Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC)

General Information

Name: 
Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
Short Name: 
ARIC
Where was the information about this study obtained from?: 
Publicly available sources of information
Marker paper: 
The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study: design and objectives. The ARIC investigators. American Journal of Epidemiology, 1989; 129(4): 687-702.
Pubmed ID: 

Methods

Study Design: 
Prospective cohort study
Recruitment start date: 
January, 1987
Is recruitment continuing?: 
No
Recruitment end date: 
December, 1989
Type of people (individuals, families, twins etc.) targeted by the study design: 
Individuals
Target number of participants to be recruited to the study: 
15 792
Actual number of participants recruited to the study: 
15 792
recorded on Dec 1989

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: 
4219
European / White: 
11478
Other group: 
(ethnic minority groups) 95

Available Information

Health Information: 
Anthropometric traits (e.g. BMI, waist circumference) at baseline
Anthropometric traits (e.g. BMI, waist circumference) during follow up
Glycaemic traits (e.g. glucose, insulin) at baseline
Glycaemic traits (e.g. glucose, insulin) during follow up
Prevalent type 2 diabetes at baseline
Incident type 2 diabetes during follow up
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

ARIC cohort

Selection criteria: 
Gender:
Women and Men
Age:
Minimum 45, maximum 64
Country:
United States
Area of residence:
Both urban and rural
Pregnant women:
No
Newborn:
No
Migration status:
No
Other selection criteria:

Volunteers

Sources of recruitment: 
General population