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TARF Survey 2011: mortality and performance in the long-term follow-up


General Info
Original or alternative title 
TEKHARF 2011 taraması: Ölümler ve uzun vadeli takipte performans
Türkiye (TUR)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2011 - 09/2011
Series or system 
Turkey Adult Risk Factor Study (TEKHARF)
Data type
Scientific literature:
  • Exam
  • Individual
  • Longitudinal

The Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study (also called TARF) began as a longitudinal survey of cardiovascular health in 1990, expanding in scope through successive waves. The 2011 wave includes 1588 participants aged 45-74, with 854 receiving an examination and 606 for which information on health status was obtained. Participants were located in the Marmara and Central Anatolia regions. 

Objectives: We analyzed all-cause and coronary mortality data of the Turkish Adult Risk Factor Study cohort in Marmara and Central Anatolia regions, surveyed in 2011, and overall performance of long-term (21 years) follow-up of participants.