National Children's Study (NCS)
Status: Open to Enrollment
Start Date: Jan 01 2010
End Date: OPEN
The National Children's Study (NCS) is the largest research study of children's health and development in the history of the United States. 100,000 children will participate nationwide with 1250 participating from Salt Lake County. Because of the dramatic increases in children's health issues like obesity, diabetes, autism, asthma, learning disabilities and heart disease there is a tremendous need to know why more children have these problems today. The study will look at how our community, environment and genes act together to affect children both while they're young and when they become adults.
Pregnant mothers who live in certain geographic areas in Salt Lake County will be enrolled during their pregnancies. Their babies will be followed through pregnancy, birth, and for 21 years thereafter.
How Long Does the Study Run?
Before Birth to Age 21
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