C G Owen

Summary

Affiliation: St George's
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Family dog ownership and levels of physical activity in childhood: findings from the Child Heart and Health Study in England
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London London, SW17 0RE, UK
    Am J Public Health 100:1669-71. 2010
  2. pmc The estimated prevalence and incidence of late stage age related macular degeneration in the UK
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 96:752-6. 2012
  3. pmc Travel to school and physical activity levels in 9-10 year-old UK children of different ethnic origin; Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e30932. 2012
  4. pmc Family and home correlates of children's physical activity in a multi-ethnic population: the cross-sectional Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)
    Alison M McMinn
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:11. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Persistency with medical treatment for glaucoma and ocular hypertension in the United Kingdom: 1994-2005
    C G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Eye (Lond) 23:1098-110. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Hypotensive medication, statins, and the risk of glaucoma
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:3524-30. 2010
  7. pmc Is the NEI-VFQ-25 a useful tool in identifying visual impairment in an elderly population?
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    BMC Ophthalmol 6:24. 2006
  8. pmc The epidemiology of medical treatment for glaucoma and ocular hypertension in the United Kingdom: 1994 to 2003
    C G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:861-8. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Does breastfeeding influence risk of type 2 diabetes in later life? A quantitative analysis of published evidence
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:1043-54. 2006
  10. pmc Ethnic and gender differences in physical activity levels among 9-10-year-old children of white European, South Asian and African-Caribbean origin: the Child Heart Health Study in England (CHASE Study)
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1082-93. 2009

