Society for Prevention Research - 27th Annual Meeting

San Francisco,

The Society for Prevention Research’s 27th annual meeting will be held May 28 – May 31, 2018, in San Francisco.

The theme for the event is  “Prevention Science in a Big Data World”. It is hoped that the event will open up a discussion about ways in which the prevention science community can make use of data and innovative technologies to develop new opportunities in prevention research. 

Encuesta consumo de drogas, nivel medio de educación - Guatemala

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SECCATID, Universidad Galileo de Guatemala, INL
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Guatemala cuenta con una población de 15,073,375 personas, con pirámide poblacional mayoritariamente joven. Este estudio de tipo transversal, descriptivo, correlacional en una muestra de 13,856 estudiantes de ambos sexos, en edades comprendidas entre los 11 y 22 años de edad, del nivel medio y diversificado de educación pública y privada a nivel nacional, analiza el problema de drogas en esa población.

Smoking and Obesity in Chile’s Third National Health Survey

Bachelet VC, Lanas F. Smoking and obesity in Chile’s Third National Health Survey: light and shade. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2018;42:e132.
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The Chilean Ministry of Health recently disclosed the first results of the 2016–2017 National Health Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Salud, ENS). The survey was cross-sectional and used a multistage stratified random sampling strategy resulting in a final sample of 6 233 persons ≥ 15 years old, with national, regional, and urban/rural representativeness.

Despite Falling Rates, Smoking-Related Lung Cancer Will Remain a Major Health Concern

Jeon, J., Holford, T. R., Levy, D. T., Feuer, E. J., Cao, P., Tam, J., ... & Meza, R. (2018). Smoking and Lung Cancer Mortality in the United States From 2015 to 2065: A Comparative Modeling Approach. Annals of internal medicine.
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Tobacco control interventions introduced in the United States over the past 50 years have led to notable decrease in smoking and smoking-related diseases, including lung cancer.

In a recent study, published by University of Michigan's School of Public Health and the Cancer Intervention and Surveillance Modelling Network, four models were developed to project rates of lung cancer for U.S. men and women aged 30 to 84.

Investigating the Growing Trend of Non-Drinking among Young People

Ng Fat et al. BMC Public Health (2018) 18:1090
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Non-drinking among young people has increased over the past decade in England, yet the underlying factor driving this change is unknown. Traditionally non-drinking has been found to be associated with lower socio-economic status and poorer health.

SPR 27th Annual Meeting - Call for Papers

SPR 27th ANNUAL MEETING May 28 – May 31, 2019 Hyatt Regency San Francisco, San Francisco, CA CALLS NOW AVAILABLE: Papers, NIDA International Poster Session, Preconference Workshops, and "Brown Bag" SIGs Submission Deadline for ALL Calls: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 The Society for Prevention Research (SPR) 27th Annual Meeting "Prevention Science in a Big Data World" will be held May 28 – May 31, 2019, in San Francisco, CA, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco

Drug Use on Both Sides of the US-Mexico Border

Borges G, Zemore SE, Orozco R, Cherpitel CJ, Martínez P, Wallisch L. Drug use on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Salud Publica Mex. 2018;60:451-461.
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Objective: To compare drug use for cities along the US-Mexico border.

Materials and methods: Data are from the US-Mexico Study on Alcohol and Related Conditions (UMSARC, 2011-2013), a survey of 4,796 randomly selected Mexican and of Mexican origin individuals on both sides of the border.