Jennifer Powers

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987 1 School of Psychology and School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia. 2 School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Australia. 3 School of Human Movement Studies, University of Queensland, Australia. 4 Research Centre for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Australia. 5 Centre for Research and Education on(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the sociodemographic characteristics, health status and health service use of vegetarians, semi-vegetarians and non-vegetarians. DESIGN In cross-sectional data analyses of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health in 2000, 9113 women (aged 22-27 years) were defined as non-vegetarians if they reported including red meat in(More)
Health status was assessed in 39 kava users and 34 non-users in a coastal Aboriginal community in Arnhem Land. Twenty (27%) respondents were very heavy (mean consumption, 440 g/week) users of kava; 15 (21%) respondents were heavy (310 g/week) users of kava and four (5%) respondents were occasional (100 g/week) users of kava. Kava users were more likely to(More)
Associations between self-reported ‘low iron’, general health and well-being, vitality and tiredness in women, were examined using physical (PCS) and mental (MCS) component summary and vitality (VT) scores from the MOS short-form survey (SF-36). 14,762 young (18–23 years) and 14,072 mid-age (45–50 years) women, randomly selected from the national health(More)
This study investigates the sense of belonging to a neighbourhood among 9445 women aged 73-78 years participating in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health. Thirteen items designed to measure sense of neighbourhood were included in the survey of the older women in 1999. Survey data provided a range of measures of demographic, social and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the risk factors for various types of attrition in three age cohorts of women in a longitudinal study and to discuss strategies to minimise attrition. METHODS Analysis of survey data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, collected by mailed questionnaire. In 1996, the study recruited and surveyed a national random(More)
Risk factors for Aboriginal low birthweight (< 2500 g), preterm birth (< 37 weeks' gestation) and intrauterine growth retardation (under the tenth percentile of Australian birthweights for gestational age) were examined in 503 live-born singletons recorded as born to an Aboriginal mother and routinely delivered at the Royal Darwin Hospital between January(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate differences in self-rated health by mode of administration and to assess the value of multiple imputation to make self-rated health comparable for telephone and mail. METHODS In 1996, Survey 1 of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health was answered by mail. In 1998, 706 and 11,595 mid-age women answered Survey 2 by(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify social and environmental differences associated with differences in admission rates of children from 10 rural Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. DESIGN Between March 1986 and December 1987, records of hospital admissions of the cohort of children for 1976-1985 were examined retrospectively; cross-sectional measurements(More)
BACKGROUND Risky patterns of alcohol use prior to pregnancy increase the risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancies and subsequent adverse outcomes. It is important to understand how consumption changes once women become pregnant. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe the characteristics of women that partake in risky drinking patterns before pregnancy(More)