Dehgolan Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Dehgolan – Kurdistan Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Kurd

Conducted by: Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences


  • Ebrahim Ghaderi, PhD
  • Farzin Rezaie, MD
  • Farzam Bidarpour, MD
  • Kambiz Hasanzadeh, PhD
  • Mojdeh Zarei, MSc

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Cohort Study started in Dehgolan in February 2019, and enrollment ended in February 2020.

Current Activity: Dehgolan 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: Farhad Moradpour, PhD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
3,996 individuals
Gender Distribution
44% Male
56% Female
Age Distribution

40% ----35-44 years
35%----45-54 years
19%----55-64 years

Residence Type
100% Urban
0% Rural

Contact information