:: Regional Centres

The Quebec Centre is located at:

Le Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Québec
Pavillon CHUL
2705 Laurier Blvd - Room S-784
Quebec, QC
G1V 4G2

Tel.: (418) 525-4444 x 47526

Study Staff

Dr. Jacques Brown
Centre Director

Dr. Louis Bessette
Centre Co-Director

Jeannette Dumont

Dr. Jacques Levesque : Radiologist
:: Participants

Men and women, aged 25 years and older, recruited from 1995 to 1997, residing within a 50 km radius of one of nine designated clinical centres, contacted at random by phone.

Youth cohort: men and women, aged 16-24 recruited from 2004-2006.

:: Data Collection

At baseline, year 3 (for participants 40-60), year 5 and year 10, a long questionnaire was administered to all consenting participants.

Bone density was measured using DXA (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry) at the lumbar spine and hip, and ultrasound of the shin and wrist were taken.

Participants aged 50 years and older have had radiographs taken of the thoracic and lumbar spine. Blood, urine and DNA samples have been collected from participants in some centers at baseline, year 5 and year 10 follow-up.