Individual Study / LEAP

Italian Network of Population-Based Birth Cohorts

Italian Network of Population-Based Birth Cohorts

Initiatives -
Network of population-based birth cohorts in the cities of Turin, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna, and Rome (northern and central Italy), to study the role of socioeconomic factors and air pollution exposure on term low birthweight, preterm births and the prevalence of small for gestational age.
Start Year
2007
End Year
2013
Funding
Italian National Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and by the Italian Ministry of Health
Supplementary Information
https://assr.regione.emilia-romagna.it/pubblicazioni/articoli/pregnancy-outcomes

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Teresa Spadea
    Regional Health Service ASL TO3

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Newborns are recruited at birth and followed up until at least 18 years of age. Postnatal follow-up currently occurs at 6, 12, and 24 months.

Marker Paper

Spadea T, Pacelli B, Ranzi A, et al. An Italian Network of Population-Based Birth Cohorts to Evaluate Social and Environmental Risk Factors on Pregnancy Outcomes: The LEAP Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020;17(10):3614. Published 2020 May 21. doi:10.3390/ijerph17103614

PUBMED 32455694

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
211,853
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative