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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697889/public-support-for-bicycling-and-transport-policies-in-inner-sydney-australia-a-cross-sectional-survey
#1
Chris Rissel, Melanie Crane, Chris Standen, Li Ming Wen, Richard Ellison, Stephen Greaves
OBJECTIVE: To describe the degree of community support - and factors associated with this support - for a number of potential transport policy options among an inner-city sample of residents in Sydney, Australia. METHODS: This study analysed data collected from a cross-sectional online survey: Wave 3 of the Sydney Transport and Health Study, conducted in September-October 2015 (n=418). RESULTS: There was a high level of overall support for policies to make public transport cheaper (85%), have more bicycle paths separated from motor vehicles (82%) and have a public bike-share program (72%), with similar levels of support across usual commute mode, age and sex...
April 26, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697886/adolescent-and-young-adult-substance-use-in-australian-indigenous-communities-a-systematic-review-of-demand-control-program-outcomes
#2
Lynore Geia, Kirstie Broadfield, Daniel Grainger, Andrew Day, Felecia Watkin-Lui
OBJECTIVE: Identifying preventative approaches to substance use in Indigenous communities is the foundation for developing evidence-based responses. This study reports the findings of a systematic review of the published literature evaluating the impact of substance use programs on Australian Indigenous youth. METHODS: Evidence about the impact of substance use programs for Indigenous young people was identified from a systematic review of the literature conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
April 26, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697882/fluoride-concentration-in-drinking-water-samples-in-fiji
#3
Neha Prasad, Bernadette Pushpaangaeli, Anumala Ram, Leenu Maimanuku
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to determine the content of fluoride in drinking water from sources within the sampling areas for the National Oral Health Survey (NOHS) 2011 from the Central, Northern, Western and Eastern Divisions in the Fiji Islands. METHOD: Drinking water samples were collected from taps, a waterfall, wells, creeks, streams, springs, rivers, boreholes and rain water tanks in a diverse range of rural and urban areas across the Fiji Islands...
April 26, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697874/coverage-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-nutrition-in-major-australian-newspapers-1996-2015
#4
Jennifer Browne, Deborah Gleeson, Karen Adams, Petah Atkinson, Rick Hayes
OBJECTIVE: To examine the extent and nature of coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition issues in major Australian newspapers over two decades. METHODS: Content and framing analysis of Australian newspaper articles published between 1996 and 2015 that included the terms 'Aboriginal or Indigenous' and 'nutrition or diet' in the headline and/or lead paragraph. Analysis focused on the nature of coverage, trends over time, stakeholder representation and how coverage related to policy...
April 26, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697872/youth-perceptions-of-alcohol-advertising-are-current-advertising-regulations-working
#5
Alexandra Aiken, Tina Lam, William Gilmore, Lucy Burns, Tanya Chikritzhs, Simon Lenton, Belinda Lloyd, Dan Lubman, Rowan Ogeil, Steve Allsop
OBJECTIVES: We investigated young people's exposure to alcohol advertising, their intentions to consume and purchase alcohol products following the viewing of advertisements, and whether they perceived the actors in the advertisements as being under the age of 25 years. METHODS: Face-to-face interviews were completed with 351 risky drinking 16-19-year-old Australians, with a sub-sample (n=68) responding to a range of alcohol advertisements in an in-depth interview...
April 26, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697871/should-a-smoking-question-be-added-to-the-australian-2021-census
#6
David P Thomas, Michelle Scollo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644787/impact-of-the-make-healthy-normal-mass-media-campaign-phase-1-on-knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviours-a-cohort-study
#7
James Kite, Joanne Gale, Anne Grunseit, William Bellew, Vincy Li, Beverley Lloyd, Michelle Maxwell, John Vineburg, Adrian Bauman
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of the first phase of the Make Healthy Normal mass media campaign on NSW adults' active living and healthy eating knowledge, attitudes, intentions and behaviour. METHODS: Cohort design with NSW adults, followed up three times over 12 months, with n=939 participants completing all three waves. We used generalised linear mixed models to examine campaign awareness, knowledge, attitudes, intentions and behaviours over time. RESULTS: Campaign recognition built to a reasonable level (45% at Wave 3), although unprompted recall was low (9% at Wave 3)...
