Awareness and use of family planning methods among iTaukei women in Fiji and New Zealand.
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the greater availability of services and higher standards of living experienced in New Zealand compared with Fiji, there was no improvement in awareness and use of family planning among New Zealand participants. Implications for public health: Reduced awareness and use of family planning in New Zealand indicates a need for better targeting of services among minority Pacific ethnic groups. PMID: 29384239 [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: Cammock R, Priest P, Lovell S, Herbison P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Age and cause-of-death contributions to area socioeconomic, sex and remoteness differences in life expectancy in New South Wales, 2010-2012.
CONCLUSIONS: Common causes of death in late adulthood accounted for the bulk of life expectancy inequalities. Implications for public health: Development of policy and interventions aimed at addressing social determinants, such as proposed by the WHO's Global Plan of Action, are needed to help reduce sociodemographic inequalities in lifespan. PMID: 29384240 [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: Stephens AS, Blyth F, Gupta L, Broome RA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Improving the public health impact of eHealth and mHealth interventions.
PMID: 29384248 [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: Grady A, Yoong S, Sutherland R, Lee H, Nathan N, Wolfenden L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A point-prevalence survey of alcohol-related presentations to Australasian emergency departments.
PMID: 29384249 [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: Egerton-Warburton D, Gosbell A, Wadsworth A, Richardson D, Fatovich DM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Factors relating to high psychological distress in Indigenous Australians and their contribution to Indigenous-non-Indigenous disparities.
CONCLUSIONS: The markedly elevated prevalence of high distress among older Aboriginal Australians appears largely attributable to greater physical morbidity and disability. Implications for public health: Addressing upstream determinants of physical morbidity and improved integration of social and emotional wellbeing care into primary care and chronic disease management are essential. PMID: 29384250 [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: McNamara BJ, Banks E, Gubhaju L, Joshy G, Williamson A, Raphael B, Eades S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Declining trends in adult physical activity in Australia? An alternative view.
PMID: 29281160 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lincoln D, Clemens S, Roselli T, Bright M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The Australian NHMRC guidelines for alcohol consumption and their portrayal in the print media: a content analysis of Australian newspapers.
CONCLUSIONS: There was low unpaid print newspaper coverage of the guidelines, which may contribute to low community knowledge of the guidelines. Implications for public health: This study provides a foundation for developing further studies and highlights the need to improve awareness of the guidelines. PMID: 29281162 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wolfaardt BM, Brownbill AL, Mahmood MA, Bowden JA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Drawing conclusions from within-group comparisons and selected subsets of data leads to unsubstantiated conclusions: Letter regarding Malakellis et al.
PMID: 29281164 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McComb B, Frazier-Wood AC, Dawson J, Allison DB Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

An intercept study to measure the extent to which New Zealand university students pre-game.
Conclusion and implications for public health: Pre-gaming was the norm for students. Universities must take pre-gaming into account; policy implications include earlier start times of events and limiting students' access to alcohol prior to events. PMID: 29281165 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Riordan BC, Conner TS, Flett JAM, Droste N, Cody L, Brookie KL, Riordan JK, Scarf D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A potential Human Rights Act in Queensland and inclusion of the right to health.
CONCLUSION: This study found strong support in the majority of submissions for the Queensland Parliament to draft and enact a HRAQ, and for the inclusion of the right to health in such legislation. Implications for public health: The Queensland Parliament's enactment of a HRAQ that expressly included the right to health would increase the accountability and transparency of government health (and related) decision making and resource allocation, and would better identify and address health inequities across the state. This Act is imperative for improving the health and wellbeing of all Queenslanders, particularly rural and ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brolan CE, Herron L, Carney A, Fritz EM, James J, Margetts M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Authors' response to Letter to the Editor: ANZJPH-2017-220.
ichols M, Swinburn B, Chikwendu C, Kelly PM, Petersen S, Millar L PMID: 29281167 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Authors' response to Letter to the Editor: ANZJPH-2017-220. Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Authors' response to Letter to the Editor: ANZJPH-2017-248.
