Methodology and Early Findings of the Third Survey of CASPIAN Study: A National School-based Surveillance of Students’ High Risk Behaviors

  title={Methodology and Early Findings of the Third Survey of CASPIAN Study: A National School-based Surveillance of Students’ High Risk Behaviors},
  author={Roya Kelishadi and Ramin Heshmat and Mohammad Esmaeil Motlagh and Reza Majdzadeh and Kasra Keramatian and Mostafa Qorbani and Mahnaz Taslimi and Tahereh Aminaee and Gelayol Ardalan and Parinaz Poursafa and Bagher Larijani},
  booktitle={International journal of preventive medicine},
BACKGROUND A school-based surveillance system entitled the childhood and adolescence surveillance and prevention of Adult Noncommunicable disease (CASPIAN) Study is implemented at national level in Iran. This paper presents the methods and primary findings of the third survey of this surveillance system. METHODS This national survey was performed in 2009-2010 in 27 provinces of Iran among 5570 students and one of their parents. In addition to physical examination, fasting serum was obtained… CONTINUE READING
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