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Version: 3.0

Update Date: 16 December 2022

DOI: 10.4225/87/Z4PEZN

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health (Ten to Men) was established in 2011 to build the evidence base on male health to inform policy and program development. It is a national longitudinal study, funded by the Australian Government Department of Health, with a stratified multi-stage cluster random sample design and oversampling in rural and regional areas. A household recruitment method was used. Recruitment and Wave 1 data collection took place between September 2013 and July 2014. The study is ‘longitudinal’ with repeat waves every 2 to 3 years so we can understand how changing life stages and circumstances might affect health and wellbeing over time. The population is represented by males aged 10 to 55 years residing in private dwellings. Data were collected via self-completion paper questionnaires (participants aged 15 to 55) and by computer-assisted personal interview (participants aged 10 to 14). Household and proxy health data for boys aged 10 -14 years was collected from a parent via a self-completion paper-based questionnaire. Questions covered socio-demographics, health status, mental health and wellbeing, health behaviours, social determinants, and health knowledge and service use. The Wave 1 Release 2 dataset contains data from 16,021 males aged between 10 and 55 years.