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Cohort Profile: The housing regeneration and health study

Rodgers, Sarah E., Heaven, Martin, Lacey, Arron, Poortinga, Wouter, Dunstan, Frank David John, Jones, Kerina H., Palmer, Stephen Royston, Phillips, Ceri J., Smith, Robert Steven Geoffrey, John, Ann, Davies, Gwyneth A. and Lyons, Ronan A. 2014. Cohort Profile: The housing regeneration and health study. International Journal of Epidemiology 43 (1) , pp. 52-60. 10.1093/ije/dys200

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Abstract

A cohort comprising residents of a housing regeneration and health programme was created from routinely collected data using a system which allows us to anonymously link housing data to individuals and their health. The regeneration programme incorporating four rolling work packages runs from 2009 to 2014. The main intervention cohort we describe here contains the 18 312 residents of 9051 residences at baseline. The cohort will be followed continuously through routine health data (demographics, mortality, hospital admissions and general practitioner records including prescriptions) with periodic updates of housing regeneration intervention data. Here, we describe the baseline data for the primary health outcomes of emergency hospital admissions for cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and injuries for those aged ≥60 years. We will compare the health of residents within the homes before and after the housing regeneration work has taken place, and we will calculate the change in health service costs with use of hospital and General Practitioners (GP) services. We will also use a difference in differences approach to assess changes in comparison with comparator cohorts. These data will be accessible at the end of the study period in 2016. Further information about this study can be obtained from Ronan Lyons; r.a.lyons@swansea.ac.uk

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Geography and Planning
Medicine
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 0300-5771
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:35
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/41350

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