Neil Pearce

Summary

Affiliation: Massey University
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc Genetics, race, ethnicity, and health
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMJ 328:1070-2. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Research at the interface between human and veterinary health
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Prev Vet Med 111:187-93. 2013
  3. pmc Respiratory symptoms in children living near busy roads and their relationship to vehicular traffic: results of an Italian multicenter study (SIDRIA 2)
    Enrica Migliore
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, AOU San Giovanni Battista Hospital Center for Cancer Prevention CPO Piedmont and University of Turin, Via Santena 7, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Environ Health 8:27. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint The globalization of epidemiology: introductory remarks
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1127-31. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Persistent social class mortality differences in New Zealand men aged 15-64: an analysis of mortality during 1995-97
    Neil Pearce
    Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, and Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:17-22. 2002
  6. doi request reprint Ian Prior and epidemiology in New Zealand
    N Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:685-7. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint The global epidemiology of asthma in children
    N Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:125-32. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Corporate influences on epidemiology
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 37:46-53. 2008
  9. pmc Bias in occupational epidemiology studies
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Occup Environ Med 64:562-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Commentary: The rise and rise of corporate epidemiology and the narrowing of epidemiology's vision
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 36:713-7. 2007

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Publications123 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Genetics, race, ethnicity, and health
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMJ 328:1070-2. 2004
  2. doi request reprint Research at the interface between human and veterinary health
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Prev Vet Med 111:187-93. 2013
    ..We will also discuss the potential to use animal health data as indicators for human environmental health risks. ..
  3. pmc Respiratory symptoms in children living near busy roads and their relationship to vehicular traffic: results of an Italian multicenter study (SIDRIA 2)
    Enrica Migliore
    Cancer Epidemiology Unit, AOU San Giovanni Battista Hospital Center for Cancer Prevention CPO Piedmont and University of Turin, Via Santena 7, 10126 Turin, Italy
    Environ Health 8:27. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether there were specific effects of cars and trucks traffic on current asthma symptoms (i.e. wheezing) and cough or phlegm, and to examine the validity of self-reported traffic exposure...
  4. ncbi request reprint The globalization of epidemiology: introductory remarks
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1127-31. 2004
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Persistent social class mortality differences in New Zealand men aged 15-64: an analysis of mortality during 1995-97
    Neil Pearce
    Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, and Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:17-22. 2002
    ..The objective was to repeat these analyses for 1995-97 in order to examine time trends, and to assess current social class patterns of mortality...
  6. doi request reprint Ian Prior and epidemiology in New Zealand
    N Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:685-7. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint The global epidemiology of asthma in children
    N Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 10:125-32. 2006
    ..Global comparisons of asthma prevalence and assessment of time trends will continue to play a major role in this process...
  8. doi request reprint Corporate influences on epidemiology
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 37:46-53. 2008
    ....
  9. pmc Bias in occupational epidemiology studies
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Occup Environ Med 64:562-8. 2007
    ..However, it is also important to attempt to assess the likely direction and strength of biases that cannot be avoided or controlled...
  10. ncbi request reprint Commentary: The rise and rise of corporate epidemiology and the narrowing of epidemiology's vision
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 36:713-7. 2007
  11. pmc Is social capital the key to inequalities in health?
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, New Zealand
    Am J Public Health 93:122-9. 2003
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Agricultural exposures and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:18-25; discussion 5-7. 2005
    ..Farmers may also have exposure to oncogenic viruses carried by farm animals, and studies of slaughterhouse workers and meat inspectors have found increased risks of NHL...
  13. ncbi request reprint Commentary: asthma time trends--mission accomplished?
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1018-9. 2005
  14. pmc Worldwide trends in the prevalence of asthma symptoms: phase III of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Thorax 62:758-66. 2007
    ..In phase III the phase I survey was repeated in order to assess changes over time...
