Robert K Scragg

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Overweight and obesity prevalence among adult Pacific peoples and Europeans in the Diabetes Heart and Health Study (DHAHS) 2002-2003, Auckland New Zealand
    Gerhard Sundborn
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:30-42. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Do we need to take calcium with vitamin D supplements to prevent falls, fractures, and death?
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 15:614-24. 2012
  3. pmc Commentary. On the epidemiology of influenza: reply to Radonovich et al
    John J Cannell
    Department of Psychiatry, Atascadero State Hospital, 10333 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93423, USA
    Virol J 6:121. 2009
  4. pmc On the epidemiology of influenza
    John J Cannell
    Department of Psychiatry, Atascadero State Hospital, 10333 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93423, USA
    Virol J 5:29. 2008
  5. pmc Relationships between frequency of family meals, BMI and nutritional aspects of the home food environment among New Zealand adolescents
    Jennifer Utter
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:50. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Vitamin D and public health: an overview of recent research on common diseases and mortality in adulthood
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 14:1515-32. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, ethnicity, and blood pressure in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Hypertens 20:713-9. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Influence of smoking by family and best friend on adolescent tobacco smoking: results from the 2002 New Zealand national survey of year 10 students
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:217-23. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Parental and adolescent smoking: does the association vary with gender and ethnicity?
    Robert Scragg
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 120:U2862. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Attachment to parents, parental tobacco smoking and smoking among Year 10 students in the 2005 New Zealand national survey
    Robert Scragg
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:348-53. 2008

Detail Information

Publications64

  1. ncbi request reprint Overweight and obesity prevalence among adult Pacific peoples and Europeans in the Diabetes Heart and Health Study (DHAHS) 2002-2003, Auckland New Zealand
    Gerhard Sundborn
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:30-42. 2010
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  2. doi request reprint Do we need to take calcium with vitamin D supplements to prevent falls, fractures, and death?
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 15:614-24. 2012
    ..This study reviews recent meta-analyses of RCTs of vitamin D supplementation to determine whether their conclusions are consistent with the meta-analyses underpinning the IOM report...
  3. pmc Commentary. On the epidemiology of influenza: reply to Radonovich et al
    John J Cannell
    Department of Psychiatry, Atascadero State Hospital, 10333 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93423, USA
    Virol J 6:121. 2009
    ..On the epidemiology of influenza: reply to Radonovich LJ, Martinello RA, Hodgson M, Milton DK, Nardell EA. Influenza and ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. Virol J. 2008, 5:149...
  4. pmc On the epidemiology of influenza
    John J Cannell
    Department of Psychiatry, Atascadero State Hospital, 10333 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93423, USA
    Virol J 5:29. 2008
    ..quot; If true, our revision of Edgar Hope-Simpson's theory has profound implications for the prevention of influenza...
  5. pmc Relationships between frequency of family meals, BMI and nutritional aspects of the home food environment among New Zealand adolescents
    Jennifer Utter
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:50. 2008
    ..The objective of the current study is to examine associations between frequency of family meals and body mass index (BMI), other aspects of the home food environment, and related nutrition behaviors...
  6. doi request reprint Vitamin D and public health: an overview of recent research on common diseases and mortality in adulthood
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 14:1515-32. 2011
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, ethnicity, and blood pressure in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Hypertens 20:713-9. 2007
    ..We analyzed the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and BP to determine whether low 25OHD explains any of the increased BP in blacks...
  8. ncbi request reprint Influence of smoking by family and best friend on adolescent tobacco smoking: results from the 2002 New Zealand national survey of year 10 students
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 31:217-23. 2007
    ..To compare the relative importance on adolescent smoking of the influence from parental smoking and peer smoking...
  9. ncbi request reprint Parental and adolescent smoking: does the association vary with gender and ethnicity?
    Robert Scragg
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 120:U2862. 2007
    ..Determine whether parental smoking is a consistent risk factor for adolescent smoking in a multi-ethnic sample, and whether maternal and paternal effects combine additively or multiplicatively...
