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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage
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Coordinator

HELLENIC HEALTH FOUNDATION
Address
Kaisareias 13 & Alexandroupoleos
11527 Athens
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 350 080,57
Administrative Contact
Antonia Trichopoulou (Prof.)

Participants (16)

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 767 098,80
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Efi Kafentzi (Ms.)
UMEA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 1 485 255,87
Address
Universitetomradet
901 87 Umea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sture Eriksson (Prof.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 533 090
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eugene Hjm Jansen (Dr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 356 725
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jos Teunissen
DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 981 811
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Bettina Crispin (Ms.)
KRAEFTENS BEKAEMPELSE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 402 220
Address
Strandboulevarden 49
2100 Koebenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claus Skytte Rasmussen (Mr.)
ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 823 560
Address
Dr Molewaterplein 40
3015 GD Rotterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Koos Lubbe (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 29 610,23
Address
Schloss
68161 Mannheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Axel Börsch-Supan (Prof.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 915 345,42
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Colleen Spence (Ms.)
TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 623 935,88
Address
Mannerheimintie 166
00271 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kari Kuulasmaa (Dr.)
CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER
France
EU contribution
€ 474 232
Address
150 Cours Albert Thomas
69372 Lyon Cedex 08
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Olaf Kelm (Dr.)
THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL INC
United States
EU contribution
€ 443 280
Address
Francis Street 75
02241 Boston Ma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eleni Ryals
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 019 044,32
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Greta Borg-Carbott (Ms.)
UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 212 999,16
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Anne Fismen (Ms.)
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 372 579,98
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Hartig (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 141 529,77
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kathrin Axt