Wave 1: 2010
1584 (1099 with biological samples)
Questionnaires, cognitive measures, physical measures, biosamples (blood, buccal cells)
Interview: sociodemographic factors, self-reported anthropometric measures, life habits, health, physical ability, psychological status, sensory deficits, family history and social life testing of mental and physical functioning
The data focus on elderly’s physical and cognitive functioning
The overall goal was to establish a genetic-epidemiological database to shed light on the aging process among the extremely old, focusing on physical and cognitive functioning.
Medicine, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography
University of Southern Denmark
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography
Prof. Kaare Christensen (University of Southern Denmark)
Christensen, K., Thinggaard, M., Oksuzyan, A., et al. (2013). Physical and cognitive functioning of people older than 90 years: a comparison of two Danish cohorts born 10 years apart. Lancet, 382(9903), 1507-13.
Rasmussen, S.H., Andersen-Ranberg, K., Thinggaard, M., Jeune, B., Skytthe, A., Christiansen, L., Vaupel, J.W., McGue, M., & Christensen, K. (2017). Cohort Profile: The 1895, 1905, 1910 and 1915 Danish Birth Cohort Studies – secular trends in the health and functioning of the very old. Internationl Journal of Epidemiology, 46(6), 1746-1746j. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyx053. PMID: 28449061; PMCID: PMC5837237.