Table 1

Overview of MINDMAP participating cohort designs and subpopulations included in the harmonisation project

SubpopulationParticipants (n)*CountryRecruitmentData collection modeInclusion/exclusion criteria
CLSA_COP30 097CanadaProvincial health registries and telephone sampling using random digit dialing of residents within 25–50 km of 1 of 11 data collection sites across seven Canadian provinces (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Quebec)In-depth interview in participants’ homes; physical and biological measurements at data collection sites45–85 years old; able to give consent; excluding residents in the three territories, persons living on federal First Nations reserves and other First Nations settlements in the provinces, full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and individuals living in institutions
CLSA_TRA21 241CanadaCanadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)—Healthy Aging cycle 4.2, provincial health registries and telephone sampling using random digit dialing across the 10 Canadian provincesTelephone interview45–85 years old; able to give consent; excluding residents in the three territories, persons living on federal First Nations reserves and other First Nations settlements in the provinces, full-time members of the Canadian Armed Forces, and individuals living in institutions
GLOBE22 721NetherlandsMunicipal registries of the city of Eindhoven and 15 surrounding villages in the Southern part of the NetherlandsPostal questionnaire (baseline); in-depth interviews for two subsamples (random and chronically ill)15–75 years old; non-institutionalised at baseline
HAPIEE_CZ8857Czech RepublicPopulation registers from Havirov/Karvina, Hradec Kralove, Jihlava, Kromeriz, Liberec and Usti nad LabemStructured questionnaire at home; examination in clinic; face-to face computer-assisted personal interviewing (follow-up); death registers45–69 years old
HAPIEE_LT9360LithuaniaPopulation registers from KaunasStructured questionnaire in clinic; examination in clinic; face-to face computer-assisted personal interviewing (follow-up); death registers45–69 years old
HAPIEE_RU7151RussiaPopulation registers from NovosibirskStructured questionnaire in clinic; examination in clinic; face-to face computer-assisted personal interviewing (follow-up); death registers45–69 years old
HUNT106 429NorwayPostal invitation to all citizens of Nord-Trøndelag County (24 municipalities)Questionnaires and physical and biological measurements taken at health examination sites in each municipality20+ years old
LASA13107NetherlandsMunicipal registries from three geographic regions: Amsterdam, Wormerland, Waterland (three municipalities in the West), Zwolle, Ommen, Genemuiden, Zwartsluis, Hasselt (North-East), and Oss, Uden, Boekel (South); oversampling of older people and older men in particularFace-to-face interview; medical in-home interview; telephone interview55–85 years old
LASA21837NetherlandsMunicipal registries from three geographic regions: Amsterdam, Wormerland, Waterland (three municipalities in the West), Zwolle, Ommen, Genemuiden, Zwartsluis, Hasselt (North-East), and Oss, Uden, Boekel (South); oversampling of older people and older men in particularFace-to-face interview; medical in-home interview; telephone interview55–65 years old
RECORD9821FranceInvitation to all clinic patients at general health check-ups from four Centre d’Investigations Préventives et Cliniques (IPC) centers (Paris, Argenteuil, Trappes, Mantes-la-Jolie)Questionnaires filled at health centres; physical and biological measurements during check-up30–79 years old; residing in 1 of the112 preselected municipalities; able to answer questions themselves or with minimal help in French
  • *This represents the total number of unique participants, which includes sample boosting in follow-ups for some cohorts (GLOBE, HUNT, LASA1, RECORD).

  • CLSA_COP, Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA)3 comprehensive (in-depth); CLSA_TRA, CLSA tracking (telephone interview); GLOBE, Health and Living Conditions of the Population of Eindhoven and Surroundings (Gezondheid en Levens Omstandigheden Bevolking Eindhoven en omstreken)4; HAPIEE_CZ, The Health, Alcohol and Psychosocial Factors in Eastern Europe Study5—Czech Republic; HAPIEE_LT, HAPIEE—Lithuania; HAPIEE_RU, HAPIEE—Russia; HUNT, Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (Helseundersøkelsen i Nord-Trøndelag)6 1–2–3 Cohort; LASA1, Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA)7 first cohort; LASA2, LASA second cohort; RECORD, Residential Environment and CORonary heart Disease Study.8