Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)


The aim of the Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME) was to invent and create a catalogue that describes epidemiological studies collected within Lund University and Region Skåne. The project was initiated by Kristina Jakobsson (Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Region Skåne, Lund), Jonas Björk (assistant coordinator of the national, interdisciplinary research project SIMSAM Lund) and Peter Nilsson (coordinator of SFO EpiHealth). The study inventory have been conducted by the R&D-centre in Scania and in close cooperation with the Swedish National Data Service (SND).

SME was initiated in the autumn of 2012 and it currently comprises information about 50 studies, including a total of just over 680,000 study participants as well as biological samples from more than 217 000 individuals.



Anna Lindgren, Jonas Björk, Emilie Stroh, Kristina Jakobsson. Adult asthma and traffic exposure at residential address, workplace address, and self-reported daily time outdoor in traffic: A two-stage case-control study. BMC Public Health 2010, 10:716.
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Antoniou AC, Spurdle AB, Sinilnikova OM, Healey S, Pooley KA, Schmutzler RK, et al. Common breast cancer-predisposition alleles are associated with breast cancer risk in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. Am J Hum Genet. 2008 Apr;82(4):937-48. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2008.02.008.
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Attner B, Lithman T, Noreen D, Olsson H. Low cancer rates among patients with dementia in a population-based register study in Sweden. Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord. 2010;30(1):39-42. doi: 10.1159/000315509.
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Axmon A, Hagmar L. Time to pregnancy and pregnancy outcome. Fertil Steril. 2005 Oct;84(4):966-74.

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