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
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.


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


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


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

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


Availability of data and biosamples