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Latest publications

These are our 100 latest publications:

[in press]

Boydell N, Fergie GM, McDaid L, Hilton S. Avoiding pitfalls and realising opportunities: Reflecting on issues of sampling and recruitment for online focus groups. International Journal of Qualitative Methods [in press]

Buston K, Parkes A, Wight D. High and low contraceptive use amongst male young offenders: a qualitative interview study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care [in press]

Dundas R, Leyland AH, Macintyre S. Early life school, neighbourhood and family influences on adult health: a multilevel cross-classified analysis of the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study. American Journal of Epidemiology [in press]

Dundas R, Leyland AH, Macintyre S. Multilevel analysis of individual heterogeneity: a fundamental critique of the current probabilistic risk factor epidemiology [response to invited commentary]. American Journal of Epidemiology [in press]

Ellaway A. The impact of the local social and physical local environment on well being. In: Burton E, Cooper R, editors Wellbeing and the environment. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, [in press].

Hunt K, Sweeting H. You have been QUALIFIED for a smokeless e-cig starter kit [gallery]. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health [in press]

Katikireddi SV, Bond L, Hilton S. Changing policy framing as a deliberate strategy for public health advocacy: a qualitative policy case study of minimum unit pricing of alcohol. Milbank Quarterly [in press]

Kearns A, Bailey N, Gannon M, Livingston M, Leyland AH. 'All in it together?' Social cohesion in a divided society: attitudes to income inequality and redistribution in a residential context. Journal of Social Policy [in press]

Lawson K, Mason H, McIntosh E, Donaldson C. Priority setting in public health. In: Elsevier On-line Encyclopaedia of Health Economics. Elsevier, [in press].

Newbold, Watson, Ellaway A. Emigration of Scottish steelworkers to Canada: impacts on social networks. Population, Space and Place [in press]

Purcell C, Cameron S, Caird L, Flett G, Laird G, Melville C, McDaid LM. Access to and experience of later abortion: accounts from women in Scotland. Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health [in press]

Räisänen U, Hunt K. The role of gendered constructions of eating disorders in delayed help-seeking in men: a qualitative interview study. BMJ Open [in press]

Randall DA, Jorm LR, Lujic S, Eades SJ, Churches TR, O’Loughlin AJ, Leyland AH. Exploring disparities in incidence of acute myocardial infarction between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians: roles of age, gender, geography and area-level disadvantage. Health and Place [in press]

Read UM, Doku VCK, de-Graft Aikins A. Schizophrenia and psychosis in West Africa. In: Akyeampong E, Hill A, Kleinman A, editors The culture of mental illness and psychiatric practice in Africa. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, [in press].

Read UM. ‘Doctor sickness’ or ‘pastor sickness’? contested domains of healing power in the treatment of mental illness in Kintampo, Ghana. In: Basu H, Littlewood R, Steinforth, editors Religion, spirituality, and psychiatry: negotiating healthy minds - unsettling clinical practices. New York: [in press].

Read UM. ‘No matter how the child is, she is hers’ practical kinship in the care of mental illness in Kintampo, Ghana. Ghana Studies [in press]

Read UM. Madness and miracles: hoping for healing in rural Ghana. In: Littlewood R, Napier D, editors Cosmos, Gods and Madmen in the Anthropology of Medicine. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press, [in press].

Trevisan F. Contentious disability politics on the world stage: protest at the London 2012 Paralympics. In: Jackson D, Hodges C, Molesworth M, Scullion R, editors Reframing disability? media, (dis)empowerment and voice in the 2012 Paralympics. London: Routledge, [in press].

Trevisan F. Scottish disability organizations and new media: path to empowerment or ‘business as usual’?. Disability Studies Quarterly [in press]

2014

Benzeval M, Bond L, Campbell M, Egan M, Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Popham F. How does money influence health?. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, 2014

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Brueton V, Stevenson F, Vale CL, Stenning SP, Tierney JF, Harding S, Nazareth I, Meredith S, Rait G. Use of strategies to improve retention in primary care randomised trials: a qualitative study with in-depth interviews. BMJ Open 2014;4:e003835

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Brueton VC, Tierney JF, Stenning S, Meredith S, Harding S, Nazareth I, Rait G. Strategies to improve retention in randomised trials: a Cochrane systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 2014;4:e003821

