COVID-19 Research and Evidence

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This section contains the latest COVID-19 longitudinal research and evidence, including briefing notes, reports, academic publications and articles.

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COVID-19 PublicationDate of publicationLongitudinal studyGeographical coverageType of publicationTopic/themeAccess publication
Ethnicity and COVID-19 infection: are the pieces of the puzzle falling into place?July 2020UK BiobankNationalCommentaryEthnicity; Inequalities; DeprivationLink to the commentary
Problem drinking before and during the COVID-19 crisis in US and UK adults: Evidence from two population-based longitudinal studiesJune 2020Understanding SocietyNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Alcohol consumption; Mental health; Health behavioursLink to the paper
Mental health and health behaviours before and during the COVID-19 lockdown: Longitudinal analyses of the UK Household Longitudinal Study.June 2020Understanding SocietyNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Mental health; Health behaviours; Psychological distressLink to the paper
BMI and future risk for COVID-19 infection and death across sex, age and ethnicity: preliminary findings from UK biobank.June 2020UK BiobankNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)BMI; Physical health; EthnicityLink to the paper
The mental health effects of the first two months of lockdown and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic in the UKJune 2020Understanding SocietyNationalWorking paperMental health; Inequalities; Age groupsLink to the paper
COVID-19 Survey Briefing Note: Health and caringJune 2020Understanding SocietyNationalBriefing noteMental health; Health behaviours; CaringLink to the briefing note
COVID-19 Survey Briefing Note: Home schoolingJune 2020Understanding SocietyNationalBriefing noteEducation; Household resources; ParentingLink to the briefing note
ALSPAC COVID-19 Questionnaire data (April-May 2020)June 2020Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and ChildrenRegionalData note (awaiting peer review)Cross-generation; Health; Well-being; BehaviourLink to the Data note
Longitudinal changes in mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence from the UK Household Longitudinal Study.June 2020Understanding SocietyNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Mental health; Well-being; Demographic groupsLink to the paper
Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic in two longitudinal UK population cohorts. June 2020Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children / Generation ScotlandRegional/Devolved NationsPre-print (awaiting peer review)Mental health; Anxiety; Well-beingLink to the paper
Prevalence and Predictors of General Psychiatric Disorders and Loneliness during COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Results from the Understanding Society UKHLS June 2020Understanding SocietyNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Loneliness; Mental health; InequalitiesLink to the paper
COVID-19 and associations with frailty and multimorbidity: a prospective analysis of UK Biobank participants June 2020UK BiobankNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Frailty; Multimorbidity; EpidemiologyLink to the paper
Ethnicity, comorbidity, socioeconomic status, and their associations with COVID-19 infection in England: a cohort analysis of UK Biobank data June 2020UK BiobankNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Epidemiology; Inequalities; EthnicityLink to the paper
Risk of Depression in Family Caregivers: Unintended Consequence of COVID-19June 2020Understanding SocietyNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Depression; Family caregiving; LonelinessLink to the paper
Obesity and risk of COVID-19: analysis of UK Biobank May 2020UK BiobankNationalArticleObesity; Health behaviours; BMILink to the article
COVID-19 Survey Briefing Note: The Economic EffectsMay 2020Understanding SocietyNationalBriefing noteEconomics; Employment; EarningsLink to the briefing note
Real-time tracking of self-reported symptoms to predict potential COVID-19. May 2020Twins UKNationalArticleMedicine; Epidemiology; SymptomologyLink to the article
Rapid implementation of mobile technology for real-time epidemiology of COVID-19.May 2020Twins UKNationalArticleEpidemiology; Public health; Mobile technologyLink to the article
Lifestyle risk factors, inflammatory mechanisms, and COVID-19 hospitalization: A community-based cohort study of 387,109 adults in UK.May 2020UK BiobankNationalArticleHealth behaviours; Inequalities; ObesityLink to the article
Ethnic and socioeconomic differences in SARS-CoV-2 infection: prospective cohort study using UK Biobank.May 2020UK BiobankNationalArticleHealth behaviours; Inequalities; EthnicityLink to the article
Generation Scotland CovidLife Survey First ReportMay 2020Generation ScotlandDevolved NationsReportEmployment; Well-being; Mental healthLink to the report
Psychosocial factors and hospitalisations for COVID-19: Prospective cohort study of the general population May 2020UK BiobankNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Psychosocial factors; Hospitalisation; Cognitive functionLink to the paper
Who is lonely in lockdown? Cross-cohort analyses of predictors of loneliness before and during the COVID-19 pandemic May 2020Understanding SocietyNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Cross-cohort; Loneliness; InequalitiesLink to the paper
Current tobacco smoking and risk from COVID-19: results from a population symptom app in over 2.4 million people May 2020TwinsUK / COVID Symptom TrackerNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Symptoms; Smoking; EpidemiologyLink to the paper
Self-reported symptoms of covid-19 including symptoms most predictive of SARS-CoV-2 infection, are heritable April 2020TwinsUKNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Symptoms; Heritability; Public healthLink to the paper
Geo-social gradients in predicted COVID-19 prevalence and severity in Great Britain: results from 2,266,235 users of the COVID-19 Symptoms Tracker app April 2020COVID Symptom TrackerNationalPre-print (awaiting peer review)Inequalities; Public health; DeprivationLink to the paper