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Latest publications

These are our 100 latest publications:

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Bonner R, Bountziouka V, Stocks J, Harding S, Wade A, Griffiths C, Sears D, Fothergill H, Slevin H, Lum S. Accessibility of birth data via primary care health records in multi-ethnic primary school-children: an observational study primary care respiratory medicine. Primary Care Respiratory Medicine [in press]

Craig P, Dundas R, Leyland AH, Popham F. How successful was the English teenage pregnancy strategy? Response to Wellings K, Palmer MJ, Gear RS et al. Changes in conceptions in women younger than 18 years and the circumstances of young mothers in England in 2000-12: an observational study [letter]. The Lancet [in press]

Falster MO, Jorm LR, Douglas KA, Blyth FM, Leyland AH. Socio-demographic and health characteristics, rather than primary care supply, are major drivers of geographic variation in preventable hospitalisations in Australia. Medical Care [in press]

Galdas PM, Darwin Z, Kidd L, Blickem C, McPherson K, Hunt K, Bower P, Gilbody S, Richardson G. How accessible and acceptable are self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions? A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health [in press]

Green MJ, Popham F. Lifecourse models: improving interpretation by consideration of total effects. International Journal of Epidemiology [in press]

Gruer L, Cézard EG, Clark E, Douglas A, Steiner M, Millard A, Buchanan D, Katikireddi SV, Sheikh A, Bhopal R. The life expectancy of different ethnic groups using death records linked to population census data for 4.62 million people in Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health [in press]

Harding S, Read U, Molaodi O, Cassidy A, Ferrell C. Determinants of Adolescent Social well-being and Health (DASH) cohort: now in their 20s. Open Health Data [in press]

Harding S, Silva MJ, Molaodi OR, Enayat ZE, Cassidy A, Karamanos A, Read UM, Cruickshank JK. Longitudinal study of cardio-metabolic risk from early adolescence to early adulthood in an ethnically diverse cohort. BMJ Open [in press]

Katikireddi SV. Counting the cost of alcohol: what you measure will shape the policy response [comment]. Addiction [in press]

Lalloo D, Demou E, Kiran S, Cloeren M, Mendes R, Macdonald EB. An international perspective on common core competencies for occupational physicians: a modified Delphi study. Occupational & Environmental Medicine [in press]

Maguire A, Moriarty J, O'Reilly D, McCann M. Education as a predictor of psychological well-being after bereavement: a population based record linkage study. Quality of Life Research [in press]

Maycock M. Looking taja 'fresh': skin whitening, and emergent masculinities in far-west Nepal. Contemporary South Asia [in press]

Mead L, Porteous L, Tait M, Stoker R, Payne S, Calvert C, Maxwell D, Katikireddi SV. Quantifying the number of patients with medical reasons for non-participation in the national breast and bowel screening programmes: a prevalence study in two Lothian GP practices. Journal of Medical Screening [in press]

Minton J, Green M, McCartney G, Shaw R, Vanderbloemen L, Pickett K. Two cheers for a Small Giant, and why we need better ways of seeing data: rising morbidity and mortality in midlife among white non-Hispanic (WNH) Americans in the 21st century [commentary]. International Journal of Epidemiology [in press]

Minton J, Shaw R, Green MA, Vanderbloemen L, Popham F, McCartney G. Visualising and quantifying 'excess deaths' in Scotland compared with the rest of the UK and the rest of Western Europe. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health [in press]

Mitchell KR, Geary R, Graham CA, Datta J, Wellings K, Sonnenberg P, Field N, Nunns D, Bancroft J, Jones KG, Johnson AM, Mercer CH. Painful sex (dyspareunia) in women: prevalence and associated factors in a British population probability survey. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology [in press]

Purcell C, Brown A, Melville C, McDaid. L. Women’s embodied experiences of second trimester medical abortion. Feminism and Psychology [in press]

Rankin J, Matthews L. 'One, Two, Buckle My Shoe’: coping at home with dementia. Nursing Times [in press]

White J, Thompson L, Puckering C, Waugh H, Henderson M, MacBeth A, Wilson P. Antenatal parenting support for vulnerable women: an exploratory randomised controlled trial of Mellow Bumps versus Chill-out in Pregnancy or Care as Usual. British Journal of Midwifery [in press]

2016

Agur K, McLean G, Hunt K, Guthrie B, Mercer S. How does sex influence multimorbidity? Secondary analysis of a large nationally representative dataset. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016;13:391

