Bullying among 18 to 23-year-old women in 2013.
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first nationally representative study to demonstrate the strong association between being a victim of bullying and health outcomes in a post-school-age population. Implications for public health: The findings highlight the need for interventions for women who have already experienced bullying and are past school age. PMID: 28616882 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Townsend N, Powers J, Loxton D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Teaching epidemiology (4(th) edition).
PMID: 28616884 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Robinson P, Dempsey K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Alcohol and other substance use among a sample of young people in the Solomon Islands.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: Investigate alcohol and other substance use, with a focus on harmful alcohol use patterns, among young people in the Solomon Islands. METHODS: A structured, interviewer-administered questionnaire was administered to respondents aged 15-24 years across four of the country's provinces in late 2015. RESULTS: Four hundred young people completed the questionnaire across urban, peri-urban and rural communities. The most common substances ever used by participants were betel nut (94%), licit/store-bought and/or illicit alcohol (79%) and tobacco (76%). Lifetime and recent substance use was pa...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Quinn B, Peach E, Wright CJC, Lim MSC, Davidson L, Dietze P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A case study of smokefree outdoor policy options for a city.
PMID: 28370657 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thomson G, Martin J, Gifford H, Parata K, Wilson N Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A guide to mosquitoes of Australia.
PMID: 28370741 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ritchie SA Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Cosmopolitan Conceptions: IVF Sojourns in Global Dubai.
PMID: 28370813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Whittaker A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Australia's refugee policies and their health impact: a review of the evidence and recommendations for the Australian Government.
PMID: 28370847 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Killedar A, Harris P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Prevalence and predictors of disability for M āori 24 months after injury.
CONCLUSIONS: Māori experience considerable disability 24 months post-injury. Pre-injury socio-demographic, health and psychosocial, and injury-related characteristics independently predict post-injury disability and provide focus for future research and interventions to improve Māori post-injury outcomes. Implications for public health: Despite having had access to services, injured Māori experienced considerable long-term disability. Pre-injury and injury-related factors predict long-term disability and should be the focus to reduce the post-injury disability burden for Māori. PMID: 28370886 [PubMed - as supplied...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Wyeth EH, Samaranayaka A, Davie G, Derrett S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Traditional food availability and consumption in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory, Australia.
CONCLUSIONS: Traditional food is consumed frequently by Aboriginal people living in remote NT. Implications for public health: Quantifying dietary contribution of traditional food would complement estimated population dietary intake. It would contribute evidence of nutrition transition and differences in intakes across age groups and inform dietary, environmental and social interventions and policy. Designing and conducting assessment of traditional food intake in conjunction with Aboriginal leaders warrants consideration. PMID: 28370899 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ferguson M, Brown C, Georga C, Miles E, Wilson A, Brimblecombe J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

A critical analysis of the Australian Defence Force policy on maternal health care.
CONCLUSION: The problematisation of pregnancy in the ADF restricts women's choices regarding their maternal healthcare provider. This is contrary to the healthcare rights of Australians and likely contributes to health inequalities of ADF women. Implications for public health: A research gap regarding ADF women's knowledge and wishes regarding their maternal health care has been identified. Future research can inform any alterations to the ADF policy on maternal healthcare. PMID: 28370902 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Montalban M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Use of support services in a sample of patients with high-risk primary melanomas in urban, regional and rural Queensland.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To characterise use of support services in patients diagnosed with high-risk primary melanoma by their location of residence. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study of 787 patients with histologically-confirmed clinical stage 1B-2 melanoma, we estimated odds ratios (ORs) using regression models to assess the association of support service use with residence in rural, regional or urban areas. We also evaluated demographic and clinical correlates of support service use. RESULTS: Among 113 rural patients, 33 (29%) used support services around time of diagnosis compared to 88 (39%) of 224 re...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: von Schuckmann LA, Smithers BM, Khosrotehrani K, Beesley VL, van der Pols JC, Hughes MB, Green AC Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Field trials of health interventions: a toolbox.
PMID: 28371004 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Black J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Obesity prevention advocacy in Australia: an analysis of policy impact on autonomy.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To explore obesity policy options recommended by stakeholders and identify their impact on individual autotomy. METHODS: Qualitative and quantitative methods were used. A content analysis of submissions to the Australian Government's Inquiry into Obesity was conducted. Each recommendation was categorised by its impact on autonomy, according to existing frameworks. Chi-square test for independence was used to explore the association between autonomy and stakeholder support defined as frequency of recommendation. RESULTS: The extent of support for a policy option was significantly assoc...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Haynes E, Hughes R, Reidlinger DP Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Smoke-free mental health inpatient facility policies in Australia: variation across states and territories.
PMID: 28245510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thomas M, Richmond R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

