Follow-up of the first national birth cohort: Findings from the Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development

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  • M.E.J. Wadsworth

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    1. MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Dept. of Community Medicine, University College London and the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, UK
      Department of Community Medicine, University College, Gower St, London WC1E 6EA, UK
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Department of Community Medicine, University College, Gower St, London WC1E 6EA, UK

Abstract

Summary. The medical work of a 40 year birth cohort study is described in order to show the continuing associations of childhood factors with later life health, behaviour, illness and survival. Comparisons with the health of children born at later times show the importance of a sensitive monitoring of changes in child health. A summary of work on social and psychological topics is also given, together with a complete list of publications from the study.

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