Respiratory Health In Northern Europe

SND-ID: EXT 0164

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

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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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Research principal, contributors, and funding

Research principal

Uppsala University

Protection and ethical review
Method

Unit of analysis

Sampling procedure

Probability: Simple random
Geographic coverage
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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Dataset
Respiratory Health In Northern Europe

Data format / data structure

Numeric

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Christer Janson - Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences

Data collection 1

  • Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1990–2010
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 2

  • Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1991–2012
  • Source of the data: Population group

Data collection 3

  • Mode of collection: Face-to-face interview
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1991–2012
  • Source of the data: Population group

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Published: 2015-04-23
Last updated: 2020-01-17