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The ATTICA Study

The ATTICA Study

Initiatives -
The objectives of the ATTICA study are: (a) to record the distribution of several bio-clinical CVD risk factors, in a sample of Greek adult men and women, (b) to explore the associations between these factors with several socio-economic, lifestyle and psychological characteristics, and (c) to evaluate the prognostic significance of these factors on the incidence of CVD through periodic follow-up examinations of the participants at 5 and 10 years.
Start Year
2001

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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof Demosthenes Panagiotakos
    Harokopio University

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
After the baseline, there were two follow-up examinations. In 2006, the ATTICA study’s investigators performed the intermediate 5-year follow-up and during 2011-12 they performed the 10-year follow-up.

Marker Paper

Pitsavos C, Panagiotakos DB, Chrysohoou C, Stefanadis C. Epidemiology of cardiovascular risk factors in Greece: aims, design and baseline characteristics of the ATTICA study. BMC Public Health, 2003; 3: 32-40.

PUBMED 14567760

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
3,042
Number of participants with biosamples
3,042

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Participants to the ATTICA study were all residing in the greater metropolitan Athens area (including 78% urban and 22% rural regions) at recruitment.
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
18
Maximum age
89
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Greece
Territory
Greater metropolitain athens area
Ethnic Origin
  • Greek
Health Status
  • Apparently healthy at entry (i.e., without CVD or cancer)

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
  • Participants from existing studies
General Population
  • Selected sample
Participants from existing studies

Number of participants

Number of participants
3,042
Number of participants with biosamples
3,042
Data Collection Events
# Name Description Start End
0 ATTICA - Baseline

All participants were interviewed by trained personnel who used a standard questionnaire. The examination was performed in the individuals’ home or workplace.

The baseline evaluation ...

2001-05 2002-12
1 ATTICA - Follow-up 1

In 2006, the participants were contacted in order to be examined by trained personnel, in regard to the development of CVD.

The investigators of the ATTICA study (i.e., physicians, ...

2006-01 2006-12
2 ATTICA - Follow-up 2

During 2011-12, the participants were contacted in order to be examined by trained personnel, in regard to the development of CVD.

The investigators of the ATTICA study (i.e., ...

2011-06 2012-06