Tony Blakely

Summary

Affiliation: University of Otago
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Ethnic counts on mortality, New Zealand Cancer Registry and census data: 2006-2011
    Matt Boyd
    Department of Public Health University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 129:22-39. 2016
  2. pmc Cancer care coordinators in stage III colon cancer: a cost-utility analysis
    Tony Blakely
    Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity, and Cost Effectiveness BODE3 Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:306. 2015
  3. ncbi request reprint Updated New Zealand health system cost estimates from health events by sex, age and proximity to death: further improvements in the age of 'big data'
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 128:13-23. 2015
  4. pmc Do changes in social and economic factors lead to changes in drinking behavior in young adults? Findings from three waves of a population based panel study
    Frederieke S van der Deen
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 14:928. 2014
  5. pmc Is expanding HPV vaccination programs to include school-aged boys likely to be value-for-money: a cost-utility analysis in a country with an existing school-girl program
    Amber L Pearson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, 23A Mein Street, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    BMC Infect Dis 14:351. 2014
  6. pmc Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages to curb future obesity and diabetes epidemics
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    PLoS Med 11:e1001583. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness and equity impacts of three HPV vaccination programmes for school-aged girls in New Zealand
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:2645-56. 2014
  8. doi request reprint The association of active smoking with multiple cancers: national census-cancer registry cohorts with quantitative bias analysis
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 24:1243-55. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Misclassification of the mediator matters when estimating indirect effects
    Tony Blakely
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Mein Street, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:458-66. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Mortality by ethnic group to 2006: is extending census-mortality linkage robust?
    Lavinia Tan
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:62-75. 2012

Detail Information

Publications105 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Ethnic counts on mortality, New Zealand Cancer Registry and census data: 2006-2011
    Matt Boyd
    Department of Public Health University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 129:22-39. 2016
    ..To investigate the effects on lung function of IV magnesium in acute exacerbations of COPD (AECOPD), when given in conjunction with standard bronchodilator therapy...
  2. pmc Cancer care coordinators in stage III colon cancer: a cost-utility analysis
    Tony Blakely
    Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity, and Cost Effectiveness BODE3 Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Health Serv Res 15:306. 2015
    ..Robust evaluations of such interventions are scarce. This paper evaluates the cost-utility of cancer care coordinators for stage III colon cancer patients, who generally require surgery followed by chemotherapy...
  3. ncbi request reprint Updated New Zealand health system cost estimates from health events by sex, age and proximity to death: further improvements in the age of 'big data'
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 128:13-23. 2015
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  4. pmc Do changes in social and economic factors lead to changes in drinking behavior in young adults? Findings from three waves of a population based panel study
    Frederieke S van der Deen
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 14:928. 2014
    ..Yet, there has been little investigation to what extent drinking behavior of young adults changes within young adulthood when they experience changes in social and economic measures in this significant period of their life...
  5. pmc Is expanding HPV vaccination programs to include school-aged boys likely to be value-for-money: a cost-utility analysis in a country with an existing school-girl program
    Amber L Pearson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, 23A Mein Street, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    BMC Infect Dis 14:351. 2014
    ..We modeled the incremental health gain and costs for extending the current girls-only program to boys, intensifying the current girls-only program to achieve 73% coverage, and extension of the intensive program to boys...
  6. pmc Taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages to curb future obesity and diabetes epidemics
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    PLoS Med 11:e1001583. 2014
    In a linked Perspective, Tony Blakely and colleagues discuss the real-world implications of this type of modeling study. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.
  7. doi request reprint Cost-effectiveness and equity impacts of three HPV vaccination programmes for school-aged girls in New Zealand
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:2645-56. 2014
    ..We also generate estimates by social group (sex, ethnic and deprivation group)...
  8. doi request reprint The association of active smoking with multiple cancers: national census-cancer registry cohorts with quantitative bias analysis
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 24:1243-55. 2013
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  9. doi request reprint Misclassification of the mediator matters when estimating indirect effects
    Tony Blakely
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Mein Street, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:458-66. 2013
    ..Confounding of mediator-outcome associations resulting in collider biases causes systematic error when estimating direct and indirect effects. However, until recently little attention has been given to the impact of misclassification bias...
