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NATIONAL SURVEY OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
M.R.C. Unit,
London School of Economics
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
1966 SURVEY

Ref. No.

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Name and Address

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INTRODUCTION
You probably remember how to answer the questions - if there is a space or a box printed, just write the answer in. If we give you a choice of answers put a ring round the number next to the right answer,
Of course everything you tell us is kept strictly confidential. We never mention anyone by name in any reports that we write.
When you have answered the questions, post the form to us in the special envelope - you don't need to stick a stamp on.
PERSONAL INFORMATION

Is this your correct name and permanent address? NEW NAME: (if married)

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Is this your correct name and permanent address? NEW ADDRESS:

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Are you now married?

1
Yes
0
No
If Yes to question 2
qc_2 == 1

date of marriage

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(If married)
qc_2 == 1

Have you any children?

1
Yes
0
No
(if "yes")
qc_3_a == 1
_children < 4

NAME

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SEX

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DATE OF BIRTH

Date of birth

Are you (or your wife) expecting a baby?

1
Yes
0
No
GENERAL HEALTH

The last accident we have recorded for you was .... We have no accidents recorded for you for a long time. Have you had any accident since then/since you left school in which you were burnt or scalded, you broke a bone, you were badly cut or bruised, or injured by a chemical?

1
Yes
0
No
(If "yes" please give the following details about each accident, starting with the earliest)
qc_4_a == 1
_accident < 4

What sort of injury?

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What part was hurt?

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When did it happen?

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Where was it treated?

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Who by?

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What sort of scar or trouble does it still give you?

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How did the accident happen?

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Where did it happen?

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The last hospital admission we have recorded for you was ... We have no hospital admissions recorded for you for a long time. Have you been in hospital as an inpatient since then/since you left school?

1
Yes
0
No
(If "yes")
qc_5_a == 1

What hospital was it?

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When did you go in?

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What were you in hospital for?

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How long were you in hospital?

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What was the doctor's name who looked after you?

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Have you attended a hospital out-patient department or clinic since this time last year?

1
Yes
0
No
(If "yes")
qc_6 == 1

What hospital/clinic was it?

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When did you go first?

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Why did you go?

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Apart from what you have just put in questions 4, 5 and 6, have you consulted a doctor since this time last year?

1
Yes
0
No
(If "yes")
qc_7 == 1
_reason < 6 &&

REASON FOR VISITS

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NUMBER OF VISITS At Doctor's surgery

How many

NUMBER OF VISITS At your home

How many

Have you been off work or indoors through accident or illness since this time last year?

1
Yes
0
No
(If "yes")
qc_8 == 1
_illness < 4

APPROXIMATE DATE

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NATURE OF ACCIDENT, ILLNESS

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TIME OFF WORK

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COUGHS AND CHEST TROUBLE

Do you usually cough first thing in the morning in the winter?

1
Yes
0
No

Do you usually cough during the day or at night in the winter?

1
Yes
0
No
If "yes" to either question 9(a) or (b)
qc_9_a == 1 || qc_9_b == 1

Do you cough like this on most days for as much as three months each winter?

1
Yes
0
No

Do you usually bring up any phlegm (spit from the chest) first thing in the morning in the winter?

1
Yes
0
No

Do you usually bring up any phlegm (spit from the chest) during the day or at night in the winter?

1
Yes
0
No
If "yes" to either question 10(a) or (b)
qc_10_a == 1 || qc_10_b == 1

Do you bring up phlegm (spit from the chest) on most days for as much as three months each winter?

1
Yes
0
No

In the past three years have you had a period of cough and phlegm (spit from the chest) lasting for three weeks or more?

1
Yes
0
No

Do you get short of breath walking with other people of your own age at an ordinary pace on the level?

1
Yes
0
No

Does your chest ever sound wheezy or whistling?

1
Yes
0
No
(If "yes")
qc_13_a == 1

Do you get this most days (or nights)?

1
Yes
0
No

Does the weather affect your chest?

1
Yes
0
No
(If "yes")
qc_14_a == 1

Does foggy weather make you (more) breathless?

1
Yes
0
No

Do colds usually go to your chest?

1
Yes
0
No

Do you usually have a stuffy nose or catarrh at the back of your nose ... in the winter?

1
Yes
0
No

Do you usually have a stuffy nose or catarrh at the back of your nose ... in the summer?

1
Yes
0
No

Do you usually have a stuffy nose or catarrh at the back of your nose ... on most days for as much as three months each year?

1
Yes
0
No

During the past three years have you had any chest illness e.g. bronchitis, pnuemonia, which has kept you off work or indoors for a week or more?

1
Yes
0
No
(If "yes")
qc_17_a == 1

How many illnesses like this have you had in the last three years?

