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

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

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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
Pages (from-to)441-441e
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 27 May 2015
Externally publishedYes


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