Shahrekord Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Shahrekord, Ardal – Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Bakhtiari, Fars

Conducted by: Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences


  • Arsalan Khaledifar, PhD
  • Morteza Hashemzadeh PhD
  • Kamal Solati PhD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Cohort started in Shahrekord in Oct. 2016, and ended in Aug. 2019.

Current Activity: Shahrekord 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 Ahmadi PhD

Overview of Cohort Population

Final Enrolled Sample Size
10,116 individuals
Gender Distribution
47% Male
53% Female
Age Distribution

35% ----35-44 years
34%----45-54 years
24%----55-64 years

Residence Type
70% Urban
30% Rural

Contact information