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Boyd Orr cohort

Boyd Orr cohort

Initiatives -
The initial aim of establishing the Boyd Orr cohort was to investigate the long-term impact of environmental factors in early life on adult coronary heart disease mortality.
Start Year
1937
Funding
British Heart Foundation
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Richard Martin
    University of Bristol

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Baseline in 1937.Follow up has been conducted between 1997 and 1998 a follow-up questionnaire survey re-established contact with subjects from the original sample of families who were traced, alive, and living in Britain (n = 3182).Thirdly, follow-up to obtain physiological measurements and blood assays was undertaken in 2002–03 .

Marker Paper

Martin RM, Gunnell D, Pemberton J, Frankel S, Davey Smith G. Cohort profile: The Boyd Orr cohort--an historical cohort study based on the 65 year follow-up of the Carnegie Survey of Diet and Health (1937-39). Int J Epidemiol, 2005; 34(4): 742-9.

PUBMED 15964910

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
4,999
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Children who were surveyed in the Carnegie United Kingdom Trust’s study of Family Diet and Health in Pre-War Britain (1937-1939)-living in 16 urban and rural districts in Britain

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Data
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