National environment health survey 2007

SND-ID: EXT 0066

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Antonios Georgelis - Stockholms läns landsting, Centrum för Arbets- och miljömedicin


The environmental health survey is carried out in collaboration between the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet and the Statistics Sweden, on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Sweden. The study has been conducted in 1999, 2007 and 2015.

The National environment health survey 2007 (NMHE 07) was sent to 43905 randomly selected persons in the hole country. The target population were everyone aged 18-80 living in Sweden during the last five years.

Statistics Sweden (SCB) in association with occupation and environment- medicine (AMM) at Stockholm county has and sent out the questionnaires. They also have sent out reminders and transformed answered questionnaires to data files. SCB has completed answered questionnaires with register data and unidentified the data file. The investigation was approved by the Regional ethical committee in Stockholm.

In order to made follow up studies possible, SCB has a code-key making it possible to identify participants in the future. NMHE 07 has been constructed so that answers from the questionnaire is possible to compare with N

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Public Health Agency of Sweden

Responsible department/unit

Institute of Environmental Medicine

Protection and ethical review
Method and time period

Unit of analysis


All individuals aged between 18-80, who have been resident in Sweden for the last five years.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

The selection were made randomly within every county and consisted of two parts. In the first part, the selection were 10500 persons. These were equally spread between Sweden:s 21 counties. The second part consisted of a strengthened selection for ten counties with a total of 33405 persons. In the four southern counties, the questionnaire was answered by totally 3669 persons. The basic selection consisted of 500 persons in each county .

Time period(s) investigated

2007-03 – 2007-09

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Lowest geographic unit

County (NUTS3)

Highest geographic unit



Access to data via


Antonios Georgelis

National environment health survey 2007

Data format / data structure


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Antonios Georgelis - Stockholms läns landsting, Centrum för Arbets- och miljömedicin

Time period(s) investigated

2007-03 – 2007-09

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2007-03–2007-09
  • Data collector: Statistics Sweden
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects


Response rate/participation rate


Contact for questions about the data

Antonios Georgelis

Is part of collection at SND

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Published: 2013-09-06
Last updated: 2017-06-15