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Table 1 Characteristics of PAGE study populations

From: Investigation of gene-by-sex interactions for lipid traits in diverse populations from the population architecture using genomics and epidemiology study

  EAGLE* MEC WHI CALiCo
     ARIC CARDIA CHS SHS
Type of Study Cross-sectional Nested Case Control Cohort and Clinical Trials Longitudinal Longitudinal Longitudinal Longitudinal
Focus of Cohort N/A Cancer Women’s Health Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular Disease
Years Collected 1991-1994, 1999-2002 1993-1996 1993-1998 1987-2007 1986-2006 1989-1999 1988-present
Median Age 43 67 63 54 25 73 47
Age Range 18-90 48-86 50-79 44-66 18-35 64-96 14-93
% Women 54 36 100 57 56 62 59.3
Sample sizes:
European Americans 3,909 317 4,688 11,178 2,134 2,787 --
African Americans 1,896 552 1,840 3,770 2,035 550 --
American Indians -- -- 113 -- -- -- 6,021
Mexican Americans 2,361 299 762 -- -- -- --
  1. *Abbreviations: Epidemiologic Architecture for Genes Linked to Environment (EAGLE); Multiethnic Cohort (MEC); Women’s Health Initiative (WHI); Causal Variants Across the Life Course (CALiCo); Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC); Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA); Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS); Strong Heart Study (SHS).
  2. †The numbers shown are the maximum for any of the three phenotypes (LDL, HDL, or lnTG).