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The PRIME study

The PRIME study

Initiatives -
The PRIME study examined the classic and putative cardiovascular risk factors to explain the large difference in heart disease incidence between Ireland and France.
Start Year
1990
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. John Yarnell
    Queen's University of Belfast

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow up until 2004 (Toulouse, Strasbourg and Lille) and until 2012 (Belfast)

Marker Paper

Yarnell JW. The PRIME study: classical risk factors do not explain the severalfold differences in risk of coronary heart disease between France and Northern Ireland. Prospective Epidemiological Study of Myocardial Infarction. QJM. 1998 Oct;91(10):667-76. doi: 10.1093/qjmed/91.10.667.

PUBMED 10024924

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
10,600
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Men aged 50-59; from Belfast, Northern Ireland (N=2,745) and Lille (N=2,633), Toulouse (N=2,610) and Strasbourg (N=2,612) in France

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Availability of data and biosamples

Data
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