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.

LifeStage

Pregnancy, birth and infancy

LifeStageDescription

Pregnancy - 1 year

Time

Date
1931 - 1939

Geography

Geographical Coverage Description

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

Highest Level
County
Lowest Level
Postcode
Country
GB-ENG
Kinds of Data
Administrative Data
Analysis Unit
Individual
Data Collections
Metadata Packages