Dena Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Sisakht – Kohgiluyeh & Boyer-Ahmad Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Lur

Conducted by: Yasuj University of Medical Sciences


  • Hossein Mari Oryad, MD
  • Ali Mousavizadeh
  • Eshagh Moradi Sheibani
  • Moslem Sedaghattalab

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Cohort Study started in Sisakht in February 2018, and enrollment ended in February 2020.

Current Activity: Dena 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: Javad Harooni, PhD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
3,649 individuals
Gender Distribution
43% Male
57% Female
Age Distribution

34% ----35-44 years
32%----45-54 years
25%----55-64 years

Residence Type
58% Urban
42% Rural

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