Theme 1 journal articles

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Do differences in religious affiliation explain high levels of excess mortality in the UK?
Ralston K, Walsh D, Feng Z, Dibben C, McCartney G, O’Reilly D. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2017 DOI: 10.1136/jech-2016-208176

Potential influences on suicide prevalence in comparisons of UK post-industrial cities. 
Walsh D, McCartney G, O’Reilly D. Public Health 2017; 143: 94-96.

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Is there a link between childhood adversity, attachment style and Scotland’s excess mortality? Evidence, challenges and potential research.
Smith, M, Williamson, AE, Walsh, D, McCartney, G.  BMC Public Health 2016; 16:655.

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Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland, 1991-2011 (I): the role of incomes, effects of socio-economic and political adversity and demographic change.
McCartney G, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Mcadams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M, Walsh D, Beeston C. Public Health 2016;132:13-23. 

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Explaining trends in alcohol-related harms in Scotland (II): policy, culture, the market, clinical changes and a synthesis. 

McCartney G, Craig N, Craig P, Graham L, Lakha F, Mcadams R, MacPherson M, Minton J, Parkinson J, Robinson M, Shipton D, Taulbut M, Walsh D, Beeston C. Public Health 2016;132:24-32.

Comparing time and risk preferences across three post industrial UK cities. 
van der Pol M, Walsh D, McCartney G. Social Science & Medicine 2015; 140: 54-61.

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Explaining the excess mortality in Scotland compared with England: pooling of 18 cohort studies.
McCartney G, Russ T.C, Walsh D. et al. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 2015; 69(1): 20-7. 

Comparing levels of social capital in three northern post-industrial UK cities. 
Walsh D, McCartney G, McCullough S, van der Pol M, Buchanan D, Jones R.  Journal of Public Health 2015; 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.02.024 

No mean city: adolescent health and risk behaviours in a UK urban setting
Levin K, Walsh D, McCartney G. Journal of Public Health 2015 DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdu035 

Is ‘excess’ mortality in Glasgow an artefact of measurement? Stanners G, Walsh D, McCartney G. Journal of Public Health 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2015.02.032

Always looking on the bright side of life? Exploring optimism and health in three UK post-industrial urban settings. 
Walsh D, McCartney G, McCullough S, van der Pol M, Buchanan D,  Jones R. Journal of Public Health 2015;37(3):389-397

Growing up in Glasgow: the social context of adolescence. 
Levin KA, Walsh D, McCartney G. European Journal of Public Health 2015;25(3):464-466. 

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Regional alcohol consumption and alcohol-related mortality in Great Britain: novel insights using retail sales data 
Robinson M, Shipton D, Walsh D, Whyte B, McCartney G. BMC Public Health 2015;15:1. DOI:10.1186/1471-2458-15-1 

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Comparing Antonovsky’s Sense of Coherence scale across three UK post-industrial cities.
Walsh D, McCartney G, McCullough S, Buchanan D, Jones R. BMJ Open 2014; 4:e005792 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005792.

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Breastfeeding is Associated with Reduced Childhood Hospitalization: Evidence from a Scottish Birth Cohort (1997-2009)  
Omotomilola M. A, Whyte B, Chalmers J, Tappin D M, Wolfson L, Fleming M, MacDonald A, Wood R, Stockton D. Journal of Pediatrics 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.11.013 

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Breastfeeding is Associated with Reduced Childhood Hospitalization: Evidence from a Scottish Birth Cohort (1997-2009)  
Omotomilola M. A, Whyte B, Chalmers J, Tappin D M, Wolfson L, Fleming M, MacDonald A, Wood R, Stockton D. Journal of Pediatrics 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.11.013 

Alcohol-related deaths in Scotland: do country-specific factors affecting cohorts born in the 1940s and before help explain the current trends in alcohol-related trends?
Shipton D, McCartney G, Whyte B, Walsh D, Craig N, Beeston C. European Journal of Public Health 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cku163.055

Comparing early years and childhood experiences and outcomes in Scotland, England and three city-regions: a plausible explanation for Scottish 'excess' mortality?
Taulbut M., Walsh D., O'Dowd J.  BMC Paediatrics 2014.

