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OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of a partner-supported, incentive-based educational program on rates and duration of breast-feeding among low-income women. DESIGN Women who expressed a willingness to participate in the breast-feeding educational program were randomly assigned to one of two groups: an intervention group and a control group who received(More)
Peer-led drug prevention programs for middle school youth are reviewed as to whether or not they are a vital resource in an overall effort to minimize the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (ATOD). The paper focuses on the following: a) results of a 120-study meta-analysis of school-based drug prevention programs and positive program features; b)(More)
BACKGROUND This study was conducted as a first initiative to investigate the relationship between body mass index [BMI, weight(kg)/height(m)2] and healthcare expenditures by third party providers for lifestyle-related diseases and disorders. METHOD Data were analyzed for 383 individuals who were continuously employed and covered by the same comprehensive(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether participation in a comprehensive worksite health promotion program was associated with reduced employee health care costs. DESIGN Four independent study groups, two treatment and two comparison, were identified based on type and date of first participation in the intervention. Two years of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of prohibiting smoking in restaurants on total restaurant sales in Flagstaff, Arizona. DESIGN Flagstaff restaurant and retail sales data were collected for periods approximately 3.5 years prior to enactment of a no-smoking-in-restaurants ordinance and 1.5 years after enactment of the ordinance.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the extent of coverage of tobacco topics, as compared to coverage of health and nonhealth topics, in "general interest" and "health" magazines. METHODS Lead articles and fillers published from 1996 through 1999 in 9 widely circulated magazines were studied. RESULTS Less than 1% of all articles and fillers on health topics focused(More)
Northern Arizona University (NAU), College of Health and Human Services model Minority Faculty Fellowship Program (MFFP) supports a minority faculty member and strengthens the College without adding to the workload or placing additional strain on an already limited budget. In 2003, the College was awarded a MFFP through the U.S. Department of Health, Health(More)
This research was conducted to determine the impact of voting for clean indoor air ordinance on a local-level policy maker's re-election status. Secondary data were used to identify local tobacco ordinances in Arizona proposed between 2001 and 2005, score ordinance content for comprehensiveness, identify policy makers who voted and how they voted, and(More)