Women's lifestyle and health

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

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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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0153

Purpose:

The overall aim of Women's lifestyle and health cohort is to examine lifestyle factors and health outcomes such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and some chronic diseases.

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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Time period(s) investigated:

1991 — ongoing

Geographic spread:

Geographic description: Uppsala healthcare region

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Swedish women aged 29-49 years.

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Contact person for questions about the data:

Elisabete Weiderpass Vainio

Publications

Link to publication list:

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Dataset EXT 0153-001

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

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991 — 1992

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

1991 — 1992

Number of individuals/objects:

49259

Dataset EXT 0153-002

Women's lifestyle and health - 2003

Description:

Participants from the baseline collection were followed up in 2003.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 2003 — 2004

Source of the data: Population group

Time period(s) investigated:

2003 — 2004