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The Northern Manhattan Study

The Northern Manhattan Study

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Initiatives -
To investigate stroke risk factors in different race-ethnic groups. NOMAS is also committed to developing better stroke prevention programs to improve the health of the surrounding community.
Start Year
1990
Funding
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the General Clinical Research Center
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Joshua Willey
    Columbia University
  • Dr. Prof. Ralph L. Sacco
    University of Miami
  • Dr. Prof. Mitchell Elkind
    Columbia University

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow-up was conducted at 6 months by telephone and then in person annually for 5 years.Information on vital and functional status, intercurrent symptoms, illness, or hospitalizationswas collected. Annual in-person follow-up visits were conducted at the medical center and included an interview, vital signs, and physical and neurologic examinations. Patients unable to come to the clinic were visited by a research assistant.

Marker Paper

Sacco RL, Boden-Albala B, Gan R, Chen X, Kargman DE, Shea S, Paik MC, Hauser WA. Stroke incidence among white, black, and Hispanic residents of an urban community: the Northern Manhattan Stroke Study. Am J Epidemiol. 1998 Feb 1;147(3):259-68. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.aje.a009445.

PUBMED 9482500

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
3,298
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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