M - Health

The cohort members were 23 years old at the time of the 1981 interview, and had reached a stage in their life cycle marked by major transitions - for example, from school or full-time further and higher education to work, from dependent status in their families of origin to independent status as members or heads of new households, from single status to partnership with marriage partners or cohabitees, and from childlessness to parenthood. During the interview survey detailed information was been sought from these young adults about: Employment, unemployment and periods of out of the labour force (including details of economic status for each month since March 1974; dates and durations; occupation; industry; earnings; training; promotion, hours; job satisfaction; job choice; job behaviour; participation in government special schemes etc). Apprenticeship and training (including details of dates and durations; trades and skills; courses and qualifications; and reasons for non-completion etc). Post-school education (including details of dates and duration; courses; subjects; qualifications; failed courses; courses not leading to qualifications; planned courses; finance; literacy and numeracy problems etc). Marriage, cohabitation and children (including details of dates of marriage(s) and cohabitation(s); age and prior status of partner(s); abortion and miscarriage; dates of birth and birthweight of children and experience of lone parenthood, etc). Housing and household (including details of household composition; type and tenure of housing; amenities; housing costs; home ownership aspiration; leaving home; homelessness, etc). Family income, savings and investment (including details of state benefits; other payments from outside the household; savings investments and inheritances). Respondent reported health state and health related behaviour (including details of smoking, drinking, handicap, migraine, epilepsy, asthma and wheezy bronchitis, other conditions requiring regular medical supervision, accidents, hospital admittances and emotional problems). Voluntary activity and leisure, etc (including details of the nature and frequency of activities; religion; voting behaviour; trade union membership; and newspaper readership). Malaise Inventory (a 24 item inventory completed by the respondents at the completion of the interview. This is a measure indicating a tendency towards non-clinical depression developed by the Institute of Psychiatry from the Cornell Medical Index (Rutter and others, 1970)).

Accidents
N58184I Any accidents since 16th birthday
N58194I Number of accidents since 16th birthday
N58214I 1st accident-age occurred
N58234I 1st accident-type
N58244I 1st accident-in patient or out patient
N58254I 2nd accident-age occurred
N58274I 2nd accident-type
N58284I 2nd accident-in patient or out patient
N58294I 3rd accident-age occurred
N58314I 3rd accident-type
N58324I 3rd accident-in patient or out patient
N58334I 4th accident-age occurred
N58354I 4th accident-type
N58364I 4th accident-in patient or out patient
N58374I 5th accident-age occurred
N58394I 5th accident-type
N58404I 5th accident-in patient or out patient
N58414I 6th accident-age occurred
N58434I 6th accident-type
N58444I 6th accident-in patient or out patient
N58454I 7th accident-age occurred
N58474I 7th accident-type
N58484I 7th accident-in patient or out patient
N58494I 8th accident-age occurred
N58514I 8th accident-type
N58524I 8th accident-in patient or out patient
N58534I Permanent disability due to any accident
N65134I Accident injury <1>
N65154I Accident injury <2>
N65174I Accident injury <3>
N65194I Accident injury <4>
N65214I Accident injury <5>
N65234I Accident injury <6>
N65254I Accident injury <7>
N65274I Accident injury <8>
N65294I Disability from accident <1>
N65324I Disability from accident <2>
Emotional and Other Problems
N58704I Psychol prob-specialist seen since 16
N58714I Psychol prob-age last saw specialist
N58734I Any other medical or health condition
N58744I Other condition-medical supervision
N58754I Last contact with gp
N58764I Name or address of doctor,etc recorded
N65564I Psychiatric problem
N65584I Other medical condition
Health
N57394I Respondents description of own health
N57404I Any longstanding illness or disability
N57414I Disability-age at onset
N57434I Disability-medical supervision
N57444I Disability-limits washing or dressing
N57454I Disability-limits getting about house
N57464I Disability-limits housework
N57474I Disability-limits getting out alone
N57484I Disability-limits social life
N57494I Disability-limits choice of work
N57504I Disabled-in paid employment
N57514I Disability-limits work done
N57524I Height - without shoes - feet
N57534I Height - without shoes - inches
N57554I Weight - without clothes - stones
N57574I Weight - without clothes - pounds
N57594I Respondent's assessment of weight
N57604I Wears glasses or contact lenses
N57614I Reason for wearing glasses,contact lens
N57624I Migraine since 16th birthday
N57634I Migraine in last 12 months
N57644I Fits,convulsions since 16th birthday
N57654I Fits,convulsions-ever called epileptic
N57664I Fits,convulsions-age at last attack
N57684I Fits,convulsions-prescribed medicines
N57694I Fits,convulsions-medical supervision
N57704I Asthma,bronchitis since 16th birthday
N57714I Asthma,bronchitis in last 12 months
N57724I Asthma,bronchitis - prescribed medicines
N57734I Asthma,bronchitis-medical supervision
N57744I Cough first thing in morning in winter
N57754I Cough during day or night in winter
N57764I Phlegm first thing in morning in winter
N57774I Phlegm during day or night in winter
N57784I Eczema in last 12 months
N57794I Hay fever in last 12 months
N60134I Is medical consent form required
N60144I Is medical consent form signed
N60154I Is your health questionnaire completed
N60164I Malaise-1 often have back ache
N60174I Malaise-2 feel tired most of the time
N60184I Malaise-3 often miserable or depressed
N60194I Malaise-4 often have bad headaches
N60204I Malaise-5 often get worried about things
N60214I Malaise-6 usually great diff sleeping
N60224I Malaise-7 usually wake unecess early
N60234I Malaise-8 worry about health
N60244I Malaise-9 often get into violent rage
N60254I Malaise-10 people often annoy + irritate
N60264I Malaise-11 twitching of face,head,shldrs
N60274I Malaise-12 often suddenly become scared
N60284I Malaise-13 scared to be alone
N60294I Malaise-14 easily upset or irritated
N60304I Malaise-15 scared to go out alone,etc
N60314I Malaise-16 constantly keyed-up + jittery
N60324I Malaise-17 suffer from indigestion
N60334I Malaise-18 suffer from upset stomach
N60344I Malaise-19 poor appetite
N60354I Malaise-20 things get on your nerves
N60364I Malaise-21 heart often races like mad
N60374I Malaise-22 often have pains in the eyes
N60384I Malaise-23 troubled with rheumatism,etc
N60394I Malaise-24 had a nervous breakdown
N64584I Disability of respondent <1>
N64614I Disability of respondent <2>
In Patient Admission
N58544I Any hospital admissions since 16th b'day
N58554I Number of hospital admissions since 16
N58564I 1st hospital admission-age occurred
N58584I 2nd hospital admission-age occurred
N58604I 3rd hospital admission-age occurred
N58624I 4th hospital admission-age occurred
N58644I 5th hospital admission-age occurred
N58664I 6th hospital admission-age occurred
N58684I 7th hospital admission-age occurred
N65354I Hospital admission <1>
N65384I Hospital admission <2>
N65414I Hospital admission <3>
N65444I Hospital admission <4>
N65474I Hospital admission <5>
N65504I Hospital admission <6>
N65534I Hospital admission <7>
Regular Medical Supervision
N58134I Any other regular medical supervision
N58144I 1st supervised condition-who supervises
N58154I 2nd supervised condition-who supervises
N58164I 3rd supervised condition-who supervises
N58174I 4th supervised condition-who supervises
N64644I Other supervised condition <1>
N64674I Other supervised condition <2>