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Cohort Descriptions

Sub-cohorts of the KoGES

  • Six prospective cohort studies categorized as either population-based or gene-environmental model studies
  • 20,000 participants are inspected annually by university hospitals and medical institutions (As of 2014, 29 institutions have participated)
  • Approximately 245,000 participants have been conducted based on cumulated baseline studies
  • Active follow-up has been expanded to overall cohort studies since 2012

Cohort studies Baseline Survey sites Status
Population-based studies KoGES_Ansan and Ansung study 2001 Ansan, Ansung - Men and women living in Ansan (industrialized community) and Ansung (rural area) aged 40–69 years
- 10,030 baseline participants (Ansan: 5,012 Ansung: 5,018)
- 8th follow-up in 2017–2018
KoGES_cardiovascular disease association study (CAVAS) 2004 Eleven rural areas - Men and women living in rural areas aged 40 years or older
- 28,338 baseline participants
- Follow-up started in 2007 in six areas
KoGES_health examinees (HEXA) study 2004 Nationwide medical institutions - Men and women aged 40 years or older who had health examination at medical institutions/centers
- 173,343 baseline participants
- Follow-up started in 2007
Gene-environment model studies KoGES_twin and family study 2005 Seoul, Busan - Twins and their families
- 3,202 baseline participants
- Follow-up from 2008 to 2014
KoGES_emigrant study 2005 Japan, China - Korean emigrants who have lived in Japan (Kobe, Osaka) and China (Changchun, Yanbian) for more than 15 years and their children, native Japanese and Chinese
- 3,563 baseline participants
- Japan: follow-up from 2008 to 2013
- China: follow-up from 2008 to 2009
KoGES_immigrant study 2006
Vietnam, Cambodia
- East Asian female immigrants, their spouses, and children: 7,191 baseline participants
- Families and neighbors living in East Asia: 4,054 baseline participants
- Female immigrants and children: follow-up from 2012 to 2014

KoGES Timeline

The current situation of the Korean Genome and Epidemiology Study The first-round follow-up study, the second-round follow-up study, the third-round follow-up study, the fifth-round follow-up study

Institutions participating in cohort studies

    KoGES_Ansan and Ansung study (Ansung)

  • Ajou University
  • KoGES_Ansan and Ansung study (Ansan)

  • Korea University
  • KoGES_cardiovascular disease association study(CAVAS)

  • Hanyang University, Chonnam University, Keimyung University, Yonsei University
  • KoGES_health examinees(HEXA) study

  • Seoul National University, Hanaro Medical Foundation, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Inje University Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital, Dong-a Medical Center, Kangwon National University Hospital, Daegu Catholic University Medical Center, Ulsan University Hospital, Chonnam National University Hospital, Changwon Fatima Hospital