Cost-effectiveness of asthma clinic approach in the management of chronic asthma in Australia.
Conclusions: An asthma clinic as an intervention for improving self-management may be cost-effective in Australia if multiple benefits can be achieved. Implications: A large-scale asthma clinic trial and long-term evaluation of benefits are necessary to obtain stronger evidence on the benefit of asthma clinic approach in Australia. PMID: 23731101 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mogasale V, Vos T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Income-related health inequalities in working age men and women in Australia and New Zealand.
Conclusions and implications : Despite some baseline differences in income-related health inequalities using Australian and New Zealand surveys, we found similar modifiable determinants, which could be targeted to improve health inequalities in both countries. PMID: 23731102 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Gunasekara FI, Carter K, McKenzie S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The burden of cancer in New Zealand: a comparison of incidence and DALY metrics and its relevance for ethnic disparities.
Conclusions: Due to Māori both having higher rates of cancers with a worse survival (e.g. lung cancer), and tending to have worse survival for each cancer site, ethnic disparities in the age-standardised DALY burden were greater than those for incidence (rate ratios of 1.52 and 1.07 respectively, sexes pooled). PMID: 23731103 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Costilla R, Tobias M, Blakely T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Socioeconomic status and quality of life in population-based Australian men: data from the Geelong Osteoporosis Study.
Abstract Objective : To investigate the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and reported perceptions of quality of life (QOL) in a cross-sectional population-based analysis of a representative sample of Australian men. Methods : In 917 randomly recruited men aged 24-92 years, we measured QoL in the domains of physical health, psychological health, environment and social relationships, using the Australian World Health Organization Quality of Life Instrument (WHOQOL-BREF). Residential addresses were cross-referenced with Australian Bureau of Statistics 2006 census data to ascertain SES. Participants wer...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brennan SL, Williams LJ, Berk M, Pasco JA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Blood lead levels in the adult Victorian population: results from the Victorian Health Monitor.
Abstract Objective : To estimate blood lead levels (BLLs) in the adult Victorian population and compare the distribution of BLLs with the current national reference level to better inform public health prevention and management of lead toxicity. Methods : Population-based cross-sectional health measurement survey of 50 randomly selected Census Collection Districts (CDs) throughout Victoria. The Victorian Health Monitor (VHM) was conducted over 12 months from May 2009 to April 2010. One eligible person (aged 18-75 years) from each household selected within each CD was randomly selected to participate. Persons with ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kelsall LM, de Gooyer TE, Carey M, Vaughan L, Ansari Z Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Air pollution from bushfires and their association with hospital admissions in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong, Australia 1994-2007.
Conclusions : Smoke events were associated with increased hospital admissions for respiratory but not cardiovascular conditions. Large populations are needed to assess the impacts of brief exposures. Implications : Public health impacts from bushfire pollution events are likely to increase in association with a warming climate and more frequent severe fire weather. PMID: 23731106 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Martin KL, Hanigan IC, Morgan GG, Henderson SB, Johnston FH Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

How the factoid of wind turbines causing 'vibroacoustic disease' came to be 'irrefutably demonstrated'.
Conclusions: VAD has received virtually no scientific recognition beyond the group who coined and promoted the concept. There is no evidence of even rudimentary quality that vibroacoustic disease is associated with or caused by wind turbines. Implications: The claim that wind turbines cause VAD is a factoid that has gone 'viral' in cyberspace and may be contributing to nocebo effects among those living near turbines. PMID: 23731107 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Chapman S, St George A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

