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The Epidemiologist's Dream: Denmark

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Science  11 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5630, pp. 163
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5630.163

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Epidemiologists in Denmark finished enrolling a cohort of 100,000 pregnant women into a mother-and-child research project last September and expect to finish collecting data from the children over the next year. The entire survey--which is large for this country of 70,000 annual births--is to be completed in 2005 for about $15 million, a tiny fraction of what the cost would be in the United States.