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Allik M, Brown D, Dundas R, Leyland AH. Developing a new small-area measure of deprivation using 2001 and 2011 census data from Scotland. Health & Place 2016;39:122–130

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Allik M, Brown D, Dundas R, Leyland AH. Small-area deprivation measure datasets for Scotland, 2001 and 2011. Data in Brief 2016;7:1682–1686

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Bain J, Weishaar H, Semple S, Duffy S, Hilton S. Vulnerable children, stigmatised smokers: the social construction of target audiences in media debates on policies regulating smoking in vehicles. Health 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Bunn C, Wyke S, Gray C, Maclean A, Hunt K. 'Coz football is what we all have': masculinities, practice, performance and effervescence in a weight-loss and healthy living programme for men. Sociology of Health and Illness 2016;38:812-28

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Campbell M, Thomson H, Fenton C, Gibson M. Lone parents, health, wellbeing and welfare to work: a systematic review of qualitative studies. BMC Public Health 2016;16:188

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Chambers S, Dundas R, Torsney B. School and local authority characteristics associated with take-up of Free School Meals in Scottish secondary schools, 2014. Contemporary Social Science 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Clark J, Cleland C, Kearns Ade. Spatial scale, time and process in mega-events: the complexity of host community perspectives on neighbourhood change. Cities 2016;53:87–97

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Cleland C, Kearns A, Tannahill , Ellaway A. Home truths: are housing-related events more important for residents’ health compared with other life events?. Housing Studies 2016;31:495–518

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Cleland C, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Ellaway A. The impact of life events on adult physical and mental health and well being: longitudinal analysis using the GoWell Health and Well-being Survey. BMC Research Notes 2016;9:470

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Conway D, Robertson C, Gray H, Young L, McDaid LM, Winter A, Campbell C, Pan J, Kavanagh K, Kean S, Bhatia R, Cubie H, Clarkson J, Bagg J, Pollock K, Cuschieri K. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Oral Prevalence in Scotland (HOPSCOTCH): a feasibility study in dental settings. PLOS One 2016;11:e0165847

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Curnock E, Leyland AH, Popham F. The impact on health of employment and welfare transitions for those receiving out-of-work disability benefits in the UK. Social Science & Medicine 2016;162:1–10

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Dahlqvist HZ, Landstedt E, Young R, Gillander KG. Dimensions of peer sexual harassment victimization and depressive symptoms in adolescence: a longitudinal cross-lagged study in a Swedish sample. Journal of Youth & Adolescence 2016;45:858-73

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Duckett J, Hunt K, Munro N, Sutton M. Does distrust in providers affect health-care utilization in China?. Health Policy and Planning 2016;31:1001-9

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Dykiert D, Der G, Starr JM, Deary IJ. Why Is Mini-Mental State Examination performance correlated with estimated premorbid cognitive ability?. Psychological Medicine 2016;46:2647-54

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Egan M, Kearns A, Katikireddi SV, Curl A, Lawson K, Tannahill C. Proportionate universalism in practice? A quasi-experimental study of a UK neighbourhood renewal programme's impact on health inequalities. Social Science & Medicine 2016;152:41–49

Eldridge SM, Coleman CL, Campbell MJ, Bond CM, Hopewell S, Thabane L, Lancaster GA, on behalf of the FAPS Group, Altman D , Bretz F, Campbell M, Cobo E, Craig P, Davidson P, Groves T, Gumedze F, Hewison J, Hirst A, Hoddinott P, Lamb S, Lang T, McColl E, O'Cathain A, Shanahan D, Sutton C, Tugwell P. CONSORT 2010 Statement: extension to randomised pilot and feasibility trials. BMJ 2016;355:i5239

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Eldridge SM, Coleman CL, Campbell MJ, Bond CM, Hopewell S, Thabane L, Lancaster GA, on behalf of the FAPS Group, Altman D , Bretz F, Campbell M, Cobo E, Craig P, Davidson P, Groves T, Gumedze F, Hewison J, Hirst A, Hoddinott P, Lamb S, Lang T, McColl E, O'Cathain A, Shanahan D, Sutton C, Tugwell P. CONSORT 2010 statement: extension to randomised pilot and feasibility trials. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 2016;2:64

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Ellaway A, Lamb KE, Ferguson NS, Ogilvie D. Associations between access to recreational physical activity facilities and body mass index in Scottish adults. BMC Public Health 2016;16:1-9

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Ellaway A, Macdonald L, Kearns A. Are housing tenure and car access still associated with health? A repeat cross-sectional study of UK adults over a 13 year period. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012268

