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United Kingdom - England Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Waves 0-5 1998-2011 - UK Data Service

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General Info
Original or alternative title 
English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)
Geography 
England
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
01/1998 - 05/2011
Series or system 
United Kingdom - England Longitudinal Study of Ageing
Data type
Survey:
  • Exam
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Longitudinal
Summary 

This dataset is for waves 0-5 of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, known as ELSA. Wave zero is the the sample of participants who were selected from the 1998, 1999, and 2001 Health Survey of England to participate in ELSA. The sample is occasionally refreshed from the HSE.

The survey covers the health and financial status of England residents over the age of 50.

A number of tests are given as part of the survey during even number waves including standing and sitting, height, weight, waist and hip measurement, lung function, balance, leg raise, chair rise, grip strength, and a saliva log (cortisol test). Blood tests were administered during waves two and four. Cognition tests are given during each wave.

Citation
Primary investigator 
Marmot M
Publisher 
Publication year 
2013
Suggested citation 

Marmot, M. et al. , English Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Waves 0-5, 1998-2011 [computer file]. 20th Edition. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], October 2013. SN: 5050, http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5050-6