Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC)

General Information

Name: 
Danish National Birth Cohort
Short Name: 
DNBC
Where was the information about this study obtained from?: 
Publicly available sources of information
Marker paper: 
Olsen J, Melbye M, Olsen SF,Sorensen TI, Aaby P,Andersen AM,Taxbol D,Hansen KD,Juhl M,Schow TB,Sorensen HT Andresen J, Mortensen EL, Olesen AW, Sondergaard C.TheDanishNationalBirthCohort- its background, structure and aim.ScandJPublicHealth 2001;29:300-7
Pubmed ID: 

Methods

Study Design: 
Prospective cohort study
Recruitment start date: 
January, 1996
Is recruitment continuing?: 
No
Recruitment end date: 
January, 2002
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: 
101 042
Actual number of participants recruited to the study: 
101 042
recorded on Jan 2002

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) at baseline
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:
Denmark
Area of residence:
Both urban and rural
Pregnant women:
Yes
Newborn:
No
Migration status:
No
Other selection criteria:

All pregnant women in Denmark who, at their first visit to the GP, wanted to carry their pregnancy to term and who spoke Danish well enough to take part in the telephone interviews and their offspring

Sources of recruitment: 
General population