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Jackson Heart Study

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  1. Epidemiological study


  1. Resource Description
    The Jackson Heart Study is the largest study in history to investigate the inherited (genetic) factors that affect high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other important diseases in African Americans. The JHS is a large, community-based, observational study whose 5301 participants were recruited from among the non-institutionalized African-American adults from urban and rural areas of the three counties (Hinds, Madison, and Rankin) that make up the Jackson, MS, metropolitan statistical area (MSA).
  2. PI
    Taylor, Jr., Herman A.
  3. Topic
  4. Topic
    cardiovascular system disease
  5. Topic
    cerebrovascular disease
  6. Topic
    diabetes mellitus
  7. Study Population
    1,907 males out of 5,301 study participants
  8. Study Population
    3,394 females out 5,301 study participants
  9. Study Population
    5,301 men and women aged 21 years or older
  10. Website(s)
  11. Funded by
    National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities
  12. Funded by
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  13. Funded by
    National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
  14. Performed by
    Jackson Heart Study
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Copyright © 2016 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College
The eagle-i Consortium is supported by NIH Grant #5U24RR029825-02 / Copyright 2016