National March Cohort

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ylva Trolle Lagerros - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna

Rino Bellocco - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Description:

Three pages of this questionnaire were devoted to physical activity, the main focus of the project. Both previously validated and newly developed questions were used in order to estimate energy expenditure and to distinguish between constant low-level activity and short-term peak activity. We used a new rating scale for self-reports of time spent on different intensity levels of physical activity (and inactivity) during a typical day, allowing estimation of total energy expenditure on an interval scale level. This scale has been shown to be both valid and reliable. Seven pages contained questions about diet, using a 63-item validated semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire that allows estimation of total energy intake and calorie adjustment. Supplementary questions were asked about intake of fried food, detailed pattern of alcohol intake, dietary supplements and use of health food preparations. Two pages had questions about anthropometrical measures, including height, weight (birth weight, current weight, and weight fluctuations), waist and hip measures (allowing calculations of BMI, le

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Responsible department/unit:

Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ylva Trolle Lagerros - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna

Rino Bellocco - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0166

Description:

Three pages of this questionnaire were devoted to physical activity, the main focus of the project. Both previously validated and newly developed questions were used in order to estimate energy expenditure and to distinguish between constant low-level activity and short-term peak activity. We used a new rating scale for self-reports of time spent on different intensity levels of physical activity (and inactivity) during a typical day, allowing estimation of total energy expenditure on an interval scale level. This scale has been shown to be both valid and reliable. Seven pages contained questions about diet, using a 63-item validated semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire that allows estimation of total energy intake and calorie adjustment. Supplementary questions were asked about intake of fried food, detailed pattern of alcohol intake, dietary supplements and use of health food preparations. Two pages had questions about anthropometrical measures, including height, weight (birth weight, current weight, and weight fluctuations), waist and hip measures (allowing calculations of BMI, le

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Unit of analysis:

Population:

The population consists of women and men in Sweden, 18 years or older.

Sampling procedure:

Non-probability

Contact person for questions about the data:

Ylva Trolle Lagerros

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Publications

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Lagerros YT, Bellocco R, Adami HO, Nyrén O. Measures of physical activity and their correlates: the Swedish National March Cohort. Eur J Epidemiol. 2009;24(4):161-9. doi: 10.1007/s10654-009-9327-x. Epub 2009 Mar 18.

Yang F, Trolle Lagerros Y, Bellocco R, Adami HO, Fang F, Pedersen NL, Wirdefeldt K. Physical activity and risk of Parkinson's disease in the Swedish National March Cohort. Brain. 2015 Feb;138(Pt 2):269-75. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu323. Epub 2014 Nov 18.
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National March Cohort

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Ylva Trolle Lagerros - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medicine, Solna

Rino Bellocco - Karolinska Institutet, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1997-09-11 — 1997-09-14

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Administrative, Population group

Number of individuals/objects:

43880

Published: 2015-04-28