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Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies: MRC National Survey of Health and Development: Special Licence Access

Title details

SN: 8209
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
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-8209-1
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

The citation for this study is:

Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources. (2017). Harmonised Height, Weight and BMI in Five Longitudinal Cohort Studies: MRC National Survey of Health and Development: Special Licence Access. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 8209, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-8209-1

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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: 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.

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

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 1946 - 2011
Country: United Kingdom
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Universe: National
All the births in England, Scotland, and Wales that occurred in one week in March 1946.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling procedures: 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.
Data sources: MRC National Survey of Health and Development

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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. 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)
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
READ File read8209.htm 10

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