Neil D McGlashan

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This investigation was carried out by questionnaire to parents of SIDS cases and two controls for each case and aimed to follow up the fact that Tasmania has been shown to have an unusually high rate of this cause of death. Both chi 2 and relative risk calculations were employed. The high rate of SIDS of the 1970s has been confirmed in this series in the(More)
The pattern of cancer in African gold miners over the 8-year period 1964-71, comprising 2,926,461 man-years of employment was studied. Of the 1344 cancers found, primary liver cancer accounted for 52-8%, oesophageal cancer 12-1%, cancer of the respiratory system 5-4% and cancer of the bladder 4-8%. Analysis of the spatial distribution of these four cancers,(More)
Mortality data on lung cancer among the black populations of South Africa, newly available from the first ever nation-wide enumerations, are analysed for age-specific rates and significant geographical and intertribal variations. This study finds a higher incidence at younger ages than among whites, an urban excess similar to other population groups in(More)
Analyses of monthly minimum temperatures and daily minimum temperatures show that significantly more Sudden Infant Deaths and 'pneumonitis' deaths occur in colder conditions in southern Tasmania. Low minimum monthly and low minimum daily temperatures 'explain' part of the observed winter seasonal peak of deaths. However, a sharp change of temperature over(More)
We describe here the results of the final 8 years of geographical and temporal data of a 33-year study of the cancer experience of 12.8 million man-years of black miners working on the gold fields of South Africa over the period 1964-96. These workers were recruited from 15 territories, the major areas during the most recent period being Lesotho (26.8%),(More)
Obstetric events surrounding the births of 171 babies who later died from sudden infant death syndrome are reported; each death was paired with a case-control from the same hospital. Babies of mothers who were normally resident in the Hobart Metropolitan Region (but not in the rural areas of the Southern Region) suffered higher numbers of deaths, whereas(More)