The main objective of the Gothenburg H70 Birth Cohort Studies is to examine mental, cognitive and somatic health, and its impact on functional ability and well-being, taking into account the complex interactions with age, sex, gender, socio-economic gradients, secular changes, psychosocial, neurobiological, and genetic factors occurring across the life course.

Study Design

Study Design Cohort
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)

For the H70 study: cohort 1 was followed-up at 75, 79, 81, 83, 85, 88, 90, 92, 95, 97, 99 and 100 years old; cohort 2 was followed-up at 75 and 79 years old; cohort 3 was followed-up at 72 and 76 years old; cohort 4 was followed-up at ages 78, 83 and 87 year; cohort 5 was followed-up at ages 75, 79, and 85 years; cohort 6 is planned to be followed-up at ages 75, 79, and 85 years. For the H85 study, cohort 1 was followed-up at ages 88, 90, 92, 95, 97, 99, 100, 102, and 103 years; cohort 2 was followed-up at ages 88 and 90 years, and planned at ages 92 and 95 years etc...; cohort 3 was planned for re-examinations at ages 88, 90, 92 and 95. For the 95+ study, there were longitudinal examinations of 95-year olds and older born between 1901 and 1911 in 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. For the Prospective Population Study of Women (PPSW), all 5 cohorts of women born 1908, 1914, 1918, 1922 and 1930 were followed-up in 1974-75, 1981-82, 1992-93, 2000-02, 2005-06, 2009-11 and 2015-16.

Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants

9,209

Number of Participants with Biosamples

3,565

Supplementary Information about Number of Participants

For the H70 study: Cohort 1: 973 participants; Cohort 2: 1036 participants; Cohort 3: 619 participants; Cohort 4: 500 participants; Cohort 5: 522 participants; Cohort 6: 1203 participants. For the H85 study: Cohort 1 had 962 participants; Cohort 2 had 571 participants; Cohort 3 had 491 participants. For the 95+ study: 1020 participants. For the Prospective Population Study of Women (PPSW), there were 1427 women participating in the study.

Access

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Possible Access to Data

Possible Access to Biosamples

Other

Marker Paper

Steen B, Djurfeldt H. The gerontological and geriatric population studies in Gothenburg, Sweden. Z Gerontol. 1993 May-Jun;26(3):163-9.

PUBMED 8337910

Supplementary Information

Rydberg Sterner T., Ahlner F., et Al. The Gothenburg H70 Birth Cohort Study 2014-16: design, methods and study population. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2019 Feb;34(2):191-209

Study Timeline

Each colour in the timeline graph below represents a separate Study Population, while each segment in the graph represents a separate Data Collection Event. Clicking on a segment gives more detailed information on a Data Collection Event.

Populations

H70 - Cohort 1

The population consisted of a representative sample of 70-year-old men and women born between July 1901 and June 1902 and living in Göteborg in 1971-72.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information Participants were drawn from the population register.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 70, Maximum age 70
Country Sweden
Territory Gothenburg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

973

Number of Participants with Biosamples

973

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Baseline

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19711972
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 1

Participants are 75 years-old at this time...

19761977
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 2

Participants are 79 years old at this time...

19801981
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 3

Participants are 81 years old at this follow-up...

19821983
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 4

Participants are 83 years old at this follow-up...

19841985
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 5

Participants are 85 years old at this follow-up...

19861987
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 6

Participants are 88 years old at this follow-up...

19891990
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 7

Participants are 90 years old at this follow-up...

19911992
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 8

Participants are at 92 years old at follow-up...

19931994
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 9

Participants are 95 years old at this follow-up...

19961997
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 10

Participants are 97 years old at follow-up. The...

19981999
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 11

Participants are 99 years old at this follow-up...

20002001
H70 - H70 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 12

Participants are 100 years old at this follow...

20012002

H70 - Cohort 2

The population consisted of a representative sample of 70-year-old men and women born between July 1906 and June 1907 and living in Göteborg in 1976-77.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information

Participants were drawn from the population register.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 70, Maximum age 70
Country Sweden
Territory

City of Göteborg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

1,036

Number of Participants with Biosamples

1,036

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - H70 Cohort 2 - Baseline

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19761977
H70 - H70 Cohort 2 - Follow-up 1

Participants are 75 years old at this follow-up...

19811982
H70 - H70 Cohort 2 - Follow-up 2

Participants are 79 years old at this follow-up...

19851986

H70 - Cohort 3

The population consisted of a representative sample of 70-year-old men and women born between July 1911 and June 1912 and living in Göteborg in 1981-82. This cohort included participants from the intervention study of elderly people in Göteborg (IVEG).

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Participants from Existing Studies Intervention study of elderly people in Göteborg (IVEG)
Supplementary Information

Participants were drawn from the population register.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 70, Maximum age 70
Country Sweden
Territory

City of Göteborg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

619

Number of Participants with Biosamples

619

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - H70 Cohort 3 - Baseline

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19811982
H70 - H70 Cohort 3 - Follow-up 1

Participants are 72 years old at this follow-up...

19831984
H70 - H70 Cohort 3 - Follow-up 2

Participants are 76 years old at this follow-up...

19871988

H70 - Cohort 4

The population consisted of a representative sample of 70-year-old men and women born in 1922 and living in Göteborg in 1992.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information

Participants were drawn from the population register.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 70, Maximum age 70
Country Sweden
Territory City of Göteborg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

500

Number of Participants with Biosamples

500

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - H70 Cohort 4 - Baseline

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19921992
H70 - H70 Cohort 4 - Follow-up 1

Participants are 78 years old at this follow-up...

