TABLE 10-1Examples of Longitudinal Studies of Aging and Health Incorporating Social and Biomarker Assessments

Population-Based SurveysCommunity-Based or Cohort Surveys
  • Health and Retirement Study (HRS)
  • English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)
  • Social Environment and Biomarkers of Aging Study (SEBAS)
  • National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP)
  • Study of Midlife in the United States (MIDUS)
  • National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES)
  • Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS)
  • Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study
  • British Birth Cohort Studies (e.g., 1958, 1963)
  • Costa Rican Longevity and Healthy Aging Study (CRELES)
  • Twin Studies (SATSA, OCTO, SALT, GENDER, HARMONY)
  • MacArthur Study of Successful Aging
  • Whitehall Studies
  • Normative Aging Study
  • Women's Health and Aging Studies
  • Multiethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)
  • Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
  • Chicago, Health, Aging and Social Relations Study (CHASRS)

From: 10, Opportunities and Challenges in the Study of Biosocial Dynamics in Healthy Aging

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New Directions in the Sociology of Aging.
Panel on New Directions in Social Demography, Social Epidemiology, and the Sociology of Aging; Committee on Population; Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council; Waite LJ, Plewes TJ, editors.
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