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Cohort profile: the Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS)

journal contribution
posted on 01.04.2017, 00:00 authored by A Aiken, M Wadolowski, R Bruno, J Najman, K Kypri, T Slade, Delyse HutchinsonDelyse Hutchinson, N McBride, R P Mattick
The Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS) was established in 2010 to investigate the short- and long-term associations between exposure to early parental alcohol provision, early adolescent alcohol initiation, subsequent alcohol use and alcohol-related harms, controlling for a wide range of parental, child, familial, peer and contextual covariates. The cohort commenced with 1927 parent-child dyads comprising Australian Grade 7 school students (mean age¼12.9 years, range¼10.8–15.7 years), and a parent/guardian. Baseline, 1- and 2-year follow-up data have been collected, with>90% retention, and a 3-year follow-up is under way. The data collected include child, familial, parental and peer factors addressing demographics, alcohol use and supply, parenting practices, other substance use, adolescent behaviours and peer influences. The cohort is ideal for prospectively examining predictors of initiation and progression of alcohol use, which increases markedly through adolescence.

History

Journal

International journal of epidemiology

Volume

46

Issue

2

Article number

e6

Pagination

1 - 11

Publisher

International journal of epidemiology

ISSN

0300-5771

eISSN

1464-3685

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2015, The Author