Sai Yin Ho

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Affiliation: The University of Hong Kong
Country: China

Publications

  1. pmc Physical activity and constipation in Hong Kong adolescents
    Rong Huang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    PLoS ONE 9:e90193. 2014
  2. pmc Adverse lifestyle leads to an annual excess of 2 million deaths in China
    G Neil Thomas
    Public Health, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Mannheim Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e89650. 2014
  3. pmc Infodemiology of alcohol use in Hong Kong mentioned on blogs: infoveillance study
    Kl Chan
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    J Med Internet Res 15:e192. 2013
  4. pmc Assessment of weight-related factors of adolescents by private practitioners
    Rong Huang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    BMC Fam Pract 14:141. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and outcomes of childhood obesity in Hong Kong: a retrospective cohort study
    S Y Ho
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 19:45-7. 2013
  6. pmc Who wants a slimmer body? The relationship between body weight status, education level and body shape dissatisfaction among young adults in Hong Kong
    Yee Tak Derek Cheung
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, School of PopulationHealth, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:835. 2011
  7. pmc Evaluation of internal reliability in the presence of inconsistent responses
    Daniel Y T Fong
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:27. 2010
  8. doi request reprint 'Carcinogens in a puff': smoking in Hong Kong movies
    Sai Yin Ho
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Tob Control 19:518-9. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint The relation of chronic cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus to perceived health, and the moderating effects of sex and age
    Sai Yin Ho
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Soc Sci Med 65:1386-96. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Neighbourhood food environment and dietary intakes in adolescents: sex and perceived family affluence as moderators
    Sai Yin Ho
    School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:420-7. 2010

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Publications85

  1. pmc Physical activity and constipation in Hong Kong adolescents
    Rong Huang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    PLoS ONE 9:e90193. 2014
    ..To examine the association of constipation with exercise, non-exercise physical activity, and sedentary behaviours in Hong Kong adolescents...
  2. pmc Adverse lifestyle leads to an annual excess of 2 million deaths in China
    G Neil Thomas
    Public Health, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom Institute of Public Health, Social and Preventive Medicine, Mannheim Medical Faculty, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e89650. 2014
    ..Adverse lifestyle factors have been associated with increased mortality, but data are lacking on their combined effect in developing populations, which we address in the present study...
  3. pmc Infodemiology of alcohol use in Hong Kong mentioned on blogs: infoveillance study
    Kl Chan
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    J Med Internet Res 15:e192. 2013
    ..The prevalence of the Internet and a high blogging rate by adolescents and adults present a unique opportunity to study drinking patterns by infodemiology...
  4. pmc Assessment of weight-related factors of adolescents by private practitioners
    Rong Huang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    BMC Fam Pract 14:141. 2013
    ..We aimed to examine how common adolescents received weight-related physical measurements and lifestyle enquiries (dietary habits and physical activity) from private practitioners and to identify factors associated with these assessments...
  5. ncbi request reprint Risk factors and outcomes of childhood obesity in Hong Kong: a retrospective cohort study
    S Y Ho
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Hong Kong Med J 19:45-7. 2013
    ..Improving psychosocial health could be beneficial in weight management for normal-weight and obese children. 4. Obesity is associated with higher blood pressures...
  6. pmc Who wants a slimmer body? The relationship between body weight status, education level and body shape dissatisfaction among young adults in Hong Kong
    Yee Tak Derek Cheung
    Centre for Health Policy, Programs and Economics, School of PopulationHealth, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:835. 2011
    ..We investigated the prevalence of body shape dissatisfaction (BSD) and explored its association with weight status, education level and other determinants among young adults in Hong Kong...
  7. pmc Evaluation of internal reliability in the presence of inconsistent responses
    Daniel Y T Fong
    School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
    Health Qual Life Outcomes 8:27. 2010
    ..We aimed to assess the impact of inconsistent responses on the internal reliability of a multi-item scale by developing a procedure to adjust Cronbach's alpha...
  8. doi request reprint 'Carcinogens in a puff': smoking in Hong Kong movies
    Sai Yin Ho
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Tob Control 19:518-9. 2010
    ..Comprehensive tobacco control strategies are urgently needed to protect young people in Hong Kong from cigarette promotion in movies...
  9. ncbi request reprint The relation of chronic cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus to perceived health, and the moderating effects of sex and age
    Sai Yin Ho
    University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Soc Sci Med 65:1386-96. 2007
    ..These findings have implications for health care workers and home carers who need to appreciate that the same condition may have a different perceived impact on persons of different sex and age, and be sensitive to their varying needs...
