N Wilson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Otago
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fatal injury epidemiology among the New Zealand military forces in the First World War
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, 6242 New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:13-25. 2013
  2. pmc Qualitative exploration of public and smoker understanding of, and reactions to, an endgame solution to the tobacco epidemic
    Richard Edwards
    University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 12:782. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint A nutritional analysis of New Zealand military food rations at Gallipoli in 1915: likely contribution to scurvy and other nutrient deficiency disorders
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, 6242 New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:12-29. 2013
  4. pmc Foods and dietary patterns that are healthy, low-cost, and environmentally sustainable: a case study of optimization modeling for New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e59648. 2013
  5. pmc The feasibility of achieving low-sodium intake in diets that are also nutritious, low-cost, and have familiar meal components
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e58539. 2013
  6. pmc Potential advantages and disadvantages of an endgame strategy: a 'sinking lid' on tobacco supply
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
    Tob Control 22:i18-21. 2013
  7. ncbi request reprint Emergency food storage for organisations and citizens in New Zealand: results of optimisation modelling
    Nhung Nghiem
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:49-60. 2012
  8. ncbi request reprint The 2009 influenza pandemic: a review of the strengths and weaknesses of the health sector response in New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:54-66. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint A national estimate of the hospitalisation costs for the influenza (H1N1) pandemic in 2009
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:16-20. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Celebrating 50 years of polio elimination in New Zealand: but inadequate progress in eliminating other vaccine-preventable diseases
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:67-74. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Fatal injury epidemiology among the New Zealand military forces in the First World War
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, 6242 New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:13-25. 2013
    ..We therefore aimed to study injury-related mortality amongst NZ military forces in WW1...
  2. pmc Qualitative exploration of public and smoker understanding of, and reactions to, an endgame solution to the tobacco epidemic
    Richard Edwards
    University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 12:782. 2012
    ..We explored the understanding of, and reactions to, a tobacco-free vision and an endgame approach to tobacco control among New Zealand smokers and non-smokers...
  3. ncbi request reprint A nutritional analysis of New Zealand military food rations at Gallipoli in 1915: likely contribution to scurvy and other nutrient deficiency disorders
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, 6242 New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:12-29. 2013
    ..But no modern analysis of the military food rations has ever been conducted to better understand potential nutritional problems in this group...
  4. pmc Foods and dietary patterns that are healthy, low-cost, and environmentally sustainable: a case study of optimization modeling for New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e59648. 2013
    ..g., greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions. We therefore aimed to consider optimized solutions to the mix of food items in daily diets for a developed country population: New Zealand (NZ)...
  5. pmc The feasibility of achieving low-sodium intake in diets that are also nutritious, low-cost, and have familiar meal components
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e58539. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Potential advantages and disadvantages of an endgame strategy: a 'sinking lid' on tobacco supply
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
    Tob Control 22:i18-21. 2013
    ..One possible supply-side strategy for the tobacco endgame is a government-mandated 'sinking lid' on tobacco supply (tradeable but decreasing quotas on sales or imports)...
  7. ncbi request reprint Emergency food storage for organisations and citizens in New Zealand: results of optimisation modelling
    Nhung Nghiem
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:49-60. 2012
    ..To improve disaster preparations, we aimed to use scenario development and linear programming to identify the lowest-cost foods for emergency storage...
  8. ncbi request reprint The 2009 influenza pandemic: a review of the strengths and weaknesses of the health sector response in New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:54-66. 2012
    ..To inform future pandemic planning and disaster response, we aimed to review the literature on the health sector response to the influenza A (H1N1) 2009 pandemic in New Zealand in 2009...
  9. ncbi request reprint A national estimate of the hospitalisation costs for the influenza (H1N1) pandemic in 2009
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:16-20. 2012
    ..To estimate the hospitalisation costs borne by the New Zealand Government for the influenza pandemic in 2009 (with uncertainty)...