An investigation of culturally competent terminology in healthcare policy finds ambiguity and lack of definition.
Conclusions : Cultural competence within health services has been identified as an important factor that can improve the health outcomes for families from marginalised communities. However, inconsistency in definitions, understanding and implementation of cultural competence in health practice makes it difficult to implement care using these frameworks. Implications : Clearly defined pathways are necessary from health policy to inform culturally competent service delivery. The capacity for policy directives to effectively circumvent the potential deleterious outcomes of culturally incompetent services is only possible when...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Grant J, Parry Y, Guerin P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Health shocks adversely impact participation in the labour force in a working age population: a longitudinal analysis.
Conclusion : Using an objective measure of health, we have shown that a health shock adversely affects subsequent labour force participation. There are a number of policy and practice implications relating to support for working age people who have hospitalisations. PMID: 23731109 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carter KN, Gunasekara FI, Blakely T, Richardson K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Reports of the proportion of older people living in long-term care: a cautionary tale from New Zealand.
Conclusion: Estimates of the proportion of people living in residential LTC varied widely. OECD reports, often used for cross-national comparisons, were particularly inconsistent. Implications: While estimates of the proportion of people living in residential LTC in NZ are inconsistent, improvements are evident in census and subsidy data. Reconciling new data with previous reports prior to publication may reduce variations in reporting. Improved reliability will assist understanding of within-country trends and international comparisons, and better inform decisions shaping health services for older people. PMID: 23731...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Broad JB, Ashton T, Lumley T, Connolly MJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Increase in best practice child car restraint use for children aged 2-5 years in low socioeconomic areas after introduction of mandatory child restraint laws.
Conclusions : Results indicate an improvement in car restraint practices among children aged 2-5 in low socioeconomic areas after introduction of child restraint laws. Implications : Despite improvements observed with enhanced legislation, further efforts are required to increase optimal child car restraint use. PMID: 23731111 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brown J, Keay L, Hunter K, Bilston LE, Simpson JM, Ivers R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Traffic lights and health claims: a comparative analysis of the nutrient profile of packaged foods available for sale in New Zealand supermarkets.
Conclusions: More than half of NZ packaged foods are 'less healthy' according to criteria underpinning two front-of-pack labelling systems. A number of foods eligible to carry health claims would display at least one red traffic light if MTL were introduced. PMID: 23731112 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rosentreter SC, Eyles H, Ni Mhurchu C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Investigating the media power of a population health monitoring survey: case study of the NSW Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey (SPANS).
Conclusions : Population health surveys are newsworthy and when coupled with strategic dissemination, media can contribute to communicating health issues and interpreting findings in ways that are relevant for consumers, policy makers and stakeholders. Implications : This case study emphasises the news value of government-funded population surveys, while providing a cautionary note about media focus on individual studies rather than a larger body of research evidence. PMID: 23731113 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Espinel PT, Laws R, Bonfiglioli C, Hardy LL, King L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A trichiasis screening program in the Kimberley 2008-2010.
PMID: 23731114 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Williams P, Oosterhuis C, O'Neill M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

'Whole of system' intervention points for obesity prevention: a case study from a long day care setting.
PMID: 23731115 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Marks J, Barnett LM, Foulkes C, Allender S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Monitoring public interest in solariums: variations in internet search volumes over time in Victoria.
PMID: 23731116 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Dunstone K, Makin J, Conway C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

SCOPE childhood obesity project bridges policy/practice gap.
PMID: 23731117 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hearn LA, Miller MR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Pre-service primary school teachers' experiences of physical education.
PMID: 23731118 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nathan N, Wolfenden L, Morgan PJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Risk factors for chronic disease in young, midlife and older adults: the PATH Through Life study.
PMID: 23731119 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Morris LJ, Sargent-Cox K, Cherbuin N, Anstey KJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

