Initiative / COHORTS.SE

Swedish Cohort Consortium

Swedish Cohort Consortium

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The objective of COHORTS.SE is to coordinate all Swedish prospective population-based cohorts in a national infrastructure, thereby improving the reliability, quality and accessibility of valuable cohorts, for better-powered research with higher value to patients and populations.
Investigators Contacts
  • Johan Sundstrom

General Information

Year created
Types of cohorts
  • Population cohort
  • Sweden
Criteria of cohort's to be included
Swedish prospective population-based cohorts.
Health topic
  • General epidemiology
Socio-environmental context
  • NA


Number of participants

With harmonized data

Age range of the samples

Minimum age
Maximum age

Methodology for harmonization and integration

Strategy of harmonization
Data processing methods
  • NA
  • Type of infrastructure
    Data are in different locations
    Integrative data analysis
    • Pooled analyses
    • Federated analyses
  • OBiBa (Opal/Mica)
  • DataSHIELD
  • R / Rmarkdown
  • Stata
  • SAS
  • Supplementary information

    Number of cohorts

    With harmonized data
    Will more cohorts be harmonized?
    Number of harmonized variables (max.)


    Availability of metadata
    Availability of individual data

    Individual Studies

    Acronym Name Study design Participants Countries
    AAA Uppsala Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Case-control 26,256
    BEDA The Gothenburg BEDA study Case-control 1,413
    COSM The Cohort of Swedish Men Population cohort 50,000
    EpiHealth EpiHealth Population cohort 24,000
    LifeGene LifeGene (and sister cohort, EpiHealth) Population cohort 52,107
    NSHDS Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study Population cohort 135,000
    NSHDS - MA Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study - The Mammography Screening Project Population cohort 28,800
    NSHDS - MO Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study - The Northen Sweden Monica Project Population cohort 11,800
    SNAC Skåne (GÅS) The Swedish National study on Aging and Care – Skåne Population cohort 2,931
    SNMC Swedish National March Cohort Population cohort 43,880
    STR The Swedish Twin Registry Population cohort 87,000
    WLH Swedish Women’s Lifestyle and Health Study Population cohort 49,259
    UBCoS The Uppsala Birth Cohort Multigenerational Study Other 61,613 Sweden
    Malmö Preventive Project MPP Population cohort 33,346
    MDC Malmö Diet and Cancer study Population cohort 53,000
    MISS-Cohort MISS-cohort, Melanoma in Southern Sweden Population cohort 29,508
    MONICA-Gothenburg MONICA survey in Gothenburg Population cohort 4,500
    MOS Malmö offspring Population cohort 6,000
    NSHDS-VIP The Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study Cohort - Va ̈ sterbotten Intervention Programme Population cohort 96,807
    PIVUS Prospective Investigation of the Vasculature in Uppsala Seniors Population cohort 1,016
    PPS The Primary Prevention Study Case-control 10,004
    Project X-69 Project X-69 Population cohort 5,885
    RHINE Respiratory Health in Northern Europe Population cohort 16,191
    SHE Sleep and Health in Women Population cohort 7,051
    SHEEP Stockholm Heart Epidemiology Program Population cohort 5,452
    SHM Sleep and Health in Men Population cohort 2,874
    SMC The Swedish Mammography Cohort Population cohort 61,433
    SPHC The Stockholm Public Health Cohort Population cohort 89,268
    SWLH Women of Sweden Cohort Population cohort 49,258
    UFS Uppsala Family Study Population cohort 602
    ULSAM Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men Population cohort 2,322
    VHS Värmand Health Survey Population cohort 95,517
    WICTORY Westmannia Cardiovascular Risk Factors Study Population cohort 70,000
    WOLF The Work, Lipids and Fibrinogen Study Population cohort 10,382