29281168 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Authors' response to Letter to the Editor: ANZJPH-2017-248. Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Epidemic forecasts as a tool for public health: interpretation and (re)calibration.
CONCLUSIONS: Collaborative engagement with public health practitioners in model development improved understanding of the context and limitations of emerging surveillance data. Incorporation of these insights in a quantitative model resulted in more robust estimates of disease activity for public health use. Implications for public health: In addition to predicting future disease trends, forecasting methods can quantify the impact of delays in data availability and variable reporting practice on the accuracy of current epidemic assessment. Such evidence supports investment in systems capacity. PMID: 29281169 [PubMed -...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Moss R, Fielding JE, Franklin LJ, Stephens N, McVernon J, Dawson P, McCaw JM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Improving alcohol and mental health treatment for lesbian, bisexual and queer women: Identity matters.
CONCLUSIONS: Treatment providers may find it useful to gather information about the centrality of sexual identity to LBQ women as a means of overcoming treatment barriers related to heteronormative conventions and discrimination, language and disclosure. Implications for public health: Treatment providers should adopt more inclusive language, seek information about identity salience and the importance of sexual identity to the current treatment, and regularly pursue LBQ-related professional development upskilling. PMID: 29235690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pennay A, McNair R, Hughes TL, Leonard W, Brown R, Lubman DI Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Pizza, burgers and booze: online marketing and promotion of food and drink to university students.
PMID: 29235699 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jayanetti A, Jones A, Freeman B Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Comments on "Wi-Fi radiation exposures to children in kindergartens and schools - results should lessen parental concerns".
Comments on "Wi-Fi radiation exposures to children in kindergartens and schools - results should lessen parental concerns". Aust N Z J Public Health. 2017 Dec 13;: Authors: Mortazavi SMJ PMID: 29235700 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mortazavi SMJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Relation of child, caregiver, and environmental characteristics to childhood injury in an urban Aboriginal cohort in New South Wales, Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: In this urban Aboriginal child cohort, injury was common and associated with measures of family and community vulnerability. Implications for public health: Prevention efforts targeting upstream injury determinants and Aboriginal children living in vulnerable families may reduce child injury. Existing broad-based intervention programs for vulnerable families may present opportunities to deliver targeted injury prevention. PMID: 29235701 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thurber K, Burgess L, Falster K, Banks E, Möller H, Ivers R, Cowell C, Isaac V, Kalucy D, Fernando P, Woodall C, Clapham K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Characteristics of healthy weight advertisements in three countries.
CONCLUSIONS: The identified wide variation in advertising techniques may suggest that campaign managers would benefit from greater certainty about which advertising approaches are most effective in encouraging lifestyle behaviours associated with a healthy weight. Implications for public health: A more robust evidence base would be useful to guide the development of healthy weight campaigns. PMID: 29235703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pettigrew S, Talati Z, Henriques I, Morley B, Ball K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

An assessment of Australian school physical activity and nutrition policies.
CONCLUSIONS: To improve school practices, policies are needed that are mandated and consistent with expert recommendations, use clear language, and specify monitoring and accountability mechanisms. Implications for public health: Improvements in school policies can promote physical activity and healthy eating behaviours to positively influence student outcomes across Australia. PMID: 29235711 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stylianou M, Walker JL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Authors' response to 2017-199 LtoEd.
D: 29235716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Authors' response to 2017-199 LtoEd. Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence and sociodemographic correlates of routine breast cancer screening practices among migrant-Australian women.
CONCLUSION: These findings indicate suboptimal BCS rates persist among migrant-Australian women, and suggest the importance of certain sociodemographic factors in BCS practice. Implications for public health: Further education is required for BA and CBE practice in immigrant-Australian women, especially for those who have resided in Australia less than 12 years without a partner. PMID: 29235719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lam M, Kwok C, Lee MJ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Now more than ever.
