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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort


Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period 2010-2011 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 1,480  
Estimated Current Sample Size 0 to 4,999 
Age at Recruitment >60   
Gender Male and Female 

The Confucius Hometown Aging Project (CHAP) is a longitudinal study of vascular risk factors, ageing, and health in people aged 60 years or older who live in a rural community near Qufu (hometown of Confucius), Shandong, China. The study was done by local hospital staff consisting of clinicians and nurses.

Country China 
Contact details
Institution name Jining Medical University 
Principal Investiator (PI) Chengxuan Qiu; Zhongrui Yan 
Contact email [email protected] 
Contact phone number  
Address Aging Research Center, Department of Neurobiology, Health Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet-Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden 
Funders (Core support) Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Health of Shandong Province, the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: Individual physiological, Individual psychological
Anthropometric: Blood pressure, Height, Waist circumference, Weight
Physical: Cardiovascular, Hearing and Vision, Musculoskeletal, Reproductive, Respiratory
Biological samples: Blood
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, Martial status, Occupation and employment
Health service utilisation: N/A
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