Amanda Sacker

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Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi Social inequality in educational achievement and psychosocial adjustment throughout childhood: magnitude and mechanisms
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, UK
    Soc Sci Med 55:863-80. 2002
  2. ncbi Time and place: putting individual health into context. A multilevel analysis of the British household panel survey, 1991-2001
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Health Place 12:279-90. 2006
  3. ncbi Making sense of symptom checklists: a latent class approach to the first 9 years of the British Household Panel Survey
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London
    J Public Health Med 25:215-22. 2003
  4. doi Light drinking during pregnancy: still no increased risk for socioemotional difficulties or cognitive deficits at 5 years of age?
    Yvonne J Kelly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:41-8. 2012
  5. doi Friends are equally important to men and women, but family matters more for men's well-being
    Noriko Cable
    Department of Epidemiologyand Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:166-71. 2013
  6. pmc Time for bed: associations with cognitive performance in 7-year-old children: a longitudinal population-based study
    Yvonne Kelly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:926-31. 2013
  7. pmc Social dynamics of health inequalities: a growth curve analysis of aging and self assessed health in the British household panel survey 1991-2001
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:495-501. 2005
  8. doi Health selection operating between classes and across employment statuses
    Myung Ki
    UCL Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:1132-9. 2011
  9. doi Light drinking in pregnancy, a risk for behavioural problems and cognitive deficits at 3 years of age?
    Yvonne Kelly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:129-40. 2009
  10. ncbi Do adolescent leisure-time physical activities foster health and well-being in adulthood? Evidence from two British birth cohorts
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Eur J Public Health 16:332-6. 2006

