Mai Stafford

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the associations between health and neighbourhood environment
    M Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, International Centre for Health and Society, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 60:1681-92. 2005
  2. pmc Neighbourhood characteristics and trajectories of health functioning: a multilevel prospective analysis
    Mai Stafford
    International Institute for Society and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Eur J Public Health 18:604-10. 2008
  3. doi request reprint Objective and perceived ethnic density and health: findings from a United Kingdom general population survey
    M Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 170:484-93. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Psychological distress among immigrants and visible minorities in Canada: a contextual analysis
    Mai Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 57:428-41. 2011
  5. doi request reprint Deprivation and the development of obesity a multilevel, longitudinal study in England
    Mai Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Am J Prev Med 39:130-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Small area inequalities in health: are we underestimating them?
    Mai Stafford
    UCL Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 67:891-9. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Tackling inequalities in health: evaluating the New Deal for Communities initiative
    M Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:298-304. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Neighbourhood social capital and common mental disorder: testing the link in a general population sample
    Mai Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, International Institute of Society and Health, UCL, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Health Place 14:394-405. 2008
  9. pmc Association between fear of crime and mental health and physical functioning
    Mai Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, UK
    Am J Public Health 97:2076-81. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint 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

Detail Information

Publications35

  1. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in the associations between health and neighbourhood environment
    M Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, International Centre for Health and Society, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 60:1681-92. 2005
    ..These findings add to the literature indicating greater effects of non-work-based stressors for women and highlight the influence of the residential environment on women's health...
  2. pmc Neighbourhood characteristics and trajectories of health functioning: a multilevel prospective analysis
    Mai Stafford
    International Institute for Society and Health, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Eur J Public Health 18:604-10. 2008
    ..Prospective data from over 10 years of follow-up were used to examine neighbourhood deprivation, social fragmentation and trajectories of health...
  3. doi request reprint Objective and perceived ethnic density and health: findings from a United Kingdom general population survey
    M Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 170:484-93. 2009
    ..Perceived ethnic density may reflect individual experiences of frequency and intensity of contact with co-ethnics, which may explain why it was more consistently related to lower morbidity risk...
  4. doi request reprint Psychological distress among immigrants and visible minorities in Canada: a contextual analysis
    Mai Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London, UK
    Int J Soc Psychiatry 57:428-41. 2011
    ..Immigrants to Canada are less likely to report depression compared with the non-immigrant population. This healthy migrant effect has not so far been explained by demographic and socioeconomic determinants of health...
  5. doi request reprint Deprivation and the development of obesity a multilevel, longitudinal study in England
    Mai Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Am J Prev Med 39:130-9. 2010
    ..Evidence indicates that the rising trend in overweight and obesity may be stronger for people from more socioeconomically advantaged backgrounds...
  6. doi request reprint Small area inequalities in health: are we underestimating them?
    Mai Stafford
    UCL Medical School, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 67:891-9. 2008
    ..Based on these findings, we can have greater confidence in the results of numerous studies which have used administrative boundaries to define the neighbourhood...
  7. doi request reprint Tackling inequalities in health: evaluating the New Deal for Communities initiative
    M Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:298-304. 2008
    ..To assess health improvement and differential changes in health across various sociodemographic groups in neighbourhood renewal areas...
  8. ncbi request reprint Neighbourhood social capital and common mental disorder: testing the link in a general population sample
    Mai Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, International Institute of Society and Health, UCL, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Health Place 14:394-405. 2008
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  9. pmc Association between fear of crime and mental health and physical functioning
    Mai Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, UK
    Am J Public Health 97:2076-81. 2007
    ..Studies have reported an inverse association between fear of crime and subjective mental and physical health. We investigated the direction of causality and the curtailment of physical and social activities as a possible mediating pathway...
  10. ncbi request reprint 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...
  11. doi request reprint Positive and negative exchanges in social relationships as predictors of depression: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging
    Mai Stafford
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Aging Health 23:607-28. 2011
    ..To investigate whether the impact of negative and positive social exchanges on depression depends on relationship type among late middle age and older adults...
  12. pmc Association of diurnal patterns in salivary cortisol with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: findings from the Whitehall II study
    Meena Kumari
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 96:1478-85. 2011
    ..Evidence for the association of cortisol with mortality or disease events is mixed, possibly due to a failure to consider diurnal cortisol patterns...
  13. doi request reprint Fear of racism, employment and expected organizational racism: their association with health
    Laia Becares
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Eur J Public Health 19:504-10. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint The ethnic density effect on alcohol use among ethnic minority people in the UK
    Laia Becares
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:20-5. 2011
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  15. pmc Socio-economic differences in the health-related quality of life impact of cardiovascular conditions
    Mai Stafford
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, London, UK
    Eur J Public Health 22:301-5. 2012
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  16. pmc Neighbourhoods and self rated health: a comparison of public sector employees in London and Helsinki
    Mai Stafford
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:772-8. 2004
    ..Neighbourhood variations in health and the contribution of residents' characteristics and neighbourhood indicators were compared in London and Helsinki, two settings where inequality and welfare policies differ...
  17. ncbi request reprint The menopausal transition was associated in a prospective study with decreased health functioning in women who report menopausal symptoms
    Meena Kumari
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1 6BT, UK
    J Clin Epidemiol 58:719-27. 2005
    ..To examine change in health functioning as women progress through the menopausal transition...
  18. pmc Lifetime socioeconomic inequalities in physical and cognitive aging
    Louise Hurst
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Am J Public Health 103:1641-8. 2013
    ..We examined the relationship between childhood and adult socioeconomic position (SEP) and objectively assessed, later-life functioning...
  19. doi request reprint Childhood socio-economic position and adult smoking: are childhood psychosocial factors important? Evidence from a British birth cohort
    Rebecca E Lacey
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Public Health 21:725-31. 2011
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  20. ncbi request reprint Monitoring inequalities in the National Chlamydia Screening Programme in England: added value of ACORN, a commercial geodemographic classification tool
    Jessica Sheringham
    Health Care Evaluation Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Sex Health 6:57-62. 2009
    ..The present study examined the validity and added value of combining ACORN, a commercial tool, with an established deprivation index to improve monitoring of inequalities in the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (NCSP) in England...
  21. ncbi request reprint Neighbourhood deprivation and health: does it affect us all equally?
    Mai Stafford
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 32:357-66. 2003
    ..Model 2: being poor (rich) relative to the neighbourhood average is associated with worse (better) health because of the discrepancy between an individual's situation and those around them...
  22. ncbi request reprint How do objective and subjective assessments of neighbourhood influence social and physical functioning in older age? Findings from a British survey of ageing
    Ann Bowling
    University College London, London, London, UK
    Soc Sci Med 64:2533-49. 2007
    ..The unique value of this paper is its inclusion of the influence of perceived neighbourhood on the social and physical functioning of an older population, which are key components of active ageing...
  23. doi request reprint It matters what you measure: a systematic literature review examining whether young people in poorer socioeconomic circumstances are more at risk of chlamydia
    Jessica Sheringham
    Department of Applied Health Research, University College London, London, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 89:175-80. 2013
    ..England has invested in chlamydia screening interventions for young people. It is not known whether young people in poorer socioeconomic circumstances (SEC) are at greater risk of chlamydia and therefore in greater need of screening...
  24. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns and 15-y risks of major coronary events, diabetes, and mortality
    Eric J Brunner
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1414-21. 2008
    ..Few studies have examined the long-term effect of habitual diet on risks of incident diabetes, coronary heart disease, and mortality...
  25. doi request reprint The buffering effects of ethnic density on experienced racism and health
    Laia Becares
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Health Place 15:670-8. 2009
    ..Findings confirm that the experience of racism is lower in places of higher ethnic density and indicate a tendency for a weaker association between racism and health as ethnic density increases...
  26. pmc Is the SF-36 a valid measure of change in population health? Results from the Whitehall II Study
    H Hemingway
    Department of Public Health, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster Health Authority, London
    BMJ 315:1273-9. 1997
    ..To measure within-person change in scores on the short form general health survey (SF-36) by age, sex, employment grade, and disease status...
  27. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of individuals and characteristics of areas: investigating their influence on health in the Whitehall II study
    M Stafford
    International Centre for Health and Society, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Health Place 7:117-29. 2001
    ..Although there was considerable residential polarisation, area deprivation did not explain why lower status participants had poorer health...
  28. doi request reprint Cortisol secretion and fatigue: associations in a community based cohort
    Meena Kumari
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UCL, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:1476-85. 2009
    ..Cortisol is also associated with future onset of fatigue suggesting that changes in cortisol secretion are etiologic or occur early in the genesis of fatigue...
  29. doi request reprint Childhood and maternal effects on physical health related quality of life five decades later: the british 1946 birth cohort
    Gita D Mishra
    School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e88524. 2014
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  30. pmc Physical capability and subsequent positive mental wellbeing in older people: findings from five HALCyon cohorts
    Rachel Cooper
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College London, 33 Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JU, UK
    Age (Dordr) 36:445-56. 2014
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  31. doi request reprint Characterising socio-economic inequalities in exposure to air pollution: a comparison of socio-economic markers and scales of measurement
    Anna Goodman
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK
    Health Place 17:767-74. 2011
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  32. pmc Building health: an epidemiological study of "sick building syndrome" in the Whitehall II study
    A F Marmot
    AMA, Linton House, London, UK
    Occup Environ Med 63:283-9. 2006
    ..Isolating particular environmental features responsible for the symptoms has proved difficult. This study explores the role and significance of the physical and psychosocial work environment in explaining SBS...
  33. pmc Neighbourhood environment and its association with self rated health: evidence from Scotland and England
    Steven Cummins
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Glasgow, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:207-13. 2005
    ..To investigate associations between measures of neighbourhood social and material environment and self rated health...
  34. doi request reprint Low workplace social capital as a predictor of depression: the Finnish Public Sector Study
    Anne Kouvonen
    Institute of Work, Health, and Organisations, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1143-51. 2008
    ..Aggregate-level social capital was not associated with subsequent depression...
  35. ncbi request reprint Rates and correlates of employment in people with schizophrenia in the UK, France and Germany
    Steven Marwaha
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, 48 Riding House Street, London W1W 7EY, UK, and Psychiatrie Adultes, Hospital Sainte Marguerite, Marseille, France
    Br J Psychiatry 191:30-7. 2007
    ..Little is known about international variations in employment rates among people with schizophrenia or about the factors associated with employment in this disorder...