Physical

Physical functioning and aging


In the table below, entries in the left column refer to the related documentation, while the values in the cells of columns LASA-B to LASA-I refer to the corresponding LASA-data files (e.g. '161' in column B refers to: 'LASAB161'). Underlined entries are hyperlinks, hovering with your mouse over the underlined waves will show you the years in which the corresponding measurements took place.

In case entries are preceeded by 'o', the corresponding files are related to the OSTEOPOR-dataset (e.g. o80 refers to 'LASAo80'). Likewise, prefixes 'g', 'z', 'zo(a)', 'zh', 'ch', and 'zd' refer to other special datasets, more information will follow.

For LASA-H (regular cohort 1+2), LASA-3B (cohort 3, Baseline), and LASA-MB (Migrants 1st cohort, Baseline) some files are not yet available since processing of the underlying data is still in progress. In 2015 a new measurement has been started containing respondents from cohorts 1, 2, and 3: the I-wave (still in progress). Note that the MB-cohort which was examined in 2013-2014 has its own sampling frame.

UC: Under Construction.

More details about the LASA-waves, see LASA-introduction.
* Some of the MB-data and most of the I-data are not yet available.

LASA-wave  B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB* I*
Cohort 1
                     
Cohort 2
             
Cohort 3
                   
Migrant Cohort                      
 
Blood pressure B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Blood pressure / pulse
- Blood pressure / pulse: retests
- Mean blood pressure
151
170
351
151

-
151
-
-
151
-
-
151
151
-
151
-
-
151
151
-
151
151
-
151
151
-
151
-
-
151
151

-
   
Body composition B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Anthropometry
- Weight and height
- Calf measurement
- Feet (c.q. foot problems)
161
161
171
-
161
161
-
185
161
161
171
185
161
161
171 185
161
161
171
-
161
161
171 185
161
161
171
-
161
161
171
-
161
161
171
-
161
161

-
-
161
161
171

-
Weight and height history; weight change 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160 160
Bio-electrical impedance (subsample) 172 - - - - - - - - - -
Birth weight - - - 134 134 - - - 134 - -
Perceived body shape
- scaled
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
145
345
145
345
-
-
145
345
145
345
-
-
DXA (side study)
- Hip / lumbar spine scan
- Whole body scan
 
o41
o42

o41
o42
               
 
Chronic diseases B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Self-report of chronic diseases
- nr. of diseases reported
- tel. proxy*
- tel. respondent*
- longitudinally cleaned
035
235
-
-
435
035
235
602
-
435
035
235
602
702
-
035
235
602
702
-
035
235
-
-
-
035
235
602
702
-
035
235
602
702
-
035
235 602 702
-
035
235
-
-
-
035
235

-
-
-
035
235
602
702

-
GP information g00
g01
g00
g01
  g00
g01
  g00
g01
         
Aortic calcification (lateral radiographs)   zo22 zo22                
Diabetes Mellitus (algorithm) zd01 zd01 zd01 zd01              
Rheumatoid Arthritis (algorithm) - UC - - - - - - - - -
Osteoarthritis hip and knee (algorithm) zoa1
zoa2
zoa1
zoa2
zoa1
zoa2
zoa1
zoa2
  zoa1
zoa2
         
Metabolic syndrome   ch02                  
Allostatic Load (algorithm)   X                  
Cardiovascular diseases (algorithm) zh01 zh01 zh01                
Parkinson: early P. related signs - - - - - - - - 096 096 -
Decubitus, bed sores 116
159
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Hyperthyroidism - 182 182 - - - - - - - -
Back pain - 182 182 182 - - - - - - -
Bedridden - 182 182 - - 182 182 182 182 - -
   
 Fertility B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Fertility (women) 119 181 - - 181 - - - 181 181 -
   
Fractures and falling B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Fractures zo13
-
-
-
zo13
186
605
-
zo13
186
605
705
zo13
186
605
705
zo13
186
-
-
zo13
186
605
705
-
186
605
705
-
186
605
705
-
186
-
-
-
186
-
-
-
186
605
705
Vertebral deformities   zo22 zo22                
Quantitative ultrasound of bone   o31         o31        
Falls
- Falls last year
- tel. proxy*
- tel. respondent*

-
-
-

187
605
-

187
605
705

-
-
-

-
-
-

-
-
-

-
-
-

-
-
-

187
-
-
  
187
-
-

-
-
-
Falls: prevention of fall accidents (side study)     X
 




 
Falls: 3 yr prospective fall calendar (side study)   X                  
Falls: 1 yr prospective fall calendar (side study)             X        
Falls: circumstances and consequences - - 187 - - - - - - - -
Falls: fear of falling (FES: Falls Efficacy Scale) - 183 183 - - - - - - - -
Dizziness - 187 187 - 187 187 187 187 187 - 187
Adjustments and walking aids - - 187 187 187 187 187 187 187 - -
Foot problems - 185 185 185 - 185 - - - - -
 
