Principal Investigator: Dr. Ali Ahmadi

- (Ph.D) – Epidemiologist - Modeling in Health Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran - aliahmadi2007@gmail.com

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 Approval date: 2015.3.14

 Starting date: November 2015

 Goals: To analyze risk factors, incidence rates, prevalence, trends, outcomes and the models of environmental and genetic determinants of Health, NCDs and their outcomes as well as interaction among such determinants

 Study population: Shahrekord cohort center was included people between the ages of 35 and 75 (both sexes), living in ten urban area in Shahrekord and ten rural area in Ardal district.

Sampling method and sample size: multistage, stratified cluster random sampling method. N=10078

 Data Collection: Questionnaires, check list, observation, interview

 Follow up Methods: Phone, Annual follow-ups (200,000 person-year) of the cohort were designed to be conducted up to 2036

 Main Exposures: a detailed demographic, socioeconomic, general health, quality of life, physical activity, anthropometric indexes, stress, health literacy, social capital, nutrition and eating habits, lifestyle, occupational history, living place, blindness, deafness, electrocardiography, lung capacities, blood pressure, sleep, smoking and alcohol, contact to animals, physical examinations and medical history, dental health, used drugs and supplements, glucose and lipid profiles.

 Outcomes: Incidence of common NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, gastrointestinal, respiratory, renal, hepatic, accidents, injury and neurological diseases, MS), trend of risk factors, hospitalization, disability, and death were considered the outcomes of the cohort.

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