From February 2017, information about the work of the MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow is available and updated on the University of Glasgow website.

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Staff Member Biography

Helen Sweeting

Helen Sweetingposition: Reader

Contact Details

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phone: 0141 353 7515

Address

MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit,
University of Glasgow,
Top floor,
200, Renfield Street
Glasgow
G2 3QB

Biography and Interests

Helen graduated in 1982 with an MA in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh and went on to complete an MPhil (Clinical Psychology), also at Edinburgh. Between 1985 and 1989 she worked as a Clinical Psychologist and in 1990 completed a PhD on the reactions of those caring for a close relative with dementia. Helen started work at the Unit within the Youth and Health Programme in late 1990, and she has a longstanding interest in influences on young people's health and health behaviours. In 2010 she joined the Gender and Health Programme, contributing to studies on how social constructions of gender influence health and health behaviours.  In 2015, when the Unit’s programmes were reorganised, Helen became part of a programme aiming to understand and improve health within settings and organisations. Settings and organisations (e.g. educational settings, workplaces, secure institutions) can influence social position, identity, behaviour and health and so can potentially also facilitate health improvement.

Research Interests:  Most of Helen’s work has been based on analyses of quantitative data from SPHSU studies, including the ‘West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: Health in the community’, ‘West of Scotland 11 to 16 Study: Teenage health / 16+ Study: Young people’s health’, ‘Peers and Levels of Stress’ and ‘Adolescent Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe’. This has included descriptions of the health and behaviours of children and young people and exploration of how they are patterned not only in respect of factors such as social class and gender, but also family life, school, the peer group, lifestyle, the media and consumerism. She has also investigated time trends in levels of obesity, psychological distress and health-risk behaviours among young people and reasons for changes in the gender patterning of self-report ill-health in early-mid adolescence. Recent analyses of associations between school-based social status and adolescent health and substance use reflect Helen’s growing interest in the influence of educational settings (particularly secondary and tertiary education) on health.

Helen is Chair of the Scottish Tobacco-free Alliance Research Group and a member of the ASH Scotland Policy and Development Sub-Committee, the Research and Evaluation Sub-Group of the Scottish Ministerial Working Group on Tobacco Control, and the Scientific Advisory Group for the age 17 survey of the Millennium Cohort Study, and a theme leader (health and well-being) for the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England/Next Steps age 24/25 survey.

PhD students supervised by Helen include:

Publications

2016

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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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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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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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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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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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 2016;[epub ahead of print]

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Sweeting H, Neary J, Smith E, Wright C. 'Now I care' a qualitative study of how overweight adolescents managed their weight in the transition to adulthood. BMJ Open 2016;6:e010774

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Vojt G, Thomson H, Campbell M, Fenton C, Sweeting H, McQueen J, Skivington K. Health, happiness and wellbeing for adolescents transitioning to adulthood: a systematic review of individual-level interventions for adolescents from vulnerable groups. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional paper no. 26, Glasgow, 2016

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2015

Maclean A, Sweeting H, Walker L, Paterson C, Räisänen U, Hunt K. 'It’s not healthy and it’s decidedly not masculine': a media analysis of UK newspaper representations of eating disorders in males. BMJ Open 2015;5

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Parenting stress and parent support among mothers with high and low education. Journal of Family Psychology 2015;29:907-18

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Sweeting H, Hunt K. Evidence on smoking and smoking restrictions in prisons: a scoping review for the Scottish Prison Service’s Tobacco Strategy Group. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional paper no. 25, Glasgow, 2015

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Sweeting H, Hunt K. Adolescent socio-economic and school-based social status, smoking and drinking. Journal of Adolescent Health 2015;57:37-45

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Sweeting H, Walker L, MacLean A, Patterson C, Räisänen U, Hunt K. Prevalence of eating disorders in males: a review of rates reported in academic research and UK mass media. International Journal of Men's Health 2015;14