PMID: 29205676 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Robinson P, Daly J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The following reviewers generously gave their time and expertise to provide reviews during 2017. The * denotes reviewers who provided multiple reviews or other exceptional assistance.
Authors: PMID: 29205677 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A novel public health threat - high lead solder in stainless steel rainwater tanks in Tasmania.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We identified two water tanks in Tasmania with water lead concentrations exceeding the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG) limit; they had been constructed with stainless steel and high-lead solder from a single manufacturer. An investigation was initiated to identify all tanks constructed by this manufacturer and prevent further exposure to contaminated water. METHODS: To identify water tanks we used sales accounts, blood and water lead results from laboratories, and media. We analysed blood and water lead concentration results from laboratories and conducted a nested cohort study...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lodo K, Dalgleish C, Patel M, Veitch M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Many encephalitis cases still a medical mystery.
PMID: 29165851 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gubala A, Warrilow D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Physical activity coaching by Australian Exercise Physiologists is cost effective for patients referred from general practice.
CONCLUSION: Coaching achieved a modest increase in activity equivalent to 10 minutes walking per day, at a cost of AUD$245 per person. Face-to-face and telephone counselling were both effective. Implication for public health: Persistence of increases nine months after the end of coaching suggests it creates long-term change and is a good value health intervention. PMID: 29165855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ewald B, Stacey F, Johnson N, Plotnikoff RC, Holliday E, Brown W, James EL Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Rehabilitation and convalescent hospital stay in New South Wales: an analysis of 3,979 women aged 75.
CONCLUSIONS: Area of residence is the determining factor for rehabilitation or convalescence hospital admissions. These long stay admissions are not necessarily inappropriate, but due to a lack of other non-acute care options. Implications for public health: Increased availability of rehabilitation and respite care in non-acute settings will not only improve older patient care, but will also reduce the burden on acute hospitals. PMID: 29165860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Chojenta C, Byles J, Nair BK Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

An Australian hospital's training program and referral pathway within a multi-disciplinary health-justice partnership addressing family violence.
CONCLUSION: The program built capacity and willingness of health professionals to identify signs of, and respond to, family violence. Increase in referral rates to legal assistance was not shown. Potential improvements include better data capture and greater availability of legal services. Implications for public health: Strong hospital system supports and reliable recording of family violence referrals need to be in place before introducing such partnerships to other hospitals. PMID: 29165864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Forsdike K, Humphreys C, Diemer K, Ross S, Gyorki L, Maher H, Vye P, Llewelyn F, Hegarty K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

High rates of hospitalised burn injury in Indigenous children living in remote areas: a population data linkage study.
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Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Möller H, Falster K, Ivers R, Clapham K, Harvey L, Jorm L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Association between adolescents' consumption of total and different types of sugar-sweetened beverages with oral health impacts and weight status.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the associations between adolescents' intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) with oral health impacts (OHI) and weight status. METHODS: Cross-sectional health survey with anthropometry and self-report OHI (toothache and avoiding some foods because of oral problems) and SSB intake (fruit juice, flavoured water, soft, diet, sports and energy drinks) collected in 2015. RESULTS: A total of 3,671 adolescents participated (50% girls; mean age 13.2 years ±1.7). Drinking ≥1cup/day of SSBs was consistently associated with higher odds of OHI compared with drinking
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hardy LL, Bell J, Bauman A, Mihrshahi S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Multiplicity of skin cancers in Queensland and their cost burden to government and patients.
CONCLUSIONS: Individuals who are multiply affected by skin cancers are relatively common and the accompanying individual and government cost burden can be substantial. These findings support skin cancer being classified as a chronic disease. Implications for public health: Over time, the economic burden for skin cancer for individuals and health providers is high and investment in prevention remains important from an economic viewpoint. PMID: 29168287 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Gordon LG, Elliott TM, Olsen CM, Pandeya N, Whiteman DC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Aboriginal children and penicillin injections for rheumatic fever: how much of a problem is injection pain?