1
One illness
2
Two illnesses or more

In the winter do you usually sleep with your bedroom windows open?

1
Yes
0
No

In the winter, is your bedroom heated at night?

1
Yes
0
No
OTHER INFORMATION

How tall are you (without shoes)? ... feet ... inches

Feet
Inches in foot

How much do you weigh in indoor clothing? .... stones .... pounds

Stones
Pounds in stone

Is your father now living?

1
Yes
0
No
If No to question 20
qc_20 == 0

When did he die?

Date of death

Is your mother now living?

1
Yes
0
No
If No to question 21
qc_21 == 0

When did she die?

Date of death
EMPLOYMENT

Are you now ...

1
working?
2
a housewife?
3
a full-time student?
4
not working (from choice)?
5
unemployed?
*
other, namely
Other
When we last contacted you you were in the occupation we have written in red. Please bring the record up to date with the details of all the jobs you have done since, finishing with what you are doing now. If you have been promoted or changed your work within the same firm, please give the details. If you are a full-time student, please give the name of the college and the course, if the information in red is not correct.
Job Number Type of job (i.e. what do YOU do?) Type of firm (i.e. what do THEY DO?) Date started (Month, Year) Date left (Month, Year) Reason for leaving
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If you are working now,
qc_22_a == 1

please describe in detail what you do in your job, what training you have had, and what responsibilities you have.

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Have you been taking any part-time day or evening classes, a correspondence course, or studying at home since last September? (ring more than one if necessary)

0
No
1
Yes, college
2
Yes, correspondence
3
Yes, at home
(If "yes")
qc_24 >= 1 && qc_24 <= 3
_course < 4

Name of COLLEGE or of CORRESPONDENCE COURSE

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Name of COURSE or SUBJECTS STUDIED

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Day, Evening, Home or Correspondence?

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WHAT EXAMS HAVE YOU PASSED?

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SMOKING
A lot has been said and written recently about smoking. To help settle some of the arguments we have been asked if we would help by providing some facts and figures about the number of people who smoke, and how much they smoke.
If we can find out the facts about the 5,000 men and women in this survey, then we can state confidently what is true for twenty-year-old people in Britain. The actual questions here are exactly the same as those used in several large international studies of smoking habits.
As you see, it is very important that our information should be correct, so we hope you will try to be as accurate as possible. If you don't know an answer exactly, please answer it as nearly as you can.

Do you smoke CIGARETTES now?

1
Yes, regularly
2
Occasionally (usually less than one a day)
0
No
If No to question 25a (go to Q.26)
qc_25_a == 0
Else

Do you inhale?

1
Yes
0
No

If you now smoke cigarettes, what kind do you smoke -

1
Manufactured, with filters?
2
Manufactured, without filters?
3
Hand rolled?

How many manufactured cigarettes do you usually smoke per day? No. per day

How many

About how many ounces of tobacco do you use per week for rolling your own cigarettes? Oz. per week

Ounces

What is the maximum number of cigarettes that you have smoked per day for as long as a year? Total number of manufactured and hand-rolled cigarettes (counting 1 oz. of tobacco as 25 cigarettes) No. per day

How many

How many cigarettes did you smoke per day a year ago? No. per day

How many

How old were you when you began to smoke cigarettes? Age

Age
(After answering this question go to Q.27)
If you do NOT smoke cigarettes now,
qc_25_a == 0

did you EVER smoke them?

1
Yes, regularly
2
Occasionally (usually less than one cigarette per day)
0
No, never
If you used to smoke regularly,
qc_26_a == 1

what is the maximum number of cigarettes you ever smoked per day, for as long as a year? Total number of manufactured and hand-rolled cigarettes (counting 1 oz. of tobacco as 25 cigarettes) No. of cigarettes per day

How many

Did you inhale?

1
Yes
0
No

How old were you when you began to smoke cigarettes?

Age

When did you stop smoking cigarettes? Year

Generic date

Why did you stop?

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Have you ever smoked CIGARS?

1
Used to smoke them but do not now
2
Now smoke occasionally (less than one per day)
3
Now smoke regularly
0
No
If you smoke cigars now,
qc_27_a == 2 || qc_27_a == 3

about how many do you smoke per week? SIZE Manikin NO. PER WEEK

How many

about how many do you smoke per week? SIZE Large Cheroot NO. PER WEEK

How many

about how many do you smoke per week? SIZE Full-size Cigar NO. PER WEEK

How many

Do you inhale?

1
Yes
0
No

Have you ever smoked a PIPE?

