Individual Study / SwCS

Swedish Centenarian Study (SwCS)

Swedish Centenarian Study (SwCS)

Initiatives -
The purposes were : 1. to describe the population from physical, social, and psychological points of view; 2. to characterize centenarians with various health conditions and diverse degrees of autonomy and life satisfaction; 3. to identify factors at 100 yrs that predict future survival. *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
1987
End Year
1991
Funding
The study was supported by grants from MEdical Faculty, Lund University, the Ribbing Memorial Foundation, Greta and Johan Kock Foundation, and the Malmö University Hospital Foundation for medical research

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Samuelsson SM, Alfredson BB, Hagberg B, et al. The Swedish Centenarian Study: a multidisciplinary study of five consecutive cohorts at the age of 100. Int J Aging Hum Dev. 1997;45(3):223-253. doi:10.2190/XKG9-YP7Y-QJTK-BGPG

PUBMED 9438877

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
164
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Centenarians who lived in southern Sweden who has born in 1887–91

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other