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Table 1 Participant Selection Criteria for Alliance Recruitment – By Cohort

From: Rationale, design, and methods for Canadian alliance for healthy hearts and minds cohort study (CAHHM) – a Pan Canadian cohort study

  CARTaGENE OHS BCGP APATH Alberta’s tomorrow project PURE MHI First Nations
Preliminary Selection Criteria of Participants
 Email Yes Yes Yes NA Yes NA NA NA
 Blood Sample previously collected Yes – also new sample Yes Yes – also new sample collected Yes – also new sample collected NA – obtaining new blood sample Yes – new sample for Hamilton only Yes – also new sample NA – new sample
 Geographic Criteria Metropolitan Montreal and Quebec City Greater Toronto Area, London, Hamilton, Ottawa Metro Vancouver Halifax and surrounding area Calgary and Edmonton Hamilton, Vancouver, Quebec City Montreal Hazelton, Maskwacis, Lac La Ronge, Sandy Bay, Fort MacKay, Thunder Bay, Six Nations, Oneida, Wendat, Pictou Landing
 Prioritized Ethnic African South Asian, Chinese, African East Asian, South Asian, Black NA NA NA NA First Nations
 CVD (−) Max 20 % can have history of: MI, stroke or cancer – if not then expand Exclude: MI, stroke, CABG, PTCA, CHF, cancer Max 20 % can have history of: MI, stroke, CABG, PTCA, CHF or cancer Max 20 % can have history of: MI, stroke, CABG, PTCA, CHF or cancer Max 20 % can have history of: MI, stroke, CABG, PTCA, CHF or cancer Max 20 % can have history of: MI, stroke, CABG, PTCA, CHF or cancer Max 20 % can have history of: MI, stroke, CABG, PTCA, CHF or cancer Max 20 % can have history of: MI, stroke, CABG, PTCA, CHF or cancer
 Age 35–69 years at time of entry 35–69 years at time of entry 35–69 years at time of entry 35–69 years at time of entry 35–69 years at time of entry 35–69 years at time of entry 35–69 years at time of entry 18 years and up
Additional Sampling after above criteria considered
 Participant Selection Random Random Random Random Random Consecutive Consecutive Volunteer
 Cohort specific selection criteria Prioritized for existing RNA sample and genomic information      Approach participants coming for in-person follow up visit   
 Exclusions Participants in the Diabetes/Depression substudy or with pacemaker     Recently invited to participate in other sub-studies    
 Log of participant kept or available Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes NA