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Eberth B, Olajide D, Craig P, Ludbrook A. Smoking-related disease risk, area deprivation and health behaviours. Journal of Public Health 2014;36:72-80

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Gardner M, Bann D, Wiley L, Cooper R, Hardy R, Nitsch D, Martin-Ruiz C, Shiels P, Sayer AA, Barbieri M, Bekaert S, Bischoff C, Brooks-Wilson A, Chen W, Cooper C, Christensen K, Meyer TD, Deary I, Der G, Roux AD, Fitzpatrick A, Hajat A, Halaschek-Wiener J, Harris S, Hunt SC, Jagger C, Jeon HS, Kaplan R, Kimura M, Lansdorp P, Li C, Maeda T, Mangino M, Nawrot TS, Nilsson P, Nordfjall K, Paolisso G, Ren F, Riabowol K, Robertson T, Roos G, Staessen JA, Spector T, Tang N, Unryn B, Harst PVD, Woo J, Xing C, Yadegarfar ME, Park JY, Young N, Kuh D, Zglinicki TV, Ben-Shlomo Y. Gender and telomere length: systematic review and meta-analysis. Experimental Gerontology 2014;51:15–27

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Gorman DR, Katikireddi SV, Morris C, Chalmers JWT, Sim J, Szamotulska K, Mierzejewska E, Hughes RG. Ethnic variation in maternity care: a comparison of Polish and Scottish women delivering in Scotland 2004-2009. Public Health 2014;128:262–267

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Hartley J, Wight D, Hunt K. Presuming the influence of the media: teenagers’ constructions of gender identity through sexual/romantic relationships and alcohol consumption. Sociology of Health and Illness 2014;[epub ahead of print]

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Hilton S, Wood K, Patterson C, Katikireddi SV. Implications for alcohol minimum unit pricing advocacy: what can we learn for public health from UK newsprint coverage of key claim-makers in the policy debate?. Social Science & Medicine 2014;102:157–164

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Hotchkiss JW, Davies CA, Dundas R, Hawkins N, Jhund PS, Scholes S, Bajekal M, O’Flaherty M, Critchley J, Leyland AH, Capewell S. Explaining trends in Scottish coronary heart disease mortality between 2000 and 2010: socioeconomic analysis using the IMPACTSEC model. British Medical Journal 2014;348:g1088

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Hunt K, Gray CM, Maclean A, Smillie S, Bunn C, Wyke S. Do weight management programmes delivered at professional football clubs attract and engage high risk men? a mixed-methods study. BMC Public Health 2014;14:50

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Katikireddi SV, Hilton S, Bonell C, Bond L. Understanding the development of Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol in Scotland: a qualitative study of the policy process. PLoS One 2014;9:e91185

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Katikireddi SV, Smith KE. Minimum unit pricing of alcohol in Scotland. In: Hill M, editor Studying public policy: an international approach. Bristol: Policy Press, 2014.

Keown LJ, Palmer M. Comparisons between paternal and maternal involvement: early to middle childhood. Early Child Development and Care 2014;184:99-117

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Knussen C, Flowers P, McDaid L. Factors associated with recency of HIV testing amongst men residing in Scotland who have sex with men. AIDS Care 2014;26:297-303

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Levin KA, Dundas R, Miller M, McCartney G. Socioeconomic and geographic inequalities in adolescent smoking: a multilevel cross-sectional study of 15 year olds in Scotland. Social Science and Medicine 2014;107:162–170

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Leyland AH, Groenewegen PP. Hierarchical linear modeling. In: Michalos AC, editor Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014:2861-2863.

Leyland AH, Groenewegen PP. Intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). In: Michalos AC, editor Encyclopedia of quality of life and well-being research. Dordrecht: Springer, 2014:3367-3368.

Li J, McDaid L. Alcohol and drug use during unprotected anal intercourse among gay and bisexual men in Scotland: What are the implications for HIV prevention?. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2014;90:125-132

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Lorenc T, Petticrew M, Whitehead M, Neary D, Clayton S, Wright K, Thomson H, Cummins S, Sowden A, Renton A. Crime, fear of crime and mental health: synthesis of theory and systematic reviews of interventions and qualitative evidence. Public Health Research 2014;2:1-424

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Lum S, Sonnappa S, Wade A, Harding S, Wells J, Trelevan P, Cole T, Griffiths C, Kelly F, Bonner R, Bountziouka V, Kirkby J, Lee S, Raywood E, Legg S, Sears D, Stocks J. Exploring ethnic differences in lung function: the Size and Lung function In Children (SLIC) study protocol and feasibility. London, 2014

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Lyons AC, Emslie C, Hunt K. Staying 'in the zone' but not passing the 'point of no return': embodiment, gender and drinking in mid-life. Sociology of Health & Illness 2014;36:264-277

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McIntosh E, Bond L, Donaldson C, Lawson K, Mason H. Economics of population health. In: Guest G, Namey E, editors Public Health Research Methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE, 2014.

