Investigations at 93 years of age

Health examination at 93 years of age was carried out between December 2013 and March 2015. To this examination 245 men have been invited. Totally 147 men (60%) participated in the investigation. Of these, 23 men were examined at the hospital and 102 were visited at home by a nurse. In addition, 22 men completed only a questionnaire. To this examination even spouses were invited. In the complete examination 43 spouses have participated and 11 completed only a questionnaire.

Similarly to previous investigations, ULSAM-93 include anthropometrical measurements, blood pressure, blood sampling, bone density measurement by whole body DXA, ECG examination, tests of cognitive function, gait and balance. A detailed questionnaire regarding medical and social issues, dietary intake, activities in daily life and rating scales on depressive symptoms was administered. In addition to this, update of Cancer, Hospital discharge and Cause-of-death registries have been performed.