45 and Up Study Data

The 45 and Up Study is the largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in the Southern Hemisphere. Over 250,000 men and women aged 45 and over across NSW – about 10% of this age group – have been recruited and will have their health followed over the coming decades.

The 45 and Up Study is managed by the Sax Institute in collaboration with major partner Cancer Council NSW and partners: The National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division); NSW Ministry of Health; NSW Government Family & Community Services – Ageing, Carers and the Disability Council NSW; and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

Further information about the Study is available from the Sax Institute website.

How to access the 45 and Up Study data

Western Sydney University has signed an Organisational Licence for prepaid access to the following data:

  • 45 and Up Study baseline.
  • follow-up.
  • SEEF questionnaire data.

Access to the data is available only through the Sax institute’s SURE (Secure Unified Research Environment) facility. A summary of the baseline information collected from all participants is available in the Study’s Data Book.

Researchers within the organisation who wish to use Study data are encouraged to apply with the details of their project. They may also like to reference the list of research projects using Study data currently under way. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the Researcher Toolkit.

To apply for access to the 45 and Up Study data, email the Data Manager: digital@westernsydney.edu.au