- The Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health & Development Study
- Dunedin Study Data Directories
- Policy Statement & Code of Practice for Dunedin Study Investigators
The first assessment (or "Phase") following the Study members' birth in 1972-73 was undertaken when they were aged 3 years. Since then, there have been assessments at ages 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 26, 32 and, most recently, at 38 years (Phases 3 to 38 respectively). For the earlier phases, assessments normally occurred within six weeks of the Study member’s birthday. For the more recent phases, however, assessments normally occurred within 9 months of the Study member’s birthday.
During an "assessment phase", our Study Members come back to the Dunedin Research Unit for a one-day assessment from wherever in the world they are living - an impressive exercise considering more than 40 of them now live in the UK/Europe and a futher 25 in Asia, Middle East, US and Canada! Once in Dunedin, almost all aspects of their physical and mental health are examined - this includes cardiovascular, dental, respiratory, sexual and mental health, psychosocial well-being, and detailed interviews about relationships, behaviour and family.
The table below shows the number of Study Members who participated at each assessment. Please click on a number in the phase column to view the data collected, Principal Researchers involved at that assessment, and directories of the data collected/research forms administered.
a - Number resident in Greater Dunedin Metropolitan Area
b - Surviving Study Members from the foundation cohort
|Year||Phase||Age||No. eligible||No. assessed||% assessed|