Chronic condtions, physical function and health care use: Findings from the Australian longitudinal study on Women’s Health

Publisher: Australian Government Department of Health, 2015

Status – Current

This  report  presents  a  summary  of  common  and  important  chronic  conditions  affecting women in the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health (ALSWH). In  this  report  we  present  data  on  the  increasing  prevalence  of  several  major chronic conditions  as  the  women  age, including arthritis,  asthma,  diabetes,  and  cardiovascular conditions. We show the relationship between chronic disease and decline in women’s physical and mental health related quality of life, and their increased use of general practice consultations.

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