The Gothenburg BEDA study

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

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Annika Rosengren - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Saga Johansson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Lars Wilhelmsen - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Description:

The BEDA study is a study of cardiovascular disease in women, administered by the Section for Preventive Cardiology, University of Gothenburg. The background is that coronary heart disease and diabetes are important and common reasons for too early death in both women and men, but risk factors for coronary heart disease has not been so well described in women. Of those invited, 1413 women (81%) were investigated between November 1979 and February 1981. A new examination took place in 1997. Of 1201 invited women, 875 (73%) participated. The procedures for the second screening were similar to those of the first examination. The material has been used in both longitudinal analyses and as control groups in different case-control studies.

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Annika Rosengren - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Saga Johansson - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Lars Wilhelmsen - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Contributor(s):

Annika Dotevall - University of Gothenburg, Department of Emergency and Cardiovascular Medicine

Identifiers:

SND-ID: SND 0012

Purpose:

To study risk factors for cardiovascular disease and other diseases in women

Description:

The BEDA study is a study of cardiovascular disease in women, administered by the Section for Preventive Cardiology, University of Gothenburg. The background is that coronary heart disease and diabetes are important and common reasons for too early death in both women and men, but risk factors for coronary heart disease has not been so well described in women. Of those invited, 1413 women (81%) were investigated between November 1979 and February 1981. A new examination took place in 1997. Of 1201 invited women, 875 (73%) participated. The procedures for the second screening were similar to those of the first examination. The material has been used in both longitudinal analyses and as control groups in different case-control studies.

Language:

Swedish

Time period(s) investigated:

1980 — 1997

Geographic spread:

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: The municipality of Gothenburg

Lowest geographic unit:

Municipality

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Women in Gothenburg born 1915-1941

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Simple random
A random sample (n=1746) of the female population in Göteborg born between 1915 and 1941 (n=69569 in 1979) were invited to the screening 1980. Women of younger ages were oversampled so that twice as many women below the age of 55 years were invited to the screening examination as compared to those above this age.

Contact person for questions about the data:

Annika Rosengren

Publications

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Dotevall A, Johansson S, Wilhelmsen L, Rosengren A. Increased levels of triglycerides, BMI and blood pressure and low physical activity increase the risk of diabetes in Swedish women. A prospective 18-year follow-up of the BEDA study. Diabet Med. 2004;21:615-22.

Johansson S, Wilhelmsen L, Lappas G, Rosengren A. High lipid levels and coronary disease in women in Göteborg - outcome and secular trends: a prospective 19 year follow-up in the BEDA study. Eur Heart J. 2003 Apr;24(8):704-16.

Rosengren A, Dotevall A, Wilhelmsen L, Thelle D, Johansson S. Coffee and incidence of diabetes in Swedish women: a prospective 18-year follow-up study. J Intern Med. 2004 Jan;255(1):89-95.

Johansson Saga. Female Myocardial Infarction in Göteborg, Sweden. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 1983.

Björck L, Rosengren A, Bennett K, Lappas G, Capewell S. Modelling the decreasing coronary heart disease mortality in Sweden between 1986 and 2002. Eur Heart J. 2009 May;30(9):1046-56.

Dotevall, Annika. Women, diabetes and coronary heart disease. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 2004.
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Dudas, Kerstin. Manifestations and survival in coronary heart disease. Thesis, University of Gothenburg, 2009.

Shafazand M, Schaufelberger M, Lappas G, Swedberg K, Rosengren A. Survival trends in men and women with heart failure of ischaemic and non-ischaemic origin: data for the period 1987-2003 from the Swedish Hospital Discharge Registry. Eur Heart J 2009;30:671-8

Johansson S, Wilhelmsen L, Welin C, Eriksson H, Welin L, Rosengren A. Obesity, smoking and secular trends in cardiovascular risk factors in middle-aged women: data from population studies in Göteborg from 1980 to 2003. J Intern Med. 2010 Dec;268(6):594-603

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Dataset SND 0012-001

The BEDA-survey 1980

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-01 — 1980-12

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group, Biological samples

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-01 — 1980-12

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group, Biological samples

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1980-01 — 1980-12

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group, Biological samples

Variables:

304

Number of individuals/objects:

1413

Response rate/participation rate:

81%

Dataset SND 0012-002

BEDA-survey 1997

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire: paper

Time period(s) for data collection: 1997-01 — 1997-12

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group, Biological samples

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1997-01 — 1997-12

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group, Biological samples

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1997-01 — 1997-12

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group, Biological samples

Time period(s) for data collection: 1998 — 1999

Source of the data: Registers/Records/Accounts: Medical/Clinical, Population group, Biological samples

Variables:

433

Number of individuals/objects:

875

Response rate/participation rate:

73%