  10. ncbi request reprint Mortality by ethnic group to 2006: is extending census-mortality linkage robust?
    Lavinia Tan
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 125:62-75. 2012
    ..To investigate possible bias from this extended linkage, especially for Pacific and Asian people who emigrate more frequently...
  11. doi request reprint Bias in relative survival methods when using incorrect life-tables: lung and bladder cancer by smoking status and ethnicity in New Zealand
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Cancer 131:E974-82. 2012
    ..475 when using sex-specific life-tables only, but reduced to 1.098 when using fully stratified life-tables. Substantial bias can occur when estimating relative cancer survival across subpopulations if non-matching life-tables are used...
  12. pmc Trends in absolute socioeconomic inequalities in mortality in Sweden and New Zealand. A 20-year gender perspective
    Sarah Wamala
    Swedish National Institute of Public Health and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
    BMC Public Health 6:164. 2006
    ..We analysed trends in socioeconomic differentials by mortality from early 1980s to late 1990s, comparing Sweden with New Zealand...
  13. ncbi request reprint Commentary: bonding, bridging, and linking--but still not much going on
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 35:614-5. 2006
  14. ncbi request reprint What is the contribution of smoking and socioeconomic position to ethnic inequalities in mortality in New Zealand?
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Lancet 368:44-52. 2006
    ..We have assessed the contribution of tobacco smoking and socioeconomic position to these inequalities in 45-74-year-old census respondents during 1981-84 and 1996-99 (2.3 and 2.7 million person-years, respectively)...
  15. ncbi request reprint No association of neighbourhood volunteerism with mortality in New Zealand: a national multilevel cohort study
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 35:981-9. 2006
    ..The association of social capital with health and mortality is contentious, and empirical findings are inconsistent. This study tests the association of neighbourhood-level volunteerism with mortality...
  16. pmc Inequalities in mortality during and after restructuring of the New Zealand economy: repeated cohort studies
    Tony Blakely
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMJ 336:371-5. 2008
    ..To determine whether disparities between income and mortality changed during a period of major structural and macroeconomic reform and to estimate the changing contribution of different diseases to these disparities...
  17. ncbi request reprint Does mortality vary between pacific groups in New Zealand? Estimating Samoan, Cook Island Maori, Tongan, and Niuean mortality rates using hierarchical Bayesian modelling
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:18-29. 2009
    ..Future health research and policy should, wherever possible and practicable, evaluate and incorporate heterogeneity of health status among Pacific people...
  18. ncbi request reprint If nobody smoked tobacco in New Zealand from 2020 onwards, what effect would this have on ethnic inequalities in life expectancy?
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:26-36. 2010
    ..If nobody smoked tobacco from 2020 onwards, then life expectancy in 2040 will be approximated by projected never-smoker life expectancy...
  19. doi request reprint Do effects of price discounts and nutrition education on food purchases vary by ethnicity, income and education? Results from a randomised, controlled trial
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:902-8. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint Health status and epidemiological capacity and prospects: WHO Western Pacific Region
    Tony Blakely
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 40:1109-21. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint Social inequalities or inequities in cancer incidence? Repeated census-cancer cohort studies, New Zealand 1981-1986 to 2001-2004
    Tony Blakely
    University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 22:1307-18. 2011
    ..We examine incidence trends for 18 adult cancers, by ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand...
  22. doi request reprint Changing trends in indigenous inequalities in mortality: lessons from New Zealand
    Martin Tobias
    Public Health Physician, Health and Disability Intelligence, Ministry of Health, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 38:1711-22. 2009
    ..This was accompanied by economic recovery and the introduction of health reforms, including a reorientation of the health system towards primary health care...
  23. pmc Collaborating with a social housing provider supports a large cohort study of the health effects of housing conditions
    Michael G Baker
    He Kainga Oranga Housing and Health Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Box 7343, Wellington, 6242, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 16:159. 2016
    ..This paper reports on the methods and feasibility of using a large administrative housing database for epidemiological research and the characteristics of the social housing population...
  24. pmc Ethnic and socioeconomic trends in breast cancer incidence in New Zealand
    Ruth Cunningham
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 10:674. 2010
    ..The objectives of this study are to determine whether trends in breast cancer incidence varied by ethnicity and socioeconomic position between 1981 and 2004 in New Zealand, and to assess possible risk factor explanations...