  10. doi request reprint Attachment to parents, parental tobacco smoking and smoking among Year 10 students in the 2005 New Zealand national survey
    Robert Scragg
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:348-53. 2008
    ..To assess whether low attachment to parents is a consistent risk factor for adolescent smoking or is modified by ethnicity and parental smoking...
  11. doi request reprint Relation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D to heart rate and cardiac work (from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys)
    Robert K Scragg
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Cardiol 105:122-8. 2010
    ..Vitamin D intervention studies are required to confirm these findings...
  12. ncbi request reprint Association of parent and best friend smoking with stage of adolescent tobacco smoking
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:77-87. 2010
    ..Compare the effect of parental and best friend smoking across the stages of adolescent smoking, from being a never smoker susceptible to smoking, to being a daily smoker..
  13. doi request reprint No effect of ultraviolet radiation on blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors
    Robert Scragg
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Hypertens 29:1749-56. 2011
    ..The study aim is to determine if exposure to ultraviolet B radiation, which synthesizes vitamin D, lowers blood pressure, compared with ultraviolet A radiation...
  14. pmc Frequency of leisure-time physical activity and serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in the US population: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Epidemiol 168:577-86; discussion 587-91. 2008
    ..These nationally representative data suggest that persons aged 60 or more years can synthesize enough vitamin D from daily outdoor activities to maintain vitamin D levels similar to those of young adults...
  15. ncbi request reprint Do triglycerides explain the U-shaped relation between alcohol and diabetes risk? Results from a cross-sectional survey of alcohol and plasma glucose
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 66:147-56. 2004
    ....
  16. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking, pocket money and socioeconomic status: results from a national survey of 4th form students in 2000
    Robert Scragg
    Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 115:U108. 2002
    ..To investigate whether pocket money amount and socio-economic status are risk factors for smoking in 14 and 15 year old children...
  17. ncbi request reprint Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, diabetes, and ethnicity in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Robert Scragg
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland, New Zealand
    Diabetes Care 27:2813-8. 2004
    ..To determine the association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) and diabetes risk and whether it varies by ethnicity...
  18. ncbi request reprint Maternal cannabis use in the sudden death syndrome
    R K Scragg
    Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Acta Paediatr 90:57-60. 2001
    ..39, 3.57) compared to non-users; and the multivariate odds ratio was 1.55 (95% CI = 0.87, 2.75). We conclude that frequent maternal cannabis use may be a weak risk factor for SIDS, but this finding requires further research...
  19. ncbi request reprint Side sleeping position and bed sharing in the sudden infant death syndrome
    R K Scragg
    Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Med 30:345-9. 1998
    ..For infants of nonsmoking mothers, who have a low absolute risk of SIDS, the 40-50% increase in risk needs to be balanced against other perceived benefits from bed sharing, such as increased breastfeeding...
  20. ncbi request reprint Parental smoking and related behaviours influence adolescent tobacco smoking: results from the 2001 New Zealand national survey of 4th form students
    Robert Scragg
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics Section, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 116:U707. 2003
    ..To investigate whether parental smoking and other parental behaviours are risk factors for smoking in 14- and 15-year-old children...
  21. ncbi request reprint Trends in major cardiovascular risk factors in Auckland, New Zealand: 1982 to 2002-2003
    Patricia Metcalf
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 119:U2308. 2006
    ..To describe recent trends in cardiovascular risk factors between 1982 and 2002-2003 in Auckland, New Zealand...
  22. ncbi request reprint Young people, money, and access to tobacco
    Grace Wong
    School of Health Care Practice, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 120:U2864. 2007
    ..Hence this study investigated how Maori, Pacific Island, European, and Asian school students access cigarettes, with a special focus on their disposable income...