We need to talk about alcohol.
PMID: 28245511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Pettigrew S, Slevin T Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Barriers and facilitators to childhood obesity prevention among culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Victoria, Australia.
CONCLUSION: This study has identified several policy recommendations including: the implementation of robust food taxation policies; consistent control of food advertising targeting children; improving CALD health literacy using bicultural workers; and matching health promotional materials with CALD community literacy levels. Implications for Public Health: These recommendations can directly influence public health policy to improve the engagement of CALD communities in obesity prevention services and ultimately reduce the widening obesity disparities in Australia. PMID: 28245512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (S...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Cyril S, Nicholson JM, Agho K, Polonsky M, Renzaho AM Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Economic abuse between intimate partners in Australia: prevalence, health status, disability and financial stress.
CONCLUSIONS: For women, financial stress and disability were important markers of economic abuse. However, prevalence rates were influenced by the measures used and victims' awareness of the abuse, which presents a challenge for screening and monitoring. Implications for public health: Social, health and financial services need to be aware of and screen for the warning signs of this largely hidden form of domestic violence. PMID: 28245514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Kutin J, Russell R, Reid M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Addressing the barriers to driver licensing for Aboriginal people in New South Wales and South Australia.
DISCUSSION: Facilitating licence participation requires systemic change and long-term investment to ensure interagency collaboration, service use and sustainability of relevant programs, including job search agencies. Implications for public health: The disadvantage faced by Aboriginal people in driver licensing is a fundamental barrier to participation and a social determinant of health. Understanding the factors that promote licensing is crucial to improving access for under-serviced populations; recommendations provide pragmatic solutions to address licensing disadvantage. PMID: 28245515 [PubMed - as supplied by pu...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Clapham K, Hunter K, Cullen P, Helps Y, Senserrick T, Byrne J, Harrison JE, Ivers RQ Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

HIV testing within the African community using home-based self collection of oral samples.
PMID: 28245516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Driver G, Debattista J, Gu Z, Lemoire J, Hooper J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Marked decline of sudden mass fatality events in New Zealand 1900 to 2015: the basic epidemiology.
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To describe the basic epidemiology of sudden mass fatality events for the 1900 to 2015 period in New Zealand (NZ). METHODS: Official lists and internet searches were used to identify the events. Events were categorised, rates calculated and time trends analysed. RESULTS: A total of 56 sudden mass fatality events with 10 or more fatalities between 1900 and 2015 in NZ were identified. There were 1,896 deaths in total, with the worst event being the Hawke's Bay earthquake (258 deaths). Events were classified as transportation-related (64%), natural causes (11%), industrial (9%), war (9%)...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Wilson N, Morales A, Guy N, Thomson G Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Changing the knowledge translation landscape through blogging.
PMID: 28245523 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Stoneham MJ, Kite J Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Over-provision of discretionary foods at childcare dilutes the nutritional quality of diets for children.
PMID: 28245524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Wallace R, Costello L, Devine A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Sexually active older Australian's knowledge of sexually transmitted infections and safer sexual practices.
CONCLUSIONS: Many older Australians lack knowledge of STIs and safer sexual practices. Implications for public health: To reverse current trends toward increasing STI diagnoses in this population, policies and education campaigns aimed at improving knowledge levels may need to be considered. PMID: 28245525 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Lyons A, Heywood W, Fileborn B, Minichiello V, Barrett C, Brown G, Hinchliff S, Malta S, Crameri P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Effects of climate change - are we prepared?
PMID: 28245534 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tait P, Armstrong F Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Associations between advertising recall and quitting in a national cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers.
PMID: 28245535 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nicholson A, Borland R, Sarin J, Bennet P, Davey M, Van der Sterren A, Stevens M, Thomas D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Using simulation modelling to examine the impact of venue lockout and last-drink policies on drinking-related harms and costs to licensees.
CONCLUSION: Simulation models are useful for exploring consequences of policy change. Our simulation suggests that additional hours between lockout and last drinks could reduce aggression by easing transport demand, while minimising revenue loss to venue owners. Implications for public health: Direct policies to reduce late-night transport-related disputes should be considered. PMID: 28245536 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - February 28, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Scott N, Livingston M, Reporter I, Dietze P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

