3,040 results match your criteria Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health[Journal]


The health of older New Zealanders in relation to housing tenure: analysis of pooled data from three consecutive, annual New Zealand Health Surveys.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Centre for Research, Evaluation and Social Assessment (CRESA), Wellington, New Zealand.

Objective: To explore relationships between the housing tenure of older New Zealanders and their health-related behaviours, and physical and mental health.

Methods: Pooled data were analysed for 15,626 older adults (aged 55+) from three consecutive, annual, nationally representative New Zealand Health Surveys to compare owner-occupiers, private renters and public renters.

Results: Most in the sample were owner-occupiers (83. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12875DOI Listing
February 2019

Factors associated with induced abortion over time: secondary data analysis of five waves of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash Health, Victoria.

Objective: A trend analysis of associations with induced abortion.

Methods: Secondary analysis of the 1973/78 cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health of women responding to two or more consecutive surveys out of five (N=9,042), using generalised estimating equations.

Results: New abortions dropped from 7% to 2% at surveys 4 and 5. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12874DOI Listing
February 2019
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"You've got to breathe, you know" - asthma patients and carers' perceptions around purchase and use of asthma preventer medicines.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, New South Wales.

Objective: To explore influences on patients' purchase and use of asthma preventer medicines and the perceived acceptability of financial incentives via reduced patient co-payments.

Methods: Semi-structured telephone or face-to-face interviews were conducted with adults and carers of children with asthma. Interviews were recorded, transcribed verbatim and coded. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12865DOI Listing
February 2019

High burden of infectious disease and antibiotic use in early life in Australian Aboriginal communities.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The University of Melbourne, Victoria.

Objective: To quantify the childhood infectious disease burden and antibiotic use in the Northern Territory's East Arnhem region through synthesis and analysis of historical data resources.

Methods: We combined primary health clinic data originally reported in three separate publications stemming from the East Arnhem Healthy Skin Project (Jan-01 to Sep-07). Common statistical techniques were used to explore the prevalence of infectious conditions and the seasonality of infections, and to measure rates of antibiotic use. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12876DOI Listing
February 2019
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Dual use of electronic cigarettes and tobacco in New Zealand from a nationally representative sample.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Research and Evaluation Unit, Health Promotion Agency, Wellington, New Zealand.

Objective: There is strong interest in the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) globally. Not much is known about the dual use of e-cigarettes and combustible tobacco cigarettes, or if there are demographic differences among dual users and e-cigarette only users. This paper reports on the demographics of dual users and e-cigarette only users in New Zealand in a nationally representative sample. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12871DOI Listing
February 2019

Challenges in recruitment to an epidemiological study of young Australian women: the Grollo-Ruzzene Foundation Young Women's Health Study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Women's Health Research Program, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University.

Objective: To describe the challenges in recruitment of a national sample of young Australian women for a study of their physical and psychological wellbeing.

Methods: Women, aged 18 to 39 years, were invited by email to complete an online questionnaire and, if not using systemic hormones, pregnant or breast feeding, to provide a blood sample.

Results: A total of 94,546 email invitations were sent. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12868DOI Listing
February 2019

Are we closing the Aboriginal child injury gap? A cohort study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb;43(1):15-17

Centre for Big Data Research in Health, UNSW.

Objective: To assess if rates of hospitalised injury in Australian Aboriginal children, and differences in these rates between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, have changed over time.

Methods: We used linked hospital data for New South Wales (NSW), Australia, to construct cohorts of children born in NSW hospitals between 2003-2007 and 2008-2012. We calculated rates of hospitalised injuries per 10,000 person years for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children for both cohorts, and compared these using rate differences and rate ratios. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12866DOI Listing
February 2019

A national profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, 2006-2016.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 28;43(1):24-26. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, Australian National University, Australian Capital Territory.

Objective: To undertake a descriptive analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker workforce to quantify the changes from 2006-2016.

Method: We analysed data on Indigenous Health Workers from three waves of Australian Census: 2006, 2011 and 2016. We described the workforce by gender, age and state/territory. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12864DOI Listing
February 2019
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Trends in hepatitis B prevalence and associated risk factors among Indigenous and non-Indigenous prison entrants in Australia, 2004 to 2013.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

The Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales.

