Individual Study / Mitchelstown cohort

Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study Phase II - Mitchelstown cohort

Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study Phase II - Mitchelstown cohort

Initiatives -
To provide an updated profile of glucose tolerance status, cardiovascular health and their related factors in an Irish adult general population sample and to compare the findings with those obtained during baseline assessment. Objectives include: * Determining the prevalence of proximal risk factors, such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia, body mass index (BMI) and insulin resistance as well as of more distal risk factors of diet, smoking, alcohol consumption and physical activity. * Association between cardiovascular health and its risk factors with general measures of well-being and mental health. *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
University College Cork, Ireland
Supplementary Information


Investigators Contacts
  • Dr.Prof. Ivan Perry
    University College Cork


Study design
Patients' cohort
Follow Up
The Cork and Kerry Phase 1 study was originally designed as a cross-sectional survey, but in 2008, additional funding was obtained to recontact survey participants and undertake a 10-year rescreen.

Marker Paper

Kearney PM, Harrington JM, Mc Carthy VJ, Fitzgerald AP, Perry IJ. Cohort profile: The Cork and Kerry Diabetes and Heart Disease Study. Int J Epidemiol. 2013;42(5):1253-1262. doi:10.1093/ije/dys131

PUBMED 22984148


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Men and women aged 50-69 years from patients attending a single large primary care centre(Cork).


Availability of data and biosamples