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Australian [Adelaide] Longitudinal Study of Aging, Wave 6: [1999-2000]

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, clinical data, survey data
  • Andrews, Gary R. (Flinders University of South Australia. Centre for Ageing Studies)
  • Myers, George C. (Flinders University of South Australia. Centre for Ageing Studies)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • South Australian Health Commission
  • Australian Rotary Health Research Fund
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health
Free Keywords
aging; disabilities; health care services; health services utilization; health status; long term care; medications; mental health; mental health services; older adults; quality of life
  • Abstract

    The general purpose of the Australian [Adelaide] Longitudinal Study of Aging (ALSA) is to gain further understanding of how social, biomedical, and environmental factors are associated with age-related changes in the health and well-being of persons aged 70 years and older. Emphasis is given to the effects of social and economic factors on morbidity, disability, acute and long-term care service use, and mortality. The aim is to analyze the complex relationships between individual and social factors and changes in health status, health care needs, and service utilization dimensions. Components of Wave 6 (1999-2000) (Part 1) include a comprehensive personal interview conducted via the Computer-Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI) system, a home-based assessment of physiological functions, self-completed questionnaires, and additional clinical studies. In Part 2, Wave 6 Clinical Data, information about the health histories of the respondents was elicited, including information on medication, blood pressure, and physical and mental disabilities.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Wave 6 Data
    • DS2: Wave 6 Clinical Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1999 / 2000
    Time period: 1999--2000
  • 1999 / 2000
    Collection date: 1999--2000
Geographic Coverage
  • Australia
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 70 and older living in the metropolitan area of Adelaide, South Australia.
The sample was randomly generated from within the Adelaide Statistical Division using the State Electoral Data Base as the sampling frame. The sample was stratified by gender and by the age groups 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, and 85 and older. Both community and institutionalized individuals were included. In addition, spouses aged 65 and older of specified persons also were invited to participate, as were other household members aged 70 years and older.
2006-01-18 File CB3679.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): South Australian Health Commission. Australian Rotary Health Research Fund. United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health (US/NIH AG-08523-02).
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3679 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03679.v1
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    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/60.3.P113 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1177/0898264304265778 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2004.00005.x (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1037/0882-7974.18.4.714 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1097/01.PSY.0000028827.64279.60 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1007/s12126-002-1003-3 (DOI)
  • Crotty, M., Miller, M., Giles, L., Daniels, L., Bannerman, E., Whitehead, C., Cobiac, L., Andrews, G.. Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Prospective evaluation of anthropometric indices in terms of four year mortality in community-living older adults. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging.6, (1), 20-23.2002.
  • Giles, Lynne C., Metcalf, Patricia A., Anderson, Craig S., Andrews, Gary R.. Social networks among older Australians: A validation of Glass's model. Journal of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention.7, (4), 195-204.2002.
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    • ID: 10.1046/j.1532-5415.2002.50316.x (DOI)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Andrews, Gary R.; Myers, George C. (2003): Australian [Adelaide] Longitudinal Study of Aging, Wave 6: [1999-2000]. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.