Paul L Jelfs

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To investigate the laterality of cutaneous melanoma (ICD-10 C43), we obtained data spanning the period of diagnosis 1998-2003 from six population-based cancer registries: New South Wales, Australia; England; Finland; The Netherlands; Scotland; and the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program of the United States of America (restricted to(More)
BACKGROUND There has been no comprehensive investigation of psychological health in Australia's Korean War veteran population, and few researchers are investigating the health of coalition Korean War veterans into old age. AIMS To investigate the association between war service, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression in Australia's(More)
BACKGROUND National cancer survival statistics are available for the total Australian population but not Indigenous Australians, although their cancer mortality rates are known to be higher than those of other Australians. We aimed to validate analysis methods and report cancer survival rates for Indigenous Australians as the basis for regular national(More)
To examine the effects of different Pap screening patterns in preventing invasive cervical cancer among women in New South Wales, Australia. A total of 877 women aged 20–69 years diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer during 2000–2003 were matched with 2,614 controls by month and year of birth. Screening behavior patterns in 4 years preceding the time of(More)
BACKGROUND The poor health status of Australia's indigenous population is reflected in relatively high mortality rates from almost all causes, including preventable causes such as cervical cancer, where the rate is six to eight times that of non-Aboriginal women. However, there is little information on the geographical distribution of risk, an important(More)
BACKGROUND Military service is considered to be a hidden variable underlying current knowledge about well-being in the elderly. This study aimed to examine life satisfaction and quality of life in Australia's surviving male Korean War veterans and a community comparison group, and to investigate any association with war deployment-related factors. METHODS(More)
The Australian Health Survey will deliver key health measures for all Australian children and adults, and collect information across Australia. The Australian Bureau of Statistics has consulted widely on the development of the Survey, and has shaped the survey according to strong and consistent advice in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the characteristics of cutaneous malignant melanoma in Australians in 1989. DESIGN AND DATA: Descriptive analysis of all invasive melanomas reported to State or Territory cancer registries in 1989. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES The age, sex and State or Territory of residence of affected individuals, and the topography, morphology and(More)
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