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Associate Professor Claire Cameron

Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 474 7214
Email
claire.cameron@otago.ac.nz
Position
Research Associate Professor (Biostatistics)
Qualifications
BSc(Hons) DipGrad MSc PhD(Otago)
Research summary
Biostatistical collaboration and advice
Memberships
  • New Zealand Statistical Association (since 1990)

Research

I am a member of the Biostatistics Centre dedicated to providing biostatistical collaboration and advice to people involved with health research. My involvement in research is varied but, preferably, I like to be a member of a research team contributing methodological expertise to a project. This means getting involved early in a project with the analysis of the data from the research as part of what I do. I can also provide advice on the design of studies, including sample size calculations, analysis of data, interpretation of results, and assistance with preparation of papers for submission to journals.

I have worked as a statistician in various guises since 1990. I have worked with official statistics, hospital data, and done a lot of analyses related to wildlife. I have also taught statistics at first and second year level. My PhD (completed in 2009) investigated the use of open population capture-recapture models to estimate diabetes prevalence and incidence in Otago.

I have been in this role since late August 2011 and am open to any problems that come my way.

Publications

McLean, R. M., Wang, N. X., Cameron, C., & Skeaff, S. A. (2023). Measuring sodium from discretionary salt: Comparison of methods. Nutrients, 15, 5076. doi: 10.3390/nu15245076

Morris, H., Cameron, C., Vanderboor, C., Nguyen, A., Londahl, M., Chong, Y. H., & Navarre, P. (2023). Hip fractures in the older adult: Orthopaedic and geriatric shared care model in Southland, New Zealand: A 5-year follow-up study. BMJ Open Quality, 12, e002242. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2022-002242

Wang, N. X., McLean, R. M., Cameron, C. M., & Skeaff, S. A. (2023). Adjusting the iodine content of iodised salt to meet the recommended intake for women of reproductive age: A simulation study with a reduced sodium scenario. Journal of Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.tjnut.2023.09.024

McBride, D. I., Richardson, A., Gardner, D., Wyeth, E., Shepherd, D., Derrett, S., & Cameron, C. (2023). Multiple symptom illness in New Zealand contemporary veterans. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1580), 62-67. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

Cameron, C., Samaranayaka, A., & Turner, R. (2023). The review process from a biostatistics perspective [Invited feature]. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 35, 34-36.

Stantis, C., Tayles, N., Kinaston, R. L., Cameron, C., Nunn, P. D., Richards, M. P., & Buckley, H. R. (2016). Diet and subsistence in remote Oceania: An analysis using oral indicators of diet. In M. Oxenham & H. Buckley (Eds.), Routledge handbook of bioarchaeology in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. (pp. 569-598). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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Duthie, C. J., Cameron, C., Smith-Han, K., Beckert, L., Delpachitra, S., Garland, S. N., … Wibowo, E. (2023). Sleep management strategies among medical students at the University of Otago. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 21(4), 448-459. doi: 10.1080/15402002.2022.2127723

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Egan, R., Gross, J., Cameron, C., Hobbs, L., & Patterson, T. (2023). Spirituality: A key component of the Salvation Army's Bridge Programme model of treatment in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Religion & Health, 62, 2563-2584. doi: 10.1007/s10943-022-01674-7

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McBride, D. I., Richardson, A., Gardner, D., Wyeth, E., Shepherd, D., Derrett, S., & Cameron, C. (2023). Multiple symptom illness in New Zealand contemporary veterans. New Zealand Medical Journal/Te ara tika o te hauora hapori, 136(1580), 62-67. Retrieved from https://journal.nzma.org.nz/

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McLean, R. M., Wang, N. X., Cameron, C., & Skeaff, S. A. (2023). Measuring sodium from discretionary salt: Comparison of methods. Nutrients, 15, 5076. doi: 10.3390/nu15245076

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Morris, H., Cameron, C., Vanderboor, C., Nguyen, A., Londahl, M., Chong, Y. H., & Navarre, P. (2023). Hip fractures in the older adult: Orthopaedic and geriatric shared care model in Southland, New Zealand: A 5-year follow-up study. BMJ Open Quality, 12, e002242. doi: 10.1136/bmjoq-2022-002242