2014

Hanewinkel R, Sargent JD, Hunt K, Sweeting S, Engels RCME, Scholte RHJ, Mathis F, Florek E, Morgenstern M. Portrayal of alcohol consumption in movies and drinking initiation in low-risk adolescents. Pediatrics 2014;133:1-10

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Hunt K, Sweeting H. You have been QUALIFIED for a smokeless e-cig starter kit [gallery]. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2014;68:786

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Morgenstern M, Sargent JD, Sweeting H, Faggiano F, Mathis F, Hanewinkel R. Favourite alcohol advertisements and binge drinking among adolescents: a cross-cultural cohort study. Addiction 2014;109:2005-2015

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Sweeting H, Bhaskar A, Benzeval M, Popham F, Hunt K. Changing gender roles and attitudes and their implications for well-being around the new millennium. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2014;49:791-809

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Sweeting H, Hunt K. Adolescent socio-economic and school-based social status, health and well-being. Social Science & Medicine 2014;121:39-47

2013

Green MJ, Leyland AH, Sweeting H, Benzeval M. Socioeconomic position and adolescent trajectories in smoking, drinking and psychiatric distress. Journal of Adolescent Health 2013;53:202-08

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Hanewinkel R, Sargent J D, Karlsdottir S, Jonsson S H, Mathis F, Faggiano F, Poelen E A P, Scholte R, Florek E, Sweeting H, Hunt K, Morgenstein M. High youth access to movies that contain smoking in Europe compared with the USA. Tobacco Control 2013;22:241-244

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MacLean A, Hunt K, Sweeting H. Symptoms of mental health problems: children’s and adolescents’ understanding and implications for gender differences in help-seeking. Children & Society 2013;27:161–173

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Maclean A, Sweeting H, Egan M, Der G, Adamson J, Hunt K. How robust is the evidence of an emerging or increasing female excess in physical morbidity between childhood and adolescence? Results of a systematic literature review and meta-analyses. Social Science & Medicine 2013;78:96-112

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Morgenstern M, Sargent JD, Engels RC, Scholte RH, Florek E, Hunt K, Sweeting H, Mathis F, Faggiano F, Hanewinkel R. Smoking in movies and adolescent smoking initiation: longitudinal study in six European countries. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2013;44:339-344

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D, Henderson M. Do television and electronic games predict children’s psychosocial adjustment? Longitudinal research using the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2013;98:341-348

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Parenting. In: Growing up in Scotland: Birth Cohort 2. Results from the First Year. Edinburgh: Scottish Government, 2013:118-142.

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Smith E, Sweeting H, Wright C. 'Do I care?' young adults' recalled experiences of early adolescent overweight and obesity: a qualitative study. International Journal of Obesity 2013;37:303-8

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Sweeting H, Bhaskar A . The Adolescent Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe (ALICE) study: one year follow-up (2011) frequencies and documentation. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working paper no. 30, Glasgow, 2013

2012

Egan M, MacLean A, Sweeting H, Hunt K. Comparing the effectiveness of using generic and specific search terms in electronic databases to identify health outcomes for a systematic review: a prospective comparative study of literature search methods. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001043.

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Hanewinkel R, Sargent JD, Poelen EAP, Scholte R, Florek E, Hunt K, Sweeting H, Karlsdottir S, Jonsson SH, Mathis F, Faggiano F, Morgenstein M. Alcohol consumption in movies and adolescent binge drinking: cross-sectional study in six European countries. Pediatrics 2012;129:709-20

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Jackson CA, Sweeting H, Haw S. Clustering of substance use and sexual risk behaviour in adolescence: analysis of two cohort studies. BMJ Open 2012;2:e000661

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Markham W, Young R, Sweeting H, West P, Aveyard P. Does school ethos explain the relationship between value-added education and teenage substance use? A cohort study. Social Science & Medicine 2012;75:69-76

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Growing up in Scotland: overweight, obesity and activity - Main Report. Edinburgh, 2012

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Growing up in Scotland: overweight, obesity and activity - Research Findings no. 4. Edinburgh, 2012

