Fasa Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Fasa – Fars Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Fars

Conducted by: Fasa University of Medical Sciences


  • Azizallah Dehghan, PhD
  • Reza Homayounfar, PhD
  • Ehsan Bahramali, MD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Cohort Study started in Fasa in October 2014, and enrollment ended in September 2016.

Current Activity: Fasa 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: Mojtaba Farjam, MD, PhD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
10,090 individuals
Gender Distribution
45% Male
55% Female
Age Distribution

40% ----35-44 years
31%----45-54 years
23%----55-64 years

Residence Type
16% Urban
84% Rural

Contact information

Email: Dehghan.aziz@yahoo.com
Email: Farjam.md@gmail.com