Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)

General Information

Name: 
Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
Short Name: 
ALSPAC
Where was the information about this study obtained from?: 
Publicly available sources of information, verified by a study contact
Marker paper: 
Boyd A, Golding J, Macleod J, Lawlor DA, Fraser A, Henderson J, Molloy L, Ness A, Ring S, Davey Smith G.Cohort profile: the ׳Children of the 90s׳ – the index offspring of the Avon longitudinal study of parents and children. Int.J.Epidemiol. 2013;58:111–27
Pubmed ID: 

Methods

Study Design: 
Prospective cohort study
Recruitment start date: 
April, 1991
Is recruitment continuing?: 
No
Recruitment end date: 
December, 1992
Type of people (individuals, families, twins etc.) targeted by the study design: 
Parent and off-spring (i.e. multi generation)
Target number of participants to be recruited to the study: 
14 541
Actual number of participants recruited to the study: 
14 541
recorded on Dec 1992

Broad categories of ethnic and racial groups recruited


Approximate number of participants in each main racial group represented in the study:

Available Information

Health Information: 
Anthropometric traits (e.g. BMI, waist circumference) at baseline
Anthropometric traits (e.g. BMI, waist circumference) during follow up
Glycaemic traits (e.g. glucose, insulin) during follow up
Prevalent type 1 diabetes at baseline
Incident type 1 diabetes during follow up
Prevalent type 2 diabetes at baseline
Incident type 2 diabetes during follow up
History of gestational diabetes
Incident gestational diabetes during follow up
Does the study have any measures of diet?: 
Yes
Does the study have any measures of physical activity?: 
Yes
Does the study have DNA extracted or have a potential source of DNA?: 
Yes

Populations from which the sample(s) is drawn

Population

Selection criteria: 
Gender:
Women only
Country:
United Kingdom
Area of residence:
Both urban and rural
Pregnant women:
Yes
Newborn:
No
Migration status:
No
Other selection criteria:

Mothers who were resident in Avon while pregnant and their offspring

Sources of recruitment: 
General population