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Correlates of binge eating with and without overvaluation of weight or shape: Further evidence from a general population sample of women

Author/editor: Harrison, C, Mond, J M, Rieger, E, Hay, P, Rodgers, B
Publication year: 2015

The objective of this work was to further examine the status of the overvaluation of weight/shape in binge-eating disorder (BED) by examining correlates of probable BED with and without overvaluation. Subgroups of women – probable BED with overvaluation (n = 37), probable BED... » read more

Consistency and continuity in material and psychosocial adversity among Australian families with young children

Author/editor: Gubhaju, B, Rodgers, B, Butterworth, P J, Strazdins, L M, Davidson, T
Publication year: 2015

Prior studies on longitudinal continuity of adversity have mostly examined persistence of individual adversity, rather than of families and have focussed mainly on material disadvantage. However, adversity is multi-dimensional, and in the case of families with children, it includes psychosocial... » read more

Patterns of Contraceptive Use

Author/editor: Gray, E. and Arunachalam, D.
Publication year: 2015

This chapter investigates patterns of contraceptive use among Australian women who are at ‘risk’ of pregnancy: that is, women of reproductive age who are sexually active. The aims of this chapter are to determine how women control their fertility, and how contraceptive use varies... » read more


Author/editor: Gray, E.
Publication year: 2015

This chapter examines repartnering over a 10-year period. Many people who have experienced relationship breakdowns go on to have new relationships. Repartnering, which is forming a new intimate relationship after the dissolution of a previous one, can take a number of forms. This is because of... » read more

Entering a Union in the Twenty-First Century: Cohabitation and 'Living Apart Together'

Author/editor: Evans, A.
Publication year: 2015

This chapter uses data from the HILDA survey to explore the relationship landscape of young Australians focussing on the transition to, and type of, first live-in relationship. Australians entered the twenty-first century having experienced 50 years of profound change in relationship formation,... » read more

Gender equality in the family and childbearing

Author/editor: Dommermuth, L, Hohmann-Marriott, B, Lappegard, T
Publication year: 2015

Gender equality and equity in the division of household labor may be associated with couples’ transitions to first, second, and third births. Our comprehensive analysis includes the division of housework and child care as well as the perception of whether this division is fair and... » read more

Cardiometabolic disease risk and HIV status in rural South Africa: Establishing a baseline

Author/editor: Clark S.J., Gómez-Olivé X., Houle B., Thorogood M., Klipstein-Grobusch K., Angotti N., Kabudula C., Williams J., Tollman S., Menken J.
Publication year: 2015


To inform health care and training, resource and research priorities, it is essential to establish how non-communicable disease risk factors vary by HIV-status in high HIV burden areas; and whether long-term anti-retroviral therapy (ART) plays a modifying role.

Methods... » read more

What can reverse causation tell us about demographic differences in the social network and social support determinants of self-rated health in later life?

Author/editor: Booth, H., Rioseco P., & Crawford, H.
Publication year: 2015

Few studies of the association between social networks (SN), social support (SS), and self-rated health (SRH) address the role of demography in determining that association. Yet demography defines social-structural context, differentiates family from friend networks, and influences network... » read more

Prospective Life Tables

Author/editor: Booth, H., Hyndman, R. and Tickle, L.
Publication year: 2015

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Demographic techniques: Data adjustment and correction

Author/editor: Booth, H and Gerland P
Publication year: 2015

Demographic data suffer from sampling errors and from biases arising from coverage and content errors that may be systematic and noncompensating. Common and problematic errors for demographic estimation are those affecting the reporting of age, parity, and deaths. Age misreporting affects... » read more

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