3. Variables/factors assessed

  • Maternal demographics - age, education, employment, marital status, income
  • Maternal lifestyle - cigarette and alcohol consumption, pre-pregnancy physical activity
  • Maternal mental health and dyadic adjustment - depression, anxiety, stress, life events, marital conflict
  • Maternal child rearing - attitudes to newborns, mother-child interactions, parenting and discipline style
  • Maternal health over the lifecourse
  • Problem behaviours over the lifecourse
  • Substance use and misuse (alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs)
  • Pregnancy outcomes of the cohort children
  • Mental health of mothers and cohort children
  • Health and behaviour at critical time points across the life course: childhood (6 months and 5 years), early adolescence (14 years), emerging adulthood (21 years) and early adulthood (30 years).