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A MATERNALLY LINKED DATA SET WITH ANALYTIC AIDS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
60716
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
HD035785
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ANALYTICAL SCIENCES, INC.
ANALYTICAL SCIENCES, INC. 2605 MERIDIAN PKY, STE 200 DURHAM, NC 27713
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A MATERNALLY LINKED DATA SET WITH ANALYTIC AIDS
Agency: HHS
Contract: 2R44HD035785-02A1
Award Amount: $750,000.00
 

Abstract:

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The goal of this project is to improve the health of women and infants by enabling crucial research in areas such as SIDS, insufficient or excessive maternal weight gain, short interpregnancy intervals, and birth defects. Advances in understanding the causes and prevention of these and other problems require studies that include more than one pregnancy/birth for a given woman. The only viable source of data for such studies of reproductive history is birth records. However, birth records will not currently support such research because they do not contain unique maternal IDs and cannot be grouped by the mother. We will create a maternally linked data set for thirteen years of birth records for the eight southeastern states in Federal Region IV (9 million records), which has the worst perinatal outcomes in the country. The demographic and geographic diversity of this population and the large sample size will allow investigation of a broad range of pressing maternal and infant health issues. A public-use file of the linked records will be marketed to investigators at universities and similar institutions. We will develop advanced quantitative methods for maternally linked data, which will be included as analytic aids in the documentation for the file.

Principal Investigator:

Jack L. Leiss
9195448500
JLEISS@ASCIENCES.COM

Business Contact:

Gerry Schuetz
9195448500
GSCHUETZ@ASCIENCES.COM
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANALYTICAL SCIENCES, INC.
ANALYTICAL SCIENCES, INC. 2605 MERIDIAN PKY, STE 200 DURHAM, NC 27713

EIN/Tax ID: 562003869
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No