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NTNU LBW Life - NTNU Low Birth Weight in a Lifetime Perspective Study


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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof Kari Anne I. Evensen
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Prof. Eero Kajantie
    THL
  • Prof. em Marit Sæbø Indredavik
    NTNU
  • Prof. em. Ann-Mari Brubakk
    NTNU
  • Assoc. prof. Siri Weider
    NTNU
  • Prof. Asta Kristine Håberg
    NTNU
  • Researcher Tora Sund Morken
    NTNU
  • Prof Kari Anne I. Evensen
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Overview

Acronym
NTNU LBW Life
Start Year
1986
End Year
2029
Follow Up Is Ongoing
Year of Most Recent Data Collection
2014
New Data Collection planned?
Yes
Funding
Norwegian Research Council, The Liaison Committee for Education, Research and Innovation in Central Norway, The Joint Research Committee of St. Olavs hospital and Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, NTNU

Access

Access to external researchers or third parties provided or foreseen.

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Biosamples
Other access

Supplementary Information

Self-, parent-, teacher-report, diagnostic interviews, objective measurements: physical, motor, visual, cognitive and cerebral MRI

Study Design

Study design
Cohort
Number of Data Collection Events
8
Number of very preterm (VPT) and/or very low birthweight (VLBW) births included in cohort (live & still births)
121
Supplementary information about number of participants
88 infants survived

Marker Paper

Indredavik MS, Vik T, Evensen KAI, Skranes J, Taraldsen G, Brubakk A-M. Perinatal risk and psychiatric outcome in adolescents born preterm with very low birth weight or term small for gestational age. J Dev Behav Pediatr 2010;31(4):286-294.

PUBMED 20431402

Timeline

NTNU LBW Life Cohort

Selection Criteria
Countries
  • Norway
Geographical Area
Mid-Norway (Counties of South and North Trøndelag, Møre and Romsdal, City of Trondheim)
VPT/VLBW Group Inclusion Criteria
VLBW: All infants admitted to the NICU at St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital ≤ 1500 g.
Control Group Inclusion Criteria
All babies born at term with weight >10th percentile in the Trondheim region in 1986-1988. A 10% random sample was selected for follow up.
VPT/VLBW Group Exclusion Criteria
Congenital anomalies and syndromes.
Control Group Exclusion Criteria
Congenital anomalies and syndromes.
Data Collection Events
# Name Description Start End
0 Perinatal Assessment 1986 1988
1 1 Year Follow up 1989-04 1990-05
2 5 Year Follow Up 1992-05 1994-12
3 14 Year Follow Up 2000-11 2002-10
4 18 Year Follow Up 2006-02 2006-02
5 19 Year Follow Up 2006-08 2008-11
6 23 Year Follow Up 2009-02 2009-09
7 26 Year Follow Up 2013-06 2014-12