Individual Study / H70

Gothenburg H70 Birth Cohort Studies

Gothenburg H70 Birth Cohort Studies

Initiatives -
To evaluate birth cohort differences in level of cognition and rate of change in old age.Data were drawn from three population-based Swedish samples including age-homogenous cohorts born 1901/02, 1906/07, and 1930, and measured on the same cognitive tests at ages 70, 75, and 79. *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.*
AgeCap-Center for Aging and Health, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, FORTE, and the Swedish Brain Power. The H70 study data collection was supported by The Swedish Research Council, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, Epilife, Swedish Brain Power, The Alzheimer’s Association Zenith Award, The Alzheimer’s Association Stephanie B. Overstreet Scholars, The Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation, Stiftelsen Söderström-Königska Sjukhemmet, Stiftelsen för Gamla Tjänarinnor, Handlanden Hjalmar Svenssons Forskningsfond, and Stiftelsen Professor Bror Gadelius’ Minnesfond.


Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Ingmar Skoog
    Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg


Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Thorvaldsson et al. Better Cognition in New Birth Cohorts of 70 Year Olds, But Greater Decline Thereafter. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2017:72;16–24. doi:10.1093/geronb/gbw125

PUBMED 27974472


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Cohorts has borned in 1901/02, 1906/07 and 1930


Availability of data and biosamples