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Abstract

The NSHD is the oldest and longest running of the British birth cohort studies. From an initial maternity survey of 13,687 (82%) of all births recorded in England, Scotland and Wales during one week of March, 1946, a socially stratified sample of 5,362 singleton babies born to married parents was selected for follow-up. This sample comprises the NSHD cohort and participants have been studied 21 times.

Main Topics/Subject Category
The current clinic data collection (2006-2011) includes new measures of  the heart, blood vessels, muscles and bones, blood, saliva and urine samples for analysis, and repeat measures of health, function and life circumstances.
Variables

Heart, blood vessels, muscles and bones, blood, saliva and urine samples, measures of health

Keywords
Heart, blood vessels, muscles and bones, blood, saliva and urine samples, measures of health, function and life circumstances
Area of Health System
Public health
Data collecting organization (s)
MRC
Data Type
Survey (longitudinal)
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

5,362 participants

Availability
Conditions of Access
Free access
Link
http://www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk/
Contact
Tel: +44(0)2076705700