Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Karl Michaëlsson - Uppsala University, Department of Surgical Sciences orcid

Description

The Swedish Mammography Cohort (SMC) is a large population-based cohort of over 60,000 women in the counties of Uppsala and Västmanland which is performed by the National Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet . The general aim is to assess relationships between a number of modifiable factors (diet, vitamin supplement use, physical activity, smoking, alcohol, body weight, other anthropometric measures etc.) and the occurrence of several major chronic diseases. All women born 1914-1948 who were residing in Västmanland and Uppsala County and in the years 1987-1990 received an invitation to participate in a mammography screening programme were asked to answer a questionnaire about diet and lifestyle. Approximately 66,000 women answered the questionnaire. In the autumn 1997, a second survey was sent to these women to update the information about their eating habits. The study examine associations of environmental/modifiable risk factors with several cancer sites (e.g., breast, colon, rectum, endometrium, ovary, and renal cell cancer), myocardial infarction, stroke, osteoporos

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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

Unit of analysis

Population

Women born 1914-1948 living in Västmanland or Uppsala County during 1987-1990

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration
From 1987 to 1990, all women who lived in the Uppsala County of central Sweden and were born between 1914-1948 and all women who lived in the adjacent Västmanland County and were born between 1917-1948 received an invitation by mail to participate in a mammography screening program. A total of 66,651 (74% of the source population) returned a completed questionnaire on diet, weight, height, parity, and education. In 1997, a follow-up questionnaire was sent to all cohort members who were still living in the study area. Further follow-up was made during 2008-2009. The 2009 questionnaire was sent only to those who answered 2008.

Time period(s) investigated

1987–ongoing

Geographic coverage

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Topic and keywords

Research area

HEALTH, Specific diseases, disorders and medical conditions (CESSDA Topic Classification)
Medical and Health Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Cancer and Oncology, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems (The Swedish standard of fields of research 2011)

Publications

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Wolk A, Larsson SC, Johansson JE, Ekman P. Long-term fatty fish consumption and renal cell carcinoma incidence in women. JAMA. 296(11):1371-6, 2006.

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.

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.

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Dataset 1
The Swedish Mammography Cohort, SMC

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: 1987–1990
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

61433

Response rate/participation rate

74

Dataset 2
The Swedish Mammography Cohort, SMC 1997

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

39227

Response rate/participation rate

70

Dataset 3
The swedish mammography cohort, SMC 2008

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

30621

Response rate/participation rate

63

Dataset 4
The Swedish mammography cohort, SMC 2009

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

25332

Response rate/participation rate

84

Contact for questions about the data

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Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se)

NEAR - National E-Infrastructure for Aging Research in Sweden

SIMPLER - Swedish Infrastructure for Medical Population-Based Life-Course and Environmental Research

Published: 2011-01-01
Last updated: 2020-04-28