1
Used to smoke a pipe but not now
2
Now smoke a pipe occasionally (less than once a day)
3
Now smoke regularly
0
No
If you smoke a pipe now,
qc_28_a == 2 || qc_28_a == 3

about how many ounces of tobacco do you smoke per week? Oz. per week

Ounces

Do you inhale?

1
Yes
0
No

Has anything important happened to you in the last year that we haven't asked about? Please comment freely on anything you wish to tell us about.

Long text

TODAY'S DATE:

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PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL THE QUESTIONS
PLEASE POST THE FORM DIRECTLY TO US IN THE SPECIAL ENVELOPE - YOU DON'T NEED A STAMP AS WE WILL PAY THE POSTAGE.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP
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nshd_66_pq

NATIONAL SURVEY OF HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT
M.R.C. Unit,
London School of Economics
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
1966 SURVEY
Ref. No.
Generic text
Name and Address
Generic text
INTRODUCTION
You probably remember how to answer the questions - if there is a space or a box printed, just write the answer in. If we give you a choice of answers put a ring round the number next to the right answer,
Of course everything you tell us is kept strictly confidential. We never mention anyone by name in any reports that we write.
When you have answered the questions, post the form to us in the special envelope - you don't need to stick a stamp on.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Is this your correct name and permanent address? NEW NAME: (if married)
Generic text
Is this your correct name and permanent address? NEW ADDRESS:
Generic text
Are you now married?
1
Yes
0
No
date of marriage
Generic date
Have you any children?
1
Yes
0
No

_children < 4

NAME
Generic text
SEX
Generic text
DATE OF BIRTH
Date of birth
Are you (or your wife) expecting a baby?
1
Yes
0
No

GENERAL HEALTH

The last accident we have recorded for you was .... We have no accidents recorded for you for a long time. Have you had any accident since then/since you left school in which you were burnt or scalded, you broke a bone, you were badly cut or bruised, or injured by a chemical?
1
Yes
0
No

_accident < 4

What sort of injury?
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What part was hurt?
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When did it happen?
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Where was it treated?
Generic text
Who by?
Generic text
What sort of scar or trouble does it still give you?
Generic text
How did the accident happen?
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Where did it happen?
Generic text
The last hospital admission we have recorded for you was ... We have no hospital admissions recorded for you for a long time. Have you been in hospital as an inpatient since then/since you left school?
1
Yes
0
No
What hospital was it?
Generic text
When did you go in?
Generic text
What were you in hospital for?
Generic text
How long were you in hospital?
Generic text
What was the doctor's name who looked after you?
Generic text
Have you attended a hospital out-patient department or clinic since this time last year?
1
Yes
0
No
What hospital/clinic was it?
Generic text
When did you go first?
Generic text
Why did you go?
Generic text
Apart from what you have just put in questions 4, 5 and 6, have you consulted a doctor since this time last year?
1
Yes
0
No

_reason < 6 &&

REASON FOR VISITS
Generic text
NUMBER OF VISITS At Doctor's surgery
How many
NUMBER OF VISITS At your home
How many
Have you been off work or indoors through accident or illness since this time last year?
1
Yes
0
No

_illness < 4

APPROXIMATE DATE
Generic date
NATURE OF ACCIDENT, ILLNESS
Generic text
TIME OFF WORK
Generic text

COUGHS AND CHEST TROUBLE

Do you usually cough first thing in the morning in the winter?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you usually cough during the day or at night in the winter?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you cough like this on most days for as much as three months each winter?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you usually bring up any phlegm (spit from the chest) first thing in the morning in the winter?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you usually bring up any phlegm (spit from the chest) during the day or at night in the winter?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you bring up phlegm (spit from the chest) on most days for as much as three months each winter?
1
Yes
0
No
In the past three years have you had a period of cough and phlegm (spit from the chest) lasting for three weeks or more?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you get short of breath walking with other people of your own age at an ordinary pace on the level?
1
Yes
0
No
Does your chest ever sound wheezy or whistling?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you get this most days (or nights)?
1
Yes
0
No
Does the weather affect your chest?
1
Yes
0
No
Does foggy weather make you (more) breathless?
1
Yes
0
No
Do colds usually go to your chest?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you usually have a stuffy nose or catarrh at the back of your nose ... in the winter?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you usually have a stuffy nose or catarrh at the back of your nose ... in the summer?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you usually have a stuffy nose or catarrh at the back of your nose ... on most days for as much as three months each year?
1
Yes
0
No
During the past three years have you had any chest illness e.g. bronchitis, pnuemonia, which has kept you off work or indoors for a week or more?
1
Yes
0
No
How many illnesses like this have you had in the last three years?
1
One illness
2
Two illnesses or more
In the winter do you usually sleep with your bedroom windows open?
1
Yes
0
No
In the winter, is your bedroom heated at night?
1
Yes
0
No

