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Title: European longitudinal study of pregnancy and childhood (ELSPAC) : report on a WHO meeting, Bristol, United Kingdom 13-18 September 1999
Authors: World Health Organization. Regional Office for Europe
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Copenhagen : WHO Regional Office for Europe
Language: English
Abstract: The European Longitudinal Study of Pregnancy and Childhood (ELSPAC) was initiated by the WHO Regional Office for Europe in 1985 to identify factors influencing children's health in European countries. The study is designed to cover various aspects of the life and environment of pregnant women and children. The 1999 meeting of the Principal Investigators was devoted to evaluating the hands-on examinations being carried out at the study centres in the Isle of Man, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom and planned for those in Slovakia and Ukraine. A secondary aim of the meeting was to consider eight comparative papers, comprising four on the effects of cigarette smoking in the different countries, two relating to symptoms and signs in the first three months of pregnancy, one on factors related to whether or not the pregnancy was planned, and one on the intention to breastfeed. It had been agreed at the 1998 meeting that the aim of the ELSPAC study and the protocol would be updated and put on the World Wide Web. This had not happened but the new updated version, agreed at the current meeting, will be put on the Web. There was general agreement that children should continue to be followed up, and the next ELSPAC questionnaires are planned for children aged 11 years
Description: EURO; HQ
EUR/ICP/FMLY 01 01 01(B)
28 p.
Subject: Longitudinal Studies
Child Welfare
Data Collection
Czech Republic
United Kingdom
Russian Federation
Context: methods
metadata.dc.subject.other: Maternal and Child Health
Gov't Doc #: EUR/ICP/FMLY 01 01 01(B)
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