The Dena Non-Communicable Diseases cohort aims to investigate NCD risk factors for people aged 35-70 years in Dena settlement of Iran.
A) To determine the incidence of major NCDs in people aged 35-70 years
B) To identify and measure the association between risk factors and NCDs
C) To determine the incidence of main outcomes related to NCDs and its related risk factors
D) To investigate associations of environmental and genetic/ethnic factors with the prevalence and incidence of NCDs and their outcomes
E) to examine the interplay between genetic/ethnic and environmental factors in the etiology and prevention of NCDs
F) to provide a research and education platform and a resource for national and international collaboration and to make the research community aware of the existence of large cohorts around the world