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Publications34

  1. ncbi Social inequality in educational achievement and psychosocial adjustment throughout childhood: magnitude and mechanisms
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, UK
    Soc Sci Med 55:863-80. 2002
    ..The contextual-systems model provides a more complete account of social inequalities in children's educational achievement and psychosocial adjustment than simple estimates of social class effects...
  2. ncbi Time and place: putting individual health into context. A multilevel analysis of the British household panel survey, 1991-2001
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Health Place 12:279-90. 2006
    ..Both time and place are shown to affect self-rated health although the processes may differ depending on the health outcome...
  3. ncbi Making sense of symptom checklists: a latent class approach to the first 9 years of the British Household Panel Survey
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London
    J Public Health Med 25:215-22. 2003
    ..However, many of the sources of longitudinal data in Britain are not designed specifically for health research. Typically, health status is assessed by self-reported problems and the use of symptom checklists...
  4. doi Light drinking during pregnancy: still no increased risk for socioemotional difficulties or cognitive deficits at 5 years of age?
    Yvonne J Kelly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:41-8. 2012
    ..This study examines the relationship between light drinking during pregnancy and the risk of socioemotional problems and cognitive deficits at age 5 years...
  5. doi Friends are equally important to men and women, but family matters more for men's well-being
    Noriko Cable
    Department of Epidemiologyand Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:166-71. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Time for bed: associations with cognitive performance in 7-year-old children: a longitudinal population-based study
    Yvonne Kelly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:926-31. 2013
    ..Little is known about the links between the time that young children go to bed and their cognitive development. In this paper we seek to examine whether bedtimes in early childhood are related to cognitive test scores in 7-year-olds...
  7. pmc Social dynamics of health inequalities: a growth curve analysis of aging and self assessed health in the British household panel survey 1991-2001
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:495-501. 2005
    ..To study how social inequalities change as people age, this paper presents a growth curve model of self assessed health, which accommodates changes in occupational class and individual health with age...
  8. doi Health selection operating between classes and across employment statuses
    Myung Ki
    UCL Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:1132-9. 2011
    ..The authors set out to examine the effect of health selection by looking at the effect of previous health status on changes in socio-economic position (SEP) over two time periods...
  9. doi Light drinking in pregnancy, a risk for behavioural problems and cognitive deficits at 3 years of age?
    Yvonne Kelly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:129-40. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether there was an association between mothers' light drinking during pregnancy and risk of behavioural problems, and cognitive deficits in their children at age 3 years...
  10. ncbi Do adolescent leisure-time physical activities foster health and well-being in adulthood? Evidence from two British birth cohorts
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Eur J Public Health 16:332-6. 2006
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  11. ncbi Do labour market status transitions predict changes in psychological well-being?
    Ellen Flint
    Department of Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:796-802. 2013
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  12. doi Changes in bedtime schedules and behavioral difficulties in 7 year old children
    Yvonne Kelly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Pediatrics 132:e1184-93. 2013
    ..Research questions were as follows: Are bedtime schedules associated with behavioral difficulties? Do effects of bedtime schedules on behavior build up over early childhood? Are changes in bedtime schedules linked to changes in behavior?..
  13. pmc Relationship between wealth and age trajectories of walking speed among older adults: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    Paola Zaninotto
    CStat, Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 68:1525-31. 2013
    ..We explore the relationship between wealth and age trajectories of walking speed among older adults...
  14. doi Early life financial adversity and respiratory function in midlife: a prospective birth cohort study
    Mel Bartley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 175:33-42. 2012
    ..Early financial adversity is associated with adult lung function partly through poor housing and partly through pathways involving continuities in social disadvantage and the associated environmental exposures and behaviors...
  15. ncbi Ethnic differences in achievement of developmental milestones by 9 months of age: The Millennium Cohort Study
    Yvonne Kelly
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Dev Med Child Neurol 48:825-30. 2006
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  16. ncbi Do local unemployment rates modify the effect of individual labour market status on psychological distress?
    Ellen Flint
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Health Place 23:1-8. 2013
    ..However, psychological distress levels among unemployed people were still significantly and substantially higher than among their securely employed counterparts. ..
  17. ncbi Health selection in the Whitehall II study, UK
    Tarani Chandola
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 56:2059-72. 2003
    ..The results suggest that the development of social gradients in health in the Whitehall II study may not be primarily explained in terms of a health selection effect...
  18. ncbi The influence of context, timing, and duration of risk experiences for the passage from childhood to midadulthood
    Ingrid Schoon
    Department of Psychology, City University, London, UK
    Child Dev 73:1486-504. 2002
    ..Material conditions improved for the later-born cohort, yet pervasive social inequalities existed that affected outcomes during childhood and were consequently reflected in adult attainment...
  19. ncbi Typologies of alcohol consumption in adolescence: predictors and adult outcomes
    Noriko Cable
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Alcohol Alcohol 43:81-90. 2008
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  20. ncbi Ethnic variation in childhood asthma and wheezing illnesses: findings from the Millennium Cohort Study
    Lidia Panico
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1093-102. 2007
    ..This article seeks to determine whether asthma and wheeze illnesses during early childhood differ across ethnic groups and what factors explain observed differences...
  21. ncbi Identifying patterns in cortisol secretion in an older population. Findings from the Whitehall II study
    Meena Kumari
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:1091-9. 2010
    ..Raised pattern of secretion, which occurs in 27% of our participants is associated with demographic variables, adverse health behaviours, psychosocial environment and impaired physical functioning...
  22. pmc Social inequalities in self reported health in early old age: follow-up of prospective cohort study
    Tarani Chandola
    International Institute for Society and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London SE11 4LD
    BMJ 334:990. 2007
    ..To describe differences in trajectories of self reported health in an ageing cohort according to occupational grade...
  23. pmc Self-rated health trajectories in the United States and the United Kingdom: a comparative study
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, England
    Am J Public Health 97:812-8. 2007
    ..We reviewed literature on comparative social policy and life course research and compared associations between health and socioeconomic circumstances during an 11-year period in the United States and the United Kingdom...
  24. ncbi Lifetime antecedents of cognitive reserve
    Marcus Richards
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College London, UK
    J Clin Exp Neuropsychol 25:614-24. 2003
    ..The direct influence of paternal occupation on cognitive reserve was negligible, and almost entirely mediated by childhood cognitive ability and educational attainment...
  25. ncbi Age-period-cohort effects on inequalities in psychological distress, 1981-2000
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School
    Psychol Med 32:977-90. 2002
    ..Here, we examine the stability of social and gender inequalities in psychological distress throughout the 1980s and 1990s...
  26. doi Age trajectories of quality of life among older adults: results from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    Paola Zaninotto
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Qual Life Res 18:1301-9. 2009
    ..To explore age-trajectories of quality of life (QoL) and influences on them in a 4-year period among older adults living in England...
  27. ncbi Pathways to obesity: identifying local, modifiable determinants of physical activity and diet
    Mai Stafford
    UCL Medical School, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 65:1882-97. 2007
    ..Public health professionals should seek to work alongside or within these organisations to capitalise on opportunities to improve health...
  28. ncbi The role of adolescent social disinhibition expectancies in moderating the relationship between psychological distress and alcohol use and misuse
    Noriko Cable
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Addict Behav 32:282-95. 2007
    ..Policies that aim to manage adult alcohol use should be initiated in adolescence. Reduction of psychological distress will prevent both men and women from misusing alcohol...
  29. ncbi Breastfeeding and developmental delay: findings from the millennium cohort study
    Amanda Sacker
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 118:e682-9. 2006
    ..We investigated whether the duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding affects the likelihood of gross and fine motor delay in infants and examined the effect of factors that might explain any observed differences...
  30. ncbi Socio-economic adversity and psychosocial adjustment: a developmental-contextual perspective
    Ingrid Schoon
    Department of Psychology, City University, Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 57:1001-15. 2003
    ..It is concluded that the explanation of health differences in adult life must account for the reciprocal interaction between individual behaviour and social circumstances...
  31. doi Impact of coronary heart disease on health functioning in an aging population: are there differences according to socioeconomic position?
    Amanda Sacker
    Institute for Social and Economic Research ISER University of Essex Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, CO4 3SQ, UK
    Psychosom Med 70:133-40. 2008
    ..As outcomes improve for those with CHD, it is important to know how their health is affected in the long term...
  32. ncbi The impact of physical illnesses on non-psychotic psychiatric morbidity: data from the household survey of psychiatric morbidity in Great Britain
    Debbie Cooke
    Centre for Behavioural and Social Sciences in Medicine, University College London, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 12:463-71. 2007
    ..2) To compare psychiatric morbidity between respondents with one of the 11 illnesses to those with more than one physical illness...
  33. ncbi Breastfeeding and hospitalization for diarrheal and respiratory infection in the United Kingdom Millennium Cohort Study
    Maria A Quigley
    National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford University, Old Road Campus, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 119:e837-42. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to measure the effect of breastfeeding on hospitalization for diarrheal and lower respiratory tract infections in the first 8 months after birth in contemporary United Kingdom...
  34. ncbi Time on my side? Life course trajectories of poverty and health
    Peggy McDonough
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto, Ont, M5S 1A8, Canada
    Soc Sci Med 61:1795-808. 2005
    ..These different kinds of poverty affected self-rated health trajectories in distinct ways, but worked in concert with age, education and race to create gaps in initial health status that were constant over time...