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The Framingham Heart Study

Country: United States

Study Design: Observational cohort with repeated measurements over time

Participant age range:​ ​

  • Early adulthood or midlife

  • Aging adults

Number of participants at baseline: 5,209 in the original cohort

Year of initial enrollment: 1948 (original cohort)

Number of data collection waves: 32 in original cohort; data collection ongoing

Measures of well-being: Social support / integration / cohesion

Quantity of well-being measures (e.g., number of constructs, number of times of well-being was assessed: Low

Quality of well-being measures (e.g., were measures reliable and valid in the study population): Moderate

Measures of physical health: 

  • Self-rated / questionnaire-based health

  • Self-report medical history or medication use

  • Measured anthropometrics, e.g., weight

  • Biomarkers

  • Genetics

  • Adjudicated health outcomes

Access information:

This dataset is available to all researchers.

Researchers are required to submit an application to access this data. No fees are required to access this dataset.

Notable Citation: Kornej J, Ko D, Lin H, Murabito J, Benjamin E, Trinquart L, & Preis S. (2022). The association between social network index, atrial fibrillation, and mortality in the Framingham Heart Study. Scientific reports, 12(1), 1-11.

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