This document provides data users with key information about the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children's (LSAC) Child Health CheckPoint study and data. The Data User Guide provides information to assist users understand how and why data were collected (e.g. study methodology and measures descriptions) and navigate the CheckPoint dataset (e.g. variable naming conventions and using quality control flags).
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.