TABLE 15-2Measured Phenotypes in the Icelandic AGES-RS Data

Measured PhenotypesReykjavik Study
Older Persons Exam
Distal economic phenotypes
 Number of jobs and hours worked (labor supply)XX
 Attributes of house/apartment (housing wealth)XX
 Occupational history (human capital accumulation)XXX
 Years of education (human capital accumulation)XXX
 Social networks (social capital accumulation)XX
Proximal decision-making phenotypes
 Smoking frequency (impulsivity)XXX
 Drinking frequency (impulsivity)XX
 Exercise frequency (impulsivity)XXX
 Eating habits (impulsivity)XX
 Health conscientiousness (impulsivity)XX
 Long-term memory (general cognitive ability)X
 Speed of processing (general cognitive ability)XX
 Working memory (general cognitive ability)X
 MRI of the brain (general cognitive ability)X

NOTES: This table displays phenotypic data already collected. For the next wave of the AGES-Reykjavik study, we plan to add additional distal phenotypes (wealth and income) and proximal phenotypes (experimental measures of impulsivity and risk aversion). The cognitive SNP panel will be administered to participants in the AGES-Reykjavik study. In addition to the AGES-Reykjavik questionnaire, participants in the AGES-Reykjavik study have answered the Reykjavik study questionnaire once, twice, or six times during 1967-1991. The Older Persons Exam was administered to those ages 70 and older as of 1991.

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