  10. doi request reprint Neighbourhood food environment and dietary intakes in adolescents: sex and perceived family affluence as moderators
    Sai Yin Ho
    School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:420-7. 2010
    ..To examine the effects of perceived availability of fast-food shops, restaurants, and convenience stores on adolescent dietary intakes...
  11. doi request reprint Comprehensive smoke-free legislation and displacement of smoking into the homes of young children in Hong Kong
    Sai Yin Ho
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Tob Control 19:129-33. 2010
    ..To investigate the effect of comprehensive smoke-free legislation in 2007 on the exposure of children to secondhand smoke (SHS) in Hong Kong...
  12. doi request reprint Weight misperception and psychosocial health in normal weight Chinese adolescents
    Wing Sze Lo
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e381-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the association between weight misperception and psychosocial health problems among normal weight Chinese adolescent boys and girls...
  13. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome increases all-cause and vascular mortality: the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Study
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:666-71. 2007
    ..The metabolic syndrome has been associated with increased mortality in some Caucasian populations, but data in Asian populations are not available. We present data describing the association of the metabolic syndrome with mortality...
  14. doi request reprint Longitudinal relations of perceived availability of neighborhood sport facilities with physical activity in adolescents: an analysis of potential moderators
    Bonny Yee Man Wong
    School of Public Health, Dept of Community Medicine, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong
    J Phys Act Health 11:581-7. 2014
    ..This study examined the longitudinal association of the perceived availability of neighborhood sport facilities with leisure-time PA, and the potential moderating effects of age, past PA behavior, and weight status in adolescents...
  15. pmc Smoking, quitting and mortality in an elderly cohort of 56,000 Hong Kong Chinese
    Tai Hing Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Tob Control 16:182-9. 2007
    ..Although the harms of smoking are well established, it is unclear how they extend into old age in the Chinese...
  16. pmc Alcohol and cardio-respiratory deaths in Chinese: a population-based case-control study of 32,462 older Hong Kong adults
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, PR China
    BMC Public Health 9:49. 2009
    ..e. southern Chinese, to provide an assessment of the specific impact of moderate alcohol use on mortality from ischemic heart disease (IHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Short-term effects of particulate air pollution on male smokers and never-smokers
    Chit Ming Wong
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Epidemiology 18:593-8. 2007
    ..We assessed whether smokers are subject to additional mortality risk from air pollution relative to never-smokers...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of obesity and body fat distribution on cardiovascular risk factors in Hong Kong Chinese
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Obes Res 12:1805-13. 2004
    ..We report the relative associations between general and central obesity and risk factors in 2893 Chinese subjects recruited from the Hong Kong population...
  19. ncbi request reprint The US National Cholesterol Education Programme Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP ATP III) prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in a Chinese population
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, 5 F Academic and Administration Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 67:251-7. 2005
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Fish consumption and mortality in Hong Kong Chinese--the LIMOR study
    Man Ping Wang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Ann Epidemiol 21:164-9. 2011
    ..To investigate the association between fish consumption and mortality in 36,003 Chinese...
  21. doi request reprint Validity and test-retest reliability in assessing current body size with figure drawings in Chinese adolescents
    Wing Sze Lo
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e107-13. 2011
    ..Height and weight were also objectively measured. Spearman's correlation was used to assess construct validity, concurrent validity and test-retest reliability...
  22. doi request reprint Alcohol consumption and sleep problems in Hong Kong adolescents
    Rong Huang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Sleep Med 14:877-82. 2013
    ..We aimed to investigate the relationship between alcohol consumption and sleep problems among Hong Kong adolescents...
  23. doi request reprint Smoking is associated with poor self-rated health among adolescents in Hong Kong
    Man Ping Wang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Nicotine Tob Res 14:682-7. 2012
    ..To investigate the association between smoking and self-rated health (SRH) among adolescents in Hong Kong...
  24. pmc Does economic development contribute to sex differences in ischaemic heart disease mortality? Hong Kong as a natural experiment using a case-control study
    C Mary Schooling
    Dept of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    BMC Public Health 8:32. 2008
    ..We examined whether excess male risk of IHD mortality was higher with birth in an economically developed environment...
  25. ncbi request reprint Is height associated with cardiovascular risk in Chinese adults?
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Epidemiology 18:274-8. 2007
    ..Better childhood conditions, proxied by greater height, are usually protective against ischemic heart disease in western countries. These relations are less evident in other settings...
