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The Korean Heart Study: rationale, objectives, protocol, and preliminary results for a new prospective cohort study of 430,920 men and women

 Sun Ha Jee  ;  G David Batty  ;  Yangsoo Jang  ;  Dong Joo Oh  ;  Byung-Hee Oh  ;  Sang Hoon Lee  ;  Seong-Wook Park  ;  Ki-Bae Seung  ;  Heejin Kimm  ;  Sang Yeun Kim  ;  Yejin Mok  ;  Hyon-Suk Kim  ;  Duk Chul Lee  ;  Sung Hee Choi  ;  Moon Jong Kim  ;  Gyu Jang Lee  ;  Jidong Sung  ;  BeLong Cho  ;  Eung Soo Kim  ;  Byung-Yeon Yu  ;  Tae-Yong Lee  ;  Jong Sung Kim  ;  Yong-Jin Lee  ;  Jang-Kyun Oh  ;  Sung Hi Kim  ;  Jong-Ku Park  ;  Sang Baek Koh  ;  Sat Byul Park  ;  Soon Young Lee  ;  Cheol-In Yoo  ;  Moon Chan Kim  ;  Hong-Kyu Kim  ;  Joo-sung Park  ;  Young Duk Yun  ;  Soo Jin Baek  ;  Jonathan M Samet  ;  Mark Woodward 
 European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, Vol.21(12) : 1484-1492, 2014 
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 European Journal of Preventive Cardiology 
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BACKGROUND: To describe the rationale, objectives, protocol, and preliminary results for a new prospective cohort study of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in South Korea. METHODS: Study members were recruited from participants in routine health assessments at health promotion centres across South Korea. Established and emerging CVD risk factors were measured. Eighteen centres holding electronic health records agreed to linkage of participants' records to future health insurance claims for monitoring of disease events. The recruitment of 430,920 participants (266,782 men, 164,138 women), aged 30-74 years, provides broad geographical reach across South Korea. RESULTS: Risk factor prevalence was more favourable in women than men, and, in general, in the younger rather than older study members. There was also close similarity between the characteristics of the present sample and the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. The expected associations between risk factors and both CVD and death were also apparent. CONCLUSIONS: Data from the present sample, based on data linkage, show close agreement with South Korea-wide surveys (for risk factor prevalence) and the extant literature (for risk factor associations). These findings gives confidence in future results anticipated from this cohort study of east Asians - a group that has been traditionally under-researched.
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김현숙(Kim, Hyon Suk) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5662-7740
김희진(Kimm, Heejin) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4526-0570
목예진(Mok, Ye Jin)
이덕철(Lee, Duk Chul) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9166-1813
장양수(Jang, Yang Soo) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2169-3112
지선하(Jee, Sun Ha) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9519-3068
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