  15. pmc Effect measures in prevalence studies
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1047-50. 2004
    ..For these reasons, the prevalence odds ratio will continue to be one of the standard methods for analyzing prevalence studies and prevalence case-control studies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology: populations, methods and theories
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:729-31. 2004
  17. doi request reprint Leukaemia and occupation: a New Zealand Cancer Registry-based case-control Study
    David McLean
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 38:594-606. 2009
    ..To examine the association between occupation and leukaemia...
  18. doi request reprint Lung cancer and occupation: A New Zealand cancer registry-based case-control study
    Marine Corbin
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Am J Ind Med 54:89-101. 2011
    ..There are many proven and suspected occupational causes of lung cancer, which will become relatively more important over time, as smoking prevalence decreases...
  19. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity among patients with colon cancer in New Zealand
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 124:76-88. 2011
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Determinants of non-response in an occupational exposure and health survey in New Zealand
    Andrea t Mannetje
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 35:256-63. 2011
    ..Study the determinants of non-response and the potential for non-response bias in a New Zealand survey of occupational exposures and health...
  21. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in patterns of occupational exposure in New Zealand
    Amanda Eng
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Am J Ind Med 54:410-8. 2011
    ..To investigate the differences in occupational exposure between Māori (New Zealand's indigenous people) and non-Māori...
  22. doi request reprint Morbidity in former sawmill workers exposed to pentachlorophenol (PCP): a cross-sectional study in New Zealand
    David McLean
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Am J Ind Med 52:271-81. 2009
    ..From 1950 to 1990 pentachlorophenol (PCP) was used widely in the New Zealand sawmill industry, and persistent claims of long-term health effects have been made...
  23. doi request reprint The New Zealand workforce survey II: occupational risk factors for asthma
    Amanda Eng
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:154-64. 2010
    ..We report here the findings on occupational risk factors for asthma symptoms...
  24. doi request reprint The New Zealand workforce survey I: self-reported occupational exposures
    Amanda Eng
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
    Ann Occup Hyg 54:144-53. 2010
    ..This study examines the prevalence of a range of occupational risk factors reported by a random sample of the New Zealand working population...
  25. doi request reprint Gender differences in work-related risk factors associated with low back symptoms
    Baiduri Widanarko
    Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, School of Management, College of Business, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Ergonomics 55:327-42. 2012
    ..Interventions to reduce LBS in workplaces should focus on reducing working in awkward/tiring positions, improving contact and cooperation with management, and reducing stressful jobs, especially amongst females...
  26. doi request reprint Gender differences in occupational exposure patterns
    Amanda Eng
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, P O Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Occup Environ Med 68:888-94. 2011
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Serum dioxin levels in former New Zealand sawmill workers twenty years after exposure to pentachlorophenol (PCP) ceased
    David McLean
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Chemosphere 74:962-7. 2009
    ..Serum dioxin levels in former New Zealand sawmill workers remain elevated twenty years after exposure to PCP ceased, and reflect the pattern of past PCP exposure...
  28. doi request reprint Farming, growing up on a farm, and haematological cancer mortality
    Andrea 't Mannetje
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Occup Environ Med 69:126-32. 2012
    ..This study aimed to examine whether farm exposures in childhood contribute to these risks, by using parental occupation in farming as a proxy for growing up on a farm...
  29. doi request reprint Demographic differences in stage at diagnosis and cervical cancer survival in New Zealand, 1994-2005
    Naomi Brewer
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:955-63. 2009
    ..To investigate ethnic, socioeconomic, and urban/rural differences in stage at diagnosis and cervical cancer survival in New Zealand...
  30. pmc Infections, medication use, and the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinitis, and eczema in childhood
    Catherine Cohet
    Centre for Public Health Research, Research School of Public Health, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:852-7. 2004
    ..The "hygiene hypothesis" postulates that infections during infancy may protect against asthma and atopy. There is also some evidence that antibiotic and/or paracetamol use may increase the risk of asthma...
  31. doi request reprint Antibiotic use in infancy and symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema in children 6 and 7 years old: International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood Phase III
    Sunia Foliaki
    Center for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 124:982-9. 2009
    ..Phase III of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood measured the global prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema in children...