OTHER INFORMATION

How tall are you (without shoes)? ... feet ... inches
Feet
Inches in foot
How much do you weigh in indoor clothing? .... stones .... pounds
Stones
Pounds in stone
Is your father now living?
1
Yes
0
No
When did he die?
Date of death
Is your mother now living?
1
Yes
0
No
When did she die?
Date of death

EMPLOYMENT

Are you now ...
1
working?
2
a housewife?
3
a full-time student?
4
not working (from choice)?
5
unemployed?
*
other, namely
Other

When we last contacted you you were in the occupation we have written in red. Please bring the record up to date with the details of all the jobs you have done since, finishing with what you are doing now. If you have been promoted or changed your work within the same firm, please give the details. If you are a full-time student, please give the name of the college and the course, if the information in red is not correct.

Job Number Type of job (i.e. what do YOU do?) Type of firm (i.e. what do THEY DO?) Date started (Month, Year) Date left (Month, Year) Reason for leaving
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5
please describe in detail what you do in your job, what training you have had, and what responsibilities you have.
Long text
Have you been taking any part-time day or evening classes, a correspondence course, or studying at home since last September? (ring more than one if necessary)
0
No
1
Yes, college
2
Yes, correspondence
3
Yes, at home

_course < 4

Name of COLLEGE or of CORRESPONDENCE COURSE
Generic text
Name of COURSE or SUBJECTS STUDIED
Generic text
Day, Evening, Home or Correspondence?
Generic text
WHAT EXAMS HAVE YOU PASSED?
Generic text

SMOKING

A lot has been said and written recently about smoking. To help settle some of the arguments we have been asked if we would help by providing some facts and figures about the number of people who smoke, and how much they smoke.
If we can find out the facts about the 5,000 men and women in this survey, then we can state confidently what is true for twenty-year-old people in Britain. The actual questions here are exactly the same as those used in several large international studies of smoking habits.
As you see, it is very important that our information should be correct, so we hope you will try to be as accurate as possible. If you don't know an answer exactly, please answer it as nearly as you can.
Do you smoke CIGARETTES now?
1
Yes, regularly
2
Occasionally (usually less than one a day)
0
No
Do you inhale?
1
Yes
0
No
If you now smoke cigarettes, what kind do you smoke -
1
Manufactured, with filters?
2
Manufactured, without filters?
3
Hand rolled?
How many manufactured cigarettes do you usually smoke per day? No. per day
How many
About how many ounces of tobacco do you use per week for rolling your own cigarettes? Oz. per week
Ounces
What is the maximum number of cigarettes that you have smoked per day for as long as a year? Total number of manufactured and hand-rolled cigarettes (counting 1 oz. of tobacco as 25 cigarettes) No. per day
How many
How many cigarettes did you smoke per day a year ago? No. per day
How many
How old were you when you began to smoke cigarettes? Age
Age
(After answering this question go to Q.27)
did you EVER smoke them?
1
Yes, regularly
2
Occasionally (usually less than one cigarette per day)
0
No, never
what is the maximum number of cigarettes you ever smoked per day, for as long as a year? Total number of manufactured and hand-rolled cigarettes (counting 1 oz. of tobacco as 25 cigarettes) No. of cigarettes per day
How many
Did you inhale?
1
Yes
0
No
How old were you when you began to smoke cigarettes?
Age
When did you stop smoking cigarettes? Year
Generic date
Why did you stop?
Generic text
Have you ever smoked CIGARS?
1
Used to smoke them but do not now
2
Now smoke occasionally (less than one per day)
3
Now smoke regularly
0
No
about how many do you smoke per week? SIZE Manikin NO. PER WEEK
How many
about how many do you smoke per week? SIZE Large Cheroot NO. PER WEEK
How many
about how many do you smoke per week? SIZE Full-size Cigar NO. PER WEEK
How many
Do you inhale?
1
Yes
0
No
Have you ever smoked a PIPE?
1
Used to smoke a pipe but not now
2
Now smoke a pipe occasionally (less than once a day)
3
Now smoke regularly
0
No
about how many ounces of tobacco do you smoke per week? Oz. per week
Ounces
Do you inhale?
1
Yes
0
No
Has anything important happened to you in the last year that we haven't asked about? Please comment freely on anything you wish to tell us about.
Long text
TODAY'S DATE:
Generic date
PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE ANSWERED ALL THE QUESTIONS
PLEASE POST THE FORM DIRECTLY TO US IN THE SPECIAL ENVELOPE - YOU DON'T NEED A STAMP AS WE WILL PAY THE POSTAGE.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP
Name

1966 Postal Questionnaire