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Cohort Profile: The Consortium of Health-Orientated Research in Transitioning Societies

Citation

Richter, Linda M.; Victora, Cesar G.; Hallal, Pedro C.; Adair, Linda S.; Bhargava, Santosh K.; Fall, Caroline H. D.; Lee, Nanette R.; Martorell, Reynaldo; Norris, Shane A.; & Sachdev, Harshpal Singh, et al. (2012). Cohort Profile: The Consortium of Health-Orientated Research in Transitioning Societies. International Journal of Epidemiology, 41(3), 621-626. PMCID: PMC3378468

Abstract

In 2005, plans were made for a series of papers on maternal and child undernutrition for publication in The Lancet. The second paper of the series aimed to describe the long-term consequences of maternal and child undernutrition for health and human capital. The focal person for this article—Cesar Victora from the Federal University in Pelotas, Brazil—decided to bring together available long-term data from low- and middle-income countries. He identified the five largest prospective birth cohort studies from these regions, all of which had at least 15 years of follow-up and an initial sample size of 2000 or more newborns. The principal investigators were approached, and all agreed to join the writing team.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyq251

Reference Type

Journal Article

Year Published

2012

Journal Title

International Journal of Epidemiology

Author(s)

Richter, Linda M.
Victora, Cesar G.
Hallal, Pedro C.
Adair, Linda S.
Bhargava, Santosh K.
Fall, Caroline H. D.
Lee, Nanette R.
Martorell, Reynaldo
Norris, Shane A.
Sachdev, Harshpal Singh
Stein, Aryeh D.
the COHORTS Group,

PMCID

PMC3378468