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Understanding Society: Waves 2-3 Nurse Health Assessment, 2010-2012: Special Licence Access

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SN: 7587
Title: Understanding Society: Waves 2-3 Nurse Health Assessment, 2010-2012: Special Licence Access
Alternative title: United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study; UKHLS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-7587-1
Series: Understanding Society [Understanding Society, 2008- : Special Licence Access]
Depositor: University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Principal investigator(s): University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
NatCen Social Research
Kantar Public
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Department for Work and Pensions
Department for Education
Department for Transport
Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Department for Communities and Local Government
Department of Health
Welsh Assembly Government
Northern Ireland Executive
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Food Standards Agency
Scottish Government
Grant number: RES-586-47-0001-01

Citation

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University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research, NatCen Social Research, Kantar Public. (2014). Understanding Society: Waves 2-3 Nurse Health Assessment, 2010-2012: Special Licence Access. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 7587, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-7587-1

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Subject Categories

General - Health
Social attitudes and behaviour - Society and culture

Abstract

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Understanding Society (the UK Household Longitudinal Study) is conducted by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), at the University of Essex. The survey research organisation that collects the data is Kantar Public (formerly TNS BMRB) in Great Britain and Millward Brown Ulster in Northern Ireland. As a multi-topic household survey, the purpose of the study is to understand social and economic change at the household and individual levels. It is anticipated that over time Understanding Society will permit examination of short- and long-term effects of social and economic change, including policy interventions, on the general wellbeing of the UK population. The study has a strong emphasis on the domains of family and social ties, work, financial resources, and health.

Understanding Society is an annual survey of each adult member of a nationally representative sample. The same individuals are re-interviewed in each wave, approximately 12 months apart. When individuals move they are followed within the UK and anyone joining their households is also interviewed, as long as they are living with them. The fieldwork period is 24 months. The first wave of data was collected between January 2009 and January 2011, the second wave between January 2010 and January 2012, and so forth. Data collection primarily uses computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI). One person completes the household questionnaire. Each person aged 16 or older participates in the individual adult interview and self-completed questionnaire. Young people aged 10-15 years are asked to respond to a paper self-completion questionnaire. The study has five sample components: the general population; a boost sample of ethnic minority group members; an immigrant and ethnic minority boost sample; participants in the former British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) and the Innovation Panel (which is a separate standalone survey (see SN 6849) and so not included in the main release.

Further information about the survey may be found on the Understanding Society web site.

Nurse Health Assessment
The Wave 2 Nurse Health Assessment, conducted in 2010-2011 was completed with 15,591 adult participants from the General Population component living in England, Scotland or Wales who completed a full Wave 2 interview. In addition, blood samples were obtained from 10,175 individuals. The Wave 3 Nurse Health Assessment, conducted in 2011-2012 was completed with the BHPS sample component. Assessments were conducted with 5,053 individuals and blood samples were obtained from 3,342 individuals. The Nurse Health Assessment followed the main wave interview by approximately five months. The physical measures, biomarkers and questionnaire data from the Nurse Health Assessment interview are available from the UK Data Service. Genetics information is also available; see the Understanding Society website's health data section for more information - https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/about/health/data.

The standard End User Licence version of the Understanding Society: Nurse Health Assessment study is held under SN 7251. Users are advised to check that study first to see if the data are suitable for their needs before making an application for the Special Licence version. The Special Licence version contains variables covering prescription medication codes and associated usage questions that are not included in the End User Licence version. See documentation for further details.

Main Topics:
The main measures in the Nurse Health Assessment are anthropometric measurements - height, weight, waist circumference, percentage of body fat; blood pressure, lung function, grip strength, and a number of derived variables for prescription medications. The biomarkers include lipids, liver and kidney function, markers for anaemia, diabetes, and inflammation as well as a number of hormones that provide information about ageing.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: May 2010 - July 2012
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: Government Office Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
National
Households and their individual members resident in Great Britain.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling procedures: Adult participants from the General Population and BHPS sample component living in England, Scotland or Wales who completed a full Wave 2 or Wave 3 interview.
Number of units: Wave 2: 15,591 participants; blood samples from 10,175 individuals. Wave 3: 5,053 participants; blood samples from 3,342 individuals.
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Clinical measurements; Physical measurements
Weighting: Weighting used. See documentation for details.

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 09 December 2014
Copyright: Copyright Economic and Social Research Council
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage.
Additional special conditions of use also apply. See terms and conditions for further information. In addition, the UK Data Service is required to request permission from the depositor prior to supplying the data.

Please note:
Since these data pose a higher risk of disclosure than data made available under the standard End User Licence they have additional special conditions attached to them that take the form of a Special Licence (SL). The SL requires the completion of an additional application form, agreement to the conditions of the SL, the signature(s) of the researcher(s), and the explicit permission of the data owners to release the data to the researcher(s). This is to ensure that the guarantee of confidentiality given to survey respondents is protected. SL applications are screened by the UK Data Archive and the data owners and data are only released to those researchers requiring data for statistical research purposes and who can justify their need for the SL data.

