The European Dermato-Epidemiology Network (EDEN) Fragrance Study

SND-ID: EXT 0151

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

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Åke Svensson - Region Skåne, Dermatology, Malmö

Ewa Wallin - Region Skåne, Dermatology, Malmö

Description

Contact allergy to fragrances appears to be increasing and data on allergy in the general population are limited. The EDEN cohort is a multinational study that involves several areas in five European countries (Sweden, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and Portugal). The study was conducted during August 2008 to October 2011.

In total 12 000 individuals from these five countries was interviewed and about 3000 of these also underwent a patch test for different fragrance allergens. From Sweden 2069 individuals participated. The questionnaire contained questions concerning occupation, smoking, anthropometric data, previous experience with skin rash, and any history of reactions to products that may contain the sensitizer and/or a history of avoidance of the same products (e.g. skin lotions, deodorants, make-up and laundry detergent).

Purpose:

To determine the prevalence and severity of contact allergy to fragrances and other sensitizers in the general population in Europe
Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Region Skåne

Responsible department/unit

Region Skåne
Protection and ethical review

Ethics Review

Lund - Ref. 351/2006 komplettering 2008/96

Method

Unit of analysis

Population

More than 2,000 individuals living in Malmö.

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Probability

Time period(s) investigated

2008-08–2011-10

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Malmö

Publications

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Rossi M, Coenraads PJ, Diepgen T, Svensson Å, Elsner P, Gonçalo M, Bruze M, Naldi L. Design and feasibility of an international study assessing the prevalence of contact allergy to fragrances in the general population: the European Dermato-Epidemiology Network Fragrance Study. Dermatology. 2010;221(3):267-75. doi: 10.1159/000319757.

Naldi L, Cazzaniga S, Goncalo M, Diepgen T, Bruze M, Elsner P, Coenraads PJ, Svensson A, Bertuccio P, Ofenloch R, EDEN Fragrance Study Group. Prevalence of self-reported skin complaints and avoidance of common daily life consumer products in selected European Regions. JAMA Dermatol 2014;150:154-63. oi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.7932.
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Dataset
EDEN-the Swedish part

Associated documentation

Description

Participants from Sweden were 2069 individuals.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Åke Svensson - Region Skåne, Dermatology, Malmö

Ewa Wallin - Region Skåne, Dermatology, Malmö

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-08–2011-10
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2008-08–2011-10
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

2069

Contacts for questions about the data

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Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Published: 2015-03-05
Last updated: 2020-05-05