  25. doi request reprint Do ethnic and socio-economic inequalities in mortality vary by region in New Zealand? An application of hierarchical Bayesian modelling
    Ken Richardson
    University of Otago, Department of Public Health, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 69:1252-60. 2009
    ..The range of hierarchical Bayesian estimates of Māori mortality and Māori:European rate ratios across regions was considerably narrower than empirical standardisation estimates...
  26. ncbi request reprint Comorbidity among patients with colon cancer in New Zealand
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 124:76-88. 2011
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  27. ncbi request reprint Varying evolution of the New Zealand lung cancer epidemic by ethnicity and socioeconomic position (1981-1999)
    Caroline Shaw
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 118:U1411. 2005
    ..This paper aims to describe and explain trends in lung cancer mortality by ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand between 1981-1999...
  28. doi request reprint Health shocks adversely impact participation in the labour force in a working age population: a longitudinal analysis
    Kristie N Carter
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 37:257-63. 2013
    ..This paper aims to assess the impact of an objective measure of 'health shock' (cancer registration or hospitalisation) on LFP in a working age population using longitudinal panel study data and fixed effect regression analyses...
  29. ncbi request reprint Widening ethnic mortality disparities in New Zealand 1981-99
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, P O Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 61:2233-51. 2005
    ..We strongly encourage researchers and custodians of vital statistics in other countries to investigate the possibility of undercounting of deaths by ethnicity...
  30. doi request reprint Ethnic inequalities in mortality among the elderly in New Zealand
    Santosh Jatrana
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 32:437-43. 2008
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  31. pmc The effect of comorbidity on the use of adjuvant chemotherapy and survival from colon cancer: a retrospective cohort study
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    BMC Cancer 9:116. 2009
    ..This study aimed to assess the impact of comorbidity on colon cancer patient survival, the effect of comorbidity on treatment choices for these patients, and the impact of this on survival among those with comorbidity...
  32. doi request reprint The impact of in-work tax credit for families on self-rated health in adults: a cohort study of 6900 New Zealanders
    Frank Pega
    Health Inequalities Research Program, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:682-8. 2013
    ..The current study estimates the impact of one such IWTC intervention (called In-Work Tax Credit) on SRH in adults in New Zealand, controlling more fully for confounding...
  33. doi request reprint Cancer in Pacific people in New Zealand
    Ineke Meredith
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 23:1173-84. 2012
    ..To describe cancer incidence rates among Pacific people living in New Zealand from 1981 to 2004...
  34. doi request reprint Differential loss of participants does not necessarily cause selection bias
    Kristie N Carter
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 36:218-22. 2012
    ..We empirically demonstrate that selection bias does not necessarily occur when participation varies in a study...
  35. ncbi request reprint The contribution of causes of death to socioeconomic inequalities in child mortality: New Zealand 1981-1999
    Caroline Shaw
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 118:U1779. 2005
    ..This study examines child mortality inequality by household income between 1981 and 1999, by cause of death...
  36. doi request reprint Migration and Pacific mortality: estimating migration effects on Pacific mortality rates using Bayesian models
    Ken Richardson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Demography 50:2053-73. 2013
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  37. ncbi request reprint Trends in survival and life expectancy by ethnicity, income and smoking in New Zealand: 1980s to 2000s
    Kristie N Carter
    Health Inequalities Research Program, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:13-24. 2010
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  38. doi request reprint What are the elements of the tobacco endgame?
    George Thomson
    University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Tob Control 21:293-5. 2012
    ..Even with some or all these circumstances, opposition from business, internal government forces and international factors may influence results...
  39. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic factors and mortality among 25-64 year olds followed from 1991 to 1994: the New Zealand Census-Mortality Study
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago
    N Z Med J 115:93-7. 2002
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  40. ncbi request reprint Child mortality, socioeconomic position, and one-parent families: independent associations and variation by age and cause of death
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 32:410-8. 2003
    ..The association of one-parent families with mortality, and whether any such association is due to associated low socioeconomic position, is also not clear...
  41. pmc Do social and economic reforms change socioeconomic inequalities in child mortality? A case study: New Zealand 1981-1999
    Caroline Shaw
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:638-44. 2005
    ..This study examines the trends in child mortality inequality between 1981 and 1999 against the background of the rapid and dramatic social and economic restructuring in New Zealand during this time period...
