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OBJECTIVE To define the prevalence of pelvic floor disorders in a non-institutionalised community and to determine the relationship to gender, age, parity and mode of delivery. DESIGN A representative population survey using the 1998 South Australian Health Omnibus Survey. SAMPLE Random selection of 4400 households; 3010 interviews were conducted in the(More)
BACKGROUND Health related quality-of-life is recognized as an important health outcome measure; how ever, it may also have a significant application in smoking reduction and cessation programs. METHODS Representative population data (n = 3010) was used to compare the quality-of-life status of differ ent smoking categories with never smokers. RESULTS(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the prevalence and cost of alternative medicines and alternative practitioner use in an Australian population. METHODS We conducted a representative population survey of persons aged 15 or older living in South Australia, which required 3004 personal interviews. We assessed the rates of use and types of alternative medicine and(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of diabetes and depression and their associations with quality of life using a representative population sample. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS The study consisted of a representative population sample of individuals aged > or = 15 years living in South Australia comprising 3,010 personal interviews(More)
A 70-year-old woman developed a glioblastoma in the irradiated field 7 years after stereotactic radiosurgery for meningioma. Glioma induction has been previously reported after external beam radiation for leukaemia, pituitary adenoma, tinea capitus, and meningioma. This radiosurgery-induced malignancy may portend further reports of tumour induction. The(More)
1. The European Water Framework Directive requires the determination of ecological status in European fresh and saline waters. This is to be through the establishment of a typology of surface water bodies, the determination of reference (high status) conditions in each element (ecotype) of the typology and of lower grades of status (good, moderate, poor and(More)
OBJECTIVE Reports of the prevalence and impact of comorbid conditions among people with asthma have been limited to certain population groups or convenience samples. Our aim was to examine the prevalence of major comorbidity in asthma and associations with quality of life and functional status in the general population. STUDY DESIGN/SETTING The WANTS(More)