UK Data Service data catalogue record for:
|Title:||Millennium Cohort Study: First Survey, Health Visitor Survey, 2002-2003|
|Series:||Millennium Cohort Study [Millennium Cohort Study, 2001-]|
|Depositor:||University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies|
University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
National Centre for Social Research
Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. Central Survey Unit
Economic and Social Research Council
Department for Education and Skills
Department of Health
Department for Work and Pensions
Northern Ireland Executive
Office for National Statistics
National Assembly for Wales
International Centre for Child Studies
Cabinet Office. Children and Young People's Unit
University of London. Birkbeck College. National Evaluation of Sure Start
The Information Centre, Newcastle, Analytic and Services Branch, Department for Work and Pensions (formerly Department of Social Security) who: identified the main Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) sample from Child Benefit records, and ran an opt-out exercise for MCS1; provided a similar service to enable the inclusion in MCS2 of 'new families' (eligible for inclusion in MCS1 but not identfied in the records until after the completion of the first survey); and assisted with tracing families who had moved, for both MCS1 and MCS2.
Members of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) funding consortium provided advice as well as funding.
Individual academic advisers:
Specialist advisers: Julia Brannen, Tim Cole, Leon Feinstein, Charlie Owen.
Members of the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) internal team: Neville Butler, John Bynner, Elsa Ferri, Ian Plewis, Peter Shepherd and Kate Smith.
Collaborators on the MCS included: Mel Bartley, Helen Bedford, Dermot Bowler, Leslie Davidson, Carol Dezateux, Harvey Goldstein, Kath Kiernan, Yvonne Kelly, Michael Marmot, Barbara Maughan, Alison McFarlane, Catherine Peckham, Chris Power, Ingrid Schoon and Marjorie Smith.
Members of the Millennium Cohort Study Advisory Group, for advice on the form and content of MCS1, MCS2, MCS3, MCS4 and MCS5.
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.Background:
The original objectives of the first MCS survey, as laid down in the proposal to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in March 2000, were:
Some studies based on sub-samples of MCS have also been conducted, including a study of MCS respondent mothers who had received assisted fertility treatment, conducted in 2003 (see SN 5559). Also, birth registration and maternity hospital episodes for the MCS respondents are held as a separate dataset (see SN 5614).
Users should note that the weighting section in the 'Guide to the Datasets' document recommends analysis in Stata, as SPSS is not currently able to weight the data using the survey design factors. The depositor is working on a solution for SPSS, but this is not yet available. A Stata version of the dataset is available for download by registered users, alongside the SPSS and tab-delimited versions.
MCS web pages:
Further information about the MCS can be found on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website.
How to access genetic and/or bio-medical sample data from a range of longitudinal surveys:
A useful overview of the governance routes for applying for genetic and bio-medical sample data, which are not available through the UK Data Service, can be found at Governance of data and sample access on the METADAC (Managing Ethico-social, Technical and Administrative issues in Data Access) website.
|MCS Health Visitor Survey:
The dataset is derived from a survey of health visitors undertaken as part of the MCS. The Health Visitor Survey was prepared at the same time as the MCS1 fieldwork, and conducted soon after the MCS1 survey was completed. This time the focus was not on individual MCS participants, but on local services for young families in the MCS electoral wards. It was felt that health visitors might be well placed to provide an expert overview of what was available in the local area, especially given their role in needs assessment. The idea was to provide a snapshot of information about the neighbourhoods in which MCS children would be growing up, so as to help explain health inequalities and ultimately improve the services available to those children.
Topics covered include:
|Dates of fieldwork:||2002 - 2003|
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
This survey covered health visitors who had already been contacted to help identify babies eligible for inclusion in MCS.
The sample population for MCS was drawn from all live births in the United Kingdom over 12 months (from 1 September 2000 in England and Wales and for 59 weeks from 22 November 2000 in Scotland and Northern Ireland).
The Health Visitor Survey was conducted once, following the first wave of MCS.
Six waves have been conducted to date: MCS1 (age 9 months), MCS2 (age 3 years), MCS3 (age 5 years), MCS4 (age 7 years), MCS5 (age 11 years) and MCS6 (age 14 years)
Multi-stage stratified random sample
See documentation for details.
|Number of units:||18,818 records indexed by the MCS unique identifier (MCSID). Of these 18,818 records, 4,496 are flagged as 'No data from HV survey' (see variable HVFLAG), to indicate there was no response from a health visitor team in that ward. See documentation for further details.|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
|CHILD CARE||CHILD DAY CARE||CHILD-MINDERS|
|CHILDREN||COMMUNITIES||COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES|
|COUNSELLING||DAY NURSERIES||DOMESTIC SERVICES|
|EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES||FAMILIES||FAMILY PLANNING CLINICS|
|HEALTH ADVICE||HEALTH SERVICES||HEALTH VISITORS|
|LIBRARY SERVICES||LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES||MEDICAL SPECIALISTS|
|MENTAL HEALTH||MOTHER AND TODDLER GROUPS||OPEN SPACES AND RECREATIONAL AREAS|
|PARENTS||PERSONAL SOCIAL SERVICES||PLAY GROUPS|
|PLAYGROUNDS||PRE-PRIMARY EDUCATION||PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOLS|
|SCHOOL CLUBS||SOCIAL PROGRAMMES||SOCIAL SUPPORT|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||17 April 2013|
|Copyright:||Copyright University of London. Centre for Longitudinal Studies|
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Additional special conditions of use also apply. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
|Availability:||UK Data Service|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|CLS Confidentiality and Data Security Review||cls_confidentiality_and_data_security_review.pdf||24|
|MCS1 Health Visitor Guide to the Survey Data||health_visitor_guide_to_the_data.pdf||4549|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_7261_Information.htm||7|
By principal investigator(s):
Publications based on the MCS can be found on the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
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