EpiHealth

This study is part of the collection Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se) , Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

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).

Responsible department/unit:

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

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.

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).

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
The sample for the study is based on a random sampling from the population register among individuals between aged 45-75 years. A randomization procedure will assure that all age groups and both genders are equally represented. Inclusion criteria are age 45-75 years, a permanent address in Sweden and a Swedish civic registration number.

Ethics Review:

Uppsala —2010/402

Biobank is connected to the study:

Yes

Contact persons for questions about the data:

Sölve Elmståhl

Lars Lind

Is part of collection at SND:

Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se)

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Available documentation:

Publications

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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

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: 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

Mode of collection: Web-based interview

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