  42. ncbi request reprint The smoking-mortality association varies over time and by ethnicity in New Zealand
    Darren Hunt
    Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1020-8. 2005
    ..The strength of the smoking-mortality association may vary over time and by ethnic group...
  43. ncbi request reprint The contribution of smoking to inequalities in mortality by education varies over time and by sex: two national cohort studies, 1981-84 and 1996-99
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1054-62. 2005
    ..We determined how these contributions varied by sex and over time in two national New Zealand cohort studies...
  44. doi request reprint The burden of cancer in New Zealand: a comparison of incidence and DALY metrics and its relevance for ethnic disparities
    Roy Costilla
    School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Health and Disability Intelligence Unit, Ministry of Health, New Zealand Department of Public Health, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 37:218-25. 2013
    ..In this paper, we estimate the prospective burden of disease arising from 27 cancer sites diagnosed in 2006, by sex and ethnicity; and determine how its distribution differs from that for incidence rates alone...
  45. ncbi request reprint Income and mortality: the shape of the association and confounding New Zealand Census-Mortality Study, 1981-1999
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 33:874-83. 2004
    ..To determine the shape of the income-mortality association, before and after adjusting for confounding by other socioeconomic variables...
  46. ncbi request reprint Modeling the relation between socioeconomic status and mortality in a mixture of majority and minority ethnic groups
    Jim Young
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand
    Am J Epidemiol 164:282-91. 2006
    ..All analyses use software that is available at no cost...
  47. ncbi request reprint Measuring ethnicity in New Zealand: developing tools for health outcomes analysis
    Paul Callister
    Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Ethn Health 12:299-320. 2007
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  48. doi request reprint Measuring cancer survival in populations: relative survival vs cancer-specific survival
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 39:598-610. 2010
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  49. doi request reprint Ethnic and socioeconomic trends in testicular cancer incidence in New Zealand
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Cancer 128:1683-91. 2011
    ..Given the lack of understanding of the etiology of testicular cancer, the unusual patterns identified in the New Zealand context may provide some etiological clues for future novel research...
  50. pmc Modeling health gains and cost savings for ten dietary salt reduction targets
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health BODE3 Programme, Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost Effectiveness Programme, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Nutr J 15:44. 2016
    ..We therefore aimed to identify health gain and cost impacts of achieving a national target for sodium reduction, along with component targets in different food groups...
  51. pmc Ethnic inequalities in cancer survival in New Zealand: linkage study
    Mona Jeffreys
    Centre for Public Health Research, Massey University, Private Bag 756, Wellington, New Zealand
    Am J Public Health 95:834-7. 2005
    ..Stage at diagnosis accounted for only part of these differences. Possible factors responsible for ethnic inequalities might include access to specialized cancer services and the quality of care received...
  52. doi request reprint Income and individual deprivation as predictors of health over time
    Fiona Imlach Gunasekara
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Public Health 58:501-11. 2013
    ..We aim to compare low income and individual deprivation as predictors of self-rated health (SRH), using longitudinal survey data, to test the hypothesis that different measures of poverty may have different associations with health...
  53. pmc Effects of childhood socioeconomic position on subjective health and health behaviours in adulthood: how much is mediated by adult socioeconomic position?
    Sarah K McKenzie
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:269. 2011
    ..We examine the potential mediating role of individual measures of adult SEP in the associations of childhood SEP with self-rated health, self-reported mental health, current smoking status and binge drinking in adulthood...
  54. doi request reprint In-work tax credits for families and their impact on health status in adults
    Frank Pega
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand, 6242
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8:CD009963. 2013
    ..By improving two social determinants of health (poverty and unemployment) in low- and middle-income families on or at risk of welfare, in-work tax credit for families (IWTC) interventions could impact health status and outcomes in adults...
  55. pmc Potential advantages and disadvantages of an endgame strategy: a 'sinking lid' on tobacco supply
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, Wellington 6002, New Zealand
    Tob Control 22:i18-21. 2013
    ..One possible supply-side strategy for the tobacco endgame is a government-mandated 'sinking lid' on tobacco supply (tradeable but decreasing quotas on sales or imports)...
