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Abstract: A random sample of women in Sydney were interviewed by telephone to determine their knowledge about and attitudes to mammography. A response rate of 56 per cent (628 women) was obtained. While the majority of women had had some experience with breast cancer, knowledge about which age...
Abstract: There is a clear link between social relationships and health in terms of both morbidity and mortality. The study was conducted during 1989 and 1990 among mothers of newborn infants from a middle‐ranking socioeconomic status suburb in Sydney (Ryde). Thirty‐four per cent of the study...
Abstract: Australia's National Health Policy on Alcohol has recommended that beverage containers be labelled so that alcohol content is ‘readily understandable by the public’. Health promotion to increase the responsible use of alcohol now relies extensively on the concept of a standard...
Abstract: A sample of 3527 adults aged 16 years and over was interviewed in their homes to obtain Australian data on selected behavioural risk factors for cancer. Four fifths of those interviewed nominated at least one step that individuals may take to reduce their risk of cancer, while 14 per...
Abstract: In some Western populations television is the principal source of health information. Such dependence on the media for health information is cause for concern when the reliability of health information is considered, and media promotion of ‘unhealthy’ products such as tobacco, alcohol...
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