The people who continued from time point one to time point five were more likely to be female, over 35, married or defacto, and have a university degree, compared to the people who did not complete time point five. At time point five, 76% of the sample is female (compared to 72% at time point 1), 65% don't have kids (compared to 70%), 68% have a uni degree (compared to 63%), and 46% work full time (same as at time point one). So we clearly don't have a representative sample of the population, but we have a good spread over all categories of demographics, which will give us plenty to work with.
In another month, the sixth time point will close, and the whole data collection phase will be complete! I can't adequately express how excited I am to have so much rich data to start work on answering the slippery questions on how depression, anxiety and sexual problems are related over time. Right now we're working on the time point one data, analysing some tricky models, and when that's done (probably early 2013) we'll get our hands dirty with this longitudinal data.
Now that the fifth time point is closed, we have done the fifth prize draw, and the fourth draw remains unclaimed! Again, if it's not claimed by next Tuesday, I'll redraw the prize for a third potential lucky winner. So there's two emails out there in cyberspace worth $100 that may have your name on them. Check those junk boxes - email servers might not like "win" "prize" and "sex" all in one email. Who knows why - sounds like a pretty good email to me!
Sorry for the lack of meaty updates lately. Should have more for you soon - when we start doing preliminary analyses on the whole six point dataset, and when our second paper gets published.
Thanks again for your support and interest.
All the best,