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Data available from 1970 British Cohort Study age 42 survey

12 March 2014

Data from the age 42 survey of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) is now available to download from the UK Data Service.


Middle-aged men have more reason to diet than women do, new study suggests

7 November 2013

Men are significantly more likely than women to be overweight or obese in middle age, according to new research from the Institute of Education (IOE), University of London.


1970 British Cohort Study age 42 survey completed

7 May 2013

Members of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), who turned 42 this year, have now completed their ninth survey since they were born. More than 9,800 cohort members were interviewed between May 2012 to April 2013, which is a larger response than either the age 38 or age 34 surveys. Each cohort member completed a […]


Age 42 survey of the 1970 British Cohort Study begins

1 May 2012

The Age 42 survey of the 1970 British Cohort Study has now begun. Over the course of the year we hope to speak to more than 9,000 study members for the 9th time.


BCS70 2012 Survey: Invitation to participate in consultative process

7 October 2010

In preparation for the ninth wave of the British Cohort Study 1970, which is scheduled to take place in 2012 when the cohort members will be aged 42, there is an open call for experts in relevant fields to advise the CLS team on the content of the 2012 survey.

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