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Cohort Acronym
BCS70

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Disease


Participant type
No diagnosis

Profile
Recruitment Period 01/04/1970 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 17,200  
Estimated Current Sample Size 5,000 to 9,999 
Age at Recruitment 0   
Gender Male and Female 
Abstract

The 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) follows the lives of more than 17,000 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1970. Over the course of cohort members lives, the BCS70 has collected information on health, physical, educational and social development, and economic circumstances among other factors.

 
Country United Kingdom 
Contact details
Institution name University College, London 
Principal Investiator (PI) Alice Sullivan 
Contact phone number 44 (0) 2076126875 
Address Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL 
Funders (Core support) Economic and Social Research Council. 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Hearing and Vision, Musculoskeletal, Reproductive, Respiratory
Biological samples: Blood
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Informal support, Martial status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
 
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