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Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study

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The Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study (KIHD) is an extensive epidemiologic research project that was launched in the 1980s. Within 20 years, it has produced over 400 original peer reviewed research papers in health-related international journals. The KIHD is a population-based longitudinal follow-up study, which initially involved nearly 3,000 middle-aged (42–60 years) men from the Kuopio region in Eastern Finland. Ten years later, women of same age (N > 1,000) were recruited to the study. A major part of the original cohorts have been reexamined 4, 11, and 20 years after the baseline. Register linkages have been established with national covering registries, i.e., the National Death Registry of Finland, Hospital Discharge Registry, Cancer Registry, and other disease-specific national health registries in Finland, to monitor annual events of early deaths as well as new cases and treatment episodes due to various diseases. Despite its name, the KIHD has not been...

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Kauhanen, J. (2013). Kuopio Ischemic Heart Disease Risk Factor Study. In: Gellman, M.D., Turner, J.R. (eds) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine. Springer, New York, NY.

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