50-year-olds in Gothenburg

This study is part of the collection Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Annika Rosengren - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Per-Olof Hansson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Lars Wilhelmsen - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Henry Eriksson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Kurt Svärdsudd - Uppsala University, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Catarina Welin - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Lennart Welin - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Description:

Starting in 1963 and with 10-year intervals, five population samples of men aged 50 and living in the city of Gothenborg, Sweden, were examined with respect to cardiovascular risk factors. In 1963, 973 men were invited. 855 of these took part in the study (88%). Clinical examinations were conducted at baseline and thereafter at 54 (1967), 60 (1973), 67 (1980), 75 (1988) and 80 years of age (1993). At every examination a number of questionnaires were filled in. For the 1973 study, 10% of all men born in 1923 were invited, providing a sample of 292, of which 226 (77%) participated. For the 1983 and 1993 studies, a random sample of half of all men in the city born in 1933 and 1943 were invited; 776 (76%) and 798 (55%), respectively, participated. In 2003 random third of all men (n =993) and women (n = 994) born in 1953 were invited. Participation rate was 60% among the men and 67% among the women. The study of men born in 1913 and their successors, men born in 1923, 1933, 1943 and 1953 provide opportunities to explore how living conditions have changed over four decades and what health effects

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Annika Rosengren - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Per-Olof Hansson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Lars Wilhelmsen - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Henry Eriksson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Kurt Svärdsudd - Uppsala University, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Catarina Welin - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Lennart Welin - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0010

Purpose:

To investigate coronary risk factors and the development of coronary disease in a group of Swedish urban men in the same age: 50 years. To the sampling in 2003 also women were invited.

Description:

Starting in 1963 and with 10-year intervals, five population samples of men aged 50 and living in the city of Gothenborg, Sweden, were examined with respect to cardiovascular risk factors. In 1963, 973 men were invited. 855 of these took part in the study (88%). Clinical examinations were conducted at baseline and thereafter at 54 (1967), 60 (1973), 67 (1980), 75 (1988) and 80 years of age (1993). At every examination a number of questionnaires were filled in. For the 1973 study, 10% of all men born in 1923 were invited, providing a sample of 292, of which 226 (77%) participated. For the 1983 and 1993 studies, a random sample of half of all men in the city born in 1933 and 1943 were invited; 776 (76%) and 798 (55%), respectively, participated. In 2003 random third of all men (n =993) and women (n = 994) born in 1953 were invited. Participation rate was 60% among the men and 67% among the women. The study of men born in 1913 and their successors, men born in 1923, 1933, 1943 and 1953 provide opportunities to explore how living conditions have changed over four decades and what health effects

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Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1963 — 2004

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Municipality of Gothenburg

Lowest geographic unit:

Municipality

Unit of analysis:

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Systematic random
Systematic representative sample based on birth date. In 1963, all men born in 1913 on dates divisible by three were invited.

Contact persons for questions about the data:

Annika Rosengren

Per-Olof Hansson

Publications

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Rosengren A, Dotevall A, Eriksson H, Wilhelmsen L. Optimal risk factors in the population: prognosis, prevalence, and secular trends; data from Goteborg population studies. Eur Heart J 2001;22:136-44.

Wilhelmsen L, Wedel H, Tibblin G. Multivariate analysis of risk factors for coronary heart disease. Circulation 1973;48:950-958.

Welin L Wilhelmsen L, Svärdsudd K, Larsson B, Tibblin G.Increasing Mortality from Coronary Heart Disease among Males in Sweden. Cardiology 1985;72:75-80.

Rosengren A, Orth-Gomér K, Wedel H, Wilhelmsen L. Stressful life events, social support, and mortality in men born in 1933. Br Med J 1993;307:1102-05.

Svärdsudd K. High Blood Presure. A longitudinal population study of men born in 1913 with special reference to development and consequences for health. Thesis. Göteborg, Sweden,1978.

Larsson B, Bengtsson C, Björntorp P, Lapidus L, Sjöström L, Svärdsudd K, Tibblin G, Wedel H, Welin L, Wilhelmsen L. Is abdominal body fat distribution a major explanation for the sex difference in the incidence of myocardial infarction? The study of men born in 1913 and the study of women, Göteborg, Sweden. Am J Epidemiol. 1992 Feb 1;135(3):266-73.

