Emily Banks | The 45 and Up Study Update

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Professor Emily Banks, 45 and Up Scientific Director, Sax Institute, gave an update on the 45 and Up Study at our 2012 Annual Collaborators' Meeting.

This meeting is an annual event that offers our research partners, supporters and other interested parties the opportunity to receive a comprehensive update on the Study’s progress and updates on research projects that are using the Study resource. The meeting is also an opportunity for researchers, health decision makers and evaluators to engage and discuss the potential for maximising the Study’s value.

For more information, visit www.saxinstitute.org.au

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Emily Banks | The 45 and Up Study Update

  1. 1. The 45 and Up Study Update Professor Emily BanksIn partnership with
  2. 2. Today • Brief background • Study progress • Highlights • Priorities
  3. 3. The 45 and Up Study • The largest long term study of ageing in Australia • A collaborative resource available for use by researchers and policy makers • Core funding from major partner Cancer Council NSW and partners the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division); beyondblue: the national depression initiative; NSW Health; Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Human Services, NSW; Red Cross Blood Service and UnitingCare Ageing
  4. 4. Recruitment• 267,153 men and women aged 45 years and over recruited from 2006 to 2008• Over 1 in 10 people in this age group• Sampled through Medicare Australia• Baseline questionnaire and consent for long term follow-up
  5. 5. 0y 5y 10yrecruitment follow-up follow-up ROUTINE DATA OTHER DATA LINKAGE resurvey of selected individuals NESTED STUDIES
  6. 6. Data• Moving to use of the SURE facility• Full cohort included in the Master Linkage Key for the CHeReL• Linked PBS and MBS data on the cohort available: use through SURE• More detailed survey data received from 60,000 participants: available following exclusive use period• Follow up questionnaire
  7. 7. Data linkage• CHeReL data from 267,153 matched participants, mid 2000-mid 2011: – 1,290,692 hospitalisations – 347,799 emergency department presentations – 11,028 deaths – 28,955 cancer registrations• National Death Index data – available soon through AIHW
  8. 8. Research overview• 126 project applications – 114 projects approved to use the data – 74 active, 13 completed• 447 researchers – 41 institutions – 61 early career researchers
  9. 9. 14000 60 cumulative peer-reviewed publications12000 cumulative project funding ($, 000s) 5010000 40 8000 30 6000 20 4000 2000 10 0 0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Year
  10. 10. Highlights since last meeting • grant success, especially health services research • publications in leading international journals – sitting time and mortality – prospective study of pertussis – body mass index and hospitalisation – smoking and social interaction • media • methodological work
  11. 11. Sitting time and mortality
  12. 12. Major initiatives • cancer • CVD • diabetes • mental health • healthy ageing • social inequalities • health services: primary care, acute care, medicines, prevention • Aboriginal health
  13. 13. Priorities • Follow-up survey • 41,000 sent out
  14. 14. Priorities • Continuing follow-up • Transition to SURE • Streamlining data provision • Increase profile • Cohort retention and tracking • Biobank
  15. 15. Masterclass • 3.30 to 4.30 pm this afternoon • Applying for grants using the 45 and Up Study • Optional
  16. 16. Thank you ...In partnership with

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