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Creation of a comprehensive health profile of children in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island and development of intra-provincial population-based birth cohorts

Category(s): Health
Status: Closed
Principal: Carole Tranchant
Project Number: P0014
Year Approved: 2017
Year Completed: 2021

Project Description

The Maritime Provinces experience a higher prevalence of obesity and chronic diseases than other Canadian provinces. Early interventions in expectant families and families with young children are a promising approach to promoting health and preventing or delaying the development of chronic disease.

However, evidence is often insufficient to assess the effectiveness of early years’ interventions. New Brunswick and P.E.I. have started to collect more data on infants, young children, and women in the perinatal period. This project uses these datasets to produce comprehensive provincial-level health profiles of young children and longitudinal projects with a focus on reducing obesity and chronic disease.