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Table 1 COSMIC member studies

From: COSMIC (Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium): An international consortium to identify risk and protective factors and biomarkers of cognitive ageing and dementia in diverse ethnic and sociocultural groups

Study Country Sample size Age range Males (%) Main races/ethnicities Start and end date Key reference(s)
Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA) Canada 10263 65-102 43 Caucasian 1991-2002 CSHA Working Group (1994) [17]
Chinese Longitudinal Ageing Study (CLAS)* China 3514 60+ 44 Chinese 2010- Xiao et al. (2013) [18]
Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies (CFAS) UK 13004 65+ 40 Caucasian 1991- Brayne et al. (2006) [19]
Einstein Aging Study (EAS)* USA 1956 66-104 39 Caucasian/African American 1993- Katz et al. (2012) [3]
Etude Santé Psychologique Prévalence Risques et Traitement (ESPRIT)* France 2268 65+ 42 Not recorded 1999- Ritchie et al. (2010) [20]
Framingham Heart Study (FHS) USA 15328 5+ 50 Caucasian 1948- Dawber & Kannel (1958) [21]; Feinleib et al. (1975) [22]; Splansky et al. (2007) [23]
Hong Kong Memory and Ageing Prospective Study (HK-MAPS)* Hong Kong 787 60+ 46 Chinese 2005- Wong et al. (2013) [24]
Korean Longitudinal Study on Cognitive Aging and Dementia (KLOSCAD) South Korea 6479 60+ 44 Korean 2009- Kim et al. (2013) [25]
Mayo Clinic Study of Aging (MCSA) USA 4000 50-89 50 Caucasian 2004- Roberts et al. (2008) [26]
Monongahela Valley Independent Elders Survey (MoVIES)* USA 1681 65+ 42 Caucasian 1987-2002 Ganguli et al. (2000) [27]
Personality and Total Health (PATH) Through Life Project* Australia 2551 60-64 52 Caucasian 2001- Anstey et al. (2012) [28]
Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Studies (SLAS) I and II* Singapore 5748 54-98 37 Chinese 2003- Feng et al. (2010, 2013) [29, 30]
Sydney Memory and Ageing Study (Sydney MAS)* Australia 1037 70+ 45 Caucasian 2005- Sachdev et al. (2010) [31]
Tajiri Project Japan 1654 65+ 42 Japanese 1998-2005 Meguro et al. (2002) [32]
Washington Heights Inwood and Columbia Aging Project (WHICAP)* USA 4577 63-103 32 Hispanic/African American/Caucasian 1989- Tang et al. (2001) [33]
ZARADEMP Project (ZARAgoza DEMentia DEPression Project)* Spain 4803 55+ 42 Caucasian 1994- Lobo et al. (2005) [34]
  1. *Data for the first project have been made available.
  2. Provisional member.
  3. Including 3 generations (Original cohort, Offspring, Grandchildren) and separate Omni cohort of 900 ethnic minority participants.