NSHDS-VIP

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

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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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0043

Purpose:

Prospectively collected cohort for all disease areas.

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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Time period(s) investigated:

1985 — ongoing

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1985

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1985

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden, Västerbotten County

Lowest geographic unit:

County (NUTS3)

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.

Biobank is connected to the study:

Yes

Contact person for questions about the data:

Åsa Ågren

Is part of collection at SND:

Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se)

Swedish Diet Cohort Consortium (SDCC)

Publications

Link to publication list:

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