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|Title:||Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies: MRC National Survey of Health and Development: Special Licence Access|
|Alternative title:||CLOSER Workpackage 1; NSHD|
|Series:||CLOSER [CLOSER Workpackage 1: Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies]|
|Depositor:||Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources|
Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources
Economic and Social Research Council
Medical Research Council
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.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: MRC National Survey of Health and Development includes the harmonised data on height, weight and BMI for the NSHD.
The harmonised anthropometric measures for the NCDS, BCS70, and the MCS are held under SN 8207, and data for the ALSPAC are available under Special Licence access, SN 8208.
This study covers the harmonised anthropometric measures: height, weight, and BMI.
|Dates of fieldwork:||1946 - 2011|
No spatial unit
|Kind of data:||
All the births in England, Scotland, and Wales that occurred in one week in March 1946.
No sampling (total universe)
|Number of units:||4,957 cases|
|Method of data collection:||
Face-to-face interview; Clinical measurements; Physical measurements
|Weighting:||No weighting used.|
MRC National Survey of Health and Development
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||13 September 2017|
|Copyright:||Copyright Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|UK Data Archive Data Dictionary||8209_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf||237|
|CLOSER: Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI User Guide||closer_wp1_user_guide_v3_new_edition.pdf||514|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_8209_Information.htm||6|
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