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Deputy of Research and Technology, Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Digestive Diseases Research Institute (DDRI)
Principal Investigator: Hossein Poustchi
-Associated Hossein Poustchi MD, PhD Associate professor of Medicine
To investigate the most effective methods of prevention, detection, treatment, and rehabilitation for NCDs among different regions and ethnicities.
35 – 70 year olds of both gender
Sampling method and sample size
Cluster Sample selection, N=170/000
Subjects refer to cohort centers and electronic general, nutrition and medical questionnaires are completed by trained interviewers. A primary physical examination is performed and blood, urine, hair and nail samples are collected.
Follow up Methods
Yearly phone follow ups, and enrolled people will be asked whether they have got any disease.
All chronic disease risk factors: genetic disorder, individual habits, socioeconomic situation, air and water pollutions
Disease incidence e.g: cardiovascular ,cerebrovascular disease, cancers and any health status and death causes