Hassan A Mamoon

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INTRODUCTION AND AIMS Estimate the prevalence of co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness in a sample of Australian prisoners, and describe patterns of co-occurring substance use disorder and mental illness. DESIGN AND METHODS The sample comprised 1478 individuals (1208 men, 270 women) from two surveys of prisoners' mental health: the 2001(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare self-reported cervical screening rates, as recorded in the 1998 NSW Health Survey, with registry-based cervical screening rates for NSW for the same period; and to examine factors associated with over-estimates of cervical screening rates by self-report. METHODS Self-reported cervical screening data was extracted from the 1998 NSW(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine differentials and time trends in self-reported Pap test rates by socio-economic status (SES) from the 1989/90 and 1995 Australian National Health Surveys (NHS). METHODS The unit record data for females were extracted from the two NHSs and combined. The outcome variable of interest was 'having a Pap test in the past three years'. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to estimate the extent of association of cervical screening in NSW women with socio-economic status (SES), rurality, and proportions of non-English speaking background (NESB) and Indigenous status. Data on women who had at least one Pap test over two years (January 1998-December 1999) were obtained from the NSW Pap test(More)
PURPOSE To examine the impact of a peer-led asthma education program on asthma knowledge, attitudes, and quality of life among adolescents. METHODS A controlled trial was conducted in two girls' high schools situated in an area of high unemployment and low socioeconomic status, and with a large non-English-speaking community. One school received the(More)
To examine time trends in cervical cancer incidence and mortality in NSW women aged ¥20 years in relation to important health service initiatives and programs. Data on cervical cancer incidence and mortality were obtained from the NSW Central Cancer Registry for 1972–2001, and corresponding annual populations obtained from the Australian Bureau of(More)
INTRODUCTION The extent of early cervical rescreening, defined as rescreening earlier than the recommended interval for a given initial test result, is difficult to determine mainly because the testing history of women is incomplete, especially with newer population based screening registers. METHODS Estimation of early rescreening is based on analysis of(More)
Study objectives—Cervical cancer incidence and mortality in NSW during 1972– 1996 is examined under counterfactual assumptions to estimate the number of new cervical cancer cases averted and deaths avoided, with projections to 2006. Setting—Cervical cancer incident cases and deaths in NSW for 1972–96 were obtained from the NSW Central Cancer Registry,(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES Cervical cancer incidence and mortality in NSW during 1972-1996 is examined under counterfactual assumptions to estimate the number of new cervical cancer cases averted and deaths avoided, with projections to 2006. SETTING Cervical cancer incident cases and deaths in NSW for 1972-96 were obtained from the NSW Central Cancer Registry,(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare mite allergen levels in carpeted sleeping accommodation in private dwellings and public places. METHODS The concentration of Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus Group 1 allergen in house dust was measured in mat-tresses and bedroom floors in 12 homes, 5 hotels, 11 child care centres and a university hall of residence. Indoor temperature(More)