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Parkes A, Sweeting H, Wight D. Growing up in Scotland: overweight, obesity and activity - Technical Appendix. Edinburgh, 2012

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Sweeting H, Bhaskar A, Hunt K. Positive associations between consumerism and tobacco and alcohol use in early adolescence: cross-sectional study. BMJ Open 2012;2:e001446

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Sweeting H, Hunt K, Bhaskar A. Consumerism and well-being in early adolescence. Journal of Youth Studies 2012;15:802-20

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Young R, Sweeting H, West P. Associations between DSM-IV diagnosis, psychiatric symptoms and morning cortisol levels in a community sample of adolescents. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2012;47:723-733

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2011

Bhaskar A, Sweeting H, Hunt K. The Adolescent Lifestyles in Contemporary Europe (ALICE) study: baseline (2010) frequencies and documentation. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working Paper no. 29, Glasgow, 2011

Hunt K, Sweeting H, Sargent J, Lewars H, Young R, West P. Is there an association between seeing incidents of alcohol or drug use in films and young Scottish adults' own alcohol or drug use? A cross sectional study. BMC Public Health 2011;11:259

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MacLean A, Egan M, Sweeting H, Adamson J, Hunt K. Systematic review protocol: how robust is the evidence of an emerging or increasing female excess in morbidity rates between childhood and adolescence?. Glasgow, 2011

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Morgenstern M, Poelen E A, Scholte R, Karlsdottir S, Jonsson S H, Mathis F, Faggiano F, Florek E, Sweeting H, Hunt K, Sargent J D, Hanewinkel R. Smoking in movies and adolescent smoking: cross-cultural study in six European countries. Thorax 2011;66:875-83

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Sweeting H, Jackson C, Haw S. Changes in the socio-demographic patterning of late adolescent health risk behaviours during the 1990s: analysis of two West of Scotland cohort studies. BMC Public Health 2011;11:829

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Sweeting H, West P, Young R, Kelly S. Dimensions of adolescent subjective social status within the school community: description and correlates. Journal of Adolescence 2011;34:493-504

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Sweeting H. No admittance to obese persons [gallery]. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2011;65:386

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Young R, Sweeting H, Ellaway A. Do schools differ in suicide risk? The influence of school and neighbourhood on attempted suicide, suicidal ideation and self-harm among secondary school pupils. BMC Public Health 2011;11:874

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2010

MacLean A, Sweeting H, Hunt K. ‘Rules’ for boys, ‘guidelines’ for girls: gender differences in symptom reporting during childhood and adolescence. Social Science & Medicine 2010;70:597-604

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McDaid LM, Sweeting H, Buston K. Contraception among girls who have had more than one partner by age 16 years: method use and pregnancy risk-taking behaviour. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2010;36:141-6

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Sweeting H, West P, Young R, Der G. Can we explain increases in young people's psychological distress over time?. Social Science & Medicine 2010;71:1819-30

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West P, Sweeting H, Young R, Kelly S. The relative importance of family socioeconomic status and school-based peer hierarchies for morning cortisol in youth: an exploratory study. Social Science & Medicine 2010;70:1246-53

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West P, Sweeting H, Young R. Transition matters: pupils' experiences of the primary-secondary school transition in the West of Scotland and consequences for well-being and attainment. Research Papers in Education 2010;25:21-50

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2009

Benzeval M, Der G, Ellaway A, Hunt K, Sweeting H, West P, Macintyre S. Cohort profile: West of Scotland 20-07 study - health in the community. International Journal of Epidemiology 2009;38:1215-1223

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Hunt K, Sweeting H, Sargent J, Lewars H, Dal Cin S, Worth K. An examination of the association between seeing smoking in films and tobacco use in young adults in the West of Scotland: cross-sectional study. Health Education Research 2009;24:22-31

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Sweeting H, West P. Drug use over the youth-adult transition in a West of Scotland cohort: prevalence, pathways and socio-demographic correlates. Addiction Research & Theory 2009;16:474-94

