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This article provides an overview of the longitudinal Survey in Europe on Nutrition and the Elderly: a Concerted Action (SENECA) study, which was designed to assess differences in dietary and lifestyle factors among elderly Europeans, and to identify the factors that contribute to healthy aging. Elderly people from Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Portugal,(More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity is associated with low mortality in men, but little is known about the association in women, different age groups, and everyday activity. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the relationship between levels of physical activity during work, leisure time, cycling to work, and sports participation and all-cause mortality. DESIGN Prospective(More)
We present the first prevalence study of specific headache entities using the operational diagnostic criteria of the International Headache Society. One thousand 25-64 year old men and women, who lived in the western part of Copenhagen County were randomly drawn from the Danish National Central Person Registry. All subjects were invited to a general health(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE This report compares stroke incidence, case fatality, and mortality rates during the first years of the WHO MONICA Project in 16 European and 2 Asian populations. METHODS In the stroke component of the WHO MONICA Project, stroke registers were established with uniform and standardized rules for case ascertainment and validation of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of common illnesses in an unselected population of centenarians. DESIGN A population-based survey. SETTING Denmark. PARTICIPANTS All Danes who celebrated their 100th anniversary between April 1, 1995 and May 31, 1996: 276 persons. MEASUREMENTS All participants (including proxies) were visited at their domicile for(More)
BACKGROUND Depression has been shown to adversely affect the prognosis of patients with established coronary artery disease, but there is comparatively little evidence to document the role of depression in the initial development of coronary disease. METHODS AND RESULTS Study participants were 409 men and 321 women who were residents of Glostrup, Denmark,(More)
Cross-sectional studies suggest that an increased urinary albumin excretion rate is associated with cardiovascular disease, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. The purpose of this study was to analyze prospectively whether the urinary albumin-to -creatinine (A/C) ratio can independently predict ischemic heart disease (IHD) in a population-based cohort. In 1983,(More)
OBJECTIVE Authors investigated, cross-nationally, the factors, including demographic, psychiatric (including cognitive), physical, and behavioral, determining whether older people take their prescribed medication. Older adults are prescribed more medication than any other group, and poor adherence is a common reason for non-response to medication. METHODS(More)
CONTEXT Criteria for potentially inappropriate medication use among elderly patients have been used in the past decade in large US epidemiological surveys to identify populations at risk and specifically target risk-management strategies. In contrast, in Europe little information is available about potentially inappropriate medication use and is based on(More)