  32. pmc Does comorbidity explain the ethnic inequalities in cervical cancer survival in New Zealand? A retrospective cohort study
    Naomi Brewer
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, PO Box 756, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 11:132. 2011
    ..We investigated the association of comorbidity with cervical cancer survival, and whether comorbidity accounted for the previously observed ethnic differences in survival...
  33. pmc Ethnic differences in cause specific mortality among hospitalised patients with diabetes: a linkage study in New Zealand
    Mona Jeffreys
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Private Bag 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:961-6. 2005
    ..To describe patterns of excess mortality among patients with diabetes in three ethnic groups...
  34. ncbi request reprint Prognostic factors in women with breast cancer: inequalities by ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand
    Fiona McKenzie
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 19:403-11. 2008
    ..To investigate differences in breast cancer prognostic factors between ethnic and socioeconomic groups in New Zealand...
  35. doi request reprint Work-related stress and asthma: results from a workforce survey in New Zealand
    Amanda Eng
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Asthma 48:783-9. 2011
    ..We assessed the association between work-related stress and asthma in a cross-sectional workforce survey in New Zealand...
  36. ncbi request reprint Case-control study of high risk occupations for bladder cancer in New Zealand
    Evan Dryson
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Cancer 122:1340-6. 2008
    ....
  37. ncbi request reprint Cancer incidence in four pacific countries: Tonga, Fiji Islands, Cook Islands and Niue
    Sunia Foliaki
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Pac Health Dialog 17:21-32. 2011
    ..We report age-standardised cancer incidence in Tonga (2000-2005), Fiji (2002-2005), Cook Islands (2000-2005) and Niue (2000-2005), and in Pacific people in New Zealand (2000-2005)...
  38. pmc Improving access to health care among New Zealand's Maori population
    Lis Ellison-Loschmann
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Am J Public Health 96:612-7. 2006
    ..We use 2 approaches to health service development to demonstrate how Maori-led initiatives are seeking to improve access to and quality of health care for Maoris...
  39. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in disease presentation of uterine cancer in New Zealand women
    Ridvan Tupai Firestone
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Fam Plann Reprod Health Care 38:239-45. 2012
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Prevalence and work-related risk factors for reduced activities and absenteeism due to low back symptoms
    Baiduri Widanarko
    Centre for Ergonomics, Occupational Safety and Health, School of Management, College of Business, Massey University, Private Bag 11222, Palmerston North 4442, New Zealand
    Appl Ergon 43:727-37. 2012
    ..For individuals with LBS, additional focus should be to reduce tight deadlines, and work in hot/warm environments...
  41. doi request reprint Measuring cancer survival in populations: relative survival vs cancer-specific survival
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 39:598-610. 2010
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Commentary: The end of the hygiene hypothesis?
    Jeroen Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 37:570-2. 2008
  43. doi request reprint A New Zealand linkage study examining the associations between A1C concentration and mortality
    Naomi Brewer
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Diabetes Care 31:1144-9. 2008
    ..To examine associations between A1C concentration and mortality in a New Zealand population...
  44. ncbi request reprint Cancer among meat industry workers
    Dave McLean
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Scand J Work Environ Health 30:425-37. 2004
    ..The results of studies of hematologic cancers have been less consistent, but they suggest a small excess risk for leukemia in association with similar exposures...
  45. doi request reprint Importance of allergy in asthma: an epidemiologic perspective
    Jeroen Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, P O Box 756, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
    Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 11:434-44. 2011
    ..Population-based studies focusing on recently identified risk and protective factors may provide further insight...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and causes of diabetes in Pacific people
    Sunia Foliaki
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington Campus
    Pac Health Dialog 10:90-8. 2003
    ..Attempts to control diabetes in a vacuum without reference to socioeconomic and political context is a convenient vehicle that has contributed to and will continue to fuel calories to the diabetes epidemic...