  26. doi request reprint Prospective effects of weight perception and weight comments on psychological health among Chinese adolescents
    Wing Sze Lo
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Acta Paediatr 98:1959-64. 2009
    ..To investigate the prospective effects of weight perception of self and weight comments by others on psychological health problems among Chinese adolescents...
  27. ncbi request reprint Identification of factors differentially associated with isolated impaired fasting glucose and isolated post-load impaired glucose tolerance: the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Study
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Eur J Endocrinol 155:623-32. 2006
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  28. doi request reprint Smoking of parents and best friend--independent and combined effects on adolescent smoking and intention to initiate and quit smoking
    Kwok Kei Mak
    School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Nicotine Tob Res 14:1057-64. 2012
    ..This study investigates the independent and combined effects of smoking of parents and best friend on smoking and the intention to initiate or quit smoking in adolescents...
  29. ncbi request reprint Impact of sex-specific body composition on cardiovascular risk factors: the Hong Kong Cardiovascular Risk Factor Study
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Metabolism 55:563-9. 2006
    ..Increasing adjusted waist circumference was associated with increased risk of hypertension and diabetes in Chinese and dyslipidemia in women only...
  30. ncbi request reprint Childhood migration and cardiovascular risk
    Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1219-26. 2004
    ..Childhood living conditions have been hypothesized to be associated with the development of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in adult life...
  31. pmc Cross-sectional study on parental pro-drinking practices and adolescent alcohol drinking in Hong Kong
    Wing Man Au
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    BMJ Open 6:e009804. 2016
    ..To investigate the association between parental pro-drinking practices (PPDPs) and alcohol drinking in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents...
  32. ncbi request reprint Age- versus time-comparative self-rated health in Hong Kong Chinese older adults
    Zhi Bin Li
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 21:729-39. 2006
    ....
  33. doi request reprint The use of waist-to-stature ratio to identify underweight and overweight in adolescents
    Kwok Kei Mak
    Department of Community Medicine and School Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:390-5. 2010
    ....
  34. doi request reprint The Short Form-12 Health Survey was a valid instrument in Chinese adolescents
    Daniel Y T Fong
    Department of Nursing Studies, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    J Clin Epidemiol 63:1020-9. 2010
    ..To evaluate the construct validity of the standard Chinese Short Form (SF)-12v2 in adolescents...
  35. pmc Moderate alcohol use and mortality from ischaemic heart disease: a prospective study in older Chinese people
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    PLoS ONE 3:e2370. 2008
    ..Evidence from populations with different patterns of alcohol use and IHD can provide crucial evidence. We assessed the association of moderate alcohol use with IHD mortality in older Chinese people from Hong Kong...
  36. ncbi request reprint Does regular exercise protect against air pollution-associated mortality?
    Chit Ming Wong
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 5th Floor, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Prev Med 44:386-92. 2007
    ..To examine whether habitual exercise would modify the effects of air pollution on mortality...
  37. doi request reprint Smoking and sleep disorders in Chinese adolescents
    Kwok Kei Mak
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Sleep Med 11:268-73. 2010
    ..To investigate the association between adolescent smoking and sleep disorders...
  38. doi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in air pollution-associated mortality
    Chun Quan Ou
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Environ Res 107:237-44. 2008
    ..The reduction of risks associated with air pollution for socially disadvantaged populations should be a high priority in public health and environmental policies...
  39. ncbi request reprint Soy consumption and mortality in Hong Kong: proxy-reported case-control study of all older adult deaths in 1998
    Sai Yin Ho
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    Prev Med 43:20-6. 2006
    ..This study investigates the relation between soy consumption and mortality in a population-based case-control study in Hong Kong of all adult deaths in 1998...
  40. ncbi request reprint A tale of two cities: community psychobehavioral surveillance and related impact on outbreak control in Hong Kong and Singapore during the severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:1033-41. 2004
    ..To compare the public's knowledge and perception of SARS and the extent to which various precautionary measures were adopted in Hong Kong and Singapore...
  41. ncbi request reprint Waist to stature ratio is more strongly associated with cardiovascular risk factors than other simple anthropometric indices
    Sai Yin Ho
    Department of Community Medicine, Clinical Biochemistry Unit, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Ann Epidemiol 13:683-91. 2003
    ..To determine which is the best anthropometric index among body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist to stature ratio (WSR) in relation to cardiovascular risk factors...
