Individual Study / ESLI-Brasil

The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Aging or Estudo Longitudinal da Saúde e Bem-Estar dos Idosos Brasileiros

The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Aging or Estudo Longitudinal da Saúde e Bem-Estar dos Idosos Brasileiros

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The research aims to examine the social and biological determinants of aging and its consequences for the individual and for the society. 
Start Year
215
Funding
The ELSI-Brazil baseline study was supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Health (DECIT/SCTIE—Department of Science and Technology from the Secretariat of Science, Technology and Strategic Inputs (grant 404965/2012-1); COSAPI/DAPES/SAS—Healthcare Coordination of Elderly, Department of Strategic and Programmatic Actions from the Secretariat of Health Care) (grants 20836, 22566, and 23700); and the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication. M.F.L.-C. is a fellow of the National Research Council (CNPq).
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Maria Fernanda Lima-Costa
    Instituto de Pesquisas René Rachou

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Waves are planned for every 3 years. Household interview, individual interview, and physical measurements will be repeated at each wave. Sample refreshment is planned every 6 years, at which laboratory tests and aliquots storage shall be repeated.

Marker Paper

Lima-Costa MF, de Andrade FB, Souza PRB, Neri AL, Duarte YAO, Castro-Costa E, de Oliveira C. The Brazilian Longitudinal Study of Aging (ELSI-Brazil): Objectives and Design. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Jul 1;187(7):1345-1353. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx387.

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
9,412
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Brazilian population aged 50 and older.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : http://elsi.cpqrr.fiocruz.br/en/