Cohort Profile: The Namwon Study and the Dong-gu Study.

Kweon SS, Shin MH, Jeong SK, Nam HS, Lee YH, Park KS, Ryu SY, Choi SW, Kim BH, Rhee JA, Zheng W, Choi JS
Int J Epidemiol. 2014 43 (2): 558-67

PMID: 23505254 · DOI:10.1093/ije/dys244

These two cohorts were designed to examine the increasing burden of chronic diseases among Korean populations. The studies investigated determinants for stroke, osteoporosis, dementia and cancer among middle-aged and elderly Korean populations. The Namwon Study baseline survey was performed between 2004 and 2007 (n = 10 667), and followed up 4 years later (n = 8157, follow-up rate = 76.5%). The baseline survey of the Dong-gu Study was administered over 2007-2010 (n = 9260), and will be followed up between 2014 and 2015. Questionnaires included assessment of cognitive function, psychiatric health and lifestyle factors. Clinical examinations, biochemical tests and genotyping focused on evaluating the determinants of target diseases and their intermediate phenotypes. Potential collaborators will be invited to contact the chief investigators.

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Aged Age Distribution Chronic Disease Cohort Studies Cost of Illness Female Humans Male Middle Aged Republic of Korea Rural Health Sex Distribution Surveys and Questionnaires Urban Health

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