The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Forsyth County
St. Paul
New York
Los Angeles County

The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis was initiated in July 2000 to investigate the prevalence, correlates, and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease (CVD) in a population-based sample of 6,500 men and women aged 45–84 years. The cohort was selected from six US field centers. Measurement of selected subclinical disease indicators and risk factors will be repeated for the study of progression over 7 years. Participants will be followed through 2008 for identification and characterization of CVD events.