  47. ncbi request reprint Asthma and other respiratory symptoms in New Zealand pine processing sawmill workers
    J Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, New Zealand
    Am J Ind Med 39:608-15. 2001
    ..To study respiratory symptoms in pine sawmill workers...
  48. doi request reprint Current concentrations, temporal trends and determinants of persistent organic pollutants in breast milk of New Zealand women
    Andrea t Mannetje
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, PO Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Sci Total Environ 458:399-407. 2013
    ..Continued monitoring is needed particularly for the brominated POPs for which little New Zealand specific data is available...
  49. doi request reprint The hygiene hypothesis in allergy and asthma: an update
    Collin Brooks
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol 13:70-7. 2013
    ..This review considers the recent evidence for and against the 'hygiene hypothesis'...
  50. doi request reprint Which factors account for the ethnic inequalities in stage at diagnosis and cervical cancer survival in New Zealand?
    Naomi Brewer
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, PO Box 756, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
    Cancer Epidemiol 36:e251-7. 2012
    ....
  51. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms and occupational exposures in New Zealand plywood mill workers
    Wouter Fransman
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Ann Occup Hyg 47:287-95. 2003
    ..To study work exposure and respiratory symptoms in New Zealand plywood mill workers...
  52. doi request reprint Does screening history explain the ethnic differences in stage at diagnosis of cervical cancer in New Zealand?
    Naomi Brewer
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 39:156-65. 2010
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Suitability of forced expiratory volume in 1 second/forced vital capacity vs percentage of predicted forced expiratory volume in 1 second for the classification of asthma severity in adolescents
    Christine van Dalen
    Centre for Public Health Research, Research School of Public Health, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:1169-74. 2008
    ..To determine whether lung function alters asthma severity based on symptom history in asthmatic adolescents...
  54. ncbi request reprint Lifelong farm exposure may strongly reduce the risk of asthma in adults
    J Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Research School of Public Health, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
    Allergy 62:1158-65. 2007
    ..Moreover, little is known about the role of timing of exposure. We assessed the effects of current and childhood farm exposures on asthma, hay fever and eczema in farmers and a rural nonfarming control population...
  55. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms, across-shift lung function changes and lifetime exposures of welders in New Zealand
    D Fishwick
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
    Scand J Work Environ Health 23:351-8. 1997
    ..The possibility was investigated that exposure to welding fumes causes an acute decrease in pulmonary function...
  56. doi request reprint Lifestyle changes and childhood asthma
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Indian J Pediatr 80:S95-9. 2013
    ..It is likely that the "package" is more than the sum of its parts, and that these social and environmental changes are all pushing the infants' immune systems towards an increased risk of asthma...
  57. pmc Cancer mortality in workers exposed to organochlorine compounds in the pulp and paper industry: an international collaborative study
    David McLean
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France Center for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Environ Health Perspect 114:1007-12. 2006
    ....
  58. ncbi request reprint Bladder cancer risk in sales workers: artefact or cause for concern?
    Andrea 't Mannetje
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Am J Ind Med 49:175-86. 2006
    ..We investigated whether these findings are likely to be due to chance, confounding or publication bias, or may involve causal associations...
  59. pmc Ethnic inequalities in cancer survival in New Zealand: linkage study
    Mona Jeffreys
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Private Bag 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Am J Public Health 95:834-7. 2005
    ..Stage at diagnosis accounted for only part of these differences. Possible factors responsible for ethnic inequalities might include access to specialized cancer services and the quality of care received...
  60. doi request reprint Epidemiology in a changing world: variation, causation and ubiquitous risk factors
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 40:503-12. 2011
    ..Sometimes the most important causes of disease are invisible because they are everywhere...
  61. ncbi request reprint High risk occupations for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in New Zealand: case-control study
    A 't Mannetje
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Occup Environ Med 65:354-63. 2008
    ..A new nationwide case-control study was conducted to assess whether previously observed associations persist and to identify other occupations that may contribute to the risk of NHL in the New Zealand population...