Sweeting H, Young R, West P. GHQ increases among Scottish 15 year olds 1987-2006. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2009;44:579-86

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Williamson LM, Buston K, Sweeting H. Young women and limits to the normalisation of condom use: a qualitative study. AIDS Care 2009;21:561-566

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Williamson LM, Buston K, Sweeting H. Young women’s continued use of oral contraceptives over other hormonal methods: findings from a qualitative study. Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care 2009;35:167-172

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Williamson LM, Buston K, Sweeting H. Young women’s perceptions of pregnancy risk and use of emergency contraception: findings from a qualitative study – Authors’ Reply. Contraception 2009;80:591-2

Williamson LM, Buston K, Sweeting H. Young women’s perceptions of pregnancy risk and use of emergency contraception: findings from a qualitative study. Contraception 2009;79:310-5

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2008

Kelly S, Young R, Sweeting H, Fischer J, West P. Levels and confounders of morning cortisol collected from adolescents in a naturalistic (school) setting. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2008;33:1257-68

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Sweeting H, West P, Young R. Obesity among Scottish 15 year olds 1987-2006: prevalence and associations with socio-economic status, well-being and worries about weight. BMC Public Health 2008;8:404

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Sweeting H, Young R, West P. The Peers and Levels of Stress ('PaLS') study: basic frequencies and documentation. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working Paper no. 17, Glasgow, 2008

Sweeting H. Gendered dimensions of obesity in childhood and adolescence. Nutrition Journal 2008;7:1

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Young R, Sweeting H, West P. A longitudinal study of alcohol use and antisocial behaviour in young people. Alcohol and Alcoholism 2008;43:204-14

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2007

Benzeval M, Green M, Ferrell C, Macdonald L, Wilson R, Der G, Ellaway A, Hunt K, Sweeting H, West P, Macintyre S. The West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study: health in the community - wave 5 fieldwork protocol. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Working Paper no. 20, Glasgow, 2007

Sweeting H, West P, Der G. Explanations for female excess morbidity in adolescence: evidence from a school-based cohort in the West of Scotland . BMC Public Health 2007;7:298.

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Sweeting H. Measurement and definitions of obesity in childhood and adolescence: a field guide for the uninitiated. Nutrition Journal 2007;6:32.

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West P, Sweeting H, Young R. Smoking in Scottish youths: personal income, parental social class and the cost of smoking. Tobacco Control 2007;16:329-335

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Young R, van Beinum M, Sweeting H, West P. Young people who self-harm. British Journal of Psychiatry 2007;191:44-49

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2006

Hunt K, Sweeting H, Keoghan M, Platt S. Sex, gender role orientation, gender role attitudes and suicidal thoughts in three generations: a general population study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 2006;41:641-7

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Pearson M, Sweeting H, West P, Young R, Gordon J, Turner J. Adolescent substance use in different social and peer contexts: a social network analysis. Drugs: Education, Prevention, and Policy 2006;13:519-536

Sweeting H, Young R, West P, Der G. Peer victimization and depression in early-mid adolescence: A longitudinal study. British Journal of Educational Psychology 2006;76:577-594

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Sweeting H. Alcohol units at pocket money prices [e-letter]. BMJ 2006;333:825-b

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Turner K, West P, Young R, Gordon J, Sweeting H. Could the peer group explain school differences in pupil smoking rates?. Social Science & Medicine 2006;62:2513-2525

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West P, Sweeting H, Young R, Robins M. A material paradox: socioeconomic status, young people's disposable income and consumer culture. Journal of Youth Studies 2006;9:437-462

Young R, Sweeting H, West P. Prevalence of deliberate self harm and attempted suicide within contemporary Goth youth subculture: longitudinal cohort study. BMJ 2006;332:1058-1061

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Young R, Sweeting H, West P. Self harm in Goth youth subculture: authors' reply. BMJ 2006;332:1335

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2005

Furlong A, Cartmel F, Biggart A, Sweeting H, West P. Complex transitions: linearity and labour market integration in the West of Scotland. In: Pole C, Pilcher J, Williams J, editors Young people in transition: becoming citizens. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005:12-30.

