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AlzRisk Cohort Detail

Cohort: Honolulu-Asia Aging Study
Risk Factors:

Introduction to the Cohort
The Honolulu Asia Aging Study (HAAS) grew out of the Honolulu Heart Program, a longitudinal study of cardiovascular disease, begun in 1965, among 8,006 Japanese-American men living on Oahu, Hawaii, USA and who were born between 1900 and 1919. After their baseline evaluations, members of the cohort were evaluated at 1967-1970 and 1971-1974. At the fourth clinical evaluation (1991-1993), investigators introduced screening for dementia, establishing the HAAS, which included 3,508 men who were then free of dementia. Follow-up examinations occurred in 1994-1996, 1997-1999, and 1999-2000.

Ethnicity Breakdown
All members of the HAAS cohort are Japanese-American.

Diagnosis & Evaluation Methods
For a detailed description, see Peila R et al. 2002.

Laurin D, David Curb J, Masaki KH, White LR, Launer LJ. Midlife C-reactive protein and risk of cognitive decline: A 31-year follow-up. Neurobiol Aging. (in press).

Peila R, Rodriguez BL, Launer LJ; Honolulu-Asia Aging Study. Type 2 diabetes, APOE gene, and the risk for dementia and related pathologies: The Honolulu-Asia Aging Study. Diabetes. 2002 Apr;51(4):1256-62.