Rafsanjan Birth Cohort

Conceptual framework

We will collect data on both “determinants of health” and “health outcomes”. Our evaluation of the “determinants of health” will encompass all three domains defined by WHO: socioeconomic environment, physical environment, and individual characteristics and behaviours (Figure 1). As described below, for each domain we will collect data on a number of sub-domains which, based on available literature, can be relevant to pregnancy outcomes, child mental and physical development, and early- and late-onset chronic non-communicable diseases.

Figure 1. Health determinants and outcomes covered by the project.

Health determinants and outcomes covered by the project