The Southern Community Cohort Study: investigating health disparities

J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2010 Feb;21(1 Suppl):26-37. doi: 10.1353/hpu.0.0245.

Abstract

Over 73,700 adults age 40-79, nearly 70% African American, were recruited at community health centers across 12 southeastern states; individual characteristics were recorded and biologic specimens collected at baseline for later follow-up. The Southern Community Cohort Study is a unique national resource for assessing determinants of racial/ethnic differentials in diseases.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • African Americans / statistics & numerical data*
  • Aged
  • Blood Specimen Collection
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / ethnology
  • Chronic Disease
  • Cohort Studies
  • Community Health Centers
  • Community-Institutional Relations
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Diabetes Mellitus / ethnology
  • European Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data*
  • Female
  • Health Status Disparities*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms / ethnology*
  • Patient Selection
  • Southeastern United States / epidemiology
  • Stroke / ethnology