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Karen Wistoft

Operative Links: Combining perspectives in municipal strategies aimed at children's and adolescents' health

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Operative Links : Combining perspectives in municipal strategies aimed at children's and adolescents' health. / Wistoft, Karen; Højlund, Holger.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, Vol. 40, No. 4, 06.2012, p. 348-354.

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Harvard

Wistoft, K & Højlund, H 2012, 'Operative Links: Combining perspectives in municipal strategies aimed at children's and adolescents' health', Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 348-354.

APA

Wistoft, K., & Højlund, H. (2012). Operative Links: Combining perspectives in municipal strategies aimed at children's and adolescents' health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement, 40(4), 348-354.

CBE

Wistoft K, Højlund H. 2012. Operative Links: Combining perspectives in municipal strategies aimed at children's and adolescents' health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement. 40(4):348-354.

MLA

Wistoft, Karen and Holger Højlund. "Operative Links: Combining perspectives in municipal strategies aimed at children's and adolescents' health". Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement. 2012, 40(4). 348-354.

Vancouver

Wistoft K, Højlund H. Operative Links: Combining perspectives in municipal strategies aimed at children's and adolescents' health. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement. 2012 Jun;40(4):348-354.

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Wistoft, Karen ; Højlund, Holger. / Operative Links : Combining perspectives in municipal strategies aimed at children's and adolescents' health. In: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health. Supplement. 2012 ; Vol. 40, No. 4. pp. 348-354.

Bibtex

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RIS

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