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Pubilication Date: 15 March 2022

DOI: 10.26193/M3AEOH

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) is a longitudinal population-based survey, first funded in 1995, which examines the health of over 57,000 Australian women. The Study explores factors that influence health among women who are broadly representative of the entire Australian population. ALSWH goes beyond a narrow perspective that equates women’s health with reproductive and sexual health, and takes a comprehensive view of all aspects of health throughout women’s lifespan. This cohort, women born 1989-95, were recruited in 2013. The cohort is regularly (to date, either annually, or biennially) surveyed via an online questionnaire covering issues regarding overall physical and emotional health, use of health services, education and employment status, drug and/or alcohol use, diet, exercise, and family situation. A detailed description of the background, aims, themes, methods and progress of the study is given on the project web page https://www.alswh.org.au/about/. This particular dataset refers to Survey 6 of the 1989-95 cohort and is a part of the Core Data Release. Some data in this data release were modified to maintain the confidentiality of ALSWH respondents.