Collected Dataset / ESTER Perinatal Dataset

ESTER Perinatal Dataset

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Associated study

Acronym ESTER
Name Preterm Birth and Early Life Programming of Adult Health and Disease
Study design Cohort
Number of very preterm (VPT) and/or very low birthweight (VLBW) births included in cohort (live & still births) 397
  • Finland


ESTER Cohort

The ESTER cohort is a population based cohort from Northern Finland. Participants were recruited between 1985 and 1989 either via the Northern Finland Birth Cohort 1986 (NFBC) for those born 1985-1986, or were born in the same geographical area in 1987-1989 and identified through the Finnish Medical Birth Register.

Data Collection Event

Perinatal Assessment

Perinatal data for those participants who were recruited through the Northern Finnish Birth Register 1986, were obtained from the cohort database, these data were originally collected from medical records. Corresponding data were collected for those recruited through the Finnish Medical Birth Register from their medical and maternal welfare clinic records.

Data were collected on maternal medical and obstetric history, conditions during pregnancy, maternal smoking during pregnancy, infant characteristics at birth, neonatal morbidity and medical treatment, respiratory support, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, and time to discharge from the NICU.