Cohort Profile Update: The 1982 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort Study

Bernardo Lessa Horta, Denise P. Gigante, Helen Gonçalves, JanainaVieira Dos Santos Motta, Christian Loret De Mola, Isabel O. Oliveira, Fernando C. Barros, Cesar G. Victora

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Abstract

In this manuscript, we update the profile of the 1982 Pelotas Birth Cohort Study. In 1982, 5914 live births whose families lived in the urban are of Pelotas were enrolled in the cohort. In 2012-13, we tried to locate the whole original cohort; 3701 participants were interviewed who, added to the 325 known deaths, represented a follow-up rate of 68.1%. In contrast to the previous home interviews, in this wave all participants were invited to visit the research clinic to be interviewed and examined. The visit was carried out at a mean age of 30.2 years and mainly focused on four categories of outcomes: (i) mental health; (ii) body composition; (iii) precursors of complex chronic diseases; and (iv) human capital. Requests for collaboration by outside researchers are welcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberdyv017
Pages (from-to)441-441e
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 27 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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    Horta, B. L., Gigante, D. P., Gonçalves, H., Dos Santos Motta, J., Loret De Mola, C., Oliveira, I. O., Barros, F. C., & Victora, C. G. (2015). Cohort Profile Update: The 1982 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort Study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 44(2), 441-441e. [dyv017]. https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyv017