Date of filling in this questionnaire or last update: 01/10/2020
1. IDENTIFICATION & BASIC DESCRIPTION
Cohort name
  Aberdeen Children of the 1950s
Country
 

  • United Kingdom

Please provide any other information on the cohort location/s if needed
  Aberdeen, Scotland
Name
  Shantini Paranjothy
Institution
  University of Aberdeen
Email
  shantini.paranjothy@abdn.ac.uk
Website
 

  • www.abdn.ac.uk/birth-cohorts

Name of committee
  North of Scotland
Or provide website
 

  • Cohort profile paper: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3016.2004.00552.x

Data access policy (briefly describe)
  Data requests are considered by the cohort Steering Group. On approval, subsets of the dataset are released for analysis within a SafeHaven. Please contact the study administrator for details: children1950s@abdn.ac.uk
Main aim of cohort, please briefly describe the main objectives of the cohort
  The Children of the 1950s study is a population-based resource primarily for the study of biological and social influences on health across the life-course and between generations.
Study design (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • Prospective cohort

Source population (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • General population: Regional

Inclusion criteria
  Born in Aberdeen in the 1950s
Enrollment
  Completed
Age range at entry (main cohort)
 

Minimum Maximum Mean
0 0

Men at enrollment
  6282
Women at enrollment
  5686
Participation rate at enrollment (if known)
  100
2. OUTCOME FOLLOW-UP
Type of data for outcome follow-up (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • Active (contact with participants)
  • Death certificate
  • Disease incidence records
  • Hospital / physician diagnoses

Active (contact with participants) (specify)
 

  • Regular contact with the participants is maintained. In 2019 this accounted for around 5000 of the total 12150 original cohort members

Death certificate (specify)
 

  • Death notifications are received regularly for the 98% of the cohort who were traced in 2001

Hospital / Physician diagnoses (specify)
 

  • Cohort data can be linked to routinely collected hospital records

First follow-up period (provide year)
  1964
Last follow-up period (provide year)
  2001
Participation at last follow-up (if known)
  70
Comments
  Over 70% replied to a postal questionnaire sent in 2001
3. OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES
Source of exposure data collected (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • Questionnaire, Personal (Self-reporting or interview)

Occupational history/time frame
  Other (specify)
Specify: Other
  Employment in 2001. Also father's employment in childhood
Occupational coding performed
  Yes
Occupation (specify coding system used)
 

  • ISCO, Nuffield, Registrar General, OPCS

4. OUTCOMES EVALUATED
Baseline - type of outcome data collected (select more than one if applicable)
 

  • Death certificates
  • Questionnaire, individual (self-recording or interview)

Follow-up - type of outcome data collected (select more than one if applicable)
 

  • Death certificates
  • Medical records
  • Questionnaire, individual (self-recording or interview)

Outcome type (please select as many as appropriate)
 

  • Mortality
  • Morbidity
  • Disability

Other health related outcomes
 

  • Quality of life/wellbeing

Comments
  Data can be linked to hospital morbidity records
5. BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES & ANALYSIS
Comments
  No biological samples collected
6. Other Information
 

  • Alcohol
  • Anthropometry
  • Demographics
  • Education
  • Medical history
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Smoking

Possibility for linkage to data registries/data enrichment via data linkage
 

  • Hospital discharge
  • Medication usage
  • Migration
  • Mortality register