CONCLUSION: Repeated painful procedures in children necessitate well-planned and child-focused care. Current practices are not in line with guidance from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians about effects of repeated painful procedures on children. Initiating the long-term injection regimen for rheumatic fever is a special event requiring expert input. A newly reported finding of a subset of young people feeling unwell after receiving the injection requires further investigation. Implications for public health: Improvement of local and jurisdictional guidelines on use of pain reduction measures for children who hav...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mitchell AG, Belton S, Johnston V, Read C, Scrine C, Ralph AP Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Improving New Zealand's preparations for the next pandemic.
PMID: 29168306 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Scott J, Wilson N, Baker MG Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Hepatitis C virus prevalence and associated risk factors among Indigenous Australians who inject drugs.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine factors associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection among a national sample of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who inject drugs (PWID) in Australia. METHODS: Respondents were recruited from Australia's Needle Syringe Program Survey; an annual bio-behavioural surveillance project that monitors HCV antibody prevalence among PWID. Data from 2006-2015 were de-duplicated to retain only one record where individuals participated in>1 survey round. Univariate and multivariable logistic regression examined demographic characteristics and injection-related behaviours associa...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Doyle M, Maher L, Graham S, Wand H, Iversen J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Disability-based discrimination and health: findings from an Australian-based population study.
CONCLUSION: Disability-based discrimination is a prevalent, important determinant of health for Australians with disability. Implications for public health: Disability-based discrimination is an under-recognised public health problem that is likely to contribute to disability-based health inequities. Public health policy, research and practice needs to concentrate efforts on developing policy and programs that reduce discrimination experienced by Australians with disability. PMID: 29168323 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Krnjacki L, Priest N, Aitken Z, Emerson E, Llewellyn G, King T, Kavanagh A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Public health measures for pertussis prevention and control.
PMID: 29044817 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kovitwanichkanont T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

What do children observe and learn from televised sports betting advertisements? A qualitative study among Australian children.
CONCLUSIONS: Children had detailed recall of sports betting advertisements and an extensive knowledge of sports betting products and terminology. Implications for public health: To protect children from the potential harms associated with sports betting, governments should consider changing regulations and implementing evidence-based education campaigns to counter the positive messages children receive from the sports betting industry. PMID: 29044821 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Pitt H, Thomas SL, Bestman A, Daube M, Derevensky J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Implementation and evaluation of the Victorian Suicide Register.
CONCLUSION: The VSR fills an important gap in the sustained and systematic collection of comprehensive information on suicide, with some key challenges identified. Implications for public health: Findings from the evaluation provide important strategic information for national and international jurisdictions seeking to establish their own suicide registers. PMID: 29044826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sutherland G, Milner A, Dwyer J, Bugeja L, Woodward A, Robinson J, Pirkis J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Socio-demographic factors drive regional differences in participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program - An ecological analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Socio-demographic characteristics, particularly Indigenous status, cultural background and population ageing, seem to be more important drivers of regional disparities in NBCSP participation than geographic remoteness. Implications for public health: This study provides important evidence to understand the regional disparities in participating in the national screening program. PMID: 29044846 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sun J, March S, Ireland MJ, Crawford-Williams F, Goodwin B, Hyde MK, Chambers SK, Aitken JF, Dunn J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Obesity-related health impacts of active transport policies in Australia - a policy review and health impact modelling study.
CONCLUSION: Effective interventions that improve rates of active transport may result in substantial healthcare-related cost savings through a decrease in conditions related to obesity. Implications for public health: Significant potential exists for effective and cost-effective interventions that result in more walking and cycling. PMID: 29044847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brown V, Moodie M, Cobiac L, Mantilla H, Carter R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The impact of coaches providing healthy snacks at junior sport training.
CONCLUSIONS: Coaches providing healthy snacks before sessions at sports clubs increased consumption of nutrient-dense foods at the session, and may have positively affected participants' attention/participation. Implications for public health: This study highlights how a simple intervention could improve the diet of Australian children. PMID: 29044878 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Belski R, Staley K, Keenan S, Skiadopoulos A, Randle E, Donaldson A, O'Halloran P, Kappelides P, O'Neil S, Nicholson M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Surveying all public drinking water fountains in a city: outdoor field observations and Google Street View.