  10. ncbi request reprint Celebrating 50 years of polio elimination in New Zealand: but inadequate progress in eliminating other vaccine-preventable diseases
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:67-74. 2012
    ....
  11. pmc Estimating the cost of new public health legislation
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Bull World Health Organ 90:532-9. 2012
    ..To develop a new method for estimating the cost to governments of enacting public health legislation...
  12. pmc Prioritizing risk factors to identify preventive interventions for economic assessment
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Bull World Health Organ 90:88-96. 2012
    ..To explore a risk factor approach for identifying preventive interventions that require more in-depth economic assessment, including cost-effectiveness analyses...
  13. pmc Differential mortality rates by ethnicity in 3 influenza pandemics over a century, New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Emerg Infect Dis 18:71-7. 2012
    ..Nevertheless, the persistent excess in adverse outcomes for Māori, and for Pacific persons residing in New Zealand, highlights the need for improved public health responses...
  14. pmc Key transmission parameters of an institutional outbreak during the 1918 influenza pandemic estimated by mathematical modelling
    Gabriel Sertsou
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Theor Biol Med Model 3:38. 2006
    ..To estimate the key transmission parameters associated with an outbreak of pandemic influenza in an institutional setting (New Zealand 1918)...
  15. pmc Daring to dream: reactions to tobacco endgame ideas among policy-makers, media and public health practitioners
    Richard Edwards
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:580. 2011
    ..We explored attitudes towards supply-side focused 'endgame' tobacco control approaches and how they can be best communicated with senior policymakers, journalists, and public health practitioners...
  16. pmc The association between failed quit attempts and increased levels of psychological distress in smokers in a large New Zealand cohort
    Frederieke S van der Deen
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South 6242, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:598. 2011
    ..The aim of the present study is to investigate the association of smoking status and quit status with psychological distress...
  17. pmc Public, private and personal: qualitative research on policymakers' opinions on smokefree interventions to protect children in 'private' spaces
    Gareth Rouch
    University of Otago, Wellington, Box 7343 Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:797. 2010
    ..In particular, to seek policymaker opinions on the regulation of smoking in homes, cars and public parks and playgrounds in a country with incomplete smokefree laws (New Zealand)...
  18. pmc Involving students in real-world research: a pilot study for teaching public health and research skills
    Elinor Millar
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Med Educ 9:45. 2009
    ..A need to improve research skills among medical students has also been suggested. Therefore we piloted an integrative teaching exercise that combined teaching of research skills and public health, with real-world research...
  19. pmc The use and misuse of health research by parliamentary politicians during the development of a national smokefree law
    George Thomson
    University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 4:24. 2007
    ....
  20. pmc A pilot qualitative study of New Zealand policymakers' knowledge of, and attitudes to, the tobacco industry
    Sheena Hudson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 4:17. 2007
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of using anonymous in-depth interviews to ascertain policymakers' knowledge about, and attitudes to, the tobacco industry, we undertook a pilot study involving New Zealand policymakers...
  21. pmc Misperceptions of "light" cigarettes abound: national survey data
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 9:126. 2009
    ..In this study we aimed to determine smokers' use and beliefs concerning "light" and "mild" cigarettes ("lights"), including in relation to ethnicity, deprivation and other socio-demographic characteristics...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the content of the New Zealand influenza pandemic plan with European pandemic plans
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:36-46. 2009
    ..To critically review version 16 of the New Zealand (NZ) influenza pandemic plan in relation to the content of European pandemic plans...
  23. ncbi request reprint Use of four major tobacco control interventions in New Zealand: a review
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:71-86. 2008
    ..To identify the extent to which four major population-level tobacco control interventions were used in New Zealand from January 2000 to June 2007...
  24. doi request reprint Estimating missed government tax revenue from foreign tobacco: survey of discarded cigarette packs
    N Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Tob Control 18:416-8. 2009
    ..To clarify the extent of use of foreign (including duty free, foreign normal retail and smuggled) tobacco, and to estimate missed government tax revenue in a geographically isolated country...