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ESHRE Capri Workshop Group. The influence of social factors on gender health. Human Reproduction 2016;31:1631-7

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Falster K, Banks E, Lujic S, Falster M, Lynch J, Zwi K, Eades S, Leyland AH, Jorm L. Inequalities in pediatric avoidable hospitalizations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in Australia: a population data linkage study. BMC Pediatrics 2016;16:169

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Falster MO, Jorm LR, Leyland AH. Visualising linked health data to explore health events around preventable hospitalisations in NSW Australia. BMJ Open 2016;6:e012031

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Fergie G, Hunt K, Hilton S. Social media as a space for support: young adults' perspectives on user-generated content about diabetes and mental health. Social Science & Medicine 2016;170

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Field N, Prah P, Mercer CH, Rait G, King M, Cassell J.A, Tanton C. Are depression and poor sexual health neglected comorbidities? Evidence from a population sample. BMJ Open 2016;6:e010521

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Flowers P, Riddell J, Park C, Ahmed B, Young I, Frankis J, Davis M, Gilbert M, Estcourt C, Wallace L, McDaid LM. Preparedness for use of the rapid result HIV self-test by gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM): a mixed methods exploratory study among MSM and those involved in HIV prevention and care. HIV Medicine 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Frankis J, Young I, Flowers P, McDaid L. Who will use pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and why? Understanding PrEP awareness and acceptability amongst men who have sex with men in the UK: a mixed methods study. Plos One 2016;11:e0151385

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Frankis J, Young I, Lorimer K, Davis M, Flowers P. Towards preparedness for PrEP: PrEP awareness and acceptability among MSM at high risk of HIV transmission who use sociosexual media in four Celtic nations: Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland: an online survey. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016;92:279-85

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Geue C, Lewsey J, Wu O, Leyland AH, Quinn T. Geographic variation of inpatient care costs at the end of life. Age and Ageing 2016;45:376-81

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Gibbs L, deSilva A, Christian B, Gold L, Gussy M, Moore L, Calache H, Young D, Riggs E, Tadic M, Watt R, Gondal I, Waters E. Child oral health in migrant families: a cross-sectional study of caries in 1-4 year old children from migrant backgrounds residing in Melbourne, Australia. Community Dental Health 2016;33:1-7

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Gibson M. Case study of public health. In: Biondi-Zoccai G, editor Umbrella Reviews: Evidence Synthesis with Overviews of Reviews and Meta-Epidemiologic Studies. Switzerland: Springer, 2016.

Gill DP, Blunt W, De Cruz A, Riggin B, Hunt K, Zou G, Sibbald S, Danylchuk K, Zwarenstein M, Gray CM, Wyke S, Bunn C, Petrella RJ. Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) pilot study protocol: a gender-sensitized weight loss and healthy lifestyle program for overweight and obese male hockey fans. BMC Public Health 2016;16:1096

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 2: General health and multiple conditions. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Rutherford L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2015: Volume 1 - Main Report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2016.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 4: Alcohol Consumption. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Rutherford L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2015: Volume 1 - Main Report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2016.

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Gray L, Leyland AH. Chapter 5: Smoking. In: Campbell-Jack D, Hinchliffe S, Rutherford L, editors The Scottish Health Survey 2015: Volume 1 - Main Report. Edinburgh: The Scottish Government Health Directorate, 2016.

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Gray L. The importance of post hoc approaches for overcoming non-response and attrition bias in population-sampled studies [invited commentary]. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Journal 2016;51:155–157

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Green MJ, Leyland AH, Sweeting H, Benzeval M. Adolescent smoking and tertiary education: opposing pathways linking socioeconomic background to alcohol consumption. Addiction 2016;111:1457–1465

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Green MJ, Leyland AH, Sweeting H, Benzeval M. Socioeconomic position and early adolescent smoking development: evidence from the British Youth Panel Survey (1994-2008). Tobacco Control 2016;25:203-210

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Heise TL, Katikireddi SV, Pega F, Gartlehner G, Fenton C, Griebler U, Sommer I, Pfinder M, Lhachimi SK. Taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes [protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016;8:CD012319

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Heller R, Purcell C, Mackay L, Caird L, Cameron ST. Barriers to accessing termination of pregnancy in a remote and rural setting: a qualitative study. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2016;123:1684-91

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Hilton S, Weishaar H, Sweeting H, Trevisan F, Katikireddi SV. E-cigarettes, a safer alternative for teenagers? A UK focus group study of teenagers’ views. BMJ Open 2016;6:e013271

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Holliday J, Audrey S, Campbell R, Moore L. Identifying well-connected opinion leaders for informal health promotion: the example of the ASSIST smoking prevention program. Health Communication 2016;31:946-53

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Hunt K, Wyke S, Gray C, Bunn C, Singh B. Football Fans in Training: a weight management and healthy living programme for men delivered via Scotland’s premier football clubs. In: Conrad D, White A, editors Sports-based health interventions: case studies from around the world. New York: Springer, 2016:251-260.

Katikireddi SV, Der G, Roberts C, Haw S. Has childhood smoking reduced following smoke-free public places legislation? A segmented regression analysis of cross-sectional UK school-based surveys. Nicotine & Tobacco Research 2016;18:1670-1674

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Katikireddi SV, Hilton S, Bond L. The role of the Sheffield Model on the Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol debate: The importance of a rhetorical perspective. Evidence and Policy 2016;12:521-539

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Katikireddi SV, Niedzwiedz C, Popham F. Employment status and income as potential mediators of educational inequalities in population mental health. European Journal of Public Health 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Katikireddi SV, Reilly J. Characteristics of good supervision: a multi-perspective qualitative exploration of the Masters in Public Health dissertation. Journal of Public Health 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Katikireddi SV, Smith KE, Stuckler D, McKee M. Devolution of power, revolution in public health?. Journal of Public Health 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Katikireddi SV. Economic opportunity: a determinant of health? [commentary]. The Lancet Public Health 2016

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Kearns A, Whitley E, Egan M, Tabbner C, Tannahill C. Healthy migrants in an unhealthy city? The effects of time on the health of migrants living in deprived areas of Glasgow. Journal of International Migration and Integration Journal 2016;[epub ahead of print]:1–24

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Kennedy Cruickshank J, Silva M, Molaodi O, Enayat Z, Cassidy A, Karamanos A, Read U, Faconti L, Dall P, Stansfield B, Harding S. Ethnic differences in and childhood influences on early adult pulse wave velocity: the Determinants of Adolescent, Now Young Adult, Social Wellbeing, and Health Longitudinal Study. Hypertension 2016;67:1133-41

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Kipping R, Jago R, Metcalfe C, White J, Papadaki A, Campbell R, Hollingworth D, Ward D, Wells S, Brockman R, Nicholson A, Moore L. NAP SACC UK: protocol for a feasibility cluster randomised controlled trial in nurseries and at home to increase physical activity and healthy eating in 2-4 year olds. BMJ Open 2016;6

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Lalloo D, Demou E, Kiran S, Gaffney M, Stevenson M, Macdonald E. Core competencies for UK occupational health nurses: a Delphi study. Occupational Medicine 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Lalloo D, Demou E, Macdonald E. Trends in doctor/dentist referrals to an NHS occupational health service. Occupational Medicine 2016;66:316-9

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Lhachimi SK, Pega F, Heise TL, Fenton C, Gartlehner G, Griebler U, Sommer I, Pfinder M, Katikireddi SV. Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes [protocol]. Cochrane Databse of Systematic Reviews 2016;10:CD012415

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Littlecott HJ, Moore GF, Moore L, Lyons RA, Murphy S. ‘Breakfast: how important is it really?’ A response [letter]. Public Health Nutrition 2016;19:1720–1721

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Littlecott HJ, Moore GF, Moore L, Lyons RA, Murphy S. Association between breakfast consumption and educational outcomes in 9-11-year-old children. Public Health Nutrition 2016;19:1575-82

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Loopstra R, McKee M, Katikireddi SV, Taylor-Robinson D, Barr B, Stuckler D. Austerity and old-age mortality in England: A longitudinal cross-local area analysis, 2007-2013. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2016;109:109-16

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Macdonald L, McCrorie P, Nicholls N, Ellaway A. Walkability around primary schools and area deprivation across Scotland. BMC Public Health 2016;16:328

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Maguire L, Niens U, McCann M, Connolly P. Emotional development among early school-age children: gender differences in the role of problem behaviours. Educational Psychology 2016;36:1408-1428

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Matthews L, Mitchell F, Stalker K, McConnachie A, Murray H, Melling C, Mutrie N, Melville C. Process evaluation of the Walk Well study: a cluster-randomised controlled trial of a community based walking programme for adults with intellectual disabilities. BMC Public Health 2016;16:527

