CCCC – Chin-Shan Community Cardiovascular Cohort

Principal contacts

Kuo-Liong Chien - National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Ta-Chen Su - National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Pei-Chun Chen - Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan

Hung-Ju Lin - National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan

Study design

The Chin-Shan Community Cardiovascular Cohort (CCCC) is a general population study based in the Chin-Shan township, 30km north of metropolitan Taipei, Taiwan. Women and men of Chinese ethnicity ≥35 years of age were recruited between 1990 and 1991. At baseline, information on demographic characteristics, lifestyle factors, dietary characteristics, and personal and family histories of diseases and hospitalization was collected and with consent of the participants physical examinations and laboratory tests including electrocardiography, echocardiography, fundoscopic examination, and sonographic measurement of abdominal subcutaneous fat were conducted. The study was approved by the hospital institutional review committee.


Key publications

Lipoprotein (a) level in the population in Taiwan: relationship to sociodemographic and atherosclerotic risk factors. Atherosclerosis. 1999 Apr;143(2):267-73

Hypertension Status Is the Major Determinant of Carotid Atherosclerosis A Community-Based Study in Taiwan. Stroke. 2001 Oct;32(10):2265-71

Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness, Carotid Plaque and Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke in Chinese. PLoS One. 2008;3(10):e3435

Age- and Gender-Associated Determinants of Carotid Intima-Media Thickness: A Community-Based Study. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2012;19(9):872-80