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Cohort Acronym
JHS

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Disease


Participant type
No diagnosis

Profile
Recruitment Period 2000-2004 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 5,306  
Estimated Current Sample Size 0 to 4,999 
Age at Recruitment 35-84   
Gender Male and Female 
Abstract

The primary objective of the Jackson Heart Study is to investigate the causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in African Americans to learn how to best prevent this group of diseases in the future.

Specific objectives include:
• Identification of factors, which influence the development, and worsening of CVD in African Americans, with an emphasis on manifestations related to high blood pressure (such as remodeling of the left ventricle of the heart, coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, and disorders affecting the blood vessels of the kidney).
• Building research capabilities in minority institutions at the undergraduate and graduate level by developing partnerships between minority and majority institutions and enhancing participation of minority investigators in large-scale epidemiologic studies.
• Attracting minority students to and preparing them for careers in health sciences.

The Jackson Heart Study conducted three cohort examinations, an initial clinic examination from 2000 to 2004 (Exam1), followed by a second exam from 2005 to 2008 (Exam 2) and a final exam in 2009 to 2013 (Exam 3). Starting in 2001, participants have been contacted annually, and ascertainment of hospitalizations for cardiovascular events and deaths is ongoing.

 
Country USA 
Contact details
Institution name University of Mississippi 
Principal Investiator (PI) Professor Adolfo Correa 
Contact email jhsccrc@umc.edu; Acorrea@umc.edu 
Contact phone number 601-815-5775 
Address University of Mississippi Medical Center
Department of Medicine
Jackson
Mississippi, United States 
Funders (Core support) The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: N/A
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Hearing and Vision, Reproductive, Respiratory
Biological samples: Blood, Urine
Genotyping: Gene screening
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
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
 
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