Whitehall study

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Whitehall study

Whitehall study

Cohort Profile: The Whitehall II study

Alcohol Consumption and Cognitive Function in the Whitehall II Study

Workplace and mental well-being: the Whitehall II study

Prospective Effect of Job Strain on General and Central Obesity in the Whitehall II Study

Why Does Lung Function Predict Mortality? Results From the Whitehall II Cohort Study

Health inequalities and the role of psychosocial work factors: the Whitehall II Study

Overtime work and incident coronary heart disease: the Whitehall II prospective cohort study

History of coronary heart disease and cognitive performance in midlife: the Whitehall II study

Work, retirement and physical activity: cross-sectional analyses from the Whitehall II study

Self-reported economic difficulties and coronary events in men: evidence from the Whitehall II study

Birth weight, components of height and coronary heart disease: evidence from the Whitehall II study

Psychological distress as a risk factor for coronary heart disease in the Whitehall II Study

Informal Caregiving and the Risk for Coronary Heart Disease: The Whitehall II Study

Social Inequality in Walking Speed in Early Old Age in the Whitehall II Study

Socioeconomic circumstances and common mental disorders among Finnish and British public sector employees: evidence from the Helsinki Health Study and the Whitehall II Study

The Role of Cognitive Ability (Intelligence) in Explaining the Association between Socioeconomic Position and Health: Evidence from the Whitehall II Prospective Cohort Study

Cigarette smoking and site-specific cancer mortality: testing uncertain associations using extended follow-up of the original Whitehall study


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A long-term cohort study of British civil servants that was started in 1967. The aim of the first phase was to explore the relationship of cardiovascular disease to stress, social status, individuals' location in the hierarchical administrative structure of the civil service, access to and use of leisure facilities, and numerous other social and behavioral variables. This is summarized at http://www.workhealth.org/projects/pwhitew.html. The second phase focused on stress, perceived status, and self-esteem. The progress of this study of work and health is reported at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/whitehallII/. These studies and others have demonstrated the importance of social and psychosocial factors as determinants of health.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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