The youth population (aged 15-34 years) of four PERSIAN Cohort sites, Fasa, Ravansar, Rafsanjan and Sari (Tabari) were invited to participate in the Youth Cohort, with a primary focus on mental health and substance use in that population. The PERSIAN Youth Cohort enrollment phase was conducted from 2015-2018 and includes 11,592 individuals of both genders.
Active follow up and telephone interviews are performed annually to assess the mental health status, mental health service utilization, hospitalization, suicide attempt and death in the study population
General Objectives of the PERSIAN Youth Cohort are as followed:
The main outcomes of interest of the PERSIAN Youth Cohort include: