Individual Study / NSHD

MRC National Survey of Health and Development

MRC National Survey of Health and Development

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Oldest of the British birth cohort studies. It is unique in having data from birth on the health and social circumstances . Objectives: Scientific discovery of life course, influences on normal and healthy ageing, Transfer of knowledge to policymakers, health practitioners, and other research users.
Start Year
1946
Funding
Nuffield Foundation and the National Birthday Trust Fund
Supplementary Information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Survey_of_Health_%26_Development
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Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Babies have been followed up 24 times.

Marker Paper

Wadsworth M, Kuh D, Richards M, Hardy R. Cohort Profile: The 1946 National Birth Cohort (MRC National Survey of Health and Development). Int J Epidemiol. 2006 Feb;35(1):49-54. Epub 2005 Oct 4.

PUBMED 16204333

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
5,362
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Births which occurred in England, Wales and Scotland

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative