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Cohort Acronym
EPIPorto

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Disease


Participant type


Profile
Recruitment Period 1999-2003 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 2,485  
Estimated Current Sample Size  
Age at Recruitment 18-92   
Gender Male and Female 
Abstract

The EPIPorto study is a landmark in epidemiological research in Portugal. It is a population-based cohort study, ongoing for over 15 years, with the main aim of assessing the determinants of health in the adult population of Porto. For this purpose we randomly selected 2485 persons, who have been repeatedly evaluated over time.

Participants were invited to visit the study centre to answer a questionnaire on social, demographic and behavioural characteristics, and their clinical history. Additionally, objective measurements were made, including blood tests, blood pressure, weight and height, electrocardiogram, evaluation of lung function and bone mineral density. The participants’ address was georeferenced, allowing the analysis of the spatial distribution of health states and events in the city. Subgroups of the cohort at the baseline evaluation were used as controls in case-control studies namely on myocardial infarction and gastric cancer.

 
Country Portugal 
Contact details
Institution name ISPUP - Public Health Institute of the University of Porto 
Principal Investiator (PI) Henrique Barros 
Contact email hbarros@med.up.pt 
Contact phone number +351 222 061 820 
Address EPIUnit, Institute of Public Health, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal 
Funders (Core support) Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Foundation for Science and Technology) 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Musculoskeletal, Reproductive, Respiratory
Biological samples: Blood
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Informal support, Martial status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
 
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