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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of adjusting for differences in timing of maturation when assessing overweight prevalence among adolescents in different populations by using an international reference recommended by the WHO.DESIGN: Cross-sectional, comparative study in three large samples from China, Russia and the United States.SUBJECTS: A total of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether adolescents' exposure to youth smoking prevention ads sponsored by tobacco companies promotes intentions to smoke, curiosity about smoking, and positive attitudes toward the tobacco industry. DESIGN A randomised controlled experiment compared adolescents' responses to five smoking prevention ads sponsored by a tobacco company(More)
  • Y Wang
  • International Journal of Obesity
  • 2004
INTRODUCTION: It is still a matter of debate as to how to define obesity in young people, although a growing consensus is to use body mass index (BMI) cutoffs to classify obesity in children and adolescents.OBJECTIVE: This article provides a brief overview of issues related to the assessment of obesity in children and adolescents.RESULTS: At present, BMI is(More)
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the prevalence and correlates of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) use in Taiwan. DESIGN AND SETTING We studied a nationally representative random sample in the 2015 Taiwan Adult Smoking Behavior Survey. PARTICIPANTS This study included 26 021 participants aged 15 years or older (51% women, 79% non-smokers, 16% aged(More)
INTRODUCTION In January 2009, Taiwan broadened smoke-free legislation, requiring mass transportation systems, indoor public areas and indoor workplaces with 3 or more people, to become smoke-free. We investigated the secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure at home for children aged 3-11 years in Taiwan before and after the implantation of the legislation. METHODS(More)
People who suffer from disease frequently experience disease-related stigmas. Stigma presents in daily life during normal human interactions. The stereotypes promoted by the media often impact public opinion significantly. Moreover, healthcare professionals may exacerbate stigmatization due to their misunderstanding of patients and their disease issues.(More)
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