What are the determinants of food security among regional and remote Western Australian children?
CONCLUSIONS: Key food availability recommendations include increasing local food supply options. Food access recommendations include ensuring equitable formal social support and empowering informal support options. Food utilisation recommendations include prioritising food literacy programs focusing on quick, healthy food preparation and budgeting skills. Implications for public health: Policymakers should invest in local food supply options, equitable social support services and experiential food literacy programs. Practitioners should focus child/parent programs on improving attitude, knowledge and skills. PMID: 281...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Godrich SL, Davies CR, Darby J, Devine A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Print media coverage of Ebola Virus Disease, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and pertussis.
PMID: 28110493 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Matenge S, Freeman B, Quinn E, Gupta L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Awareness and correlates of short-term and long-term consequences of alcohol use among Australian drinkers.
CONCLUSIONS: Most consumers lack a sufficient understanding of the potential consequences of alcohol use. Particular subgroups of drinkers may not equate drinking with negative consequences. Implications for public health: Front-of-label alcohol warnings on all products and public health and education campaigns presenting messages targeting subgroups of drinkers could increase awareness of short- and long-term negative health and social effects of alcohol use. PMID: 28110495 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Coomber K, Mayshak R, Curtis A, Miller PG Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Breastfeeding friendly pharmacies: a setting with potential.
PMID: 28110497 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Llewellyn R, Berger S, Carty S, Randall P, Jahnke K, Thompson L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

'Maximising shareholder value': a detailed insight into the corporate political activity of the Australian food industry.
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides direct evidence of food industry practices that have the potential to shape public health-related policies and programs in Australia in ways that favour business interests at the expense of population health. Implications for public health: This evidence can inform policy makers and public health advocates and be used to adopt measures to ensure that public interests are put at the forefront as part of the policy development and implementation process. PMID: 28110500 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mialon M, Swinburn B, Allender S, Sacks G Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The high cost of obesity in Australian pre-schoolers.
PMID: 28110505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Brown V, Moodie M, Baur L, Wen LM, Hayes A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Access, equity and costs of induced abortion services in Australia: a cross-sectional study.
CONCLUSIONS: Abortion costs are substantial, increase at later gestations, and are a financial strain for many women. Poor knowledge, geographical and financial barriers restrict method choice. Implications for public health: Policy reform should focus on reducing costs and enhancing early access. PMID: 28110510 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Shankar M, Black KI, Goldstone P, Hussainy S, Mazza D, Petersen K, Lucke J, Taft A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

First examination of varying health outcomes of the chronically homeless according to Housing First configuration.
CONCLUSION: Preliminary evidence of differential injecting and health service utilisation outcomes between configurations emerged within this small-scale study over the 12-month period. Implications for public health: Given the rapid expansion of both SS and CS Housing First configurations across Western countries and the indications from this initial study that outcomes may differ according to configuration, there remains a need for robust evaluative evidence on the efficacy of various supported housing models on long-term individual outcomes. PMID: 28110511 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Whittaker E, Dobbins T, Swift W, Flatau P, Burns L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Sugar content of supermarket beverages commonly consumed by children in New Zealand.
PMID: 28110512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Chepulis L, Mearns GJ, Skinner K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The relationship of sport participation to provision of sports facilities and socioeconomic status: a geographical analysis.
CONCLUSIONS: Better provision of sports facilities is generally associated with increased sport participation, but SES and region are also contributing factors. Implications for public health: Community-level analysis of the population, sport participation and provision of facilities should be used to inform decisions of investments in sports facilities. PMID: 28110514 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Eime RM, Harvey J, Charity MJ, Casey M, Westerbeek H, Payne WR Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The social determinants and starting and sustaining quit attempts in a national sample of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers.
CONCLUSIONS AND IMPLICATIONS: Disadvantage does not seem to have pervasive negative effects on quitting. We should be more optimistic in our tobacco control activities with the most disadvantaged among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smokers. Increasing personal empowerment (e.g. getting a job) may lead to at least short-term improvements in quitting. PMID: 28110516 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Thomas DP, Panaretto KS, Davey M, Briggs V, Borland R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Low rates of predominant breastfeeding in hospital after gestational diabetes, particularly among Indigenous women in Australia.
Abstract OBJECTIVES: To investigate rates of 'any' and 'predominant' breastfeeding in hospital among Indigenous and non-Indigenous women with and without gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS: A retrospective study of singleton infants born from July 2007 to December 2010 at Cairns Hospital, Australia, following GDM pregnancy, using linked hospital and birth data (n=617 infants), with a subsample of medical record reviews (n=365 infants). Aggregate data were used to compare to breastfeeding rates among infants born following non-GDM pregnancy (n=7,894 infants). RESULTS: More than 90% of all women ...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Chamberlain CR, Wilson AN, Amir LH, O'Dea K, Campbell S, Leonard D, Ritte R, Mulcahy M, Eades S, Wolfe R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Examining the nutritional quality of food and beverage consumed at Melbourne aquatic and recreation centres.
CONCLUSIONS: The nutritional quality of food and beverages consumed at recreation centres was generally poor, with the on-site cafés providing the majority of discretionary items consumed. Implications for public health: Community aquatic and recreation centres provide an opportunity to promote healthy eating by increasing the provision of healthy options and limiting discretionary food and drink items. PMID: 28110519 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - January 22, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Boelsen-Robinson T, Chung A, Khalil M, Wong E, Kurzeme A, Peeters A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

