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Melissa Wake

ORCID:
0000-0001-7501-9257
Journal article

Population health bio-phenotypes in 11–12 year old children and their midlife parents: Growing Up in Australia’s Child Health CheckPoint

In an ambitious undertaking, Growing Up in Australia’s Child Health CheckPoint streamlined and implemented wide-ranging population phenotypes and biosamples relevant to non-communicable diseases in nearly 1900 parent–child dyads throughout Australia at child aged 11–12 years.
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Children’s body mass index

This chapter from the publication Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, illustrates correlations between childhood obesity, education and socio-economic backgrounds within Australia. It has long been recognised that there is an inverse relationship between socio-economic status and overweight/obesity in adult women...
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How well are Australian infants and children aged 4 to 5 years doing?

This report presents an analysis of the data from the first wave of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) to explore the wellbeing of over 10,000 Australian infants and children. This report presents an analysis of the data from the first wave of the...
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Population health and wellbeing: identifying priority areas for Victorian children

In contrast to previous population survey programs nationally and internationally, this study seeks to extract contemporary policy-oriented domains for inclusion in a strategic program of child health data collection, using a stakeholder consultation process to identify key domains and policy information needs. The outcome is...
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Introducing the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children

The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children has been funded as part of the Department of Family and Community Services Stronger Families and Communities Strategy , which aims to establish new partnerships to strengthen families and communities and develop and deliver solutions at a local level...