Initiative / AGRICOH

A consortium of agricultural cohort studies

A consortium of agricultural cohort studies

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The objective of AGRICOH is to support and mantain collaboration and data sharing/pooling to research the association between agricultural exposures and different health outcomes, with emphasis on associations that involve rare exposures and/or health outcomes, and for which data pooling represents a significant gain in statistical power compared to analysis of individual cohorts.
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Investigators Contacts
  • agricoh@iarc.fr

General Information

Year created
2010
Types of cohorts
  • Population cohort
Countries
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Costa Rica
  • Denmark
  • France
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • South Korea
  • South Africa
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
Region
Setting
International
Funding
Financed by the US National Cancer Institute and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Criteria of cohort's to be included
All cohort study health outcomes in relation to environmental and occupational exposures in agricultural settings with the exception of three general population cohorts involving a large number of agricultural populations or oversampling individuals in agricultural areas.
Socio-environmental context
  • Air pollution
  • Environmental hazards

Participants

Number of participants

Total
1,300,000
With harmonized data
316,270

Age range of the samples

Minimum age
0
Maximum age
150

Methodology for harmonization and integration

Strategy of harmonization
Ex-post
Data processing methods
  • NA
  • Type of infrastructure
    NA
    Integrative data analysis
    • Meta-analyses
    • Pooled analyses
    Software
  • NA
  • Supplementary information
    Harmonization has been done for specific analyses.
    More information: El-Zaemey S, Schinasi LH, Ferro G, et al Animal farming and the risk of lymphohaematopoietic cancers: a meta-analysis of three cohort studies within the AGRICOH consortium Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2019;76:827-837.

    Number of cohorts

    Will more cohorts be harmonized?

    Access

    Availability of metadata
    Under request
    Availability of individual data

    Individual Studies

    Acronym Name Study design Participants Countries
    AGRICAN AGRICAN Patients' cohort 187,471
    AGRICOH-SouthAfrica_1-Occupational health women Occupational health needs of women working on small-scale and emerging farm Population cohort 911
    AHS Agricultural Health Study (AHS)private and commercial applicators-USA Population cohort 89,655
    Asthma and atopy in farmer's children and their parents Asthma and atopy in farmer's children and their parents Population cohort 5,616
    Asthma risk in babies born in farms Environmental exposures and asthma risk in babies born in farms Population cohort 700
    BALISTIC BALISTIC Population cohort 383
    BM3R (BPCO MSA 3 Régions) BM3R (BPCO MSA 3 Régions) Population cohort 5,095
    Cancer in the Norwegian agricultural population Cancer in the Norwegian agricultural population Population cohort 131,238
    CHAMACOS cohort CHAMACOS cohort Population cohort 800
    Farmers Health Study Farmers Health Study Population cohort 1,947
    FERMA FERMA Population cohort 504
    Franche-Comté Franche-Comté Population cohort 1,123
    Grain dust medical surveillance programme Grain dust medical surveillance programme Population cohort 20,831
    Infants and Environmental Health Infants and Environmental Health Population cohort 700
    KEOKUK County Rural Health KEOKUK County Rural Health Population cohort 3,002
    KMCC Korean Multi-center Cancer Cohort (KMCC) Population cohort 19,688
    MICASA Study MICASA Study Population cohort 843
    New Grain Workers’ Study New Grain Workers’ Study Population cohort 335
    Norway Farmer Cohort Norway Farmer Cohort Population cohort 8,482
    Pesticide exposure in emerging farmers Pesticide exposure in emerging farmers Population cohort 270
    Pesticides exposed workers Cohort Pesticides exposed workers Cohort (Cholinesterase surveillance program) Population cohort 14,092
    PHYTONER PHYTONER Population cohort 918
    PIPAH Prospective Investigation of Pesticide Applicators' Health (PIPAH ) Population cohort 5,731
    SUS Study SUS Study Cross-sectional 1,964
    The Janus Serum Biobank The Janus Serum Biobank Population cohort 316,951
    The Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Areas (MESA) Farm Cohort The Marshfield Epidemiologic Study Areas (MESA) Farm Cohort Population cohort 5,487
    MAUCO The Maule Cohort Population cohort 10,000
    Victorian grain farmers Cohort Victorian grain farmers Cohort Population cohort 1,102
    Next Generation Cohort of Agricultural Health Study Next Generation Cohort of Agricultural Health Study Population cohort 389,518