The presenting features of melanoma in New Zealand: implications for earlier detection.
CONCLUSIONS: Nodular and thick melanomas failed to fulfil the ABCDE criteria: the 'A', 'B' and 'C' discriminated poorly; and 'D' for diameter may exclude small but thick lesions. The 'E' criterion (elevation/enlargement/evolution) was perhaps best for detecting these melanomas. Implications for public health: Public education for earlier diagnosis in New Zealand needs to include the presenting features of nodular and thick melanomas and to strongly encourage seeking early physician advice. PMID: 30088686 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nartey Y, Sneyd MJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The Indo-Papuan conduit: a biosecurity challenge for Northern Australia.
PMID: 30088687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Horwood PF, McBryde ES, Peniyamina D, Ritchie SA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Economic evaluation of border closure for a generic severe pandemic threat using New Zealand Treasury methods.
CONCLUSIONS: This work quantifies the economic benefits and costs from border closure for New Zealand under specific assumptions in a generic but severe pandemic threat (e.g. influenza, synthetic bioweapon). Preparing for such a pandemic response seems wise for an island nation, although successful border closure may only be feasible if planned well ahead. Implications for public health: Policy makers responsible for generic pandemic planning should explore how border closure could be implemented, including practical and legal frameworks. PMID: 30088691 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Z...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Boyd M, Mansoor OD, Baker MG, Wilson N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Regional variation in cardiovascular mortality in Australia 2009-2012: the impact of remoteness and socioeconomic status.
CONCLUSION: Socioeconomic status explained a substantial proportion of the association between where a person resides and CVD mortality rates; however, remoteness has an effect above and beyond SES for a number of subpopulations. Implications for public health: This study highlights the need to focus on both socioeconomic disadvantage and accessibility to reduce CVD mortality in regional and remote Australia. PMID: 30035826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jacobs J, Peterson KL, Allender S, Alston LV, Nichols M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Parent characteristics associated with approval of their children drinking alcohol from ages 13 to 16 years: prospective cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Socially disadvantaged parents were more likely to approve of their children drinking alcohol. Implications for public health: The findings identify high-risk groups in the population and may help explain the socioeconomic gradients in alcohol-related morbidity and mortality seen in many countries. PMID: 30035831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sharmin S, Kypri K, Wadolowski M, Bruno R, Khanam M, Aiken A, Hutchinson D, M Najman J, Slade T, McBride N, Attia J, P Mattick R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Access to routinely collected data for population health research: experiences in Canada and Australia.
PMID: 30035837 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Henry D, Stehlik P, Camacho X, Pearson SA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Results from a mobile outreach influenza vaccination program for vulnerable and high-risk populations in a high-income setting: lessons learned.
CONCLUSIONS: Appropriate identification of vulnerable populations, with good engagement of key stakeholders, can successfully deliver vaccines to sections of the population who may struggle to engage with healthcare services even when they are freely available. Implications for public health: Taking vaccines to vulnerable populations is well received and remains an important strategy to maximise uptake, even within high-income settings with universal access to healthcare. PMID: 30035839 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Giles ML, Hickman J, Lingam V, Buttery J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Single-item measure of food insecurity used in the National Health Survey may underestimate prevalence in Australia.
CONCLUSION: The measure of food insecurity employed in national surveys in Australia may underestimate its prevalence and public health significance. Implications for public health: Future monitoring and surveillance efforts should seek to employ a more accurate measure as the first step in recognising the right to food for all Australians. PMID: 30035843 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McKechnie R, Turrell G, Giskes K, Gallegos D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Transport behaviours among older teenagers from semi-rural New Zealand.
CONCLUSIONS: The transport decisions made by teenagers, in aggregate, have implications for policy and infrastructure, and findings provide a foundation for discussions around potential changes to driver education programming, the school uniform policy in New Zealand and further research. Implications for public health: Inquiring about everyday transport habits, outside of the trip to school, and activities accessed provided data about an under-researched group, supporting the ecological approach to transport in the context of public health. PMID: 29972258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and Ne...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ward AL, McGee R, Freeman C, Gendall PJ, Cameron C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Physical activity and body mass shape quality of life trajectories in mid-age women.
CONCLUSIONS: PA may mitigate the adverse effect of overweight and obesity on HrQoL at mid-life, at higher activity levels. Implications for public health: PA benefits HrQoL regardless of body mass, with larger gains for those currently not physically active. Moderate to high PA may mitigate the effect of overweight and obesity. PMID: 29972259 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kanesarajah J, Waller M, Whitty JA, Mishra GD Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The marketing of sugar-sweetened beverages to young people on Facebook.
CONCLUSIONS: Sugar-sweetened beverage brands use Facebook to align their marketing with the socio-cultural values and practices likely to be regarded as important by young people. Implications for public health: Our findings provide challenges and opportunities for those in public health advocacy and policy to consider for future obesity-reduction strategies. PMID: 29972262 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brownbill AL, Miller CL, Braunack-Mayer AJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Sufficient exercise for Australians living with dementia in residential aged care facilities is lacking: an exploration of policy incoherence.
PMID: 29972263 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brett L, Stapley P, Meedya S, Traynor V Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The health benefits of autonomous vehicles: public awareness and receptivity in Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that the public may be interested in information relating to the individual and societal health benefits of autonomous vehicles, which in turn may increase overall support for this innovation. Implications for public health: Australians are likely to be receptive to autonomous vehicles when provided with information relating to their public health benefits. PMID: 29972269 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pettigrew S, Talati Z, Norman R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Age, period and cohort effects on body mass index in New Zealand, 1997-2038.
CONCLUSIONS: BMI continues to increase in New Zealand. On current trends, population mean BMI will exceed 30 kg/m2 - the clinical cut-off for obesity - by the early 2030s. Implications for public health: Unless prevented by comprehensive public health policy changes, increasing population obesity is likely to result in unfavourable economic and health impacts. PMID: 29972270 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wilson R, Abbott JH Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Keratinocyte cancers in South Australia: incidence, geographical variability and service trends.
CONCLUSIONS: Age-standardised rates for KC are relatively stable in SA, but regional variations are evident. Services for KC continue to rise. Implications for public health: This is the first systematic report of KC in SA. We demonstrate the utility of using validated Medicare data for assessing KC incidence and trends. PMID: 29972285 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - July 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelson P, Sharplin GR, Roder DM, Eckert M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The acceptability of participating in data linkage research: research with older Australians.
PMID: 29896924 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Harrison SL, Milte R, Bradley C, Inacio M, Crotty M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Addressing dementia with Indigenous peoples: a contributing initiative from the Circular Head Aboriginal community.
PMID: 29888825 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Goldberg LR, Cox T, Hoang H, Baldock D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevent 2nd Stroke: a pilot study of an online secondary prevention program for stroke survivors.
CONCLUSIONS: The results indicated that online programs are an acceptable way to address these health outcomes. Implications to public health: Further research is needed to assess the effectiveness of these interventions using powered trials. PMID: 29888829 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Denham AMJ, Halpin S, Twyman L, Guillaumier A, Bonevski B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australia's appointment to the UN Human Rights Council means it must deliver on Indigenous engagement in alcohol control.
PMID: 29888830 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Muhunthan J, Angell B, Wilson A, Hackett ML, Latimer J, Eades AM, Jan S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

High nutrition risk related to dietary intake is associated with an increased risk of hospitalisation and mortality for older M āori: LiLACS NZ.
CONCLUSION: Improved dietary adequacy may reduce poor outcomes for older Māori. Implications for public health: Nutrition risk among older Māori is identifiable and treatable. Effort is needed to engage relevant community and whānau (family) support to ensure older Māori have food security and cultural food practices are met. PMID: 29888831 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: North SM, Wham CA, Teh R, Moyes SA, Rolleston A, Kerse N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Are we underestimating the suicide rate of middle and older-aged Indigenous Australians? An interaction between 'unknown' Indigenous status and age.
