South Asian Birth Cohort
- Start Year
- Some of the sponsors are McMaster University, CIHT IRSC, Population Health Research Institute, !ndigo
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- Pregnant mothers will be recruited during the first antenatal visit (between 24-27 weeks) and will undergo a brief health assessment including completion of a questionnaire, physical measurements (i.e. weight, height, waist and hip circumference, and blood pressure), oral glucose tolerance test, and a blood sample.After delivery, the mother-baby dyad will be followed at regular intervals of time via telephone and/or email as well as an annual in person visit for 3 years.
Anand S.S., Vasudevan A., Gupta M., Morrison K., Kurpad A., Teo K.K., Srinivasan K., The START Cohort Study Investigators. 2013. Rationale and design of South Asian Birth Cohort (START): a Canada-India collaborative study. BMC Public Health; 13(1):79.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
- Supplementary Information
- South Asian pregnant mothers and their babies from 3 hospitals in the Peel Region and an additional 500 pregnant mothers and their babies from an urban and a rural centre in India.