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The aim of this study was to achieve a better understanding of: the role played by urban regeneration in altering the degree and distribution of socio-economic variations in mental health; the impact of socio-economic changes on people with differential vulnerability to the development of common mental illness; the measurement of subjective well-being in urban settings and what factors contribute to its improvement or maintenance during socio-economic change.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Individuals' mental health, quality of life (QOL), personal circumstances and consulting behaviour.
Greater Manchester, age, alcohol consumption, anxiety, assault, associations, children, clubs, community behaviour, community life, consumer goods, crime, criminal damage, death, debilitative illness, depression, development, disabilities, dogs, drug abuse, economic activity, educational background, emotional states, employment, employment opportunities, ethnic groups, everyday life, family members, fear of crime, financial resources, friends, gender, general practitioners, greater manchester, happiness, health, health consultations, health services, height (physiology), home ownership, households, housing, housing conditions, housing tenure, income, job changing job security, juvenile delinquency, landlords, leisure time activities, local community facilities, local government, marital status, membership, mental health, motor vehicles, neighbourhoods, neighbours, objectives, parents, personal contact, personality, playgrounds, police services, poverty, public transport, qualifications, quality of life, redundancy, refuse, rented accommodation, residential mobility, retirement, roads, safety and security, safety and security measures, self-employed, self-esteem, shops, social activities (leisure), social change, social housing, social integration, social life, social security benefits, social support, stress (psychological), students, supervisory status, theft, traffic, unemployment, urban renewal, urban sociology, weight (physiology), working time, youth
Identifier Variables
Enumeration districts, postcode, electoral ward
Economic/Subject Categories
Mental health
Area of Health System
Secondary care
Data collecting organization (s)
King's College London. Institute of Psychiatry. Health Services Research Department and University of Manchester. Department of Geography and National Primary Care Research and Development Centre and University of Manchester. Department of Geography
Data Type
Survey (longitudinal)
Coverage (date of field work)
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
Unit of Analysis

Adult residents of five electoral wards of Wythenshawe, South Manchester. 4294 questionnaires and interviews obtained

ESDS Qualidata, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Huxley P and Rogers A. Urban regeneration and mental health. Health Variations Newsletter 2001; 7: 8-9