Responding Population

All eligible study members were contacted.

Provided information 4,689
Cumulative total of deaths 219
Cumulative permanent refusals0
Temporarily living abroad 21
Cumulative emigrated 129
Failure to contact 304
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, and health visitors made assessments of maternal care and home circumstances. Reports of hospital admissions were checked with hospital records.

Training for data collection

Instructions are given at the head of each form.


  • Development of baby
  • Domestic accidents
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunisation
  • Miscellaneous Illness
  • Feeding
  • Infant Welfare
  • Baby’s sleeping arrangements
  • Use of nurseries
  • The Mother
  • The Dwelling and the Household


  • Form AN1  - Face to face interview of mother by health visitor 
  • questionnaires/1948.txt
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