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Socio-economic disadvantage from childhood to adulthood and locomotor function in old age: a lifecourse analysis of the Boyd Orr and Caerphilly prospective studies

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  • Funding The current analysis was funded by a Research into Ageing PhD studentship to KB (reference: 302). The Caerphilly Prospective Study was undertaken by the former MRC Epidemiology Unit (South Wales), and the Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, acts as the data custodian. The Boyd Orr cohort has received funding from the Medical Research Council, the World Cancer Research Fund, Research into Ageing, United Kingdom Survivors, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and the British Heart Foundation. The Boyd Orr DNA bank was established with a grant from the Wellcome Trust (GR068468MA) and the follow-up clinics in 2002 were funded within a Wellcome Research Training Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology to RMM (GR063779FR). RMM and YBS are both members of the HALCyon collaborative research group, part of the UK New Dynamics of Ageing cross-council research programme. DG is a NIHR senior investigator.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by the Multicentre Research Ethics Committee for Scotland (Boyd Orr) and Ethics Committee of the Division of Medicine of the former South Glamorgan Area Health Authority and Gwent REC (CaPS).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Funding The current analysis was funded by a Research into Ageing PhD studentship to KB (reference: 302). The Caerphilly Prospective Study was undertaken by the former MRC Epidemiology Unit (South Wales), and the Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, acts as the data custodian. The Boyd Orr cohort has received funding from the Medical Research Council, the World Cancer Research Fund, Research into Ageing, United Kingdom Survivors, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, and the British Heart Foundation. The Boyd Orr DNA bank was established with a grant from the Wellcome Trust (GR068468MA) and the follow-up clinics in 2002 were funded within a Wellcome Research Training Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology to RMM (GR063779FR). RMM and YBS are both members of the HALCyon collaborative research group, part of the UK New Dynamics of Ageing cross-council research programme. DG is a NIHR senior investigator.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by the Multicentre Research Ethics Committee for Scotland (Boyd Orr) and Ethics Committee of the Division of Medicine of the former South Glamorgan Area Health Authority and Gwent REC (CaPS).

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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