April 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644782/the-value-of-health-damage-due-to-sulphur-dioxide-emissions-from-coal-fired-electricity-generation-in-nsw-and-implications-for-pollution-licences
#8
Ben Ewald
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644776/constructing-whole-of-population-cohorts-for-health-and-social-research-using-the-new-zealand-integrated-data-infrastructure
#9
Jinfeng Zhao, Sheree Gibb, Rod Jackson, Suneela Mehta, Daniel J Exeter
OBJECTIVES: To construct and compare a 2013 New Zealand population derived from Statistics New Zealand's Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) with the 2013 census population and a 2013 Health Service Utilisation population, and to ascertain the differences in cardiovascular disease prevalence estimates derived from the three cohorts. METHODS: We constructed three national populations through multiple linked administrative data sources in the IDI and compared the three cohorts by age, gender, ethnicity, area-level deprivation and District Health Board...
April 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644762/an-outbreak-of-q-fever-associated-with-parturient-cat-exposure-at-an-animal-refuge-and-veterinary-clinic-in-southeast-queensland
#10
Jonathan A Malo, Candice Colbran, Megan Young, Bhakti Vasant, Kari Jarvinen, Kerri Viney, Stephen B Lambert
OBJECTIVE: To determine the source of a Q fever outbreak in humans at an animal refuge and veterinary clinic in southeast Queensland from October to December 2016. METHODS: Case interviews and a retrospective cohort study of animal refuge and veterinary clinic staff using a self-administered questionnaire related to clinical history of Q fever, Q fever vaccination status and workplace activities during the exposure period. RESULTS: Seven cases (six confirmed, one probable) were identified...
April 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644760/housing-conditions-associated-with-recurrent-gastrointestinal-infection-in-urban-aboriginal-children-in-nsw-australia-findings-from-search
#11
Melanie J Andersen, Adam Skinner, Anna B Williamson, Peter Fernando, Darryl Wright
OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between housing and gastrointestinal infection in Aboriginal children in urban New South Wales. METHODS: A total of 1,398 Aboriginal children were recruited through four Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. Multilevel regression modelling of survey data estimated associations between housing conditions and recurrent gastrointestinal infection, adjusting for sociodemographic and health factors. RESULTS: Of the sample, 157 children (11%) had recurrent gastrointestinal infection ever and 37 (2...
April 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644759/strategies-associated-with-low-risk-drinking-a-population-based-study
#12
Janette Mugavin, Robin Room, Sarah MacLean, Sarah Callinan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relative frequency of use of seven strategies to moderate drinking (SMD) among low-risk and risky drinkers. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey was used. The analytical sample included 11,462 Australians aged 18-64 who had consumed alcohol in the previous year. Logistic regression was used. RESULTS: Analyses indicated a curvilinear relationship between use of SMD and alcohol consumption...
April 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528551/prevalence-of-appropriate-colorectal-cancer-screening-and-preferences-for-receiving-screening-advice-among-people-attending-outpatient-clinics
#13
Natalie Dodd, Elise Mansfield, Mariko Carey, Christopher Oldmeadow
OBJECTIVE: To examine among people attending outpatient clinics aged 50-74 at average risk of colorectal cancer (CRC): 1) The proportion who report: a) faecal occult blood test (FOBT) within the past two years; and b) colonoscopy within the past five years, including the reasons for undergoing colonoscopy; 2) characteristics associated with under-screening; 3) For those who are under-screened, the proportion who are: a) willing to receive help and the acceptability of different methods of receiving help, and; b) unwilling to receive help and reasons for this...
