Individual Study / ALSWH

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

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Initiatives -
* To provide scientifically valid information, based on current, accurate data that is relevant to the development of health policy and practice in women’s health. * By looking at the factors contributing to the physical and emotional health of individual women in Australia, ALSWH particularly aims to provide information that will assist State and Federal Governments to plan for the future and to develop policies which are most appropriate to Australians of all ages in the twenty-first century. * Additionally, the project aims to clarify cause-and-effect relationships between women's health and a range of biological, psychological, social and lifestyle factors, and to assess the effects of changes in health policy and practice. **General Enquiries:**
Start Year
This work was supported by the Australian Government Department of Health. G.D.M. is funded by the Australian Research Council Future Fellowship [FT120100812]. Additional support is provided by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence grant [APP1000986] and Program grant [grant 569940].


Investigators Contacts
  • Co-director Deborah Loxton
    Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle
  • Dr. Julie Byles
    University of Newcastle
  • Dr. Gita Mishra
    The University of Queensland


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Participants in baseline surveys have been followed up in approximately 3-yearly waves, initially with mailed surveys and more recently with web-based surveys for women who prefer this format.

Marker Paper

Loxton, D., Harris, M. L., Forder, P., Powers, J., Townsend, N., Byles, J., & Mishra, G. (2019). Factors Influencing Web-Based Survey Response for a Longitudinal Cohort of Young Women Born Between 1989 and 1995. Journal of medical Internet research, 21(3), e11286.

PUBMED 26130741


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples


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Availability of access information

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