SNAC - Swedish National study on Aging and Care.

SND-ID: EXT 0124

This study is part of the collection SNAC - Swedish National study on Aging and Care. , NEAR - National E-Infrastructure for Aging Research in Sweden

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sölve Elmståhl - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences Medicine in Malmö. Division of Geriatric Medicine

Laura Fratiglioni - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS), Aging Research Center (ARC)

Johan Sanmartin Berglund - Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Health

Mårten Lagergren - Stockholm Gerontology Research Center Foundation

Anders Wimo - Karolinska Institutet, Institutionen för Neurobiologi, Vårdvetenskap och Samhälle


The long-term longitudinal study SNAC - The Swedish National Study on Aging and Care - was launched in 2001 by initiative of the Swedish government in order to answer questions concerning the future needs of care and the best way to meet them. The SNAC-study combines two perspectives: a population part directed at studying the process of aging and the situation in life of the elderly and a care system part aiming at describing and analysing the function of the long-term care system from the perspective of the individual.

The national study SNAC - The Swedish National Study on Aging and Care, includes four participating areas: SNAC-Blekinge, SNAC Kungsholmen, SNAC Nordanstig and SNAC Skåne (GÅS). In all four areas, a research center conducts a population study and a health care system study. (Metadata related to the participating areas can be found under the Related studies tab).

Population study:
The longitudinal study is based on samples of the elderly population followed up through surveys, interviews, questionnaires, etc. The data collection includes information on health, disease, funct

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Karolinska Institutet

Responsible department/unit

Institutionen för Neurobiologi, Vårdvetenskap och Samhälle

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data


Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Time Method

Sampling procedure


Time period(s) investigated

2001 – ongoing

Biobank is connected to the study


Topic and keywords
Published: 2015-10-21
Last updated: 2020-05-18