Aberdeen Birth Cohort Study 1921 (ABC 1921)

Dataset

Description

On 1st June 1932, as part of the Scottish Mental Survey, 87,498 Scottish schoolchildren born in 1921 sat the same test of mental ability: the Moray House Test. In 1997, the Universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh began to search for men and women still living in Scotland who took part in these tests.

On 1st June 1998, about 80 individuals gathered in the Aberdeen Music Hall to re-sit the test exactly 66 years later. Participants were followed-up 5 times over a 10 year period.
Date made available2008
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
Temporal coverage1926

Research Output

Homocysteine, antioxidant micronutrients and late onset dementia

Whalley, L. J., Duthie, S. J., Collins, A. R., Starr, J. M., Deary, I. J., Lemmon, H., Duthie, A. C., Murray, A. D. & Staff, R. T., Feb 2014, In : European Journal of Nutrition. 53, 1, p. 277-285 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 13 Citations (Scopus)

    Genetic and environmental factors in late onset dementia: possible role for early parental death

    Whalley, L. J., Staff, R. T., Murray, A. D., Deary, I. J. & Starr, J. M., Jan 2013, In : International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 28, 1, p. 75-81 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 11 Citations (Scopus)

    Anticholinergic drugs in late life: adverse effects on cognition but not on progress to dementia

    Whalley, L. J., Sharma, S., Fox, H. C., Murray, A. D., Staff, R. T., Duthie, A. C., Deary, I. J. & Starr, J. M., May 2012, In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 30, 2, p. 253-261 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 27 Citations (Scopus)

    Brain lesions, hypertension and cognitive aging in the 1921 and 1936 Aberdeen birth cohorts

    Murray, A. D., Staff, R. T., McNeil, C. J., Salarirad, S., Starr, J. M., Deary, I. J. & Whalley, L. J., Apr 2012, In : Age. 34, 2, p. 451-459 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 21 Citations (Scopus)

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  • Cite this

    Black, C. (Owner), Clark, H. (Data Manager) (2008). Aberdeen Birth Cohort Study 1921 (ABC 1921). University of Aberdeen.