George B Ploubidis

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Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Health differentials in the older population of England: an empirical comparison of the materialist, lifestyle and psychosocial hypotheses
    George B Ploubidis
    Department of Population Studies, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:390. 2011
  2. doi Lifelong Socio Economic Position and biomarkers of later life health: Testing the contribution of competing hypotheses
    George B Ploubidis
    Department of Population Health, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom Centre for Statistical Methodology, Department of Medical Statistics, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 119:258-65. 2014
  3. doi Socioeconomic position and later life prevalence of hypertension, diabetes and visual impairment in Nakuru, Kenya
    George B Ploubidis
    Department of Population Studies, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Room 150, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Public Health 58:133-41. 2013
  4. pmc Climate change and climate variability: personal motivation for adaptation and mitigation
    Jan C Semenza
    Future Threats and Determinants Section, Scientific Advice Unit, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Health 10:46. 2011
  5. doi Health measurement in population surveys: combining information from self-reported and observer-measured health indicators
    George B Ploubidis
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, England
    Demography 48:699-724. 2011
  6. doi Neuroticism and psychological distress: to what extent is their association due to person-environment correlation?
    G B Ploubidis
    Centre for Population Studies, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Eur Psychiatry 26:1-5. 2011
  7. doi Later-life mental health in Europe: a country-level comparison
    George B Ploubidis
    Centre for Population Studies, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, WC1B 3DP, UK
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:666-76. 2009
  8. pmc Sexual function in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)
    Kirstin R Mitchell
    Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health Research, Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Electronic address
    Lancet 382:1817-29. 2013
  9. pmc The Natsal-SF: a validated measure of sexual function for use in community surveys
    Kirstin R Mitchell
    Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:409-18. 2012
  10. ncbi Social determinants of tuberculosis in Europe: a prospective ecological study
    George B Ploubidis
    Population Studies Dept, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, UK
    Eur Respir J 40:925-30. 2012

