British Regional Heart Study (BRHS)
About the cohort
Start date: 1978-80
Age at recruitment: 40-59
Sample size at recruitment: 7,735
Estimated current sample size: 3,054
The British Regional Heart Study (BRHS) is a prospective study in middle-aged men drawn from general practices in 24 British towns, 7,735 men were recruited in 1978-1980. It was set up to determine the factors responsible for the considerable variation in coronary heart disease, hypertension and stroke in Great Britain. It also seeks to determine the causes of these conditions in order to provide a rational basis for recommendations towards their prevention.
Following the collection of baseline date in 1978-80 the cohort has been followed up through the participants, two-yearly GP Record Reviews, and the Office of Population and Census Surveys. Participants have been re-contacted through questionnaires or assessment in 1983-85, 1992, 1996, 1998-2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2010-2014.
- British Heart Foundation
Principal Investigator: Professor Peter Whincup, Professor Goya Wannamethee, Professor Richard Morris
BRHS Data Sharing:
Email: Lucy Lennon firstname.lastname@example.org
Page last updated: 25 Feb 2015