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Latest publications

These are our 100 latest publications:

[in press]

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]

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 [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]

Falster MO, Jorm LR, Leyland AH. Visualising linked health data to explore health events around preventable hospitalisations in NSW Australia. BMJ Open [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]

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]

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 [in press]

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 PWV: the DASH longitudinal study. Hypertension [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]

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]

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

Purcell P, Cameron S, Lawton J, Glasier A, Harden J. The changing body work of abortion: a qualitative study of the experiences of health professionals. Sociology of Health and Illness [in press]

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

Simpson SA, McNamara R, Shaw C, Kelson M, Moriarty Y, Randell E, Cohen D, Alam MF, Copeland L, Duncan D, Espinasse A, Gillespie D, Hill A, Owen-Jones E, Tapper K, Townson J, Williams S, Hood K. Mechanisms of change within motivational interviewing in relation to health behaviours: a systematic review. Patient Education and Counselling [in press]

Skivington K, Lifshen M, Mustard C. Implementing a collaborative return-to-work program: lessons from a qualitative study in a large Canadian healthcare organization. Work [in press]

Sweeting H, Maycock M, Walker L, Hunt K. Public challenge and endorsement of sex category ambiguity in online debate: "The sooner people stop thinking that gender is a matter of choice the better". Sociology of Health & Illness [in press]

van Bekkum J, Fergie G, Hilton S. Health and medical research funding agencies' promotion of public engagement within research: a qualitative interview study exploring the UK context. Health Research Policy and Systems [in press]

van Rooyen H, Essack Z, Rochat T, Wight D, Knight L, Bland R, Celum C. Taking HIV testing to families: designing a family-based intervention to facilitate HIV testing, disclosure and intergenerational communication. Frontiers in Public Health [in press]

Weishaar H, Dorfman L, Freudenberg N, Hawkins B, Smith K, Razum O, Hilton S. Why media representations of corporations matter for public health policy: a scoping review. BMC Public Health [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]

Whitley E, Benzeval M, Popham F. Associations of successful aging with socioeconomic position across the life-course: The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Prospective Cohort Study. Journal of Aging and Health [in press]

Whitley E, Deary IJ, Ritchie SJ, Batty GD, Kumari M, Benzeval M. Variations in cognitive abilities across the life course: Cross-sectional evidence from Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study. Intelligence [in press]

Zuma T, Wight D, Rochat T, Moshabela M. The role of traditional health practitioners in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: generic or mode specific?. Complementary and Alternative Medicine [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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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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Clifton S, Macdowall W, Copas AJ, Tanton C, Keevil BG, Lee DM, Mitchell KR, Field N, Sonnenberg P, Bancroft J, Mercer CH, Wallace AM, Johnson AM, Wellings K, Wu FCW. Salivary testosterone levels and health status in men and women in the British general population: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3). The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 2016:jc.2016-1669

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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;[epub ahead of print]

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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

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

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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.

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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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, 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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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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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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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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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;[epub ahead of print]

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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;[epub ahead of print]:S1054-139X

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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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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;[epub ahead of print]

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. What shapes seven-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;[epub ahead of print]

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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;[epub ahead of print]

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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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Pfinder M, Katikireddi SV, Pega F, Gartlehner G, Fenton C, Griebler U, Sommer I, Heise TL, Lhachimi SK. Taxation of unprocessed sugar or sugar-added foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes [protocol]. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2016;8:CD012333

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Popham F. Converting between marginal effect measures from binomial models [letter]. International Journal of Epidemiology Journal 2016:1-3

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Popham F. Re: Lies, damned lies, and health inequality measurements. understanding the value judgments [letter]. Epidemiology 2016;27:e15–e16

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Prah P, Hickson F, Bonell C, McDaid LM, Johnson AM, Wayal S, Clifton S, Sonnenberg P, Nardone A, Erens B, Copas AJ, Riddell J, Weatherburn P, Mercer CH. Men who have sex with men in Britain: comparison of estimates from a probability sample and community-based surveys. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Purcell C, Cameron S, Lawton J, Glasier A, Harden J. Contraceptive care at the time of medical abortion: experiences of women and health professionals in a hospital or community sexual and reproductive health context. Contraception 2016;93:170–177

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Raine R, Fitzpatrick R, Barratt H, Bevan G, Black N, Boaden R, Moore L, et al. Challenges, solutions and future directions in the evaluation of service innovations in health care and public health. Health Services and Delivery Research 2016;4:(16)

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Reid A, Peters S, Nieves F, Lenguerrand E, Harding S. The impact of migration on deaths and hospital admissions from work-related injuries in Australia. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2016;40:49–54

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Schofield L, Walsh D, Munoz-Arroyo R, McCartney G, Buchanan D, Lawder R, Armstrong M, Dundas R, Leyland AH. Dying younger in Scotland: trends in mortality and deprivation relative to England and Wales, 1981-2011. Health & Place 2016;40:106–115

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Skivington K, Vojt G, Thomson H, Fenton C, Campbell M, Sweeting H. Systematic literature review of interventions to improve health, happiness and wellbeing in the transition from adolescence to adulthood [systematic review protocol]. MRC/CSO Public and Health Sciences Unit, 2016

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Smith KE, Collin J, Hawkins B, Hilton S, Moore L. The pursuit of ignorance [editorial]. BMJ 2016;352 :i1446

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Smith KE, Dorfman L, Freudenberg N, Hawkins B Hilton S, Razum O, Weishaar H. Tobacco, alcohol, and processed food industries: why do public health practitioners view them so differently?. Frontiers in Public Health 2016;4:64

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Sorhaindo A, Bonell C, Fletcher A, Jessiman P, Keogh P, Mitchell K. Being targeted: young women's experience of being identified for a teenage pregnancy prevention programme. Journal of Adolescence 2016;49:181-190

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Sorhaindo A, Fletcher A, Jessiman P, Keogh P, Bonell C, Mitchell K. Young women’s lived experience of participating in a positive youth development programme: The “Teens and Toddlers” pregnancy prevention intervention. Health Education Journal 2016;116:356 - 371

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Sweeting H, Green M, Benzeval M, West P. The emergence of health inequalities in early adulthood: evidence on timing and mechanisms from a West of Scotland cohort. BMC Public Health 2016;16:41

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Tanton C, Johnson AM, Macdowall W, Datta J, Clifton S, Field N, Mitchell KR, Wellings K, Sonnenberg P, Mercer CH. Forming new sex partnerships while overseas: findings from the third British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes & Lifestyles (Natsal-3). Sexually Transmitted Infectections 2016;92:415-23

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