Detail Information

Publications49

  1. pmc Family dog ownership and levels of physical activity in childhood: findings from the Child Heart and Health Study in England
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London London, SW17 0RE, UK
    Am J Public Health 100:1669-71. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc The estimated prevalence and incidence of late stage age related macular degeneration in the UK
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 96:752-6. 2012
    ..UK estimates of age related macular degeneration (AMD) occurrence vary...
  3. pmc Travel to school and physical activity levels in 9-10 year-old UK children of different ethnic origin; Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e30932. 2012
    ..Travel to school may offer a convenient way to increase physical activity levels in childhood. We examined the association between method of travel to school and physical activity levels in urban multi-ethnic children...
  4. pmc Family and home correlates of children's physical activity in a multi-ethnic population: the cross-sectional Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)
    Alison M McMinn
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:11. 2011
    ..This paper investigates associations between family and home factors and childhood PA in a multi-ethnic population and explores whether associations differ between ethnic groups...
  5. doi request reprint Persistency with medical treatment for glaucoma and ocular hypertension in the United Kingdom: 1994-2005
    C G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Eye (Lond) 23:1098-110. 2009
    ..To examine trends and demographic factors affecting persistence with ocular hypotensive therapy, from a period before prostaglandins were available to when they were the most common therapy...
  6. doi request reprint Hypotensive medication, statins, and the risk of glaucoma
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:3524-30. 2010
    ..Changes in prescribing oral beta-blockers for cardiovascular disorders may affect the number of those who eventually have glaucoma. There is no evidence to suggest that statins have a preventive role in glaucoma...
  7. pmc Is the NEI-VFQ-25 a useful tool in identifying visual impairment in an elderly population?
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, SW17 0RE, UK
    BMC Ophthalmol 6:24. 2006
    ..The use of self-report questionnaires to substitute for visual acuity measurement has been limited. We examined the association between visual impairment and self reported visual function in a population sample of older people in the UK...
  8. pmc The epidemiology of medical treatment for glaucoma and ocular hypertension in the United Kingdom: 1994 to 2003
    C G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 90:861-8. 2006
    ..To study trends in the prevalence of being treated for glaucoma and ocular hypertension from 1994 to 2003, and to examine factors determining treatment in 2002...
  9. ncbi request reprint Does breastfeeding influence risk of type 2 diabetes in later life? A quantitative analysis of published evidence
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:1043-54. 2006
    ..Observational evidence suggests that having been breastfed in infancy may reduce the prevalence of type 2 diabetes in later life...
  10. pmc Ethnic and gender differences in physical activity levels among 9-10-year-old children of white European, South Asian and African-Caribbean origin: the Child Heart Health Study in England (CHASE Study)
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1082-93. 2009
    ..We made objective measurements of physical activity in 9-10-year-old British children of South Asian, black African-Caribbean and white European origin...
  11. doi request reprint Measuring retinal vessel tortuosity in 10-year-old children: validation of the Computer-Assisted Image Analysis of the Retina (CAIAR) program
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 50:2004-10. 2009
    ..To examine the agreement of a novel computer program measuring retinal vessel tortuosity with subjective assessment of tortuosity in school-aged children...
  12. doi request reprint Diabetes and the tortuosity of vessels of the bulbar conjunctiva
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Ophthalmology 115:e27-32. 2008
    ..However, little is known about the effect of diabetes on the tortuosity of vessels of the conjunctiva. The authors examined the tortuosity of conjunctival vessels in participants with and without diabetes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Does initial breastfeeding lead to lower blood cholesterol in adult life? A quantitative review of the evidence
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:305-14. 2008
    ..Earlier studies have suggested that infant feeding may program long-term changes in cholesterol metabolism...
  14. ncbi request reprint Vascular response of the bulbar conjunctiva to diabetes and elevated blood pressure
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Ophthalmology 112:1801-8. 2005
    ..We examined changes in conjunctival vessel morphologic features in participants with and without diabetes...
  15. doi request reprint Breast-feeding and cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes in later life: evidence from epidemiological studies
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 70:478-84. 2011
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  16. pmc Physical activity, obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors in 9- to 10-year-old UK children of white European, South Asian and black African-Caribbean origin: the Child Heart And health Study in England (CHASE)
    C G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Diabetologia 53:1620-30. 2010
    ..We examined these associations in UK children of South Asian, black African-Caribbean and white European origin...
  17. pmc Retinal arteriolar tortuosity and cardiovascular risk factors in a multi-ethnic population study of 10-year-old children; the Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Population Health Sciences and Education, St George s, University of London, UK
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 31:1933-8. 2011
    ..To examine the association between cardiovascular risk factors and retinal arteriolar tortuosity in a multi-ethnic child population...
  18. pmc School dinners and markers of cardiovascular health and type 2 diabetes in 13-16 year olds: cross sectional study
    P H Whincup
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London SW17 0RE
    BMJ 331:1060-1. 2005
  19. pmc Nutritional composition of the diets of South Asian, black African-Caribbean and white European children in the United Kingdom: the Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)
    A S Donin
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Br J Nutr 104:276-85. 2010
    ..Appreciable ethnic differences exist in the nutritional composition of children's diets, which may contribute to future differences in chronic disease risk...
  20. pmc Is body mass index before middle age related to coronary heart disease risk in later life? Evidence from observational studies
    C G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:866-77. 2009
    ..We examined the relationship of body mass index (BMI) before 30 years of age to CHD risk in later life...
  21. doi request reprint An approach to localize the retinal blood vessels using bit planes and centerline detection
    M M Fraz
    Digital Imaging Research Centre, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Kingston University London, London, United Kingdom
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 108:600-16. 2012
    ..The results demonstrate that the performance of the proposed algorithm is comparable with state of the art techniques in terms of accuracy, sensitivity and specificity...
  22. ncbi request reprint British South Asians aged 13-16 years have higher fasting glucose and insulin levels than Europeans
    P H Whincup
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Diabet Med 22:1275-7. 2005
    ..To examine whether plasma glucose, insulin resistance and markers of adiposity differed between British adolescents of South Asian and European origin...
  23. pmc How big is the burden of visual loss caused by age related macular degeneration in the United Kingdom?
    C G Owen
    Department of Public Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Br J Ophthalmol 87:312-7. 2003
    ..To predict the burden of blindness, partial sight, and visual impairment (binocular visual acuity 6/18 or less) due to late stage age related macular degeneration (AMD) in the ageing population of the United Kingdom...
  24. doi request reprint What factors are associated with physical activity in older people, assessed objectively by accelerometry?
    T J Harris
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, Tooting, London, SW17 ORE, UK
    Br J Sports Med 43:442-50. 2009
    ..To assess physical activity (PA) levels measured objectively using accelerometers in community-dwelling older people and to examine the associations with health, disability, anthropometric measures and psychosocial factors...
  25. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and blood cholesterol level: a study in adolescents and systematic review
    Christopher G Owen
    Department of Public Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 111:1081-9. 2003