How Politics Makes Us Sick: Neoliberal Epidemics.
PMID: 27966281 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health)
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Willis K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The impact of geographic unit of analysis on socioeconomic inequalities in cancer survival and distant summary stage - a population-based study.
CONCLUSIONS: The use of socioeconomic disadvantage measure based on the smallest available spatial unit should be encouraged in the future. Implications for Public Health: Disadvantage measures based on small spatial units can more accurately identify socioeconomic cancer disparities to inform priority settings in service planning. PMID: 27960223 [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, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Tervonen HE, Morrell S, Aranda S, Roder D, You H, Niyonsenga T, Walton R, Baker D, Currow D Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Tuberculosis and gender in the Asia-Pacific region.
PMID: 27960224 [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, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mason PH, Snow K, Asugeni R, Massey PD, Viney K Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Gender differences in the dialysis treatment of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
CONCLUSIONS: Contemporary dialysis treatment in Australia continues to benefit the dominant non-Indigenous population over the Indigenous population, with non-Indigenous men being particularly advantaged. Implications for Public Health: Treatment guidelines that incorporate a recognition of gender-based preferences and dialysis treatment options specific to Indigenous Australians may assist in addressing this disparity. PMID: 27960225 [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, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: McKercher C, Jose MD, Grace B, Clayton PA, Walter M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Correlates of physical activity among Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents.
CONCLUSIONS: Physical activity levels were similarly low among disadvantaged Indigenous and non-Indigenous adolescents. Some influencing factors existed across the whole sample; others in stratification by Indigenous status. Implications for Public Health: Early and targeted, supportive approaches are necessary. Some apply to disadvantaged adolescents broadly; others are Indigenous or non-Indigenous specific. PMID: 27960226 [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, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Macniven R, Hearn S, Grunseit A, Richards J, Nutbeam D, Bauman A Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

What do health consumers want to know about childhood vaccination? An evaluation of data from an Australian medicines call centre.
CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS: The consistent number of vaccine-related calls, particularly about safety, demonstrates an information gap that can contribute to vaccination hesitancy. Health professionals need to know their local immunisation rate and associated carer concerns, to proactively address these information-related barriers to vaccination. PMID: 27960227 [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, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mus M, Kreijkamp-Kaspers S, McGuire T, Deckx L, van Driel M Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Serve sizes and frequency of food consumption in Australian children aged 14 and 24 months.
CONCLUSIONS: Increased exposure to discretionary food and decreased exposure to vegetables is occurring in the transition toward family food, during a time of increasing independence and emerging neophobia. Implications for Public Health: The age-related decline in dietary quality is of concern, with potential concurrent impact on nutritional adequacy, development of food preferences and later eating patterns. Serve size data could be used to inform serve sizes for toddlers in future editions of the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating. PMID: 27960228 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Zeala...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mauch C, Magarey A, Byrne R, Daniels L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

The National Strongyloides Working Group in Australia 10 workshops on: commendations and recommendations.
PMID: 27960230 [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, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Ross KE, Bradbury RS, Garrard TA, O'Donahoo FJ, Shield JM, Page W, Miller A, Robertson G, Judd JA, Speare R Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

How efficient are New Zealand's District Health Boards at producing life expectancy gains for M āori and Europeans?
CONCLUSION: Changes in LE did not depend on the social characteristics of the DHB. The statistically significant association between efficiency and financial performance supports its use as an indicator of managerial effectiveness. Implications for Public Health: Efficient health systems achieve better population health outcomes. DEA can be used to measure the relative efficiency of sub-national health authorities at achieving health gain and equity outcomes. PMID: 27960231 [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, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sandiford P, Consuelo DJ, Rouse P Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

Challenges in managing a school-based measles outbreak in Melbourne, Australia, 2014.
CONCLUSIONS: Inadequately vaccinated students constitute a vulnerable population and schools are a potential site for measles outbreaks. Inadequate enforcement of school-based immunisation records impact the management and control of school-based measles outbreaks. Implications for Public Health: There is a need to educate clinicians on measles diagnosis and notification, and schools on the requirement to maintain up-to-date vaccination records. School entry is an opportunity to review student vaccination history and offer immunisations. PMID: 27960246 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australian and New Ze...
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - December 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Gibney KB, Brahmi A, O'Hara M, Morey R, Franklin L Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

To Close the Gap we need to identify the best (and worst) buys in Indigenous health.
PMID: 27960247 [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, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Angell B, Eades S, Jan S Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research