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The National Children's Study
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Tyra Pendergrass
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(203) 764-9387
Early Childhood, Youth
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The National Children’s Study is the largest research study of children’s health and the environment ever conducted in the United States. The Study will look at how behaviors, environment, and biology contribute to our children’s health and development. The National Children’s Study will involve 100,000 children across the United States, following them from birth until the age of 21.

The goal of the Study is to improve the health and well-being of children and contribute to understanding the role various factors have on health and disease. Data from the Study may inform research into many conditions such as, but not limited to, birth defects and pregnancy-related problems; injuries; asthma; obesity; diabetes; and behavior, learning, and mental health disorders. Findings from the Study will benefit all Americans by providing researchers, health care providers, and public health officials with information from which to develop prevention strategies and health and safety guidelines, as well as to guide future research.

For the Study, “environment” is broadly defined. The National Children’s Study will measure:
• Living conditions and housing: air quality, dust, pet allergens, lead levels
• Family and social experiences: child care, alcohol use, family resources
• Community characteristics: neighborhood safety, access to health care
• Activity and diet: sports, food additives, in-home vs. takeout meals

Families who participate in the National Children’s Study will come from 105 Study locations (counties or groups of counties) across the United States. All locations were selected using a scientifically based method to ensure children and families across the nation—from diverse ethnic, racial, economic, religious, geographic, and social groups—are included in the Study.
In Connecticut, pregnant women and their children will be recruited from both New Haven County and Litchfield County to take part in The National Children’s Study. Yale University Center for Perinatal, Pediatric, and Environmental Epidemiology (CPPEE) will coordinate the National Children’s Study for both counties.

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