Study Description

Title

Birth Records

Principal Investigator

Professor Cyrus Cooper

Publisher

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton

Abstract

From 1911 to 1948, health visitors recorded information on birth weight and weight at one year on infants born in Hertfordshire. In 1998, those born between1931-1939 were traced through the National Health Service central register and a total of 3822 men and 3284 women were found to still live in the county. They were approached to participate in studies examining the interactions between early life, diet, adult lifestyle, and genetic factors as determinants of adult disease as follows: Permission to contact 3126 (82%) men and 2973 (91%) women was obtained from their General Practitioners.

Study website: https://www.mrc.soton.ac.uk/herts/

LifeStage

Pregnancy, birth and infancy

LifeStageDescription

Pregnancy - 1 year

Coverage

Date
1931 - 1939
Geographical Coverage Description

All participants were born and remain resident in the county of Hertfordshire.

Highest Level
County
Lowest Level
Postcode
Country
GB-ENG

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Administrative Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

Birth Records

Name

hcs_birth

Label

Birth Records

Instruments
Data Collection Date
1931 - 1939
Mode of Data Collection

Collecting and assembling data from multiple, often heterogeneous sources that have one or more reference points in common, and at least one of the sources was originally produced for other purposes.

Extra

CLOSER High Level Groups