Publications

 cohort 

Three comprehensive descriptions of the study have been published:

Batty G D, Morton S M B, Campbell D, Clark H, Davey Smith G, Hall M, Macintyre S, Leon D A.
The Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study: background, methods and follow-up information as a new resource for the study of life course and intergenerational influences on health. Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology 2004; 18: 221-239 PubMed

Leon D A, Lawlor D A, Clark H, Macintyre S
Cohort profile: the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study. International Journal of Epidemiology. 2006 :35:549-552. PubMed

Illsley R and Wilson F
The Aberdeen Child Development Survey. In Prospective longitudinal research: an empirical basis for the primary prevention of psychosocial disorders, Mednick and Baert, eds., Oxford University Press, 1981

Publications

Johnston MC, Black C, Mercer SW, Prescott GJ, Crilly M.
Impact of educational attainment on the associaton between social class at birth and multimorbidity in middle age in the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study. BMJ Open 2019: 9; e024048 doi.10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024048

Stuart J.
Predicting risky health behaviours 35 years later. Are parents or teacher's reports of childhood behaviour problems a better judge of outcomes? Addictive behaviours 2018: 84; 255-262 doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.04.023

Clark D, Del Bono E.
The long-run effects of attending an elite school: evidence from the United Kingdom. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2016: 8 (1); 150-176 DOI: 10.1257/app.20130505

Bhattacharya S, McNeill G, Raja EA, Allan K, Clark H, Reynolds RM, Norman JE, Hannaford PC.
Maternal gestational weight gain and offspring's risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality.
Heart 2016:102;1456-1463 doi:10.1136/heartjnl-2015-308709

Stuart J, Jose PE.
Is bullying bad for your health? The consequences of bullying, perpetration and victimization in childhood on health behaviours in adulthood.
Journal of Conflict, Agression and Peace Research 2014:5-5 Link

Dundas R, Leyland A, Macintyre S.
Early life school, neighbourhood and family influences on adult health: a multilevel, cross-classified analysis of the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study.
Am J Epidemiol 2014 PubMed

Morton SM, De Stavola BL, Leon DA.
Intergenertional determinants of offspring at birth: a life course and graphical analysis using the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study (ACONF).
Int J Epidemiol 2014: 43(3); 749-759 DOI:10.1093/ije/dyu028PubMed

von Stumm S, Deary IJ, Hagger-Johnson G.
Life-course pathways to psychological distress: a cohort study.
BMJ Open 2013;3:e002772 PubMed

Almquist YM.
Childhood friendships and adult health: findings from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s Cohort study.
Eur J Public Health. 2012;22:378-83 PubMed

von Stumm, Batty GD, Deary IJ.
Marital status and reproduction: Associations with intelligenceand adult social class in the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study.
Intelligence. 2011;39:161-167 doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2011.02.007

Almquist Y.
The school class as a social network and contextual effects on childhood and adult health: Findings from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study.
Social Networks. 2011;33:281-291 Link

Hagger-Johnson G, Batty GD, Deary IJ, von Stumm S.
Childhood socioeconomic status and adult health: comparative formative and reflective models in the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s Study (prospective cohort study).
J Epidemiol Community Health. 2011;65:1024-1029. PubMed

von Stumm S, Deary IJ, Kivimäki M, Jokela M, Clark H, Batty GD.
Childhood behaviour problems and health at midlife: 35-year follow-up of a Scottish birth cohort.
J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2011; 52:992-1001 Pubmed

von Stumm S, Macintyre S Batty GD, Clark H, Deary IJ.
Intelligence, social class of origin, childhood behaviour disturbance and education as predictors of status attainment in midlife in men: The Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study.
Intelligence. 2010;38:202-211 Link

Leon DA, Lawlor DA, Clark H, Batty GD, Macintyre S.
The association of childhood intelligence with mortality risk from adolescence to middle age: Findings from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study.
Intelligence. 2009;37:520-528 Link

Henderson M, Hoptof M, Leon DA.
Childhood temperament and long-term sickness absence in adult life.
Br J Psychiatry. 2009;194(3):220-3. PubMed

Whincup PH et al.
Birth weight and risk of type 2 diabetes: a systematic review.
JAMA 2008;300(24):2886-97. PubMed

Lawlor DA, David Batty G, Clark H, McIntyre S, Leon DA.
Association of childhood intelligence with risk of coronary heart disease and stroke: findings from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study.
Eur J Epidemiol. 2008;23(10):695-706. Epub 2008 Aug 15. PubMed

Ostberg V, Modin B.
Status relations in school and their relevance for health in a life course perspective: Findings from the Aberdeen children of the 1950's cohort study.
Soc Sci Med. 2008 Feb;66(4):835-48. Epub 2007 Dec 26. PubMed

Lawlor DA, Morton S. Batty GD, Macintyre S, Clark H, Davey Smith G.
Obstetrician-assessed maternal health at pregnancy predicts offspring future health.
PLoS ONE. 2007 Aug 1;2:e666. PubMed

Batty GD, Deary IF, Macintyre S.
Childhood IQ in relation to risk factors for premature mortality in middle-aged persons: the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study.
J Epidemiol Community Health. 2007 Mar;61(3):241-7.PubMed

Lawlor DA, Clark H, Leon DA.
Associations between childhood intelligence and hospital admissions for unintentional injuries in adulthood: the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study.
Am J Public Health. 2007 Feb;97(2):291-7. Epub 2006 Dec 28.PubMed

Lawlor DA, Davey Smith G, Clark H, Leon DA.
The association of birthweight, gestational age and childhood BMI with type 2 diabetes: findings from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort.
Diabetologia. 2006 Nov;49(11):2614-7. Epub 2006 Sep 21 PubMed<

