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Volume 8: No. 1, January 2011

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Publishing on Policy: Trends in Public Health

Year Number of Articles
1998 51
1999 60
2000 54
2001 74
2002 47
2003 84
2004 62
2005 74
2006 52
2007 86
2008 81

Figure 1. Total policy articles published in 16 general public health journals, by year, 1998-2008. The journals are listed in the Appendix.

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Topic Number of Articles
Genetic testing 8
Advocacy 11
Physical activity 16
Special populations 16
Nutrition 20
Community policy 20
Maternal/women’s health 27
Environmental/disaster 29
Adolescent/child 33
HIV/AIDS 34
Violence/safety 34
Drugs/alcohol 42
School policy 82
Health care 170
Smoking/tobacco 183

Figure 2. Number of articles published on policy topics in 16 general public health journals, 1998-2008. The journals are listed in the Appendix.

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