N J Spencer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Warwick
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Is the onset of disabling chronic conditions in later childhood associated with exposure to social disadvantage in earlier childhood? A prospective cohort study using the ONS Longitudinal Study for England and Wales
    Clare M Blackburn
    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    BMC Pediatr 13:101. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Low income/socio-economic status in early childhood and physical health in later childhood/adolescence: a systematic review
    Nick Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
    Matern Child Health J 17:424-31. 2013
  3. pmc Health service use in families where children enter public care: a nested case control study using the General Practice Research Database
    Douglas E Simkiss
    Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:65. 2012
  4. pmc Access to health care for Roma children in Central and Eastern Europe: findings from a qualitative study in Bulgaria
    Boika Rechel
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, UK
    Int J Equity Health 8:24. 2009
  5. pmc Childhood disability and socio-economic circumstances in low and middle income countries: systematic review
    Douglas E Simkiss
    Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
    BMC Pediatr 11:119. 2011
  6. pmc Prevalence of childhood disability and the characteristics and circumstances of disabled children in the UK: secondary analysis of the Family Resources Survey
    Clare M Blackburn
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    BMC Pediatr 10:21. 2010
  7. pmc Regulatory barriers to equity in a health system in transition: a qualitative study in Bulgaria
    Boika Rechel
    Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:219. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Maternal cultural capital: what is being measured and how important is it as a determinant of child health?
    Nick Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 33:126-7. 2007
  9. pmc Failure to think about failure to thrive
    N J Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Arch Dis Child 92:95-6. 2007
  10. pmc Child abuse registration, fetal growth, and preterm birth: a population based study
    Nick Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies and Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:337-40. 2006

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Publications28

  1. pmc Is the onset of disabling chronic conditions in later childhood associated with exposure to social disadvantage in earlier childhood? A prospective cohort study using the ONS Longitudinal Study for England and Wales
    Clare M Blackburn
    Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    BMC Pediatr 13:101. 2013
    ..Here we examine this association, and its temporal ordering, with onset of all-cause disabling chronic later childhood in children reported as free from disability in early childhood...
  2. doi request reprint Low income/socio-economic status in early childhood and physical health in later childhood/adolescence: a systematic review
    Nick Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
    Matern Child Health J 17:424-31. 2013
    ..The literature points to some associations of early low income/SES with later poor health status, but many key research questions remain unanswered. Implications for further research are considered...
  3. pmc Health service use in families where children enter public care: a nested case control study using the General Practice Research Database
    Douglas E Simkiss
    Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 12:65. 2012
    ..This paper uses routine primary health care data to see if risk factors for children entering public care can be identified in clinical practice...
  4. pmc Access to health care for Roma children in Central and Eastern Europe: findings from a qualitative study in Bulgaria
    Boika Rechel
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, UK
    Int J Equity Health 8:24. 2009
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  5. pmc Childhood disability and socio-economic circumstances in low and middle income countries: systematic review
    Douglas E Simkiss
    Health Sciences Research Institute, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
    BMC Pediatr 11:119. 2011
    ..The objective of this study is to establish the current state of knowledge on the SECs of children with disability and their households in LAMI countries through a systematic review and quality assessment of existing research...
  6. pmc Prevalence of childhood disability and the characteristics and circumstances of disabled children in the UK: secondary analysis of the Family Resources Survey
    Clare M Blackburn
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    BMC Pediatr 10:21. 2010
    ..This paper reports prevalence rates for childhood disability in the United Kingdom (UK) and describes the social and household circumstances of disabled children, comparing these where appropriate to those of non-disabled children...
  7. pmc Regulatory barriers to equity in a health system in transition: a qualitative study in Bulgaria
    Boika Rechel
    Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:219. 2011
    ..Our study explored perceptions of regulatory barriers to equity in Bulgarian child health services...
  8. ncbi request reprint Maternal cultural capital: what is being measured and how important is it as a determinant of child health?
    Nick Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 33:126-7. 2007
  9. pmc Failure to think about failure to thrive
    N J Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Arch Dis Child 92:95-6. 2007
  10. pmc Child abuse registration, fetal growth, and preterm birth: a population based study
    Nick Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies and Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:337-40. 2006
    ..To study the relation of intra-uterine growth and gestational age with child protection registration in a 20 year whole population birth cohort...
  11. ncbi request reprint Social equalization in youth: evidence from a cross-sectional British survey
    Nick J Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies and Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK
    Eur J Public Health 16:368-75. 2006
    ..The present study examines social equalization in youth in a representative sample of British households with children aged 0-18 years...