User satisfaction with the Western Australian Vaccine Safety Surveillance (WAVSS) System.
PMID: 23731120 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Carcione D, Blyth CC, Mak DB, Effler PV Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Quad bikes: tobacco on four wheels.
PMID: 23551466 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lower T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Aboriginal health and the Australian Constitution: how do we fix them both?
PMID: 23551467 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lawrence C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Policy scorecard for gender mainstreaming: gender equity in health policy.
CONCLUSIONS: Applying the Policy Scorecard for Gender Mainstreaming to local and country-specific policies is revealing of governments' commitment to women, and how well gender equity goals are embedded into policies and programs. Policy analysis using this gender-sensitive Policy Scorecard provides opportunities for advocacy to advance women's health and gender equity at any level of government, in any country. PMID: 23551468 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Keleher H Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A cross-sectional survey of health risk behaviour clusters among a sample of socially disadvantaged Australian welfare recipients.
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of health risk behaviours among a sample of typically hard-to-reach, severely disadvantaged individuals is extremely high. IMPLICATIONS: Future intervention development should take into account the likelihood of health risk clustering among severely disadvantaged groups. PMID: 23551469 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Bryant J, Bonevski B, Paul CL, Lecathelinais CL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Engagement and recruitment of Māori and non-Māori people of advanced age to LiLACS NZ.
CONCLUSION: Attention to appropriate recruitment techniques resulted in an acceptable engagement and recruitment for both Māori and non-Māori of advanced age in a longitudinal cohort study. IMPLICATIONS: There is high potential for meaningful results useful for participants, their whānau and families, health agencies, planners and policy. PMID: 23551470 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Dyall L, Kepa M, Hayman K, Teh R, Moyes S, Broad JB, Kerse N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Prescribing databases can be used to monitor trends in opioid analgesic prescribing in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Since 2002 different data sources reveal similar trends, namely a substantial increase in the prescribing of opioid medications. With few exceptions, the conclusions derived from using any of these data sources were similar. IMPLICATIONS: Improved access to PBS data for relevant stakeholders could provide an efficient and cost-effective way to monitor use of prescription opioid analgesics. PMID: 23551471 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hollingworth SA, Symons M, Khatun M, Loveday B, Ballantyne S, Hall WD, Najman JM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Beyond the paper trail: using technology to reduce escalating harms from opioid prescribing in Australia.
CONCLUSION: Australia has a burgeoning problem associated with the misuse of pharmaceutical opioids. There is increased recognition of a range of iatrogenic harms. A number of factors limit Australia's response capacity including lack of technological capacity to provide on-line, real-time information for prescribers and pharmacists. IMPLICATIONS: Providing prescribers, pharmacists and regulators with on-line, real-time information about patients' prescription opioid use will improve the quality use of medicines. A national system is required to co-ordinate data on Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Repatriation Pharmace...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nicholas R, Roche A, Dobbin M, Lee N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Healthcare utilisation and disclosure of injecting drug use among clients of Australia's needle and syringe programs.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite Australia's universal healthcare system and harm reduction policies, NSP-participants remain reluctant to disclose injecting, potentially hindering appropriate care and highlighting the need for multiple entry points to the healthcare system, including NSPs and opioid substitution therapy clinics. PMID: 23551473 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Islam MM, Topp L, Iversen J, Day C, Conigrave KM, Maher L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

"When you're desperate you'll ask anybody": young people's social sources of tobacco.
CONCLUSIONS: Both family and social networks continue to support smoking and supply tobacco to young people. While these networks operate, young people will continue to smoke, despite increased regulations on commercial sales to minors. IMPLICATIONS: Restrictions on commercial sales of tobacco to minors are increasing; however, many young people use multiple sources of tobacco, including social sources. It is likely that young people will increasingly use these social sources in the future. Interventions other than purchase restrictions are important for reducing minors' access to tobacco. PMID: 23551474 [PubMed ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Marsh L, Dawson A, McGee R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Ethnic, socioeconomic and geographical inequalities in road traffic injury rates in the Auckland region.
CONCLUSIONS: There are substantial ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic inequalities in RTI risk in the Auckland region, with high rates among Māori (all ages), Pacific children, people living in socioeconomically deprived neighbourhoods, the urban south and rural regions. IMPLICATIONS: To meet the vision of regional plans, road safety efforts must prioritise vulnerable communities at greatest risk of RTI, and implement and monitor the effectiveness of strategies that specifically include a focus on reducing inequalities in RTI rates. PMID: 23551475 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hosking J, Ameratunga S, Exeter D, Stewart J, Bell A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Injuries leading to hospitalisation in the first year of life: analysis by trimester of age using coded data and textual description.
CONCLUSION: The pattern of injuries varies over the first year of life and is clearly linked to the child's increasing mobility. IMPLICATIONS: Injury patterns in the first year of life should be reported over shorter intervals. Preventive measures for young children need to be designed with their rapidly changing developmental stage in mind, using a variety of strategies, one of which could be opportunistic developmentally specific education of parents. PMID: 23551476 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Siskind V, Scott D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australian quad bike fatalities: what is the economic cost?
CONCLUSIONS: Quad bike fatalities have a significant economic impact on Australian society that is increasing. Implications : Given the high cost to society, interventions to address quad bike fatalities have the potential to be highly cost-effective. Such interventions should focus on design approaches to improve the safety of quad bikes in terms of stability and protection in the event of a rollover. Additionally, relevant policy (e.g. no children under 16 years riding quads, no passengers) and intervention approaches (e.g. training and use of helmets) must also support the design modifications. PMID: 23551477 [PubM...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lower T, Pollock K, Herde E Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Older fallers attended to by an ambulance but not transported to hospital: a vulnerable population at high risk of future falls.
CONCLUSIONS: Older, non-transported fallers seen by the ASNSW are a vulnerable population with high rates of chronic health conditions. IMPLICATIONS: Onward referral for preventive interventions may reduce future falls and ambulance service calls. PMID: 23551478 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tiedemann A, Mikolaizak AS, Sherrington C, Segin K, Lord SR, Close JC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

