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A systematic review of birth and pre-birth cohort studies


The aim of this research project was to conduct a systematic review of Australian and international pre-birth/birth cohort protocol methods of implementation, initiation and recruitment to inform the First 1000 Days Australia Multigenerational Family Environment Study.

First 1000 Days Australia is establishing an Australia-wide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Multigenerational Family Environment Study by recruiting pregnant women and their families, and following the babies' progress until two years of age. It aims to characterise the family environments and measure family aspirations, health and wellbeing in the context of strategies being implemented under the auspice of First 1000 Days Australia.