Responding Population

The mothers of all eligible study members were contacted: 4,181 mothers of cohort members were interviewed.

Provided information 4,181
Cumulative total of deaths 239
Cumulative permanent refusals1
Temporarily living abroad 40
Cumulative emigrated 275
Failure to contact 626

Data collection

School nurses and health visitors interviewed mothers at home about the child’s health, development and behaviour, school absences, the mother’s work, and the home and family circumstances; they also commented on the state of the dwelling.

Training for data collection

Instructions are given at the head of each form.



  • Accidents
  • Infectious diseases
  • Admissions to Hospital
  • School clinic and out patient department attendances
  • School Absences
  • Bed Wetting
  • General health and behaviour
  • The Mother's work
  • Schooling


  • Form A5 – Interview of mother by nurse
  • Form S4 – School absence record (1955 – 1956)


  • questionnaires/1955.txt
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