Kharameh Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Kharameh – Fars Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Fars, Arab

Conducted by: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


  • Mohammad Reza Fattahi, MD
  • Seyed Vahid Hosseini, MD
  • Seyed Hamid Reza Tabatabai, MS
  • Peyman Petramfar, MD
  • Salar Rahimi Kazerouni, MD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Cohort Study started in Kharameh in Ocboter 2014, and enrollment ended in February 2017.

Current Activity: Kharameh 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: Abbas Rezaianzadeh, MD, PhD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
10,641 individuals
Gender Distribution
44% Male
56% Female
Age Distribution

23% ----35-44 years
39%----45-54 years
29%----55-64 years

Residence Type
36% Urban
64% Rural

Contact information