Lund 80+

SND-ID: EXT 0120

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Torbjörn Svensson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Björn Slaug - Lund University

Description

Lund 80 + cohort is a longitudinal population based cohort with sequential design that started in 1988. All residents of Lund, born in 1908 and then 80 years, were invited for a first examination. The baseline population consisted of 315 individuals, of whom 212 agreed to be examined (146 females and 66 males). In the en, 165 participants (113 women and 52 men) were analyzed, after exclusion of 47 individuals due to imparied cognition, denied participation and incomplete data. Each survey, which included a general medical examination and psychological tests, took about 3 to 4 hours and was done by a doctor and a psychologist. The subjects were asked to answer questions if they felt depressed, how satisfied they were with life, trouble sleeping, irritability, nervousness, problems of the stomach and headache among other things. Additional information such as education and family relationships were collected by a nurse. Five years later, in 1993, the same individuals were invited for re-examination number 1. At the same time also individuals born in 1913, and then 80 years of age 1993, were invi

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Lund University

Responsible department/unit

Lund University

Funding

  • Funding agency: Swedish Research Council
Protection and ethical review
Method

Unit of analysis

Population

The population consists of all residents in Lund which fills eighty years, at the times that examinations are carried out.

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Time period(s) investigated

1988–ongoing

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Lund Municipality

Publications

Stålbrand IS, Svensson T, Elmståhl S, Horstmann V, Hagberg B, Dehlin O, Samuelsson G. Subjective health and illness, coping and life satisfaction in an 80-year-old Swedish population-implications for mortality. Int J Behav Med. 2007;14(3):173-80

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Dataset
Lund 80+

Description

Every five year, participants are invited to a follow up and new individuals (aged 80 years) are invited to participate in the study.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Torbjörn Svensson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Björn Slaug - Lund University

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1988
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1988
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 3

  • Mode of collection: Psychological measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1988
  • Source of the data: Population group
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Response rate/participation rate

ca 50-70 %

Contact for questions about the data

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Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Published: 2014-08-29
Last updated: 2017-01-03