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Cohort Acronym
MyHeART

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Disease


Participant type
No diagnosis

Profile
Recruitment Period 2012 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 1,361  
Estimated Current Sample Size  
Age at Recruitment 13   
Gender Male and Female 
Abstract

The MyHeART study is longitudinal cohort study of 1361 schoolchildren (13-years old) attending 15 public secondary schools from the central (Kuala Lumpur and Selangor) and northern (Perak) regions of Peninsular Malaysia. The study used a stratified sampling design to select the study participants. Data collected at baseline included socio-economic, lifestyle (e.g. smoking, physical activity assessment, fitness assessment, seven-day diet history), and environmental information, anthropometric measurements, blood pressure, handgrip strength and bone mineral density. Blood samples for fasting blood glucose and lipid profiles, full blood count, renal profile, as well as bone profile and serum vitamin D were taken. This study cohort will be followed up again when participants turn 15, 17 and lastly, after a period of ten years (around the age of 27).

 
Country Malaysia 
Contact details
Institution name University of Malaya 
Principal Investiator (PI) Majid Abdul Hazreen 
Contact phone number  
Address Centre for Population Health (CePH) and Department of Social & Preventive Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia 
Funders (Core support)  

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: N/A
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Musculoskeletal
Biological samples: Blood
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Ethnic group, Family circumstances
Health service utilisation: N/A
 
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