School of Population Health

NCD Cardiovascular Disease Publications


Gamlath L, Nandasena S, de Silva P, Morrell S, Linhart C, Lin S, Sharpe A, Nathan S, Taylor R. Community intervention for cardiovascular disease risk factors in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2020; 20: 203-220. April 2020.



Morrell S, Taylor R, Nand D, Rao C. Changes in proportional mortality from diabetes and circulatory disease in Mauritius and Fiji: possible effects of coding and certification. BMC Public Health. 2019; 219:481.

Lin S, Moraes Rocha V, Taylor R. Artefactual inflation of type 2 diabetes prevalence in WHO STEP surveys. Tropical Medicine and International Health. 2019; 24(4):477-483.



Taylor R, Lin S, Linhart C, Morrell S. Overview of trends in cardiovascular and diabetes risk factors in Fiji. Annals of Human Biology, 45(3). June 2018.



Gamlath L, Nandasena S, Hennadige Padmal de Silva S, Linhart C, Ngo A, Morrell S, Nathan S, Sharpe A, Taylor R. Differentials in Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Diabetes by Socioeconomic Status and Sex in Kalutara, Sri Lanka. Asia Pac J Public Health. 2017 Jul; 29(5): 401-410



Jayasinghe, U. W., Harris, M. F., Parker, S. M., Litt, J., van Driel, M., Mazza, D, Del Mar C, Lloyd J, Smith J, Zwar N, Taylor R, Wilson, J. (2016). The impact of health literacy and life style risk factors on health-related quality of life of Australian patients. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 14(68). doi: 10.1186/s12955-016-0471-1


Gyaneshwar R, Naidu S, Raban MZ, Naidu S, Linhart C, Morrell S, Tukana I, Taylor R. Absolute cardiovascular risk in a Fiji medical zone. BMC Public Health 2016; 9(16): 128. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-2806-6


Linhart C, Tukana I, Lin S, Taylor R, Morrell S, Vatucawaqa P, Magliano D, Zimmet P. Continued increases in hypertension over three decades in Fiji, and the influence of obesity. J Hypertens 2016; 34(3): 402-9. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0000000000000807


Linhart C, Tivollier JM, Taylor R, Barguil Y, Magliano DJ, Bourguignon C, Zimmet P. Changes in cardiovascular disease risk factors over 30 years in Polynesians in the French Pacific Territory of Wallis Island. Eur J Prev Cardiol 2015; 23(8): 856-864. doi: 10.1177/2047487315604833. [Epub ahead of print]



Harris MF, Parker SM, Litt J, van Driel M, Russell G, Mazza D, Jayasinghe UW, Del Mar C, Lloyd J, Smith J, Zwar N, Taylor R, Powell-Davies G. Implementing guidelines to routinely prevent chronic vascular disease in primary care: The Preventive Evidence into Practice cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open 2015; 5: e009397. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009397



Harris MF, Lloyd J, Litt J, van Driel M, Mazza D, Russell G, Smith J, Del Mar C, Denney-Wilson E, Parker S, Krastev Y, Jayasinghe UW, Taylor R, Zwar N, Wilson J, Bolger-Harris H, Waters J. Preventive evidence into practice (PEP) study: implementation of guidelines to prevent primary vascular disease in general practice protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial. Implement Sci 2013; 8: 8.


Page A, Lane A, Taylor R, Dobson A. Trends in socio-economic inequalities in mortality from ischaemic heart disease and stroke in Australia, 1979-2006. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2013; 19(6): 1281-1289.



Mirzaei M, Truswell AS, Arnett K, Page A, Taylor R, Leeder SR. Cerebrovascular disease in 48 countries: secular trends in mortality 1950–2005. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 2012; 83: 138-145.


Taylor R, Page A, Danquah J. The Australian epidemic of cardiovascular mortality 1935-2005: effects of period and birth cohort. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2012; 66: e18.



Mirzaei M, Truswell AS, Taylor R, Leeder S. Coronary heart disease (CHD) epidemics: Not all the same. Heart 2009; 95: 740-746.



Tobias M, Taylor R, Yeh L-C, Huang K, Mann S, Sharpe N. Did it fall or was it pushed? The contribution of trends in established risk factors to the decline in premature coronary heart disease mortality in New Zealand. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 2008; 32(2): 117-125.


Khosravi A, Rao C, Naghavi M, Taylor R; Jafari N, Lopez A. The impact of misclassification on measures of cardiovascular disease mortality in Iran. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2008; 86: 688-696.



Mirzaei M, Morrell S, Taylor R, Leeder SR. Predictors of blood pressure in a cohort of school aged children. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2007; 14(5): 624-29.



Taylor R, Dobson A, Mirzaei M. Contribution of changes in risk factors to the decline of coronary heart disease mortality in Australia over three decades. European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation 2006; 13(5): 760-768.



Taylor R, Chey T, Bauman A, Webster I. Socio-economic, migrant and geographic differentials in coronary artery disease in NSW. Australia and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 1999; 23(1): 20-26.



Taylor R, Jalaludin B, Levy S, Montaville B, Gee K, Sladden T. Prevalence of diabetes, hypertension and obesity at different levels of urbanisation in Vanuatu. Medical Journal of Australia 1991; 155: 86-90.



Tuomilehto J, Zimmet P, Taylor R, Bennet P, Kanakaanpää Wolf E. A cross-sectional ecological analysis of blood pressure and its determinants in eleven Pacific populations. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 1989; 8(2): 151-165.


Taylor R, Zimmet P, Tuomilehto J, Ram P, Hunt D, Sloman G. Blood pressure changes with age in two ethnic groups in Fiji. Journal of the American College of Nutrition 1989; 8(4): 335-346.



Taylor R, Bennett P, Uili R, Joffres M, Germain R, Levy S, Zimmet P. Hypertension and indicators of coronary heart disease in Wallis Polynesians: an urban-rural comparison. European Journal of Epidemiology 1987; 3(3): 247-256.



Taylor R, Zimmet P, Levy S, Collins V. Group comparisons of blood pressure and indices of obesity and salt intake in Pacific populations. Medical Journal of Australia 1985; 142: 499-501.



Tuomilehto J, Ram P, Eseroma R, Taylor R, Zimmet P. Cardiovascular diseases and diabetes mellitus in Fiji: analysis of mortality, morbidity, and risk factors. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 1984; 62(1): 133-143.


Egusa G, Bennett P.H, Aleck K, Taylor R, Howard B.V. Hyperlipemia and Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease in the Polynesian Population of Rarotonga. Atherosclerosis 1984; 53: 241-254.



Ram P, Collins V, Zimmet P, Taylor R, King H, Sloman G, Hunt D. Cardiovascular disease risk factors in Fiji: the results of the 1980 survey. Fiji Medical Journal 1983; 11(7/8): 88-94.



Ram P, Banuve S, Zimmet P, Taylor R, King H, Sloman G, Hunt D. Hypertension and its correlates in Fiji: The results of the 1980 National Survey. Fiji Medical Journal 1982; 10(7/8): 99-105.



Zimmet P, Taylor R, Jackson L, Whitehouse SL, Faaivaso S, Ainuu J. Blood pressure studies in rural and urban Western Samoa. Medical Journal of Australia 1980; 2(4): 202-205.