  23. ncbi request reprint Pedometer-determined physical activity levels of adolescents: differences by age, sex, time of week, and transportation mode to school
    Maea Hohepa
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 5:S140-52. 2008
    ..Few studies have examined high school students' physical activity habits using objective measures. The purpose of this study was to describe pedometer-determined habitual physical activity levels of youth...
  24. ncbi request reprint Serum lipid levels for a multicultural population in Auckland, New Zealand: results from the Diabetes Heart and Health Survey (DHAH) 2002-2003
    Dudley Gentles
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2800. 2007
    ..To describe mean serum lipid concentrations for Maori, Pacific people (mostly of Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, or Cook Islands origin), and Others (mostly New Zealand-born Europeans), and to identify risk factors for an adverse lipid profile...
  25. ncbi request reprint Diabetes care: practice nurse roles, attitudes and concerns
    Tim Kenealy
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Adv Nurs 48:68-75. 2004
    ..To inform the development of a new primary health care nursing structure and evaluate the new role associated with this, it will be important to have data on current practice nurse roles...
  26. ncbi request reprint Correlates of body mass index among a nationally representative sample of New Zealand children
    Jennifer Utter
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Pediatr Obes 2:104-13. 2007
    ..To describe how nutrition behaviours and physical activity are associated with body mass index (BMI) among New Zealand children and to determine if these relationships vary by ethnicity...
  27. ncbi request reprint Risk of giardiasis in Aucklanders: a case-control study
    M Ekramul Hoque
    New Zealand Environmental and Occupational Health Research Centre, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Infect Dis 6:191-7. 2002
    ..Currently, giardiasis is the most commonly notified waterborne disease in New Zealand. The aim of the study was to identify potentially modifiable risk factors for Giardia infection in the adult population in Auckland...
  28. pmc Delayed immunisation and risk of pertussis in infants: unmatched case-control study
    Cameron C Grant
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 326:852-3. 2003
  29. ncbi request reprint Diabetes care by general practitioners in South Auckland: changes from 1990 to 1999
    Tim Kenealy
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 115:U219. 2002
    ..To compare self-reported practices and preferences for diabetes care by general practitioners (GPs) in South Auckland between 1990 and 1999...
  30. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency in early childhood: prevalent in the sunny South Pacific
    Cameron C Grant
    Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 12:1893-901. 2009
    ..To estimate the prevalence of and risk factors for vitamin D deficiency in young urban children in Auckland, New Zealand, where there is no routine vitamin D supplementation...
  31. ncbi request reprint 'From Kava to Lager'--alcohol consumption and drinking patterns for older adults of Pacific ethnic groups, and Europeans in the Diabetes Heart and Health Study (DHAHS) 2002-2003, Auckland New Zealand
    Gerhard Sundborn
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Aucklandf
    Pac Health Dialog 15:47-54. 2009
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Screening for type 2 diabetes in non-pregnant adults in New Zealand: practice recommendations
    Tim Kenealy
    Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland
    N Z Med J 115:194-6. 2002
  33. ncbi request reprint At-home breakfast consumption among New Zealand children: associations with body mass index and related nutrition behaviors
    Jennifer Utter
    Pacific Health, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:570-6. 2007
    ..This study aims to describe the relationship between breakfast consumption and body mass index (BMI) and relevant nutrition behaviors...
  34. ncbi request reprint Helicobacter pylori infection and iron deficiency in teenage females in New Zealand
    Alan G Fraser
    Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:38-45. 2010
    ..Iron deficiency is an important problem in New Zealand children and young adults. Iron deficiency and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection are each more common in Māori and Pacific Island ethnic groups...
  35. ncbi request reprint The role of sociocultural factors in obesity aetiology in Pacific adolescents and their parents: a mixed-methods study in Auckland, New Zealand
    Tasileta Teevale
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:26-36. 2010
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Giardia infection in Auckland and New Zealand: trends and international comparison
    M Ekramul Hoque
    New Zealand Environmental and Occupational Health Research Centre, Division of Community Health, The University of Auckland
    N Z Med J 115:121-3. 2002
    ..To describe the epidemiological pattern of Giardia infection in the Auckland region and compare it with national and international patterns of Giardia infection...
