Collected Dataset / BLS 13y HUI Dataset

BLS 13y HUI Dataset

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Associated study

Acronym BEST/BLS
Name Bavarian Longitudinal Study Cohort
Study design Cohort
Number of very preterm (VPT) and/or very low birthweight (VLBW) births included in cohort (live & still births) 682
  • Germany


Bavarian Longitudinal Study Cohort

The BLS started off as a geographically whole population study of infants admitted to neonatal special care in South Bavaria (Germany). The children and their families were recruited from 16 children’s hospitals, including 153 neonatal units.

Data Collection Event

12-13 year Follow Up

At 12/13 years of age, parents of the participants completed a number of postal questionnaires to collect information on socioeconomic status, living conditions, school reports, bullying, emotional problems (Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire; SDQ), self-esteem, health related quality of life (Health Utilities Index; HUI), school success, and anthropometric measurements (height, weight, and head, waist and hip circumference) of the participant.