    ..To examine the relationship between birth weight and blood total cholesterol (TC) and to compare its strength with that of the relationship between current body mass index and TC...
  26. doi request reprint A comparison of questionnaire, accelerometer, and pedometer: measures in older people
    Tess J Harris
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, UK
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1392-402. 2009
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  27. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in blood lipids and dietary intake between UK children of black African, black Caribbean, South Asian, and white European origin: the Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)
    Angela S Donin
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:776-83. 2010
    ..Ischemic heart disease (IHD) rates are lower in UK black Africans and black Caribbeans and higher in South Asians when compared with white Europeans. Ethnic differences in lipid concentrations may play a part in these differences...
  28. doi request reprint Birth weight and risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review
    Peter H Whincup
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, England
    JAMA 300:2886-97. 2008
    ..Low birth weight is implicated as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. However, the strength, consistency, independence, and shape of the association have not been systematically examined...
  29. pmc Early emergence of ethnic differences in type 2 diabetes precursors in the UK: the Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE Study)
    Peter H Whincup
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 7:e1000263. 2010
    ..We examined whether corresponding ethnic differences were apparent in childhood...
  30. ncbi request reprint Effect of breastfeeding and sociodemographic factors on visual outcome in childhood and adolescence
    Alicja R Rudnicka
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1392-9. 2008
    ..It has been suggested that early life factors, including breastfeeding and birth weight, program childhood myopia...
  31. ncbi request reprint The relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and psychological wellbeing among adolescents
    Michael H Ussher
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London, UK
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 42:851-6. 2007
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  32. ncbi request reprint Infant feeding and blood cholesterol: a study in adolescents and a systematic review
    Christopher G Owen
    Department of Public Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 110:597-608. 2002
    ..To examine the influence of infant feeding method on serum total cholesterol (TC) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol...
  33. ncbi request reprint The effect of breastfeeding on cardiorespiratory risk factors in adult life
    Alicja R Rudnicka
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 119:e1107-15. 2007
    ..Nutrition in the first weeks of life may program disease risk in adulthood. We examined the influence of initial infant feeding on cardiorespiratory risk factors in adulthood...
  34. ncbi request reprint Variations in primary open-angle glaucoma prevalence by age, gender, and race: a Bayesian meta-analysis
    Alicja R Rudnicka
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, UK
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 47:4254-61. 2006
    ..To quantify the variation in primary open-angle glaucoma (OAG) prevalence with age, gender, race, year of publication, and survey methodology...
  35. ncbi request reprint Effect of infant feeding on the risk of obesity across the life course: a quantitative review of published evidence
    Christopher G Owen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 115:1367-77. 2005
    ..To examine the influence of initial infant feeding on obesity in later life...
  36. ncbi request reprint The effect of breastfeeding on mean body mass index throughout life: a quantitative review of published and unpublished observational evidence
    Christopher G Owen
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:1298-307. 2005
    ..Evidence from observational studies has suggested that breastfeeding may reduce the prevalence of obesity in later life...
  37. pmc Ethnic differences in the prevalence of myopia and ocular biometry in 10- and 11-year-old children: the Child Heart and Health Study in England (CHASE)
    Alicja R Rudnicka
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 51:6270-6. 2010
    ..In this study, ethnic differences in refractive status and ocular biometry were examined in a multiethnic sample of British children...
  38. ncbi request reprint Are early life factors responsible for international differences in adult blood pressure? An ecological study
    Christopher G Owen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 34:649-54. 2005
    ..Although low birthweight has been related to higher mean blood pressure in individuals, there have been very few studies on the contribution of the 'fetal origins hypothesis' to international variations in mean blood pressure...
  39. doi request reprint Blood vessel segmentation methodologies in retinal images--a survey
    M M Fraz
    Digital Imaging Research Centre, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University London, London, United Kingdom
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 108:407-33. 2012
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Commentary: early life determinants of blood pressure in childhood--where do we go from here?
    Peter H Whincup
    Division of Community Health Sciences, St George s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:877-9. 2006
  41. ncbi request reprint Optimal green (red-free) digital imaging of conjunctival vasculature
    Christopher G Owen
    Department of Public Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 22:234-43. 2002
    ..Green illumination is commonly used to image vessels of the retina and conjunctiva. The purpose was to derive the best optical set-up for imaging vessels of the conjunctiva...
  42. ncbi request reprint A comparison of manual and automated methods of measuring conjunctival vessel widths from photographic and digital images
    Christopher G Owen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 ORE, UK
    Ophthalmic Physiol Opt 24:74-81. 2004
    ..The application of this algorithm to the study of retinal vessels is yet to be realised...
  43. ncbi request reprint Breast-feeding and cancer: the Boyd Orr cohort and a systematic review with meta-analysis
    Richard M Martin
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Bristol BS8 2PR, United Kingdom
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1446-57. 2005
    ..We investigated associations between breast-feeding during infancy and adult cancer incidence and mortality in a cohort study and meta-analyses of published studies...
  44. ncbi request reprint Is birth weight a risk factor for ischemic heart disease in later life?
    Rachel Huxley
    George Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1244-50. 2007
    ..An inverse association between birth weight and ischemic heart disease (IHD) has been seen in observational studies...
  45. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in the association between birth weight and total cholesterol. A meta-analysis
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    Ann Epidemiol 16:19-25. 2006
    ..Determine whether a sex difference exists in the association between birth weight and total cholesterol later in life...
  46. pmc Effect of breast feeding in infancy on blood pressure in later life: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Christopher G Owen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London SW17 ORE
    BMJ 327:1189-95. 2003
    ..To determine whether breast feeding in infancy compared with bottle feeding formula milk is associated with lower mean blood pressure at different ages...
  47. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and subsequent cholesterol levels: exploration of the "fetal origins" hypothesis
    Rachel Huxley
    The George Institute, University of Sydney, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    JAMA 292:2755-64. 2004
    ..Inverse associations between birth weight and subsequent blood cholesterol levels have been used to support the "fetal origins" hypothesis of the relevance of fetal nutrition to adult disease...
  48. ncbi request reprint Breast-feeding and childhood cancer: A systematic review with metaanalysis
    Richard M Martin
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Int J Cancer 117:1020-31. 2005
    ..Our estimates suggest that increasing breast-feeding from 50% to 100% would prevent at most 5% of cases of childhood acute leukemia or lymphoma. (c) 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc...
  49. pmc Topical treatments for seasonal allergic conjunctivitis: systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy and effectiveness
    Christopher G Owen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, St George s Hospital Medical School, London
    Br J Gen Pract 54:451-6. 2004
    ..Evidence for the effectiveness of topical treatments, in providing symptomatic relief from ocular allergy, remains uncertain...