Individual Study / WHICAP

Washington Heights Inwood and Columbia Aging Project

Washington Heights Inwood and Columbia Aging Project

Initiatives -
To provide information concerning the development of Alzheimer disease and to carefully examine the contributions of cardiovascular risk factors and stroke. *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
1992
End Year
1999
Funding
Supported by federal grants from the NIH (AG07232 and AG08702), by the Charles S. Robertson Memorial Gift for Research on AD, and by the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Foundation.

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Richard Mayeux
    Columbia University Medical Center

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
clinical assessments were completed at approximately 24-month intervals over the 7-year study period.

Marker Paper

Tang MX, Cross P, Andrews H, Jacobs DM, Small S, Bell K, Merchant C, Lantigua R, Costa R, Stern Y, Mayeux R. Incidence of AD in African-Americans, Caribbean Hispanics, and Caucasians in northern Manhattan. Neurology, 2001; 56(1): 49-56.DOI: 10.1212/wnl.56.1.49

PUBMED 11148235

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,126
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Over 65 years old.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other