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Table 2 Physical and medical examinations

From: The LIFE-Adult-Study: objectives and design of a population-based cohort study with 10,000 deeply phenotyped adults in Germany

Examination Sample size
Bio-specimen asservation  
 Serum, plasma, lymphocytes for DNA, RNA, urine >9900
Anthropometry  
 Classical: Body weight, body height, circumference measures >9900
 3D laser based optical body surface scan >9800
 MRI based abdominal fat tissue volumetry >1000
Cardiovascular system  
 Blood pressure >9900
 Electrocardiography (10 s, 12 leads) >9700
 Echocardiography >8300
 Carotid ultrasound >9600
 Ankle-brachial index (ABI), pulse wave velocity (PWV) >9200
Diabetes  
 Oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) >2900
Physical activity and fitness  
 Hand grip strength >9700
 7 day actimetry >2800
Eye  
 Optical coherence tomography and fundus photography >9300
Brain  
 MRI >2400
 Electroencephalography (≥60 years only) >3000
Miscellaneous  
 Voice profile >2700
 Olfactory test (Sniffin’ sticks 12) >7300
 Skin prick test (six inhalative allergens) >8000