Early Exposure to Lead and Adult Antisocial Outcomes

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 2, 2006
Last Update Posted : November 18, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Brief Summary:
Prior research indicates a link between early lead exposure and risk for delinquent behavior. In this study, we follow a large birth cohort from the Cincinnati Lead Study into early adulthood to determine whether this increased risk persists. Outcome measures include official arrest records, diagnoses of Substance Abuse Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder, self-report of delinquent behavior, and a psychopathy scale. Predictors include pre-natal and post-natal blood lead levels. Multivariate statistical methods will control for potential confounders/covariates.

Condition or disease
Lead Poisoning

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 225 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Study Start Date : November 2001
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Lead Exposure and Antisocial Behavior [ Time Frame: Prenatal (1-2 trimester) and postnatal on a quarterly and bi-annual basis (until 6.5 years) ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Pregnant women were recruited from four prenatal clinics in Cincinnati, Ohio if they resided in areas of the city with a high concentration of older, lead-contaminated housing

Inclusion Criteria: (1) Part of original CLS birth cohort -

Exclusion Criteria: (1) Moved out of geographic area

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00285610

United States, Ohio
Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States, 45229
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Principal Investigator: M. Douglas Ris, Ph.D. Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati

Responsible Party: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Identifier: NCT00285610     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11261-CP-003
First Posted: February 2, 2006    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 18, 2014
Last Verified: November 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lead Poisoning
Chemically-Induced Disorders