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Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies: National Child Development Study, 1970 British Cohort Study and Millennium Cohort Study

Title details

SN: 8207
Title: Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies: National Child Development Study, 1970 British Cohort Study and Millennium Cohort Study
Alternative title: CLOSER Workpackage 1; NCDS; BCS70; MCS
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-8207-1
Series: CLOSER [CLOSER Workpackage 1: Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies]
Depositor: Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources
Principal investigator(s): Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Medical Research Council
Grant number: ES/K000357/1

Citation

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Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources. (2017). Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies: National Child Development Study, 1970 British Cohort Study and Millennium Cohort Study. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 8207, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8207-1

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Abstract

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The Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources (CLOSER) project aims to maximise the use, value and impact of longitudinal research. It brings together eight leading longitudinal studies, the British Library and the UK Data Service, to stimulate interdisciplinary research, develop shared resources, provide training, and share expertise. Resources available from CLOSER include harmonised datasets (developed to facilitate cross-study comparisons) and CLOSER Discovery (a search engine that enables researchers to search and browse questionnaires and data from different longitudinal studies). CLOSER's website also includes a range of training materials focused on longitudinal studies and data. CLOSER is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC) and is based at the UCL Institute of Education.

The CLOSER Workpackage 1 provides the harmonisation of anthropometric measures between the National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD), National Child Development Study (NCDS), 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), and the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS).

Further information about CLOSER can be found at www.closer.ac.uk.

The Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies: National Child Development Study, 1970 British Cohort Study and Millennium Cohort Study provides the harmonised data on height, weight and BMI for NCDS, BCS70 and MCS.

The harmonised anthropometric measures for the ALSPAC and for the NSHD are available under Special Licence access, SN 8208, respectively SN 8209.

Main Topics:
This study covers the harmonised anthropometric measures: height, weight, and BMI.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Time period: 1958 - 2012
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Universe: National
NCDS: All births in England, Wales, and Scotland, during 1 week in 1958; BCS70: All births in England, Wales, and Scotland, and Northern Ireland during 1 week in 1970; MCS: A stratified sample of babies born between 1 September 2000 and 31 August 2001 in England and Wales, and 23 November 2000 and 11 January 2002 in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Number of units: NCDS: 15,441; BCS70: 13,885; MCS: 13,477.
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview; Clinical measurements; Physical measurements
Weighting: No weighting used.
Data sources: National Child Development Study (SNs 5565, 5566, 5567, 5578, 6137), 1970 British Cohort Study (SNs 2699, 3235, 3723, 3833, 5558, 5585, 5641, 7473) and Millennium Cohort Study (SNs 4683, 5350, 5595, 5795, 6411, 7464).

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 13 September 2017
Copyright: Copyright Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources
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.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
CLOSER: Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI User Guide closer_wp1_user_guide_v3_new_edition.pdf 514
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_8207_Information.htm 6
READ File read8207.htm 10

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