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Int J Epidemiol. 2015 Apr;44(2):441, 441a-441e. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv017. Epub 2015 Mar 2.

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

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1
Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil and Postgraduate Program in Health and Behavior, Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil blhorta@gmail.com.
2
Postgraduate Program in Epidemiology, Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil and Postgraduate Program in Health and Behavior, Universidade Católica de Pelotas, Pelotas, Brazil.

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.

PMID:
25733577
PMCID:
PMC4469796
DOI:
10.1093/ije/dyv017
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