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Title: Perinatal Database Registry chart abstraction validation report
Author: MacIntyre, Elaina; Linnegar, Michelle; Lencar, Cornel; Brauer, Michael; Demers, Paul; Ostry, Aleck
Subject Keywords community environmental health
Issue Date: 2006-06-15
Publicly Available in cIRcle 2008-06-09
Abstract: Part of the Border Air Quality Study is the linking of a birth cohort, consisting of all children born in the Georgia Air Basin of British Columbia during 1999-2002, with residential air pollution exposure histories beginning at conception. The goal of this study is to determine the impact of air pollution on various health outcomes (adverse birth outcomes, bronchiolitis, otitis media, bronchitis, and asthma) during prenatal and early childhood development. The birth cohort has been linked to the BC Perinatal Database Registry. This report describes a chart abstraction study, conducted at BC Women and Children’s Hospital, to determine the consistency of key information on maternal risk factor data and to asses the reliability of data coding from patient hospital charts and prenatal care into the perinatal database. BC Women and Children's Hospital was selected for the chart review because it has the largest number of births in the province (approximately 7,000/year).
Affiliation: Environmental Health (SOEH), School ofHealth and Environment Research (CHER), Centre forOccupational and Environmental Hygiene, School of
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2429/873
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