Women's Health in the Lund Area (WHILA)

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jan Sundquist - Region Skåne, Center for Primary Health Care Research

Kristina Sundquist - Region Skåne, Center for Primary Health Care Research

Peter M Nilsson - Skåne University Hospital, Department of Medical Imaging and Physiology

Description:

The Women's Health in the Lund Area (WHILA) study invited all women (n = 10,766) living in the Lund area of Southern Sweden by 1995, who were born between 1935 and 1945. The health screening program included a postal validated questionnaire concerning medical history, drug treatment, family history of diabetes and hypertension, menopausal status, smoking and alcohol habits, education, household, and working status, physical activity, quality of life as well as subjective physical and mental symptoms.

The screening consisted of a routine physical examination with standardized blood pressure measurements, bone densitometry and an extended laboratory examination. A link with the mammography registry was established. 10766 women were invited to the study and the total cohort consists of 6917 (response rate 64.2%).

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jan Sundquist - Region Skåne, Center for Primary Health Care Research

Kristina Sundquist - Region Skåne, Center for Primary Health Care Research

Peter M Nilsson - Skåne University Hospital, Department of Medical Imaging and Physiology

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0092

Purpose:

The aim was to study the health profile in a population based cohort of middle-aged women in a geographically well-defined area in relation to metabolic factors, bone density, quality of life, lifestyle, social conditions and various subjective symptoms.

Description:

The Women's Health in the Lund Area (WHILA) study invited all women (n = 10,766) living in the Lund area of Southern Sweden by 1995, who were born between 1935 and 1945. The health screening program included a postal validated questionnaire concerning medical history, drug treatment, family history of diabetes and hypertension, menopausal status, smoking and alcohol habits, education, household, and working status, physical activity, quality of life as well as subjective physical and mental symptoms.

The screening consisted of a routine physical examination with standardized blood pressure measurements, bone densitometry and an extended laboratory examination. A link with the mammography registry was established. 10766 women were invited to the study and the total cohort consists of 6917 (response rate 64.2%).

Time period(s) investigated:

1995-12-01 — 2000-02-03

Geographic spread:

Geographic description: Lund Municipality

Unit of analysis:

Population:

All women born between 1935-12-02 and 1945-12-01 residents in the municipality of Lund per 1995-12-01.

Time Method:

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Ethics Review:

Lund —LU 174-95

Biobank is connected to the study:

Yes

Contact person for questions about the data:

Jan Sundquist

Is part of collection at SND:

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Publications

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Samsioe G, Lidfeldt J, Nerbrand C, Nilsson P. The women's health in the Lund area (WHILA) study--an overview. Maturitas. 2010 Jan;65(1):37-45.
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Moberg L, Nilsson PM, Samsioe G, Borgfeldt C. Low androstenedione/sex hormone binding globulin ratio increases fracture risk in postmenopausal women. The Women's Health in the Lund Area study. Maturitas. 2013 Jul;75(3):270-5
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The Women´s Health In the Lund Area - initial questionnaire

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1995-12-01 — 2000-03-03

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1995-12-01 — 2000-02-03

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1995-12-01 — 2000-02-03

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Time period(s) investigated:

1995-12-01 — 2000-02-03

Number of individuals/objects:

6917

Response rate/participation rate:

64,2 %