The Upstate KIDS Study tracked the growth, motor, and social development of children to examine associations with parental medical conditions and characteristics, including infertility treatments, environmental, and other exposures. From 2008 to 2010, over 5,034 mothers and their 6,171 children born from the 57 counties of New York State (exclusive of New York City) joined this important study.
Questionnaires were collected from mothers when the children were 4, 8, 12, 18, 24, 30, and 36 months old. A subgroup of 600 infants was evaluated at 36-48 months for neurodevelopmental outcomes. In addition, with parental consent, residual dried blood samples were analyzed for inflammatory and environmental chemical biomarkers. The aim of the second follow-up period for children aged 7-10 was to evaluate cardio-metabolic risk factors and development. Parents received annual questionnaires and were invited for clinical exams and saliva collection programs.
Papers from Upstate KIDS
Environmental Exposures measured in Newborn Dried Blood Spots
- Analysis of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organochlorine pesticides in archived dried blood spots and its application to track temporal trends of environmental chemicals in newborns
- Temporal trends of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the blood of newborns from New York State during 1997 through 2011: analysis of dried blood spots from the newborn screening program
- Analysis of polyfluoroalkyl substances and bisphenol A in dried blood spots by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry
- Association between maternal smoking and interleukin-8 as measured with newborn dried blood spots in a U.S. birth cohort
- Concentrations of perfluoroalkyl substances and bisphenol A in newborn dried blood spots and the association with child behavior
Markers of Immune Function measured in Newborn Dried Bloodspots
Study Design and Methods
Early Childhood Growth and Development