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Population health bio-phenotypes in 11–12 year old children and their midlife parents: Growing Up in Australia’s Child Health CheckPoint

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DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030833 245.88 KB


In an ambitious undertaking, Growing Up in Australia’s Child Health CheckPoint streamlined and implemented wide-ranging population phenotypes and biosamples relevant to non-communicable diseases in nearly 1900 parent–child dyads throughout Australia at child aged 11–12 years. This BMJ Open Special Issue describes the methodology, epidemiology and parent–child concordance of 14 of these phenotypes, spanning cardiovascular, respiratory, bone, kidney, hearing and language, body composition, metabolic profiles, telomere length, sleep, physical activity, snack choice and health-related quality of life. The Special Issue also includes a cohort summary and study methodology paper.

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