AQUA: Biosamples

Relevant LifeCourse Constructs Year 2011-2012 2011-2012 2011-2012 2011-2012 2013-2014 2014-2015 2018-Ongoing
Wave 1 2 3 4a 4 5 AQUA@6
Age 19 weeks gestation 26 weeks gestation 36 weeks gestation Birth 12 months 2 years 6-7 years
N 2146 1715 1571 1401 1296 1038 In progress
Blood specimen from newborn B:NBS I
Buccal B:Buc M B:Buc I B:Buc I
Cord blood B:Bl-Co I 1
Placental tissue B:Plac M 1

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Notes

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A DNA biobank was created from samples of maternal and infant buccal cells, placental biopsies and cord blood mononuclear cells collected at birth, to allow for the examination of epigenetic states at birth as well as genetic factors in the mother and child


Legend

B
= Biosample collected
BA
= Biosample analysis
L
= Data linkage
N
= Nurse completed questionnaire
O
= Observation or direct assessment
Of
= Offspring completed questionnaire
P
= Parent/guardian completed questionnaire
Pe
= Peer completed questionnaire
R
= Records abstraction
S
= Self (primary participant) completed questionnaire
T
= Teacher completed questionnaire
X
= Other source
X F
= Pertains to father
X Fam
= Pertains to family
X G
= Pertains to grandparent(s)
X I
= Pertains to primary participant
X IP
= Pertains to partner
X M
= Pertains to mother
X O
= Pertains to offspring
X P
= Pertains to parent/guardian(s)
X Pe
= Pertains to peers
X Si
= Pertains to sibling(s)
X T
= Pertains to teacher(s)
X X
= Pertains to other reportees

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