Each of the original eight longitudinal studies in CLOSER have some information on dietary intake (as documented in the table below). ALSPAC and SWS are highly focused on diet and include both FFQs and diet diaries. HCS, also focused on diet, collected dietary information primarily using FFQs. NSHD and BCS70 have collected dietary intake using diet diaries. NCDS, MCS and UKHLS have not used a traditional DAT (i.e. FFQ, diary or recall) but do have some diet-related questions.
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* Diet-related questions.
† Subgroup only.
‡ Diet measured at multiple time points from both mothers and children.
§ Diet measured at multiple time points from both mothers, partners and children.
| Some dietary data collected throughout waves; some more detailed than others.
Learn more about the individual studies covered by this guide and their dietary measurements:
- Hertfordshire Cohort Study (HCS)
- 1946 National Survey for Health and Development (NSHD)
- 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS)
- 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70)
- Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study (UKHLS)
- The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)
- Southampton Women’s Survey (SWS)
- Millennium Cohort Study (MCS)
Get background detail on this guide:
- Objective and outline of this guide
- Dietary research in context
- Dietary assessment tools (DATs)
- Estimating nutrient intakes from DATs
Learn about harmonisation in the context of dietary data:
- Acknowledgements and copyright information for this guide
- References for this guide
- Download the full guide as a PDF
This page is part of the CLOSER resource: ‘A guide to the dietary data in eight CLOSER studies’.