Responding Population

All eligible study members were contacted: 3,899 cohort members responded to the postal questionnaire.

Provided information 3,899
Cumulative total of deaths 268
Cumulative permanent refusals7
Temporarily living abroad 39
Cumulative emigrated 333
Failure to contact 816

Data collection

A postal questionnaire was sent to administrators at technical and further education establishments attended by cohort members to ask about course attended. 

In this and other appropriate years a postal questionnaire was sent to university students in their final year to ask about courses attended, health and employment.

A postal questionnaire on marriage and fertility, health and employment was sent to all cohort members.

Training for data collection

Instructions are given at the head of each form.


Study Member Interview/self-completion

  • Marital status and children
  • Accidents and medical appointments
  • Chest and cough trouble (MRC questionnaire on respiratory symptoms)
  • Employment history
  • Further Education
  • Smoking

University/College Students (final year students)

  • Details of training
  • Illness and medical appointments
  • Employment attitudes and aspirations


  • Student course record



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