Determinants of young Adult Social well-being and Health (DASH) study

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The Determinants of young Adult Social well-being and Health (DASH) study looks at how social, environmental and biological factors affect the health and well-being of young people from different social and ethnic backgrounds in London. DASH began in 2002 with over 6,500 young people aged 11-13 years from 51 schools across 10 London boroughs. 80% are from ethnic minorities. They were followed up in 2005-6 aged 14-16 years. In 2012-14 665 participants aged 21-23 years took part in a pilot study for follow-up in adulthood. DASH has reported on ethnic differences in cardiovascular, respiratory and mental health.