Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE): Causal Variants Across the Life Course (CALiCo): Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC)

Study ID Alternative Stable ID Type
phs000223 Longitudinal

Study Description

The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC), sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), is a prospective epidemiologic study conducted in four U.S. communities. ARIC is designed to investigate the etiology and natural history of atherosclerosis, the etiology of clinical atherosclerotic diseases, and variation in cardiovascular risk factors, medical care and disease by race, gender, location, and date. ARIC includes a Cohort Component and a Community Surveillance Component. Cohort enrollment began in 1987. Each ARIC field center randomly selected and recruited a sample of approximately 4,000 individuals aged 45-64 from a defined population in their community. A total of 15,792 participants received an extensive examination, including medical, social, and demographic data. These participants were reexamined every three years with the first screen (baseline) occurring in 1987-89, the second in 1990-92, the third in 1993-95, and the fourth and last exam wastook place in 1996-98. Follow-up occurs yearly byA fifth cohort ... (Show More)

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dbGaP phs000223

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