Respiratory Diseases

SND-ID: EXT 0142

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

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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

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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Lund University

Responsible department/unit

Lund University
Protection and ethical review
Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

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

Sampling procedure

Probability

Time period(s) investigated

1992–2000

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Malmö municipality and the surrounding area.

Publications

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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.
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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.

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.

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Dataset 1
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

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Nihlén Ulf - Lund University

Peter Montnemery - Lund University

Claes-Göran Löfdahl - Lund University

Anna Lindgren - Lund University

Time period(s) investigated

1992–1992

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1992–1992
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1992–1992
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

8568

Response rate/participation rate

70

Dataset 2
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

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Nihlén Ulf - Lund University

Peter Montnemery - Lund University

Claes-Göran Löfdahl - Lund University

Anna Lindgren - Lund University

Time period(s) investigated

2000–2000

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Compilation/Synthesis
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2000–2000
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2000–2000
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

9316

Response rate/participation rate

78

Contact for questions about the data

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Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Published: 2015-01-08
Last updated: 2019-12-10