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Information for researchers: Sub-sample Studies

Respondents from either the regional or locality samples were invited to take part in more focused studies.  These include the following studies:

Youth cohort update: Postal questionnaires of the 1970s Youth Cohort – wide range of health and social topics
(Patrick West, 1988, N= 854)

Male sexuality
Young men's heterosexual behaviour and the impact of HIV
(Daniel Wight,
1991, N=58)

Female sexuality
Young women's experiences of managing sexual reputation
(Jenny Kitzinger,
1992, N=20)

Family history and heart disease
Lay theories of coronary heart disease

(Marsha Gray, 1993, N=24)

Youth cohort update: Postal questionnaires of the 1970s Youth Cohort only - wide range of health and social topics
Patrick West, 1993, N= 806)

Disability, mental health and social relationships
Equity in social relationships and mental health amongst those with and without a disabling condition
(Martin Dunbar,
240, N=1994)

Irish Catholic identity
A two generational study of health among people of Irish and Scottish descent
(Patricia Walls,
1998, N=72)

Labour market transitions among young people
(Fred Cartmell,
2000, N=60)

Chronic illness and GP consultations
Factors influencing decisions to consult a GP
(Anne Townsend,
2001-2002, N=23)

Gender identity
Gendered constructions of health and disease
(Carol Emslie
, 2002-2003, N=72)

Music, identity and health
Music, identity and health across the youth-adult transition
(Douglas Lonie, 2007, N=20)

Responses to feedback of clinical information
Qualitative study on exploring people's responses to different weight terms (latter funded by Cancer Research UK)
(Kate Hunt, Sally Wyke, Michaela Benzeval, Karen Lorimer, Cindy Gray and Annie Anderson, 2009, N=50)

Older adults understandings and experiences of physical activity

A qualitative study exploring how adults’ over the age of 75 experience physical activity
(Laura Watts, 2009, N=11)

Seniors USP: Understanding Sedentary Patterns
A sample of 1950s and 1930s cohort members are being asked to wear an activity monitor for a week.
(Geoff Der, Dawn Skelton, et al 2014)