Individual Study / KORA

Cooperative health research in the Region of Augsburg

Cooperative health research in the Region of Augsburg

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Initiatives -
KORA serves numerous research groups as a basis for population-based epidemiological studies on various topics such as diabetes, cardio-vascular and lung diseases and environmental issues.
Start Year
1984
Funding
Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Center for Environmental Health.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Director Annette Peters
    Institute of Epidemiology

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Since 1984, there have been four waves of initial examinations conducted at five-year intervals.
Supplementary Information
https://epi.helmholtz-muenchen.de/

Marker Paper

Holle R, Happich M, Löwel H, Wichmann HE; MONICA/KORA Study Group. KORA--a research platform for population based health research. Gesundheitswesen. 2005 Aug;67 Suppl 1:S19-25. Review.

PUBMED 16032513

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
18,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Random sample of all 25- to 74-year-olds in the Augsburg region.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.helmholtz-muenchen.de/en/kora/about...