Frailty B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Various definitions (e.g., frailty phenotype, frailty index)
X X
 
X
 
X
 
X
 

 
X
 
X X X X
 
Lifestyle B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Alcohol use 153
353
153
353
153
353
153
353
153
353
153
353
153
353
153
353
153
353
153
353
153
353
Diet and food consumption

- Weight and height history (see under Body composition)
118
-
160
118
184
160
118
184
160
-
-
160
-
-
160

-
160
-
-
160
118
-
160
-
-
160
-
-
-
118
-
160
Physical activity 046 046 046 046 046 046 046 046 046 046 046
Early life physical activity - 246 - - - - - - - - -
Perceived physical activity (LIVAS)
- scaled
114
314
114
314
114
314
114
314
114
314
114
314
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Accelerometry (side study)
- subsample
         
X
       
Sedentary behavior
- scaled
- scaled
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
101
301
501
101
301

-
101
301

-
101
301

-
101
301

-
Smoking 154 154 154 154 154 154 154 154 154 154 154
   
Medication use B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I

Medication use
- types of medication

152
352
152
352
152
352
152
352
152
352
152
352
152
352
152
352
152
352
152
352
152
352
 
Mortality
B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Mortality and cause of death z990
z991
z992
z990
z991
z992
z990
z991
z992
z990
z991
z992
z990
z991
z992
z990
z991
z992
z990
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Pain B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Subjective pain
- scaled
115
315
115
315
115
315
115
315
115
315
115
315
115
315
115
315
115
315
115
315
115
315
Dealing with pain - - - 188 - - - - - - -
Pain drawing - - - 188 - - - - - - -
   
Perception: vision B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Vision (self-report)
- total scores
- tel. proxy*
- tel. respondent*
031
231
-
-

031
231

604
-
031
231

604
704
031
231

604
704
031
231

-
-
031
231

604
704
031
231

604
704
031
231

604
704
031
231

-
-
031
231

-
-
031
231
604
704
Visual acuity test
Vision-related quality of life

-
-
-
-
-
-
191
192
-
-
191
192
191
192
191
192
191
-
-
-
-
-
Vision: contrast sensitivity 157 157 157 157 157 157 - - - - -
   
Perception: hearing B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Hearing (self report)
- total scores
- tel. proxy*
- tel. respondent*
031
231
-
-
031
231

604
-
031
231

604
704
031
231

604
704
031
231

-
-
031
231

604
704
031
231

604
704
031
231

604
704
031
231

-
-
031
231

-
-
031
231
604
704
Hearing: Speech in Noise Test (SNT)
Hearing: SNT questions
-
-
-
-
-
-
193
194
-
-
193
194
193
194
-
-
-
-
-
-
193
194
 
Physical functioning B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
Functional limitations
- constructed
- use of assistive devices or assistance
- tel. proxy*
- tel. respondent*
030
230
030

-
-
030
230

030

603
-
030
230

030

603
703
030
230

030

603
703
030
230

030

-
-
030
230

030

603
703
030
230

030

603
703
030
230

030

603
703
030
230
030

-
-
030
230
030


-
-
030
230
030

603
703
Physical performance
034 034 034 034 034 034 034 034 034 034 034
Pulmonary function test
- Peak Flow
- Spirometry¥

158
-

158
-

158
-

158
-

-
-

-
-

158
-

158
-

-
168

-
-

-
-
Grip strength - 161 161 161 161 161 161 161 161 161 161
 
Quality of life B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I
EuroQol
- scaled
-
-
-
-
-
-
135
335
-
-
135
335
135
335
135
335
135
335
-
-
135
335
Qualeffo-41
- (non)response
- qualeffo
- scaled
     
o80
o81
o82

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
SF-12 Health Survey
- scaled
- scaled (Am.)
-
-
-
-
-
-
133
333
533
133
333
533
-
-
-
133
333
533
133
333
533
133
333
533
133
333
533
-
-
-
133
333
533
Self-rated health
- GHPQ
- GHPQ: scaled
- tel. proxy*
- tel. respondent*
036
113
313
-
-
036
113
313
602
-
036
113
313
602
702
036
113
313
602
702
036
113
313
-
-
036
113
313
602
702
036
113
313
602
702
036
113
313
602
702
036
113
313
-
-
036
-
-
-
-
036
-
-
602
702
   
LASA-wave  B C D E 2B F G H 3B MB I


* Files in the 700 series contain data from telephone interviews held with respondents, while files in the 600 series contain data from telephone interviews held with proxies. In wave C however, the same questionnaire was used for both respondent and proxy; data was stored in the 600 series.

(As part of the) Lifestyle study

 Fertility (Women) moved from self-administered questionnaire (LASAB119) to medical interview (LASAC181 / LAS2B181 / LAS3B181 / LASMB181).

¥ In wave 3B a new kind of measurement was introduced: spirometry by the post bronchodilator test