Kibbutzim Family study

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
EGAS00001002782 Other

Study Description

The Kibbutzim Family Study (KFS) was established in 1992 to investigate the environmental and genetic determinants of cardiometabolic risk factors and their change over time. The participants belong to large families living in close-knit communities, called “Kibbutzim”, in Northern Israel. The Kibbutz has been a communal settlement, which has created a relatively homogeneous environment for its members. Kibbutz members are mostly of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, with the remaining members belonging to other Jewish subgroups. Participants were recruited in two phases from six Kibbutzim. In the first recruitment phase of the study (1992–1993) 500 individuals from 80 extended families (range 2 to 43) were examined. During the second phase (1999–2000), all participants from the first phase were invited for repeat examinations (80% response rate) and additional new participants were recruited, giving a total of 922 individuals from 150 extended families (range 2 to 55). Families were invited to participate if they consisted of at least four individuals who (i) lived in the Kibbutz, ... (Show More)

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The Kibbutzim Family Study (KFS) aimed to investigate the environmental and genetic determinants of cardiometabolic traits (phenotype is LDL-C)
Illumina HumanCoreExome BeadChip array 901

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