  37. ncbi request reprint Associations between after-school physical activity, television use, and parental strategies in a sample of New Zealand adolescents
    Maea Hohepa
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Phys Act Health 6:299-305. 2009
    ..Few studies have examined the existence of the "displacement hypothesis" or the effect of parental strategies on activity behaviors during the after-school period...
  38. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure prevalences and levels for a multicultural population in Auckland, New Zealand: results from the Diabetes, Heart and Health Survey 2002/2003
    Dudley Gentles
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus, Private Bag, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 119:U2318. 2006
    ..To estimate ethnic-specific raised blood pressure (RBP) prevalences, blood pressure levels, and associations of systolic blood pressure (SBP) in the Auckland region...
  39. doi request reprint Keeping Kids Smokefree: rationale, design, and implementation of a community, school, and family-based intervention to modify behaviors related to smoking among Māori and Pacific Island children in New Zealand
    Marewa Glover
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Int Q Community Health Educ 30:205-22. 2009
    ..This article describes the rationale, context, methodology and methods involved in establishing the study. Building Māori and Pacific Islander research capacity was a secondary objective of the study...
  40. ncbi request reprint Parental attitudes towards the uptake of smoking by children
    Marewa Glover
    Social and Community Health, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Promot J Austr 17:128-33. 2006
    ..This study investigated Maori, Pacific Islander, New Zealand European and Asian parent attitudes and practices in relation to smoking uptake in children...
  41. ncbi request reprint Associations between television viewing and consumption of commonly advertised foods among New Zealand children and young adolescents
    Jennifer Utter
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 9:606-12. 2006
    ..To explore how time spent watching television (TV) is associated with the dietary behaviours of New Zealand children and young adolescents...
  42. ncbi request reprint Dietary intakes by different markers of socioeconomic status: results of a New Zealand workforce survey
    Patricia Metcalf
    Department of Statistics, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 119:U2127. 2006
    ..To compare dietary nutrient and food group intakes of men and women in a work force with various measures of socioeconomic status...
  43. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure changes over 7 years in a large workforce cohort in New Zealand
    Patricia Metcalf
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland
    N Z Med J 119:U2311. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with changes in blood pressure levels over 7 years...
  44. ncbi request reprint Food choices among students using the school food service in New Zealand
    Jennifer Utter
    Epidemiology and Bioostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2389. 2007
    ..The aim of the current study is to describe the demographic characteristics and food choices of school canteen/tuckshop users...
  45. ncbi request reprint Relationship of different measures of socioeconomic status with cardiovascular disease risk factors and lifestyle in a New Zealand workforce survey
    Patricia Metcalf
    Department of Statistics, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2392. 2007
    ..To compare cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor levels of men and women in a local workforce with measures of socioeconomic (SES) status...
  46. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome prevalence in a multicultural population in Auckland, New Zealand
    Dudley Gentles
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus, Private Bag, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2399. 2007
    ..To estimate ethnic-specific metabolic syndrome prevalence in the Auckland region and to identify the main reasons for the differences...
  47. ncbi request reprint Relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin d and pulmonary function in the third national health and nutrition examination survey
    Peter N Black
    Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019 Auckland, New Zealand
    Chest 128:3792-8. 2005
    ..Low concentrations of vitamin D have been associated with a number of diseases, including osteoporosis, hypertension, and type I diabetes. It is possible that serum concentrations of vitamin D might also influence pulmonary function...
  48. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and physical activity behaviours among Mäori, Pacific and NZ European children: identifying opportunities for population-based interventions
    Jennifer Utter
    Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:50-6. 2006
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Population prevalence and risk factors for iron deficiency in Auckland, New Zealand
    Cameron C Grant
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:532-8. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of ID in children aged 6-23 months and the factors associated with ID...