Miller C, Magdalina A, Willows RI, Bowman AW, Scott EM, Lee D, Burgess C, Pope L, Pannullo F, Haggarty R. Spatiotemporal statistical modelling of long-term change in river nutrient concentrations in England & Wales. Science of the Total Environment 2014;466-467:914-923

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Moore SC, O’Brien C, Alam MF, Cohen D, Hood K, Huang C, Moore L, Murphy S, Playle R, Sivarajasingam V, Spasic I, Williams A, Shepherd J. All-Wales licensed premises intervention (AWLPI): a randomised controlled trial to reduce alcohol-related violence. BMC Public Health 2014;14:21

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Niedzwiedz C, Katikireddi SV, Pell JP, Mitchell R. Socioeconomic inequalities in the quality of life of older Europeans in different welfare regimes. The European Journal of Public Health 2014;[epub ahead of print]

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Niedzwiedz CL, Katikireddi SV, Pell JP, Mitchell R. The association between life course socioeconomic position and life satisfaction in different welfare states: European comparative study of individuals in early old age. Age & Ageing 2014;2014

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Read UM. Health inequalities: from ethnicity to diversity [editorial]. Ethnicity and Health 2014;19:119-121

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Robertson T, Benzeval M. Do mismatches between pre- and post-natal environments influence adult physiological functioning?. PloS One 2014;9:e86953

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Robertson T, Popham F, Benzeval M. Socioeconomic position across the lifecourse and allostatic load: data from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 cohort study. BMC Public Health 2014;14:184

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Segrott J, Gillespie D, Holliday J, Humphreys I, Murphy S, Phillips C, Reed H, Rothwell H, Foxcroft D, Hood K, Roberts Z, Scourfield J, Thomas C, Moore L. Preventing substance misuse: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial of the Strengthening Families Programme 10–14 UK (SFP 10–14 UK). BMC Public Health 2014;14:49

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Shaw RJ, Green MJ, Popham F, Benzeval M. Differences in adiposity trajectories by birth cohort and childhood social class: evidence from cohorts born in the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s in the West of Scotland. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2014;[epub ahead of print]

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Siu G, Wight D, Seeley JA. Masculinity, social context and HIV testing: an ethnographic study of men in Busia district, rural eastern Uganda. BMC Public Health 2014;14:33

Trevisan F, Reilly P. Ethical dilemmas in researching sensitive issues online: lessons from the study of British disability dissent networks. Information, Communication & Society 2014;[epub ahead of print]

Wallace L, Li J, McDaid LM. HIV prevalence and undiagnosed infection among a community sample of gay and bisexual men in Scotland, 2005-2011: implications for HIV testing policy and prevention. PLoS One 2014;9:90805

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Whitley E, Batty DG, Hunt K, Popham F, Benzeval M. The role of health behaviours across the life course in the socioeconomic patterning of all-cause mortality: the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study. Annals of Behavioural Medicine 2014;47:148-157

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Young I, McDaid L. How acceptable are antiretrovirals for the prevention of sexually transmitted HIV? A review of research on the acceptability of oral pre-exposure prophylaxis and treatment as prevention. AIDS & Behavior 2014;18:195-216

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Ziebland S, Hunt K. Using secondary analysis of qualitative data of patient experiences of health care to inform health services research and policy. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy 2014;[epub ahead of print]

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2013

Armstrong R, Waters E, Dobbins M, Anderson L, Moore L, Petticrew M, Clark R, Pettman TL, Burns C, Moodie M, Conning R, Swinburn B. Knowledge translation strategies to improve the use of evidence in public health decision making in local government: intervention design and implementation plan. Implementation Science 2013;8:121

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Astell-Burt T, Maynard M, Lenguerrand E, Whitrow M, Molaodi O, Harding S. Effect of air pollution and racism on ethnic differences in respiratory health among adolescents living in an urban environment. Health & Place 2013;23:171-8

