• Cohort, name
    Wheezing Illnesses Study in LEidsche Rijn

    Cohort, abbreviation
    WHISTLER

    Cohort, country
    Netherlands (Nederland)

    Cohort, website
    http://www.lrgp.nl/

    Key reference
    Katier N, Uiterwaal CS, de Jong BM, Kimpen JL, Verheij TJ, Grobbee DE, Brunekreef B, Numans ME, van der Ent CK; Wheezing Illnesses Study Leidsche Rijn Study Group. The Wheezing Illnesses Study Leidsche Rijn (WHISTLER): rationale and design. Eur J Epidemiol. 2004;19(9):895-903.

    Date of filling in this questionnaire:
    2011-11-08

  • Principal investigator(s), name
    Gerdien Dalmeijer

    Principal investigator(s), e-mail address
    G.W.Dalmeijer@umcutrecht.nl

    Principal investigator(s), institution
    Julius Center & Wilhelmina Chiildren's Hospital, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

    Contact person(s), institution address
    Julius Center, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • Main aim of cohort
    Find early determinants of cardio-respiratory development in childhood

    Recruited number of:
    2500 children / 1000 mothers / 1000 fathers / 0 grand parents / 0 other family members

    Approximate proportion of source population included
    80

    Source population
    Region-based

  • Period of enrollment
    Start: 2003-09-01, End: 2011-11-08

    Enrollment period
    At birth  to

    Enrollment criteria, please specify
    All healthy newborns in the district of Leidsche Rijn, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Exclusion criteria, please specify
    gestational age <36 wks, congenital disease, admissions for respiratory disease

