Cohort profile update: The 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) birth cohort follow-up visits in adolescence

Helen Gonçalves, Maria C.F. Assunção, Fernando C. Wehrmeister, Isabel O. Oliveira, Fernando C. Barros, Cesar G. Victora, Pedro C. Hallal, Ana M.B. Menezes

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In this paper we update the profile of the 1993 Pelotas (Brazil) Birth Cohort Study, with emphasis on a shift of priority from maternal and child health research topics to four main categories of outcome variables, collected throughout adolescence: (i) mental health; (ii) body composition; (iii) risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs); (iv) human capital. We were able to trace 81.3% (n=4106) of the original cohort at 18 years of age. For the first time, the 18-years visit took place entirely on the university premises, in a clinic equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for the assessment of body composition. We welcome requests for data analyses from outside scientists. For more information, refer to our website ( or e-mail the corresponding author.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberdyu077
Pages (from-to)1082-1088
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Epidemiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology


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