Cohort Profile Update: The Yorkshire Health Study

John Stephenson, Christine Smith, Elizabeth Goyder, Eleanor Holding, Annette Haywood, Annabel Crum, Joanna Blackburn, Jo Cooke, Clare Relton, Paul Bissell

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Key Features:

 The Yorkshire Health Study originally known as the South Yorkshire Cohort, is a longitudinal observational study of health and lifestyle acting as a platform for health research and to facilitate the running of cohort multiple randomized controlled trials.
 The first phase involved data collected from 27,813 individuals visiting GP surgeries between 2010 and 2012. A second phase involved data collection from 43,023 individuals between 2013 and 2015 through online recruitment and via NHS Trusts, supported by the NIHR Clinical Research Network to augment existing data with additional data more representative of the underlying population. This resulted in an augmented data set comprising in total 70,836 individuals aged 16-85 years.
 The dataset includes information on demographics, lifestyle and health-related variables including long-term conditions, health service utilisation and medication use.
 For anonymised data and details regarding using the resource for recruiting participants to studies, contact Professor Elizabeth Goyder, University of Sheffield ([email protected]).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1070-1070d
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number4
Early online date11 Feb 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021


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