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1946 birth cohort study: National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD)1946- continuing (longitudinal)
Britainchild development
initial conditions
morbidity
life outcomes
ageing1958, 1970, 2000-1 birth cohort studies:
National Child Development Study (NCDS)
1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)1958- continuing; 1970- continuing; 2000-1- continuing (all longitudinal)
Britain/UKchild development
initial conditions
morbidity
life outcomes
ageingAdult Dental Health Survey (ADHS)1988- continuing (repeated cross-section)
UKdental health
health servicesAvon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)1991- continuing (longitudinal)
Avonchild development
initial conditions
morbidity
biological markersCensus, including ONS Longitudinal Study and Scottish Longitudinal Study1971- continuing (longitudinal)
UKgeneral health
limiting long-term illness
carersCensus aggregate data1991, 2001, 2011: England, Wales, and Scotland
Data available at many geographical levels (e.g. county, district, ward, output area). Availability of topics and categories vary by census, country and geographical levellimiting long term illness
general health
provision of care
communal establishments (e.g. hospitals)Census microdata1991, 2001 and 2011
UKlimiting long term illness
number of carersEnglish Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)1998- continuing (longitudinal)
Englandmorbidity
cognitive function
psychosocial healthEuropean Quality of Life Survey (EQLS)2003- continuing (repeated cross-section)
Europegeneral health
chronic conditions
mental health
limiting conditions
access to doctorEuropean Social Survey (ESS)2002- continuing (repeated cross-section)
Europesubjective well-being
access to primary/acute/elective care
attitudes towards medicineEurostat New Cronos1960- continuing country and regional level data
25 European Union countries, plus some coverage of others, including Japan, United Statespublic health indicators
health and safety
health care
self-perceived health
disabilities, illness
smoking, alcohol consumption
causes of deathGeneral Lifestyle Survey (previously known as General Household Survey)1971-2011 (repeated cross-section)
Britaingeneral health
smoking
drinkingHealth Education Population Survey (HEPS)1996- continuing (repeated cross-section)
Scotlandhealth beliefs
health knowledge
health attitudes
health behaviour
general health
mental health
social capitalHealth and Lifestyle Survey (HALS)1984-85- continuing (longitudinal)
Britainphysiological measures
health beliefs
diet
physical activity
causes of death
cancerHealth Surveys:
Health Survey for England (HSE)
Welsh Health Survey (WHS)
Scottish Health Survey (SHeS)
Northern Ireland Health Survey (previously the Northern Ireland Health and Social Wellbeing Survey)1991- continuing (repeated cross-section)physiological measures
service use
cardiovascular disease
physicalHealthcare Commission patient surveys2003-04- continuing (repeated cross-section)
Englandservice use
patient satisfaction
patient experienceIMF Government Finance Statistics1970- continuing country level data
140+ countriesGlobal data on government expenditure on healthInfant Feeding Survey1985- continuing (repeated cross-section)
UKchild nutrition
ante/post-natal care
service useLife Opportunities Survey2009-2014 longitudinal
Britainimpairments and health conditions
disability
experiences of disabled people over timeLiving Costs and Food Survey (LCF) (previously known as Expenditure and Food Survey) – replacing National Food Survey (NFS)2001-02- continuing; 1974-2000 (repeated cross-section)
Britaindiet
nutrition
consumption
expenditure Mothers and Daughters: Accounts of Health in the Grandmother Generation, 1945-19781945-1978 (retrospective histories, qualitative study)
Scotlandchild care
elderly
family life
gender rolesNational Diet and Nutrition Surveys (NDNS)1992/93- continuing (repeated cross-section)
Britaindiet
nutrition
dental health
general healthNational Health Service National Staff Survey2003- continuing (repeated cross-section)
Englandworking conditions
training/development
management
errors/incidents

OECD Health Statistics

1980- continuing country level data
Multi-nationhealth
mortality
hospitals
health care
diseases

OECD Social and Welfare Statistics

1980- continuing country level data
30 countriessocial expenditure
health
family
old age
disabilityOpinions and Lifestyle Survey (formerly ONS Opinions or Omnibus Survey)1990- continuing (repeated cross-section)
Britainmulti-purpose survey
(including modules on
health/health behaviour) OPCS/ONS Surveys of Psychiatric Morbidity1993- continuing (repeated cross-section)
Britaingeneral health
service use
neurosis
psychosis
substance useSmoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People1988- continuing (repeated cross-section)
Englandsmoking
drinking
drug useSeveralls Hospital: Interviews for ‘Madness in its Place’, 1913-19971913-1997 (retrospective histories, qualitative study)
Colchester, Essexhospital
mental health
nurses
patients
history of nursingSurvey of Carers in Households2009-2010
Englandcarers in households (non-professional)
health servicesUK Time Use Survey (TUS)2000 (cross-section)
UKlifestyle
time use
health-related behaviourUnderstanding Society2008- continuing (longitudinal)
Great Britaingeneral health
disability and caring
depression
sleep behaviourVital Statistics for England and Wales1981-2006 (aggregate reports)
England and Walesbirths
deaths
causes of death
infant mortalityWhitehall II1985- continuing (longitudinal)
Londonageing
morbidity
psychosocial healthWorld Bank Development Indicators1960- continuing
country level data
Over 200 countriesbirth/death rates
fertility
health expenditure
immunisation
life expectancy
hospital beds
HIV, TB, malaria

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