  62. ncbi request reprint Association between glycosylated hemoglobin and cancer risk: a New Zealand linkage study
    N Travier
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Ann Oncol 18:1414-9. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA(1c)) level and subsequent cancer risk...
  63. doi request reprint Farm exposure in utero may protect against asthma, hay fever and eczema
    J Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Eur Respir J 32:603-11. 2008
    ..30-0.73) and eczema (OR 0.46, 95% CI 0.30-0.70). Prenatal exposure may contribute to the low prevalence of asthma, hay fever and eczema in farmers' children, but continued exposure may be required to maintain optimal protection...
  64. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for symptoms of childhood asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and eczema in the Pacific: an ISAAC Phase III study
    S Foliaki
    Ministry of Health, Nuku alofa, Kingdom of Tonga
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 12:799-806. 2008
    ..We report the findings of the EQ analyses below...
  65. ncbi request reprint Occupational respiratory symptoms in New Zealand hairdressers
    T Slater
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Occup Med (Lond) 50:586-90. 2000
    ..A study of occupational respiratory symptoms in hairdressers was carried out in 26 salons in New Zealand...
  66. doi request reprint Association between paracetamol use in infancy and childhood, and risk of asthma, rhinoconjunctivitis, and eczema in children aged 6-7 years: analysis from Phase Three of the ISAAC programme
    Richard Beasley
    Medical Research Institute of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand
    Lancet 372:1039-48. 2008
    ..We studied 6-7-year-old children from Phase Three of the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) programme to investigate the association between paracetamol consumption and asthma...
  67. ncbi request reprint Reduction in asthma morbidity following a community-based asthma self-management programme in Tonga
    S Foliaki
    Ministry of Health, Nuku alofa, Kingdom of Tonga
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:142-7. 2009
    ..The Tonga Asthma Self-management Project assessed whether the introduction of an asthma self-management plan would reduce asthma morbidity...
  68. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in time trends in asthma prevalence in New Zealand: ISAAC Phases I and III
    Lis Ellison-Loschmann
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 13:775-82. 2009
    ..The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC) Phase III survey, New Zealand...
  69. ncbi request reprint Work-related respiratory symptoms in New Zealand farmers
    M R Kimbell-Dunn
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    Am J Ind Med 39:292-300. 2001
    ..The first national survey of the respiratory health of New Zealand farmers looked at the prevalence of respiratory symptoms by farm type and work exposure...
  70. doi request reprint Characteristics of ovarian cancer in women residing in Aotearoa, New Zealand: 1993-2004
    R T Firestone
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:814-9. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to describe ethnic patterns in the incidence and mortality of ovarian cancer in New Zealand, and to investigate ethnic and socioeconomic differences in the grade and stage of ovarian cancer...
  71. pmc Mortality in New Zealand workers exposed to phenoxy herbicides and dioxins
    A 't Mannetje
    Centre for Public Health Research, Research School of Public Health, Massey University Wellington Campus, PO Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Occup Environ Med 62:34-40. 2005
    ..To evaluate mortality in New Zealand phenoxy herbicide producers and sprayers exposed to dioxins...
  72. ncbi request reprint Pine dust, atopy and lung function: A cross-sectional study in sawmill workers
    J Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Private Box 756, Wellington, 6002, New Zealand
    Eur Respir J 28:791-8. 2006
    ..No associations with cross-shift changes in lung function were found. Exposure to green pine sawdust may be a risk factor for atopy. Both green and dry dust were associated with obstructive as well as restrictive pulmonary effects...
  73. ncbi request reprint Time trends and seasonal patterns of asthma deaths and hospitalisations among Maori and non-Maori
    L Ellison-Loschmann
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington
    N Z Med J 115:6-9. 2002
    ..To examine the time trends and seasonal patterns in asthma mortality and hospitalisations in Maori and non-Maori...
