Hoveyzeh Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Hoveyzeh – Khuzestan Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Arab

Conducted by: Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences


  • Seyed Jalal Hashemi, MD
  • Bahman Cheraghian, PhD
  • Seyed Ahmad Hosseini, PhD
  • Esmaeil Idani, MD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Cohort Study started in Hoveyzeh in May 2016, and enrollment ended in August 2018.

Current Activity: Hoveyzeh 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: Nader, Saki, MD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
10,004 individuals
Gender Distribution
40% Male
60% Female
Age Distribution

39% ----35-44 years
33%----45-54 years
21%----55-64 years

Residence Type
62% Urban
38% Rural

Contact information

Email: ahvaz.ent@gmail.com