The Shanghai Changfeng Study: a community-based prospective cohort study of chronic diseases among middle-aged and elderly: objectives and design

Eur J Epidemiol. 2010 Dec;25(12):885-93. doi: 10.1007/s10654-010-9525-6. Epub 2010 Dec 1.


The Shanghai Changfeng Study is a community-based prospective cohort study of chronic diseases ongoing since February 2009 in Shanghai, China. The study focuses on multiple chronic diseases, including obesity and metabolic syndrome, diabetes, osteoporosis, liver diseases, cardiovascular diseases and neurologic diseases. 15,000 subjects of 40 years or over are planned to be recruited. The rationale, objectives and design of this study are described in this paper.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology
  • China / epidemiology
  • Chronic Disease / epidemiology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology
  • Epidemiologic Research Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases / epidemiology
  • Male
  • Metabolic Syndrome / epidemiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / epidemiology
  • Prognosis
  • Prospective Studies