Phillips AC, Carroll D, Ring C, Sweeting H, West P. Life events and acute cardiovascular reactions to mental stress: A cohort study. Psychosomatic Medicine 2005;67:384-392

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Ross N, Hill M, Sweeting H, Cunningham-Burley S, Morton S. Relationships between grandparents and teenage grandchildren. CRFR Briefing 23 , 2005

Sweeting H, Seaman P. Family within and beyond the household boundary: children's constructions of who they live with. In: McKie L, Cunningham-Burley S, editors Families in society: boundaries and relationships. Bristol: Policy Press, 2005:95-110.

Sweeting H, West P. Substance use between the ages of 15 and 30: data on smoking, drinking and drugs from the youth cohort of the West of Scotland Twenty-07 study. Glasgow, 2005

Sweeting H, West P. Dietary habits and children's family lives. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics 2005;18:93-7

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Sweeting H, Wright C, Minnis H. Psychosocial correlates of obesity, 'slimming down' and 'becoming obese' in adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health 2005;37:409.e9 - 409.e17

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2004

Abbotts J E, Sweeting H, Williams R, West P. Is going to church good or bad for you? Denomination, attendance, and mental health of children in West Scotland. Social Science & Medicine 2004;58:645-656

Seaman P, Sweeting H. Assisting young people's access to social capital in contemporary families: a qualitative study. Journal of Youth Studies 2004;7:173-90

West P, Sweeting H, Leyland AH. School effects on pupils' health behaviours: evidence in support of the health promoting school. Research Papers in Education 2004;19:261-291

West P, Sweeting H. Evidence on equalisation in health in youth from the West of Scotland. Social Science & Medicine 2004;59:13-27

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Williamson LM, Buston K, Sweeting H. Consistency, complexity or chaos: a qualitative study of young women's patterns of contraceptive use. European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care 2004;9:175

Young R, Sweeting H. Adolescent bullying, relationships, psychological well-being, and gender-atypical behavior: a gender diagnosticity approach. Sex Roles 2004;50:525-537

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2003

Furlong A, Cartmel F, Biggart A, West P, Sweeting H. Youth transitions: patterns of vulnerability and processes of social inclusion. Edinburgh, 2003

Sweeting H, West P. Sex differences in health at ages 11, 13 and 15. Social Science & Medicine 2003;56:31-39

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Sweeting H, West P. Young people's leisure and risk-taking behaviours: changes in gender patterning in the West of Scotland during the 1990s. Journal of Youth Studies 2003;6:391-412

Sweeting H. Girls...can be boys. Counselling in Education 2003:9-15

West P, Sweeting H, Der G, Barton J, Lucas C. Voice-DISC identified DSM-IV disorders among 15 year olds in the West of Scotland. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2003;42:941-949

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West P, Sweeting H. Fifteen, female and stressed: changing patterns of psychological distress over time. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2003;44:399-411

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2002

Sweeting H, West P. Gender differences in weight-related concerns in early to mid adolescence. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2002;56:700-701

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West P, Sweeting H. A review of young people's health and health behaviours in Scotland. MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit Occasional paper no. 10, Glasgow, 2002

West P, Sweeting H. The health of young people in Scotland: quantitative dimensions. 2002

2001

Abbotts J, Sweeting H, Williams R, West P. Poor but healthy? The youngest generation of Irish Catholics in West Scotland. Health Bulletin 2001;59:373-379

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Karvonen S, West P, Sweeting H, Rahkonen O, Young R. Lifestyle, social class and health related behaviours: a cross cultural comparison of 15 year olds in Glasgow and Helsinki. Journal of Youth Studies 2001;4:393-413

Sweeting H, West P. Being different: correlates of the experience of teasing and bullying at age 11. Research Papers in Education 2001;16:225-46