  74. pmc Mortality and cancer incidence in New Zealand meat workers
    D McLean
    Centre for Public Health Research, Research School of Public Health, Massey University, Wellington Campus, New Zealand
    Occup Environ Med 61:541-7. 2004
    ..To ascertain whether there is an increased risk of cancers of the lung and lymphohaematopoietic tissue in workers employed in the New Zealand meat processing industry, and to identify exposures associated with any increased risks...
  75. ncbi request reprint Mortality and cancer incidence in New Zealand pulp and paper mill workers
    Dave McLean
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington
    N Z Med J 115:186-90. 2002
    ..To evaluate mortality and cancer incidence in a cohort of workers employed in the New Zealand pulp and paper industry, and to identify the exposures responsible for any increased risk...
  76. pmc Cigarette smoking and risk of breast cancer in a New Zealand multi-ethnic case-control study
    Fiona McKenzie
    International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
    PLoS ONE 8:e63132. 2013
    ..The association between breast cancer and tobacco smoke is currently unclear. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of smoking behaviours on the risk of breast cancer among three ethnic groups of New Zealand women...
  77. ncbi request reprint Quantitative estimates of work-related death, disease and injury in New Zealand
    Andrea 't Mannetje
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Scand J Work Environ Health 31:266-76. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to make quantitative estimates of the annual number of deaths from work-related disease and injury in New Zealand, as well as estimate the number of incident cases of work-related disease and injury...
  78. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: is indoor mold exposure a risk factor for asthma?
    Jeroen Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Am J Epidemiol 158:203-6. 2003
  79. ncbi request reprint Regional variations in asthma hospitalisations among Maori and non-Maori
    Lis Ellison-Loschmann
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U745. 2004
    ..To examine regional patterns of asthma hospitalisations in Maori and non-Maori...
  80. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic sales and the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, rhinitis, and eczema: The International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC)
    Sunia Foliaki
    Centre for Public Health Research, Zassey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 33:558-63. 2004
    ..We have conducted an ecologic analysis of the relationship between antibiotics sales and the prevalence of symptoms of asthma, allergic rhinoconjunctivitis, and atopic eczema in 99 centres from 28 countries...
  81. ncbi request reprint Asthma in Pacificans in New Zealand and in the South Pacific
    A Moala
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Pac Health Dialog 8:183-7. 2001
    ..Systematic standardised prevalence studies, including participation in Phase III of the ISAAC study, would clearly be of value in assessing the patterns and extent of asthma morbidity throughout the Pacific...
  82. ncbi request reprint He Mate Huango: an update on Maori asthma
    L Ellison Loschmann
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, P O Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Pac Health Dialog 7:82-93. 2000
    ..Effective planning and development of asthma services will continue to be hindered by a lack of dedicated and ongoing funding which is necessary to ensure long term planning and implementation of asthma services to Maori can take place...
  83. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in asthma hospitalizations and death rates in New Zealand
    M Kimbell-Dunn
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
    Respirology 5:241-6. 2000
    ..The aim of this study was to determine if there is a seasonal pattern to asthma hospitalizations and mortality in New Zealand...
  84. ncbi request reprint Indoor environment, atopy and the risk of the asthma in children in New Zealand
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 10:199-208. 1999
    ..Prospective studies are needed in New Zealand to determine the relative importance of early life exposures to Der p 1 and other risk factors for asthma...
  85. ncbi request reprint Adult-onset acute leukemia and employment in the meat industry: a New Zealand case-control study
    P Bethwaite
    Medical Laboratory, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 12:635-43. 2001
    ..These were confined to abattoir workers with over 2 years employment in the industry, and to persons whose jobs involved contact with animals or animal tissue, implying that biological exposures may be responsible...
  86. pmc Risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis hospital admission in New Zealand
    K Grimwood
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Epidemiol Infect 136:1333-41. 2008
    ..This work highlights the importance of RSV disease in indigenous and minority populations, and identifies the need for further research to develop public health measures that can reduce health disparities...
