Synopsis

Parental supply of alcohol, and alcohol use and related harms in adolescence and early adulthood.

Summary

No, but one parent of each adolescent was survey waves 1-5​

Study name Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study
Study abbreviation APALS
Current principal investigator/s Professor Richard Mattick; Associate Professor Tim Slade (2 current grants)
Current project manager Ms Alexandra Aiken
Cohort representative (study contact) Ms Alexandra Aiken
Postal address 22-32 King St, Randwick NSW 2031
Phone +612 9385 0111
Email a.aiken@unsw.edu.au
Primary Institution

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Collaborating Institution/s University of Queensland, University of Tasmania, University of Newcastle, Curtin Univsersity
Major funding sources ARC; Rotary Health; NHMRC
Key reference

Aiken, A., Wadolowski, M., Bruno, R., Najman, J., Kypri, K., Slade, T., Hutchinson, D, McBride, N. & Mattick, R. P. Cohort Profile: The Australian Parental Supply of Alcohol Longitudinal Study (APSALS). International Journal of Epidemiology, 2015, 1-11, doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv051

Mattick, R. P., Wadolowski, M., Aiken, A., Clare, P., Hutchinson, D., Najman, J., Slade, T., Bruno, R., McBride, N., Degenhardt, L., & Kypri, K. (2017). Parental supply of alcohol and alcohol consumption in adolescence: Prospective cohort study. Psychological Medicine, 47(2), 267-278.

Are data available outside study team? Upon Request
Study focus Parental supply of alcohol, and alcohol use and related harms in adolescence and early adulthood.
Sampling frame Year 7 school students and parents were recruited from public, independent and Catholic schools in NSW, WA and TAS. Eligibility criteria were that the child must be in year 7 of school and that the parent provided signed consent for participation.
Year commenced 2010
Commencement sample 1927
Intergenerational? No, but one parent of each adolescent was survey waves 1-5
Imaging No 
Linkage No 
Biosamples? No 
Ethics approvals or requirements? Approved by the HRECs of UNSW Australia, University of Queensland, University of Tasmania, University of Newcastle, and Curtin University 

Waves

Wave Year Age (mean, range) Eligible sample
1  2010-2011 12.9 (range 10-15) 1910 adolescents (99.1%); 1913 parents (99.3%)
2  2011-2012 13.9 (range 11-17) 1836 adolescents (95.3%); 1827 parents (94.8%)
3  2012-2013 14.8 (range 12-18) 1776 adolescents (92.2%); 1776 parents (92.2%)
4  2013-2014 15.8 (range 13-19) 1705 adolescents (88.5%); 1731 parents (89.8%)
5  2014-2015 16.9 (range 14-20) 1673 adolescents (86.8%); 1682 parents (87.3%)
6  2015-2016 17.8 (range 15-21) 1629 adolescents (84.5%); Parents not assessed
7  2016-2017 ~19.0 years Currently in progress – 72% of adolescents completed to date. Parents not assessed.