This study was carried out on Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents residing in public housing estates within 2 towns – Bukit Panjang (40 years old and above) and Queenstown (21 years old and above). The study aims to identify the health needs of the residents with the aim to recommend health improvement programmes and care services; and to study genetic and environmental risk factors for common chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and hyperlipidaemia through following up on the cohort. For participants aged 65 years or older, additional measures of healthy physical and cognitive ageing were collected.
A total of 4909 Bukit Panjang residents were interviewed, of which 3801 underwent the health screening. In Queenstown, 2951 residents were interviewed and 1577 underwent health screening. In total, 7860 were enrolled between May 2015 and August 2016.
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* Performed only for a sub-group of 65 years old and older participants
Last updated on 14 September 2017