PMID: 29888834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armstrong G, Spittal MJ, Jorm AF Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

First Nation Elders' perspectives on healthy ageing in NSW, Australia.
CONCLUSION: This article highlights the need for culturally appropriate healthy ageing programs addressing issues related to chronic disease among First Nation communities. Implications for public health: Research into what constitutes healthy ageing for older First Nation people is necessary for the development of culturally appropriate chronic disease interventions. PMID: 29888836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Coombes J, Lukaszyk C, Sherrington C, Keay L, Tiedemann A, Moore R, Ivers R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Should a smoking question be added to the Australian 2021 census?
PMID: 29697871 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thomas DP, Scollo M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Youth perceptions of alcohol advertising: are current advertising regulations working?
CONCLUSIONS: Young people's perceptions of alcohol advertising are not necessarily in line with expert/industry assessment; products are sometimes marketed in a way that is highly appealing to young people. Greater appeal was associated with increased intention to consume and to purchase products. Implications for public health: These results indicate deficiencies in the effectiveness of current advertising codes in regard to protecting the health and wellbeing of adolescents. PMID: 29697872 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Aiken A, Lam T, Gilmore W, Burns L, Chikritzhs T, Lenton S, Lloyd B, Lubman D, Ogeil R, Allsop S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition in major Australian newspapers, 1996-2015.
CONCLUSION: The coverage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nutrition in newspapers does not reflect the diversity and strengths of Australia's First Peoples. Implications for public health: This study highlights the role of the media in policy advocacy; however, advocates should ensure that they do not perpetuate negative representations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. PMID: 29697874 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Browne J, Gleeson D, Adams K, Atkinson P, Hayes R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Fluoride concentration in drinking water samples in Fiji.
CONCLUSION: All samples had fluoride concentrations below the optimum level required to prevent dental caries. Implications for public health: This research forms part of the objectives of the 2011 National Oral Health Survey in Fiji. At present, Fiji lacks water fluoridation and therefore a baseline of the fluoride content in drinking water supplies is essential before water fluoridation is implemented. The results from this study would be beneficial in designing caries-preventive strategies through water fluoridation and for comparing those strategies with caries prevalence overtime. PMID: 29697882 [PubMed - as supp...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Prasad N, Pushpaangaeli B, Ram A, Maimanuku L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Adolescent and young adult substance use in Australian Indigenous communities: a systematic review of demand control program outcomes.
CONCLUSIONS: Evidence relevant to the outcomes of demand control programs that target Australian Indigenous youth substance use is both weak and inconsistent. There is a need to support the type of evaluation activity required to better understand program effectiveness and build the Indigenous knowledge base. Implications for public health: These findings are discussed in relation to the development of evidence-based practice and the type of knowledge that is likely to be of most use to those seeking to address problems associated with youth substance use. PMID: 29697886 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Au...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Geia L, Broadfield K, Grainger D, Day A, Watkin-Lui F Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Public support for bicycling and transport policies in inner Sydney, Australia: a cross-sectional survey.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite a natural tendency for respondents to support transport policies that were of most relevance to themselves, it appeared that, in this sample, public support for public transport and bicycling policies remained strong across all respondents. Implications for public health: Policies that support public transport and active travel and achieve positive health outcomes would be well received by inner-Sydney residents. PMID: 29697889 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Rissel C, Crane M, Standen C, Wen LM, Ellison R, Greaves S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Strategies associated with low-risk drinking: a population-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: Adult Australians who drink at low levels use a range of strategies to moderate their alcohol consumption. Overall, consistent use of one or more SMD was associated with low-risk drinking patterns. IMPLICATIONS: Public health responses to risky drinking may be enhanced by promoting the consistent use of SMD as a way to reduce overall alcohol consumption. PMID: 29644759 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mugavin J, Room R, MacLean S, Callinan S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Housing conditions associated with recurrent gastrointestinal infection in urban Aboriginal children in NSW, Australia: findings from SEARCH.
CONCLUSIONS: Housing problems were independently associated with recurrent gastrointestinal infection in a dose-dependent manner. Implications for public health: The role of housing as a potential determinant of health in urban Aboriginal children merits further attention in research and policy settings. PMID: 29644760 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Andersen MJ, Skinner A, Williamson AB, Fernando P, Wright D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

An outbreak of Q fever associated with parturient cat exposure at an animal refuge and veterinary clinic in southeast Queensland.
CONCLUSIONS: A parturient cat was the most likely source of the outbreak. Implications for public health: Occupational groups and others with regular exposure to feline or canine parturient products should receive Q fever vaccine. PMID: 29644762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Malo JA, Colbran C, Young M, Vasant B, Jarvinen K, Viney K, Lambert SB Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Constructing whole of population cohorts for health and social research using the New Zealand Integrated Data Infrastructure.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: The New Zealand IDI population is the most comprehensive and appropriate national cohort for use in health and social research. PMID: 29644776 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zhao J, Gibb S, Jackson R, Mehta S, Exeter DJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The value of health damage due to sulphur dioxide emissions from coal-fired electricity generation in NSW and implications for pollution licences.
PMID: 29644782 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ewald B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Impact of the Make Healthy Normal mass media campaign (Phase 1) on knowledge, attitudes and behaviours: a cohort study.
CONCLUSIONS: Overall, there are some positives for the campaign but intentions need to be a focus of future campaign phases. Continued investment over the medium- to long-term is needed. IMPLICATIONS: Mass media campaigns can play a role in obesity prevention but robust evaluations are needed to identify the characteristics of effective campaigns. PMID: 29644787 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kite J, Gale J, Grunseit A, Bellew W, Li V, Lloyd B, Maxwell M, Vineburg J, Bauman A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Exploring the use of economic evidence to inform investment in disease prevention - a qualitative study.
Conclusions and Implications for public health: Promoting the greater use of economic evidence in prevention requires more work on two fronts: tailoring the methods used by economists to better match the organisational imperatives of end users; and promoting greater consideration of broader societal and health sector perspectives among end users. This will require significant infrastructure development, monitoring and evaluation, stronger national leadership and a greater emphasis on evidence coproduction. PMID: 29630786 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - April 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Liu H, Muhunthan J, Ananthapavan J, Hawe P, Shiell A, Jan S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) use among youth globally: a systematic review and meta-analysis of country level data.
CONCLUSIONS: There is considerable heterogeneity in ENDS use among youth globally across countries and also between current smokers and non-smokers. Implications for public health: Population-level survey data on ENDS use is needed to inform public health policy and messaging globally. PMID: 29528527 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yoong SL, Stockings E, Chai LK, Tzelepis F, Wiggers J, Oldmeadow C, Paul C, Peruga A, Kingsland M, Attia J, Wolfenden L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Authors' response to Letter to the Editor: "Environmental determinants of high population rates of sexually transmitted diseases".
Authors' response to Letter to the Editor: "Environmental determinants of high population rates of sexually transmitted diseases". Aust N Z J Public Health. 2018 Mar 12;: Authors: Dune T PMID: 29528535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Authors' response to Letter to the Editor: "Environmental determinants of high population rates of sexually transmitted diseases". Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The association between adolescent condom use and individual and environmental resilience protective factors.
CONCLUSIONS: Total environmental and three protective factor subscales demonstrated prominent associations with consistent use of condoms in sexually active adolescents. Implications for public health: Consideration of particular resilience protective factors in adolescent sexual risk behaviour prevention, such as condom use, is warranted. PMID: 29528537 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hodder RK, Homer S, Freund M, Bowman JA, Lecathelinais C, Colyvas K, Campbell E, Gillham K, Dray J, Wiggers JH Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Uneven progress in reducing exposure to violence at home for New Zealand adolescents 2001-2012: a nationally representative cross-sectional survey series.
