Cohort Profile: the international childhood cardiovascular cohort (i3C) consortium.
Dwyer T., Sun C., Magnussen CG., Raitakari OT., Schork NJ., Venn A., Burns TL., Juonala M., Steinberger J., Sinaiko AR., Prineas RJ., Davis PH., Woo JG., Morrison JA., Daniels SR., Chen W., Srinivasan SR., Viikari JS., Berenson GS.
This is a consortium of large children's cohorts that contain measurements of major cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in childhood and had the ability to follow those cohorts into adulthood. The purpose of this consortium is to enable the pooling of data to increase power, most importantly for the follow-up of CVD events in adulthood. Within the consortium, we hope to be able to obtain data on the independent effects of childhood and early adult levels of CVD risk factors on subsequent CVD occurrence.