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Spronken-Smith, R. A., Brown, K., Cameron, C., McAuliffe, M. J., Riley, T., & Weaver, C. K. (2023). COVID-19 impacts on early career trajectories and mobility of doctoral graduates in Aotearoa New Zealand. Higher Education Research & Development, 42(6), 1510-1526. doi: 10.1080/07294360.2022.2152782

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Spronken-Smith, R., Brown, K., & Cameron, C. (2023). Perceptions of graduate attribute development and application in PhD graduates from US and NZ universities. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2023.2182873

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Wang, N. X., McLean, R. M., Cameron, C. M., & Skeaff, S. A. (2023). Adjusting the iodine content of iodised salt to meet the recommended intake for women of reproductive age: A simulation study with a reduced sodium scenario. Journal of Nutrition. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.tjnut.2023.09.024

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Wang, N. X., McLean, R. M., Cameron, C., & Skeaff, S. A. (2023). The quantification of sodium intake from discretionary salt intake in New Zealand using the lithium-tagged salt method. Frontiers in Nutrition, 9, 1065710. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2022.1065710

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Gray, A. R., Cameron, C., Samaranayaka, A., & Turner, R. M. (2022). What statistical software should I use? And does it actually matter? New Zealand Medical Student Journal, (34), 38-40. Retrieved from https://www.nzmsj.com/

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Wang, N. X., Skeaff, S., Cameron, C., Fleming, E., & McLean, R. M. (2022). Sodium in the New Zealand diet: Proposed voluntary food reformulation targets will not meet the WHO goal of a 30% reduction in total sodium intake. European Journal of Nutrition, 61, 3067-3076. doi: 10.1007/s00394-022-02864-5

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Cameron, C., Turner, R., & Samaranayaka, A. (2021). Understanding confidence intervals and why they are so important. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, (33), 42-43. Retrieved from https://www.nzmsj.com/

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Samaranayaka, A., Cameron, C., & Turner, R. M. (2021). Sample size in health research. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 32, 52-54. Retrieved from https://www.nzmsj.com/

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Bateman, J., Robertson, L. A., Marsh, L., Cameron, C., & Hoek, J. (2020). An analysis of e-cigarette marketing in New Zealand tobacco retail outlets prior to legislative change. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 22(7), 1221-1224. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntz226

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Cameron, C., Samaranayaka, A., & Turner, R. M. (2020). P values: What are their significance? New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 31, 48-49.

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Gulick, C. N., Peddie, M. C., Cameron, C., Bradbury, K., & Rehrer, N. J. (2020). Physical activity, dietary protein and insulin-like growth factor 1: Cross-sectional analysis utilising UK Biobank. Growth Hormone & IGF Research, 55, 101353. doi: 10.1016/j.ghir.2020.101353

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Marsh, L., Cameron, C., Quigg, R., Wood, S., Blank, M.-L., Venter, N., Thomas, L., Robertson, L., Hoek, J., & Sullivan, T. (2020). Is the tobacco 'footfall' argument justified for tobacco purchases in New Zealand convenience stores? Tobacco Control. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2020-056032

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Marsh, L., Doscher, C., Cameron, C., Robertson, L., & Petrović-van der Deen, F. S. (2020). How would the tobacco retail landscape change if tobacco was only sold through liquor stores, petrol stations or pharmacies? Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 44(1), 34-39. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12957

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Turner, R., Samaranayaka, A., & Cameron, C. (2020). Parametric vs nonparametric statistical methods: Which is better, and why? New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 30, 61-62.

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Kharjul, M. D., Cameron, C., & Braund, R. (2019). Using the pharmaceutical collection database to identify patient adherence to oral hypoglycaemic medicines. Journal of Primary Health Care, 11(3), 265-274. doi: 10.1071/HC19017

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McLean, R., Cameron, C., Butcher, E., Cook, N. R., Woodward, M., & Campbell, N. R. C. (2019). Comparison of 24-hour urine and 24-hour diet recall for estimating dietary sodium intake in populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 21(12), 1753-1762. doi: 10.1111/jch.13729

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Patterson, T., Macleod, E., Hobbs, L., Egan, R., Cameron, C., & Gross, J. (2019). Measuring both primary and secondary outcomes when evaluating treatment effectiveness in alcohol and drug treatment programmes. Clinical Psychologist, 23(2), 152-164. doi: 10.1111/cp.12156

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Priest, P. C., Slow, S., Chambers, S. T., Cameron, C. M., Balm, M. N., Beale, M. W., Blackmore, T. K., … Ussher, J. E., van der Linden, A. J., … Murdoch, D. R. (2019). The burden of Legionnaires' disease in New Zealand (LegiNZ): A national surveillance study. Lancet Infectious Diseases, 19, 770-777. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(19)30113-6

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Samaranayaka, A., Turner, R., & Cameron, C. (2019). Kaplan-Meier plots. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 28, 45-46.