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Bailey N, Gannon M, Kearns A, Livingston M, Leyland AH. Living apart, losing sympathy? How neighbourhood context affects attitudes to redistribution and to welfare recipients. Environment and Planning A 2013;45:2154–2175

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Baker J, Mitchell R, Lawson KD, Pell J. Ethnic differences in the cost-effectiveness of targeted and mass screening for high cardiovascular risk in the UK: cross-sectional study. Heart 2013;99:1766–1771

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Benzeval M, Green MJ, Macintyre S. Does perceived physical attractiveness in adolescence predict better socioeconomic position in adulthood? Evidence from 20 years of follow up in a population cohort study. PLoS One 2013;8:e3975

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Bond L, Egan M, Kearns A, Tannahill C. GoWell: The challenges of evaluating regeneration as a population health intervention. Preventive Medicine 2013;57:941-947

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Bond L, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Egan M, Mason P. Community outcomes over time: a comparison across 2006, 2008 and 2011 GoWell community surveys. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

Bond L, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Egan M, Mason P. Housing outcomes over time: a comparison across 2006, 2008 and 2011 GoWell community surveys. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

Bond L, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Egan M, Mason P. Neighbourhood outcomes over time: a comparison across 2006, 2008 and 2011 GoWell community surveys. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

Bond L, McKee MJ, Sautkina E, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Cox J. Residents’ perspectives on mixed tenure communities: a qualitative study of social renters and owner occupiers. GoWell, 2013

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Bonell C, Fletcher A, Morton M, Lorenc T, Moore L. Methods don’t make assumptions, researchers do: a response to Marchal et al. Social Science & Medicine 2013;94:81-2

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Bonell C, Jamal F, Harden A, Wells H, Parry W, Fletcher A, Petticrew M, Thomas J, Whitehead M, Campbell R, Murphy S, Moore L. Systematic review of the effects of schools and school environment interventions on health: evidence mapping and synthesis. Public Health Research 2013;1:1-340

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Bonell C, Parry W, Wells H, Jamal F, Fletcher A, Harden A, Thomas J, Campbell R, Petticrew M, Murphy S. The effects of the school environment on student health: A systematic review of multi-level studies. Health & Place 2013;21:180-91

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Bonell C, Wells H, Harden A, Jamal F, Fletcher A, Thomas J, Campbell R, Petticrew M, Whitehead M, Murphy S, Moore L. The effects on student health of interventions modifying the school environment: systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2013;67:677-81

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Brueton VC, Tierney J, Stenning S, Harding S, Meredith S, Nazareth I, Rait G. Strategies to improve retention in randomised trials. Cochrane Database Systematic Reviews 2013;12

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Butler CC, Simpson SA, Hood K, Cohen D, Pickles T, Spanou C, McCambridge J, Moore L, Randell E, Alam MF. Training practitioners to deliver opportunistic multiple behaviour change counselling in primary care: a cluster randomised trial. BMJ 2013;346:f1191

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Campbell M, Reynolds L, Cunningham J, Minnis H, Gillberg C. Autism in Glasgow: referrals to Glasgow cumulative incidence and the effects of referral age, deprivation and geographic location. Child Care Health and Development 2013;39:688-694

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Carroll D, Phillips AC, Der G, Hunt K, Bibbey A, Benzeval M, Ginty A. Low forced expiratory volume is associated with blunted cardiac reactions to acute psychological stress in a community sample of middle-aged men and women. International Journal of Psychophysiology 2013;90:17–20

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Claussen B, Næss Ø, Reime LJ, Leyland AH. Firm downsizing and diagnosis-specific disability pensioning in Norway. BMC Public Health 2013;13:27

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Dall PM, McCrorie PR, Granat MH, Stansfield BW. Step accumulation per minute epoch is not the same as cadence for free-living adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2013;45:1995-2001

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Der G, Everitt BS. Applied medical statistics using SAS. 2nd ed. Boca Raton: CRC, 2013.

