Individual Study / IWHS

Iowa Women's Health Study

Iowa Women's Health Study

Initiatives -
The Iowa Women's Health Study16 was designed to examine associations between several host, dietary, and lifestyle factors and the incidence of cancer in postmenopausal women.
Start Year
1986
End Year
2009
Funding
National Cancer Institute
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Kim Robien
    George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Additional questionnaires were administered in 1987, 1989, 1992, 1997, and 2004.

Marker Paper

Bisgard KM, Folsom AR, Hong CP, Sellers TA. Mortality and cancer rates in nonrespondents to a prospective study of older women: 5-year follow-up. Am J Epidemiol. 1994 May 15;139(10):990-1000. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a116948.

PUBMED 8178787

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
41,836
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Women

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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