20002000
H70 - H70 Cohort 4 - Follow-up 3

Participants are 81 years old at this follow-up...

20052005
H70 - H70 Cohort 4 - Follow-up 4

Participants are 81 years old at this follow-up...

20092009

H70 - Cohort 5

The population consisted of a representative sample of 70-years-old men and women born in 1930 and living in Göteborg in 2000. A subset of women was enrolled based on previous participation in the longitudinal study of women in Göteborg. These women were selected from the population register in 1968 and have since been followed up regularly.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Participants from Existing Studies The longitudinal study of women in Gothenburg
Supplementary Information

Participants were drawn from the population register.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 70, Maximum age 70
Country Sweden
Territory

City of Göteborg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

522

Number of Participants with Biosamples

522

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - H70 Cohort 5 - Baseline

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20002001
H70 - H70 Cohort 5 - Follow-up 1

Participants are 75 years old at this follow-up...

20052005
H70 - H70 Cohort 5 - Follow-up 2

Participants are 79 years old at this follow-up...

20092009
H70 - H70 Cohort 5 - Follow-up 3

Participants are 85 years old at this follow-up...

20152015
H70 - H70 Cohort 5 - Follow-up 4

Participants are 85 years old at this follow-up...

20182018

H70 - Cohort 6

The population consisted of a representative sample of 70-year-old men and women born in 1944 and living in Göteborg in 2014.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information Participants were drawn from the Swedish Population Register on birth dates.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 70, Maximum age 70
Country Sweden
Territory City of Göteborg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

1,203

Number of Participants with Biosamples

1,203

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - H70 Cohort 6 - Baseline

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20142014

H70 - H85 Cohort 1

The population consisted of a representative sample of 85-years-old men and women born in 1901-1902 living in Gothenburg.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information Participants were drawn from the population register.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 85, Maximum age 85
Country Sweden
Territory Gothenburg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

962

Number of Participants with Biosamples

962

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - H85 Cohort 1 - Baseline

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19861987
H70 - H85 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 1

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19891990
H70 - H85 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 2

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19911992
H70 - H85 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 3

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19931994
H70 - H85 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 4

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19961997
H70 - H85 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 5

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19981999
H70 - H85 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 6

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20002001
H70 - H85 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 7

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20012002
H70 - H85 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 8

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20032004
H70 - H85 Cohort 1 - Follow-up 9

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20042005

H70 - H85 Cohort 2

The population consisted of a representative sample of 85-years-old men and women born in 1923-1924 living in Gothenburg.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information Participants were drawn from the population register.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 85, Maximum age 85
Country Sweden
Territory Gothenburg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

571

Number of Participants with Biosamples

571

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - H85 Cohort 2 - Baseline

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20082010
H70 - H85 Cohort 2 - Follow-up 1

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20112012
H70 - H85 Cohort 2 - Follow-up 2

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20132014
H70 - H85 Cohort 2 - Follow-up 3

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20152016
H70 - H85 Cohort 2 - Follow-up 4

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20182019

H70 - H85 Cohort 3

The population consisted of a representative sample of 85-years-old men and women born in 1930 living in Gothenburg.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information Participants were drawn from the population register.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 85, Maximum age 85
Country Sweden
Territory Gothenburg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

491

Number of Participants with Biosamples

491

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - H85 Cohort 3 - Baseline

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20152015
H70 - H85 Cohort 3 - Follow-up 1

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20182018

H70 - H95+ Study

The population consisted of a representative sample of 95-years-old and older men and women born in 1901-1911 living in Gothenburg.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information Participants were drawn from the population register.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 95, Maximum age 95
Country Sweden
Territory Gothenburg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

1,020

Number of Participants with Biosamples

1,020

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - H95+ Study - Baseline

Participants are aged 95 years old....

19962007
H70 - H95+ Study - Follow-up 1

Participants are aged 97 years old....

19982007
H70 - H95+ Study - Follow-up 2

Participants are aged 99 years old....

20002010
H70 - H95+ Study - Follow-up 3

Participants are 100 years old....

20012011
H70 - H95+ Study - Follow-up 4

Participants are 101 years old....

20022012
H70 - H95+ Study - Follow-up 5

Participants are 102 years old....

20032013
H70 - H95+ Study - Follow-up 6

Participants are 103 years old....

20042014
H70 - H95+ Study - Follow-up 7

Participants at this follow-up are 104, 105,...

20052018

H70 - PPSW

The population consisted of women born in 1908, 1914, 1918, 1922 and 1930 living in Gothenburg.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information Participants were drawn from the population register.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 38, Maximum age 60
Country Sweden
Territory Gothenburg

Sample Size

Number of Participants

1,467

Number of Participants with Biosamples

1,467

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
H70 - PPSW - Baseline

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19681969
H70 - PPSW - Follow-up 1

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19741975
H70 - PPSW - Follow-up 2

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19811982
H70 - PPSW - Follow-up 3

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

19921993
H70 - PPSW - Follow-up 4

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20002002
H70 - PPSW - Follow-up 5

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20052006
H70 - PPSW - Follow-up 6

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20092011
H70 - PPSW - Follow-up 7

The psychiatric examinations were performed by...

20152016
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