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Smith, L. A., Cameron, C., Waqawai, A., Foster Page, L., & Richards, R. (2019). Pasifika adolescents' recommendations for increasing access to oral health care. New Zealand Dental Journal, 115(1), 20-28.

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Turner, R. M., Cameron, C., & Samaranayaka, A. (2019). Understanding receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 29, 50-51.

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Fairbairn, K. A., Ceelen, I. J. M., Skeaff, C. M., Cameron, C. M., & Perry, T. L. (2018). Vitamin D3 supplementation does not improve sprint performance in professional rugby players: A randomised, placebo-controlled double blind intervention study. International Journal of Sport Nutrition & Exercise Metabolism, 28, 1-9. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2017-0157

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Ma, Z. F., Venn, B. J., Manning, P. J., Cameron, C. M., & Skeaff, S. A. (2018). The sensitivity and specificity of thyroglobulin concentration using repeated measures of urinary iodine excretion. European Journal of Nutrition, 57(4), 1313-1320. doi: 10.1007/s00394-017-1410-6

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McLean, R. M., Farmer, V. L., Nettleton, A., Cameron, C. M., Cook, N. R., Woodward, M., … TRUE Consortium (International Consortium for Quality Research on Dietary Sodium/Salt). (2018). Twenty-four–hour diet recall and diet records compared with 24-hour urinary excretion to predict an individual’s sodium consumption: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 20(10), 1360-1376. doi: 10.1111/jch.13391

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Shearer, D. M., Thomson, W. M., Cameron, C. M., Ramrakha, S., Wilson, G., Wong, T. Y., Williams, M. J. A., McLean, R., Theodore, R., & Poulton, R. (2018). Periodontitis and multiple markers of cardiometabolic risk in the fourth decade: A cohort study. Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology, 46(6), 615-623. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12414

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Smith, L. A., Cameron, C., Foster Page, L., Waqawai, A., & Richards, R. (2018). Pasifika adolescents' understanding and experiences of oral health care. New Zealand Dental Journal, 114(4), 165-173.

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Spronken-Smith, R., Cameron, C., & Quigg, R. (2018). Factors contributing to high PhD completion rates: A case study in a research-intensive university in New Zealand. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 43(1), 94-109. doi: 10.1080/02602938.2017.1298717

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Ward, A. L., Cameron, C., McGee, R., Freeman, C., & Gendall, P. J. (2018). Is the ‘happy wanderer’ really happy? Transport and life satisfaction among older teenagers in rural New Zealand. Journal of Transport & Health, 10, 391-400. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2018.06.005

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Ward, A. L., McGee, R., Freeman, C., Gendall, P. J., & Cameron, C. (2018). Transport behaviours among older teenagers from semi-rural New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 42(4), 340-346. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12803

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Ward, A. L., Wyeth, E. H., McGee, R., Freeman, C., & Cameron, C. (2018). Found in (survey) translation: Lessons learned while engaging with a wharekura in Southland, New Zealand. Kōtuitui, 13(1), 70-81. doi: 10.1080/1177083X.2017.1421978

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Best, A. D., De Silva, R. K., Thomson, W. M., Tong, D. C., Cameron, C. M., & De Silva, H. L. (2017). Efficacy of codeine when added to paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen for relief of postoperative pain after surgical removal of impacted third molars: A double-blinded randomised control trial. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 75(10), 2063-2069. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2017.04.045

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Cameron, C., Iosua, E., Parry, M., Richards, R., & Jaye, C. (2017). More than just numbers: Challenges for professional statisticians. Statistics Education Research Journal, 16(2), 362-375. Retrieved from http://iase-web.org/Publications.php?p=SERJ

