Rebecca S Hoffman

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OBJECTIVE To report program acceptance and progress after 4 years of a heart disease prevention program. SUBJECTS All Olmsted County, Minnesota residents aged >/=20 years. METHODS The analysis is based on independent population-based interview samples from 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2003; a dietary questionnaire mailed to interviewees; and blood pressure and(More)
OBJECTIVE To elicit from individuals in a population their current weight and height, weight goals, and weight control strategies to aid in design of effective interventions to prevent and treat obesity. SUBJECTS AND METHODS By random digit dial telephone survey, 1224 adult residents of Olmsted County, Minnesota, were contacted between February 28 and May(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess self-reported dietary intake in the adult population of Olmsted County, Minnesota. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We conducted a random-digit-dial telephone survey between March 1 and April 21, 1999, of 1232 adults residing in Olmsted County, Minnesota. We then mailed a structured questionnaire to the survey respondents and achieved a response(More)
OBJECTIVE Internal use of 'camphor' is a potential public health concern in Accra. We sought to identify the toxins being sold as mothballs in Greater Accra and use this information to help educate both clinicians and the public. METHODS Mothballs are commonly sold by street and marketplace vendors in unmarked cling film-wrapped packs. Fifteen small packs(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the attitudes of Olmsted County, Minnesota, adults about environmental tobacco smoke in restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In this population survey,2014 adults were contacted by random digit dial methods between February 28 and May 5, 2000, and asked to participate in a telephone survey; 1224 (61%) consented.(More)
T he medical literature, lay press, and evening news all tell us that an unprecedented number of US adults and children are becoming obese. More than half of adults and more than 20% of children report that they are overweight or obese, 1,2 and the number of obese adults increased by 61% between 1991 and 2000. 1 In our community, Olmsted County, Minnesota,(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish baseline data for the CardioVision 2020 program, a collaborative project in Olmsted County, Minnesota, organized to reduce cardiovascular disease rates by altering 5 health-related items: (1) eliminating tobacco use and exposure, (2) improving nutrition, (3) increasing physical activity, (4) lowering serum cholesterol level, and (5)(More)