Category Archives: OJEpi

Open Journal of Epidemiology

Perceptions and Receipt of Cancer Screening among African Americans: A Community Networks Program Project

Author(s): Sylvie A. Akohoue, Donna Kenerson, Zudi-Mwak Takizala, Katina Beard, Marilyn Burress, Helen Pinkerton, Jianguo Liu, Kushal Patel, Margaret Hargreaves ABSTRACT Objective: Minority groups constitute one of the nation’s highest cancer risk groups. Historically, these groups have not been adequately … Continue reading

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Peer Pressure and Family Smoking Habits Influence Smoking Uptake in Teenage Boys Attending School: Multilevel Modeling of Survey Data

Author(s): Shafquat Rozi, Sadia Mahmud, Gillian Lancaster, Nida Zahid ABSTRACT Introduction: Among young teens, about one in five smokes worldwide. Adolescents spend a considerable amount of their time in school, and the school environment is therefore important for child health … Continue reading

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Human Nail Clippings as a Source of DNA for Genetic Studies

Author(s) :Le Truong, Hannah Lui Park, Seong Sil Chang, Argyrios Ziogas, Susan L. Neuhausen, Sophia S. Wang, Leslie Bernstein, Hoda Anton-Culver ABSTRACT Blood samples have traditionally been used as the main source of DNA for genetic analysis. How-ever, this source … Continue reading

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