publication . Article . 2003

The Scottish Mental Survey 1932 linked to the Midspan studies: a prospective investigation of childhood intelligence and future health

Hart, C.L.; Deary, I.J.; MacKinnon, P.L.; Davey Smith, G.; Whalley, L.J.; Wilson, V.; Hole, D.J.; Starr, J.M.;
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  • Published: 01 May 2003 Journal: Public Health, volume 117, pages 187-195 (issn: 0033-3506, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: India
Abstract
The Scottish mental survey of 1932 (SMS1932) recorded mental ability test scores for nearly all children born in 1921 and at school in Scotland on 1 June 1932. The Collaborative and Renfrew/Paisley studies, two of the Midspan studies, obtained health and social data by questionnaire and a physical examination in the 1970s. Some Midspan participants were born in 1921 and may also have taken part in the SMS1932, so there was a possibility that their mental ability data from childhood would be available. The 1921 born Midspan participants were matched with the computerized SMS1932 database, and in total, 1032 of 1251 people (82.5%) were matched successfully. Of tho...
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free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, General Medicine, Prospective cohort study, Environmental health, Risk factor, Gerontology, Test score, Cohort, Physical examination, medicine.diagnostic_test, medicine, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Social class, Intelligence quotient, business.industry, business, Residence, RA
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publication . Article . 2003

The Scottish Mental Survey 1932 linked to the Midspan studies: a prospective investigation of childhood intelligence and future health

Hart, C.L.; Deary, I.J.; MacKinnon, P.L.; Davey Smith, G.; Whalley, L.J.; Wilson, V.; Hole, D.J.; Starr, J.M.;