In this section
Note: this is a past research project that is now complete.
To examine a range of adolescent health domains including
alcohol use, smoking and aspects of the social environment.
The Health In Transition Survey, conducted through the
Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria, offers a five-wave data set using
an adolescent population. The survey examines a range of
adolescent health domains including alcohol use, smoking and
aspects of the social environment. The survey was administered
across five waves commencing in May 1993 when the participants were
in Year 12. The last survey was conducted in February 1997 and
includes information on over 3000 participants. Surveys were
self-administered pen and paper questionnaires. The main areas
covered involved tobacco and alcohol use and related attitudes.
Stability of smoking in a subset of the cohort showed that there
was a group of heavy smokers whose behaviour was stable.
Olsson, C., Anney, R., Forrest, S., Patton, G., Coffey, C., Cameron, T., Hassett, A., & Williamson, R. (2004). Association between dependent smoking and a polymorphism in the tyrosine hydroxylase gene in a prospective population-based study of adolescent health. Behavior genetics, 34(1), 85–91. https://doi.org/10.1023/B:BEGE.0000009478.70863.25
Anney, R. J., Lotfi-Miri, M., Olsson, C. A., Reid, S. C., Hemphill, S. A., & Patton, G. C. (2007). Variation in the gene coding for the M5 muscarinic receptor (CHRM5) influences cigarette dose but is not associated with dependence to drugs of addiction: evidence from a prospective population based cohort study of young adults. BMC genetics, 8, 46. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2156-8-46
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