CARTaGENE recruitment phases have included men and women aged 40 to 69 years living in Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke and Saguenay (Phase A) and Gatineau, Montreal, Trois-Rivières, Sherbrooke, Québec and Saguenay (Phase B). In total, 43,000 Quebecers were recruited.

High cholesterol and hypertension are the most frequent conditions declared in the cohort.

Breast cancer is the most frequent type of cancer declared in the cohort, followed by prostate cancer.