Multiethnic Cohort Study (MEC)

General Information

Name: 
Multiethnic Cohort Study
Short Name: 
MEC
Where was the information about this study obtained from?: 
Publicly available sources of information, verified by a study contact
Marker paper: 
Kolonel LN, Henderson BE, Hankin JH, Nomura AM, Wilkens LR, Pike MC, Stram DO, Monroe KR, Earle ME, Nagamine FS.A multiethnic cohort in Hawaii and Los Angeles: baseline characteristics. Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Feb 15;151(4):346-57.
Pubmed ID: 

Methods

Study Design: 
Prospective cohort study
Recruitment start date: 
April, 1993
Is recruitment continuing?: 
No
Recruitment end date: 
December, 1996
Type of people (individuals, families, twins etc.) targeted by the study design: 
Individuals
Target number of participants to be recruited to the study: 
215 251
Actual number of participants recruited to the study: 
215 251
recorded on Dec 1996

Broad categories of ethnic and racial groups recruited

Approximate number of participants that are of Hispanic or Latino origin: 
47438

Approximate number of participants in each main racial group represented in the study:
African / African-American / Black: 
35107
East or South East Asian: 
56921
European / White: 
49359
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 
13971
Other group: 
(such as Filipinos, Chinese/Koreans ) 12 455

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) 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

MEC

Selection criteria: 
Gender:
Women and Men
Age:
Minimum 45, maximum 75
Country:
United States
Area of residence:
Both urban and rural
Pregnant women:
No
Newborn:
No
Migration status:
No
Other selection criteria:

Resident of Hawaii and California (Los Angeles County)

Sources of recruitment: 
General population