Objective This study describes and compares prevalence trends of markers for hepatitis B (HBV) from 2004 to 2013 and HBV risk factors between Indigenous and non-Indigenous prison entrants. Methods A cross-sectional survey carried out over two weeks in 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013 in reception prisons in New South Wales, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania. Results The study included 2,223 prison entrants; 544 were Indigenous. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12870DOI Listing
January 2019
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Educating for Indigenous public health competence - how do we stack up in Australia?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

School of Public Health and Human Biosciences, La Trobe University, Victoria.

Objective: Internationally, work is underway to develop or revise public health graduate competencies, of which Indigenous public health competencies are a subset in Australia. This paper outlines the summative results from a review of Master of Public Health (MPH) programs undertaken to determine the level of coverage of Indigenous health in core content and to explore factors that influence the extent of integration.

Methods: Of the 22 Australian universities offering an MPH program at the commencement of this study, seven were eventually reviewed using a mixed methods approach. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12872DOI Listing
January 2019

When to apply sunscreen: a consensus statement for Australia and New Zealand.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland.

Introduction: Cancers of the skin are the most common cancers in humans, with Australia and New Zealand having the world's highest incidence. Primary prevention campaigns advise people to apply sunscreen to exposed body sites when outdoors. However, despite growing evidence that cumulative sub-erythemal exposures cause mutational damage, and trial data demonstrating benefit from daily sunscreen use, current policies do not consider the hazards of incidental (everyday) sun exposure. Read More

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January 2019

Potential sources of cessation support for high smoking prevalence groups: a qualitative study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

School of Psychology, Curtin University, Western Australia.

Objective This study aimed to: i) explore potential sources of cessation support as nominated by disadvantaged smokers; and ii) identify factors influencing decisions to use these sources. Methods Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 84 smokers accessing community service organisations from the alcohol and other drugs, homeless, and mental health sectors. Transcripts were coded and thematically analysed. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12869
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January 2019
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Impacts of social integration and loneliness on mental health of humanitarian migrants in Australia: evidence from a longitudinal study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 2;43(1):46-55. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Humanitarian and Development Research Initiative, School of Social Science and Psychology, Western Sydney University, New South Wales.

Objective: To examine the impacts of social integration and loneliness on the mental health of humanitarian migrants (HMs) in Australia over time.

Methods: A total of 1,723 HMs who held permanent visas from the first to third waves (2013-2016) of a longitudinal study in Australia (Building a New Life in Australia) were included in the study. Dependent variables included poor general health, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe mental illness (SMI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12856DOI Listing
February 2019
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The impact of an alcohol consumption intervention in community sports clubs on safety and participation: an RCT.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

The University of Newcastle, New South Wales.

Objective: Sports clubs have been identified as settings where high levels of risky alcohol consumption occurs. Settings characterised by such behaviour are likely to negatively impact on levels of safety, participation and amenity.

Design: The study was part of a randomised control trial, designed to help community sports clubs responsibly manage the sale and consumption of alcohol; the primary outcome was reduction in alcohol consumption. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12854DOI Listing
December 2018
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The health and wellbeing of Australian lesbian, gay and bisexual people: a systematic assessment using a longitudinal national sample.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 13. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland.

Objective: This study revisits disparities in health and wellbeing by sexual identity in Australia, identifying which domains demand priority policy intervention, documenting differences between gay/lesbian vs. bisexual populations, and examining change over time in the relative health and wellbeing of sexual minorities.

Method: I fitted multivariable ordinary least squares and random-effect panel regression models on 20 outcomes to compare the health and wellbeing of heterosexual, gay/lesbian and bisexual people, using 2012/2016 data from a national probability sample - the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12855DOI Listing
December 2018
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Identification of smoking status in the Census is needed, but what about the healthcare system?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 13;43(1):96. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

Addiction Medicine, The Sydney Central Clinical School, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Sydney, New South Wales.

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February 2019
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What young Australians think about a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 13;43(1):63-67. Epub 2018 Dec 13.

School of Medicine, Deakin University, Victoria.

Objective: To determine support for a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) among young Australian adults and the potential impact on SSB consumption if a tax is introduced.

Methods: Cross-sectional convenience survey of Australians aged 18-30 years sampled in the City of Greater Geelong, Australia, in November-December 2017.

Results: A total of 1,793 responses were recorded. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12858DOI Listing
February 2019
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"No-one's driving this bus" - qualitative analysis of PrEP health promotion for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay and bisexual men.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):18-23. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Kirby Institute, University of New South Wales.

