The Gothenburg H70 Birth Cohort Studies

Overview

Acronym
H70
Website
H70
Investigators
  • Pr. Ingmar Skoog

    University of Gothenburg

Contacts
  • Pr. Ingmar Skoog

    University of Gothenburg

  • Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg

    University of Gothenburg

  • Lina Rydén

    University of Gothenburg

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
1968
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 Biological Samples
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

Availability of data and biosamples

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

Timeline

Populations

H70 - Cohort 1

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
70
Maximum age
70
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
Gothenburg

Sources of Recruitment

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

Sample Size

Number of Participants
973
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
973
H70 - Cohort 2

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
70
Maximum age
70
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory

City of Göteborg

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information

Participants were drawn from the population register.

Sample Size

Number of Participants
1,036
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
1,036

Data Collection Events

H70 - Cohort 3

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
70
Maximum age
70
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory

City of Göteborg

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.

Sample Size

Number of Participants
619
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
619

Data Collection Events

H70 - Cohort 4

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
70
Maximum age
70
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
City of Göteborg

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information

Participants were drawn from the population register.

Sample Size

Number of Participants
500
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
500

Data Collection Events

H70 - Cohort 5

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
70
Maximum age
70
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory

City of Göteborg

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.

Sample Size

Number of Participants
522
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
522
H70 - Cohort 6

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
70
Maximum age
70
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
City of Göteborg

Sources of Recruitment

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

Sample Size

Number of Participants
1,203
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
1,203

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 H70 - H70 Cohort 6 - Baseline 2014 2014
H70 - H85 Cohort 1

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
85
Maximum age
85
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
Gothenburg

Sources of Recruitment

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

Sample Size

Number of Participants
962
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
962
H70 - H85 Cohort 2

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
85
Maximum age
85
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
Gothenburg

Sources of Recruitment

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

Sample Size

Number of Participants
571
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
571
H70 - H85 Cohort 3

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
85
Maximum age
85
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
Gothenburg

Sources of Recruitment

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

Sample Size

Number of Participants
491
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
491

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 H70 - H85 Cohort 3 - Baseline 2015 2015
1 H70 - H85 Cohort 3 - Follow-up 1 2018 2018
H70 - H95+ Study

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
95
Maximum age
95
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
Gothenburg

Sources of Recruitment

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

Sample Size

Number of Participants
1,020
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
1,020
H70 - PPSW

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
38
Maximum age
60
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory
Gothenburg

Sources of Recruitment

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

Sample Size

Number of Participants
1,467
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
1,467

Individual Studies Included

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Harmonization Projects Included

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