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Consortium on Health and Ageing: Network of Cohorts in Europe and the United States

Consortium on Health and Ageing: Network of Cohorts in Europe and the United States

Objective

CHANCES aims at combining and integrating on-going cohort studies in order to produce evidence on ageing-related health characteristics and determinants in Europe, and their socio-economic implications. 15 cohorts participate, covering populations from 18 EU Member States, 4 associate countries, and 3 additional countries. The combination of these different studies would lead to an integrated approach to the study of health in the elderly. CHANCES will address 5 main types of health related characteristics: (i) incidence of chronic conditions, disabilities and mortality; (ii) prevalence of chronic conditions and disabilities; (iii) health-related determinants of chronic conditions and disabilities; (iv) ageing-related characteristics as determinants of chronic condition, disabilities and mortality; and (v) social and economic implications of chronic conditions, disabilities and mortality in the elderly. Analyses will be conducted in subjects aged 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ years. Health-related determinants comprise (i) socio-economic factors (e.g., education, income), (ii) environmental factors (e.g., occupational exposures), (iii) lifestyle factors (e.g., tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking), and (iv) nutritional factors (e.g., BMI, dietary patterns), in addition to biomakers and genetic factors. 4 major groups of chronic conditions and disabilities will be studied: (i) cancer; (ii) diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; (iii) fractures and osteoporosis; (iv) cognitive function and Alzheimer disease. Information on other conditions and disabilities (e.g., eye diseases, chronic respiratory conditions) will be also collected if available. Mortality will be assessed in terms of age-specific rates a well as DALYs. A health module will be developed, to be applied to other population surveys. Additionally, the study will generate a unique resource for additional studies on health and its determinants in the elderly. Provisions will be made to allow for this work to be extended.
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Coordinator

HELLENIC HEALTH FOUNDATION

Address

Kaisareias 13 & Alexandroupoleos
11527 Athens

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 350 080,57

Administrative Contact

Antonia Trichopoulou (Prof.)

Participants (16)

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ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 767 098,80

UMEA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 1 485 255,87

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 533 090

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 356 725

DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 981 811

KRAEFTENS BEKAEMPELSE

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 402 220

ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 823 560

UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 29 610,23

THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 915 345,42

TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 623 935,88

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER

France

EU Contribution

€ 474 232

THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL INC

United States

EU Contribution

€ 443 280

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 1 019 044,32

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 212 999,16

BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 372 579,98

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 141 529,77

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 242244

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2010

  • End date

    31 January 2015

Funded under:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 15 410 903,21

  • EU contribution

    € 11 932 398

Coordinated by:

HELLENIC HEALTH FOUNDATION

Greece