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Jackson Heart Study

Alternate Titles(s): JHS

UID: 10101

The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) is a population-based longitudinal study based in Jackson, Mississippi that investigates cardiovascular disease among African Americans, including congenital heart disease, strokes, and high blood pressure. The primary objective is to investigate cardiovascular disease in African Americans in order to better address health disparities. The JHS is a community-based observational study of 5306 participants, all of whom are African American adults from urban and rural areas of the Jackson, MS metropolitan statistical area. It is a collaborative research project by the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson State University, and Tougaloo College.
2000 - Present
Geographic Coverage
Mississippi - Jackson
Local Expert for NYU
Subject Domain
Population Age
Adult (19 years - 64 years)
Access Restrictions
Free to All
Application Required
Access Instructions
Requests for JHS data require approval of a JHS Mannuscript Proposal or Ancillary Study Proposal. As part of the approval process, you will be asked to submit a Data and Materials Distribution Agreement. The data request submission process can be completed through the JHS internal site. Codebooks and descriptive data of variables are available online without application.
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