Cohort Profile: The Ecuador Life (ECUAVIDA) study in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador.


Cooper, PJ; Chico, ME; Platts-Mills, TA; Rodrigues, LC; Strachan, DP; Barreto, ML; (2015) Cohort Profile: The Ecuador Life (ECUAVIDA) study in Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador. International journal of epidemiology, 44 (5). pp. 1517-27. ISSN 0300-5771 DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyu128

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: The ECUAVIDA birth cohort is studying the impact of exposures to soil-transmitted helminth (STH) parasites and early-life microbial exposures on the development of atopy, allergic diseases and immune responses in childhood. A total of 2404 newborns were recruited between 2006 and 2009 in a public hospital serving the rural district of Quininde, Esmeraldas Province, in a tropical region of coastal Ecuador. Detailed measurements were done around the time of the birth, at 7 and 13 months and at 2 and 3 years, and data collection is ongoing at 5 and 8 years. Data being collected include questionnaires for: sociodemographic, lifestyle, psychosocial (at 4-6 years only) and dietary (at 6-7 years only) factors; childhood morbidity and clinical outcomes; stool samples for parasites; blood samples for DNA, measurements of vaccine responses and other measures of immune function/inflammation; and anthropometrics. Allergen skin prick test reactivity is done from 2 years and measures of airway function and inflammation at 8 years.<br/>

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health > Dept of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
PubMed ID: 24990475
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1823807

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