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OBJECTIVE To investigate the mental and general health of infertile women who had not sought medical advice for their recognized infertility and were therefore not represented in clinical populations. DESIGN Longitudinal cohort study. SETTING Population based. PATIENT(S) Participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health aged 28-33(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to use simple clinical questions to group women and provide their specific rates of miscarriage, preterm delivery, and stillbirth for reference. Further, our purpose was to describe who has experienced particularly low or high rates of each event. METHODS Data were collected as part of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of lifetime infertility in Australian women born in 1946-51 and examine their uptake of treatment. METHODS Participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health born in 1946-51 (n=13,715) completed up to four mailed surveys from 1996 to 2004. The odds of infertility were estimated using logistic(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the factors associated with infertility, seeking advice and treatment with fertility hormones and/or in vitro fertilisation (IVF) among a general population of women. METHODS Participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health aged 28-33 years in 2006 had completed up to four mailed surveys over 10 years (n=9,145).(More)
INTRODUCTION Little research has examined recognized pregnancy losses in a general population. Data from an Australian cohort study provide an opportunity to quantify this aspect of fecundity at a population level. METHOD Participants in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health who were aged 28-33 years in 2006 (n = 9,145) completed up to 4(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the extent to which the odds of birth, pregnancy, or adverse birth outcomes are higher among women aged 28 to 36 years who use fertility treatment compared with untreated women. DESIGN Prospective, population-based. SETTING Not applicable. PATIENT(S) Participants in the ALSWH born in 1973 to 1978 who reported on their infertility(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the time spent by the researchers for preparing grant proposals, and to examine whether spending more time increase the chances of success. DESIGN Observational study. SETTING The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia. PARTICIPANTS Researchers who submitted one or more NHMRC Project Grant proposals in(More)
BACKGROUND This longitudinal analysis examines how patterns of contraceptive use changed over 11 years among Australian women born between 1973 and 1978. STUDY DESIGN The analysis included 6708 women sampled from the Australian universal health insurance database who completed four self-report postal surveys between 1996 and 2006. Change over time in use(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of applying for funding on personal workloads, stress and family relationships. DESIGN Qualitative study of researchers preparing grant proposals. SETTING Web-based survey on applying for the annual National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant scheme. PARTICIPANTS Australian researchers (n=215). (More)