The Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS): A Long-Term Epidemiological Study for Lifestyle-Related Disease Among Japanese Men and Women Living in Communities The Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS): A Long-Term Epidemiological Study for Lifestyle-Related Disease Among Japanese Men and Women Living in Communities

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Author(s)

    • Yamagishi Kazumasa
    • Department of Public Health Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and Health Services Research and Development Center, University of Tsukuba|Osaka Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
    • Okada Takeo
    • Osaka Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
    • Kitamura Akihiko
    • Osaka Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention|Research Team for Social Participation and Community Health, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
    • Iso Hiroyasu
    • Department of Public Health Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and Health Services Research and Development Center, University of Tsukuba|Osaka Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention|Public Health, Department of Social Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Muraki Isao
    • Osaka Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention|Public Health, Department of Social Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Hayama-Terada Mina
    • Osaka Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention|Yao Public Health Center, Yao City Office
    • Imano Hironori
    • Osaka Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention|Public Health, Department of Social Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Cui Renzhe
    • Public Health, Department of Social Medicine, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
    • Umesawa Mitsumasa
    • Department of Public Health Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, and Health Services Research and Development Center, University of Tsukuba|Osaka Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention|Department of Public Health, Dokkyo Medical University
    • Shimizu Yuji
    • Osaka Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
    • Sankai Tomoko
    • Department of Public Health and Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba

Abstract

<p>The Circulatory Risk in Communities Study (CIRCS) is an ongoing community-based epidemiological study of lifestyle-related disease involving dynamic prospective cohorts of approximately 12,000 adults from five communities of Japan: Ikawa, Ishizawa and Kita-Utetsu (Akita Prefecture), Minami-Takayasu (Osaka Prefecture), Noichi (Kochi Prefecture), and Kyowa (Ibaraki Prefecture). One of the most notable features of CIRCS is that it is not only an observational cohort study to identify risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), such as stroke, coronary heart disease, and sudden cardiac death, but it also involves prevention programs for CVD. Using basic, clinical, epidemiological, and statistical techniques, CIRCS has clarified characteristics of CVD and the related risk factors to develop specific methodologies towards CVD prevention in Japanese middle-aged or older adults for more than half a century.</p>

Journal

  • Journal of Epidemiology

    Journal of Epidemiology 29(3), 83-91, 2019

    Japan Epidemiological Association

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130007607684
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA10952696
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    journal article
  • ISSN
    0917-5040
  • Data Source
    IR  J-STAGE 
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