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.

ISSN 1920-7476 (Online)

Impact Factor for CJPH
Impact factor of 1.094 in 2013 (Thompson ISI); 5-year impact factor of 1.325.



In memoriam


Robert S. Remis, MDCM, MPH
November 17, 1946–September 25, 2014

It is with sadness that we announce the death of long-time CPHA member Dr. Robert Remis on September 25th following his lengthy and courageous struggle with cancer.

Robert grew up in Winnipeg and obtained a medical degree at McGill University in Montreal. After working as a general practitioner in disadvantaged communities, his desire to help humanity on a larger scale led to a calling in community medicine and infectious diseases epidemiology. He became expert in HIV/AIDS epidemiology, working in Montreal and subsequently at the University of Toronto, where he acted as a mentor to many students, publishing extensively and contributing to HIV surveillance.

CPHA was fortunate to have benefitted over the years from Robert’s expertise in the infectious diseases area, in particular in his capacity as long-time reviewer for the Canadian Journal of Public Health and as interim Scientific Editor of the Journal from March to December 2013.

Posted: 2014-10-07
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Vol 105, No 4 (2014): July/August 2014

Table of Contents


Farewell Éric
Pierre Ayotte, Benoît Lévesque, Mélanie Lemire e230-e232

Quantitative Research

Food insecurity and nutritional biomarkers in relation to stature in Inuit children from Nunavik
Catherine M. Pirkle, Michel Lucas, Renée Dallaire, Pierre Ayotte, Joseph L. Jacobson, Sandra W. Jacobson, Éric Dewailly, Gina Muckle e233-e238
Body mass index among immigrant and non-immigrant youth: Evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey
Gita Wahi, Michael H. Boyle, Katherine M. Morrison, Katholiki Georgiades e239-e244
A cross-cultural comparison of body composition, physical fitness and physical activity between regional samples of Canadian and English children and adolescents
Christine Voss, Gavin Sandercock, Joan Wharf Higgins, Heather Macdonald, Lindsay Nettlefold, Patti-Jean Naylor, Heather McKay e245-e250
Antiretroviral treatment outcomes among foreign-born and Aboriginal peoples living with HIV/AIDS in northern Alberta
Megan E. Lefebvre, Christine A. Hughes, Yutaka Yasui, L. Duncan Saunders, Stan Houston e251-e257
Tuberculosis in HIV-infected persons in British Columbia during the HAART era
Matthew P. Cheng, Alim Hirji, David Z. Roth, Victoria J. Cook, Viviane D. Lima, Julio S. Montaner, James C. Johnston e258-e262
Burden of HIV and tuberculosis co-infection in Montreal, Quebec
Paul Rivest, Liliya Sinyavskaya, Paul Brassard e263-e267
Uptake of pneumococcal vaccines in the Nordic region of Nunavik, province of Quebec, Canada
Jude-Emmanuel Cléophat, Jean-Baptiste Le Meur, Jean-François Proulx, Philippe De Wals e268-e272
Electronic screens in children’s bedrooms and adiposity, physical activity and sleep: Do the number and type of electronic devices matter?
Jean-Philippe Chaput, Geneviève Leduc, Charles Boyer, Priscilla Bélanger, Allana G. LeBlanc, Michael M. Borghese, Mark S. Tremblay e273-e279

Qualitative Research

Public health perspectives on postwar mental health: Gender, housing and family in Kitimat, British Columbia, 1950s
Kelsey Lucyk, Lindsay McLaren, Frank Stahnisch e280-e286

Systematic Review

Is herpes zoster vaccination likely to be cost-effective in Canada?
Alexander D. Peden, Stephenson B. Strobel, Evelyn L. Forget e287-e295
Interventions for motor vehicle crashes among Indigenous communities: Strategies to inform Canadian initiatives
Megan M. Short, Christopher J. Mushquash, Michel Bédard e296-e305

Public Health Intervention

Development and implementation of FRESH – a post-secondary nutrition education program incorporating population strategies, experiential learning and intersectoral partnerships
June I. Matthews, Anne V. Zok, Emily P.M. Quenneville, Paula D.N. Dworatzek e306-e311
Mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination or masking of British Columbia health care workers: Year 1
Doran S. Ksienski e312-e316


The need for culturally safe physical activity promotion and programs
Audrey R. Giles, Francine E. Darroch e317-e319