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Longitudinal Surveys - Health & Ageing

Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
This survey was first funded in 1995. The aim of the survey is to examine the health of 40,000 women over a 20 year period. Abstracts for conference and published papers are available.

Canada National Population Health Survey
This survey explores health status, use of health services and demographic/soci-economic status. Publications are available on the website.

The Health and Retirement Study
The University of Michigan Health and Retirement Study (HRS) surveys more than 22,000 Americans over the age of 50 every two years. Publications are available on the website.

Pathways to Life Quality
The Pathways to Life Quality study is designed to promote understanding of patterns of housing choices and residential transitions over the life course. There are working papers and a bibliography regarding the Pathways to Life Quality study.

Australian Longitudingal Study of Ageing (ALSA)
ALSA is Australia's first multi-dimensional population based study of human ageing. Seven waves of interviewing have been conducted since ALSA began in 1992 with 2087 participants. A bibliography of papers using the ALSA data is available.

Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Ageing (BLSA)
The BLSA is America's longest running scientific study of human ageing. This study began in 1958. There are 1200 participants in the survey ranging from 20 to 90 years old. A list of publications and abstracts using the BLSA data is available.

English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)
ELSA is a study of the lives of people who are aged 50 and over. This study looks at health, economic situation and quality of life. Links to publications are available on the ELSA website.

Longitudingal Studies of Aging (LSOA)
The LSOA is a multicohort study of persons 70 years of age and over designed primarily to measure changes in the health, functional status, living arrangements, and health services utilization of two cohorts of Americans as they move into and through the oldest ages.

Nihon University Japanese Longitudingal Study of Aging (NUJLSOA)
The NUJLSOA is a longitudinal survey of a nationally representative sample of the population aged 65 and over in Japan. The first wave of data was collected in November 1999, the second in November 2001, and a third wave in November 2003.

Canberra Longitudinal Study of Ageing
The Canberra Longitudinal Study (Australia) is a 12 year study in the health and memory of older people which commenced in 1990, with subsequent waves in 1994, 1998 and 2002. A list of publications and abstracts is available at the website.

Path Through Life Project
This study is a 20 year longitudinal project with 7485 adult participants from Canberra and Queanbeyan (Australia). The program aims to explore: a) anxiety and depression, b) alcohol and substance abuse, and c) cognitive functioning and dimentia. A list of publications and abstracts is available at the website.

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