Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sölve Elmståhl - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences Medicine in Malmö. Division of Geriatric Medicine

Lars Lind - Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences

Maria Albin - Lunds University, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Marju Orho-Melander - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö, Division of Diabetes and cardiovascular disease - genetic epidemiology

Anders Bjartell - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmo, Division of Urological Cancers

Ingemar Petersson - Lund University, Department of Clinical Science, Lund, Department of Orthopaedics

Paul Franks - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmo, Division of Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology

Karin Källén - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund, Tornblad Institute

Peter M Nilsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Description

The study consists of three parts:
1) Collection of data on lifestyle factors by a self-administered web-based questionnaire
2) Visit to a test center for collection of blood samples and recording of physiological parameters
3) The population is followed in registers for occurence of predefined emdpoints.
Repeated collection of data by means of web-based questionnaires and visits to test centra is planned for every 5th and 10th year, respectively, following the baseline investigation.

The study was approved by The Swedish Data Inspection Board (No. 307-2011).

Purpose:

The primary objectives of the EpiHealth study is to provide a resource to study interactions between genotypes and lifestyle factors in a large cohort (aim is 300,000 individuals) derived from the Swedish population in the age range 45-75 years regarding development of common degenerative disorders.

Responsible department/unit

Lund University

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sölve Elmståhl - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences Medicine in Malmö. Division of Geriatric Medicine

Lars Lind - Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences

Maria Albin - Lunds University, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Marju Orho-Melander - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö, Division of Diabetes and cardiovascular disease - genetic epidemiology

Anders Bjartell - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmo, Division of Urological Cancers

Ingemar Petersson - Lund University, Department of Clinical Science, Lund, Department of Orthopaedics

Paul Franks - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmo, Division of Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology

Karin Källén - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund, Tornblad Institute

Peter M Nilsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Identifiers

SND-ID: EXT 0087

Description

The study consists of three parts:
1) Collection of data on lifestyle factors by a self-administered web-based questionnaire
2) Visit to a test center for collection of blood samples and recording of physiological parameters
3) The population is followed in registers for occurence of predefined emdpoints.
Repeated collection of data by means of web-based questionnaires and visits to test centra is planned for every 5th and 10th year, respectively, following the baseline investigation.

The study was approved by The Swedish Data Inspection Board (No. 307-2011).

Purpose:

The primary objectives of the EpiHealth study is to provide a resource to study interactions between genotypes and lifestyle factors in a large cohort (aim is 300,000 individuals) derived from the Swedish population in the age range 45-75 years regarding development of common degenerative disorders.

Time period(s) investigated

2011 — ongoing

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Initial two test centers: Malmö and Uppsala

Unit of analysis

Population

Swedish women and men between the ages of 45 and 75 years old.

Sampling procedure

Probability

Ethics Review

Uppsala — Ref. 2010/402

Biobank is connected to the study

Yes

Contacts for questions about the data

Lars Lind

Sölve Elmståhl

Is part of collection at SND

Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se)

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Associated documentation

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Publications

Lind L, Elmståhl S, Bergman E, Englund M, Lindberg E, Michaelsson K, Nilsson PM, Sundström J. EpiHealth: a large population-based cohort study for investigation of gene-lifestyle interactions in the pathogenesis of common diseases. European Journal of Epidemiology, 2013 Feb;28(2):189-97
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EpiHealth

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Sölve Elmståhl - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences Medicine in Malmö. Division of Geriatric Medicine

Lars Lind - Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences

Maria Albin - Lunds University, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Lund, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Marju Orho-Melander - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö, Division of Diabetes and cardiovascular disease - genetic epidemiology

Anders Bjartell - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmo, Division of Urological Cancers

Ingemar Petersson - Lund University, Department of Clinical Science, Lund, Department of Orthopaedics

Paul Franks - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmo, Division of Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology

Karin Källén - Lund University, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund, Tornblad Institute

Peter M Nilsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine

Description

The study is planned to screen 300,000 individuals in Sweden with an age between 45 and 75 years.The data collection is ongoing and takes place via EpiHealth Test Centre in Uppsala and Malmö. In 2011 a pilot study was carried out, including the first 1000 subjects. In April 2015, 20,000 subjects were included.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Data collection

Mode of collection: Web-based interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 2011

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 2011

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group

Time period(s) for data collection: 2011

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group

Time period(s) investigated

2011 — ongoing

Number of individuals/objects

20000

Published: 2013-12-19
Last updated: 2018-03-12