How do Indigenous Australians experience cannabis withdrawal?
PMID: 23551479 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rogerson B, Clough AR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Examination of the completeness of routinely collected antenatal care data in New South Wales.
PMID: 23551480 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Dwyer C, Achat HM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hepatitis D is rare or non-existent in hepatitis B virus-infected Indigenous Australians in the Northern Territory.
PMID: 23551481 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Davies J, Tong SY, Davis JS Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Accuracy of National Health Index numbers for Pacific people in NZ.
PMID: 23551482 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lepa T, Norris P, Horsburgh S, Taungapeau F Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Too many left at risk by current folic acid supplementation use: evidence from Growing Up in New Zealand.
PMID: 23551483 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Morton SM, Grant CC, Atatoa Carr PE Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Costs of being a carer: labour force participation and lost earnings among older working-aged Australians.
PMID: 23551484 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Schofield D, Shrestha R, Callander E, Byles J, Kimman M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Community development in practice: reflections on power sharing between a community health centre and group of unemployed men.
PMID: 23551485 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Rose V, Thompson L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

On being an editor.
PMID: 23379796 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Daly J, Thompson S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Our task is to continue to value and be inspired by Gavin's and Del's contributions and values.
PMID: 23379797 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Wodak A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hambani kahle Gavin and Del.
PMID: 23379798 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: McIntyre D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Highlights in this issue.
PMID: 23379799 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Robinson P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Population norms for the AQoL derived from the 2007 Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Conclusions: This study has provided contemporary Australian population norms for HRQoL that may be used by researchers as indicators allowing interpretation and estimation of population health (e.g. estimation of the burden of disease), cross comparison between studies, the identification of health inequalities, and to provide benchmarks for health care interventions. PMID: 23379800 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Hawthorne G, Korn S, Richardson J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australian health-related quality of life population norms derived from the SF-6D.
Conclusions : This study reports Australian population utility data measured using the SF-6D, based on a national representative sample. These results can be used in a range of policy settings such as cost-utility analysis or exploration of health-related inequality. In general, the patterns are similar to those reported using other multi-attribute utility instruments and in different countries. PMID: 23379801 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Norman R, Church J, van den Berg B, Goodall S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 health surveys in New Zealand: norms, scoring coefficients and cross-country comparisons.
Conclusion : Differences between: 1) New Zealand population norms for the SF-36 versions 1 and 2; and 2) SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 population norms for New Zealand and those for the United States and South Australia highlight the importance of using version-specific and country-specific population norms. Implications: The analysis reported here allows for the appropriate use of the SF-36v2 and SF-12v2 instruments in New Zealand. PMID: 23379802 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Frieling MA, Davis WR, Chiang G Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Opposing socioeconomic gradients in overweight and obese adults.
Conclusions: Combining the BMI categories of overweight and obesity into a single category masks important SES differences, while combining the data for males and females masks important sex differences. BMI categories of overweight and obesity should be analysed and reported independently, as should BMI data by sex. PMID: 23379803 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Markwick A, Vaughan L, Ansari Z Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Time use clusters of New Zealand adolescents are associated with weight status, diet and ethnicity.
Conclusions : Distinct sex-specific time use clusters and correlate profiles exist among NZ adolescents. Implications : These findings may assist the development of targeted time use interventions to improve adolescent health and well-being. PMID: 23379804 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ferrar K, Olds T, Maher C, Maddison R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Students and their parental attitudes toward the education of children affected by HIV/AIDS: a cross-sectional study in AIDS prevalent rural areas, China.
Conclusion : Stigma and discrimination undermine the right to education of HIV/AIDS-affected children in rural China. Improving non-transmission knowledge may improve caring attitudes. Implications : HIV/AIDS public health educational campaigns highlighting non-transmission and extending family education, combined with school education, may help to enhance an environment of non-discrimination and safeguard public support programs for the right to education of children affected by HIV/AIDS. PMID: 23379806 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Qin J, Yang T, Kong F, Wei J, Shan X Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research