Information for Researchers

Study design

The sampling frame was the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Structure plan area within West Central Scotland. A stratified random sample of 6000 names and addresses, of adults aged 17 or over, was provided by CACI Ltd for the local authorities within this area (i.e. regions of Ayrshire, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Glasgow City, Lanarkshire, Inverclyde etc (see map)). The survey period was February 2010 to September 2010 with the use of a 21 page postal questionnaire and three reminders. Completed questionnaires were entered into a prize draw for a £50 gift voucher to encourage participation. A response rate, after taking into account deaths and movers, of just under 40% was achieved (n =2092).

Data Sharing

We are committed to maximizing the use of the Transport Housing and Well being study data to advance knowledge to improve human health and welcome proposals for collaborative projects and data sharing. Our data sharing policy aims to balance making data as widely and freely available as possible with safeguarding the privacy of participants, protecting confidential data, and maintaining the reputation of the study.

Please contact Dr Anne Ellaway for further information - email:, Tel: 0141 353 7500, Address: MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences, University of Glasgow, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB