The beginning About 14, 500 pregnant women About 12,000 new born babies were measured
Children in Focus (CiF)
Observations Blood –Glucose, haemoglobin,lipids & cotinine samples –DNA samples Urine and Hair –Chlamydia/gonorrhoea tests on behalf of the National Chlamydia Screening Programme Blood pressure and pulse rate
Anthropometry height, weight, body fat, scoliosis a whole body scan and a hip DXA scan A pQCT scan of the lower leg
Computerised questionnaire mental health (depression) substance use (tobacco, alcohol & drugs) Gambling DCSF Interviews PLIKS and CSQ N Back, Probability and Go No-Go
Questionnaires on chronic pain, life events and fractures dental health questionnaire to take home and send back by post in ALSPAC packaging girls are given a questionnaire about their cycle, the date of the first day of their last period and contraception.
Scans carotid artery in the neck liver heart Monitors activity monitor (G-Force) blood pressure
Mothers Observations –DXA scan for fat & lean mass and bone density –Carotid intima media thickness –Blood pressure –Height, weight, waist, hip and head circumference –Fasting blood samples (funds to complete assays on fasting glucose, insulin, pro-insulin, lipids and to store serum)