Rafsanjan Birth Cohort

Health determinants and outcomes

Data on a wide range of determinants of health and outcomes will be collected as detailed in Table 2.

Table 2. Description of planned collected data.

Health determinants and outcomes covered by the project

1 Smoking, alcohol consumption, recreational drug use
2 Including syphilis, toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus infection, herpes simplex, hepatitis B & C, HIV, urinary track infections, vaginal GBS colonisation, and chorioamnionitis.
3 Including placenta praevia and placenta abruption
4 City and healthcare centre (or home)
5 Normal vaginal delivery, assisted vaginal delivery (induction, forceps, vacuum, amniotomy, and/or episiotomy), and caesarean section (elective, emergent, or during labour)
6 Stillbirth, maternal mortality, prolonged labour, haemorrhage, uterine atony, foetal distress, umbilical cord prolapse/compression, nuchal Cord, and meconium aspiration.
7 Analgesics/anaesthetics, antibiotics, beta2-simulators
8 Including length of gestation (days) and premature rupture of membranes
9 Birth weight, length, head circumference, and indications of IUGR.
10 Height, weight, skinfold, waist circumference, hip circumference, and bioelectrical impedance analysis
11 Lung function test (TLC, FEV1, FVC, FEV1/FVC)
12 Blood pressure and cardiac output
13 Iron-deficiency anaemia and G6PD deficiency