GÅS-SNAC-S is a longitudinal study on the influence of life-time environmental and biological factors on medical, psychological, and social health in late adulthood. It aims to increase the understanding of the aging process and to identify possible preventive strategies to improve the health and the care of older adults.

Overview

Acronym

GÅS-SNAC-S

Website

GÅS-SNAC-S Website

Investigators
Contacts
Start Year

2001

General Design

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

The participants are followed at ages 60, 66, 72, 78, 81, 84, 87, 90, 93, 96 and 99+ years. 60-78 years old are followed every 6 year and 81+ years old every 3 year from five municipalities including urban and rural areas from 2001.

Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants

5,804

Supplementary Information

To keep the number of active participants above 3000, new cohorts have been included every 6 years - meaning 3 new cohorts have been added until now (2007/09; 2013/15 and 2019/21) and always from the age cohorts 60 and 81 year of age.

Access

Yes
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Possible Access to Data

Possible Access to Biosamples

Other A sub-sample of 408 underwent MRI brain.

Marker Paper

Lagergren M, Fratiglioni L, Hallberg I R, Berglund J, Elmståhl S, Hagberg B, Holst G, Rennemark M, Sjölund B-M,Thorslund M, Wiberg, I, Winblad B, Wimo A. A longitudinal study, integrating population and care and social service data - The Swedish National study on Ageing and Care (SNAC). Aging Clin Exp Res 2004; 16: 158-168.

PUBMED 15195992

Supplementary Information

Ekström H, Elmståhl S. Pain and fractures are independently related to lower walking speed and grip strength: results from the population study "Good Ageing in Skåne". Acta Orthopedica, 2006 Dec;77(6):902-11. PUBMED 17260199

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

GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 1

The GÅS-SNAC-S population consists of a random sample individuals of all ages living both at home and in institutions, in five municipalities in Skåne county: Malmö, Eslöv, Hässleholm, Osby and Ystad, covering urban and rural areas during a 3-year period (February 2001- June 2004).

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information The random sample from the Population Register was chosen in the national project SNAC and it was stratified for age cohort and year of assessment with oversampling of age cohorts 60 and respectively > 81 years of age. Nine age cohorts were chosen with six year intervals for younger cohorts and three years for older cohorts (>78 years), 60, 66, 72, 78, 81, 84, 87, 90 and 93.

Selection Criteria

Country Sweden
Territory Area of the municipalities Malmö, Eslöv, Hässleholm, Osby and Ystad in southern Sweden

Sample Size

Number of Participants

6,023

Number of Participants with Biological Samples

3,800

Supplementary Information about Number of Participants

Baseline: 2931 participants
Follow-up 1: 680 participants (81+ years old)

Follow-up 2: 1832 participants (all ages), 1523 participants (new 81, 60 years old)

Follow-up 3: 570 participants (only 81+ years old)

Follow-up 4: 2266 participants (all ages), 1350 participants (new 60, 81 years old)

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 1 - Baseline

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20012004
GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 1 - Follow-up 1

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20052006
GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 1 - Follow-up 2

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20072011
GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 1 - Follow-up 3

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20112012
GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 1 - Follow-up 4

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20132017

GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 2

The GÅS-SNAC-S Cohort 2 consists of a random sample individual ages 60, 66, 81, and 84 living both at home and in institutions, in five municipalities in Skåne county: Malmö, Eslöv, Hässleholm, Osby and Ystad.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information The random sample from the Population Register was chosen in the national project SNAC and it was stratified for age cohort and year of assessment with oversampling of age cohorts 60 and respectively > 81 years of age. Nine age cohorts were chosen with six year intervals for younger cohorts and three years for older cohorts (>78 years), 60, 66, 72, 78, 81, 84, 87, 90 and 93.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 60, Maximum age 84
Country Sweden
Territory Area of the municipalities Malmö, Eslöv, Hässleholm, Osby and Ystad in southern Sweden

Sample Size

Number of Participants

1,523

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 2 - Baseline

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20062012
GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 2 - Follow-up 1

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20112012
GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 2 - Follow-up 2

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20132017

GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 3

The GÅS-SNAC-S Cohort 3 consists of a random sample individual ages 60 and 81 living both at home and in institutions, in five municipalities in Skåne county: Malmö, Eslöv, Hässleholm, Osby and Ystad.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information The random sample from the Population Register was chosen in the national project SNAC and it was stratified for age cohort and year of assessment with oversampling of age cohorts 60 and respectively > 81 years of age. Nine age cohorts were chosen with six year intervals for younger cohorts and three years for older cohorts (>78 years), 60, 66, 72, 78, 81, 84, 87, 90 and 93.

Selection Criteria

Age Minimum age 60, Maximum age 81
Country Sweden
Territory Area of the municipalities Malmö, Eslöv, Hässleholm, Osby and Ystad in southern Sweden

Sample Size

Number of Participants

1,350

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
GÅS-SNAC-S - Cohort 3 - Baseline

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20122016
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