Shahrekord Cohort Study

Cohort facts:

Location of cohort: Rafsanjan – Kerman Province

Main Ethnicities of participants: Fars

Conducted by: Kerman University of Medical Sciences


  • Hamid Hakimi, MD, PhD
  • Sakineh Mirzaei, MD
  • Azita Manshouri, MD
  • Hajar Vatankhah, MD
  • Nahid Rahbar, MD
  • Elham Saffarieh, MD

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Birth Cohort Study started in Rafsanjan in June 2018, and enrollment is currently ongoing.

Current Activity: Rafsanjan Birth Cohort Study is currently performing enrollment as well as routine follow-ups for the entire cohort population.

Principal Investigator: Ali Esmaeili Nadimi, MD

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