Dibben C, Popham F. Are health inequalities evident at all ages? An ecological study of English mortality records. European Journal of Public Health 2013;23:39-45

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Edwards RT, Linck P, Hounsome N, Raisanen L, Williams N, Moore L, Murphy S. Cost-effectiveness of a national exercise referral programme for primary care patients in Wales: results of a randomised controlled trial. BMC public health 2013;13:1021

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Egan M, Katikireddi SV, Kearns A, Tannahill C, Kalacs M, Bond L. Health effects of neighborhood demolition and housing improvement: a prospective controlled study of 2 natural experiments in urban renewal. American Journal of Public Health 2013;103:e47-53

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Egan M, Tannahill C, Bond L, Kearns A, Mason P. A synthesis of GoWell research findings about the links between regeneration and health. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

Egan M, Tannahill C, Bond L, Kearns A, Mason P. Health outcomes over time: a comparison across 2006, 2008 and 2011 GoWell community surveys. GoWell, Glasgow, 2013

Egan M. Psychosocial interventions and salutogenic organizations: systematic review evidence of theory, context, implementation and outcome. In: Bauer G, Gregor J, editors Salutogenic organizations and change: the concepts behind organizational health intervention research . Dordrecht: Springer, 2013:19-36.

Ellaway A, Emslie C. Connecting gender, space and place: are there gender differences in the relationships between the social environment and health-related behaviours?. In: Stock C, Ellaway A, editors Neighbourhood structure and health promotion. New York: Springer, 2013:335-346.

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Ellaway A, Ferguson N, Lamb K, Ogilvie D. Access to health promoting facilities and amenities. In: Stock C, Ellaway A, editors Neighbourhood structure and health promotion. New York: Springer, 2013:117-126.

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Elliott L, Henderson M, Nixon C, Wight D. Has untargeted sexual health promotion for young people reached its limit? A quasi-experimental study. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;67:398-404

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Emslie C, Hunt K, Lyons A. The role of alcohol in forging and maintaining friendships amongst Scottish men in midlife. Health Psychology 2013;32:33-41

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Etyang A, Harding S, Cruickshank JR. Slum living and hypertension in tropical settings: neglected issue, statistical artifact or surprisingly slight? Insights amidst adversity [editorial]. Journal of Hypertension 2013;31:877–879

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Falster MO, Randall DA, Lujica S, Ivers R, Leyland AH, Jorma LR. Disentangling the impacts of geography and Aboriginality on serious road transport injuries in New South Wales. Accident Analysis and Prevention 2013;54:32-8

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Fenwick E, MacDonald C, Thomson H. Economic analysis of the health impacts of housing improvement studies: a systematic review. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2013;67:835-45

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Fergie G, Hunt K, Hilton S. What young people want from health-related online resources: a focus group study. Journal of Youth Studies 2013;16:579-596

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Ferguson N, Lamb K, Ogilvie D, Wang Y, Ellaway A. Access to recreational physical activities by car and bus: an assessment of socio-spatial inequalities in mainland Scotland. PLoS One 2013;8:e55638

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Flowers P, Knussen C, McDaid L. Has testing been normalized? An analysis of changes in barriers to HIV testing among men who have sex with men between 2000 and 2010 in Scotland, UK. HIV Medicine 2013;14:92-8

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Flowers P, McDaid LM, Knussen C. Exposure and impact of a mass media campaign targeting sexual health amongst Scottish men who have sex with men: an outcome evaluation. BMC Public Health 2013;13:737

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Forsyth A, Ellaway A, Davidson N. How might the Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) impact upon local off-sales shops and the communities which they serve?. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2013;49:96-102

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Forsyth AJM, Davidson NW, Ellaway A. 'I can spot them a mile off' Community shopkeepers’ experience of alcohol test-purchasing. Drug Education, Prevention & Policy 2013;[epub ahead of print]

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France E, Hunt K, Wyke S, Dow C. Do men’s and women’s accounts of surviving a stroke conform to Frank’s narrative genres?. Qualitative Health Research 2013;23:1649-1659

France E, Hunt K, Ziebland S, Wyke S. What parents say about disclosing the end of their pregnancy due to fetal abnormality. Midwifery 2013;29:24–32

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Gorman E, Scobie GM, Paek Y. Measuring saving rates in New Zealand: an update. New Zealand Treasury Working Paper Series 13/04, Wellington, 2013

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Gray CM, Hunt K, Mutrie N, Anderson A, Leishman J, Dalgarno L, Wyke S. Football fans in training: the development and optimization of an intervention delivered through professional sports clubs to help men lose weight, become more active and adopt healthier eating habits. BMC Public Health 2013;13:232

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