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A second phase, the Whitehall II Study, examined the health of 10,308 civil servants aged 35 to 55, of whom two thirds were men and one third women, all of whom were employed in the London offices of the British Civil Service at the time they were recruited to the study in 1985.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Social class, psychosocial factors, life style, quality of life
Poverty, social determinants, employment, status, cardiovascular disease, ECG measurements, respiratory disease, diabetes, mortality
Poverty, social determinnats, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, mortality
Economic/Subject Categories
Employment, Labour
Area of Health System
Public health
Disease Area
Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Respiratory diseases
Data Available
Demographic, Risk behaviours, Socio-economic
Data collecting organization (s)
UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health
Data Type
Survey (longitudinal)
Coverage (date of field work)
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Unit of Analysis
1985-198:  10,308 non-industrial civil servants from the London-based offices of 20 Civil Service departments. Aged 35-55, approximately one third were women.
Conditions of Access
Free access
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