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Cebu Longitudinal Health and Nutrition Sruvey


This project began in 1983-84 and followed all pregnant women in selected barangays (communities) in rural and urban Cebu. Both the pregnant women and births were followed leading to a birth cohort study as well as an intergenerational study. As of 2005, there are over 2000 mothers and about 2000 young adults that remain in the study. While the study began with a focus on nutrition and feeding, over the last 23 years the study has developed to include detailed information on employment, eductation, reproductive health, nutrition, growth, aging (for the mothers), mental health and domestic violence. Survey rounds have taken place in 1991, 1994, 1999, 2002, and 2005.