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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....
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...
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.
Objective: To describe the approach underpinning a national project to estimate the numbers...
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...
The aims of this study are to investigate the time use clusters among NZ adolescents (10–16 years) and determine which time use activity, socio-demographic, anthropometric, physical activity and diet variables best characterise each cluster.
Unsafe sex refers to behaviours that increase the risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancy. Unsafe sex and the adverse health outcomes that can result are important areas of public health research. The prevalence of unsafe sex is particularly concerning among adolescent and...
Articles are submitted for publication for different reasons. Research produces evidence that underpins practice and policy decisions, but can also point to the need for further studies, and may also provoke debate. Results may also be communicated to the public for health promotion purposes,...
To quantify Indigenous mortality, compare it with non-Indigenous mortality, and identify causes of excess Indigenous mortality by remoteness in Queensland, 1997-2000.
Cross-sectional survey of all deaths of Queensland residents registered in Australia during the study period.
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Small area health statistics has assumed increasing importance as the focus of population and public health moves to a more individualised approach of smaller area populations. Small populations and low event occurrence produce difficulties in interpretation and require appropriate statistical methods, including for age adjustment....
Objective: Many studies have examined the correlation between socioeconomic status (SES) and mortality in Australia, but little is known about the oorrelation in rural areas and most studies have not explored the trends in SES differentials in mortality. This ecological study examines this correlation and...