Cohort Descriptives

Variable Response
Cohort Name Emory Healthy Ageing Study
Cohort Acronym EHAS
Study Overview The Emory Healthy Aging Study is the largest clinical research study targeting Atlanta ever conducted at Emory University. It is a game changing effort to further our scientific understanding of how we age, and to learn more about diseases that occur more commonly in later years. The Emory Healthy Aging Study hopes to build an extremely large database by recruiting a large number of participants to take part in the study over a long period of time. We will keep involvement as simple and easy as possible. The data we collect may help you and your physician learn more about your overall health. The Emory Healthy Aging Study researches how we age, and focuses on age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
#Subjects at Baseline Emory University
Institution Name Emory Brain Health Center
City Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Study/Database Website

https://healthyaging.emory.edu/

Principal Investigator (PI) Dr James Lah
Population Based Study? Yes
Family Based Study? No
Clinical based sample? No
Is there follow-up data available? No
Were participants included prior to development of dementia (may refer to controls only)? Yes
Were participants included prior to development of MCI (may refer to controls only)? Yes
How is data collected? In person and via internet
Who carries out data collection? Interviewers and clinical staff
Does this take place in participants' homes or at a central location? Home and Central location: Online and at clinics
Do participants take part individually or are families/partners involved? Individually
Dementia cases ascertained as part of study: Yes
Diagnosis based on review of existing clinical data No
Was diagnosis/primary outcomes made blind to exposure variables? No
Is study ongoing? Yes
Is study still recruiting? Yes

Administration

Variable type Variables generally collected
Study ID Y
Age Y
Sex Y

Sociodemographic

Variable type Variables generally collected
Age at time of dementia diagnosis Y
Sex Y
Ethnicity Y
Years of education Y
Level of education Y
Employment Status Y
Socioeconomic status measures Y

Physical Health Status

Variable type Variables generally collected
Cardiovascular disease data Y
Myocardial infarction Y
Medication use for CVD Y
Hypertension Y
Hypercholesterolemia Y
Cancer Y
Diabetic Status Y
Stroke data Y
Transient Ischemic Attack Y
Head trauma data Y
Loss of consciousness Y
BISQ or equivalent Y

Health Care Utilisation

Variable type Variables generally collected
Medication use Y

Psychological Status

Variable type Variables generally collected
Sleep assessment Questionnaires Y

Cognitive Status

Variable type Variables generally collected
Alzheimer's dementia Y
Parkinson's disease Y
MCI Y
Subjective complaint Y
Dementia diagnosis from EMRs Y

Lifestyle

Variable type Variables generally collected
Smoking Y
Pack years Y
Current smoking Y
Former smoking Y
Alcohol Y
Units per day/week vs weekend Y
Abstainers/former users Y
Binge drinking Y
Physical activity and exercise Y
Type of exercise: heavy, light Y
Exercise duration Y
Objective measures of activity Y
Diet Y
Sleep assessment Y

Physical Examination

Variable type Variables generally collected
BMI Y
Blood lipids Y