Cohort Profile Update: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Dobson, Annette J., Hockey, Richard, Brown, Wendy J., Byles, Julie E., Loxton, Deborah J., McLaughlin, Deidre P., Tooth, Leigh R. and Mishra, Gita D. (2015) Cohort Profile Update: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. International Journal of Epidemiology, 44 5: 1547-1547f. doi:10.1093/ije/dyv110

Author Dobson, Annette J.
Hockey, Richard
Brown, Wendy J.
Byles, Julie E.
Loxton, Deborah J.
McLaughlin, Deidre P.
Tooth, Leigh R.
Mishra, Gita D.
Title Cohort Profile Update: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health
Journal name International Journal of Epidemiology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-5771
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/ije/dyv110
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 44
Issue 5
Start page 1547
End page 1547f
Total pages 7
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In 1996 the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health recruited a nationally representative sample of more than 40 000 women in three age cohorts, born in 1973–78, 1946–51 and 1921–26. At least six waves of 3-yearly surveys have been completed. Although the focus remains on factors affecting the health and well-being of women and their access to and use of health services across urban, rural and remote areas of Australia, the study has now been considerably expanded by linkage to other health data sets. For most women who have ever participated in the study, linked records are now available for: government-subsidized non-hospital services (e.g. all general practitioner visits); pharmaceutical prescriptions filled; national death index, including codes for multiple causes of death; aged care assessments and services; cancer registries; and, for most states and territories, hospital admissions and perinatal data. Additionally, a large cohort of women born in 1989–95 have been recruited. The data are available to approved collaborators, with more than 780 researchers using the data so far. Full details of the study materials and data access procedures are available at [].
Keyword Australian women
Cohort retention
Linked records
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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