Abstract

Goldblatt P, Fox J. Household mortality from the OPCS Longitudinal Study. Population Trends 1978; 14: 20-27.

Since 1971, OPCS has been conducting a longitudinal study on one per cent of the population of England and Wales. This article describes how the longitudinal approach is being applied to mortality data; in particular, how mortality between 1971 and 1975 was related to characteristics of households in 1971.