  42. ncbi request reprint Obesity, physical activity, and mortality in a prospective chinese elderly cohort
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Arch Intern Med 166:1498-504. 2006
    ..This apparent lack of relationship in older people could be an artifactual result of their diverse health states...
  43. doi request reprint Mediating effects of body composition between physical activity and body esteem in Hong Kong adolescents: a structural equation modeling approach
    Kwok Kei Mak
    Department of Community Medicine and School Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Eur J Pediatr 175:31-7. 2016
    ..The indirect effect of higher physical activity on body esteem via BMI was positive in boys, but negative in girls...
  44. ncbi request reprint Smoking and perceived health in Hong Kong Chinese
    Sai Yin Ho
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Soc Sci Med 57:1761-70. 2003
    ..Overall, current smokers had worse perceived health than never smokers, but in men the excess risk was mainly observed in old age. The perceived health of smokers may have implications for the approaches used in smoking cessation...
  45. ncbi request reprint Subjective health and fibrinogen in a healthy Chinese cohort
    Richard Fielding
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
    Br J Health Psychol 9:523-32. 2004
    ..This study explores standard cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors in a healthy population sample, with low CVD prevalence and presumed higher social connectedness as potential mechanisms linking subjective health (SH) and physical health...
  46. ncbi request reprint Leisure time physical activity and mortality in Hong Kong: case-control study of all adult deaths in 1998
    Tai Hing Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Epidemiol 14:391-8. 2004
    ..Physical activity is associated with longevity; however, whether these beneficial effects extend to Chinese populations is unclear. We examined the relationship between leisure time physical activity (LTPA) and mortality in Hong Kong...
  47. doi request reprint Smoking family, secondhand smoke exposure at home, and quitting in adolescent smokers
    Man Ping Wang
    School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Nicotine Tob Res 15:185-91. 2013
    ..This study investigated the associations of smoking family and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure at home with quit attempts and smoking cessation among adolescents...
  48. doi request reprint Sleep and academic performance in Hong Kong adolescents
    Kwok Kei Mak
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    J Sch Health 82:522-7. 2012
    ..Sleep problems may have different influences on students' academic performance. We investigated the prevalence of sleep patterns, naps, and sleep disorders, and their associations with academic performance in Hong Kong adolescents...
  49. pmc Family structure, parent-child conversation time and substance use among Chinese adolescents
    Kwok Kei Mak
    School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    BMC Public Health 10:503. 2010
    ..The family plays a vital role in shaping adolescent behaviours. The present study investigated the associations between family structure and substance use among Hong Kong Chinese adolescents...
  50. doi request reprint Adolescents' physical activity: competition between perceived neighborhood sport facilities and home media resources
    Bonny Yee Man Wong
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:169-76. 2010
    ..To examine the independent, competing, and interactive effects of perceived availability of specific types of media in the home and neighborhood sport facilities on adolescents' leisure-time physical activity (PA)...
  51. pmc Electronic cigarette use among adolescents: a cross-sectional study in Hong Kong
    Nan Jiang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 5 F William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    BMC Public Health 16:202. 2016
    ..Little is known about electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among Chinese adolescents. We examined the prevalence of current (past 30-day) e-cigarette use and its associated factors in a large sample of adolescents in Hong Kong...
  52. pmc Secondhand smoke exposure and health services use among adolescent current smokers
    Man Ping Wang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    PLoS ONE 8:e64322. 2013
    ..To investigate the associations of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure with medical consultation and hospitalisation among adolescents in Hong Kong...
  53. pmc Adolescents' experience of comments about their weight - prevalence, accuracy and effects on weight misperception
    Wing Sze Lo
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, PR China
    BMC Public Health 9:271. 2009
    ..We assessed the prevalence and accuracy of weight comments received by Chinese adolescents from different sources and their relation to weight misperception...
  54. pmc Prevalence of exercise and non-exercise physical activity in Chinese adolescents
    Kwok Kei Mak
    Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:3. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the prevalence of exercise was lower in adolescent girls than boys, and decreased more rapidly with age than NEPA. NEPA seems to be easier to accumulate than exercise among adolescents regardless of sex and age...
  55. ncbi request reprint Perceived peer smoking prevalence and its association with smoking behaviours and intentions in Hong Kong Chinese adolescents
    Man Kin Lai
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, China
    Addiction 99:1195-205. 2004
    ..Among the many personal, social and environmental risk factors of adolescence smoking, normative beliefs stand out for their potential to be modified with factual information on smoking prevalence...