March 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528546/environmental-determinants-of-high-population-rates-of-sexually-transmitted-diseases
#14
Jeanette E Ward
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528540/intentional-self-harm-and-assault-hospitalisations-and-treatment-cost-of-children-in-australia-over-a-10-year-period
#15
Rebecca J Mitchell, Rebecca Seah, Hsuen P Ting, Kate Curtis, Kim Foster
OBJECTIVE: To examine the magnitude, 10-year temporal trends and treatment cost of intentional injury hospitalisations of children aged ≤16 years in Australia. METHOD: A retrospective examination of linked hospitalisation and mortality data for children aged ≤16 years during 1 July 2001 to 30 June 2012 with self-harm or assault injuries. Negative binomial regression examined temporal trends. RESULTS: There were 18,223 self-harm and 13,877 assault hospitalisations, with a treatment cost of $64 million and $60...
March 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528539/uneven-progress-in-reducing-exposure-to-violence-at-home-for-new-zealand-adolescents-2001-2012-a-nationally-representative-cross-sectional-survey-series
#16
Pauline Gulliver, Janet Fanslow, Theresa Fleming, Mathijs Lucassen, Robyn Dixon
OBJECTIVE: To explore trends, and identify risk factors, that may explain changes in adolescent exposure to family violence over time. METHODS: Data for this study was drawn from the Youth 2000 series of cross-sectional surveys, carried out with New Zealand high school students in 2001, 2007 and 2012. Latent class analysis was used to understand different patterns of exposure to multiple risks for witnessing violence at home among adolescents. RESULTS: Across all time periods, there was no change in witnessing emotional violence and a slight decline in witnessing physical violence at home...
March 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528537/the-association-between-adolescent-condom-use-and-individual-and-environmental-resilience-protective-factors
#17
Rebecca Kate Hodder, Sally Homer, Megan Freund, Jennifer A Bowman, Christophe Lecathelinais, Kim Colyvas, Elizabeth Campbell, Karen Gillham, Julia Dray, John H Wiggers
OBJECTIVE: Individual and environmental resilience protective factors are suggested to be associated with adolescent condom use; however, previous studies have not comprehensively examined such associations. This study aimed to determine the associations between condom use, and numerous individual and environmental resilience protective factors in sexually active Australian adolescents. METHODS: Participants were Grade 10 students attending 28 Australian government high schools (n=1,688)...
March 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528535/authors-response-to-letter-to-the-editor-environmental-determinants-of-high-population-rates-of-sexually-transmitted-diseases
#18
Tinashe Dune
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528527/prevalence-of-electronic-nicotine-delivery-systems-ends-use-among-youth-globally-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-country-level-data
#19
Sze Lin Yoong, Emily Stockings, Li Kheng Chai, Flora Tzelepis, John Wiggers, Christopher Oldmeadow, Christine Paul, Armando Peruga, Melanie Kingsland, John Attia, Luke Wolfenden
OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and change in prevalence of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use in youth by country and combustible smoking status. METHODS: Databases and the grey literature were systematically searched to December 2015. Studies describing the prevalence of ENDS use in the general population aged ≤20 years in a defined geographical region were included. Where multiple estimates were available within countries, prevalence estimates of ENDS use were pooled for each country separately...
March 12, 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630786/exploring-the-use-of-economic-evidence-to-inform-investment-in-disease-prevention-a-qualitative-study
#20
Hueiming Liu, Janani Muhunthan, Jaithri Ananthapavan, Penelope Hawe, Alan Shiell, Stephen Jan
OBJECTIVE: In the context of growing financial pressures on health budgets, cost-effective prevention strategies are needed to address the burden from non-communicable disease in Australia. We explored how decision makers use economic evidence to inform such investment and how such evidence generated can more effectively meet the needs of end users. METHODS: Thematic analysis of in-depth interviews with 15 high level stakeholders (Treasury, state health departments and the insurance industry), supplemented by documentary analysis...
April 2018: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
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