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Title: European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC) : report on a meeting of principal investigators, Bristol, United Kingdom 23-29 june 1997
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for europe
Abstract: The European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC) was initiated by the Regional Office in 1985 to improve epidemiological knowledge of factors influencing children's health in European countries. It is designed to cover various aspects of the life and environment of pregnant women and children. The 1997 meeting was devoted to planning examinations and questionnaires for children in the study aged 7 years and, following the recent publication of the first ELSPAC book, the further planning of the next three books. Progress reports from participating countries were reviewed and discussed. One study centre in Ukraine had stopped collecting data, and Greece was not represented owing to lack of funds and the unlikelihood of it being able to carry out the 7-year follow-up. There were now 11 study centres collecting data in 6 countries and areas (Czech Republic, Isle of Man, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Ukraine and United Kingdom). The participants agreed that the next meeting should focus on the publication of the three books as planned, and to report on progress with the three books as planned, and to report on progress with the 7-year assessments
Description: EUR/ICP/FMLY 01 01 01(A)
19 p.
Subject: Longitudinal Studies
Child Welfare
Data Collection
Czech Republic
Russian Federation
United Kingdom
Context: methods
metadata.dc.subject.other: Maternal and Child Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/FMLY 01 01 01(A)
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