Full descriptionIn order to assess the possible effects of lifestyle on fertility and pregnancy outcome, the PALS (Pregnancy and Lifestyle study) collected extensive data on a broad range of parameters termed 'lifestyle' from couples who were planning a natural (non-assisted) pregnancy in the coming months. There was no intervention. Participants were recruited over a six year period from 1988 to 1993 in response to extensive promotion in the local media. Male and female partners were interviewed independently and all interviews were conducted prospectively before the couple attempted to conceive. The result of each month of 'trying' was recorded and pregnancies were confirmed by urine tests and by ultrasound. The length of gestation of each pregnancy was recorded and pregnancies at term were classified with respect to weight. Multiple pregnancies and/or babies with congenital abnormalities have been excluded from the dataset. The data is stored as an xls file and each variable has a codename. For each of 582 couples there are 355 variables, the codes for which are described in a separate metadata file. The questionnaire based data includes information about households, occupation, chemical exposures at work and home, diet, smoking, alcohol use, hobbies, exercise and health. Recorded observations include monthly pregnancy tests and pregnancy outcomes.
Data time period: 06 1988 to 08 1993
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Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) | Expanding Knowledge | Expanding Knowledge | Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences | Health | Health -- Health - General -- Conception | Medical and Health Sciences | Obstetrics and Gynaecology | Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine | Reproductive System and Disorders | chemical exposure | diet | exercise | fertility | lifestyle | maternal age | miscarriage | occupational exposure | paternal age | reproduction | small for gestational age | spontaneous abortion |
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- Local : http://research.unisa.edu.au/dataset/96137