Individual Study / HCHS

Hamburg City Health Study

Hamburg City Health Study

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Initiatives -
Start Year
Innovative medicine initiative (IMI) under Grant No. 116074, by the Fondation Leducq under Grant Number 16 CVD 03, by the euCanSHare Grant Agreement No. 825903-euCanSHare H2020 and the DFG under project Grant TH1106/5-1; AA93/2-1.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Stephan Blakenberg
    University Heart and Vascular Center


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
From May 08, 2015 until January, 31 2016 1800 volunteers in the age group 18–85 were recruited by a commercial campaign in the leading newspaper from Hamburg and took part to validate the invitation process and train the study nurses in the examination procedures. Moreover, the manageability of the questionnaires was tested. This pilot study led to minor changes in these aspects. The first participant was enrolled on February 08, 2016 in the main study and the last participant is expected to be enrolled on November 30, 2022. The end of the first personal Follow-Up is planned 6 years later in 2028.

Marker Paper

Jagodzinski, A., Johansen, C., Koch-Gromus, U. et al. (2019). Rationale and Design of the Hamburg City Health Study, European Journal of Epidemiology,

PUBMED 31705407


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Aged 45-74 years old


Availability of data and biosamples