Amanda J Samanek

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OBJECTIVE To examine the influence of geographical and seasonal factors on duration of solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure of skin to produce recommended vitamin D levels without producing erythema. DESIGN AND SETTING An ecological study using daily Ultraviolet Index (UVI) data collected in major population centres across Australia for 1 year (1(More)
AIMS This study was designed to obtain data on public understanding of genetic concepts in the adult population of Western Australia. It explored knowledge of genetic risk of disease, inheritance, biology, determinism, and factors that predict relatively higher genetic knowledge within the general population. METHOD A cross-sectional telephone survey of(More)
OBJECTIVES Prior to the introduction of mandatory folic acid fortification in September 2009, this study collected baseline data on folate awareness, knowledge of pregnancy-relevant public health messages and consumer behaviours in Western Australia. METHODS One thousand residents aged 18 years or older participated in a cross sectional telephone survey(More)
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