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Table 2 Baseline physical examinations, imaging studies and laboratory tests in MAUCO 2014-2016

From: Study protocol for the Maule Cohort (MAUCO) of chronic diseases, Chile 2014–2024

Health condition examined Instruments & tests
Physical condition (frailty) Peak expiratory flow (PEF), handgrip strength, bio-impedance, self-reported waking speed, Up and Go test 2.5 m
Cardiovascular system Blood pressure and heart rate, electrocardiogram, blood lipids
Hepatobiliary system Hepatobiliary ultrasound, liver profile (blood GOT, GPT, bilirubin)
Diabetes Glycaemia
Pulmonary function Peak expiratory flow (PEF)
Cognitive function Attention, memory, language and executive functions. Activities of daily living.
Oral health Tooth count, oral examination for periodontal disease
Anthropometric measurements Height; weight; waist, hip, neck & ankle circumference; arm span
Basal inflammatory status Immunological panel in blooda
Infectious disease biomarkers for H. pylori a , S. typhi a; microbiota characteristics in salivaa
Genetic determinants DNA biobanking for future genomic studies
Environmental exposure Aflatoxin biomarkers in urine and blooda, pesticides biomarkers in blood or urinea, metals in urinea, nitrates in urine and watera.
  1. aPlaned for the baseline assessment