  25. pmc Distribution of new graphic warning labels: Are tobacco companies following regulations?
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Tob Induc Dis 5:14. 2009
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Support by New Zealand smokers for new types of smokefree areas: national survey data
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:80-9. 2009
    ..To describe smoker support for new smokefree laws covering cars and outdoor settings, in a national sample of New Zealand (NZ) smokers...
  27. pmc National smokefree law in New Zealand improves air quality inside bars, pubs and restaurants
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 7:85. 2007
    ....
  28. pmc Vehicle emissions and consumer information in car advertisements
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Environ Health 7:14. 2008
    ..We aimed to examine the content and trends of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution-related information, in light passenger vehicle advertisements...
  29. doi request reprint Smokers have varying misperceptions about the harmfulness of menthol cigarettes: national survey data
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 35:364-7. 2011
    ..To describe the prevalence of menthol use and perceptions of relative harmfulness among smokers in an ethnically diverse population where tobacco marketing is relatively constrained (New Zealand)...
  30. ncbi request reprint Climate change and infectious diseases in New Zealand: a brief review and tentative research agenda
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Rev Environ Health 26:93-9. 2011
    ..To review the literature on infectious diseases and meteorological and climate change risk factors in the New Zealand context and to describe a tentative research agenda for future work...
  31. ncbi request reprint The benefits and harms of alcohol use in New Zealand: what politicians might consider
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 124:85-9. 2011
    ..The substantial harm to non-users is a key argument for democratic governments to use regulations and taxes to minimise harm from alcohol...
  32. ncbi request reprint Hazardous patterns of alcohol use are relatively common in smokers: ITC Project (New Zealand)
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:34-41. 2012
    ..To describe patterns of alcohol use in a nationally-representative sample of New Zealand smokers...
  33. ncbi request reprint A persisting secondhand smoke hazard in urban public places: results from fine particulate (PM2.5) air sampling
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 124:34-47. 2011
    ..To assess the need for additional smokefree settings, by measuring secondhand smoke (SHS) in a range of public places in an urban setting...
  34. pmc A pilot study of medical student attitudes to, and use of, commercial movies that address public health issues
    Peter Gallagher
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South 6021, New Zealand
    BMC Res Notes 4:111. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  35. doi request reprint After the smoke has cleared: evaluation of the impact of a new national smoke-free law in New Zealand
    R Edwards
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Tob Control 17:e2. 2008
    ....
  36. pmc One year of smokefree bars and restaurants in New Zealand: impacts and responses
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 6:64. 2006
    ..New Zealand introduced a smokefree bars and restaurants policy in December 2004. We reviewed the data available at December 2005 on the main public health, societal and political impacts and responses within New Zealand to the new law...
  37. doi request reprint Public attitudes to laws for smoke-free private vehicles: a brief review
    G Thomson
    University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Tob Control 18:256-61. 2009
    ..Survey series on attitudes to such laws are needed, and surveys in jurisdictions where the issue has not been investigated to date...
  38. pmc A new national smokefree law increased calls to a national quitline
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Otago University Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 7:75. 2007
    ..Previous work has shown that the number of calls to the Quitline are influenced by marketing of the service through media campaigns. We set out to investigate if the smokefree law increased calls to the Quitline...
  39. pmc The effectiveness of television advertising campaigns on generating calls to a national Quitline by Māori
    N Wilson
    Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Tob Control 14:284-6. 2005
    ..To examine the effectiveness of four mass media campaigns on calls to a national Quitline by Māori (the indigenous people of New Zealand)...
  40. pmc How much downside? Quantifying the relative harm from tobacco taxation
    N Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:451-4. 2004
    ..To estimate the loss of life expectancy attributable to tobacco taxation (via financial hardship and flow-on health effect) in New Zealand...
