Marcus Williamson

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This study reports chronic pain prevalence in a randomly selected sample of the adult Australian population. Data were collected by Computer-Assisted Telephone Interview (CATI) using randomly generated telephone numbers and a two-stage stratified sample design. Chronic pain was defined as pain experienced every day for three months in the six months prior(More)
This study aims to characterize occupational injuries in a defined poor inner-city population in terms of demographic features, types, and circumstances of injuries, and medical and financial consequences. It is a case series drawn from a larger population-based injury registry in emergency departments that serve 17 poor census tracts in Philadelphia. Of(More)
Increasing prevalence of dental fluorosis for children both from fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities are now well documented. Along with recent studies purporting possible adverse health effects from fluorides, this proven public health intervention is again being challenged. This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of dental fluorosis(More)
An outbreak of legionellosis associated with a hotel in Sydney, Australia, and the subsequent epidemiological and environmental investigations are described. Four cases of Legionnaires' disease were notified to the Public Health Unit. A cross-sectional study of 184 people who attended a seminar at the hotel was carried out. Serological and questionnaire(More)
This study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of dental caries in children ages 6-14, from fluoridated and non-fluoridated areas in British Columbia, Canada, and the effects of receiving certain fluoride preventive procedures during childhood. Children from two communities were surveyed using a modified Decayed, Missing and Filled Tooth Surface(More)
An increase in the prevalence of dental fluorosis among children in North America is well documented. Published reports of the relationship between the occurrence of dental fluorosis and early exposure to various fluorides and the use of different types of infant feeding practices have begun to provide insights into possible causes for this increase. This(More)
This paper aims to determine the impact of a smoke-free homes initiative in Doncaster. An evaluation was conducted via a self-reported semi-structured questionnaire and telephone survey in 2006. Numbers and types of smoke-free homes promises, self-reported smoking restrictions in the home and factors associated with smoke-free homes were measured. A total(More)