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Publications20

  1. pmc Health differentials in the older population of England: an empirical comparison of the materialist, lifestyle and psychosocial hypotheses
    George B Ploubidis
    Department of Population Studies, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:390. 2011
    ..In developed countries with old age structures most deaths occur at older ages and older people account for the majority of those in poor health, which suggests a particular need to investigate health inequalities in the older population...
  2. doi Lifelong Socio Economic Position and biomarkers of later life health: Testing the contribution of competing hypotheses
    George B Ploubidis
    Department of Population Health, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom Centre for Statistical Methodology, Department of Medical Statistics, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom Electronic address
    Soc Sci Med 119:258-65. 2014
    ..The complexity of our findings highlights the need for further research on the mechanisms that underlie the association between SEP and later life health. ..
  3. doi Socioeconomic position and later life prevalence of hypertension, diabetes and visual impairment in Nakuru, Kenya
    George B Ploubidis
    Department of Population Studies, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Room 150, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Public Health 58:133-41. 2013
    ..We examined the extent to which the association between socioeconomic position (SEP) and later life prevalence of hypertension, diabetes and visual impairment in Nakuru, Kenya is mediated by health-related behaviour...
  4. pmc Climate change and climate variability: personal motivation for adaptation and mitigation
    Jan C Semenza
    Future Threats and Determinants Section, Scientific Advice Unit, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control ECDC, Stockholm, Sweden
    Environ Health 10:46. 2011
    ..We explored whether the health frame can be used as a context to motivate behavioral reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation measures...
  5. doi Health measurement in population surveys: combining information from self-reported and observer-measured health indicators
    George B Ploubidis
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, England
    Demography 48:699-724. 2011
    ..As expected, results showed that women had worse health than men and that socioeconomic advantage is associated with better somatic health...
  6. doi Neuroticism and psychological distress: to what extent is their association due to person-environment correlation?
    G B Ploubidis
    Centre for Population Studies, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Eur Psychiatry 26:1-5. 2011
    ..To examine to what extent the association between neuroticism and psychological distress is related to individuals' inherent vulnerability or their tendency to self-select high-risk environments or situations...
  7. doi Later-life mental health in Europe: a country-level comparison
    George B Ploubidis
    Centre for Population Studies, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, WC1B 3DP, UK
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 64:666-76. 2009
    ..To investigate the influence of country of residence on depression and well-being among older Europeans, after establishing the between-country measurement invariance of both constructs...
  8. pmc Sexual function in Britain: findings from the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3)
    Kirstin R Mitchell
    Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health Research, Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK Electronic address
    Lancet 382:1817-29. 2013
    ..Despite its importance to sexual health and wellbeing, sexual function is given little attention in sexual health policy. Population-based studies are needed to understand sexual function across the life course...
  9. pmc The Natsal-SF: a validated measure of sexual function for use in community surveys
    Kirstin R Mitchell
    Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15 17 Tavistock Place, London, WC1H 9SH, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:409-18. 2012
    ..By including items on distress about sex and sexual relationships, and by being relevant to all regardless of sexual lifestyle, it addresses some of the gaps in current measurement design...
  10. ncbi Social determinants of tuberculosis in Europe: a prospective ecological study
    George B Ploubidis
    Population Studies Dept, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, London, UK
    Eur Respir J 40:925-30. 2012
    ..These findings also provide a tool for forecasting potential fluctuations in the level of TB epidemics in the WHO European region, with respect to socioeconomic changes...
  11. doi The effects of maternal eating disorders on offspring childhood and early adolescent psychiatric disorders
    Nadia Micali
    University College London UCL Institute of Child Health, Behavioral and Brain Sciences Unit, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Eat Disord 47:385-93. 2014
    ..We aimed to investigate psychiatric disorders at age 7, 10, and 13 years in offspring of women with eating disorders prior to pregnancy and investigate the relative contribution of other psychiatric disorders...
  12. pmc Hazardous alcohol consumption is associated with increased levels of B-type natriuretic peptide: evidence from two population-based studies
    David A Leon
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 28:393-404. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that the association of heavy drinking with increased risk of cardiovascular disease may be partly due to alcohol-induced non-atherosclerotic damage to the myocardium...
  13. doi Inflammation, coagulation and risk of locomotor disability in elderly women: findings from the British Women's Heart and Health Study
    Eveline Nüesch
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 27:633-45. 2012
    ..These results support the role of inflammation and coagulation in the development of locomotor disability in elderly women irrespective of their lifestyle factors and underlying age-related chronic diseases...
  14. pmc A reliable measure of frailty for a community dwelling older population
    Shahrul Kamaruzzaman
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E7HT, London, UK
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:123. 2010
    ..Viewing frailty as a 'latent vulnerability' in older people this study aims to derive a model based measurement of frailty and examines its internal reliability in community dwelling elderly...
  15. doi Upward trends in symptom reporting in the UK Armed Forces
    Oded Horn
    King s Centre for Military Health Research, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 25:87-94. 2010
    ..It suggests that the threshold for reporting symptoms has decreased and cannot be explained by psychological distress. The possible implication of this trend for medical practice in the wider population deserves close scrutiny...
  16. doi Life-course determinants of bone mass in young adults from a transitional rural community in India: the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (APCAPS)
    Mika Matsuzaki
    From the Departments of Non communicable Disease Epidemiology MM, RS, SE, and SK, the Department of Medical Statistics GBP, and Clinical Research HK, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia BK the National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India BK and KVR the Musculoskeletal Research Unit, School of Clinical Sciences HV and JHT and the School of Social and Community Medicine AET, YB S, and GDS, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom St George s University, London, United Kingdom LB the Childhood Nutrition Research Centre, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom JCW the Centre for Chronic Disease Control, New Delhi, India DP and the South Asia Network for Chronic Disease, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India SE
    Am J Clin Nutr 99:1450-9. 2014
    ..Undernutrition and physical inactivity are both associated with lower bone mass...
  17. pmc Socio-economic gradients in maternal and child health-seeking behaviours in egypt: systematic literature review and evidence synthesis
    Lenka Benova
    Department of Population Health, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e93032. 2014
    ..The objective of this systematic review is to identify and synthesise evidence of socio-economic gradients in health-seeking behaviours related to maternal and child health in Egypt...
  18. doi Using multi-level data to estimate the effect of an 'alcogenic' environment on hazardous alcohol consumption in the former Soviet Union
    Adrianna Murphy
    European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition ECOHOST, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, Faculty of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Health Place 27:205-11. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess whether alcohol-related community characteristics act collectively to influence individual-level alcohol consumption in the former Soviet Union (fSU)...
  19. pmc Alcohol-related dysfunction in working-age men in Izhevsk, Russia: an application of structural equation models to study the association with education
    Sarah Cook
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e63792. 2013
    ..Although much is known about the association of education with alcohol consumption, little is known about its association with these dysfunctional behaviours...
  20. doi When to use broader internalising and externalising subscales instead of the hypothesised five subscales on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ): data from British parents, teachers and children
    Anna Goodman
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:1179-91. 2010
    ..We conclude that there are advantages to using the broader internalizing and externalizing SDQ subscales for analyses in low-risk samples, while retaining all five subscales when screening for disorder...