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Mexican Teachers' Cohort (Estudio de Salud de las Maestras or ESMaestras)

Mexican Teachers' Cohort (Estudio de Salud de las Maestras or ESMaestras)

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Start Year
The American Institute for Cancer Research, the National Council on Science and Technology (Mexico), the Mexican Ministry of Health, the Mexican Ministry of Education, the Social Security and Services Institute for the Employees of the State (ISSSTE), Avon and AstraZeneca.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Dalia Stern
    National Insitute of Public Health
  • Dr. Martin Lajous
    National Institute of Public Health


Follow Up
The presence of the studied factors is assessed every 3 years through a comprehensive self-reported questionnaire; the first follow-up questionnaire was done in 2011-2014, the second follow-up questionnaire was done in 2014-2017 and the third 2017-2020.

Marker Paper

Lajous M, Ortiz-Panozo E, Monge A, Santoyo-Vistrain R, García-Anaya A, Yunes-Díaz E, Rice MS, Blanco M, Hernández-Ávila M, Willett WC, Romieu I, López-Ridaura R. Cohort Profile: The Mexican Teachers' Cohort (MTC). Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 1;46(2):e10. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv123.

PUBMED 26337903

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Supplementary Information
Mexican teachers


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