  56. doi request reprint High rates of endometrial cancer among Pacific women in New Zealand: the role of diabetes, physical inactivity, and obesity
    Ineke Meredith
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 23:875-85. 2012
    ..To determine the endometrial cancer rates, and the proportion attributable to diabetes mellitus (DM), physical inactivity, and overweight/obesity, by ethnicity with a focus on Pacific women in New Zealand...
  57. ncbi request reprint Ethnic counts on mortality and census data 2001-06: New Zealand census-mortality study update
    Lavinia Tan
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:37-44. 2010
    ..To provide an update for the assessment of discrepancies in ethnicity counts in the 2001 census and mortality data for the 2004-2006 period...
  58. doi request reprint Seasonal patterns of mortality in relation to social factors
    Simon Hales
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:379-84. 2012
    ..New Zealand is a temperate country with substantial excess winter mortality. We investigated whether this excess winter mortality varies with social factors...
  59. doi request reprint The relationship between income and health using longitudinal data from New Zealand
    Fiona Imlach Gunasekara
    Department of Public Health, Health Inequalities Research Programme, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:e12. 2012
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  60. ncbi request reprint Unlocking the numerator-denominator bias. II: Adjustments to mortality rates by ethnicity and deprivation during 1991-94. The New Zealand Census-Mortality Study
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 115:43-8. 2002
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  61. ncbi request reprint Unlocking the numerator-denominator bias III: adjustment ratios by ethnicity for 1981-1999 mortality data. The New Zealand Census-Mortality Study
    Shilpi Ajwani
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 116:U456. 2003
    ..This 'numerator-denominator' bias means that routinely calculated mortality rates by ethnicity are incorrect. We used New Zealand Census-Mortality Study data to quantify the bias from 1981 to 1999...
  62. ncbi request reprint Decades of disparity: widening ethnic mortality gaps from 1980 to 1999
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U995. 2004
    ..We used the New Zealand Census-Mortality Study to adjust for this bias and calculate corrected ethnic-specific mortality rates from 1980 to 1999...
  63. ncbi request reprint Support by New Zealand smokers for new types of smokefree areas: national survey data
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343 Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:80-9. 2009
    ..To describe smoker support for new smokefree laws covering cars and outdoor settings, in a national sample of New Zealand (NZ) smokers...
  64. ncbi request reprint How well does routine hospitalisation data capture information on comorbidity in New Zealand?
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:50-61. 2010
    ..This study aims to assess the quality of routinely collected comorbidity data in New Zealand which are increasingly used in health service planning and research...
  65. doi request reprint Ending appreciable tobacco use in a nation: using a sinking lid on supply
    George Thomson
    University of Otago, Wellington, Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Tob Control 19:431-5. 2010
    ..The likely context for initial success in jurisdictions includes geographical isolation and/or strong border controls, absence of significant tobacco production and/or manufacturing and low government corruption...
  66. doi request reprint Tobacco retail outlet restrictions: health and cost impacts from multistate life-table modelling in a national population
    Amber L Pearson
    Burden of Disease Epidemiology, Equity and Cost Effectiveness BODE Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand Department of Geography, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA
    Tob Control . 2016
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  67. ncbi request reprint How to substantially increase recruitment in cancer trials in New Zealand
    David Hadorn
    Centre for Assessment and Prioritisation, Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:57-68. 2013
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  68. pmc Understanding price elasticities to inform public health research and intervention studies: key issues
    Nhung Nghiem
    Nhung Nghiem, Nick Wilson, and Tony Blakely are with the Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand Murat Genç is with the Department of Economics, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Public Health 103:1954-61. 2013
    ..We detail relevant terms and discuss key issues surrounding price elasticities to inform public health research and intervention studies. ..
  69. ncbi request reprint The New Zealand Socio-economic Index of Occupational Status: methodological revision and imputation for missing data
    Peter Davis
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:113-9. 2004
    ..To revise and update the New Zealand Socio-economic Index (NZSEI) in the light of methodological issues in its construction, and to develop an imputation method for use where occupational information is not available...