  41. ncbi request reprint Pacific solutions to reducing smoking around Pacific children in New Zealand: a qualitative study of Pacific policymaker views
    Tolotea Lanumata
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Box 7343 Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:54-63. 2010
    ..To explore the views of Pacific policymakers on solutions to reducing smoking around Pacific children in New Zealand (given smoking is a cause of health inequalities between Pacific peoples and other New Zealanders)...
  42. ncbi request reprint Food ads on TV: a health hazard for children?
    N Wilson
    Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 23:647-50. 1999
    ..To examine the nutritional quality of food in television food advertisements that are targeted at children...
  43. doi request reprint Characteristics of smoker support for increasing a dedicated tobacco tax: national survey data from New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington South, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:168-73. 2010
    ..To examine smoker support for tobacco tax and for increased dedicated tobacco taxes, along with associations forany such support...
  44. ncbi request reprint Was rurality protective in the 1918 influenza pandemic in New Zealand?
    Kirsten McSweeny
    University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 120:U2579. 2007
    ..This study aimed to examine the impact of rurality on mortality rates from pandemic influenza in New Zealand in 1918...
  45. ncbi request reprint Marketing fat and sugar to children on New Zealand television
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, Mein St, Newtown, New Zealand
    Prev Med 42:96-101. 2006
    ..We aimed to determine the frequency and content of television food advertisements during children's viewing times on various New Zealand television channels...
  46. ncbi request reprint Tobacco tax as a health protecting policy: a brief review of the New Zealand evidence
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1403. 2005
    ..To review the evidence relating to tobacco taxation as a health and equity protecting policy for New Zealand...
  47. ncbi request reprint The smoking-mortality association varies over time and by ethnicity in New Zealand
    Darren Hunt
    Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1020-8. 2005
    ..The strength of the smoking-mortality association may vary over time and by ethnic group...
  48. ncbi request reprint Content analysis and publication outcomes of projects by public health medicine registrars
    N Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 23:541-2. 1999
    ..To examine the content of the project work of public health medicine registrars in New Zealand and identify publication outcomes...
  49. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for mold in housing: a national survey
    P Howden-Chapman
    Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Indoor Air 15:469-76. 2005
    ..Although this survey has a number of limitations, it does suggest that there are a number of potentially modifiable risk factors for mold that could be reduced by a range of policy responses...
  50. doi request reprint Identifying 'unhealthy' food advertising on television: a case study applying the UK Nutrient Profile model
    Gabrielle Jenkin
    Department of Public Health, Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 12:614-23. 2009
    ..To evaluate the feasibility of the UK Nutrient Profile (NP) model for identifying 'unhealthy' food advertisements using a case study of New Zealand television advertisements...
  51. ncbi request reprint Border control measures in the influenza pandemic plans of six South Pacific nations: a critical review
    Melissa McLeod
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:62-72. 2008
    ..This study aimed to review the border control strategies included in the publicly available pandemic preparedness plans for the South Pacific Islands, New Zealand, and Australia...
  52. doi request reprint Butt lengths differ by area deprivation level: a field study to explore intensive smoking
    George Thomson
    University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 10:927-31. 2008
    ..Further evidence on observed smoking behavior in the field is necessary to better interpret these preliminary findings...
  53. pmc A surveillance sector review applied to infectious diseases at a country level
    Michael G Baker
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:332. 2010
    ..Such reviews also have the potential to identify important surveillance gaps, improve the organisation of disparate surveillance systems and to focus attention on upstream hazards, determinants and interventions...
  54. ncbi request reprint Low and declining cigarette smoking rates among doctors and nurses: 2006 New Zealand Census data
    Richard Edwards
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:43-51. 2008
    ..To examine smoking status among doctors and nurses using data from the 2006 Census and to describe recent trends in smoking prevalence among doctors and nurses...
