Pregnancy and birth cohort resources in Europe: a large opportunity for aetiological child health research

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Pernille Stemann Larsen, Mads Kamper-Jørgensen, Ashley Adamson, Henrique Barros, Jens Peter Bonde, Sonia Brescianini, Sinead Brophy, Maribel Casas, Graham Devereux, Merete Eggesbø, Maria Pia Fantini, Urs Frey, Ulrike Gehring, Regina Grazuleviciene, Tine Brink Henriksen, Irva Hertz-Picciotto, Barbara Heude, Daniel O Hryhorczuk, Hazel Inskip, Vincent W V Jaddoe & 25 others Debbie A Lawlor, Johnny Ludvigsson, Cecily Kelleher, Wieland Kiess, Berthold Koletzko, Claudia Elisabeth Kuehni, Inger Kull, Henriette Boye Kyhl, Per Magnus, Isabelle Momas, Dierdre Murray, Juha Pekkanen, Kinga Polanska, Daniela Porta, Gry Poulsen, Lorenzo Richiardi, Nel Roeleveld, Anne Mette Skovgaard, Katrine Strandberg-Larsen, Radim J Sram, Carel Thijs, Manon Van Eijsden, Andrew John Wright, Martine Vrijheid, Anne-Marie Nybo Andersen

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 http://www.birthcohorts.net.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPaediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology (Online)
Volume27
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)393-414
Number of pages22
ISSN1365-3016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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