Affiliation: University of Newcastle
- Noncommunicable diseases in sub-Saharan Africa: where do they feature in the health research agenda?N Unwin
Department of Diabetes, University of Newcastle, Medical School, England
Bull World Health Organ 79:947-53. 2001..Research is needed to guide improvements in the clinical and cost effectiveness of resources currently committed to the care of patients with noncommunicable diseases, and to direct and evaluate preventive measures...
- The metabolic syndromeNigel Unwin
School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Medical School, Newcastle NE2 4HH, UK
J R Soc Med 99:457-62. 2006
- Hypertension prevalence and care in an urban and rural area of TanzaniaR Edwards
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Health Sciences, The Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
J Hypertens 18:145-52. 2000..To describe the prevalence, detection, treatment and control of hypertension in an urban and rural area of Tanzania...
- A comparison of proxy measures of abdominal obesity in Chinese, European and South Asian adultsS Patel
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Human Diabetes and Metabolism Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Diabet Med 16:853-60. 1999....
- Diabetes in sub-Saharan AfricaT J Aspray
Department of Medicine, The Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Adv Exp Med Biol 498:21-6. 2001..Finally, health promotion, primary prevention and health screening strategies for chronic diseases such as diabetes, stroke and coronary heart disease are required...
- Smoking and alcohol consumption in a UK Chinese populationM White
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Public Health 115:62-9. 2001..Patterns of health related behaviour should be tracked over time in ethnic minority populations to identify changes that pose risk to health and which deserve appropriate intervention...
- The performance of the Rose angina questionnaire in South Asian and European origin populations: a comparative study in Newcastle, UKC M Fischbacher
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, The Medical School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle NE2 4HH, UK
Int J Epidemiol 30:1009-16. 2001..We set out to assess the performance of the Rose angina questionnaire in UK South Asians compared with Europeans...
- Implications of applying widely accepted cholesterol screening and management guidelines to a British adult population: cross sectional study of cardiovascular disease and risk factorsN Unwin
Department of Medicine, University of Newcastle, Medical School, Newcastle NE2 4HH
BMJ 317:1125-30. 1998..To compare the implications of four widely used cholesterol screening and treatment guidelines by applying them to a population in the United Kingdom...
- A lifecourse study of risk for hyperinsulinaemia, dyslipidaemia and obesity (the central metabolic syndrome) at age 49-51 yearsL Parker
Paediatric and Lifecourse Epidemiology Research Group, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Sir James Spence Institute of Child Health, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Diabet Med 20:406-15. 2003..A central metabolic syndrome (CMS) has been identified comprising obesity, dyslipidaemia and insulin resistance. This study was designed to investigate determinants of risk for CMS...
- Chronic non-communicable diseasesN Unwin
School of Population and Health Sciences, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, William Leech Building, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH, UK
Ann Trop Med Parasitol 100:455-64. 2006..As urbanization continues apace and populations age, investment in the prevention and control of NCD in low-and middle-income countries can no longer be ignored...
- Tobacco smoking in Tanzania, East Africa: population based smoking prevalence using expired alveolar carbon monoxide as a validation toolK Jagoe
Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Tob Control 11:210-4. 2002..To describe the prevalence of tobacco smoking in an urban East African population while using a simple validation procedure to examine the degree of under reporting in men and women...
- A comparison of the new international diabetes federation definition of metabolic syndrome to WHO and NCEP definitions in Chinese, European and South Asian origin adultsNigel Unwin
School of Clinical Medical Sciences, Newcastle University, UK
Ethn Dis 17:522-8. 2007....
- Diabetes and tuberculosis: the impact of the diabetes epidemic on tuberculosis incidenceCatherine R Stevenson
Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
BMC Public Health 7:234. 2007..Diabetes increases the risk of TB. Our aim was to assess the potential impact of diabetes as a risk factor for incident pulmonary tuberculosis, using India as an example...
- Anthropometry measures and prevalence of obesity in the urban adult population of Cameroon: an update from the Cameroon Burden of Diabetes Baseline SurveyRaoul M Kamadjeu
Health of Population in Transition Research Group, Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Yaounde University I, Cameroon
BMC Public Health 6:228. 2006..The objective of the study was to provide baseline and reference data on the prevalence and distribution of overweight and obesity, using different anthropometric measurements in adult urban populations in Cameroon...
- The prevalence of Parkinson's disease in an area of North Tyneside in the North-East of EnglandBob Porter
Parkinson s Disease Service, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust, Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Neuroepidemiology 26:156-61. 2006..UK prevalence studies have demonstrated prevalence rates for Parkinson's disease (PD) of 108 to 164 cases per 100,000. we aimed to calculate the prevalence of PD in an area of the North-East of England...
- Association between socioeconomic status and adiposity in urban CameroonLeopold Fezeu
INSERM Unité 258, Villejuif, France
Int J Epidemiol 35:105-11. 2006..As the relation between socioeconomic status (SES) and obesity may depend on the stage of development of a country, this relation is assessed in adults from urban Cameroon...
- Prevalence of wheeze and self-reported asthma and asthma care in an urban and rural area of Tanzania and CameroonFerdinand Mugusi
Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Trop Doct 34:209-14. 2004..There were major gaps in clinical care, particularly in urban areas. Sustainable methods for delivering accessible and effective asthma care in sub-Saharan Africa are required...
- Patterns of physical activity and relationship with risk markers for cardiovascular disease and diabetes in Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and European adults in a UK populationLouise Hayes
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Medical School, Framlington Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH
J Public Health Med 24:170-8. 2002....
- Definitions of the metabolic syndromeNigel Unwin
JAMA 289:1240; author reply 1241. 2003
- Differences in body composition and cardiovascular and type 2 diabetes risk factors between migrant and British-born British Pakistani womenTessa M Pollard
Medical Anthropology Research Group, Department of Anthropology, Durham University, Durham, DH1 3HN, United Kingdom
Am J Hum Biol 20:545-9. 2008..British-born British Pakistani women also differed from British-born European women, having a more adverse body composition, but healthier levels of HDL cholesterol and blood pressure...