The largest and longest running health study of Indigenous Australians is collecting more data
The Menzies School of Health Research has commenced collecting data for a fifth wave of its Aboriginal Birth Health Cohort Study. The study started in 1987 with 686 people born that year in the Northern Territory. Participants have been checked every six-seven years for chronic disease, such as diabetes, kidney and heart disease, the study also includes mental health. A group of 196 non-Indigenous people are also in the survey. Gurmeet Singh is chief investigator.