Introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Sweep

11 Jul 2019

This webinar introduction to the 1970 British Cohort Study Age 46 Sweep covered: data collection, content, and emerging findings.


Event details


11 July 2019


14:00 – 14:40 GMT






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About this webinar

The Age 46 Sweep of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) involved many data collection elements, including a full range of bio-measures administered by a nurse. These data, which will shortly be available to download from the UK Data Service, offer unique and detailed insights into health in mid-life, allowing researchers to assess longitudinal predictors of mid-life health, as well as cross-cohort comparisons of biomedical measures in other birth cohorts such as the 1958 National Child Development Study.

This webinar covers data collection, content and some emerging findings from these newly-available data and is valuable to those who:

  • Are interested in understanding what will be available in the Age 46 data
  • Would like to assess health, social and economic matters in mid-life
  • Want to consider health in mid-life in relation to social and biological data collected in earlier life stages or cross-cohort
  • Have specific questions about the BCS70

If you missed it, or would like to listen again, we’ll be posting a recording of the webinar here soon.


  • 14:00 – 14:25, Overview of content including biomedical measures (Matt Brown, Survey Manager)
  • Overview of questionnaire content
  • Overview of biomedical measures
  • Overview of other data collection elements e.g. activity monitor, online dietary diary
  • Q&A

14:25 – 14:40, Descriptive overview of key data (Dr Ellen Thompson, Research Associate)

  • Differences by gender and work status
  • Q&A

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