  55. doi request reprint At the frontier of tobacco control: a brief review of public attitudes toward smoke-free outdoor places
    George Thomson
    University of Otago, Box 7343, Wellington South, Wellington, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:584-90. 2009
    ..Their use appears to be one of the frontier areas of tobacco control development. We briefly reviewed the available reports on public attitudes about smoke-free public outdoor areas...
  56. doi request reprint A qualitative case study of policy maker views about the protection of children from smoking in cars
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Box 7343, Wellington South, Wellington, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:970-7. 2010
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Ending appreciable tobacco use in a nation: using a sinking lid on supply
    George Thomson
    University of Otago, Wellington, Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Tob Control 19:431-5. 2010
    ..The likely context for initial success in jurisdictions includes geographical isolation and/or strong border controls, absence of significant tobacco production and/or manufacturing and low government corruption...
  58. pmc Transmission of pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza on passenger aircraft: retrospective cohort study
    Michael G Baker
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Box 7343 Wellington South 6242, New Zealand
    BMJ 340:c2424. 2010
    ..To assess the risk of transmission of pandemic A/H1N1 2009 influenza (pandemic A/H1N1) from an infected high school group to other passengers on an airline flight and the effectiveness of screening and follow-up of exposed passengers...
  59. ncbi request reprint Government paralysis? Stable tobacco prices mean preventable deaths and disease persist, along with health inequalities in New Zealand
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Box 7343 Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:74-80. 2010
    ..These could include more prime-time mass media campaigns and greater Quitline capacity. Tobacco tax increases are a highly evidence-based policy that could help reduce harm to the health of New Zealanders and reduce health inequalities...
  60. pmc Lessons from New Zealand's introduction of pictorial health warnings on tobacco packaging
    Janet Hoek
    Department of Marketing, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, Otago, 9054, New Zealand
    Bull World Health Organ 88:861-6. 2010
    ..All countries could also support moves by the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control's Secretariat to develop an international bank of copyright-free warnings...
  61. ncbi request reprint Survey of descriptors on cigarette packs: still misleading consumers?
    Jo Peace
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington School of Medicine, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:90-6. 2009
    ..This study explored changes in tobacco packaging that had been introduced to the New Zealand market, by surveying descriptors used on cigarette packs after the Commerce Commission's warning...
  62. doi request reprint Smokefree streets: a pilot study of methods to inform policy
    Rhys Parry
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Box 7343 Wellington South, Wellington, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:389-94. 2011
    ....
  63. pmc Smoker interest in lower harm alternatives to cigarettes: national survey data
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington South, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
    Nicotine Tob Res 11:1467-73. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to examine knowledge and attitudes to lower harm alternatives to cigarettes among New Zealand (NZ) smokers...
  64. ncbi request reprint If nobody smoked tobacco in New Zealand from 2020 onwards, what effect would this have on ethnic inequalities in life expectancy?
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:26-36. 2010
    ..If nobody smoked tobacco from 2020 onwards, then life expectancy in 2040 will be approximated by projected never-smoker life expectancy...
  65. pmc Beneficial impacts of a national smokefree environments law on an indigenous population: a multifaceted evaluation
    Richard Edwards
    Health Promotion and Policy Research Unit, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Equity Health 8:12. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  66. pmc Smooth handling: the lack of safety-related consumer information in car advertisements
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Inj Prev 13:304-6. 2007
    ..To examine the content and trends of safety-related consumer information in magazine vehicle advertisements, as a case study within the worldwide marketing of vehicles...
  67. pmc Observed smoking in cars: a method and differences by socioeconomic area
    Josh Martin
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Tob Control 15:409-11. 2006
    ..To establish a reproducible method to estimate he point prevalence of smoking and second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure in cars, and to compare this prevalence between two areas of contrasting socioeconomic status...
  68. ncbi request reprint Smoky homes: a review of the exposure and effects of secondhand smoke in New Zealand homes
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1404. 2005
    ..To review the evidence of exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) in New Zealand homes and its effects on health...
