NSHDS-VIP

SND-ID: EXT 0043

This study is part of the collection Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se) , Swedish Diet Cohort Consortium (SDCC)

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Hallmans - Umeå university, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine

Description

The cohort is population-based and consists of blood and data from primarily 40, 50 and 60 year olds, taken every year in this age group in connection with the Västerbotten health surveys from 1985 - present. About half of the individuals have donated blood samples on two or more occasions.

The database is administered by the Department of Biobank Research at Umeå University. The biobank samples are handled by Biobanken Norr, Västerbotten County Council. The blood samples consist primarily of EDTA and heparin blood samples divided into plasma, erythrocyte concentrate and buffy coat and for a certain percentage, DNA is extracted. A large part is fasting samples.

Survey data concerning health-related lifestyle factors, e.g. smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, socioeconomic status and self-perceived health can be linked to the blood samples, and a number of user tables have been created. The database Northern Sweden Diet Database consists of survey data from VIP concerning nutritional factors. The database can be linked to a number of disease registries, e.g. for diabetes, cardio

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Umeå University

Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

Yes

Sensitive personal data

Yes

Code key exists

Yes

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

Individuals between 30 and 60 years of age. Equal parts men and women.

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration
Each year all subjects who become 40, 50 or 60 years and some 30 year olds and belong to the list for a specific primary care centre or live within the area for that centre are identified by the County Council administrative staff, which have access to the national population register. This information is given to each health centre that, in turn, invites the participants to the health examination.

Time period(s) investigated

1985–ongoing

Biobank is connected to the study

Yes

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden, Västerbotten County

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Publications
Dataset
NSHDS-VIP

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Other

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Göran Hallmans - Umeå university, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1985–ongoing
  • Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1985–ongoing
  • Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Contact for questions about the data

Related research data in SND's catalogue

Is part of collection at SND

Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se)

Swedish Diet Cohort Consortium (SDCC)

Published: 2015-04-23
Last updated: 2021-09-15