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Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases Etiology Research Center (CMERC) cohort: study protocol and results of the first 3 years of enrollment

 Jee-Seon Shim  ;  Bo Mi Song  ;  Jung Hyun Lee  ;  Seung Won Lee  ;  Ji Hye Park  ;  Dong Phil Choi  ;  Myung Ha Lee  ;  Kyoung Hwa Ha  ;  Dae Jung Kim  ;  Sungha Park  ;  Won-Woo Lee  ;  Hyeon Chang Kim 
 EPIDEMIOLOGY AND HEALTH, Vol.39 : 2017016, 2017 
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Adult ; Cardiovascular Diseases/diagnosis* ; Cardiovascular Diseases/etiology ; Cardiovascular Diseases/prevention & control* ; Female ; Health Status ; Health Surveys ; Humans ; Male ; Metabolic Diseases/complications* ; Middle Aged ; Population Surveillance ; Prospective Studies ; Risk Assessment/methods* ; Risk Factors
Cardiovascular diseases ; Cohort studies ; Korea ; Metabolic diseases
Although the etiologies of cardiovascular disease (CVD) are widely understood, the goal of finding a globally effective solution for preventing CVD is unrealistic. Therefore, we aimed to conduct a community-based prospective study on the prevention and management of CVD in Korean adults. This study was designed to recruit 8,000 healthy adults over the course of 5 years. The baseline assessment includes a wide range of established CVD risk factors, including demographic characteristics, medical history, health behaviors, psychological conditions, body size and composition, blood pressure, the augmentation index, carotid ultrasonography, an electrocardiogram, and biochemical indicators, as well as some novel factors, such as social network characteristics, exposure to environmental pollutants, inflammatory markers, hemostatic markers, and immunosenescence markers. Annual telephone interviews and follow-up health examinations at 5-year intervals after the baseline assessment are planned to collect information on changes in health status and its determinants. Additionally, indirect follow-up using secondary data sources will be conducted to obtain information on health services utilization and death. So far, more than 6,000 adults have been enrolled during the first three and a half years, and almost all participants have been tracked by annual telephone follow-up surveys. The data have been uploaded to iCReaT, the clinical research information management system of the Korea National Institute of Health.
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Kim, Hyeon Chang(김현창) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7867-1240
Park, Sung Ha(박성하) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5362-478X
Shim, Jee Seon(심지선) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8671-3153
Lee, Jung Hyun(이정현)
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