Objective: HIV prevention tools such as pre-exposure prophylaxis require equitable access and uptake to protect all at-risk populations. This project assessed the perceived barriers to accessible HIV prevention for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander gay and bisexual men (GBM) and evaluated the presence of health promotion for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for this population from the perspective of service providers.

Methods: Eighteen semi-structured interviews with healthcare providers, researchers and AIDS Council employees were qualitatively analysed for themes and concepts related to PrEP-specific health promotion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12852DOI Listing
February 2019
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Culture-positive shigellosis cases are epidemiologically different to culture-negative/PCR-positive cases.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):41-45. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Sydney Local Health District, Public Health Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales.

Objective: To review the epidemiological differences between culture-positive and culture-negative (but ipaH PCR-positive) cases of shigellosis in Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), NSW, to inform whether changes to the national case definition for shigellosis are required.

Methods: An audit of all cases of shigellosis (culture-positive vs. culture-negative/PCR-positive) in SLHD from 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2015 was conducted and demographic, clinical and risk factors were analysed and compared between these groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12844DOI Listing
February 2019
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The Closing the Gap (CTG) Refresh: Should Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture be incorporated in the CTG framework? How?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):5-7. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

National Centre for Cultural Competency, University of Sydney, New South Wales.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12850DOI Listing
February 2019
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Use of data linkage to improve communicable disease surveillance and control in Australia: existing practices, barriers and enablers.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):33-40. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Victoria.

Objectives: To review the use of data linkage by Australian state and territory communicable disease control units, and to identify barriers to and enablers of data linkage to inform communicable disease surveillance and control activities.

Methods: Semi-structured telephone interviews were carried out with one key informant from communicable disease control units in all eight Australian states and territories between October 2017 and January 2018.

Results: Key informants from all Australian states and territories participated in the interview. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12846DOI Listing
February 2019
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The prevalence and protective factors for resilience in adolescent Aboriginal Australians living in urban areas: a cross-sectional study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 5;43(1):8-14. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

The Sax Institute, New South Wales.

Objectives: To estimate the prevalence and determine protective factors for resilience in urban Aboriginal adolescents.

Methods: Cross-sectional survey data was collected from 119 Aboriginal adolescents participating in the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH). Resilience was defined as having 'low-risk' Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire scores on the total difficulties (range: 0-40) or the prosocial scale (range: 0-10). Read More

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February 2019
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Angels for Babies.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec;42(6):505

ANZJPH Editor.

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December 2018
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'Climate refugees': is it time to legally acknowledge those displaced by climate disruption?

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 20;42(6):508-509. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Ecology and Environment Special Interest Group, Public Health Association Australia, Australian Capital Territory.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12849DOI Listing
December 2018
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Vulnerable, single and living in poverty: Women's challenges to accessing food in the Australian Capital Territory.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 20;42(6):541-546. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

University of Canberra-Health Research Institute (UC-HRI), University of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

Objective: To explore challenges to food access faced by vulnerable women living in the Australian Capital Territory and surrounds.

Method: Qualitative study comprising semi-structured interviews supplemented with quantitative demographic data.

Results: Forty-one women, mean age of 43 years, living in government and community housing who had an income of <$300 per week participated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12845DOI Listing
December 2018
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Associations between nutrition risk status, body composition and physical performance among community-dwelling older adults.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 20;43(1):56-62. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition, College of Health, Massey University, New Zealand.

Objective: To investigate the associations between nutrition risk status, body composition and physical performance among community-dwelling older New Zealanders.

Methods: This cross-sectional study enrolled 257 community-dwelling older adults (median age 79 years). Assessments included the Mini Nutritional Assessment-Short Form (MNA®-SF) for nutrition risk; the Eating Assessment Tool-10 for dysphagia risk; bioimpedance analysis for body composition (free fat mass (FFM) and percentage body fat) and gait speed for physical performance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12848DOI Listing
February 2019
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'Punching above their weight': a qualitative examination of local governments' organisational efficacy to improve the social determinants of health.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 20;43(1):81-87. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria.

Objective: The World Health Organization calls upon local government worldwide to play a greater role in improving public health by improving the social determinants of health. This research aimed to determine how local governments in Victoria, Australia, conceptualised their organisational efficacy to address public health with reference to their statutory obligations.

