Journal article

Deriving prevalence estimates of depressive symptoms throughout middle and old age in those living in the community

Richard A Burns, Peter Butterworth, Timothy D Windsor, Mary Luszcz, Lesley A Ross, Kaarin J Anstey

International Psychogeriatrics | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2012


Awarded by National Health and Mental Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by a National Health and Mental Medical Research Council grant (410215). The data on which this research is based were drawn from several Australian longitudinal studies including: the Australian Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ALSA), the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health (ALSWH), the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab), the Blue Mountain Eye Study (BMES), the Canberra Longitudinal Study of Ageing (CLS), the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia study (HILDA), the Melbourne Longitudinal Studies on Healthy Ageing (MELSHA), the Personality And Total Health Through Life Study (PATH) and the Sydney Older Persons Study (SOPS). These studies were pooled and harmonized for the Dynamic Analyses to Optimize Ageing (DYNOPTA) project. All studies would like to thank the participants for volunteering to take part in the respective studies. Details of all studies contributing data to DYNOPTA, including individual study leaders and funding sources, are available on the DYNOPTA website ( The findings and views reported in this paper are those of the authors and not those of the original studies or their respective funding agencies.