  50. ncbi request reprint Low birth weight and cardiovascular risk factors in Auckland adolescents: a retrospective cohort study
    Barbara Daly
    School of Nursing, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1612. 2005
    ..To determine whether birth weight is inversely associated with cardiovascular risk factors in a multiethnic sample of New Zealand adolescents...
  51. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the prevalence of new and known diabetes mellitus, impaired glucose tolerance, and impaired fasting glucose. Diabetes Heart and Health Survey (DHAH) 2002-2003, Auckland New Zealand
    Gerhard Sundborn
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland
    N Z Med J 120:U2607. 2007
    ..To estimate the prevalence of new and known diabetes mellitus, impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) by ethnic group in Auckland...
  52. ncbi request reprint A descriptive epidemiology of giardiasis in New Zealand and gaps in surveillance data
    Ekramul Hoque
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U1149. 2004
    ..Four years of giardiasis notification data were analysed to describe the epidemiological patterns of infection in New Zealand and compared with local and international data...
  53. doi request reprint Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone, and blood pressure in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys
    Jack L He
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Hypertens 24:911-7. 2011
    ..Previous research shows serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and parathyroid hormone (PTH) are each associated with blood pressure (BP), but it is unclear whether these associations are independent...
  54. doi request reprint Diminished autonomy over tobacco can appear with the first cigarettes
    Robert Scragg
    Epidemiology and Statistics Section, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Addict Behav 33:689-98. 2008
    ..These data suggest that smoking one cigarette in total can prompt a loss of autonomy...
  55. ncbi request reprint Hospitalisations due to pertussis in New Zealand in the pre-immunisation and mass immunisation eras
    Rebecca L Somerville
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Paediatr Child Health 43:147-53. 2007
    ..To better understand the current disease burden, this study examined pertussis hospitalisation data in New Zealand in both the pre-immunisation and mass immunisation eras...
  56. ncbi request reprint Metabolic equivalent (MET) intensities of culturally-specific physical activities performed by New Zealanders
    Karen Moy
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093 0811, USA
    N Z Med J 119:U2000. 2006
    ..This study's purpose was to objectively measure the intensity, expressed as metabolic equivalents (METs), of free-living physical activities (PAs) performed by New Zealanders...
  57. ncbi request reprint Season and ethnicity are determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in New Zealand children aged 5-14 y
    Jennifer E Rockell
    Department of Human Nutrition, Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Nutr 135:2602-8. 2005
    ..There is a pressing need for more convincing evidence concerning the health risks associated with the low vitamin D status in New Zealand children...
  58. ncbi request reprint Preventing diabetes--time is running out
    Robert Scragg
    N Z Med J 117:U1220. 2004
  59. ncbi request reprint Serum selenium concentrations and dietary selenium intake of New Zealand children aged 5-14 years
    Christine D Thomson
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 97:357-64. 2007
    ..006). The Se status of our children falls in the middle of the international range of serum Se concentrations, but that for children in the South Island is among the lowest values reported and may be a cause for concern...
  60. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D--how do we define deficiency and what can we do about it in New Zealand?
    Robert Scragg
    N Z Med J 120:U2735. 2007
  61. ncbi request reprint R-rated film viewing and adolescent smoking
    Murray Laugesen
    Health New Zealand
    Prev Med 45:454-9. 2007
    ..As smoking is very common in R-rated films, we sought to determine if viewing R-rated films is associated with adolescent smoking...
  62. ncbi request reprint The urgent need to recommend an intake of vitamin D that is effective
    Reinhold Vieth
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:649-50. 2007
  63. ncbi request reprint No association between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 level and performance on psychometric tests in NHANES III
    John McGrath
    Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research, The Park Centre for Mental Health, Wacol, Australia
    Neuroepidemiology 29:49-54. 2007
    ..We had the opportunity to examine the relationship between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D(3) [25(OH)D] levels and performance on various cognitive tasks, based on a large, representative community sample...
  64. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D nutrition does not cause peripheral artery disease
    Reinhold Vieth
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 25:e41; author reply e41-2. 2005