Healthy passages. A multilevel, multimethod longitudinal study of adolescent health.

  title={Healthy passages. A multilevel, multimethod longitudinal study of adolescent health.},
  author={Michael Windle and Jo Anne Grunbaum and Marc Elliott and Susan Tortolero and Sandy Berry and Janice Gilliland and David E. Kanouse and Guy S. Parcel and Jan Wallander and Steve H Kelder and Janet Collins and Lloyd J. Kolbe and Mark A. Schuster},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={27 2},
PURPOSE To provide an overview of a multisite, long-term study that focuses on risk and protective factors, health behaviors (e.g., dietary practices, physical inactivity, tobacco use, and violent activity), and health outcomes (e.g., diabetes, obesity, and sexually transmitted diseases) for a fifth-grade cohort to be followed biennially from ages 10 to 20 years. METHODS A two-stage probability sampling procedure was used to select 5250 fifth-grade students from schools in Birmingham AL… CONTINUE READING

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