This section outlines two case studies illustrating some of the harmonisation concepts described on the general data harmonisation page. The first example is from the InterConnect consortium, which has used existing data from different study cohorts across the world. The second example is a simulation of harmonisation using validation data. Further case studies are available on the corresponding diet (case study 1) and anthropometry (case study 4) harmonisation pages.

CASE STUDY 4: Algorithm development for harmonisation of percentage body fat at birth target variable for InterConnect exemplar study: Association between physical activity during pregnancy and anthropometry of the offspring

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