation to suicide mortality in Canada and to determine whether these relationships were modified by area(More)
Reproduction for the purpose of private study or research is authorized pursuant to section 29 of the Copyright Act. Any other use must be authorized by the Government of Québec, which holds the exclusive intellectual property rights in this document. Such authorization may be obtained by applying to the central Clearing House, copyright management unit,(More)
Background. An increase of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence was reported in Canada despite the decline of the main risk factor. Objectives. To estimate incidence, prevalence, and mortality of COPD from 2001 to 2011 and establish the COPD burden by the evaluation of the age-period-cohort effects on incidence trends and the(More)
BACKGROUND Ice hockey has one of the highest sport participation and injury rates in youth in Canada. Body checking (BC) is the predominant mechanism of injury in leagues in which it is permitted. The objectives of this study were to determine whether the incidence and types of physical contact differ for Bantam players (aged 13-14 years) who were exposed(More)
BACKGROUND Projection analyses can provide estimates of the future health burden of increasing BMI and represent a relevant and useful tool for public health planning. Our study presents long-term (2013-2030) projections of the prevalence and numbers of individuals by BMI category for adult men and women in Quebec. Three applications of projections to(More)