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Data Release

Survey 7 1973-78 (Young) cohort – data now available

Data are now available from the seventh survey of ALSWH’s 1973-78 cohort. The survey ran from April 2015 to September 2016 and 7,186 women provided valid responses. The participants were aged between 37 and 42 years old at the time of the survey. The women have now been surveyed seven times since they were recruited in 1996. Variables included in each survey include:

  • Smoking
  • BMI
  • Alcohol
  • Quality of life
  • Exercise
  • Mental health
  • Health usage
  • Sexual health
  • Reproductive health
  • Demographics

What’s New in Survey 7

For the first time, women in this cohort were asked about:

  • Use of stairs on a usual day
  • Pain in various parts of the body
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
  • More childbirth information, e.g., birth weight and sex of each child

The ACE is a collaboration between the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente's Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego. ACE have been linked to risky health behaviours, chronic health conditions, disadvantage and early death.

Accessing the data

The data book containing macro-level data from this survey is available from the ALSWH website http://www.alswh.org.au/for-researchers/data/data-books

More detailed survey data including qualitative responses may be accessed through the study’s Expression of Interest process http://www.alswh.org.au/how-to-access-the-data/alswh-data