Methods: Sixteen in-depth interviews were conducted with Victorian local government health planners. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12847DOI Listing
February 2019
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The health impacts of the First World War on New Zealand: a summary and a remaining research agenda.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 29;42(6):516-518. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota, USA.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12837DOI Listing
December 2018
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disability prevalence: making sense of multiple estimates and definitions.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 29;42(6):562-566. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Sydney Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statistics, University of Sydney, New South Wales.

Objective: To analyse the multiple sources of statistics on prevalence of disability among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) people in Australia to provide reliable headline estimates.

Methods: Survey documentation and statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) were collated and comparatively analysed.

Results: Two separate concepts are defined by the ABS: 'Disability' and 'Disability and restrictive health conditions'. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12838
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December 2018
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A thematic content analysis of how marketers promote energy drinks on digital platforms to young Australians.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 29;42(6):530-531. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

School of Health and Society, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Wollongong, New South Wales.

Objective: This study aimed to explore the nature and extent of, and level of user-engagement with, appealing strategies used by the food industry to promote energy drinks on digital platforms.

Methods: Thematic content analysis was employed to code the textual and visual elements of the data that were extracted from the online media pages of nine energy drinks, including posts on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and content of websites and advergames.

Results: Four main themes were derived from the 624 textual and visual elements of digital marketing content of energy drink brands, including online social connectivity, desired social identity, enhancement of performance and enhancement of mood. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12840
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December 2018
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Health and wellbeing of Māori secondary school students in New Zealand: Trends between 2001, 2007 and 2012.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 29;42(6):553-561. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Objective: To describe the health status over time of Māori secondary school students in New Zealand compared to European students.

Methods: Anonymous representative health surveys of New Zealand secondary school students were conducted in 2001, 2007 and 2012 (total n=27,306 including 5,747 Māori).

Results: Compared to 2001, Māori students in 2012 experienced improved health, family and school connections. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12839
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December 2018
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Australian cancer services: a survey of providers' efforts to meet the needs of Indigenous patients.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 29;42(6):547-552. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Western Australian Centre for Rural Health, The University of Western Australia.

Objective: To examine where Indigenous Australians undergo cancer treatment and learn about specific service initiatives that have been implemented to meet their needs.

Methods: Public cancer treatment centres across Australia were invited to participate in an online survey about various characteristics of their centre, including the type of service provided, Indigenous patient numbers and policy, and implementation of Indigenous-specific initiatives.

Results: Surveys were completed for 58 of 125 public cancer treatment centres. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12843DOI Listing
December 2018
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Biosensitivity: the practical pathway to planetary health.

Authors:
Peter Tait

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 29;42(6):589. Epub 2018 Oct 29.

Ecology and Environment Special Interest Group (EESIG), Public Health Association of Australia, Australian Capital Territory.

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December 2018
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How much free sugar do Australians consume? Findings from a national survey.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 8;42(6):533-540. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia.

Objective: To identify the characteristics of Australian adults exceeding the World Health Organization's free sugar (FS) intake recommendations of <10% and compare the sources of FS among those exceeding (high FS consumers) and complying (low FS consumers) with the recommendations.

Method: Nationally weighted data from the Australian National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey 2011-12 was used to describe the proportions of FS consumption and sources of FS among adults aged ≥18 years (n=9,435) across demographic, socioeconomic and health behavioural subgroups. Six categories of food groups likely to contain FS were generated and analysed. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12836
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December 2018
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Collaborative population health planning between Australian primary health care organisations and local government: lost opportunity.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 8;43(1):68-74. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University, South Australia.

Objective: To examine the strength and extent of collaborations between primary health care organisations and local government in population health planning.

Methods: Methods included: a) online surveys with Medicare Locals (n=210) and Primary Health Networks (n=66), comparing the two using two-level mixed models; b) interviews with Medicare Local (n=50) and Primary Health Network (n=55) executives; c) interviews with members of local government associations and Primary Health Network board members with local government experience (n=7); and d) review of 54 Medicare Local and 31 Primary Health Network publicly available annual reports.

Results: Despite partnership being a policy objective for Medicare Locals/ Primary Health Networks, they reported limited time and financial support for collaboration with local government. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12834
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February 2019
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Where children play most: physical activity levels of school children across four settings and policy implications.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 8;42(6):575-581. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Preventive Health Branch, Department of Health, Queensland Government.

Objective: This study examined physical activity levels among 2,296 Queensland school children in the school, club sport, active transport and free time settings. Childhood physical activity contributes to musculoskeletal strength, psychosocial benefits and cardiovascular health.

