OPEN Research Support

Christine Stabell Benn
OPEN Open Patient data Explorative Network, OUH Odense

Projekt styring
Projekt status    Sampling ongoing
Data indsamlingsdatoer
Start 30.05.2017  
Slut 31.12.2030  

BCG vaccination and morbidity

Short summary

This study follow children who participated in a randomised trial of BCG at birth for later morbidity in Danish registries.


Studies from low-income countries have found that BCG vaccination is associated with lower mortality not related to the specific protection against tuberculosis. The main purpose of this study is to investigate if BCG vaccination shortly after birth is associated with morbidity among Danish children.

Description of the cohort

The primary population is 4262 children born 2012-2013 and randomized to BCG vaccination shortly after birth.

Data and biological material

We link the data from the original randomized trial with data from Danish registers on morbidity collected in the Danish National Patient Registry and Prescription Registry.