Anthony Smith

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INTRODUCTION People with sexual interests in bondage and discipline, "sadomasochism" or dominance and submission (BDSM) have been seen by many professionals as damaged or dangerous. AIM To examine sexual behavior correlates of involvement in BDSM and test the hypothesis that BDSM is practiced by people with a history of sexual coercion, sexual(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence and features of homosexual experience and recent homosexual encounters among a representative sample of Australian adults. METHODS Computer-assisted telephone interviews were completed by a representative sample of 10,173 men and 9,134 women aged 16-59 years from all States and Territories. The overall response rate(More)
In this chapter, we will introduce the basic concepts that constitute what is known as ReliabilityCentered Maintenance. Initially, however, we will briefly discuss how PM has evolved in the industrial world, and most importantly, we will look at how one of the basic tenets of reliability engineering—the “bathtub curve”—can and should influence the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the size, distribution and changes in the population of homosexual and bisexual men in Australia, and the capacity of available measures to make this estimation. METHODS We used data from five sources: the Australian Study of Health and Relationships, the Gay Community Periodic Surveys, HIV Futures, the Health in Men cohort study, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide reliable estimates of the prevalence, correlates and consequences of sexual coercion among a representative sample of Australian adults. METHODS Computer-assisted telephone interviews were completed by a representative sample of 10,173 men and 9,134 women aged 16-59 years. The response rate was 73.1% (69.4% men, 77.6% women). (More)
OBJECTIVES To document the use of contraception by a representative sample of Australian women aged 16-59 years. METHOD Between mid-2001 and mid-2002, computer-assisted telephone interviews were completed by 9,134 women aged 16-59 years from all States and Territories selected by modified random-digit dialling of households (response rate 77.6%).(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence of same-sex and opposite-sex attraction and experience in Australia and the prevalence of different sexual identities. METHOD Computer-assisted telephone interviews were completed by a representative sample of 10,173 men and 9,134 women aged 16-59 years from all States and Territories of Australia. The overall response(More)
The aim of this paper was to measure student knowledge of HPV and risks associated with cervical cancer, explore associated factors, correlate knowledge of HPV and cervical cancer with other domains of sexual health related knowledge and estimate student self-reported rates of HPV immunisation. Data were from a nationally representative cross-sectional(More)
The results from a telephone survey in 2001-02 of a probability sample of Australian households including 10,173 men aged 16-59 (response rate 69.4%) are used to assess the prevalence of circumcision across social groups in Australia and examine lifetime history of sexually transmissible infection (STI), sexual difficulties in the last year, sexual(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the prevalence and correlates of three types of pelvic pain (dysmenorrhoea, dyspareunia, and other chronic pelvic pain [CPP]) in a nationally representative sample of Australian women. DESIGN AND SETTING The CPP survey was part of a broader national study of health and relationships. Computer-assisted telephone interviews were(More)