The Jackson Heart Study
Country: United States
Study Design: Observational cohort with repeated measurements over time
Participant age range:
Early adulthood or midlife
Number of participants at baseline: 5,306 African American adults aged 35-84
Year of initial enrollment: 2000
Number of data collection waves: 3 primary waves; data collection ongoing
Measures of well-being:
Social support / integration / cohesion
Prosocial behavior or attitudes (e.g., volunteering, helping others)
Quantity of well-being measures (e.g., number of constructs, number of times of well-being was assessed: Moderate
Quality of well-being measures (e.g., were measures reliable and valid in the study population): High
Measures of physical health:
Self-rated / questionnaire-based health
Self-report medical history or medication use
Measured anthropometrics, e.g., weight
Adjudicated health outcomes
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: Lee H, Kubzansky L, Okuzono S, Trudel-Fitzgerald C, James P, Koga H, Kim E, Glover L, Sims M & Grodstein F. (2022). Optimism and risk of mortality among African-Americans: The Jackson heart study. Preventive medicine, 154, 106899.