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Rationale and design of South Asian Birth Cohort (START): a Canada-India collaborative study

  • Sonia S Anand1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Anil Vasudevan5,
  • Milan Gupta1, 4,
  • Katherine Morrison1, 3,
  • Anura Kurpad5,
  • Koon K Teo1, 3,
  • Krishnamachari Srinivasan5 and
  • The START Cohort Study Investigators
BMC Public Health201313:79

Received: 5 October 2012

Accepted: 18 October 2012

Published: 28 January 2013

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5 Oct 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
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15 Oct 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
18 Oct 2012 Editorially accepted
28 Jan 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-79

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Authors’ Affiliations

McMaster University
Population Genomics Program, Chanchlani Research Centre, McMaster University
Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences and McMaster University
Canadian Cardiovascular Research Network
St John’s Research Institute and St. John’s Medical College