Surveys in Busselton before year 2000
The residents of the Shire of Busselton were involved in a series of health surveys starting in 1966. Adult residents were recruited via the electoral roll and children were recruited through schools. The primary focus of the surveys was on respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and risk factors although other conditions and variables were sometimes measured.
Cross-sectional surveys of adults/children resident in the Shire of BusseltonCross-sectional comprehensive surveys of all adults (on the electoral roll) were conducted in 1966, 1969, 1972, 1975, 1978, and 1981. The number of participants ranged from 3,400 in 1966 to about 4,000 in 1978 and 1981.
Cross-sectional comprehensive surveys of all school children were conducted in 1967, 1970, 1973, 1977 (high school only) and 1983. The number of participants was about 1,600 in each survey except for 1977 when it was 556.
A cross-sectional comprehensive survey of all adults over 65 years of age was conducted in 1987. The number of participants was 1,120.
A cross-sectional respiratory (questionnaire only) survey of all adults (on the electoral roll) was conducted in 1990. Number of respondents was 3,880.
An asthma survey of 250 families (two parents and two children) was conducted in 1992.
survey of 1966-1983 cross-sectional survey participants in 1994/95
Follow-up survey of 1966-1983 cross-sectional survey participants in 1994/95
All 10,076 known survivors of the cross-sectional surveys (1966 - 1983) were invited to a comprehensive survey in 1994/95 regardless of whether or not they were still resident in Busselton. Survey centres were based in Busselton and Perth (Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital). The number of participants was 5,715.
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