  69. pmc Patterns of sports sponsorship by gambling, alcohol and food companies: an Internet survey
    Anthony Maher
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 6:95. 2006
    ..This research aimed to explore this proportion with an Internet survey of sports sponsorship in the New Zealand setting...
  70. ncbi request reprint Rethinking the regulatory framework for tobacco control in New Zealand
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1405. 2005
    ..As the authority could be funded through levies on the tobacco industry, it has the potential advantage of delivering major population health gains while costing the taxpayer nothing...
  71. ncbi request reprint Regulation of chicken contamination is urgently needed to control New Zealand's serious campylobacteriosis epidemic
    Michael Baker
    Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago
    N Z Med J 119:U2264. 2006
    ....
  72. ncbi request reprint Advertising and availability of 'obesogenic' foods around New Zealand secondary schools: a pilot study
    Anthony Maher
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 118:U1556. 2005
    ..To examine the extent and content of outdoor food advertisements and food availability from outlets in the vicinity of secondary schools...
  73. ncbi request reprint What is the contribution of smoking and socioeconomic position to ethnic inequalities in mortality in New Zealand?
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Lancet 368:44-52. 2006
    ..We have assessed the contribution of tobacco smoking and socioeconomic position to these inequalities in 45-74-year-old census respondents during 1981-84 and 1996-99 (2.3 and 2.7 million person-years, respectively)...
  74. doi request reprint Strong smoker interest in 'setting an example to children' by quitting: national survey data
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 35:81-4. 2011
    ..To further explore smoker views on reasons to quit...
  75. doi request reprint Killing the canary: the international epidemiology of the homicide of media workers
    L Riddick
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:682-8. 2008
    ..To describe the international epidemiology of the homicide of media workers, and investigate country-level risk factors...
  76. ncbi request reprint A call to reduce harm from tobacco pack marketing and bolster consumer health protection in New Zealand
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:98-101. 2008
  77. ncbi request reprint New Zealand's impact on health in the South Pacific: scope for improvement?
    Rosemary Wyber
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:60-8. 2009
    ..g. for tobacco control). Overall there remains significant scope for New Zealand to contribute more effectively via aid and trade to health in the South Pacific...
  78. ncbi request reprint The contribution of smoking to inequalities in mortality by education varies over time and by sex: two national cohort studies, 1981-84 and 1996-99
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1054-62. 2005
    ..We determined how these contributions varied by sex and over time in two national New Zealand cohort studies...
  79. ncbi request reprint Directly eroding tobacco industry power as a tobacco control strategy: lessons for New Zealand?
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1683. 2005
    ..To examine some recent examples of tobacco control policies used elsewhere that seek to directly erode tobacco industry power, and to consider the relevance of these to New Zealand...
  80. pmc Population level policy options for increasing the prevalence of smokefree homes
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:298-304. 2006
    ..To identify and evaluate the options for population level government policies to increase the prevalence of homes free of secondhand smoke...
  81. ncbi request reprint Tobacco taxation and public health: ethical problems, policy responses
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 61:649-59. 2005
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  82. ncbi request reprint Estimating the impact of the next influenza pandemic on population health and health sector capacity in New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1346. 2005
    ..To estimate the impact of the next influenza pandemic on population health and health sector capacity in New Zealand...
  83. pmc Deaths from international terrorism compared with road crash deaths in OECD countries
    N Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Inj Prev 11:332-3. 2005
    ..To estimate the relative number of deaths in member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from international terrorism and road crashes...
  84. ncbi request reprint Attitudes to, and knowledge of, secondhand smoke in New Zealand homes and cars
    George Thomson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1407. 2005
    ..To review the evidence on knowledge and attitudes among the New Zealand public concerning secondhand smoke (SHS) and smoking in homes and cars...
  85. ncbi request reprint Shifting dollars, saving lives: what might happen to mortality rates, and socio-economic inequalities in mortality rates, if income was redistributed?
