Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

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12 Apr 2018

The objective of this research was to construct and compare a 2013 New Zealand population derived from Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) with the 2013 census population and a 2013 Health Service Utilisation population, and to ascertain the differences in cardiovascular disease prevalence...

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12 Apr 2018

The health impacts of air pollution are increasingly recognised, with the main sources being transport, electricity generation and biomass burning. There is extensive public debate about the transition of the electricity sector away from coal-fired generation, but the health effects are not being heard in...

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1 Apr 2018

The Pacific Islands Families longitudinal study follows a cohort of Pacific children born in Auckland in 2000, and their parents. At the 14‐year phase, mothers were asked about housing conditions and psychological distress.

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1 Apr 2018

This study found strong support in the majority of submissions for the Queensland Parliament to draft and enact a Human Rights Act for Queensland (HRAQ), and for the inclusion of the right to health in such legislation.

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12 Mar 2018

This article examines how health professionals can play a key role in identifying and preventing the recurrence of intentional injury.

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12 Mar 2018

This article argues that in addition to strategies directly aimed at violence, policies are needed to address key predictors of violence exposure, such as social disparities, financial stress and alcohol use.

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15 Feb 2018

Paediatric obesity predicts adult obesity, and alarming new data in New Zealand reveals that obesity among the young continues to rise.

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14 Feb 2018

Little is known about how socioeconomic position might have affected health prior to the Second World War. This article looks at lifespan by occupational class in two cohorts in New Zealand.

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31 Jan 2018

This research examined iTaukei women's awareness and practice of family planning methods. The research was conducted in New Zealand and Fiji to ascertain differences in behaviour within the context of changing developmental settings.

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22 Nov 2017

This paper reports on a multifaceted response to build capacity and willingness of health professionals to identify signs of family violence and engage with referral pathways to on-site legal assistance

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18 Oct 2017

This article argues that the time has come for the federal government to stand up to the gambling industry and sporting governing bodies and take action against the damaging influence of sports betting ads on Australian television.

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29 Jun 2017

This paper examines the role of court judgements on efforts in Australia to regulate the harmful use of alcohol.

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15 Apr 2017

Aquatic and recreation centres largely identify themselves as health-promoting settings, although they have been described as ‘obesogenic’ environments for children in Canada and the UK.

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3 Jul 2016

Abstract

Objective: Evidence of identity, particularly a birth certificate, is essential to access many rights. However, the births of many Aboriginal Australians are not registered when they are infants. We examined factors related to birth registration among Western Australian children born to Aboriginal...

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3 Jul 2016

This study investigated the nature and extent of unhealthy food, beverage, alcohol and gambling sponsors of children's sport development programs.

Websites of junior development sport programs (n=56) associated with sporting organisations that received funding from the Australian Sporting Commission were analysed. Sponsors were considered...

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1 Apr 2016

Abstract

Objective : Victorian local governments are required to develop Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans that incorporate state-level health planning priorities and address the social determinants of health. This paper describes a novel method for evaluating councils' performance against these requirements....

Article

6 Oct 2015

Describes the approach underpinning a national project to estimate the numbers and proportions of cancers occurring in Australia in 2010 that are attributable to modifiable causal factors.

Abstract

Objective: To describe the approach underpinning a national project to estimate the numbers...

Commentary

Article

2 Dec 2014

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Smoking is Victoria's leading preventable cause of death and continues to kill 4,000 Victorians every year. 1 In a demonstration of public health leadership, all Victorian universities have recently joined forces in the implementation of the Victorian Universities Tobacco-Free Initiative to...

Journal article

4 Feb 2014

Objective: To determine trends in health status over a 10-year interval in a high-risk remote Australian Aboriginal community.

Methods: Two health surveys were performed, one between 1992 and 1997 and the other between 2004 and 2006, on people aged five years or...