Prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome in a sample of Indigenous women in Darwin, Australia

Jacqueline A Boyle, Joan Cunningham, Kerin O'Dea, Terry Dunbar and Robert J Norman
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (1): 62-66. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.10553
  • Jacqueline A Boyle1,2,3
  • Joan Cunningham2
  • Kerin O'Dea4
  • Terry Dunbar5
  • Robert J Norman3

  • 1 Jean Hailes for Women’s Health, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Menzies School of Health Research, Darwin, NT.
  • 3 The Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.
  • 4 The Sansom Institute, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA.
  • 5 Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.


We gratefully acknowledge the support of DRUID study participants, study staff, members of the Indigenous Steering Group, and partner organisations. The DRUID Study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Project Grant #236207), with additional support from the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations, the Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundation, the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation, the AusDiab Partnership in Type 2 Diabetes, and Bayer HealthCare. The DRUID study is an in-kind project of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health.

Jacqueline Boyle was supported by Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Fotheringham Research Grant, 2002; NHMRC Training Scholarship for Indigenous Australian Health Research, 2005–2009; Australian Academy of Science Douglas and Lola Douglas Scholarship, 2005–2009; and Eli Lily. Joan Cunningham was supported by an NHMRC Career Development Award (No. 283310) and NHMRC Research Fellowship (No. 545200).

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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