  87. ncbi request reprint SIDRIA in the international context
    Neil Pearce
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington
    Epidemiol Prev 29:94-6. 2005
  88. ncbi request reprint Cellular telephone use and time trends for brain, head and neck tumours
    Angus Cook
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 116:U457. 2003
    ..In particular, we sought to compare trends in tumour rates in anatomical sites that receive high, medium and low levels of cellular telephone radiation (based on dosimetry data)...
  89. ncbi request reprint Asthma and the westernization 'package'
    Jeroen Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University Wellington Campus, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 31:1098-102. 2002
  90. ncbi request reprint Can bacterial endotoxin exposure reverse atopy and atopic disease?
    Jeroen Douwes
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington Campus, Private Box 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 114:1051-4. 2004
    ..Observational studies and randomized trials to test this hypothesis could ultimately lead to the development of novel treatments for atopic diseases, such as allergic asthma, hay fever, and eczema...
  91. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and etiology of asthma
    R Beasley
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 105:S466-72. 2000
    ..These issues are now the focus of an intensive research effort worldwide, and the next few years are likely to see exciting advances in our understanding of the causes of asthma...
  92. ncbi request reprint Worker exposures to airborne dust, endotoxin and beta(1,3)-glucan in two New Zealand sawmills
    J Douwes
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
    Am J Ind Med 38:426-30. 2000
    ..Wood dust and microorganisms have both been suggested to play a role, but few studies have measured microbial exposure levels in sawmills...
  93. ncbi request reprint A case-control study of risk factors for asthma in New Zealand children
    K Wickens
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 25:44-9. 2001
    ..As in other English-speaking countries, asthma is a major and increasing health problem in New Zealand. This study examined the risk factors for asthma in children aged 7-9...
  94. pmc Prevention and control of diabetes in Pacific people
    Sunia Foliaki
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Wellington Campus, Private Bag 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMJ 327:437-9. 2003
  95. ncbi request reprint Measuring morbidity in adult asthmatics
    N Pearce
    Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
    Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 3:185-91. 1999
    ..Whereas prevalence studies usually involve a general population sample, morbidity studies often involve the evaluation of factors that affect asthma severity within an asthmatic population...
  96. ncbi request reprint Lack of evidence for beta-2 receptor selectivity: a study of metaproterenol, fenoterol, isoproterenol, and epinephrine in patients with asthma
    C D Burgess
    Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
    Am Rev Respir Dis 143:444-6. 1991
    ..The concept of increasing beta-2 selectivity for metaproterenol and fenoterol compared with isoproterenol are not supported in the clinical setting...
  97. ncbi request reprint Is enhanced fetal growth a risk factor for the development of atopy or asthma?
    R Beasley
    Wellington Asthma Research Group, Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 118:408-10. 1999
    ..This has led to consideration of factors such as fetomaternal health which may programme the initial susceptibility to allergic sensitisation, or contribute to the development of asthma independently of sensitisation...
  98. pmc Geographically based approaches can identify environmental causes of disease
    Manolis Kogevinas
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:717-8. 2005
  99. pmc Compression, expansion, or dynamic equilibrium? The evolution of health expectancy in New Zealand
    Patrick Graham
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:659-66. 2004
    ..To evaluate the New Zealand evidence for three theories of population health change: compression of morbidity, expansion of morbidity, and dynamic equilibrium...
  100. ncbi request reprint Asthma prevalence in European, Maori, and Pacific children in New Zealand: ISAAC study
    Philip K Pattemore
    Department of Paediatrics, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Otago, New Zealand
    Pediatr Pulmonol 37:433-42. 2004
    ..Further studies are needed to determine the reasons for these apparent differences in asthma severity...
  101. ncbi request reprint Respiratory symptoms and lung function change in welders: are they associated with workplace exposures?
    David Fishwick
    Sheffield Occupational and Environmental Lung Injury Centre, Respiratory Function Unit, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    N Z Med J 117:U872. 2004
    ..This study investigates whether work-related respiratory symptoms and acute falls in forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1), previously observed in current welders, are related to measured workplace exposures to total fume and metals...