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Health Reports, June 2012

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The June 2012 online issue of Health Reports contains two articles.

The first article, “Prevalence and correlates of folic acid supplement use in Canada,” investigates self-reported intake of supplements containing folic acid. Associations with socio-demographic, behavioural and clinical factors were studied, including, for the first time in a nationally representative sample, red blood cell folate concentrations. The analysis was based on data from the 2007 to 2009 Canadian Health Measures Survey.For more information on this article, contact Cynthia Colapinto ([email protected]).

The second article, “Urban sprawl and its relationship with active transportation, physical activity and obesity in Canadian youth,” examines associations between urban sprawl and active transportation, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, and obesity in a large sample of Canadian youth residing in census metropolitan areas (CMAs). A secondary objective was to consider driving age as a possible moderator of these associations. The study population consisted of 7,017 respondents aged 12 to 19 to the 2007/2008 Canadian Community Health Survey, living in Canada’s 33 CMAs.

For more information on this article, contact Laura Seliske (647-233-1922; [email protected]).

The complete version of the latest issue of Health Reports, Vol. 23, no. 2 (82-003-X, free), is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications. A print version (82-003-X, $24/$68) is also available.

For information about Health Reports, contact Janice Felman (613-951-6446; [email protected]), Health Analysis Division.

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