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Objective: To determine rate of pregnancy and use of contraception in a nationally representative sample of school students. Methods: Year 10 and 12 students from a representative random sample of schools throughout Australia completed a survey concerning health and sexual behaviour. Results:...
Objective: Childhood injury remains the single most important cause of mortality in children aged between 1–14 years in many countries. It has been proposed that lower socio‐economic status (SES) and poorer housing contribute to potential hazards in the home environment. This study sought to...
Book reviewed in this article: Comparative Health Policy in the Asia Pacific Edited by Robin Gauld Pregnancy and parenting after thirty‐five: mid life, new life By Michele C. Moore and Caroline M. de Costa Sick Building Syndrome and the Problem of Uncertainty: Environmental Politics,...
Objective: To identify demographic predictors of hospital admission for chronic disease. Methods: Hospital morbidity records were extracted from the WA Data Linkage System for the period 1994‐99 for specific chronic diseases based on national priorities. Poisson regression was used to estimate...
Objective: To describe the characteristics of self‐described ‘occasional’ and ‘social’ Australian smokers. Design: Analysis of a national crosssectional survey of smoking patterns, conducted in Australia in 2004. Setting and participants: Australian adults in 2004 who responded to a survey...
Objective: To measure the prevalence and determinants of blood‐borne virus (BBV) transmission in ethnic Vietnamese injecting drug users (IDUs). Methods: The study was conducted in Melbourne, Australia, in 2003. It was a cross‐sectional design with participants recruited from street‐based illicit...
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