Individual Study / SNAC Skåne (GÅS)

The Swedish National study on Aging and Care – Skåne

The Swedish National study on Aging and Care – Skåne

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Initiatives -
To answer questions concerning the future needs of care and the best way to meet them. The SNAC-study combines two perspectives: a population part directed at studying the process of aging and the situation in life of the elderly and a care system part aiming at describing and analysing the function of the long-term care system from the perspective of the individual.
Start Year
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Johan Berglund
    Blekinge Institute of Technology


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
60-78 years old are followed up every 6 year and 81+ years old every 3 year

Marker Paper

Davey A, Malmberg B, Sundström G. Aging in Sweden: local variation, local control. Gerontologist. 2014;54(4):525-532. doi:10.1093/geront/gnt124

PUBMED 24127459


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Population consists of a random sample individuals who live in five municipalities in Skåne county: Malmö, Eslöv, Hässleholm, Osby and Ystad,


Availability of data and biosamples


Availability of access information

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