Tony A Blakely

Summary

Affiliation: Wellington School of Medicine
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi Hepatitis B virus carrier prevalence in New Zealand: population estimates using the 1987 police and customs personnel survey
    T Blakely
    Communicable Disease Centre, Porirua
    N Z Med J 111:142-4. 1998
  2. pmc No association of income inequality with adult mortality within New Zealand: a multi-level study of 1.4 million 25-64 year olds
    T Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:279-84. 2003
  3. pmc Unemployment and suicide. Evidence for a causal association?
    T A Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:594-600. 2003
  4. ncbi Income and mortality: the shape of the association and confounding New Zealand Census-Mortality Study, 1981-1999
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 33:874-83. 2004
  5. ncbi Decades of disparity: widening ethnic mortality gaps from 1980 to 1999
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U995. 2004
  6. pmc Confounding by socioeconomic position remains after adjusting for neighbourhood deprivation: an example using smoking and mortality
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:1030-1. 2004
  7. ncbi Bias measuring mortality gradients by occupational class in New Zealand
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 118:U1253. 2005
  8. 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
  9. ncbi Widening ethnic mortality disparities in New Zealand 1981-99
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, P O Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 61:2233-51. 2005
  10. ncbi 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

Detail Information

Publications27

  1. ncbi Hepatitis B virus carrier prevalence in New Zealand: population estimates using the 1987 police and customs personnel survey
    T Blakely
    Communicable Disease Centre, Porirua
    N Z Med J 111:142-4. 1998
    ..To estimate the population hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) carrier prevalence for adults in New Zealand...
  2. pmc No association of income inequality with adult mortality within New Zealand: a multi-level study of 1.4 million 25-64 year olds
    T Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:279-84. 2003
    ..To determine the association of regional income inequality within New Zealand with mortality among 25-64 year olds...
  3. pmc Unemployment and suicide. Evidence for a causal association?
    T A Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:594-600. 2003
    ..To determine the independent associations of labour force status and socioeconomic position with death by suicide...
  4. ncbi Income and mortality: the shape of the association and confounding New Zealand Census-Mortality Study, 1981-1999
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 33:874-83. 2004
    ..To determine the shape of the income-mortality association, before and after adjusting for confounding by other socioeconomic variables...
  5. ncbi Decades of disparity: widening ethnic mortality gaps from 1980 to 1999
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U995. 2004
    ..We used the New Zealand Census-Mortality Study to adjust for this bias and calculate corrected ethnic-specific mortality rates from 1980 to 1999...
  6. pmc Confounding by socioeconomic position remains after adjusting for neighbourhood deprivation: an example using smoking and mortality
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:1030-1. 2004
  7. ncbi Bias measuring mortality gradients by occupational class in New Zealand
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 118:U1253. 2005
    ..Record linkage of census and mortality data in the New Zealand Census-Mortality Study (NZCMS) allows analyses of 'linked' data that will avoid numerator-denominator bias, but may be prone to other biases...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi Widening ethnic mortality disparities in New Zealand 1981-99
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, P O Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 61:2233-51. 2005
    ..We strongly encourage researchers and custodians of vital statistics in other countries to investigate the possibility of undercounting of deaths by ethnicity...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. ncbi 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...
  12. ncbi Probabilistic record linkage and a method to calculate the positive predictive value
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 31:1246-52. 2002
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  13. pmc Socioeconomic inequality in voting participation and self-rated health
    T A Blakely
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Center for Society and Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:99-104. 2001
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that disparities in political participation across socioeconomic status affect health. Specifically, the association of voting inequality at the state level with individual self-rated health was examined...
  14. pmc Ecological effects in multi-level studies
    T A Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 54:367-74. 2000
    ..Identification of ecological effects requires the minimisation of these sources of error, and a study design that captures sufficient variation in the ecological exposure of interest...
  15. ncbi The 1996 pertussis epidemic in New Zealand: vaccine effectiveness
    T A Blakely
    Epidemiology Group, ESR Kenepuru Science Centre, Porirua
    N Z Med J 112:118-20. 1999
    ..To assess if reduced vaccine effectiveness may have accounted for increased hospitalisations in the 1996 pertussis epidemic...
  16. ncbi Metropolitan area income inequality and self-rated health--a multi-level study
    Tony A Blakely
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:65-77. 2002
    ..Regarding the association of state-level income inequality with fair/poor health, we found the association to be considerably stronger among non-metropolitan (i.e. rural) compared to metropolitan residents...
  17. ncbi Commentary: estimating direct and indirect effects-fallible in theory, but in the real world?
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 31:166-7. 2002
  18. ncbi Unlocking the numerator-denominator bias. I: Adjustments ratios by ethnicity for 1991-94 mortality data. The New Zealand Census-Mortality Study
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 115:39-43. 2002
    ..To determine the extent of the under-reporting of Mäori and Pacific mortality among 0-74 year olds for the period 1991-94...
  19. ncbi Unlocking the numerator-denominator bias. II: Adjustments to mortality rates by ethnicity and deprivation during 1991-94. The New Zealand Census-Mortality Study
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 115:43-8. 2002
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  20. ncbi Socio-economic factors and mortality among 25-64 year olds followed from 1991 to 1994: the New Zealand Census-Mortality Study
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago
    N Z Med J 115:93-7. 2002
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  21. ncbi The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in New Zealand
    T Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine
    N Z Med J 111:471-4. 1998
    ..To measure the incidence rate of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in New Zealand, by ethnicity, sex, region and age...
  22. ncbi Anonymous linkage of New Zealand mortality and Census data
    T Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 24:92-5. 2000
    ..The New Zealand Census-Mortality Study (NZCMS) aims to investigate socio-economic mortality gradients in New Zealand, by anonymously linking Census and mortality records...
  23. ncbi Mortality by ethnic group to 2006: is extending census-mortality linkage robust?
    Lavinia Tan
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:62-75. 2012
    ..To investigate possible bias from this extended linkage, especially for Pacific and Asian people who emigrate more frequently...
  24. doi The effect of eradicating poverty on childhood unintentional injury mortality in New Zealand: a cohort study with counterfactual modelling
    A J D'Souza
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:899-904. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effect of household income on unintentional injury mortality in children and to model the potential impact of eradicating income poverty as an injury prevention strategy...
  25. ncbi Could mainstream anti-smoking programs increase inequalities in tobacco use? New Zealand data from 1981-96
    S E Hill
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:279-84. 2005
    ..To examine changes in the socio-economic and ethnic distribution of smoking in the New Zealand population from 1981 to 1996, and to consider the implication of these data for policies aimed at reducing tobacco consumption...
  26. ncbi Chronic liver disease mortality attributable to hepatitis B and C in New Zealand
    Robert P Weir
    New Zealand Health Technology Assessment, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, New Zealand
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 17:582-8. 2002
    ..Within New Zealand, there are large differences in HBV prevalence by ethnic group, so prevalence and PAR% estimates were made separately for the three major ethnic groups...
  27. pmc Education does not explain association between income inequality and health
    Tony A Blakely
    BMJ 324:1336. 2002