2006 Major Report
Trends in women’s health: Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health – Priority conditions, risk factors and health behaviours
This report has been prepared on the basis of discussions between the ALSWH research team and staff of the Department of Health and Ageing. On this basis, specific topics were selected for this report. Using data from the ALSWH for the period 1996-2004, the following research questions are addressed in this report:
1. What are the prevalence and incidence rates of selected chronic conditions among the three age groups of participants in the ALSWH, and how have these changed over the first nine years of the study?
2. What are the characteristics of women with different chronic conditions?
3. What long-term effects do risk factors have on women’s health?
Brown W, Byles J, Carrigan G, Dobson A, Dolja-Gore X, Gibson R, Hockey R, Powers J, Russell A, Spallek M & Young A. Trends in Women’s Health: Results from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health – Priority Conditions, risk Factors and Health Behaviours. Report prepared for Australian Government Department of Health & Ageing, October 2006.