Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Karl Michaëlsson - Uppsala University, Department of Surgical Sciences orcid

Description

COSM is a population based cohort of men borned 1918-1952 (45-79 years old) who lived in the counties of Västmanland and Örebro in 1997. 48,860 of these 100,303 men (48.7%) responded and filled in a questionnaire with questions about lifestyle and enviroment such as diet, smoking and alcohol habits, physical activity at work and leisure time, use of diet supplementation and certain medication. There were also questions about subjectively judged health and different diseases and health problems for men only. It was also asked about cronic diseases as cancer (especially in prostate, colon, lungs and kidneys), myocardial infarction, diabetes, osteoporosis, cataract and obesity. In 2008 a new questionnaire with health related questions was sent to all participants, the participation rate was 77%. In 2009 they also got a questionnaire on lyfestyle. 90% of the participants answered. 2010 collection of biomaterials (blood, urine, fat biopsies) and antropometic measures started. More than 5,000 men are expected to have participate in the data collection, by the end of 2017.

The questionnaires used

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Responsible department/unit

Uppsala University
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

Men born 1918-1952 in Örebro and Västmanland counties.

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration
All men born between 1918 and 1952 and residing in the two counties of Örebro and Västmanland in central Sweden received a questionnaire including about 350 items concerning diet and other lifestyle factors during the years 1997-1998. Of 100,303 eligible men, 48,850 (49%) responded to the questionnaire. A second questionnaire was sent out in 2008-09.

Time period(s) investigated

1997–ongoing

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Örebro och Västmanland counties, Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Topic and keywords
Publications

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Andersson SO, Rashidkhani B, Karlberg L, Wolk A, Johansson JE. Prevalence of Lower urinary tract symptoms in men aged 45-79 years - A population-based study of 40,000 Swedish men. Brit J Urol 2004;94:327-331

Harris H, Håkansson N, Olofsson C, Julin B, Åkesson A, Wolk A. The Swedish Mammography Cohort and the Cohort of Swedish Men: Study design and characteristics of 2 population-based longitudinal cohorts. OA Epidemiology;1(2):16, 2013

Larsson SC, Wolk K, Brismar K, Wolk A. Association of diet with serum insulin-like growth factor-I in middle-aged and elderly men. Am J Clin Nutr 2005; 81:1163-67.

Stackelberg O, Björck M, Larsson SC, Orsini N, Wolk A. Fruit and vegetable consumption with risk of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Circulation 128(8):795-802, 2013.

Kaluza J, Håkansson N, Brzozowska A, Wolk A. Diet quality and mortality: a population-based prospective study of men. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2009); 63:451-457

Larsson SC, Wolk A. Diabetes and colorectal cancer incidence in the cohort of Swedish men. Diabetes Care 2005;28:1805-7

Åkesson A, Larsson SC, Discacciati A, Wolk A. Low-Risk Dietary and Lifestyle Practices in Primary Prevention of Myocardial Infarction in Men. J Am Coll Cardiol 64(13):1299-306, 2014.

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Dataset 1
The Cohort of Swedish Men, COSM 1997

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Karl Michaëlsson - Uppsala University, Department of Surgical Sciences orcid

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1997
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

48850

Response rate/participation rate

49

Dataset 2
The Cohort of Swedish Men, COSM 2008

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Karl Michaëlsson - Uppsala University, Department of Surgical Sciences orcid

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

29503

Response rate/participation rate

78

Dataset 3
The Cohort of Swedish Men, COSM 2009

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Karl Michaëlsson - Uppsala University, Department of Surgical Sciences orcid

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2009
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

26156

Response rate/participation rate

90

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Published: 2012-01-01
Last updated: 2020-04-28