Rosengren A, Eriksson H, Larsson B, Svärdsudd K, Tibblin G, Welin L, Wilhelmsen L. Secular changes in cardiovascular risk factors over 30 years in Swedish men aged 50: the study of men born in 1913, 1923, 1933 and 1943. J Intern Med. 2000 Jan;247(1):111-8.

Wilhelmsen L, Svärdsudd K, Eriksson H, Rosengren A, Hansson PO, Welin C, Odén A, Welin L. Factors associated with reaching 90 years of age: a study of men born in 1913 in Gothenburg, Sweden. J Intern Med. 2011 Apr;269(4):441-51.

Rosengren A, Eriksson H, Hansson PO, Svärdsudd K, Wilhelmsen L, Johansson S, Welin C, Welin L. Obesity and trends in cardiovascular risk factors over 40 years in Swedish men aged 50. J Intern Med. 2009 Sep;266(3):268-76. Epub 2009 Apr 7.

Wilhelmsen L, Welin L, Svärdsudd K, Wedel H, Eriksson H, Hansson PO, Rosengren A. Secular changes in cardiovascular risk factors and attack rate of myocardial infarction among men aged 50 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Accurate prediction using risk models. J Intern Med. 2008 Jun;263(6):636-43. Epub 2008 Feb 20.

Hjortzberg-Nordlund, Hans. Abuse of alcohol in middle-aged men in Göteborg : a social-psychiatric investigation. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1968.

Welin, Lennart. Family study on ischaemic heart disease and its risk factors: the study of men born in 1913 and 1923. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1978.

Larsson, Bo. Obesity: a population study of men, with special reference to development and consequences for the health. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1978.

Silverbåge Carlsson, Gudrun. Epidemiology of injuries with special regard to head injuries : a study of three male populations. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1986.

Caidahl, Kenneth. Relation between cardiac dyspnea and left ventricular function : a non-invasive study of 67-year-old men. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1987.

Eriksson, Henry. Heart failure : an epidemiological study of prevalence, incidence, risk factors and consequences in samples from the general population. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1987.

Ohlson, Lars-Olof. Diabetes mellitus in the Study of men born in 1913 and 1923. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1987.

Rudin, Rolf. Middle ear disease : a clinical and epidemiological study of otitis media and related factors in samples from the general population. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1987.

Hansson, Per-Olof. Venous thromboembolism. Epidemiological and clinical aspects of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1999.

Welin L, Larsson B, Svärdsudd K, Wilhelmsen L, Tibblin G. Why is the incidence of ischaemic heart disease in Sweden increasing?: study of men born in 1913 and 1923. Lancet. 1983 May 14;1(8333):1087-9.

Hansson PO, Eriksson H, Welin L, Svärdsudd K, Wilhelmsen L. Smoking and abdominal obesity: risk factors for venous thromboembolism among middle-aged men: "the study of men born in 1913". Arch Intern Med. 1999 Sep 13;159(16):1886-90.
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Johansson S, Wilhelmsen L, Welin C, Eriksson H, Welin L, Rosengren A. Obesity, smoking and secular trends in cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged women: data from population studies in Göteborg from 1980 to 2003. J Intern Med. 2010 Dec;268(6):594-603

Blomstrand A, Björkelund C, Ariai N, Lissner L, Bengtsson C. Effects of leisure-time physical activity on well-being among women: a 32-year perspective. Scand J Public Health 2009;37:706-12.

Schult A, Eriksson H, Wallerstedt S, Kaczynski J. Overweight and hypertriglyceridemia are risk factors for liver cirrhosis in middle-aged Swedish men. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2011 Jun 46; (6):738-44.

Wilhelmsen L, Tibbling G. Tobacco smoking in fifty-year-old men. I. Respiratory symptoms and ventilatory function tests. Scand J Respir Dis 1966;47(2):121-30

Tibblin G, Bergentz SE, Bjure J, Wilhelmsen L. Hematocrit, plasma protein, plasma volume, and viscosity in early hypertensive disease. Am Heart J 1966;72:165-76.

Tibblin G. High blood pressure in men aged 50. A population study of men born in 1913.Acta Med Scand Suppl 1967;470:1-84.

Tibblin G, Vikgren P.Urine osmolality in a population study of hypertension. Bull World Health Organ 1964;31:345-8.

Tibblin G, Aurell E, Hjortzberg-Nordlund H, Paulin S, Risholm L, Sanne H, Wilhelmsen L, Werkoe L. A general health-examination of a random sample of 50-year-old men in Goeteborg. Acta Med Scand 1965;177:739-49.

