Healthy Start study

General Information

Name: 
Healthy Start study
Where was the information about this study obtained from?: 
Publicly available sources of information, verified by a study contact
Marker paper: 
Harrod CS1, Chasan-Taber L, Reynolds RM, Fingerlin TE, Glueck DH, Brinton JT, Dabelea D. Physical Activity in Pregnancy and Neonatal Body Composition: The Healthy Start Study. Obstet Gynecol. 2014;124(2 Pt 1):257-64
Pubmed ID: 

Methods

Study Design: 
Prospective cohort study
Recruitment start date: 
January, 2010
Is recruitment continuing?: 
No
Recruitment end date: 
February, 2014
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: 
2 820
Actual number of participants recruited to the study: 
2 820
recorded on Feb 2014

Broad categories of ethnic and racial groups recruited

Approximate number of participants that are of Hispanic or Latino origin: 
850

Approximate number of participants in each main racial group represented in the study:
African / African-American / Black: 
450
South Asian / Indian Subcontinent: 
60
European / White: 
1400
Indigenous American / American Indian / Native American / Alaskan Native: 
80

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
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

Sampling Frame 2

Selection criteria: 
Gender:
Women and Men
Pregnant women:
No
Newborn:
Yes
Migration status:
No
Other selection criteria:

all live babies born to participating women

Minimum age: 
0
Sources of recruitment: 
Participants from existing studies

Population 1

Selection criteria: 
Gender:
Women only
Age:
Minimum 16, maximum 50
Country:
United States
Area of residence:
Urban
Pregnant women:
Yes
Newborn:
Yes
Migration status:
No
Other selection criteria:

Eligible if single birth expected, no previous stillbirth, gestational age < or equal 24 weeks

Selection on the basis of a specific pre-existing health condition:
no prior type 1 or type 2 diabetes
Sources of recruitment: 
Specific population:
Clinic patients,
Other specific population:
pregnant women delivering at 1 University Hopsital