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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Larsen, Pernille Stemann;Kamper-Jørgensen, Mads;Adamson, Ashley;Barros, Henrique;Bonde, Jens Peter;Brescianini, Sonia;Brophy, Sinead;Casas, Maribel;Devereux, Graham;Eggesbø, Merete;Fantini, Maria Pia;Frey, Urs;Gehring, Ulrike;Gražulevičienė, Regina
Title: Pregnancy and birth cohort resources in Europe : a large opportunity for aetiological child health research
Is part of: Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology. Oxford, UK : Blackwell Publishing, 2013, vol. 27, iss. 4
Extent: p. 393-414
Date: 2013
Keywords: Pregnancy;Birth;Cohort;Child health
Abstract: Background. During the past 25 years, many pregnancy and birth cohorts have been established. Each cohort provides unique opportunities for examining associations of early-life exposures with child development and health. However, to fully exploit the large amount of available resources and to facilitate cross-cohort collaboration, it is necessary to have accessible information on each cohort and its individual characteristics. The aim of this work was to provide an overview of European pregnancy and birth cohorts registered in a freely accessible database located at Methods. European pregnancy and birth cohorts initiated in 1980 or later with at least 300 mother–child pairs enrolled during pregnancy or at birth, and with postnatal data, were eligible for inclusion. Eligible cohorts were invited to provide information on the data and biological samples collected, as well as the timing of data collection. Results. In total, 70 cohorts were identified. Of these, 56 fulfilled the inclusion criteria encompassing a total of more than 500 000 live-born European children. The cohorts represented 19 countries with the majority of cohorts located in Northern and Western Europe. Some cohorts were general with multiple aims, whilst others focused on specific health or exposure-related research questions. Conclusion. This work demonstrates a great potential for cross-cohort collaboration addressing important aspects of child health. The web site,, proved to be a useful tool for accessing information on European pregnancy and birth cohorts and their characteristics
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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