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|20s||Age 26:||Age 21*:|
|30s||Age 37*:||Age 34:|
|40s||Age 43:||Age 42:|
|50s||Age 53:||Age 50:||Age 50**:||Age 50 (Focus on Mother’s Clinic 2):
Age 52 (Focus on Mother’s Clinic 3):
Age 53 (Focus on Mother’s Clinic 4):
|60s||Age 60-64:||Age 61-63**:|
|60s/ 70s||Age 68-70:|
Notes. The MCS cohort has not yet reached adulthood (as of the time of writing) so is not included in this table. *Tests completed by a sub-sample. **At the time of writing, cognitive tests were provisional pending pilot and fieldwork.
Explore the cognitive measures across studies in early life:
Explore the cognitive measures in the cohort studies covered by this guide:
- 1946 National Survey of Health and Development (NSHD)
- 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS)
- 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
- Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)
- Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
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