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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort

Alzheimer's disease, Dementia (unclassified), Frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body disease, Other NDs not listed, Parkinson's disease, Vascular dementia

Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 1991 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 4,286  
Estimated Current Sample Size 0 to 4,999 
Age at Recruitment 60-79   
Gender Female 

The British Women’s Heart and Health Study is a prospective cohort study of heart disease in over 4000 British women between the ages of 60 and 79. It is funded by the British Heart Foundation. The Study aims to provide information about existing patterns of treatment of heart disease, and further the understanding of risk factors and disease prevention. We collected our baseline data in 1999-2001, and have been tracking the cohort since. Participants have been re-contacted through questionnaires or assessment in 2003, 2007 & 2010.

Country United Kingdom 
Contact details
Institution name University College, London 
Principal Investiator (PI) Professor Juan CasasProfessor Debbie Lawlor 
Contact phone number Tel: +44 (0) 203 549 5064 
Address British Women's Heart and Health Study (c/o Julie Taylor)
Institute of Health Informatics
222 Euston Road,
NW1 2DA 
Funders (Core support) British Heart Foundation 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: Individual physiological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Hip circumference, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Hearing and Vision, Musculoskeletal, Reproductive, Respiratory
Biological samples: N/A
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Dietary habits, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Ethnic group, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Informal support, Marital status, Occupation and employment, Unpaid care
Health service utilisation: N/A
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