TABLE 2-1Planned NCS Data Collection from Prebirth Through 24 Months After Birth

Type and Time of ContactQuestionnaire and DiaryBiologic SamplesClinical/Developmental ExaminationEnvironmental Samples
Prepregnancy
Maternal contact only (unless otherwise noted)
Home visit–interviewDemographics
Household composition
Medication use
Health behaviors
Housing characteristics
Chemical exposures
Product use
Occupational exposures
Diet
Blood
Urine
Saliva
Vaginal swabs
Hair
Anthropometrics
Blood pressure
Indoor air
House dust
Phone follow-upDiet
Chemical exposures
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During pregnancy
First trimester home visitDemographics (also P)*
Household composition (also P)*
Medication use*
Health behaviors*Housing characteristics*
Chemical exposures*
Product use*
Occupational exposures*
Diet*
Medical history (also P)
Stress and social support
Depression
Tobacco use (P)
Cognition (P)
Blood (also P)
Urine (also P)
Saliva
Vaginal swabs
Hair (also P)
Anthropometrics (also P)
Blood pressure (also P)
Fetal ultrasound (from medical report or clinic visit)
Indoor air
House dust
Drinking water
Soil
Second trimester phone follow-upMajor life events
Mental health update
Medical update
Chemical exposures update
Housing update
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Third trimester clinic visitUpdates on:Blood
Urine
Saliva
Vaginal swabs
Hair
Anthropometrics
Blood pressure
Fetal ultrasound
Indoor air
House dust (self-collected and mailed in)
      Demographics
      Household composition
      Medication use
      Health behaviors
      Housing characteristics
      Chemical exposures
      Product use
      Occupational exposures
      Diet
      Medical history
      Stress and social support
      Prenatal life events
      Depression
From birth on
Maternal (M)/child (C)/ paternal (P) contact
Birth: At delivery, hospitalHealth behaviors (M)
Diet (M)
Chemical exposures (M)
Plans for infant feeding, sleeping, etc.
Blood (M)
Urine (M)
Cord blood
Placenta and cord samples
Heel stick (C)
Anthropometrics (C)
Dysmorphology and neurologic exam (C)
Digital photographs of face and anomalies (C)
Chart abstraction (M, C)
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3-month phone callChild care
Medical update (C)
Breast milk (mailed in at 4-6 weeks)--------
6-month home visitStress and social support
Family process and parenting practices (also P)
Health behaviors (M)
Depression and cognition (M)
Diet (C)
Medical update (C)
Medication use (C)
Media exposure (C)
Child care
Chemical exposures
Temperament (C)
Tobacco use (P)
Cognition(P)
Urine (C)
Hair (C)
Saliva (M, P)
Breast milk
Anthropometrics (C)
Dysmorphology exam and photos (C)
Dermatologic exam (C)
Social development observation (M, C)
Indoor air
House dust
Drinking water
Soil
Visual assessment of house and neighborhood
9-month phone callChild care
Medical update (C)
Housing update
Chemical and occupational exposures (M, C)
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12-month home visitHousehold composition update
Family process and parenting practices (also P)
Health behaviors (M)
Diet (C)
Medical update (C)
Medication use (C)
Media exposure (C)
Child care
Housing update
Chemical and occupational exposures (M, C)
Language acquisition and social interaction (C)
Tobacco use
Cognition (if not assessed at first trimester meeting)
Blood (C)
Urine (C)
Hair (C)
Saliva (C)
Breast milk
Anthropometrics
Blood pressure
Dermatologic exam
Cognitive exam
Motor and language assessments
Social development observation (child and father, if available)
Indoor air
House dust
Drinking water
Soil
Visual assessment of house and neighborhood
Noise survey
18-month phone callChild care
Medical update (C)
Diet (C)
Housing update
Chemical and occupational exposures (M, C)
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24-month phone callChild care
Medical update (C) Housing update
Chemical and occupational exposures (M, C)
Life events (M)
--------Indoor air
House dust (self-collected and mailed in)

NOTE: P = paternal, M = maternal, C = child.

*

Updates if in prepregnancy cohort.

SOURCE: NCS Research Plan, Vol. 1, Tables 6-2 through 6-4.

Updates if in prepregnancy cohort.

From: 2, NCS Goals, Conceptual Framework, and Core Hypotheses

Cover of The National Children's Study Research Plan
The National Children's Study Research Plan: A Review.
National Research Council (US) and Institute of Medicine (US) Panel to Review the National Children's Study Research Plan.
Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2008.
Copyright © 2008, National Academy of Sciences.

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