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Type: Journal article
Title: Data resource profile: the Australian Early Development Index (AEDI)
Author: Brinkman, S.
Gregory, T.
Goldfeld, S.
Lynch, J.
Hardy, M.
Citation: International Journal of Epidemiology, 2014; 43(4):1089-1096
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 0300-5771
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Sally A Brinkman, Tess A Gregory, Sharon Goldfeld, JohnW Lynch, and Matthew Hardy
Abstract: Every 3 years, the Australian Government conducts a developmental census across the entire population of children in their first year of full-time schooling (median age 5 years). The first developmental census was conducted in 2009, including 261,147 children, and in 2012 data were collected on 289,973 children-representing 97.5% and 96.5% of the estimated eligible population, respectively. The questionnaire is completed by teachers on the basis of at least 1 month's knowledge of the child, including aspects of physical, social, emotional, language and cognitive development, as well as data on special needs. Teachers are also asked to include details of the child's care arrangements and attendance in early education programmes in the years preceding school. Demographic and geographical data are recorded at the individual and area levels. Aggregate data are publicly available and microdata (including data for linkage studies) can be applied for via (
Keywords: Humans; Child Development; Developmental Disabilities; Child; Child, Preschool; Oceanic Ancestry Group; Australia; Female; Male
Rights: © The Author 2014; all rights reserved. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the International Epidemiological Association
RMID: 0030010725
DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyu085
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