Penny Farrell
University of Sydney
Publications 7
#1Penny Farrell (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 3
#2Anne Marie Thow (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 18
Last.Joel Negin (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 23
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The adult obesity prevalence in Samoa is the third highest globally, and diet is a significant contributor. Our study aimed to explore the behavioral and demographic factors which influence diets in Samoa. The most important findings for strategic policy design were: i) cost was the most important reason for food choice, ii) participants reported high rates of consumption of sugary and fatty energy foods – along with high rates of food insecurity, and iii) the food frequency questionnaire findin...
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#1Penny Farrell (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 3
#2Joel Negin (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 23
Last.Justin Richards (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 19
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Abstract Adults in Samoa have the third highest obesity prevalence in the world, and the prevalence is higher in women than men. The nutritional status of a household in most low- and middle-income countries is positively influenced by the level of control women have over financial resources. Our analysis examined how consumption of specific dietary groups was associated with different sociodemographic and individual health risk factor groups for women who participated in the 2014 Samoa Demograp...
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#1Penny Farrell (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 3
#2Anne Marie Thow (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 18
Last.Joel Negin (USYD: University of Sydney)H-Index: 23
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INTRODUCTION: Road traffic crashes constitute a considerable public health burden and represent the eighth leading cause of death and tenth leading cause of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) globally. However, very little is known about the extent, causes and impact of crashes in low- and middle-income countries including those in the Pacific. This lack of data is particularly true for the Solomon Islands. METHODS: The study is a retrospective record review of a pre-existing, de-identified ...
The Solomon Islands has one of the highest rates of domestic violence in the world. This paper is a descriptive case series of all cases of domestic violence presenting to the Solomon Islands National Referral Hospital (NRH) over 18 years. Data were routinely collected from a database of all patients who were treated by NRH general surgery and orthopedic clinicians between 1994 and 2011, inclusive. The total number of cases in the injury database as a result of domestic violence was 387. The ave...
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#1Robyn G. Alders (Tufts University)H-Index: 16
Last.Nicolene de Haan (FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization)H-Index: 1
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Village poultry and their owners were frequently implicated in disease transmission in the early days of the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 pandemic. With improved understanding of the epidemiology of the disease, it was recognized that village poultry raised under extensive conditions pose less of a threat than intensively raised poultry of homogeneous genetic stock with poor biosecurity. This paper provides an overview of village poultry production and the multiple ways that the...
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#1Joel NeginH-Index: 23
Last.Tenneth DalipandaH-Index: 3
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Introduction: Providing quality health services to people living in remote areas is central to global efforts to achieve universal access to health care. Effective referral systems are especially critical in resource-limited countries where small populations are separated by considerable distances, geographic challenges and the limitations of human resources for health. This study aimed to build an evidence base on inter-island referrals in the Solomon Islands, in particular regarding the number...
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