Canadian Journal of Public Health

Can J Public Health

The Canadian Journal of Public Health is a professional journal which carries a wide variety of in-depth articles on all aspects of public health, including epidemiology, nutrition, family health, environmental health, sexually transmitted diseases, gerontology, behavioural medicine, rural health, health promotion and public health policy. The editorial is peer reviewed, and the editorial board is made up of public health experts from across Canada.

The Canadian Journal of Public Health is published by the Canadian Public Health Association. It is distributed on a bi-monthly basis exclusively to paid subscribers and to the Association membership.

Impact Factor for CJPH
Impact factor of 1.399 in 2012 (Thompson ISI); 5-year impact factor of 1.560.

Vol 105, No 1 (2014): January/February 2014

Table of Contents


Building upon the Canadian Journal of Public Health’s long tradition of excellence to enhance quality and relevance
Louise Potvin e1-e3

Quantitative Research

Geographic variation in radon and associated lung cancer risk in Canada
Perry Hystad, Michael Brauer, Paul A. Demers, Kenneth C. Johnson, Eleanor Setton, Alejandro Cervantes-Larios, Karla Poplawski, Alana McFarlane, Alan Whitehead, Anne-Marie Nicol e4-e10
Patterns of cigarillo use among Canadian young adults in two urban settings
Erika A. Yates, Jolene Dubray, Robert Schwartz, Maritt Kirst, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Juhee Suwal, Juanita Hatcher e11-e14
Associations between family eating behaviours and body composition measures in peri-adolescents: Results from a community-based study of school-aged children
Samantha Hajna, Paul J. LeBlanc, Brent E. Faught, Anwar T. Merchant, John Cairney, John Hay, Jian Liu e15-e21
Active play: An important physical activity strategy in the fight against childhood obesity
Ian Janssen e22-e27
The relationship between awareness and supplementation: Which Canadian women know about folic acid and how does that translate into use?
Chantal R.M. Nelson, Juan Andres Leon, Jane Evans e40-e46
Factors responsible for mother-to-child HIV transmission in Ontario, Canada, 1996-2008
Dayu Lu, Juan Liu, Lindy Samson, Ari Bitnun, Sandra Seigel, Jason Brophy, Lynne Leonard, Robert S. Remis e47-e52
Time since last negative HIV test among men who have sex with men and people who use injection drugs in British Columbia, 2006-2011
Mark Gilbert, Travis S. Hottes, Richard Lester, Réka Gustafson, Mel Krajden, Gina Ogilvie e63-e68
The economic benefits of risk factor reduction in Canada: Tobacco smoking, excess weight and physical inactivity
Hans Krueger, Donna Turner, Joshua Krueger, A. Elizabeth Ready e69-e78
Prevalence, incidence, awareness and control of hypertension in the province of Quebec: Perspective from administrative and survey data
Claudia Blais, Louis Rochette, Denis Hamel, Paul Poirier e79-e85

Qualitative Research

Defining research priorities for bacterial sexually transmitted infections in Canada
Colin Q-T. Lee, Fiona Kouyoumdjian, Jennifer Christian e86-e90

Systematic Review

Enfants et adolescents venus d’ailleurs : la violence vécue dans leur société d’accueil et les effets sur leur santé, une recension des écrits
Claudia Fournier, Louise Hamelin Brabant, Dominique Damant, Geneviève Lessard, Simon Lapierre, Mélissa Dubé-Quenum e28-e36
A systematic review of HIV testing among Canadian populations
Shalane Ha, Dana Paquette, Jill Tarasuk, Jeff Dodds, Margaret Gale-Rowe, James I. Brooks, John Kim, Tom Wong e53-e62


Fathers’ integration in Quebec’s perinatal and early childhood public policies
Kate St-Arneault, Francine de Montigny, Raymond Villeneuve e37-e39


Research on genetically modified foods: Double standards of transparency
Anne-Marie Turcotte-Tremblay e91
Increased collision risk among drivers who report driving after using alcohol and after using cannabis
Gillian Sayer, Anca Ialomiteanu, Gina Stoduto, Christine M. Wickens, Robert E. Mann, Bernard Le Foll, Bruna Brands e92-e93