  70. pmc Confounding by socioeconomic position remains after adjusting for neighbourhood deprivation: an example using smoking and mortality
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:1030-1. 2004
  71. ncbi request reprint Bias measuring mortality gradients by occupational class in New Zealand
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 118:U1253. 2005
    ..Record linkage of census and mortality data in the New Zealand Census-Mortality Study (NZCMS) allows analyses of 'linked' data that will avoid numerator-denominator bias, but may be prone to other biases...
  72. ncbi request reprint Trends in colorectal cancer mortality by ethnicity and socio-economic position in New Zealand, 1981-99: one country, many stories
    Caroline Shaw
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Public Health 30:64-70. 2006
    ..Ethnicity and socio-economic position are important determinants of colorectal cancer (CRC) mortality. In this paper, we determine trends in colorectal cancer mortality by ethnicity and socio-economic position in New Zealand...
  73. ncbi request reprint Mortality among lifelong nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at home: cohort data and sensitivity analyses
    Sarah E Hill
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Am J Epidemiol 165:530-40. 2007
    ..11, 1.64) for women from the 1996-1999 cohort. Passive smokers also had nonsignificantly increased mortality from respiratory disease. Sensitivity analyses indicate that these findings are not due to misclassification bias...
  74. pmc Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: cluster randomised study in the community
    Philippa Howden-Chapman
    He Kainga Oranga, Housing and Health Research Programme, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMJ 334:460. 2007
    ..To determine whether insulating existing houses increases indoor temperatures and improves occupants' health and wellbeing...
  75. doi request reprint Comparing self-rated health and self-assessed change in health in a longitudinal survey: which is more valid?
    Fiona Imlach Gunasekara
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, 23 Mein St, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 74:1117-24. 2012
    ..SACH may be affected by recall bias, but if SRH is used as a repeated outcome measure in longitudinal analyses, results may also be biased, if change in SRH does not occur in response to significant health events...
  76. pmc What is behind smoker support for new smokefree areas? National survey data
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:498. 2010
    ..Some countries have started to extend indoor smokefree laws to cover cars and various outdoor settings. However, policy-modifiable factors around smoker support for these new laws are not well described...
  77. pmc The global distribution of risk factors by poverty level
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    Bull World Health Organ 83:118-26. 2005
    ..To estimate the individual-level association of income poverty with being underweight, using tobacco, drinking alcohol, having access only to unsafe water and sanitation, being exposed to indoor air pollution and being obese...
  78. ncbi request reprint (Mis)classification of ethnicity on the New Zealand Cancer Registry: 1981-2004
    Caroline Shaw
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 122:10-22. 2009
    ..Māori and Pacific peoples are undercounted in cancer incidence statistics relative to census statistics. We use linked census and Cancer Registry data sets to determine the extent of misclassification between 1981 and 2004...
  79. pmc Foods and dietary patterns that are healthy, low-cost, and environmentally sustainable: a case study of optimization modeling for New Zealand
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, Wellington South, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e59648. 2013
    ..g., greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions. We therefore aimed to consider optimized solutions to the mix of food items in daily diets for a developed country population: New Zealand (NZ)...
  80. pmc Mortality among "never smokers" living with smokers: two cohort studies, 1981-4 and 1996-9
    Sarah Hill
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    BMJ 328:988-9. 2004
  81. pmc Air pollution and mortality in New Zealand: cohort study
    Simon Hales
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:468-73. 2012
    ..There is evidence, most consistently in studies with individual measurement of social factors, that more deprived populations are particularly sensitive to air pollution effects...
  82. ncbi request reprint Are mortality differences and trends by education any better or worse in New Zealand? A comparison study with Norway, Denmark and Finland, 1980-1990s
    Jackie Fawcett
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Mein Street, PO Box 7343, Wellington, Newtown, New Zealand
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:683-91. 2005
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Shifting dollars, saving lives: what might happen to mortality rates, and socio-economic inequalities in mortality rates, if income was redistributed?
    Tony Blakely
    Wellington School of Medicine, Otago University, Wellington, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 62:2024-34. 2006
    ..Nevertheless, we tentatively suggest that the gains in overall mortality will be modest (although still potentially worthwhile from a policy perspective) and the reductions in inequalities in mortality will be more substantial...
  84. ncbi request reprint Patterns of disparity: ethnic and socio-economic trends in breast cancer mortality in New Zealand
    Diana Sarfati
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Cancer Causes Control 17:671-8. 2006
    ..To test whether trends in breast cancer mortality varied by ethnicity and socio-economic position during the 1980s and '90s in New Zealand...
