Canadian Journal of Public Health

Can J Public Health

The Canadian Journal of Public Health is dedicated to fostering excellence in public health research, scholarship, policy and practice. The aim of the Journal is to advance public health research and practice in Canada and around the world, thus contributing to the improvement of the health of populations and the reduction of health inequalities.

CJPH publishes original research and scholarly articles submitted in either English or French that are relevant to population and public health.

CJPH is an independent, peer‐reviewed journal published by the Canadian Public Health Association.

ISSN 1920-7476 (Online)

Impact Factor for CJPH
Impact factor of 1.293 in 2014 (Thompson ISI); 5-year impact factor of 1.567.

Vol 106, No 3 (2015): March/April

Table of Contents


Advocacy: It's not a dirty word, it's a duty PDF
Trevor Hancock e86-e88

Quantitative Research

Community pharmacists' knowledge, beliefs and attitudes towards immunization in Quebec
Jean Rémi Valiquette, Pascal Bédard e89-e94
Variations over four decades in body mass index trajectories prior to diagnosis of diabetes mellitus: The Manitoba Follow-up Study, 1948–2007
Dessalegn Y. Melesse, Shiva S. Halli, Robert B. Tate e95-e100
Use of caffeinated energy drinks among secondary school students in Ontario: Prevalence and correlates of using energy drinks and mixing with alcohol
Jessica L. Reid, David Hammond, Cassondra McCrory, Joel A. Dubin, Scott T. Leatherdale e101-e108
Exploring the prevalence and correlates of meeting health behaviour guidelines among university students
Tanya M.F. Scarapicchia, Catherine M. Sabiston, Guy Faulkner e109-e114
Patterns and trends in gambling participation in the Quebec population between 2009 and 2012
Sylvia Kairouz, Catherine Paradis, Louise Nadeau, Denis Hamel, Chantal Robillard e115-e120
Waterpipe use among high school students in Ontario: Demographic and substance use correlates
Hayley A. Hamilton, Roberta Ferrence, Angela Boak, Shawn O'Connor, Robert E. Mann, Robert Schwartz, Edward M. Adlaf e121-e126
Visits to physicians for oral health-related complaints in Ontario, Canada
Nancy C. LaPlante, Sonica Singhal, Jacquie Maund, Carlos Quiñonez e127-e131
Growing social inequality in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in Canada, 2004–2012
Kip Brown, Alex Nevitte, Betsy Szeto, Arijit Nandi e132-e139

Qualitative Research

Rural food insecurity: When cooking skills, homegrown food, and perseverance aren’t enough to feed a family
Ellen V. Buck-McFadyen e140-e146

Public Health Intervention

Cross-sectional analysis of a community-based cooperative grocery store intervention in Saskatoon, Canada
Larisa C. Lotoski, Rachel Engler-Stringer, Nazeem Muhajarine e147-e153


Agents communautaires de santé : un modèle de santé sans murs
Fernando P. Cupertino de Barros, Ana Valéria Machado Mendonça, Maria Fátima de Sousa e154-e156

Literature Review

Community health workers in Canada and other high-income countries: A scoping review and research gaps
Said Ahmad Maisam Najafizada, Ivy Lynn Bourgeault, Ronald Labonte, Corinne Packer, Sara Torres e157-e164


Response to Johnson and Beaudet’s commentary: Moving beyond sex and gender reporting in health research PDF
Olena Hankivsky, Kristen W. Springer, Lisa M. Bates e165
Quebec's public health cuts PDF
Joel Kettner e166