Odense Child Cohort
Odense Child Cohort is a research initiative that has been implemented in cooperation between Odense Commune, OUH, and Southern University. The aim of the project is to collect both biological and social data from children born in Odense Commune from two different years. For the time being 10 projects are part of the research ranging from examinations of heavy metal and endocrine-disrupting materials, to infections, otitis media and allergy seen in small children, examinations of Vitamin D, as well as the development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and development of children’s language. Hans Christian Andersen Children’s Hospital is involved in the project’s management and the project’s secretariat is housed in the research unit. Pregnant women in the period 1st of January 2010 to 31st of December 2012 are offered to participate in the project. The actual inclusion percentage is 55.
The collected data from early in life makes follow-up examinations later in childhood and grown-up life possible, where the importance of e.g. early growth and nutrition concerning health and diseases may be clarified among other things with an eye to developing improved prevention strategies.
Henriette Boye Kyhl, project coordinator, Cand. Scient.
Phone: 6541 2563
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