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Rural residents had higher rates of self-harm than urban residents for both males and females, all self-harm mechanisms, and all age groups except people aged ≥65 years.

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For low-risk pregnancies, odds of autism spectrum disorder in the child were 31% higher for cesarean deliveries following induction than for noninduced vaginal deliveries.

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About 66% of cardiovascular disease, 67% of coronary heart disease, and 62% of stroke cases could be attributed to poor adherence to a healthy lifestyle, including getting enough sleep.

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High allostatic load was associated with 22% higher mortality risk for all-cause mortality and 31% higher risk for cardiovascular disease mortality.

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American Journal of Preventive Medicine

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Helmed by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Matthew L. Boulton, AJPM is the premier source of timely and evidence-based information on prevention science, education, practice, and policy for a global audience. The journal publishes original research and commentary on the primary and secondary prevention of important clinical, behavioral, and public health issues such as injury and violence, infectious disease, women's health, smoking, sedentary behaviors and physical activity, nutrition, diabetes, obesity, and substance use disorders, as well as research on relevant educational initiatives for health professionals and health services research pertinent to prevention and public health.

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This supplement, sponsored by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities' Centers of Excellence program, via the Obesity Health Disparities Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, features research at the intersection of obesity and health disparities, including the contribution of social factors, adverse childhood effects, association with breast cancer, COVID-19 outcomes, the role of financial stressors, and the efficaciousness of a physical activity intervention.

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The American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM) is the national professional society for physicians committed to disease prevention and health promotion.

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The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is the professional organization for the academic medical and public health community dedicated to prevention research and interprofessional education.

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