Agricultural Health Study (AHS)

General Information

Name: 
Agricultural Health Study
Short Name: 
AHS
Where was the information about this study obtained from?: 
Publicly available sources of information, verified by a study contact
Marker paper: 
1. Montgomery MP, Kamel F, Saldana TM, Alavanja MCR, Sandler DP. Incident diabetes and pesticide exposure among licensed pesticide applicators: Agricultural Health Study 1993 – 2003, Am J Epidemiol 2008; 167:1235-1246.
Pubmed ID: 

Methods

Study Design: 
Prospective cohort study
Recruitment start date: 
January, 1993
Is recruitment continuing?: 
No
Recruitment end date: 
January, 1997
Type of people (individuals, families, twins etc.) targeted by the study design: 
Individuals
Target number of participants to be recruited to the study: 
89 655
Actual number of participants recruited to the study: 
89 655
recorded on Jan 1997

Broad categories of ethnic and racial groups recruited


Approximate number of participants in each main racial group represented in the study:
African / African-American / Black: 
2206
European / White: 
86965
Other group: 
(Other ethnic groups) 484

Available Information

Health Information: 
Anthropometric traits (e.g. BMI, waist circumference) at baseline
Anthropometric traits (e.g. BMI, waist circumference) during follow up
Other types of diabetes prevalent at baseline or incident during follow up: The study does not differentiate between different types of diabetes, but assumes incident adult cases are type 2.
Does the study have any measures of diet?: 
Yes
Does the study have any measures of physical activity?: 
Yes
Does the study have DNA extracted or have a potential source of DNA?: 
Yes

Populations from which the sample(s) is drawn

Sampling Frame 1

Selection criteria: 
Gender:
Women and Men
Age:
Minimum 20, maximum 90
Country:
United States
Area of residence:
Rural
Pregnant women:
No
Newborn:
No
Migration status:
No
Sources of recruitment: 
Other Source:
Private and commercial pesticide applicators and their spouses, from Iowa and North Carolina.