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Homer, A. R., Fenemor, S. P., Perry, T. L., Rehrer, N. J., Cameron, C. M., Skeaff, C. M., & Peddie, M. C. (2017). Regular activity breaks combined with physical activity improve postprandial plasma triglyceride, nonesterified fatty acid, and insulin responses in healthy, normal weight adults: A randomized crossover trial. Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 11(5), 1268-1279. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2017.06.007

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Kenagy, E., Priest, P. C., Cameron, C. M., Smith, D., Scott, P., Cho, V., … Murdoch, D. R. (2017). Risk factors for Legionella longbeachae Legionnaires' disease, New Zealand. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 23(7), 1148-1154. doi: 10.3201/eid2307.161429

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McLean, R. M., Farmer, V. L., Nettleson, A., Cameron, C. M., Cook, N. R., Campbell, N. R. C., & TRUE Consortium (International Consortium for Quality Research on Dietary Sodium/Salt). (2017). Assessment of dietary sodium intake using a food frequency questionnaire and 24-hour urinary sodium excretion: A systematic literature review. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 19(12), 1214-1230. doi: 10.1111/jch.13148

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Robertson, L., Gendall, P., Hoek, J., Cameron, C., Marsh, L., & McGee, R. (2017). Smokers’ perceptions of the relative effectiveness of five tobacco retail reduction policies. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 19(2), 245-252. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw193

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Sanders, J. G., Cameron, C., & Dawes, P. J. D. (2017). Gabapentin in the management of pain following tonsillectomy: A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 157(5), 781-790. doi: 10.1177/0194599817719883

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Dickson, N. P., Righarts, A., van Roode, T., Cameron, C., & Connor, J. (2016). Do reports of age and circumstances of first intercourse differ in a birth cohort when asked seventeen years apart? Journal of Sex Research, 53(3), 321-330. doi: 10.1080/00224499.2015.1058891

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Ma, Z. F., Venn, B. J., Manning, P. J., Cameron, C. M., & Skeaff, S. A. (2016). Iodine supplementation of mildly iodine-deficient adults lowers thyroglobulin: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 101(4), 1737-1744. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-3591

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Marsh, L., Cameron, C., Quigg, R., Hoek, J., Doscher, C., McGee, R., & Sullivan, T. (2016). The impact of an increase in excise tax on the retail price of tobacco in New Zealand. Tobacco Control, 25, 458-463. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052259

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Robertson, L., Cameron, C., McGee, R., Marsh, L., & Hoek, J. (2016). Point-of-sale tobacco promotion and youth smoking: A meta-analysis. Tobacco Control, 25(e2), e83-e89. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052586

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Ward, A. L., Gendall, P., McGee, R., Freeman, C., & Cameron, C. (2016). Testing the waters on the South Island: Insights from a pilot study. New Zealand Sociology, 31(7), 240-245.

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Antoun, J. S., Cameron, C., Sew Hoy, W., Herbison, P., & Farella, M. (2015). Evidence of secular trends in a collection of historical craniofacial growth studies. European Journal of Orthodontics, 37(1), 60-66. doi: 10.1093/ejo/cju007

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Foster Page, L. A., Beckett, D. M., Cameron, C. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2015). Can the Child Health Utility 9D measure be useful in oral health research? International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, 25(5), 349-357. doi: 10.1111/ipd.12177

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Friedlander, L. T., Hussaini, H., Cullinan, M. P., Seymour, G. J., De Silva, R. K., De Silva, H., Cameron, C., & Rich, A. M. (2015). VEGF and VEGFR2 in dentigerous cysts associated with impacted third molars. Pathology, 47(5), 446-451. doi: 10.1097/pat.0000000000000272

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Peddie, M. C., Cameron, C., Rehrer, N., & Perry, T. (2015). Postprandial metabolic effects of accelerometer measured spontaneous low-level activity. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 12(8), 1133-1138. doi: 10.1123/jpah.2014-0298

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Quinlan, D. M., Swain, N., Cameron, C., & Vella-Brodrick, D. A. (2015). How 'other people matter' in a classroom-based strengths intervention: Exploring interpersonal strategies and classroom outcomes. Journal of Positive Psychology, 10(1), 77-89. doi: 10.1080/17439760.2014.920407

