Westmannia Cardiovascular Risk Factors Study

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jerzy Leppert - Uppsala Universitet, Center for Clinical Research, Västerås

Description:

In the county of Västmanland (Latin: Westmannia), situated about 100 km west of Stockholm, the Westmannia Cardiovascular Risk Factors Study (WICTORY) was started in 1989 by the County Council of Västmanland with the aim of lowering the cardiovascular mortality rate in the county until year 2000. In the study, it was intended that all men and women born 1940–1959 and living in the county of Västmanland (approximately 70,000 individuals), should be offered a free health examination at a primary health care centre for the presence of CVD risk factors, at the time of turning 40 or 50 years old. The study included a clinical examination by a primary health care nurse, which measured height, weight, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate, total cholesterol level, glucose level, waist circumference and hip circumference. At this visit, the participants also handed in a self-administered questionnaire including, among others, questions about the participant’s occupation, education, diabetic status, nicotine use, physical activity and history of CVD. Based on the results of the clinical exam

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Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Jerzy Leppert - Uppsala Universitet, Center for Clinical Research, Västerås

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0165

Purpose:

To examine the association between cardiovascular risk factors at middle age and future morbidity and mortality.

Description:

In the county of Västmanland (Latin: Westmannia), situated about 100 km west of Stockholm, the Westmannia Cardiovascular Risk Factors Study (WICTORY) was started in 1989 by the County Council of Västmanland with the aim of lowering the cardiovascular mortality rate in the county until year 2000. In the study, it was intended that all men and women born 1940–1959 and living in the county of Västmanland (approximately 70,000 individuals), should be offered a free health examination at a primary health care centre for the presence of CVD risk factors, at the time of turning 40 or 50 years old. The study included a clinical examination by a primary health care nurse, which measured height, weight, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, pulse rate, total cholesterol level, glucose level, waist circumference and hip circumference. At this visit, the participants also handed in a self-administered questionnaire including, among others, questions about the participant’s occupation, education, diabetic status, nicotine use, physical activity and history of CVD. Based on the results of the clinical exam

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Time period(s) investigated:

1989 — ongoing

Unit of analysis:

Sampling procedure:

Total universe/Complete enumeration

Contact person for questions about the data:

Andreas Rosenblad

Westmannia Cardiovascular Risk Factors Study

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1989-11-01 — 2000-03-20

Source of the data: Population group

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1989-11-01 — 2000-03-20

Source of the data: Population group