Journal article

Cohort Profile Update: The PATH Through Life Project

Kaarin J Anstey, Peter Butterworth, Helen Christensen, Simon Easteal, Nicolas Cherbuin, Liana Leach, Richard Burns, Kim M Kiely, Moyra E Mortby, Ranmalee Eramudugolla, Imogen Gad

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021


This paper updates the earlier profile of the PATH Through Life Project (PATH), a cohort study which recruited in 1999–2001 from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and nearby town of Queanbeyan, NSW, in Australia,1 with new findings from the 12-year follow-up at Wave 4. The PATH study was designed to investigate the epidemiology of common mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, substance use and cognitive decline, with a focus on risk factors, comorbidities and their life course trajectories. At baseline, the study included 7485 adults in three narrow age cohorts of 20–24, 40–44 and 60–64 years. In the original cohort profile we described how the three age cohorts had been...


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants [1002160, 568969, 1063907], Safe Work Australia, NHMRC Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, Australian Research Council Grants [FT120100227, DP130101705, CE110001029].