  56. pmc Health-related physical fitness and weight status in Hong Kong adolescents
    Kwok Kei Mak
    School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    BMC Public Health 10:88. 2010
    ..This study was designed to investigate the relation between health-related physical fitness and weight status in Hong Kong adolescents...
  57. doi request reprint Smoking family, secondhand smoke exposure at home, and nicotine addiction among adolescent smokers
    Man Ping Wang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Addict Behav 37:743-6. 2012
    ..We investigated the associations of smoking family and SHS exposure at home with morning smoking and heavier smoking among Chinese adolescent smokers...
  58. doi request reprint Lifestyle and socioeconomic correlates of breakfast skipping in Hong Kong primary 4 schoolchildren
    Sze Pui Pamela Tin
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR
    Prev Med 52:250-3. 2011
    ..Although breakfast is associated with different benefits, breakfast skipping is increasingly common among children. This study aimed to identify lifestyle and socioeconomic correlates of breakfast skipping in Hong Kong schoolchildren...
  59. doi request reprint Overestimation of peer smoking prevalence predicts smoking initiation among primary school students in Hong Kong
    Man Ping Wang
    School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PR China
    J Adolesc Health 48:418-20. 2011
    ..To investigate the relationship between perceived prevalence of smoking and smoking initiation among Hong Kong primary second- to fourth-grade-students...
  60. doi request reprint Exposure to particulate air pollution at different living locations and respiratory symptoms in Hong Kong--an application of satellite information
    Hak Kan Lai
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Int J Environ Health Res 20:219-30. 2010
    ..20-0.94). Exposures to PM(10) at different geographical locations is associated with increased odds of having respiratory symptoms (cough or sputum) but not with other symptoms unrelated to air pollution...
  61. pmc The use of Stunkard's figure rating scale to identify underweight and overweight in Chinese adolescents
    Wing Sze Lo
    School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    PLoS ONE 7:e50017. 2012
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Diet synergies and mortality--a population-based case-control study of 32,462 Hong Kong Chinese older adults
    C Mary Schooling
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Epidemiol 35:418-26. 2006
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Obesity and depressive symptoms in Chinese elderly
    Zhi Bin Li
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 19:68-74. 2004
    ..The main objective was to examine the association between obesity and depressive symptoms among Chinese elderly in Hong Kong...
  64. ncbi request reprint Stage of change for general health promotion action and health-related lifestyle practices in Chinese adults
    Tai Hing Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong, China
    Prev Med 38:302-8. 2004
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine whether TTM can be applied to Chinese adults by measuring the subjects' stage of change for GHPA, and to study whether stage for GHPA is associated with health-related lifestyle practices...
  65. ncbi request reprint Smoking, drinking and colorectal cancer in Hong Kong Chinese: a case-control study
    Judy Wai Chu Ho
    Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Medical Centre, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Cancer 109:587-97. 2004
    ..Moreover, this study is the first to show that drinking cessation could be effective in reversing such increased risk in a duration-dependent manner. These new findings are important for cancer prevention and healthcare promotion...
  66. doi request reprint Smoking-cessation and adherence intervention among Chinese patients with erectile dysfunction
    Sophia S C Chan
    Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Am J Prev Med 39:251-8. 2010
    ..No RCTs have been previously conducted on cessation counseling and additional nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) adherence counseling among smokers with erectile dysfunction...
  67. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal assessment of community psychobehavioral responses during and after the 2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in Hong Kong
    Gabriel M Leung
    Department of Community Medicine and Unit for Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Clin Infect Dis 40:1713-20. 2005
    ..In previous literature, the stability and temporal evolution of psychobehavioral responses to an outbreak remained undefined, because of the exclusively cross-sectional nature of such study designs...
  68. ncbi request reprint Overview of dietary influences on atherosclerotic vascular disease: epidemiology and prevention
    G Neil Thomas
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets 7:87-97. 2007
    ..We also highlight the complexity and limitations of interpreting current diet-based epidemiological studies in isolation...
  69. pmc Correlates of pro-drinking practices in drinking parents of adolescents in Hong Kong
    Wing Man Au
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    PLoS ONE 10:e0119554. 2015
    ..We investigated the correlates of 9 PPDPs in drinking parents of adolescents in Hong Kong...
