Individual Study / OaK Birth Cohort

Ottawa and Kingston Birth Cohort

Ottawa and Kingston Birth Cohort

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Initiatives -
To collect epidemiologic information and biological specimens prospectively to study exposures or risk factors and their association with adverse pregnancy outcomes and serve as a repository of maternal and infant genetic and epidemiologic information by creating the largest maternal and fetal/infant biobank in Canada for use by future investigators.
Start Year
2002
End Year
2009

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Mark C. Walker
    Ottawa Hospital Research Institute

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Women were recruited at 12 to 20 weeks' gestation, during prenatal care visits at The Ottawa Hospital and Kingston General Hospital from October 2002 to April 2009. Data on maternal and infant demographics, maternal health, obstetrical history, and pregnancy outcomes were collected.

Marker Paper

Walker MC, Finkelstein SA, Rennicks White R, et al. The Ottawa and Kingston (OaK) Birth Cohort: development and achievements. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011;33(11):1124-1133. doi:10.1016/s1701-2163(16)35080-0

PUBMED 22082786

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
9,416
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
n = 7241 mothers, n = 2175 infants

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative