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Version: 3.0

Update Date: 16 December 2022

DOI: 10.4225/87/2KHTSV

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, and recruitment took place from September 2013 to July 2014. 16,021 males aged 10-55 were recruited. Survey content was structured around six key domains relevant to male health: physical health, mental health, health-related behaviours, social and environmental determinants of health, health literacy/knowledge, and health service use. 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. Wave 2 data collection took place from November 2015 to May 2016. 76% of the cohort participated in Wave 2. The Wave 2 questionnaires largely retained Wave 1 items in order to obtain repeat measures. New items added including additional questions on relationships and sexual dysfunction, sleep apnoea, parenting and relationship with father figures, health literacy, help seeking, and resilience.