Abstracts of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine

Mugtaba Osman, Andrew C. Parnell, Clifford Haley

“Suicide shall cease to be a crime”: suicide and undetermined death trends 1970–2000 before and after the decriminalization of suicide in Ireland 1993


Keywords Suicide     Criminal Law     Ethics     Legislation     Ireland

P. Froggatt

The demographic work of Sir William Wilde


Keywords William Wilde – Nineteenth-century Ireland – Census – Demography – Deaf mutism – Plaque

W. P. Martin, F. Sharif, G. Flaherty

Lifestyle risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetic risk in a sedentary occupational group: the Galway taxi driver study


Keywords Taxi drivers – Lifestyle risk factors – Hypertension – Hypercholesterolaemia – Cardiovascular disease – Type 2 diabetes – FINDRISC

É. Smith, C. Comiskey, Á. Carroll

Prevalence of and risk factors for osteoporosis in adults with acquired brain injury


Keywords Osteoporosis – Fracture risk – Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry – Stroke – Acquired brain injury – Traumatic brain injury

C. Brown, T. I. Barron, K. Bennett, D. MacDonald, F. Dwane, L. Sharp

Generalisability of pharmacoepidemiological studies using restricted prescription data


Keywords Pharmacoepidemiology – Prescriptions – Ovarian cancer – Routine data – External validity – Generalisability

E. Sexton, D. Bedford

GP supply, deprivation and emergency admission to hospital for COPD and diabetes complications in counties across Ireland: an exploratory analysis


Keywords Ambulatory-care sensitive conditions – Hospital discharges – Ireland – Primary care – Chronic disease – Geographical variation

L. Gallagher, C. Begley, M. Clarke

Determinants of breastfeeding initiation in Ireland


Keywords Breastfeeding – Initiation – Determinants

P. Barrett, C. Bradley

Attitudes and perceived risk of cannabis use in Irish adolescents


Keywords Cannabis – Marijuana – Attitudes – Risk – Teenagers – Adolescents – Ireland

C. D. Darker, J. Ho, G. Kelly, L. Whiston, J. Barry

Demographic and clinical factors predicting retention in methadone maintenance: results from an Irish cohort


Keywords Methadone maintenance therapy – Retention – Demographic factors – Clinical factors

J. C. Kinahan, S. Surah, S. Keating, C. Bergin, F. Mulcahy, F. Lyons, E. Keenan

Effect of integrating HIV and addiction care for non-engaging HIV-infected opiate-dependent patients


Keywords HIV – Methadone – Substance-related disorders – Delivery of health care – Integrated – Directly observed therapy – Anti-retroviral agents