Bandare Kong Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Bandare Kong – Hormozgan Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Arab, Fars

Conducted by: Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences


  • Ebrahim Eftekhar, PhD
  • Mehdi Shahmoradi, MS
  • Masoumeh Kheirandish, MD
  • Shideh Rafati, PhD
  • Mohammad Mohammadi, PhD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Cohort Study started in Bandare Kong in October 2016, and enrollment ended in August 2018.

Current Activity: Bandare Kong Cohort Study is currently performing annual follow-ups for the entire cohort population and also conducting a repeated measurement phase for 30% of the enrolled participants who have been selected randomly

Principal Investigator: Azim Nejatizadeh MD, PhD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
4,063 individuals
Gender Distribution
43% Male
57% Female
Age Distribution

41% ----35-44 years
31%----45-54 years
22%----55-64 years

Residence Type
85% Urban
15% Rural

Contact information