Regional cataract surgery rates improve but inequality persists

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Cataract surgery rates are improving in inland NSW but still lag behind those in coastal areas, according to new research that uses 45 and Up Study data to map cataract surgery across the state. The research looked at data from more than 200,000 Study participants between the years 2007 and 2016. It found that over … Read more

The 45 and Up Study has reached 500 papers – these five made a big impact

The Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study recently passed the impressive milestone of 500 peer-reviewed publications based on data from the Study. It’s a sign of great output but also significant impact, as the papers have collectively earned 12,000 academic citations, 1250 mentions in news articles and 280 mentions in policy documents. These achievements highlight … Read more

Older Australians tap into potential benefits of health apps

Around a third of older Australians have at some point used a mobile health app, researchers from the University of New South Wales and CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, have found in a first-of-its-kind study using data from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study. The research analysed mobile health app use in 31,946 45 and Up … Read more

Air pollution and environments exposures and mortality and morbidity in adult Australians: a large population based cohort study (APMMA Study)

Our proposed research will advance knowledge about the health effects of exposure to environmental risk factors and influences, such as air pollution, green space, noise, urban environments, energy transitions, social connectedness, walkability. We will use air pollution exposures as our first and priority analysis, but also explore the health impact of these other environmental factors. … Read more

Health service utilisation, patterns of care, and risk factors for cancer of unknown primary (CUP) in 45 and Up Study participants

This study seeks to examine the patterns of healthcare utilisation including hospitalisations, emergency department visits, and Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme use prior to and after a Cancer of Unknown Primary (CUP) diagnosis, both overall and by subtype, and in relation to survival. The study will also investigate the risk factors for incident … Read more