Individual Study / BCSA

Bambui Cohort Study of Aging

Bambui Cohort Study of Aging

Initiatives -
To examine the separate and joint effects of chronic T. cruzi infection and non-communicable diseases on health outcomes in old age. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
1997
Funding
Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP),Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG), and Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (FIOCRUZ),Ministry of Health in Brazil (Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia e Insumos Estratégicos) and FINEP.

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa
    Instituto René Rachou da Fundação Oswaldo Cruz
  • Dr. Erico Castro-Costa
    Fundação Oswaldo Cruz

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Cohort members undergo annual follow-up visits, which consist of an interview and verification of death certificates. Other procedures were repeated in selected years (2000, 2002 and 2008). From 1997 to 2007, during a mean follow-up of 8.6 years, 641 participants died and 96 (6.0%) were lost to follow-up.

Marker Paper

Lima-Costa et al. Cohort Profile: The Bambui (Brazil) Cohort Study of Ageing. Int J Epidemiol 2011;40:862-867.doi:10.1093/ije/dyq143

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,606
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Over 60 years old (residents in Bambui)

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other