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Major Reports

Each year, the Australian Government Department of Health commissions an in-depth analysis of data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. The Study’s Major Reports series provide guidance for policymakers on a range of issues impacting women’s health and wellness as well as access to and use of health services.

2020 Major Report - The impact of multiple chronic conditions

Dobson A, Forder P, Hockey R, Egan N, Cavenagh D, Waller M, Xu Z, Anderson A, Byrnes E, Barnes I, Loxton D, Byles J, Mishra G.

Published: 2020

In this report, we examine the development of multimorbidity (2 or more chronic conditions) across the four ALSWH cohorts. We also examine the impact of multimorbidity on women’s quality of life, and the use of health services. Qualitative data available from the women’s comments on their surveys were also examined to give voice to the…

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Front cover - 2019 Major Report - Policy Briefs from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

2019 Major Report - Policy briefs from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

Mishra G, Byles J, Dobson A, Chan H-W, Tooth L, Hockey R, Townsend N & Loxton D.

Published: 2019

The 2019 Major Report consists of a series of policy briefs commissioned by the Australian Government Department Health. These briefs inform the National Women's Health Strategy 2020-2030

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Front Cover - 2018 Major Report - From childcare to elder care - findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

2018 Major Report - From child care to elder care: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Tooth L, Loxton D, Chan H, Coombe J, Dobson A, Hockey R, Townsend N, Byles J & Mishra G.

Published: 2018

This report presents an analysis of the patterns of caregiving by Australian women across the life course using data from women aged from 18 to 97 years, the socio-demographic factors associated with caregiving patterns, and the impact of caregiving on social, employment and health outcomes of caregivers including their health service use.

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Front cover - 2017 Major Report - Use, acces to, and impact of Medicare services for Australian women

2017 Major Report - Use, access to, and impact of Medicare services for Australian women: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Byles J, Mishra G, Hockey R, Adane A, Chan H, Dolja-Gore X, Forder P, Harris M, Majeed T, Loxton D & Tooth L.

Published: 2017

This major report, the latest in a series for the Department of Health, examines and compares the use of, access to, and impact of Medicare services for women in Australia across the life course.

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Front cover - 2016 Major Report - Future health service use and cost: insights from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

2016 Major Report - Future health service use and cost: Insights from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Mishra G, Chan H, Hockey R, Waller M, Kanesarajah J, Byles J, & Dobson A.

Published: 2016

This report uses ALSWH data to identify expected trends in health status, health risks, and behaviours over the next two decades, and to compare trends across cohorts.

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2015 Major Report - Chronic conditions, physical function and health care use: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Byles J, Hockey R, McLaughlin D, Dobson A, Brown W, Loxton D & Mishra G.

Published: 2015

2015 Major Report Chronic conditions, physical function and health care use: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

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2014 Major Report - Health and wellbeing of women aged 18 to 23 in 2013 and 1996: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

Mishra G, Loxton D, Anderson A, Hockey R, Powers J, Brown W, Dobson A, Duffy L, Graves A, Harris M, Harris S, Lucke J, McLaughlin D, Mooney R, Pachana N, Pease S, Tavener M, Thomson C, Tooth L, Townsend N, Tuckerman R & Byles J.

Published: 2014

2014 Major Report Health and wellbeing of women aged 18 to 23 in 2013 and 1996: Findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health

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