Respiratory Diseases

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Nihlén Ulf - Lund University

Peter Montnemery - Lund University

Claes-Göran Löfdahl - Lund University

Anna Lindgren - Lund University

Description:

The prevalence of various respiratory diseases are increasing in Scandinavia and also in other parts of the world. In this study, an extensive questionnaire on issues related to respiratory diseases, was sent out to residents in the municipality of Malmö and the surrounding area. The questionnaire was 1992 sent to 12 079 individuals, i.e. 1.5% of the formerly population in the municipality of Malmö and the county of Malmöhus. The individuals were selected from the population registry from four age groups (20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50-59) with comparable numbers of men and women in each group. After two reminders 8468 (70.1%) individuals had responded to the survey. The questionnaire contained questions such as self-reported asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or allergies, a doctor’s diagnosis of these diseases. It also contained questions regarding if the individual often were bothered by coughing or having trouble with the lungs and nose, such as squeaky breathing and nasal congestion. The questionnaire also included questions about smoking, medication, and if you live near a busy road. A fo

... Show more..

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Nihlén Ulf - Lund University

Peter Montnemery - Lund University

Claes-Göran Löfdahl - Lund University

Anna Lindgren - Lund University

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0142

Purpose:

To investigate the prevalence of and risk factors for respiratory diseases in adults in southern Sweden.

Description:

The prevalence of various respiratory diseases are increasing in Scandinavia and also in other parts of the world. In this study, an extensive questionnaire on issues related to respiratory diseases, was sent out to residents in the municipality of Malmö and the surrounding area. The questionnaire was 1992 sent to 12 079 individuals, i.e. 1.5% of the formerly population in the municipality of Malmö and the county of Malmöhus. The individuals were selected from the population registry from four age groups (20-29, 30-39, 40-49 and 50-59) with comparable numbers of men and women in each group. After two reminders 8468 (70.1%) individuals had responded to the survey. The questionnaire contained questions such as self-reported asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema or allergies, a doctor’s diagnosis of these diseases. It also contained questions regarding if the individual often were bothered by coughing or having trouble with the lungs and nose, such as squeaky breathing and nasal congestion. The questionnaire also included questions about smoking, medication, and if you live near a busy road. A fo

... Show more..

Time period(s) investigated:

1992 — 2000

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis

Time period(s) for data collection: 1992 — 1992

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2000 — 2000

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis

Time period(s) for data collection: 2000 — 2000

Source of the data: Population group

Geographic spread:

Geographic description: Malmö municipality and the surrounding area.

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals aged 18-72 living in Malmö municipalty and the surrounding area.

Sampling procedure:

Probability

Contact person for questions about the data:

Nihlén Ulf

Is part of collection at SND:

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Publications

Sort by name | Sort by year

Montnémery P, Ädelroth E, Heuman K, Johannisson A, Johansson SA, Lindholm LH, Lundbäck B, Löfdahl CG. Prevalence of obstructive lung diseases and respiratory symptoms in southern Sweden. Respir Med. 1998 Dec;92(12):1337-45.

Nihlén U, Nyberg P, Montnémery P, Löfdahl CG. Influence of family history and smoking habits on the incidence of self-reported physician's diagnosis of COPD. Respir Med. 2004 Mar;98(3):263-70.

Lindgren A, Stroh E, Montnémery P, Nihlén U, Jakobsson K, Axmon A. Traffic-related air pollution associated with prevalence of asthma and COPD/chronic bronchitis. A cross-sectional study in Southern Sweden. Int J Health Geogr. 2009 Jan 20;8:2. doi: 10.1186/1476-072X-8-2.
Read full text

If you have published anything based on these data, please notify us with a reference to your publication(s).

Dataset EXT 0142-001

Respiratory diseases- questionnaire from year 1992

Description:

8568 individuals responded in year 1992 on a comprehensive questionnaire concerning respiratory diseases.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

1992 — 1992

Number of individuals/objects:

8568

Response rate/participation rate:

70%

Dataset EXT 0142-002

Respiratory diseases- questionnaire from year 2000

Description:

9316 individuals responded in year 2000 to the same questionnaire which was sent out in 1972, supplemented with issues related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Additional data on traffic and air pollution are also collected.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Time period(s) investigated:

2000 — 2000

Number of individuals/objects:

9316

Response rate/participation rate:

78%