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McCann M, Perra O, McLaughlin A, McCartan C K, Higgins. Assessing elements of a family approach to reduce adolescent drinking frequency: parent-adolescent relationship, knowledge management, and keeping secrets. Addiction 2016;111:843-53

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McCartney G, Bouttell J, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Lewsey J, McAdams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M, Walsh D, Beeston C. Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland 1991–2011 (II): policy, social norms, the alcohol market, clinical changes and a synthesis. Public Health 2016;132:24–32

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McCartney G, Bouttell J, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Lewsey J, McAdams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M., Walsh D, Beeston C. Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland, 1991-2011 (I): the role of incomes, effects of socio-economic and political adversity and demographic change. Public Health 2016;2016:13-23

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McClelland R, Christensen K, Mohammed S, McGuinness D, Cooney J, Bakshi A, Demou E, MacDonald E, Caslake M, Stenvinkel P, Shiels PG. Accelerated ageing and renal dysfunction links lower socioeconomic status and dietary phosphate intake. Aging 2016;8:1135-49

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McDaid LM, Aghaizu A, Frankis J, Riddell J, Nardone A, Mercey D, Johnson AM, Hart GJ, Flowers P. Frequency of HIV testing among gay and bisexual men in the UK: implications for HIV prevention. HIV medicine 2016;17:683-93

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McGuire C, Rankin J, Matthews L, Cerinus M, Zaveri S. Improving the quality of the NHS workforce through values and competency-based selection. Nursing Management 2016;23:26-33

Mitchell KR, Geary R, Graham C, Clifton S, Mercer CH, Lewis R, Macdowall W, Datta J, Johnson AM, Wellings K. Sexual function in 16 to 21 year olds in Britain. Journal of Adolescent Health 2016;59:422–428

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Moore G, Littlecott HJ, Moore L, Ahmed N, Holliday J. E-cigarette use and intentions to smoke among 10-11 year old never smokers in Wales. Tobacco Control 2016;25:147-152

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Moore SC, Wood AM, Moore LAR, Shepherd JP, Murphy S, Brown GDA. A rank based social norms model of how people judge their levels of drunkenness whilst intoxicated. BMC Public Health 2016;16:798

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Nimegeer A, Farmer J, Munoz S-A, Currie M. Community participation for rural healthcare design: description and critique of a method. Health and Social Care in the Community 2016;2016:2

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O’Flaherty M, Bandosz P, Critchley J, Capewell S, Aspelund T, Bennett K, Björck L, Bruthans J, Hotchkiss J, Hughes J, Laatikainen T, Palmieri L, Zdrojewski T, on behalf of the Euroheart II Steering Group (including Davies CA Dundas R Leyland AH). Exploring potential mortality reductions in 9 European countries by improving diet and lifestyle: a modelling approach. International Journal of Cardiology 2016;207:286–291

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Olsen JR, Gallacher J, Finlay AY, Piguet V, Francis NA. Quality of life impact of childhood skin conditions measured using the Children's Dermatology Life Quality Index (CDLQI): a meta-analysis. The British Journal of Dermatology 2016;174:853-61

Olsen JR, Mitchell R, Mackay DF, Humphreys DK, Ogilvie D. Effects of new urban motorway infrastructure on road traffic accidents in the local area: a retrospective longitudinal study in Scotland. Journal Epidemiology and Community Health 2016

Olsen JR, Mitchell R, Ogilvie D. Effects of new motorway infrastructure on active travel in the local population: a retrospective repeat cross-sectional study in Glasgow, Scotland. The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2016;13:77

Olsen JR, Piguet V, Gallacher J, Francis NA. Molluscum contagiosum and associations with atopic eczema in children: a retrospective longitudinal study in primary care. The British Journal of General Practice 2016;66:e53-8

Pannullo F, Lee D, Waclawski E, Leyland AH. How robust are the estimated effects of air pollution on health? Accounting for model uncertainty using Bayesian model averaging. Spatial and Spatio-temporal Epidemiology 2016;18:53-62

Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Early childhood precursors and school age correlates of different internalising problem trajectories among young children. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology 2016;44:1333

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. What shapes 7-year-olds' subjective well-being? Prospective analysis of early childhood and parenting using the Growing Up in Scotland Study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2016;51:1417-1428

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Young R, Wight D. Does parenting help to explain socio-economic inequalities in children’s body mass index trajectories? Longitudinal analysis using the Growing Up in Scotland Study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2016;70:868-73

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Patterson C, Hilton S, Weishaar H. Who thinks what about e-cigarette regulation? A content analysis of UK newspapers. Addiction 2016;111:1267-74

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