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The Lothian Birth Cohort 1921 / 1936

The Lothian Birth Cohort 1921 / 1936

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Research into how childhood intelligence relates to intelligence and health in old age. The Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936 are follow-up studies of the Scottish Mental Surveys of 1932 and 1947.
Start Year
2007
Funding
BBSRC bioscience for the future, Medical Research Council (MRC)
Supplementary Information
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Professor Simon Cox
    The University of Edinburgh

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
LBC 1921: 4 waves. LBC 1936: 5 waves. Influences on cognitive ageing from age 11 to age 70

Marker Paper

Deary IJ, Gow AJ, Taylor MD, et al. The Lothian Birth Cohort 1936: a study to examine influences on cognitive ageing from age 11 to age 70 and beyond. BMC Geriatr. 2007;7:28. Published 2007 Dec 5. doi:10.1186/1471-2318-7-28

PUBMED 18053258

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,091
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
The surveys had tested the intelligence of almost every child born in 1921 or 1936 and attending school in Scotland

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.disconnectedmind.ed.ac.uk/