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Abstract: The aim of this study was to determine whether Pap smear screening at adequate intervals is associated with area of residence, frequency of consultations with a general practitioner, socioeconomic status and non‐English‐speaking background. A representative 10 per cent sample of women...
Abstract: This study identified illnesses Australians most feared getting, and determined whether there had been any changes between 1986 and 1993. An open‐ended question about illnesses was embedded in an omnibus face‐to‐face survey of representative samples of Australians (1986, n = 1213;...
Abstract: A substantial investment in resources is required to provide a population‐based mammography screening program. At the same time, screening may also reduce the costs of treating breast cancer. Empirical evidence to support such cost savings, however, is limited. This paper presents a...
Abstract: Overweight is a serious health risk and is prevalent in Australia. This study explored sex, socioeconomic status and age differences in body mass index, the perceived effectiveness of weight‐loss strategies and the frequency of their use, and awareness of the risks of obesity in a...
Abstract: Much community care relies upon the provision of unpaid care by family members. The short‐ and longer‐term effects of providing care upon older women were researched in an interview survey of 286 women aged over 50 in urban and rural areas of Queensland. The findings were validated by...
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