CONCLUSIONS: The fountains were of generally high quality, but discolouration around the nozzle was common. Implications for public health: Additional investment in public fountains may be needed. PMID: 29044895 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wilson N, Signal L, Thomson G Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A comparison of dietary estimates from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey to food and beverage purchase data.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: We compared self-reported dietary intake from the very remote sample of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey (VR-NATSINPAS; n=1,363) to one year of food and beverage purchases from 20 very remote Indigenous Australian communities (servicing ∼8,500 individuals). METHODS: Differences in food (% energy from food groups) and nutrients were analysed using t-test with unequal variance. RESULTS: Per-capita energy estimates were not significantly different between the surveys (899 MJ/person/day [95% confidence interval -152,1950] p=0.09...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: McMahon E, Wycherley T, O'Dea K, Brimblecombe J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators for health professionals referring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander tobacco smokers to the Quitline.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To examine the barriers and facilitators among health professionals to providing referrals to Quitline for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients who smoke. METHODS: A brief online survey, based on the Theoretical Domains Framework, was completed by 34 health professionals who work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Australia and the Northern Territory. RESULTS: Respondents who frequently made referrals had higher domain scores than less frequent referrers for 'Skills and knowledge' (M=4.44 SD=0.39 vs. M=4.09 SD=0.47, p
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - October 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martin K, Dono J, Rigney N, Rayner J, Sparrow A, Miller C, Mckivett A, O'Dea K, Roder D, Bowden J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence and socio-demographic predictors of food insecurity among regional and remote Western Australian children.
CONCLUSIONS: Study findings are suggestive of the impact low income has on capacity to be food secure. The higher FI prevalence among children from families receiving financial assistance and living in medium disadvantage areas indicates more support for these families is required. Recommendations include: ensuring government plans and policies adequately support disadvantaged families; increasing employment opportunities; establishing evidence on the causes and the potential impact of FI on children's health. Implications for public health: One in five children were FI, demonstrating that FI is an issue in Western Austral...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Godrich S, Lo J, Davies C, Darby J, Devine A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Response to 'Let's change the conversation'.
PMID: 28898471 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thomas DP, Panaretto KS, Davey M, Lyons L, Borland R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Removing the Australian tax exemption on healthy food adds food stress to families vulnerable to poor nutrition.
CONCLUSION: There is food stress risk among single-parent, LI and WDI families, particularly those residing in very remote areas. Implications for public health: Expanding GST places an additional burden on people who are already vulnerable to poor nutrition and chronic disease due to their socioeconomic circumstances. PMID: 28898477 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Landrigan TJ, Kerr DA, Dhaliwal SS, Savage V, Pollard CM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Let's change the conversation.
PMID: 28898489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Deen CR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Inclusion of equity in economic analyses of public health policies: systematic review and future directions.
CONCLUSIONS: Using CEA techniques to generate new information about the health equity implications of alternative policy options has not been widely used, but should be considered to inform future decision making. Implications for public health: Inclusion of equity in economic analysis would facilitate a more nuanced comparison of interventions in relation to efficiency, equity and financial impact. PMID: 28898490 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lal A, Moodie M, Peeters A, Carter R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Immunisation for refugees in Australia: a policy review and analysis across all States and Territories.
CONCLUSION: Our findings indicate stark differences in immunisation policy for people of refugee background across Australia. Highlighted gaps demonstrate the need to revise current policies so that they are aligned with their intended outcome of enhancing uptake of vaccines and improving immunisation coverage among resettled refugees in Australia. Implications for public health: Immunisation policy development for refugees needs to be robust enough to ensure equitable health services to this group. PMID: 28898492 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - September 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mahimbo A, Seale H, Heywood AE Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research