Malmö Diet Cancer

This study is part of the collection Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se) , Swedish Diet Cohort Consortium (SDCC) , Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Olle Melander - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Peter M Nilsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Jonas Manjer - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Bo Hedblad - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Description:

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 1991-1996 invited by letter and through public advertisement to a clinical examination whitch included blood sampling and a questionnaire about nutrition. 62 % of the participants were women. Cardiovascular risk factors were measured in a random subsample (n= 6000). After 16 years, during 2007-2012, a new clinical examination and blood sampling was performed (n=3700). Morbidity and mortality have been followed up by national registers.

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Olle Melander - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Peter M Nilsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Jonas Manjer - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Bo Hedblad - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0012

Purpose:

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

Description:

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 1991-1996 invited by letter and through public advertisement to a clinical examination whitch included blood sampling and a questionnaire about nutrition. 62 % of the participants were women. Cardiovascular risk factors were measured in a random subsample (n= 6000). After 16 years, during 2007-2012, a new clinical examination and blood sampling was performed (n=3700). Morbidity and mortality have been followed up by national registers.

Time period(s) investigated:

1991 — ongoing

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit:

Municipality

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals at age 45-73 at first screening, living in Malmö, Sweden.

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Contact person for questions about the data:

Olle Melander

Is part of collection at SND:

Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se)

Swedish Diet Cohort Consortium (SDCC)

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Publications

Sort by name | Sort by year

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.

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.

If you have published anything based on these data, please notify us with a reference to your publication(s).

Available documentation:

Malmö Diet Cancer

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991 — 2012

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991 — 2012

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991 — 2012

Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

28098

Response rate/participation rate:

41%