Canterbury Health, Ageing and Life Course (CHALICE) study: rationale, design and methodology

Schluter, P. J., Spittlehouse, J. K., Cameron, V. A., Chambers, S., Gearry, R., Jamieson, H. A., Kennedy, M. L., Lacey, C. J., Murdoch, D., Pearson, J., Porter, R., Richards, M., Skidmore, P. M. L., Troughton, R., Vierek, E. and Joyce, P. R. (2013) Canterbury Health, Ageing and Life Course (CHALICE) study: rationale, design and methodology. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 126 1375: 71-85.

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Author Schluter, P. J.
Spittlehouse, J. K.
Cameron, V. A.
Chambers, S.
Gearry, R.
Jamieson, H. A.
Kennedy, M. L.
Lacey, C. J.
Murdoch, D.
Pearson, J.
Porter, R.
Richards, M.
Skidmore, P. M. L.
Troughton, R.
Vierek, E.
Joyce, P. R.
Title Canterbury Health, Ageing and Life Course (CHALICE) study: rationale, design and methodology
Journal name The New Zealand Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1175-8716
Publication date 2013-05-31
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 126
Issue 1375
Start page 71
End page 85
Total pages 15
Place of publication Christchurch, New Zealand
Publisher New Zealand Medical Association
Collection year 2014
Language eng
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Aims: New Zealand’s ageing population threatens the financial sustainability of our current model of health service delivery. The Canterbury Health, Ageing and Life Course (CHALICE) study aims to develop a comprehensive and flexible database of important determinants of health to inform new models. This paper describes the design, methodology, and first 300 participants of CHALICE.

Methods: Commencing August 2010, CHALICE is a multidisciplinary prospective random cohort study and biobank of 1,000 Canterbury adults aged 49–51 years at inception, stratified by self-identified Māori (n=200) and non-Māori (n=800) ethnicity. Assessment covers sociodemographic, physical, cognition, mental health, clinical history, family and social, cardiovascular, and lifestyle domains. Detailed follow-up assessment occurs every 5 years, with a brief postal follow-up assessment undertaken annually.

Results: For the first 300 participants (44 Māori, 256 non-Māori), the participation rate is 63.7%. Overall, 53.3% of participants are female, 75.3% are living in married or de facto relationships, and 19.0% have university degrees. These sociodemographic profiles are comparable with the 2006 Census, Canterbury region, 50–54 years age group percentages (50.7%, 77.2%, and 14.3%, respectively).

Conclusions: CHALICE has been designed to provide quality data that will inform policy development and programme implementation across a broad spectrum of health indicators.
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