1950 (aged 4 years)


Responding Population

All eligible study members were contacted.

Provided information 4,700
Cumulative total of deaths 229
Cumulative permanent refusal1
Temporarily living abroad 36
Cumulative emigrated 196
Failure to contact 200
Total 5,362


Data collection

Health visitors collected information from health records and interviewed mothers at home about the health and home and family circumstances of the mother and baby. Health visitors also made assessments of maternal care and home circumstances.

Maternal reports of hospital admissions were checked with hospital records.

Training for data collection

Instructions are given at the head of each form.

Contents

  • Accidents
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Discharge from ears
  • Colds
  • Circumcision
  • In patient treatment
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • Habits
  • Welfare Centres
  • Nurseries
  • About the Mother and help received
  • Husband's Occupation
  • The Household
  • Anthropometry


Questionnaires

  • Form AN2  -  Face to face interview of mother by health visitor