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.

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.

Responsible department/unit

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

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

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.

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.

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 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)

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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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Malmö Diet Cancer

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

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

Published: 2011-01-01
Last updated: 2017-03-08