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Sweeting H, West P. Social class and smoking at age 15: the effect of different definitions of smoking. Addiction 2001;96:1357-9

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Sweeting H. Our family, whose perspective?. Journal of Adolescence 2001;24:229-50

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West P, Sweeting H, Speed E. We really do know what you do: a comparison of reports from 11 year olds and their parents in respect of parental economic status and occupation. Sociology 2001;35:539-559

2000

Ely M, West P, Sweeting H, Richards M. Teenage family life, life chances, lifestyles, and health: a comparison of two contemporary cohorts. International Journal of Law, Policy & the Family 2000;14:1-30

Sweeting H, West P. Teenage health: the West of Scotland 11 to 16 Study a report for participating schools. Glasgow, 2000

Sweeting H. What's most important for teenage health? The patterning of health and behaviours according to social position and social life. In: Ryan H, Bull J, editors Changing families, changing communities: researching health and wellbeing among children and young people. London: Health Development Agency, 2000:125-142.

West P, Sweeting H, Der G. The Voice DISC: a method for ascertaining psychiatric diagnoses in young people in the community. MRC Social and Public Health Science Unit Occasional Paper no. 4, Glasgow, 2000

1999

West P, Sweeting H, Ecob R. Family and friends' influences on the uptake of regular smoking from mid-adolescence to early adulthood. Addiction 1999;94:1397-1412

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1998

Sweeting H, Lever A, Macintyre S. Correlates of blood pressure at age 18 in a cohort of Scottish adolescents. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 1998;52:133-4

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Sweeting H, West P, Richards M. Teenage family life, lifestyles, and life chances: associations with family structure, conflict with parents and joint family activity. International Journal of Law, Policy & the Family 1998;12:15-46

Sweeting H, West P. Health at age 11: reports from schoolchildren and their parents. Archives of Disease in Childhood 1998;78:427-434

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Sweeting H. Life events. In: Blechman E, Brownell K, editors Behavioural medicine and women: a comprehensive handbook. New York: The Guilford Press, 1998:169-175.

1997

Sweeting H, Gilhooly M. Dementia and the phenomenon of social death. Sociology of Health & Illness 1997;19:93-117

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West P, Sweeting H. 'Lost souls' and 'rebels': a challenge to the assumption that low self-esteem and unhealthy lifestyles are related. Health Education 1997;5:161-167

1996

Hunt K, Sweeting H. Gender role orientation and age: a comparison of the BEM sex role inventory in three cohorts. Glasgow, 1996

Macintyre S, Hunt K, Sweeting H. Gender differences in health: are things really as simple as they seem?. Social Science & Medicine 1996;42:617-624

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Sweeting H, West P. The health of 11 year olds in the West of Scotland: results from the first stage of the '11 to 16 Study: Teenage Health' report for participating schools. Glasgow, 1996

West P, Sweeting H. Health inequalities: what's going on in youth?. Health Education 1996;5:14-20

West P, Sweeting H. Nae job, nae future: young people and health in a context of unemployment. Health & Social Care in the Community 1996;4:50-62

1995

Sweeting H, West P. Family life and health in adolescence: a role for culture in the health inequalities debate?. Social Science & Medicine 1995;40:163-175

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Sweeting H. Reversals of fortune? Sex differences in health in childhood and adolescence. Social Science & Medicine 1995;40:77-90

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1994

Gilhooly M, Sweeting H, Whittick J, McKee K. Family care of the dementing elderly. International Review of Psychiatry 1994;6:29-40

Sweeting H, Anderson AS, West P. Socio-demographic correlates of dietary habits in mid to late adolescence. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1994;48:736-748

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Sweeting H, West P. The patterning of life events in mid to late adolescence: markers for the future?. Journal of Adolescence 1994;17:283-304

1992

Sweeting H, Gilhooly M. Doctor, am I dead? A review of social death in modern societies. OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying 1992;24:251-269

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1990

Sweeting H, Gilhooly M. Anticipatory grief: a review. Social Science & Medicine 1990;30:1073-1080

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