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The incidence of non-melanoma skin cancer, comprising basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, was studied in Queensland during 1984. The world-standardised annual incidence rates (per 100,000 population) for the number of persons with non-melanoma skin cancer were estimated to be 1372 for...
Subject: diabetes, Lifestyle
ObjectivesPre-diabetes is an important indicator of future diabetes burden and many countries are reporting prevalence estimates of pre-diabetes. To date in Ireland, estimates of the prevalence of pre-diabetes were unavailable. Our objectives were to estimate the prevalence of pre-diabetes in a...
A random sample of students (N = 3,655) in Grades 7, 9, and 11 from 55 schools in Queensland (Australia) were surveyed about their sun protection knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. An aggregate sun protection behavior index (SPBI) was developed from self-reported behaviors on a school day and a...
Current estimates of diabetes prevalence in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) are based on UK epidemiological studies. This study uses Irish data to describe the prevalence of doctor-diagnosed diabetes amongst all adults aged 18+ years and undiagnosed diabetes amongst those aged 45+ years.The survey of...
BackgroundThe alarming increase in overweight and obesity is a global public health challenge. Accurate estimates of related disease conditions are crucial for informing national health policies. Different organizations (WHO, World Bank) have computed varying estimates in the past. We employed the...
Subject: health, Lifestyle, Disease
The technique of describing health using a range of measures has been termed 'health profiling'. This article discusses the emergence of health profiling in the UK and Ireland over recent years, led by the public health observatories (PHOs). The steps in developing health profiles are described,...
This study was conducted to explore the psychologic morbidity of women recalled for diagnostic assessment during population-based mammographic screening.This study prospectively attempted to measure physical, social, and emotional well-being by the administration of a questionnaire before screening...
Article in Health promotion journal of Australia: official journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals 3(3):10-14 · January 1993

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