Child and Adolescent Health in Australia: Evidence form an Australian Birth Cohort
||10 July 2019
||1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
||Toowoomba - Q303, or via Zoom
||For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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A paradigm shift in health research has begun through conducting studies on the hypotheses - Fetal Origin of Adult Disease (FOAD) and Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) both at clinical and social level. In Australia, studies on FOAD or DOHaD have either focused only on any specific acute disease of pregnant mothers or on a particular state, without looking at the holistic picture of aetiology of the diseases related with FOAD or DOHaD on children and adolescent populations of Australian households. Furthermore, very few studies focus on the impacts of the health conditions of mothers during pregnancy on their offspring’s health. This study intends to test FOAD or DOHaD using a high quality nationally representative longitudinal data from Australia, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC). This thesis will investigate whether and how fetal origins and developmental origins and the health conditions of mothers during pregnancy are responsible for developing any disease and chronic conditions in Australian adolescents.