VAHCS: Demographics

Relevant LifeCourse Constructs Year 1992 1993 1993 1994 1994 1995 1998-1999 2001-2003 2006-2008 2012-2014 2019-2021
Wave 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Age 14.9 15.5 15.9 16.4 16.8 17.4 20.7 24.1 29.1 35.1 42.6
N 898 1727 1697 1628 1575 1530 1601 1520 1501 1443 1428
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander status S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I
Benefits and pensions S:VAHCS-HSA I S:VAHCS-HSA I S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I
Biological sex S:SV-BS O
Country of birth S:SV-CoB M S:SV-CoB F S:SV-CoB I S:SV-CoB M S:SV-CoB F S:SV-CoB I S:SV-CoB M S:SV-CoB F S:SV-CoB I S:SV-CoB M S:SV-CoB F S:SV-CoB I
Current education S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I
Date of birth S:SV-DoB O
Employment status S:SV-ES M S:SV-ES F S:SV-ES M S:SV-ES F S:SV-ES M S:SV-ES F S:SV-ES M S:SV-ES F S:SV-ES I S:SV-ES I S:SV-ES I S:SV-ES I S:SV-ES I S:ABS-HES I S:SV-ES I S:VAHCS-COVID I 1 S:SV-ES I S:ABS-HES I
Ethnic group S:SV-E M S:SV-E F S:SV-E M S:SV-E F
Financial circumstances S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I S:SPQ I 2 S:VAHCS I S:SPQ I 2 S:VAHCS I S:SPQ I 2 S:ABS-HES I S:VAHCS-COVID I 1 S:SPQ I S:ABS-HES I
Gender identity S:VAHCS I
Household composition S:SV-HC I S:SV-HC I S:SV-HC I S:SV-HC I S:SV-HC I S:ABS-HES I S:SV-HC I S:VAHCS-COVID I 1 S:SV-HC I S:ABS-HES I
Housing ownership and tenure S:ABS-HES I S:VAHCS I S:ABS-HES I
Income S:ABS-HES I S:SV-I I S:ABS-HES I
Language spoken S:SV-LS Fam S:SV-LS Fam S:SV-LS Fam
Level of educational attainment S:SV-EA M S:SV-EA F S:SV-EA M S:SV-EA F S:SV-EA M S:SV-EA F S:SV-EA M S:SV-EA F S:SV-EA M S:SV-EA F S:SV-EA M S:SV-EA F S:SV-EA M S:SV-EA F S:SV-EA M S:SV-EA F S:SV-EA I
Marital or partnership status S:SV-MS P S:SV-MS P S:SV-MS P S:SV-MS P S:SV-MS P S:SV-MS P S:SV-MS P S:SPQ I 2 S:SV-MS P S:SPQ I 2 S:SV-MS P S:SPQ I 2 S:SPQ I
Number of dependant children S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I S:VAHCS I
Number of siblings S:SV-SI I S:SV-SI I
Occupation S:SPQ I 2 S:SPQ I 2 S:SPQ I 2 S:SPQ I
Respondent information S:SV-RI I
Sexual orientation S:VAHCS-SA I S:VAHCS-SA I S:VAHCS-SA I S:VAHCS-SA I S:VAHCS-SA I S:VAHCS-SA I S:VAHCS-SA I S:VAHCS-SA I S:VAHCS-SA I S:VAHCS-SA I
Socioeconomic status S:SV-SES I S:SV-SES I S:SV-SES I S:SV-SES I

Featured measurements

Notes

1

Items adapted from the CoRonavIruS Health Impact Survey (CRISIS)


2

A VAHCS-adapted version of this measure was used


Legend

B
= Biosample collected
BA
= Biosample analysis
L
= Data linkage
N
= Nurse completed questionnaire
O
= Observation or direct assessment
Of
= Offspring completed questionnaire
P
= Parent/guardian completed questionnaire
Pe
= Peer completed questionnaire
R
= Records abstraction
S
= Self (primary participant) completed questionnaire
T
= Teacher completed questionnaire
X
= Other source
X F
= Pertains to father
X Fam
= Pertains to family
X G
= Pertains to grandparent(s)
X I
= Pertains to primary participant
X IP
= Pertains to partner
X M
= Pertains to mother
X O
= Pertains to offspring
X P
= Pertains to parent/guardian(s)
X Pe
= Pertains to peers
X Si
= Pertains to sibling(s)
X T
= Pertains to teacher(s)
X X
= Pertains to other reportees

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