Methods: Data were collected from parents by computer-assisted telephone interview on an annual preventive health monitoring survey conducted by the Queensland Government. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12833
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December 2018
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Carbon pricing of food in Australia: an analysis of the health, environmental and public finance impacts.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 8;42(6):523-529. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Objective: To estimate the impact of integrating the price of greenhouse gas emissions into the price of food commodities on dietary and weight-related risk factors and associated disease burden in Australia, as well as on national emissions reductions and public revenues.

Methods: We used country-specific data for Australia to build a coupled modelling framework that includes economic, environmental and health analyses. Data sources included the 2011-12 Australian food and nutrition survey, meta-analysis of food-related lifecycle emissions, and price and income elasticities. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12830
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December 2018
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Experience of racism and associations with unmet need and healthcare satisfaction: the 2011/12 adult New Zealand Health Survey.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 8;43(1):75-80. Epub 2018 Oct 8.

Biostatistics Group, Dean's Department, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Objective: Racism may affect health through differential access to, and quality of, healthcare. This study examined associations between experience of racism and unmet need and satisfaction with healthcare.

Methods: Cross-sectional analysis of the 2011/12 adult New Zealand Health Survey (n=12,596) was undertaken. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12835
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February 2019
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E-cigarette product preferences among Australian young adult e-cigarette users.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 24;42(6):572-574. Epub 2018 Sep 24.

School of Psychology, Curtin University, Western Australia.

Objective: To assess preferences for e-cigarettes containing nicotine and flavourings among Australian young adult e-cigarette users.

Methods: An online survey was administered to 1,116 young adults (18-25 years), 104 of whom had used an e-cigarette in the last 30 days and were the focus of this study. Among users, 53% also smoked tobacco cigarettes, 27% were non-smokers and 20% had never smoked. Read More

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December 2018
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The illusion of choice: an exploratory study looking at the top 10 food companies in Australia and their brand connections.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 20;42(6):519-522. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia, Curtin University, Western Australia.

Objective: To identify the brands owned by each of the 10 top grossing food companies operating in Australia and visually represent them on an infographic.

Methods: Desktop research was conducted to determine Australia's 10 largest food companies based on revenue. Brand ownership for each of the companies was traced through financial records and company publications. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12828DOI Listing
December 2018
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Interactions between low-socioeconomic status, adult influences on macronutrient intakes and childhood obesity.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 20;42(6):591-592. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Institute for Resilient Regions, University of Southern Queensland.

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1111/1753-6405.12829
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12829DOI Listing
December 2018
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Initial modelling and updates on cost effectiveness from the first 10 years of a spleen registry.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Oct 20;42(5):463-466. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Deakin Health Economics, Deakin University, Victoria.

Objective: To validate our estimates from our original model and re-evaluate the cost-effectiveness of Spleen Australia, the Australian post-splenectomy registry, using our original model with updated model parameters based on advances in the literature and experience of the registry over the past decade.

Methods: We revisited a decision model from 2005, comparing 1,000 hypothetical registered patients with asplenia or hyposplenism against 1,000 who were not registered, and updated the model parameters. The cost-effectiveness of the registry was evaluated from a healthcare perspective in terms of additional cost per case of overwhelming post-splenectomy infection (OPSI) avoided and as additional cost per life year gained. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12832DOI Listing
October 2018
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Removal of sugary drinks from vending machines: an Australian university case study.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 Dec 10;42(6):588. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

The George Institute for Global Health, University of New South Wales.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12827DOI Listing
December 2018
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PHAA's Health Equity Policy.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 10 10;42(5):421-423. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

School of Psychology and Public Health, La Trobe University, Victoria.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12831DOI Listing
October 2018
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Knowledge of current abortion law and views on abortion law reform: a community survey of NSW residents.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2019 Feb 10;43(1):88-93. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

James Cook University, College of Medicine and Dentistry, Queensland.

Objective: To report results of a community survey of NSW residents' knowledge of current abortion law and views on abortion law reform.

Methods: A total of 1,015 men and women participated. Recruitment and questionnaires were completed anonymously online using survey panel sampling. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12825DOI Listing
February 2019
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Preventing disaster in the Pacific Islands: the battle against climate disruption.

Aust N Z J Public Health 2018 10 10;42(5):419-420. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Ecology and Environment Special Interest Group, Public Health Association Australia, Australian Capital Territory.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1753-6405.12823DOI Listing
October 2018
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