Abstract 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. Howev...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gulliver P, Fanslow J, Fleming T, Lucassen M, Dixon R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Intentional self-harm and assault hospitalisations and treatment cost of children in Australia over a 10-year period.
Abstract 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 $60.6 million, respectively. The self-harm hospitalisation rate was 59.8 per 100,000 p...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mitchell RJ, Seah R, Ting HP, Curtis K, Foster K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Environmental determinants of high population rates of sexually transmitted diseases.
PMID: 29528546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ward JE Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence of appropriate colorectal cancer screening and preferences for receiving screening advice among people attending outpatient clinics.
Conclusions and implications for public health: A significant proportion of people attending outpatient clinics are under-screened for CRC, with some people also over-screened. There is a need to explore strategies to overcome both under- and over-screening. PMID: 29528551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Dodd N, Mansfield E, Carey M, Oldmeadow C Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Restricting tobacco sales to only pharmacies as an endgame strategy: are pharmacies likely to opt in?
PMID: 29442398 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Petrović-van der Deen FS, Wilson N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Increasing injuries as trampoline parks expand within Australia: a call for mandatory standards.
CONCLUSIONS: Across several states in Australia, the incidence of indoor trampoline park related injuries is concerning, as these venues are increasing in number. Some injuries can be serious and result in lifelong disability for children or adolescents. Implications for public health: National safety standards that apply to indoor trampoline park operators are not currently mandatory; injury prevention efforts would be assisted if such standards were mandatory. PMID: 29442403 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sharwood LN, Adams S, Blaszkow T, Eager D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Supporting youth wellbeing with a focus on eating well and being active: views from an Aboriginal community deliberative forum.
CONCLUSIONS: An informed deliberative storyboard approach offers a novel way of engaging with Aboriginal communities in a culturally appropriate and inclusive manner. Implications for public health: The identification of racism as a major issue of concern in preventing children from living healthy lifestyles highlights the need for policy responses in this area. PMID: 29442406 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Street J, Cox H, Lopes E, Motlik J, Hanson L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The long history of health inequality in New Zealand: occupational class and lifespan in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
CONCLUSIONS: We found no significant lifespan differences in one cohort, but a second cohort is the earliest demonstration to our knowledge of substantial differences in mortality by socioeconomic position in this country prior to the 1960s. Implications for public health: This study provides historical context to the long-term efforts to address health inequalities in society. PMID: 29442408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wilson N, Clement C, Boyd M, Teng A, Woodward A, Blakely T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Socioeconomic status and multimorbidity: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: More methodologically robust studies that address these gaps and investigate alternate measures of social circumstances and environment may advance our understanding of how SEP affects multimorbidity risk. Implications for public health: A deeper understanding of the socioeconomic and demographic patterning of multimorbidity will help identify sub-populations at greatest risk of becoming multimorbid. PMID: 29442409 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pathirana TI, Jackson CA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Frequent lunch purchases from NSW school canteens: a potential marker for children's eating habits?
PMID: 29442414 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hardy LL, Foley B, Partridge SR, Kite J, Bauman A, Chau J, Mihrshahi S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Uptake of maternal vaccinations by Indigenous women in Central Australia.
PMID: 29384237 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Krishnaswamy S, Thalpawila S, Halliday M, Wallace EM, Buttery J, Giles M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A citizens' jury on regulation of McDonald's products and operations in Australia in response to a corporate health impact assessment.
CONCLUSION: The jury's recommendations can help inform policy makers about the importance of ending the legal profit-shifting strategies by TNCs that affect taxation revenue. They also endorse regulating the fast food industry to provide healthier food, and employing forms of community education and awareness-raising. Implications for public health: Citizens' juries can play an important role in providing feedback and policy recommendations in response to the findings of a health impact assessment of transnational corporations. PMID: 29384238 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Jour...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anaf J, Baum F, Fisher M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research