  12. pmc Maternal education, lone parenthood, material hardship, maternal smoking, and longstanding respiratory problems in childhood: testing a hierarchical conceptual framework
    Nick Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies and Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:842-6. 2005
    ..In this paper, the interrelations is studied using a conceptual hierarchical framework among children aged 0-11 years in a representative sample of British households with children...
  13. ncbi request reprint Explaining the social gradient in smoking in pregnancy: early life course accumulation and cross-sectional clustering of social risk exposures in the 1958 British national cohort
    Nick Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies and Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:1250-9. 2006
    ..Interventions aimed at reducing social inequalities in smoking in pregnancy need to account for cumulative and cross-sectionally clustered effects of social risk exposures...
  14. pmc Parent reported home smoking bans and toddler (18-30 month) smoke exposure: a cross-sectional survey
    N Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:670-4. 2005
    ..To study the relation between the use of parent reported home smoking bans and smoke exposure among children aged 18-30 months...
  15. pmc Does material disadvantage explain the increased risk of adverse health, educational, and behavioural outcomes among children in lone parent households in Britain? A cross sectional study
    Nick Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies and Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7 AL, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:152-7. 2005
    ..To test the hypothesis that material disadvantage explains the increased risk among children and young people of adverse health, educational, and behavioural problems associated with living in lone parent households in Britain..
  16. pmc The treatment of parental height as a biological factor in studies of birth weight and childhood growth
    N J Spencer
    School of Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Arch Dis Child 87:184-7. 2002
    ..Illustrations of these approaches are given using NCDS data...
  17. pmc Parenting programmes
    N Spencer
    University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Arch Dis Child 88:99-100. 2003
  18. pmc Parent reported longstanding health problems in early childhood: a cohort study
    N Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies and School of Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Arch Dis Child 88:570-3. 2003
    ..To study changing prevalence and correlates of longstanding health problems across early childhood...
  19. ncbi request reprint Social patterning and prediction of parent-reported behaviour problems at 3 years in a cohort study
    N Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 29:329-36. 2003
    ..To study the determinants of parent-reported behaviour problems at 3 years and the value of behaviour problems reported at 8 and 18 months as predictors of behaviour at 3 years..
  20. pmc Sudden unexpected death in infancy and socioeconomic status: a systematic review
    N Spencer
    School of Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Warwick, Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:366-73. 2004
    ..The findings support a significant role for adverse social circumstances in the pathways to sudden unexpected death in infancy...
  21. pmc Accounting for the social disparity in birth weight: results from an intergenerational cohort
    N Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies and Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:418-9. 2004
  22. ncbi request reprint The effect of income inequality and macro-level social policy on infant mortality and low birthweight in developed countries--a preliminary systematic review
    N Spencer
    University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 30:699-709. 2004
    ..of literature to address the question - among rich nations (or states within nations) what is the evidence that income inequality and differences in macro-level social policy affect rates of infant mortality and low birthweight (LBW)?..
  23. pmc Social paediatrics
    Nick Spencer
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:106-8. 2005
    ..Social paediatricians from outside Europe were included giving a more international perspective...
  24. ncbi request reprint Parent-reported infant health and illness in a whole year birth cohort
    N J Spencer
    School of Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
    Child Care Health Dev 26:489-500. 2000
    ..To describe parent-reported infant health and illness experience at 8 weeks...
  25. ncbi request reprint Parental smoking and passive smoking in infants: fathers matter too
    C M Blackburn
    School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    Health Educ Res 20:185-94. 2005
    ..Protecting infants from fathers' as well as mothers' smoking is key to reducing environmental tobacco exposure in early infancy, when the risk of Sudden Infant Death is highest...
  26. ncbi request reprint Changing socioeconomic risk factors for invasive H. influenzae disease after the introduction of conjugate vaccine
    B Olowokure
    Section of Child Health, School of Postgraduate Medicine, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
    J Infect 46:46-8. 2003
    ..To determine socioeconomic risk factors for invasive Haemophilus influenzae (HI) disease before and after the introduction of HI type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine in the West Midlands, UK...
  27. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of randomized controlled trials of atypical antipsychotics and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for behavioural problems associated with pervasive developmental disorders
    O Dinca
    School of Postgraduate Medical Education, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 19:521-32. 2005
    ..No firm conclusions for clinical practice can be drawn. Larger, well-conducted randomized controlled trials with long-term follow-up are needed...
  28. pmc Disentangling the effects of different components of socioeconomic status on health in early childhood
    Nick J Spencer
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:2. 2005