The MOnica Risk, Genetics, Archiving and Monograph Study
To explore the relationships between the development of cardiovascular diseases and their classic and genetic risk factors. MORGAM was designed with the overall aim of eventually studying a limited number of well-defined phenotypes and several hundred genetic factors simultaneously by pooling the risk-factor data collected in the MONICA cross-sectional surveys, adding follow-up and genotyping, and including other relevant cohorts.
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- End Year
- Currently: European Union, THL, other research institutes and universities participating in the study; Formerly also: The Academy of Finland, Medical Research Council of the UK.
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- All the cohorts were examined once at baseline. The length of the follow-up period varies between centres. Generally the follow up of the cohorts is for coronary heart disease (CHD) events, stroke, and total mortality and most cohorts are also able to provide a DNA sample.
Evans A, Salomaa V, Kulathinal S, Asplund K, Cambien F, Ferrario M, Perola M, Peltonen L, Shields D, Tunstall-Pedoe H, Kuulasmaa K; MORGAM Project. MORGAM (an international pooling of cardiovascular cohorts). Int J Epidemiol. 2005 Feb;34(1):21-7. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyh327. Epub 2004 Nov 23.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
Availability of data and biosamples
Availability of access information
On the study website : https://www.thl.fi/morgam/
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.