Individual Study / Junya Sado_J Epidemiol_2017

3 Prefecture Aichi

3 Prefecture Aichi

Initiatives -
Assess the long-term effects of air pollution on mortality from lung cancer and respiratory diseases. * Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
End Year
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (25460752) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan


Investigators Contacts
  • MD. Dr Hideo Tanaka
    Aichi Cancer Center
  • Dr Yuri Kitamura
    Osaka University


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow-up period was 15 years from the baseline survey. Vital status, date of death, and date of move-out from the study area were confirmed by the local government using residence certificates. Cause of death was identified using death certificate. Cancer incidence and the date of diagnosis were collected from local cancer registry data.

Marker Paper

Sado J, Kitamura T, Kitamura Y, Zha L, Liu R, Sobue T, Nishino Y, Tanaka H, Nakayama T, Tsuji I, Ito H, Suzuki T, Katanoda K, Tominaga S; Three-Prefecture Cohort Study Group. Rationale, design, and profile of the Three-Prefecture Cohort in Japan: A 15-year follow-up. J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr;27(4):193-199. doi: 10.1016/ Epub 2017 Jan 5.

PUBMED 28142030


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples


Availability of data and biosamples