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The Pregnancy Environment and Lifestyle Study (PETALS): a population-based longitudinal multi-racial birth cohort

BMC Pregnancy and ChildbirthBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:122

Received: 11 January 2017

Accepted: 6 April 2017

Published: 17 April 2017

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Original Submission
11 Jan 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
16 Jan 2017 Author responded Author comments - Yeyi Zhu
Resubmission - Version 2
16 Jan 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
6 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
17 Apr 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12884-017-1301-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, USA