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Table 2 Characteristics of the measurement cycles used in EPOSA

From: European Project on Osteoarthritis (EPOSA): methodological challenges in harmonization of existing data from five European population-based cohorts on aging

  ActiFE ProVA LASA Peñagrande HCS
Country Germany Italy Netherlands Spain UK
Year of baseline in EPOSA 2009 1995-1997 2001-2002 2007-2008 1999-2004
Sample size      
   Invited 7460 4476 2076 1110 7106
   Responded 1506 3099 1691 814 2997
   Response rate 19.8 69.2 81.5 73.3 42.2
Age (years, mean (SD)) 74.7 (6.5) 76.3 (7.8) 76.4 (8.0) 74.8 (7.2) 65.6 (2.9)
Sex (% female) 43.5 59.9 57.6 59.1 47.3
Education (% secondary education or higher) 20.4 11.7 61.0 22.4 5.2
Marital status (% married) 65.2 49.8 46.4 64.3 77.8
  1. ActiFE: study on Activity and Function in the Elderly in Ulm, ProVA: Progetto Veneto Anziani study, LASA: Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam, Peñagrande: Ageing in Peñagrande, HCS: Hertfordshire Cohort Study.