New stage in Indigenous health study

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.


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