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Castro, Yessenia; Fernández, Maria E.; Strong, Larkin L.; Stewart, Diana W.; Krasny, Sarah; Hernandez Robles, Eden; Heredia, Natalia; Spears, Claire A.; Correa-Fernández, Virmarie; Eakin, Elizabeth; Resnicow, Ken; Basen-Engquist, Karen; Wetter, David W. – Health Education & Behavior, 2015
More than 60% of cancer-related deaths in the United States are attributable to tobacco use, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity, and these risk factors tend to cluster together. Thus, strategies for cancer risk reduction would benefit from addressing multiple health risk behaviors. We adapted an evidence-based intervention grounded in social…
Descriptors: Cancer, Health Behavior, Obesity, Hispanic Americans
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Augustin, Angel; Ralston, Penny A.; Young-Clark, Iris; Coccia, Catherine C. – Health Education & Behavior, 2019
Objective: To evaluate a health leader-focused church-based breast cancer prevention intervention in relation to congregants' intended participation, congregants' actual participation, and perceived health outcomes at both individual and church levels using socio-ecological and theory of planned behavior frameworks. Method: Participants for the…
Descriptors: Cancer, Prevention, Intervention, Church Role
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Tam, Chick F.; Xi, Emily; Chan, Vanessa; Gouzoubachian, Ayla – College Student Journal, 2017
The consumption of fruits and vegetables for the prevention of diseases has long been known because their phytochemicals and antioxidant nutrients provide protective benefits and defensive roles against oxidative damages that lead to human diseases such as cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and others. This study is geared at observing…
Descriptors: Food, Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Body Height
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McLarry, Sue – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2007
The objective of this study was to determine if community based health education programs increased knowledge and health behavior in older adults. The study was a pretest-posttest design with a convenience sample of 111 independent community dwelling older adults. Participants received two disease prevention education presentations: type 2…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Public Health, Health Education, Older Adults
Cook, Heather D., Ed.; Kohl , Harold W., III, Ed. – National Academies Press, 2013
Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Health Promotion, Health Behavior
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Stolley, Melinda R.; Sharp, Lisa K.; Wells, Anita M.; Simon, Nolanna; Schiffer, Linda – Health Education & Behavior, 2006
Breast-cancer survival rates are lower among African American women compared to White women. Obesity may contribute to this disparity. More than 77% of African American women are overweight or obese. Adopting health behaviors that promote a healthy weight status may be beneficial because obesity increases risk for recurrence. Studies among White…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activities, Females, Focus Groups
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Gaffney, Brian; Yarnell, John – Health Education Journal, 2004
Life expectancy in Northern Ireland continues to increase and it is expected that mortality due to heart disease, stroke and some cancers will continue to fall. The infant mortality rate, once higher is similar to that of the other UK and European countries. However, in common with neighboring countries, Northern Ireland has low levels of physical…
Descriptors: Obesity, Physical Activity Level, Nutrition, Health Promotion
Shaw, Frederic E., Ed. – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
The "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report" ("MMWR") Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Data in the weekly "MMWR" are provisional, based on weekly reports to CDC by state health departments. This issue of "MMWR" contains the following studies: (1) Youth Risk Behavior…
Descriptors: Death, Heart Disorders, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Peterson, Michael; Goodwin, Steve; Ellenberg, Deborah – American Journal of Health Education, 2004
This study examined the impact of the American Cancer Society's (ACS's) media based peer education program, Message Magic: Selling Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, on participant self-reported dietary and physical activity behaviors and advocacy skill development. High school students participating in the program were required to work as a…
Descriptors: Advertising, Physical Activities, Health Promotion, Skill Development
Balling, Allison; Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Speicher, Nancy; McManus, Tim; Kann, Laura – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2005
To monitor priority health-risk behaviors among youth and young adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). The YRBSS includes national, state, territory, and local school-based surveys of high school students in grades 9-12. In addition, some states, territories, and cities…
Descriptors: Death, Heart Disorders, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Diseases
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Journal of School Health, 1992
Examines the prevalence of self-reported enrollment, attendance, and participation in school physical education, noting dietary patterns among students in grades 9-12 from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. Percentages of students participating varied significantly. Males participated and exercised more than females. Very few students…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Enrollment Trends, Health Behavior, High School Students
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Comprehensive Cancer Center. – 2003
This report provides statewide data on Wisconsin middle and high school health education curriculum and policy. All regular public secondary schools were included in the school sampling frame. Data were collected via surveys of principals and lead health teachers regarding tobacco, physical education and activity, nutrition, HIV/AIDS, violence,…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Asthma, Comprehensive School Health Education, Curriculum
Eaton, Danice K.; Kann, Laura; Kinchen, Steve; Shanklin, Shari; Ross, James; Hawkins, Joseph; Harris, William A.; Lowry, Richard; McManus, Tim; Chyen, David; Lim, Connie; Brener, Nancy D.; Wechsler, Howell – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008
Problem: Priority health-risk behaviors, which are behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults, often are established during childhood and adolescence, extend into adulthood, are interrelated, and are preventable. Reporting Period Covered: January-December 2007. Description of the System: The…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, High School Students, Student Surveys
Eaton, Danice K.; Kann, Laura; Kinchen, Steve; Ross, James; Hawkins, Joseph; Harris, William A.; Lowry, Richard; McManus, Tim; Chyen, David; Shanklin, Shari; Lim, Connie; Grunbaum, Jo Anne; Wechsler, Howell – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006
Problem: Priority health-risk behaviors, which contribute to the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among youth and adults, often are established during childhood and adolescence, extend into adulthood, are interrelated, and are preventable. Reporting Period Covered: October 2004-January 2006. Description of the System: The Youth Risk…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Risk, High School Students, Student Surveys
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Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC. – 2000
This document contains the two volumes of the Conference Edition of Healthy People 2010, a comprehensive, nationwide health promotion and disease prevention agenda. The first section of Volume I, "Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health," includes "Introduction,""Leading Health Indicators," and…
Descriptors: Access to Health Care, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Cancer, Community Health Services
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