Women's lifestyle and health

SND-ID: EXT 0153

This study is part of the collection Swedish Cohort Consortium (Cohorts.se)

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Elisabete Weiderpass Vainio - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Description

Oral contraceptives, use of hormone replacement therapy, dietary habits and other lifestyle factors affect the risk for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and other chronic diseases in young women. Starting in 1991, a comprehensive questionnaire was mailed to 96,000 Swedish women aged 29-49 years. Approximately 50,000 completed questionnaires were returned providing detailed information on a wide range of lifestyle factors with a focus on oral contraceptive use, diet, UV light exposure, and reproductive factors. This study is strictly coordinated with a similar study among 60,000 young women in Norway; apart from the dietary component, the questionnaires are identical and joint analyses have been conducted.

In 2003, a second questionnaire was sent to all women to update information on lifestyle, and hormonal factors as well as to assess mental health. Currently analysis is ongoing for several lifestyle factors and cancers of the breast, ovarium, endometrial, colorectal, skin, skin melanoma, lymphomas, as well as cardiovascular outcomes (myocardial infarction, haemorragic and ischaemic stroke),

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Research principal, contributors, and funding
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method and time period

Unit of analysis

Population

Swedish women aged 29-49 years.

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random

Time period(s) investigated

1991–ongoing

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Uppsala healthcare region

Publications

Titus-Ernstoff L, Thörn M, Tosteson T, Brahme E, Yuen J, Baron J, et al. The accuracy of skin self-examination for atypical nevi. Epidemiology 1996 Nov;7(6):619-23.

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Dataset 1
Women's lifestyle and health - 1991

Description

The baseline questionnaire was mailed to 96,000 Swedish women aged 29-49 years, in 1991. The questionnaire was answered by 49,259 women.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Elisabete Weiderpass Vainio - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Time period(s) investigated

1991–1992

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1991–1992
  • Source of the data: Population group

Number of individuals/objects

49259

Dataset 2
Women's lifestyle and health - 2003

Description

Participants from the baseline collection were followed up in 2003.

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Elisabete Weiderpass Vainio - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Time period(s) investigated

2003–2004

Data collection

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2003–2004
  • Source of the data: Population group

Contact for questions about the data

Published: 2015-04-13
Last updated: 2017-03-08