SNAC - The Swedish National study on Aging and Care. Substudy: SNAC-B

SND-ID: EXT 0127

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


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

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


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 centre conducts a population study and a health care system study. (Metadata related to the main study SNAC and the other participating areas can be found under the Related studies tab).

SNAC- Blekinge is headed by a steering group of researchers with Professor Johan Sanmartin Berglund as principal investigator. The project is supported by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Kristianstad University and Linnaeus University in Växjö. Blekinge County Council is cooperating with the municipality of Karlskrona.
In addition to the national design and objectives a number of separate research questions have been of special interest to the research team in Blekinge. These are as follows:
- Dental health and care - a general assessment of elderly between 60 and 96 years of age with a particular focus on identifying osteoporosis using dental X-ray examinat

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Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data



Unit of analysis


Individuals aged 60 or over, residing in Karlskrona Municipality.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Stratified

Time period(s) investigated


Biobank is connected to the study


Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Karlskrona Municipality

Topic and keywords
Published: 2016-10-28
Last updated: 2017-03-17