Rafsanjan Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Rafsanjan – Kerman Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Fars

Conducted by: Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences


  • Hamid Hakimi, MD, PhD
  • Alireza Vakilian, MD
  • Jafar Ahmadi, MD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Cohort Study started in Rafsanjan in August 2015, and enrollment ended in January 2018.

Current Activity: Rafasanjan 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: Ali Esmaeili Nadimi, MD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
9,989 individuals
Gender Distribution
47% Male
53% Female
Age Distribution

35% ----35-44 years
30%----45-54 years
28%----55-64 years

Residence Type
79% Urban
21% Rural

Contact information

Email: dr_esmaeili_n@yahoo.com