Childhood Determinants of Adult Health Study (CDAH)

The Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH) Study is a cohort study with follow-up of 8,498 children who participated in the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey (ASHFS) when aged 7 to 15 years.

Using data from repeated measures of lifestyle, physical characteristics, and mental health, along with blood samples and cardiovascular health metrics collected since childhood, the study’s long-term aim is to determine the contribution of childhood factors to the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and cancer in later life.