Individual Study / JHS

Jackson Heart Study

Jackson Heart Study

Initiatives -
The primary objective of the Jackson Heart Study is to investigate the causes of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in African Americans to learn how to best prevent this group of diseases in the future.
Start Year
2000
Funding
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Adolfo Correa
    University of Mississippi Medical Center

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Baseline examination (2000-2004) and two follow-up examinations (2005-2008 and 2009-2012).

Marker Paper

Taylor HA Jr, Wilson JG, Jones DW, Sarpong DF, Srinivasan A, Garrison RJ, Nelson C, Wyatt SB. Toward resolution of cardiovascular health disparities in African Americans: design and methods of the Jackson Heart Study. Ethnicity and Diseases. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 6): S6-4-17.

PUBMED 16320381

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
5,306
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Participants are residents from the three counties (Hinds, Madison, and Rankin). The age at enrollment for the unrelated cohort was 35-84 years; the family cohort included related individuals >21 years old.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.jacksonheartstudy.org/