    Planned age of children at end of follow-up
General information ---------- Child age (years) at assessment ----------
<1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Home address
School address
Birth outcomes
Birth weightX
Birth lengthX
Gestational age at birthX
Apgar scoreX
Congenital malformationsX
Stillbirth (>= 22 weeks)
Child’s sexX
Head circumference
Biparietal diameter
Child exposures ---------- Child age (years) at assessment ----------
<1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Breast feedingXXXX
DietX
Dietary supplements
Childcare attendanceX
Active smoking
Passive smokingX
Alcohol consumption
Physical activityX
Substance use
Medicine intakeX
VaccinationsXX
Psychological distress (e.g. bullying)
Air pollution
Access to green spaces
Built environment
Noise
Radiation, electromagnetic fields
Water contamination
Pets
Farm animal exposure
Biomarkers of exposure
Mercury
Lead
Cadmium
Arsenic
Other metals
Polychlorinated biphenyl esters
Dicloro difenil tricloroetano
Hexachlorobenzene
Brominated flame retardants
Perflouralkyl compounds
Bisphenol A
Other bisphenols
Parabens
Benzophenones
Triclosan
Phthalates
Cotinine
Child development and health ---------- Child age (years) at assessment ----------
<1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Anthropometry
WeightXX
HeightXX
Head circumferenceX
Abdominal circumference
Arm circumference
Wrist circumference
Waist circumference
Clinical examinations
Blood pressureXXX
Carotida intima media thickness
Pulse wave velocity
Cardiac ultrasound
Renal ultrasound
Brain MRI
Other MRI
DEXA‐scan results
Skin folds
Bio impedence
Oscilometry
Spirometry
Skin prick test
Bronchial challenge test
Reversibility test
Dental observations
Mental and neurological development
Cognitive function
School performance
Language
ADHD
Autism
Sleep disturbances
Mental health
Respiratory health
Asthma
Allergy
Allergic rhinitis
Eczema
Respiratory tract infections
Senses
Vision
Hearing
Musculo-skeletal health
Back pain
Neck pain
Growing pains
Sexual maturation
Tanner stage
Pubertal development stage
Age at menarche
Age at voice change
2D/4D digit ratio
Nocturnal ejaculation
Acne
Other health outcomes
Cancer
Diabetes
Congenital anomalies
Biomarkers of health
Nephrology (e.g. creatinine, albumin)
Thyroid hormones
Inflammatory markers (e.g. C-reactive protein cytokines)
Immunologic markers (e.g. immunoglobulines)
Cortisol
Vitamines and micronutrients
Gonadal axis hormones (e.g. testosterone, estradiol)
Metabolism (e.g. cholesterol, LDL, HDL, insulin, triglycerides)
Metabolomics
DNA methylation
Transcriptomics (mRNA, miRNA)
Genome-wide association study (GWAS)
Child biological samples ---------- Child age (years) at sampling ----------
At birth 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Whole blood
Serum
Plasma
Buffy coat
Urine
Hair
Teeth
Nails
Saliva
Purified DNA
Purified RNA
Red blood cells
Umbilical cord blood/tissue
Blood smear
Faeces/meconium
Exhaled breathe condensate
Sputum induction
Placenta
General information
Pre-pregnancy During pregnancy <1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
EducationX
IncomeX
Employment status
Job title
Single parenthoodX
Home address
Work address
Maternal characteristics related to the index pregnancy/child
Age at birthX
EthnicityX
Country of birth
Planned pregnancy
Time to pregnancy
Fertility treatment
Prior spontaneous abortion (<22w)
Prior births
Ultrasound measurements
Doppler measurements
PreeclampsiaX
Gestational diabetes
Gestational hypertension
Gestational durationX
Mode of deliveryX
Prenatal diagnosticsX
Medical termination of pregnancy
Maternal Exposures ---------- Timing of assessment ----------
Pre-pregnancy First trimester Second trimester Third trimester Post pregnancy
Diet
Dietary supplementsXXXXX
Active smokingXXXXX
Passive smokingXXXXX
Alcohol consumptionX
Physical activityX
Substance useX
Medicine intakeX
Coffee drinkingX
Psychological distress (e.g. life-events, health behaviors, perceived stress)X
Occupational exposuresX
Heavy liftsX
Work hours
Air pollutionX
Access to green spaces
Built environment
Noise
Radiation, electromagnetic fields
Water contaminationX
Binge drinkingX
Pets
Farm animal exposure
Biomarkers of exposure
Mercury
Lead
Cadmium
Arsenic
Other metals
Polychlorinated biphenyl esters
Dicloro difenil tricloroetano
Hexachlorobenzene
Brominated flame retardants
Perflouralkyl compounds
Bisphenol A
Other bisphenols
Parabens
Benzophenones
Triclosan
Phthalates
Cotinine
Maternal health ---------- Timing of assessment ----------
Pre-pregnancy First trimester Second trimester Third trimester Post pregnancy
Anthropometry
WeightX
HeightX
Waist circumference
Clinical examinations
Blood pressureX
Carotida intima media thickness
Pulse wave velocity
DEXA scans
Bioimpedence
Mental and neurological development
Mental healthX
Cognitive function (e.g. intelligence quotient)
Respiratory health
Asthma
Allergy
Musculo‐skeletal diseaseX
Back pain
Neck pain
Arthritis
Other health outcomes
CancerX
DiabetesX
Cardio‐vascular diseaseX
Family history of chronic disease
Infectious diseaseXXXXX
FeverX
Autoimmune diseaseX
Urinary symptoms
Sexual problems
Sleep disturbance
Biomarkers of health
Nephrology (e.g. creatinine, albumin)
Thyroid hormones
Inflammatory markers (e.g. C-reactive protein cytokines)
Immunologic markers (e.g. immunoglobulines)
Cortisol
Vitamines and micronutrients
Gonadal axis hormones (e.g. testosterone, estradiol)
Metabolism (e.g. cholesterol, LDL, HDL, insulin, triglycerides)
Metabolomics
DNA methylation
Transcriptomics (mRNA, miRNA)
Genome-wide association study (GWAS)
Maternal biological samples ---------- Timing of sampling ----------
Pre-pregnancy First trimester Second trimester Third trimester Post pregnancy
Breast milk
Whole blood
Serum
Plasma
Buffy coat
Urine
Hair
Nails
Saliva
Purified DNA
Purified RNA
Red blood cells
Faeces
General information
Pre-pregnancy During pregnancy <1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
EducationX
IncomeX
Employment status
Job title
Single parenthood
Home address
Work address
Paternal characteristics related to the index pregnancy/child
Fertility treatment
Age at child's birthX
EthnicityX
Country of birth
Paternal exposures ---------- Timing of assessment ----------
Pre-pregnancy During pregnancy Post pregnancy
DietX
Dietary supplements
Active smokingXXX
Passive smokingXXX
Alcohol consumptionX
Physical activityX
Substance useX
Medicine intake
Coffee drinking
Psychological distress (e.g. life-events, health behaviors, perceived stress)X
Occupational exposuresX
Heavy lifts
Work hours
Air pollution
Access to green spaces
Built environment
Noise
Radiation, electromagnetic fields
Water contamination
Binge drinking
Pets
Farm animal exposure
Biomarkers of exposure
Mercury
Lead
Cadmium
Arsenic
Other metals
Polychlorinated biphenyl esters
Dicloro difenil tricloroetano
Hexachlorobenzene
Brominated flame retardants
Perflouralkyl compounds
Bisphenol A
Other bisphenols
Parabens
Benzophenones
Triclosan
Phthalates
Cotinine
Paternal health ---------- Timing of assessment ----------
Pre-pregnancy During pregnancy Post pregnancy
Anthropometry
WeightX
HeightX
Waist circumference
Clinical examinations
Blood pressureX
Carotida intima media thickness
Pulse wave velocity
DEXA scans
Bio impedence
Mental and neurological development
Mental healthX
Cognitive function (e.g. intelligence quotient)
Respiratory health
Asthma
Allergy
Musculo‐skeletal diseaseX
Back pain
Neck pain
Arthritis
Other health outcomes
CancerX
DiabetesX
Cardio‐vascular diseaseX
Family history of chronic disease
Infectious diseaseX
Fever
Autoimmune diseaseX
Urinary symptoms
Sexual problems
Sleep disturbance
Biomarkers of health
Nephrology (e.g. creatinine, albumin)
Thyroid hormones
Inflammatory markers (e.g. C-reactive protein cytokines)
Immunologic markers (e.g. immunoglobulines)
Cortisol
Vitamines and micronutrients
Gonadal axis hormones (e.g. testosterone, estradiol)
Metabolism (e.g. cholesterol, LDL, HDL, insulin, triglycerides)
Metabolomics
DNA methylation
Transcriptomics (mRNA, miRNA)
Genome-wide association study (GWAS)
Paternal biological samples ---------- Timing of sampling ----------
Pre-pregnancy During pregnancy Post pregnancy
Semen
Whole blood
Serum
Plasma
Buffy coat
Urine
Hair
Nails
Saliva
Purified DNA
Purified RNA
Red blood cells
Faeces
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