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Cox, B., Liu, C.-W., Sneyd, M. J., & Cameron, C. M. (2014). Epidemic of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in New Zealand remains unexplained. Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, 2014, 315378. doi: 10.1155/2014/315378

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Hatah, E., Tordoff, J., Duffull, S. B., Cameron, C., & Braund, R. (2014). Retrospective examination of selected outcomes of Medicines Use Review (MUR) services in New Zealand. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, 36(3), 503-512. doi: 10.1007/s11096-014-9913-1

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Marsh, L., Robertson, L. A., & Cameron, C. (2014). Attitudes towards smokefree campus policies in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 127(1393). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Sneyd, M. J., Cameron, C., & Cox, B. (2014). Individual risk of cutaneous melanoma in New Zealand: Developing a clinical prediction aid. BMC Cancer, 14, 359. doi: 10.1186/1471-2407-14-359

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Tarr, G. P., Crowley, A., John, R., Kok, J. B., Lee, H.-N. L., Mustafa, H., Sii, K. M., Smith, R., Son, S.-E. Q., Weaver, L. J., Cameron, C., Dockerty, J. D., Schultz, M., & Murray, I. A. (2014). Do high risk patients alter their lifestyle to reduce risk of colorectal cancer? BMC Gastroenterology, 14(1), 22. doi: 10.1186/1471-230X-14-22

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Zeng, J., Williams, S. M., Fletcher, D. J., Cameron, C. M., Broadbent, J. M., Shearer, D. M., & Thomson, W. M. (2014). Reexamining the association between smoking and periodontitis in the Dunedin Study with an enhanced analytical approach. Journal of Periodontology, 85(10), 1390-1397. doi: 10.1902/jop.2014.130577

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Dickson, N., van Roode, T., Cameron, C., & Paul, C. (2013). Stability and change in same-sex attraction, experience, and identity by sex and age in a New Zealand birth cohort. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 42(5), 753-763. doi: 10.1007/s10508-012-0063-z

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Tarr, G. P., Smith, R. A., John, R. A., Crowley, A. P., Kok, J. B. C., Lee, H.-N., Mustafa, M. H. B., Sii, K. M., Son, S.-E., Weaver, L. J., Cameron, C., Dockerty, J. D., Murray, I. A., & Schultz, M. (2013). Perceived risks and benefits of surveillance colonoscopy in people undergoing surveillance for family history of colorectal cancer. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1382). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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Cameron, C. M., Coppell, K. J., Fletcher, D. J., & Sharples, K. J. (2012). Capture-recapture using multiple data sources: Estimating the prevalence of diabetes. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36(3), 223-228. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2012.00868.x

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Leisnham, P. T., Cameron, C., & Jamieson, I. G. (2003). Life cycle, survival rates and longevity of an alpine weta Hemideina maori (Orthoptera: anostostomatidae) determined using mark-recapture analysis. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 27(2), 191-200.

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Cameron, C., Barker, R. J., Fletcher, D. J., Slooten, E., & Dawson, S. M. (1999). Modelling survival of Hector's dolphins around Banks Peninsula, New Zealand. Journal of Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Statistics, 4(2), 126-135.

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Cameron, C., Samaranayaka, A., & Turner, R. (2023). The review process from a biostatistics perspective [Invited feature]. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 35, 34-36.

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Robertson, L., Cameron, C., Hoek, J. A., Sullivan, T., Marsh, L., Peterson, E., & Gendall, P. (2019). Prevalence and characteristics of tobacco purchases in convenience stores: Results of a postpurchase intercept survey in Dunedin, New Zealand [Brief report]. Tobacco Control, 28, 696-700. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2018-054643

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Sanders, J., Cameron, C., & Dawes, P. (2018). Response to "Gabapentin to prevent acute pain after tonsillectomy". Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery, 158(5), 963-964. doi: 10.1177/0194599818761874

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Marsh, L., Ajmal, A., McGee, R., Robertson, L., Cameron, C., & Doscher, C. (2016). Tobacco retail outlet density and risk of youth smoking in New Zealand [Brief report]. Tobacco Control, 26, e71-e74. doi: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2015-052512

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Sneyd, M. J., Cameron, C., & Cox, B. (2013). [Letter to the editor]. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 54(4), e97. doi: 10.1111/ajd.12084

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