Patricia C Akhtar

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OBJECTIVE To detect any change in exposure to secondhand smoke among primary schoolchildren after implementation of smoke-free legislation in Scotland in March 2006. DESIGN Comparison of nationally representative, cross sectional, class based surveys carried out in the same schools before and after legislation. SETTING Scotland. PARTICIPANTS 2559(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine change in home smoking restrictions one year after introduction of Scottish smoke-free legislation, and whether type of restriction impacts upon secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among children. DESIGN Comparison of nationally representative, cross-sectional, class-based surveys carried out in the same schools before and after(More)
BACKGROUND To examine the impact of the Scottish smoke-free legislation on social inequalities in secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among primary school children. METHODS Comparison of nationally representative, cross-sectional, class-based surveys carried out in the same schools before and after legislation. Participants were 2532 primary school children(More)
BACKGROUND Regular participation in physical activity can have significant health gains in terms of physical and psychological wellbeing but there is evidence to suggest that many young people are not sufficiently active to benefit their health. This paper examines the socio-demographic patterning of leisure-time vigorous physical activity among Scottish(More)
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