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Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men

Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men

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The Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men is an ongoing longitudinal, epidemiologic study aiming at identifying risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in middle-aged men.  

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Lars Lannfelt
    Uppsala Universitet
  • Dr. Lars Lannfelt
    Uppsala Universitet

Conception

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
1970
Follow Up

Participants were followed at the ages of 50, 60, 70, 77, 82, and 88.  

Marker Paper

Hedstrand H. A study of middle-aged men with particular reference to risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Ups J Med Sci Suppl. 1975;19:1-61.

PUBMED 1216390

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,322
Number of participants with biosamples
2,322

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

Between 1970 and 1973, all men born between 1920 and 1924 and resident in the municipality of Uppsala, Sweden, were invited to participate in a health survey.

Selection Criteria
Gender
men
Minimum age
50
Maximum age
50
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Sweden
Territory

Uppsala municipality.

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
General Population
  • Selected sample

Number of participants

Number of participants
2,322
Number of participants with biosamples
2,322
Supplementary Information

ULSAM-50: 2322 participants

ULSAM-60: 1860 participants

ULSAM-70: 1221 participants

ULSAM-77: 839 participants

ULSAM-82: 530 participants

ULSAM-88: 354 participants

Data Collection Events
# Name Description Start End
0 ULSAM-50

Recruited men at age 50 underwent the first screening examination programme, including a medical questionnaire and interview, blood and urine sampling, blood pressure and ...

1970-04 1973-10
0 ULSAM-60

Participants in the first survey were invited to the second investigation.  The investigation procedures were similar to that at age 50. All participants underwent a ...

1980-04 1985-03
0 ULSAM-70

All participants in the first investigation were invited to the third investigation.  Procedures were carried out in a manner as similar as possible to the two previous ...

1991-08 1995-04
0 ULSAM-77

The fourth investigation was performed when the men were aged 77 years. The first 44 participants only performed a mini mental test. Plasma/serum samples were available from ...

1997-11 2001-06
0 ULSAM-82

Men who had participated at age 70 or 77 were invited to participate in the fifth investigation.  This investigation included anthropometrical measurements, blood ...

2003-04 2005-02
0 ULSAM-88

All men who were alive and had participated in any of the previous investigations were invited to participate in this investigation.  Of these, 296 men were examined at the hospital and 58 ...

2008-09 2009-12