Offspring Cohort

The Offspring Study was initiated in 1971 when the need for establishing a prospective epidemiologic study of young adults was recognized. A sample of 5,124 men and women, consisting of the offspring of the Original Cohort and their spouses was recruited. Offspring Exam 8 began in March 2005 and concluded in January of 2008. Offspring Exam 9 is scheduled to begin in 2011.

AGE-SEX DISTRIBUTION AT ENTRY (1971)
Age <10 10-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-70 Totals
Men 0 126 543 789 694 293 38 2,483
Women 6 113 692 835 740 242 13 2,641
Totals 6 239 1,235 1,624 1,434 535 51 5,124