Rafsanjan Youth 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
  • Parvin Khalili, PhD  

Study Execution:

The PERSIAN Youth Cohort Study started in Rafsanjan in January 2017, and enrollment ended in December 2019.

Current Activity: Rafsanjan Youth Cohort Study is currently performing annual 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

Email: dr_esmaeili_n@yahoo.com