  85. ncbi request reprint Time for major roadworks on the tobacco road?
    Julian Crane
    Department of Medicine, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U801. 2004
  86. doi request reprint Change in income and change in self-rated health: Systematic review of studies using repeated measures to control for confounding bias
    Fiona Imlach Gunasekara
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 3 Mein St, Newtown, Wellington, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 72:193-201. 2011
    ....
  87. doi request reprint The association of food security with psychological distress in New Zealand and any gender differences
    Kristie N Carter
    Health Inequalities Research Program, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 72:1463-71. 2011
    ..However, we cannot rule out residual confounding as an explanation for the independent association and any apparent gender interaction...
  88. doi request reprint Mortality among the working age population receiving incapacity benefits in New Zealand, 1981-2004
    Caroline Shaw
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 73:568-75. 2011
    ..These findings are likely to reflect the changing nature of the economy, labour force and disability experience in New Zealand...
  89. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic position is more than just NZDep
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago
    N Z Med J 115:109-11. 2002
  90. doi request reprint When does neighbourhood matter? Multilevel relationships between neighbourhood social fragmentation and mental health
    Vivienne C Ivory
    Health Inequalities Research Programme, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Mein St, Newtown, Wellington 6242, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 72:1993-2002. 2011
    ..Social fragmentation as a property of neighbourhoods appears to have a specific association with mental health among women, and particularly unemployed women, in our study...
  91. pmc Prioritizing risk factors to identify preventive interventions for economic assessment
    Nick Wilson
    Department of Public Health, University of Otago, Wellington, PO Box 7343, Wellington South, New Zealand
    Bull World Health Organ 90:88-96. 2012
    ..To explore a risk factor approach for identifying preventive interventions that require more in-depth economic assessment, including cost-effectiveness analyses...
  92. ncbi request reprint Unlocking the numerator-denominator bias. I: Adjustments ratios by ethnicity for 1991-94 mortality data. The New Zealand Census-Mortality Study
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Otago, Wellington
    N Z Med J 115:39-43. 2002
    ..To determine the extent of the under-reporting of Mäori and Pacific mortality among 0-74 year olds for the period 1991-94...
  93. ncbi request reprint Probabilistic record linkage and a method to calculate the positive predictive value
    Tony Blakely
    Department of Public Health, Wellington School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 7343, Wellington, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 31:1246-52. 2002
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Mapping progress: the evaluation and monitoring work of the Cancer Control Council of New Zealand 2005-2007
    Mary Tracey
    Cancer Control Council of New Zealand, PO Box 5013, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:75-83. 2008
    ..The Cancer Control Council of New Zealand was established in 2005 to provide an independent, sustainable focus for cancer control. One of its key roles is to monitor and review implementation of the Cancer Control Strategy...
  95. ncbi request reprint Measuring Mäori health status accurately--more needs doing
    Tony Blakely
    N Z Med J 115:149-50. 2002
  96. pmc Income inequality as a public health concern: where do we stand? Commentary on "Is exposure to income inequality a public health concern?"
    S V Subramanian
    Department of Health and Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, USA
    Health Serv Res 38:153-67. 2003
  97. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, acculturation and health: who's to judge?
    Tony Blakely
    N Z Med J 117:U742. 2004
  98. pmc Compression, expansion, or dynamic equilibrium? The evolution of health expectancy in New Zealand
    Patrick Graham
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, New Zealand
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:659-66. 2004
    ..To evaluate the New Zealand evidence for three theories of population health change: compression of morbidity, expansion of morbidity, and dynamic equilibrium...
  99. ncbi request reprint Health gaps: who's to blame?
    Tony Blakely
    Nurs N Z 9:19. 2003
  100. ncbi request reprint Smoking and inequalities
    Tony Blakely
    Lancet 368:1418. 2006
  101. ncbi request reprint Are socially disadvantaged neighbourhoods deprived of health-related community resources?
    Jamie Pearce
    GeoHealth Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 36:348-55. 2007
    ..This article reports on access to potentially health-promoting community resources across all neighbourhoods in New Zealand. Prevailing international opinion is that access to community resources is worse in deprived neighbourhoods...