Batty GD, Deary IJ, Macintyre S.
Childhood IQ and life course socioeconomic position in relation to alcohol induced hangovers in adulthood: the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study.
J Epidemiol Community Health. 2006 Oct;60(10):872-4 PubMed

Lawlor DA, Clark H, Ronalds G, Leon DA.
Season of birth and childhood intelligence: Findings from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study.
Br J Educ Psychol. 2006 Sep;76(pt 3):481-499 PubMed

Lawlor DA, Ronalds G, Macintyre S, Clark H, Leon DA.
Family Socioeconomic Position at Birth and Future Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Findings From the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s Cohort Study.
Am J Public Health. 2006 Jul;96(7):1271-7. Epub 2006 May 30 PubMed

Illsley R.
Commentary: Development of the Aberdeen children of the 1950s study.
Int J Epidemiol. 2006 Jun;35(3):554-5. Epub 2006 May 9 . PubMed

Lawlor DA, Clark H, Smith GD, Leon DA.
Intrauterine growth and intelligence within sibling pairs: findings from the Aberdeen children of the 1950s cohort.
Pediatrics. 2006 May;117(5):e894-902 . PubMed

Nitsch D, Morton S, DeStavlova BL, Clark H, Leon DA.
How good is probabilistic record linkage to reconstruct reproductive histories? Results from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study.
BMC Med Res Methodol. 2006 Mar 22;6:15 . PubMed

Lawlor DA, Clark H, Davey Smith G, Leon DA.
Childhood intelligence, educational attainment and adult body mass index: findings from a prospective cohort and within sibling-pairs analysis.
International Journal of Obesity 2006, Mar 21. PubMed

Leon DA, Lawlor DA, Clark H, Macintyre S.
Cohort profile: the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study.
Int J Epidemiol. 2006 Jun;35(3):549-52. Epub 2006 Feb 1 PubMed

De Stavola BL, Nitsch D, dos Santos Silva I, McCormack V, Hardy R, Mann V, Cole TJ, Morton S, Leon DA.
Statistical issues in life course epidemiology.
Am J Epidemiol. 2006 Jan 1;163(1):84-96. Epub 2005 Nov 23 PubMed

Ronalds GA, Stavola BL, Leon DA.
The cognitive cost of being a twin: evidence from comparisons within families in the Aberdeen children of the 1950s cohort study.
BMJ.Dec 3;331(7528):1306. Epub 2005 Nov 18. PubMed

Dundas R, Leyland AH, Macintyre S, Leon DA
Does the primary school attended influence self-reported health or its risk factors in later life? Aberdeen Children of the 1950s Study.
Int J Epidemiol. 2005 Nov 12; PubMed

Kuh D, Butterworth S, Kok H, Richards M, Hardy R, Wadsworth MEJ, Leon D.
Childhood cognitive ability and age at menopause: evidence from two cohort studies.
Menopause 2005;12:475-82. PubMed

Pierce MB, Leon DA.
Age at menarche and adult BMI in the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s Cohort Study.
Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Oct;82(4):733-9. PubMed

Batty GD, Lawlor DA, Macintyre S, Clark H, Leon DA
Accuracy of adults' recall of childhood social class: findings from the Aberdeen children of the 1950s study.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2005 Oct;59(10):898-903. PubMed

Lawlor DA, Ronalds G, Clark H, Smith GD, Leon DA
Birth weight is inversely associated with incident coronary heart disease and stroke among individuals born in the 1950s: findings from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s prospective cohort study.
Circulation. 2005 Sep 6;112(10):1414-8. Epub 2005 Aug 29. PubMed

Cooper R, Lawlor DA, Hardy R, Ebrahim S, Leon DA, Wadsworth ME, Kuh D.
Socio-economic position across the life course and hysterectomy in three British cohorts: a cross-cohort comparative study.
British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. 2005 Aug;112(8):1126-33. PubMed

Lawlor DA, Batty GD, Morton SM, Deary IJ, Macintyre S, Ronalds G, Leon DA.
Early life predictors of childhood intelligence: evidence from the Aberdeen children of the 1950s study.
Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2005 Aug;59(8):656-63. PubMed

Wiles NJ, Peters TJ, Leon DA, Lewis G.
Birth weight and psychological distress at age 45-51 years: results from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study.
British Journal of Psychiatry. 2005 Jul;187:21-8. PubMed

Lawlor DA, Batty GD, Morton SM, Clark H, Macintyre S, Leon DA.
Childhood socioeconomic position, educational attainment, and adult cardiovascular risk factors: the aberdeen children of the 1950s cohort study.
American Journal of Public Health. 2005 Jul;95(7):1245-51. PubMed

Lawlor DA, Leon, D.A Association of body mass index and obesity measured in early childhood with risk of coronary heart disease and stroke in middle age: Findings from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s prospective cohort study. Circulation, 2005: 111(15); 1891-1896.DOI:10.1161/01.CIR.0000161798.45728.4D

Lawlor D, Leon, D, Smith, G. The association of ambient outdoor temperature throughout pregnancy and offspring birthweight: Findings from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2005: 112(5); 647-657 DOI:10.1111/j.1471-0528.2004.00488.x

Lawlor D, Morton S, Nitsch D, Leon D. Association between childhood and adulthood socioeconomic position and pregnancy induced hypertension: Results from the Aberdeen Children of the 1950s cohort study. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2005: 59(1); 49-55. DOI:10.1136/jech.2004.020560

Nishiwaki Y, Clark H, Morton SM, Leon DA. (2005). Early life factors, childhood cognition and postal questionnaire response rate in middle age: The Aberdeen Children of the 1950s study. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2005:5;16 DOI:10.1186/1471-2288-5-16