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Spatial inequalities in life expectancy within postindustrial regions of Europe: a cross-sectional observational study
Taulbut Martin, Walsh David, McCartney Gerry, Parcell Sophie, Hartmann Anja, Poirier Gilles, Strniskova Dana, Hanlon Phil. BMJ Open 2014;4:e004711 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004711 

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Informing the ‘early years’ agenda in Scotland: understanding infant feeding patterns using linked datasets
Ajetunmobi O, Whyte B, Chalmers J, Fleming M, Stockton D, Wood R. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. DOI:10.1136/jech-2013-202718

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Alcohol-related mortality in deprived UK cities: worrying trends in young women challenge recent national downward trends. 

 Shipton D, Whyte B, Walsh D. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health DOI:10.1136/jech-2013-202574 

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Why do males in Scotland die younger than those in England? Evidence from three prospective cohort studies
McCartney G, Shipley M, Hart C, Davey Smith G, Kivimäki M, Walsh D, Watt GC and Batty GD. PLoS ONE 2012;7(7):e38860

Vitamin D and subsequent all-age and premature mortality: a systematic review
Rush L, McCartney G, Walsh D, MacKay D. BMC Public Health 2013;13:679

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Why the Scots die younger: Synthesizing the evidence
McCartney G, Collins C, Walsh D and Batty GD. Public Health 2012126(6):459-470 doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2012.03.007

 

Do socio-economic, behavioural and biological risk factors explain the poor health profile of the UK’s sickest city?
Landy R, Walsh D and Ramsay J. Journal of Public Health 2012;34(4):591-598 doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fds020.

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Shipyards and sectarianism: How do mortality and deprivation compare in Glasgow and Belfast?
Graham P, Walsh D and McCartney G. Public Health 2012;126(5):378-385

Deprivation and infant feeding at birth
Ajetunmobi O and Whyte B. Arch Dis Child 2012;97:A183-A186 doi:10.1136/archdischild-2012-301885.430

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Has Scotland always been the ‘sick man’ of Europe? An observational study from 1855 to 2006
McCartney G, Walsh D, Whyte B and Collins C. European Journal of Public Health 2012;22(6):756-760 doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckr136

 

What can ecological data tell us about reasons for divergence in health status between West Central Scotland and other regions of post-industrial Europe?
Taulbut M, Walsh D, Parcell S, Hartmann A, Poirier G, Strniskova D, Daniels G and Hanlon P. Public Health 2013 (in press) doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2012.11.007

 

Trends in terminations of pregnancy in Glasgow, Liverpool and Manchester
Walsh D and McCartney G. Public Health 2012 (in press) doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2012.11.006

Epidemiology of hospitalization due to alcohol-related harm: evidence from a Scottish cohort study.
Lawder R, Grant I, Storey C, Walsh D, Whyte B, Hanlon P.  Public Health 2011; 125(8):533-9.

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Cohort Profile. The Scottish Health Surveys Cohort: linkage of study participants to routinely collected records for mortality, hospital discharge, and cancer and offspring birth characteristics in three nationwide studies
Gray L, Batty G, Craig P, Stewart C, Whyte B, Finlayson A and Leyland A. International Journal of Epidemiology 2010;39(2):345-350 doi:10.1093/ije/dyp155

 

It’s not ‘just deprivation’: Why do equally deprived UK cities experience different health outcomes?
Walsh D, Bendel N, Jones R and Hanlon P. Public Health 2010;124(9):487-495 doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2010.02.006

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The aftershock of deindustrialization – trends in mortality in Scotland and other parts of post-industrial Europe
Walsh D, Taulbut M and Hanlon P. European Journal of Public Health 2010;20(1):58-64 doi:10.1093/eurpub/ckp063

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An analysis of the link between behavioural, biological and social risk factors and subsequent hospital admission in Scotland
Hanlon P, Lawder R, Elders A, Clark D, Walsh D, Whyte B and Sutton M. Journal of Public Health 2007;29(4):405-412 doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdm062