Cohort profile update: The 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort follow-up visits in adolescence

Helen Gonçalves, Maria C F Assunção, Fernando C. Wehrmeister, Isabel O. Oliveira, Fernando C. Barros, Cesar G. Victora, Pedro C. Hallal, Ana M B Menezes

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In this paper we update the profile of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort Study, with emphasis on a shift of priority from maternal and child health research topics to four main categories of outcome variables, collected throughout adolescence: (i) mental health; (ii) body composition; (iii) risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs); (iv) human capital. We were able to trace 81.3% (n=4106) of the original cohort at 18 years of age. For the first time, the 18-years visit took place entirely on the university premises, in a clinic equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for the assessment of body composition. We welcome requests for data analyses from outside scientists. For more information, refer to our website ( or e-mail the corresponding author.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberdyu077
Pages (from-to)1082-1088
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology

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Gonçalves, H., Assunção, M. C. F., Wehrmeister, F. C., Oliveira, I. O., Barros, F. C., Victora, C. G., Hallal, P. C., & Menezes, A. M. B. (2014). Cohort profile update: The 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort follow-up visits in adolescence. International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(4), 1082-1088. [dyu077].