ARIC – Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
Study data were obtained from BioLINCC.
The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) is a general population study conducted in four US communities including Washington County, MD, Forsyth County, NC, Jackson, MS, and Minneapolis, MN. After an initial baseline screening individuals were re-examined every three years. The principal aim of the study was to study cause of atherosclerosis and its clinical outcomes, variation in cardiovascular risk factors, medical care, and disease by race, gender, location, and date. The institutional review boards at all participating centres approved the ARIC study protocol and all participants provided informed consent. Study data were obtained from BioLINCC.
Link to study webpage – https://sites.cscc.unc.edu/aric/desc
The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract nos. (HHSN268201700001I, HHSN268201700002I, HHSN268201700003I, HHSN268201700005I, HHSN268201700004I).
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