Tibblin G. A population study of 50-year-old men. An analysis of the non-participation group.Acta Med Scand 1965;178:453-9.

Aurell E, Tibblin G. Hypertensive eye-ground changes in a Swedish population of middle-aged men. Acta Ophthalmol (Copenh) 1965;43:355-61.

Nilsson LA, Ryttinger L, Tibblin G. Distribution of the ABO, MN, Rh, Duffy and Kell blood groups in a random sample of Swedish men aged fifty. Acta Pathol Microbiol Scand 1966;68(1):117-22.

Tibblin G. [Ulcers. 3. The frequency of ulcers among 50-year-old men]. Lakartidningen 1966;63(50):4825-6.

Aurell E, Hjortzberg-Nordlund H, Tibblin G. [Obesity in 50-year old men: somatic aspects]. Lakartidningen 1966;63(6):520-5.

Tibblin G. [Patient material and population studies. Problems of methodology]. Lakartidningen 1966;63:2267-71.

Hallberg L, Tibblin G. [Obesity and overweight: presentation of 2 population studies]. Lakartidningen 1966;63:516-9.

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Dataset SND 0010-001

Study of men born in 1913

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1963 — 1993

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1963 — 1993

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

Time period(s) for data collection: 1983 — 2012

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

Variables:

2910

Number of individuals/objects:

855

Dataset SND 0010-002

Study of men born in 1923

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 1963 — 2012

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

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1963-01 — 1963-12

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1983-01 — 1983-12

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

Variables:

2247

Number of individuals/objects:

226

Dataset SND 0010-003

Study of men born in 1933

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1963-01 — 1963-12

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1967-01 — 1967-12

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

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1983-01 — 1983-12

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

Variables:

466

Number of individuals/objects:

775

Dataset SND 0010-004

Study of Sons to Men born in 1913

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1967-01 — 1967-12

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

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1973 — 1993

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1988-01 — 1988-12

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

Number of individuals/objects:

263

Dataset SND 0010-005

Study of men born in 1943

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1973 — 1993

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1973 — 1993

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

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1988-01 — 1988-12

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

Variables:

560

Number of individuals/objects:

798

Dataset SND 0010-006

Study of men born in 1953

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 1973 — 2012

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-01 — 1991-12

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

Variables:

201

Number of individuals/objects:

593

Response rate/participation rate:

60%

Dataset SND 0010-007

Study of women born in 1953

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1973-01 — 1973-12

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1973-01 — 1973-12

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

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991-01 — 1991-12

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

Variables:

201

Number of individuals/objects:

667

Response rate/participation rate:

67%

Dataset SND 0010-008

Study of men born in 1913, 1963 study

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-01 — 1980-12

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

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-01 — 1980-12

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

Variables:

177

Number of individuals/objects:

855

Response rate/participation rate:

88%

Dataset SND 0010-009

Study of men born in 1913, 1967 study

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1993 — 2004

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1993 — 2004

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

Variables:

420

Number of individuals/objects:

792

Response rate/participation rate:

92%

Dataset SND 0010-010

Study of men born in 1913 and their sons and men born in 1923, 1973 study

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 1993 — 2012

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

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1993-01 — 1993-12

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

Variables:

1123

Number of individuals/objects:

1145

Response rate/participation rate:

84%

Dataset SND 0010-011

Study of men born in 1913 and men born in 1923, 1980 study

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1983 — 1992

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

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1983 — 1992

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

Number of individuals/objects:

819

Dataset SND 0010-012

Study of men born in 1933, 1983 study

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003 — 2012

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

Variables:

171

Number of individuals/objects:

775

Response rate/participation rate:

76%

Dataset SND 0010-013

Study of men born in 1913 and men born in 1923, 1988 study

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1993-01 — 1993-12

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

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1993-01 — 1993-12

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

Dataset SND 0010-014

Study of men born in 1933, 1991 study

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-08 — 2004-12

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

Variables:

295

Number of individuals/objects:

602

Dataset SND 0010-015

Study of men born in 1913 and their sons, and men born in 1923 and 1943, 1993 study

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-08 — 2004-12

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-08 — 2004-12

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

Dataset SND 0010-016

Study of Men born in 1943 and Men and Women born in 1953, 2004 survey

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-08 — 2004-12

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

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003-08 — 2004-12

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

Number of individuals/objects:

1917