Researchers are required to keep the data under conditions of greater security than required under the standard End User Licence. The Microdata Handling and Security: Guide to Good Practice explains how to meet these conditions.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
Nurse Health Assessment Special Licence documentation 7587-ukhls-ns-sl-documentation.pdf 212
Quick Reference Guide to Coding of Prescription Medicines 7587_coding_prescribed_medicines_booklet.pdf 383
Measurement Protocol for Lung Function 7587_lung_function_using_ndd_easy_on-pc.pdf 827
Nurse CAPI Questionnaire 7587_nurse_capi_questionnaire.pdf 597
Nurse CATI Questionnaire 7587_nurse_cati_questionnaire.pdf 389
Nurse Communications with Participants 7587_nurse_communications.pdf 489
Nurse Consent Booklet 7587_nurse_consent_booklet.pdf 561
Information Leaflets for Nurse Visit 7587_nurse_information_leaflets.pdf 558
Measurement Protocol for Nurse Health Assessment 7587_nurse_measurement_protocol.pdf 881
Nurse Project Instructions 7587_nurse_project_instructions.pdf 911
Unclassified 7587_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf 1018
Understanding Society Biomarker User Guide 7587_understandingsociety-biomarker-userguide-2014.pdf 1209
User Guide for Nurse Health Assessment Waves 2 and 3 7587_user_guide_health_assmt_w2_w3.pdf 600
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_7587_Information.htm 7
READ File read7587.htm 10
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For links to publications based on Understanding Society, including those listed below and others, please see the Understanding Society Publications webpage.


Burton, J., Nandi, A. and Platt, L. (2008) Who are the UK's ethnic minority groups? Issues of identification and measurement in a longitudinal survey, ISER Working Paper 2008-2. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2008-02

Gray, M., Uhrig, S. C. N., Constantine, R., d'Ardenne, J. and Blake, M. (2008) Cognitive testing of Understanding Society. The UK Household Longitudinal Study questionnaire, ISER Working Paper 2008-4. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2008-04

Lynn, P. (2009), Sample design for Understanding Society, ISER Working Paper 2009-1. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2009-01

Berthoud, R., Fumagalli, L., Lynn, P., Platt, L. (2009) Design of the ethnic minority boost sample, ISER Working Paper 2009-2. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2009-02

Nandi, A. and Platt, L. (2009) Developing ethnic identity questions for Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, ISER Working Paper 2009-3. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2009-03

Rabe, B. (2011) Geographical identifiers in Understanding Society, version 1, ISER Working Paper 2011-1. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2011-01

Nandi, A., Platt, L. (2011) Effect of interview modes on measurement of identity, ISER Working Paper 2011-2. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2011-02

Booker, C. and Sacker, A. (2011) ‘Limiting long-term illness and subjective well-being in families’, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, 3(1), pp.41-65.

Lynn, P. (2011) Maintaining cross-sectional representativeness in a longitudinal general population survey, ISER Working Paper 2011-4. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2011-04

Ferragina, E., Tomlinson, M. and Walker, R. (2011) ‘Determinants of participation in the United Kingdom: a preliminary analysis’, Understanding Society .

Knies, G. (2011) ‘Life satisfaction and material well-being of young people in the UK’, Understanding Society .

Lynn, P., Burton, J., Kaminska, O., Knies, G. and Nandi, A. (2012) An initial look at non-response and attrition in Understanding Society, ISER Working Paper 2012-2. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2012-02

Lynn, P. (2012) The propensity of older respondents to participate in a general population survey, ISER Working Paper 2012-3. Retrieved 14 November 2014 from http://research.understandingsociety.org.uk/publications/working-paper/2012-03

Knies, G., Burton, J. and Sala, E. (2012) ‘Consenting to health record linkage: evidence from a multi-purpose longitudinal survey of a general population’, BMC Health Services Research, 12(1), p.52.

Longhi S. (2013) Individual pro-environmental behaviour in the household context, ISER Working Paper 2013-21. Retrieved 17 February 2014 from https://www.iser.essex.ac.uk/publications/working-papers/iser/2013-21.pdf

McFall, S. L. and Buck, N. (2013) ‘Understanding Society – the UK Household Longitudinal Survey: a resource for demographers’, in Applied Demography and Public Health, Springer Netherlands, pp.357-369.

Tippett, N., Wolke, D. and Platt, L. (2013) ‘Ethnicity and bullying involvement in a national UK youth sample’ Journal of Adolescence, 36(4), pp.639-649.

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Berrington, A., Stone, J. and Falkingham, J. (2013) The impact of parental characteristics and contextual effects on returns to the parental home in Britain, CPC Working Paper 29.

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Hutchinson, J., White, P.C.L. and Graham, H. (2014) 'Differences in the social patterning of active travel between urban and rural populations: findings from a large UK household survey', International Journal of Public Health. doi 10.1007/s00038-014-0578-2

Longhi S. (2014) 'Cultural diversity and subjective wellbeing', IZA Journal of Migration, 3(13), DOI: 10.1186/2193-9039-3-13

Houlden, V., Welch, S. and Jarvis, S. (2017) 'A cross-sectional analysis of green space prevalence and mental wellbeing in England', BMC Public Health, 17 (Suppl 1), p.460. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4401-x

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