Yorkshire Health Study
The Yorkshire Health Study is a regional, longitudinal health study collecting health information on the residents of the Yorkshire and Humber region in England. The studies first wave of recruitment in 2010-12
Research is focusing on addressing four major public health challenges:
contains records on 27,806 individuals age 16-85 from the South Yorkshire region, with study coverage now expanding to the
The Yorkshire Health Study is designed to support public health research, supported by a strong network of regional collaborators including local authorities, academics and the NHS. wider Yorkshire and Humber region as its continues into its second wave of recruitment (2013-15).
Data were collected on current and long standing health, healthcare usage and health related behaviours with a particular focus on weight and weight management. As the majority of individuals agreed for record linkage with the NHS, information is also available on medical diagnosis and medicine use.
The study provides a regional research platform for health research which can be used to identify and recruit participants quickly and economically for a wide range of study purposes, including embedded randomised control trials, other control trials and quantitative and qualitative studies. Uniquely, the cohort facilitates recruitment to pragmatic controlled trails and provides economical long-term follow up.
Multi-disciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged.
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