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Northern Finland Birth Cohort (NFBC) studies

The prospective data collected from the Northern Finland Birth Cohorts (NFBC) forms an unique resource, allowing the study of disease emergence, and of the importance of genetic, biological, social and behavioural risk factors.

The studies involve the use of two longitudinal cohorts of mothers living in the two northernmost provinces of Finland, with expected dates of delivery falling during two 1-year periods, the first, NFBC 1966 between January 1 - December 31 1966, the second, NFBC 1986 between July 1 1985 and June 30 1986. In both study population, mothers and children have been followed up since mothers enrolled at their first antenatal clinic visit.

General description of study populations
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