SWEOLD - Swedish panel study of living conditions of the oldest old

This study is part of the collection NEAR - National E-Infrastructure for Aging Research in Sweden

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Carin Lennartsson - Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Aging Research Center (ARC)

Johan Fritzell - Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Aging Research Center (ARC)

Olle Lundberg - Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Aging Research Center (ARC)

Mats Thorslund - Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Aging Research Center (ARC)

Description:

Traditional level of living surveys often excluded the oldest sectors of the population, which has led to insufficient knowledge about elderly people's living conditions. As the population ages, the need for this knowledge increases. Professors Mats Thorslund and Olle Lundberg initiated the Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old - SWEOLD in the early 1990's. The study's aim is to describe and analyze the living conditions of elderly people in Sweden.

SWEOLD is a nationally representative survey of the oldest population in Sweden. The sample consists of individuals previously included in the selection of Swedish Level of Living Survey (LNU), who have passed the LNU age ceiling of 75 years. The first survey was carried out in 1992. Further waves were conducted 2002, 2004 (by telephone) and 2010. Except for the 2004 wave, the aim has been to perform the interviews by visit.

SWEOLD data is linked to the LNU data from 1968, 1974, 1981, 1991 and 2000. This provides longitudinal information on individuals over a 40 year period. Since each wave of LNU and SWEOLD is nationally r

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Carin Lennartsson - Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Aging Research Center (ARC)

Johan Fritzell - Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Aging Research Center (ARC)

Olle Lundberg - Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Aging Research Center (ARC)

Mats Thorslund - Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Aging Research Center (ARC)

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0010

Description:

Traditional level of living surveys often excluded the oldest sectors of the population, which has led to insufficient knowledge about elderly people's living conditions. As the population ages, the need for this knowledge increases. Professors Mats Thorslund and Olle Lundberg initiated the Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old - SWEOLD in the early 1990's. The study's aim is to describe and analyze the living conditions of elderly people in Sweden.

SWEOLD is a nationally representative survey of the oldest population in Sweden. The sample consists of individuals previously included in the selection of Swedish Level of Living Survey (LNU), who have passed the LNU age ceiling of 75 years. The first survey was carried out in 1992. Further waves were conducted 2002, 2004 (by telephone) and 2010. Except for the 2004 wave, the aim has been to perform the interviews by visit.

SWEOLD data is linked to the LNU data from 1968, 1974, 1981, 1991 and 2000. This provides longitudinal information on individuals over a 40 year period. Since each wave of LNU and SWEOLD is nationally r

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Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Sampling procedure:

Probability
The first Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD 1992) was carried out in 1992. The sample consisted of persons born between February 1892 and February 1915, who had been interviewed at least once in the Swedish Level of Living Surveys (LNU) 1968 - 1981. Of the 1936 persons meeting this criteria, 563 were still alive in January 1992. The sample was nationally representative for the Swedish population. The second study, SWEOLD 2002, was conducted in the fall of 2002 and in the first quarter of 2003. The sample consisted of persons born between 1892 and 1925, who had been in the sample of any of the Swedish Level of Living Surveys (LNU) 1968 - 1990. The panel study consists of individuals born in or before February 1925 and previously interviewed in one of the Swedish Level of Living Surveys.

Data contains personal data:

Yes

Funding:

Swedish Council for Social Research —91-0150

Swedish Medical Research Council —B92-27Ä-09997-01

Swedish Council for Planning and Coordination of Research —910245:6-5/86

Swedish Research Council —2001-6651

Swedish Research Council —2009-6183

Publications

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Lennartsson C, Agahi N, Hols Salén L, Kelfve S, Kåreholt I, Lundberg O, Parker, M.G., & Thorslund, M. 2014. Data Resource Profile: The Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD). International Journal of Epidemiology, 43(3), 731-738, DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyu057.
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Dataset EXT 0010-001

SWEOLD - Swedish panel study of living conditions of the oldest old 1992

Description:

The first Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old (SWEOLD 1992) was carried out in 1992. The sample consisted of persons born between February 1892 and February 1915, who had been interviewed at least once in the Swedish Level of Living Surveys (LNU) 1968 - 1981.

Of the 1936 persons meeting this criteria, 563 were still alive in January 1992. The sample was nationally representative for the Swedish population. All but two of the persons could be located through intensive preparatory

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Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1992-01-01 — 1992-04-01

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

537

Response rate/participation rate:

95 %

Dataset EXT 0010-002

SWEOLD - Swedish panel study of living conditions of the oldest old 2002

Description:

The second study, SWEOLD 2002, was conducted in the fall of 2002 and in the first quarter of 2003. The sample consisted of persons born between 1892 and 1925, who had been in the sample of any of the Swedish Level of Living Surveys (LNU) 1968 - 1990.

The panel study consists of individuals born in or before February 1925 and previously interviewed in one of the Swedish Level of Living Surveys. This means that the extended selection also consists of both persons born in March – December 1925 and

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Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 2002-08-30 — 2003-03-31

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

621

Dataset EXT 0010-003

SWEOLD - Swedish panel study of living conditions of the oldest old 2004

Description:

The third study, SWEOLD 2004, was conducted in the fall of 2004 and in the first two months of 2005. The sample consisted of persons born between 1892 and 1935 who had been in the sample in any of the previous LNU-studies between 1968 and 2000.

The panel sample consists of individuals born in or before February 1927 or earlier and previously interviewed in one of the LNU-surveys. This means that the extended selection consists of persons born between March 1927 and December 1935 as well as pers

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Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 2004-09-29 — 2005-03-19

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

1180

Response rate/participation rate:

87 %

Dataset EXT 0010-004

SWEOLD - Swedish panel study of living conditions of the oldest old 2010/2011

Description:

The fourth study, SWEOLD 2010/2011, was carried out from October 2010 to September 2011. The sample consisted of people born between 1892 and 1934 who had been in the sample of any of the Swedish level of living surveys (LNU) between 1968 and 2000.

In September 2010, 829 of these people were still alive and living in Sweden. These people nationally represent the Swedish population between the ages of 76 and 101, which is approximately one per thousand of the Swedish population in this age group

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Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI

Time period(s) for data collection: 2010-10-01 — 2011-09-30

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

931

Response rate/participation rate:

86 %

Dataset EXT 0010-005

SWEOLD - Swedish panel study of living conditions of the oldest old 2014

Description:

The fifth survey of SWEOLD was conducted during september 2014 to february 2015. The sample consisted of persons born between 1892 and 1944. Similar to SWEOLD 2004 the survey was done by telephone interviews. The survey targeted 1539 people and of those 1297 answered the survey (84,3 % response rate).

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview: CAPI/CAMI

Time period(s) for data collection: 2014-09-09 — 2015-12-19

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

1297

Response rate/participation rate:

84,3%