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Shanghai Birth Cohort Study

Shanghai Birth Cohort Study

Initiatives -
The Shanghai birth cohort study is a large prospective cohort study in Shanghai, China. Critical windows for maternal fine particulate matter exposure and adverse birth outcomes: * Considered indoor air pollution indicators adjustment. * Individual prenatal exposure to PM2.5 exerts adverse effects on birth outcomes including birth weight and gestational age. * Refined critical windows in late pregnancy are identified for multiple adverse birth outcomes. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year


Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Jun Zhang
    University School of Medicine Shanghai


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Women are followed-up to 15 months before pregnancy with bimonthly telephone interviews. During pregnancy at each trimester, a follow-up visit is scheduled. The children are followed at 42 days postpartum, and 6, 12 and 24 months.

Marker Paper

Jun Zhang, Ying Tian, Weiye Wang, Fengxiu Ouyang, Jian Xu, Xiaodan Yu, Zhongcheng Luo, Fan Jiang, Hong Huang, Xiaoming Shen, Cohort profile: the Shanghai Birth Cohort, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 48, Issue 1, February 2019, Pages 21–21g,

PUBMED 30629180


Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples


Availability of data and biosamples