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Malmö Diet Cancer

Study number:

Title:

Malmö Diet Cancer

Purpose:

1. To screen for dietary habits and genetic markers in order to predict incident cancers in the general population
2. To screen for cardiovascular risk factors and early atherosclerosis in a sub-sample.

Abstract:

The MDC was started in the early 1990s as a screening survey in the middle-aged population of Malmö, the third largest city of Sweden. 28000 subjects living in Malmö were during 1992-1996 invited by letter to a clinical examination, food-frequency questionnaire and blood sampling. The participation rate was 41%, 2/3 of the participants were women. In a random subsample (n= 6000) additional measurements of cardiovascular risk factors. After 15 years, during 2007-2009, a new clinical examination and blood sampling was performed (n=3300). Morbidity and mortality have been followed up by national registers.

Time period covered:

1992 - ongoing

Mode of data collection:

1992 - 2009 (Fixed form self-administered questionnaire: paper)
1992 - 2009 (Physical measurements and tests)
1992 - 2009 (Other)

Geographic location:

Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Individual

Universe/Population:

Individuals at age 45-70 at first screening, living in Malmö, Sweden.

Time Method/Study design:

Longitudinal: Cohort: Prospective

Sampling procedure:

Total universe

Availability status:

3b - Data are not available at SND. Please contact the research institute representative for more information

Contact:

Olle Melander

Homepage:

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Malmö Diet Cancer

Kind of data:

Measurement data: Biological measurements, Measurement data: Physical measurements, Survey data: Independent surveys

Collection events:

1992 - 2009 (Fixed form self-administered questionnaire: paper)
1992 - 2009 (Physical measurements and tests)
1992 - 2009 (Other)

Number of individuals/objects:

28098

Response frequency:

41%

Study level documentation:

Dataset 001 - Malmö Diet Cancer

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Manjer J, Carlsson S, Elmståhl S, Gullberg B, Janzon L, Lindström M, Mattisson I, Berglund G. The Malmö Diet and Cancer Study: representativity, cancer incidence and mortality in participants and non-participants. Eur J Cancer Prev 2001;10:489-99.

Manjer J, Elmståhl S, Janzon L, Berglund G. Invitation to a population-based cohort study: differences between subjects recruited using various strategies. Scand J Public Health 2002;30:103-12.


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