Boyd Orr cohort
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
- British Heart Foundation
- 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 .
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.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- 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
Availability of data and biosamples
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.