  70. pmc Measuring walking within and outside the neighborhood in Chinese elders: reliability and validity
    Ester Cerin
    Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, 111 113 Pokfulam Rd, SAR, Hong Kong
    BMC Public Health 11:851. 2011
    ..While the NPAQ has shown to be a reliable measure in adults, its reliability in older adults is unknown. Additionally its validity and the influence of type of neighborhood on reliability and validity have yet to be explored...
  71. doi request reprint Parental smoking, exposure to secondhand smoke at home, and smoking initiation among young children
    Man Ping Wang
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Nicotine Tob Res 13:827-32. 2011
    ..To investigate the associations of parental smoking and secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure at home with smoking initiation among young children in Hong Kong...
  72. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional and prospective associations between passive smoking and respiratory symptoms at the workplace
    Sai Yin Ho
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Ann Epidemiol 17:126-31. 2007
    ..The purpose of the study is to investigate the cross-sectional and prospective relation between workplace secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure and respiratory symptoms...
  73. doi request reprint Dietary habits and the short-term effects of air pollution on mortality in the Chinese population in Hong Kong
    Chun Quan Ou
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:254-8. 2012
    ..Both diet and air pollution are associated with mortality risks. However, no epidemiological study has examined the potential interaction between diet and air pollution on mortality. We assessed their interaction on an additive scale...
  74. doi request reprint Exposure to secondhand smoke and academic performance in non-smoking adolescents
    Sai Yin Ho
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    J Pediatr 157:1012-1017.e1. 2010
    ..To study the association between exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) and academic performance in non-smoking adolescents...
  75. doi request reprint Secondhand smoke and respiratory symptoms among adolescent current smokers
    Hak Kan Lai
    School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    Pediatrics 124:1306-10. 2009
    ..The impact of SHS exposure on child health could be largely underestimated by not taking into account such effects. We investigated the association between exposure to SHS and respiratory symptoms among adolescent current smokers...
  76. doi request reprint Predictors of intention to quit smoking in Hong Kong secondary school children
    David C N Wong
    Department of Nursing Studies, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR, China
    J Public Health (Oxf) 32:360-71. 2010
    ..Behavioral theories suggest that a past quit attempt influences psycho-social determinants to predict smokers' intention to quit, although no study has tested the hypothesis among youth smokers...
  77. doi request reprint Norms and demographic differences of the short form-12 health survey version 2 in Chinese adolescents
    Kwok Kei Mak
    School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    J Paediatr Child Health 47:173-82. 2011
    ..This study aimed to establish the normative values for the 12-item Short Form Health Survey version 2 (SF-12v2) and examine demographic differences among Hong Kong Chinese adolescents...
  78. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and smoking among Hong Kong Chinese adolescents
    T H Lam
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, China
    Addiction 100:1003-11. 2005
    ..To examine associations among depressive symptoms, smoking, smoking trajectories and quitting smoking in Hong Kong...
  79. ncbi request reprint Validation of the eating disorder diagnostic scale for use with Hong Kong adolescents
    Stephanie W Lee
    Department of Community Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Int J Eat Disord 40:569-74. 2007
    ..We examined the psychometric properties of the Eating Disorder Diagnostic Scale (EDDS) in a community sample of Hong Kong school children...
  80. ncbi request reprint Smoking, occupational exposure and mortality in workers in Guangzhou, China
    Sai Yin Ho
    Department of Community Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    Ann Epidemiol 12:370-7. 2002
    ..To compare the mortality risk of smoking and overall occupational exposure in Guangzhou, China...
  81. pmc Is exercise protective against influenza-associated mortality?
    Chit Ming Wong
    Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
    PLoS ONE 3:e2108. 2008
    ..Little is known about the effect of physical exercise on influenza-associated mortality...
  82. pmc Reliable and valid NEWS for Chinese seniors: measuring perceived neighborhood attributes related to walking
    Ester Cerin
    Institute of Human Performance, The University of Hong Kong, 111 113 Pokfulam Rd, Hong Kong SAR
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:84. 2010
    ..A secondary study aim was to establish the generalizability of the NEWS-A to an Asian high-density urban context and a different age group...
  83. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of alcohol use: a population-based study in Hong Kong
    Mohsen Janghorbani
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
    Addiction 98:215-24. 2003
    ..To estimate the prevalence and pattern of alcohol use and to analyse the socio-demographic and biological correlates of alcohol drinking in Hong Kong Chinese...
  84. ncbi request reprint Smoking and mortality in the oldest-old, evidence from a prospective cohort of 56,000 Hong Kong Chinese
    Tai Hing Lam
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:2090-1. 2007