Respiratory Health In Northern Europe

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Christer Janson - Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences

Description:

The Respiratory Health in Northern Europe (RHINE) is a follow-up study of participants from seven Northern European centres who participated in European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) stage I. The target population for the RHINE study were all subjects (n=21,802) from Reykjavik in Iceland, Bergen in Norway, Umeå, Uppsala and Göteborg in Sweden, Aarhus in Denmark and Tartu in Estonia that participated in stage 1 of the ECRHS (response rate 83.7%). The eligible subjects were sent a postal questionnaire in 1999-2001. In total 16,191 (74.3%) subjects answered the questionnaire.This questionnaire includes questions on respiratory symptoms, asthma, rhinitis, bronchitis, smoking, indoor environment, occupation, early life exposure and sleep disorders.

Part of this population are part of the ECRHS II
The ECRHS II is a follow-up survey of subjects from 14 countries who participated in the clinical phase of ECRHS I (3,4). The study is funded by the European Commission, as well as other sources of funding, as part of their Quality of Life Programme.The participants answered a detailed struc

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Subject area:

HEALTH (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Christer Janson - Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0164

Purpose:

1. To assess the incidence and remission rate of asthma and allergic rhinitis and to determine risk factors in a representative Nordic population sample.

2. To assess the influence of occupational and home related environmental exposure on the development of asthma and allergic rhinitis in Northern Europe.

3. To investigate the association between the menstrual cycle and asthmatic symptoms in women.

4. To assess the incidence and remission of sleep disturbances and determine risk factors including atopy and asthma.

Description:

The Respiratory Health in Northern Europe (RHINE) is a follow-up study of participants from seven Northern European centres who participated in European Community Respiratory Health Survey (ECRHS) stage I. The target population for the RHINE study were all subjects (n=21,802) from Reykjavik in Iceland, Bergen in Norway, Umeå, Uppsala and Göteborg in Sweden, Aarhus in Denmark and Tartu in Estonia that participated in stage 1 of the ECRHS (response rate 83.7%). The eligible subjects were sent a postal questionnaire in 1999-2001. In total 16,191 (74.3%) subjects answered the questionnaire.This questionnaire includes questions on respiratory symptoms, asthma, rhinitis, bronchitis, smoking, indoor environment, occupation, early life exposure and sleep disorders.

Part of this population are part of the ECRHS II
The ECRHS II is a follow-up survey of subjects from 14 countries who participated in the clinical phase of ECRHS I (3,4). The study is funded by the European Commission, as well as other sources of funding, as part of their Quality of Life Programme.The participants answered a detailed struc

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Unit of analysis:

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random

Subject area:

HEALTH (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Contact person for questions about the data:

Christer Janson

Publications

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Gunnbjörnsdóttir MI, Franklin KA, Norbäck D, Björnsson E, Gislason D, Lindberg E, Svanes C, Omenaas E, Norrman E, Jõgi R, Juel Jensen E, Dahlman-Höglund A, Janson C; RHINE Study Group. Prevalence and incidence of respiratory symptoms in relationship to indoor dampness: the RHINE study. Thorax 2006; 61:221-225.
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Modig L, Torén K, Janson C, Järvholm B, Forsberg B. Vehicle exhausts outside the home and onset of asthma among adults. A prospective cohort study. Eur Respir J 2009; 33: 1258-1264
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Respiratory Health In Northern Europe

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1990 — 2010

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991 — 2012

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1991 — 2012

Source of the data: Population group