Thursday, December 3, 2020
Research center in health modeling at a glance
Modeling in Health Research Center at a glance
Approval date  2015.3.14
Starting date  November 2015
to analyze risk factors, incidence rates, prevalence, trends, outcomes and the models of environmental and genetic determinants of Health, NCDs and their outcomes as well as interaction among such determinants.
Study population 
Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province: Around 65-70% of this province’s population lives in urban areas and the rest do in rural areas. Shahrekord cohort center (urban cohort with ten area in Shahrekord) and five office fields (rural cohort with ten area) in Ardal district. (35-75 years, both sexes)
Sampling method and sample size multistage, stratified cluster random sampling method. 
Data Collection  Questionnaires, check list, observation, interview
Follow up Methods 
Phone, Annual follow-ups (200,000 person-year) of the cohort were designed to be conducted up to 2036
Main Exposures 
a detailed demographic, socioeconomic, general health, quality of life, physical activity, anthropometric indexes, stress, health literacy, social capital, nutrition and eating habits, lifestyle, occupational history, living place, blindness, deafness, electrocardiography, lung capacities, blood pressure, sleep, smoking and alcohol, contact to animals, physical examinations and medical history, dental health, used drugs and supplements, glucose and lipid profiles.
Incidence of common NCDs (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, gastrointestinal, respiratory, renal, hepatic, accidents, injury and neurological diseases, MS), trend of risk factors, hospitalization, disability, and death were considered the outcomes of the cohort.
Related links for study design
Principal Investigator Ali Ahmadi, Ph.D in Epidemiology
Postal Address: 88155383
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