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Longitudinal Study of Australian Children's Child Health CheckPoint Data Issues Paper – July 2021

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posted on 2021-07-21, 02:29 authored by Sarah Davies, Susan Clifford, Alanna Gillespie, Katherine Lange, Josh Muller, Yichao WangYichao Wang, Melissa WakeMelissa Wake
This paper provides a summary of data issues relating to LSAC's Child Health CheckPoint. It is designed to assist CheckPoint data users as they undertake research and analysis using the dataset. This paper summarises data issues that may impact on the use of particular variables, emphasizes changes to the data, and highlights important information for interpretation of results.


The Child Health CheckPoint study has been supported to date by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Project Grants 1041352, 1109355), The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation (2014-241), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, The University of Melbourne, National Heart Foundation of Australia (100660), Financial Markets Foundation for Children (2014-055, 2016-310), Cure Kids, New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, University of Auckland Faculty Development Research Fund (3712987), National Centre for Longitudinal Data (at the DSS) and Victoria Deaf Education Institute. The urinary albumin and creatinine quantification was funded through NHMRC Program Grant 633003 Screening and Test Evaluation Program. The MCRI administered the research grants for the study and provided infrastructural support (IT and biospecimen management) to its staff and the study, but played no role in the conduct or analysis of the trial.


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