    Tony Blakely
    Wellington School of Medicine, Otago University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 62:2024-34. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, we tentatively suggest that the gains in overall mortality will be modest (although still potentially worthwhile from a policy perspective) and the reductions in inequalities in mortality will be more substantial...
  86. ncbi request reprint The effectiveness of the infant hepatitis B immunisation program in Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga and Vanuatu
    N Wilson
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, New Zealand
    Vaccine 18:3059-66. 2000
    ..Nevertheless, there is significant scope for further improving the timeliness of immunisation...
  87. pmc The decline of smoking in British portraiture
    N Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Tob Control 13:3-5. 2004
    ..To examine time trends in the portrayal of smoking in a national collection of portraiture and to compare this with the similar trends for television and film...
  88. ncbi request reprint Communication and health protection issues arising from a flooding emergency
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Prehosp Disaster Med 20:193-6. 2005
    ..To identify and describe the key communication and health protection issues surrounding a flooding emergency...
  89. pmc Protective effect of maritime quarantine in South Pacific jurisdictions, 1918-19 influenza pandemic
    Melissa A McLeod
    University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:468-70. 2008
    ..They also experienced lower excess death rates than the other jurisdictions that did not apply quarantine measures...
  90. pmc The global distribution of risk factors by poverty level
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Bull World Health Organ 83:118-26. 2005
    ..To estimate the individual-level association of income poverty with being underweight, using tobacco, drinking alcohol, having access only to unsafe water and sanitation, being exposed to indoor air pollution and being obese...
  91. pmc Print media response to SARS in New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Emerg Infect Dis 10:1461-4. 2004
    ..While important accurate health messages were frequently included, some were missed (e.g., hand washing in only 2% of articles). No incorrect information was identified, and health spokespersons were accurately quoted...
  92. ncbi request reprint Estimating the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease burden and the impact of Hib vaccine in Fiji
    Nick Wilson
    367a Karori Road, Karori, Wellington, New Zealand
    Vaccine 21:1907-12. 2003
    ..To compare estimates from WHO's Hib rapid assessment tool (RAT), with that from decline in disease after vaccine introduction...
  93. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of international terrorism involving fatal outcomes in developed countries (1994-2003)
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Otago University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:375-81. 2005
    ..Nevertheless, the available data indicates that the mortality burden from international terrorism in developed countries is small compared to that from other homicide...
  94. ncbi request reprint Supporting smoking cessation in pregnancy--action is urgently needed
    Nick Wilson
    N Z Med J 116:U415. 2003
  95. ncbi request reprint Bioterrorism in the Northern Hemisphere and potential impact on New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    New Zealand Ministry of Health, Wellington
    N Z Med J 115:247-51. 2002
    ..Nevertheless, attention needs to be given to the primary prevention of terrorism and to preparatory measures that improve the country's public health infrastructure...
  96. ncbi request reprint Majority of smokers and non-smokers in favour of smokefree parks in New Zealand
    Ann Marie Stevenson
    N Z Med J 121:108-10. 2008
  97. ncbi request reprint The New Zealand Government's energy policies need to consider public health benefits
    Nick Wilson
    N Z Med J 118:U1513. 2005
  98. ncbi request reprint Spending decisions for tobacco-related disease treatment and tobacco control: an example and a solution
    George Thomson
    N Z Med J 118:U1337. 2005
  99. ncbi request reprint The New Zealand Government's 2005 Budget: missed opportunities for significant public health progress
    Nick Wilson
    N Z Med J 118:U1511. 2005
  100. ncbi request reprint Public support of tobacco taxation
    Nick Wilson
    N Z Med J 115:U73. 2002
  101. ncbi request reprint Still dying from second-hand smoke at work: a brief review of the evidence for smoke-free workplaces in New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    N Z Med J 115:U240. 2002
    ..To briefly review the evidence on the hazard from, and control of, second-hand smoke (SHS) in New Zealand workplace settings...