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Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Feb;42(1):86-96. doi: 10.1093/ije/dys004. Epub 2012 Mar 20.

Cohort Profile: the international childhood cardiovascular cohort (i3C) consortium.

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Environmental and Genetic Epidemiology Research Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. terry.dwyer@mcri.edu.au

Abstract

This is a consortium of large children's cohorts that contain measurements of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in childhood and had the ability to follow those cohorts into adulthood. The purpose of this consortium is to enable the pooling of data to increase power, most importantly for the follow-up of CVD events in adulthood. Within the consortium, we hope to be able to obtain data on the independent effects of childhood and early adult levels of CVD risk factors on subsequent CVD occurrence.

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10.1093/ije/dys004
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