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MOBAND Study of Cerebral Palsy

Epidemiology Branch

The MOBAND (MOthers and BAbies in Norway and Denmark) Study of Cerebral Palsy is the first major study to combine the rich data resources of MoBa (the Norwegian Mothers and Babies Study) and DNBC (the Danish National Birth Cohort study) for an in-depth look at an important childhood illness. These two cohorts of 100,000 babies each were established in the late 1990s and 2000s. By linking these birth cohorts to the national cerebral palsy registries and other health registries in both countries, we expect to identify nearly 400 cases of cerebral palsy. This study will pursue hypotheses related to prenatal origins of cerebral palsy including maternal exposures in pregnancy. Study data include information collected from the mothers during pregnancy as well as biological samples collected during pregnancy and at delivery.


Principal Investigator

Allen J. Wilcox, Principal Investigator
Tel (919) 541-4660

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