Overview of dietary information in selected CLOSER studies

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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.

 

Summary of dietary information across selected CLOSER studies

StudyYearAgeFFQDiaryRecallOther*
NSHD19504y
198236y
198943y
199953y
2006-201160-64y
2014-201569y
NCDS199133y
200042y
200345y
BCS70198010y
198616y
200030y
201242y
201646y
MCS20019 months
20043y
20065y
20087y
201211y
201546y
HCS1998-2003~66y
2011~76y(Short FFQ)
SWS1998-2002Before pregnancy
11 weeks gestation
34 weeks gestation
6 months
12 months
3y
6-7y
8-9y
11-13y
ALSPAC§1991-199232 weeks gestation
1991-19924 weeks
1992-19934 months
1991-19936 months
1992-19938 months
1992-199415 months
199418 months
1994-19952y
1995-19963y
19963.5y
1996-19974y
19975y
1997-19996-7y
1998-20007y
2000-20028-9y
2002-200310y
2004-200612-13y
2004-200613y
UKHLS|1991-2016

Notes.
* 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:

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Learn about harmonisation in the context of dietary data:

Further information:


This page is part of the CLOSER resource: ‘A guide to the dietary data in eight CLOSER studies’.