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The article clearly focuses on a particular disease, a particular population, or some other aspect of reducing or preventing chronic disease.
The importance of the topic is explained.
The article adds substantially to what is already known about public health practice.
A unique, unusual, or new perspective is provided.
The article is clearly and concisely written and is free of jargon.
The article is well organized and follows a logical sequence.
The article is timely.
The author’s reasoning is justified with evidence.
Technical terms are defined.
Any method presented is completely described.
Any statistical or analytical methods used are appropriate and adequately described.
Any sample described was large enough to produce meaningful results.
The tables and figures are well constructed, easy to comprehend, and visually appealing.
Any results presented are explained well and are credible.
Concise conclusions are presented.
The conclusions are supported by evidence.
The conclusions include appropriate caveats.
Implications for public health are discussed.
Future research directions are discussed.
Funding sources are identified in the Acknowledgments.
Citations are up to date and relevant.
The title correctly reflects the content of the article
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