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NCS Releases Vanguard Study Recruitment Overview

February 2014 NCS Data Brief

The National Children’s Study (NCS) has released a Data Brief providing analysis of recruitment approaches from three phases of its pilot Vanguard Study: the Initial Vanguard Study phase, the Alternate Recruitment Sub-study, and the Provider-Based Sampling Sub-study.


More information on this Data Brief.​


Data Used to Study Iodine Levels in Pregnant Women

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​National Children’s Study (NCS) researchers recently published a report in the journal, Thyroid, that noted low levels of iodine in pregnant women.


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Placenta Studies

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Because scientists believe the placenta is so important to development and can provide important information about the environment of the fetus, the National Children’s Study (NCS) has collected, stored, and analyzed placentas from women in the Vanguard Study.

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