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  • Baseline Questionnaire (PDF - 24MB): This is the original questionnaire mailed in 1995-1996 to 3.5 million AARP members that established a cohort of 566,407 persons.
  • Risk Factor Questionnaire (PDF - 19MB): This questionnaire contains questions about past diet and other health-related information. There were 327,803 risk questionnaires returned.
  • Follow-up Questionnaire (PDF - 478kb): This questionnaire was sent to all living participants in the baseline cohort at the end of September 2004. It asked participants about their physical activity, retirement status, medication use (including hormones), cancer status and other non-cancer endpoints, and family history of cancer.

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