Adult health practices in the United States and Canada

The prevalence levels of 12 health practices in the United States and Canada are compared in this study; smoking; drinking status; average daily alcohol consumption; physical activity; eating breakfast; use of seatbelts and child safety restraints; ownership of smoke detectors; recency of blood pressure checks, breast examinations, and Pap tests; and practice of breast self-examination

Thomas Stephens; Charlotte A. Schoenborn

2004

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  • The prevalence levels of 12 health practices in the United States and Canada are compared in this study; smoking; drinking status; average daily alcohol consumption; physical activity; eating breakfast; use of seatbelts and child safety restraints; ownership of smoke detectors; recency of blood pressure checks, breast examinations, and Pap tests; and practice of breast self-examination
  • Data are presented for four age groups by sex and for three levels of education
  • Trends in smoking and seatbelt use between 1979 and 1985 are discussed

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