Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences The Persian Gulf Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Endocrinology & Metabolism Research Institute

Principal Investigator: Bagher Larijani / Iraj Nabipour

Professor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology – Tehran University of Medical Sciences – Director, the Endocrinology and Metabolism Research Institute / Professor of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology Bushehr University of Medical Sciences Director, The Persian Gulf Biomedical Sciences Research Institute

Sep. 2013

Oct. 2013

To determine the prevalence and incidence of cardiovascular diseases risk factors and outcomes such as coronary artery diseases and stroke To determine the prevalence and incidence and risk factors of musculo-skeletal diseases and geriatric syndromes urban population Bushehr

Men and women aged >=60 years old, Bushehr, Iran

Multistage stratified cluster random sampling 3000 men and women

With interviews and using questionnaires for assessing demographics, past medical history, medications, and lifestyle, to assess of cognitive function, mood activity of daily living, frailty, physical examination and ECG, anthropometric measurement, biochemical analysis of serum , bone densitometry, muscle mass measurement, echocardiography, grasping power measurement, measure walking speed, and stored serum samples and DNA

– Death Registry System, Hospital Information System, Active surveillance by calling.
– recalling the older people to repeat the assessment every 2.5 years, particularly cardiovascular assessment, bone densitometry, cognitive assessment and evaluation of function

Demographic variables, Socio-economic status, behavioral (eg, nutrition, physical activity, smoking), metabolic risk factors, mood, personal medical history, family medical history, biological (eg, anthropometric, blood pressure and pulse, ECG), biochemical and genetic factors

Death, AMI, Stroke, hospital admission, Fall, Fractures

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