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The Australian longitudinal study on male health-methods

Currier, Dianne, Pirkis, Jane, Carlin, John, Degenhardt, Louisa, Dharmage, Shyamali C., Giles-Corti, Billie, Gordon, Ian, Gurrin, Lyle, Hocking, Jane, Kavanagh, Anne, Keogh, Louise A., Koelmeyer, Rachel, LaMontagne, Anthony D., Schlichthorst, Marisa, Patton, George, Sanci, Lena, Spittal, Matthew J., Studdert, David M., Williams, Joanne and English, Dallas R. 2016, The Australian longitudinal study on male health-methods, BMC Public Health, vol. 16, no. Supplement 3, Article number: 1030, pp. 5-13, doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3698-1.

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Title The Australian longitudinal study on male health-methods
Author(s) Currier, Dianne
Pirkis, Jane
Carlin, John
Degenhardt, Louisa
Dharmage, Shyamali C.
Giles-Corti, Billie
Gordon, Ian
Gurrin, Lyle
Hocking, Jane
Kavanagh, Anne
Keogh, Louise A.
Koelmeyer, Rachel
LaMontagne, Anthony D.
Schlichthorst, Marisa
Patton, George
Sanci, Lena
Spittal, Matthew J.
Studdert, David M.
Williams, Joanne
English, Dallas R.
Journal name BMC Public Health
Volume number 16
Issue number Supplement 3
Season Article number: 1030
Start page 5
End page 13
Total pages 9
Publisher BioMed Central
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-10-31
ISSN 1471-2458
Summary Background: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men) was established in 2011 to build the evidence base on male health to inform policy and program development.

Methods:
Ten to Men is a national longitudinal study with a stratified multi-stage cluster random sample design and oversampling in rural and regional areas. Household recruitment was conducted from October 2013 to July 2014. Males who were aged 10 to 55 years residing in private dwellings were eligible to participate. Data were collected via self-completion paper questionnaires (participants aged 15 to 55) and by computer-assisted personal interview (boys aged 10 to 14). Household and proxy health data for boys were collected from a parent via a self-completion paper-based questionnaire. Questions covered socio-demographics, health status, mental health and wellbeing, health behaviours, social determinants, and health knowledge and service use.

Results:
A cohort of 15,988 males aged between 10 and 55 years was recruited representing a response fraction of 35 %.

Conclusion:
Ten to Men is a unique resource for investigating male health and wellbeing. Wave 1 data are available for approved research projects.
Language eng
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-3698-1
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Socio Economic Objective 920504 Men's Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30089208

Document type: Journal Article
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