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Social Inequality in Cancer cohort study

Social Inequality in Cancer cohort study

Studies 5
The Social Inequality in Cancer (SIC) cohort study was established to determine path- ways through which socioeconomic position affects morbidity and mortality, in particular common subtypes of cancer.
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Investigators Contacts
  • HELENE NORDAHL
    University of Copenhagen

General Information

Year created
2009
Types of cohorts
  • Population cohort
Countries
  • Denmark
Setting
National
Funding
This project has received funding from the Danish Cancer Society, Commission of Social Inequality in Cancer under grant number SU08004.
Criteria of cohort's to be included
The inclusion criteria for enrolment in the SIC cohort were: a population-based study from Denmark with data on behavioural and biological risk factors for sub-types of cancer and other common outcomes (i.e. cardiovascular diseases); and a baseline examination after 1980, since socioeconomic information drawn from the central registries was only available after January 1980.
Socio-environmental context
  • NA

Participants

Number of participants

Total
83,006
With harmonized data
83,006

Age range of the samples

Minimum age
20
Maximum age
93

Methodology for harmonization and integration

Strategy of harmonization
Ex-post
Data processing methods
  • NA
  • Type of infrastructure
    Some centrally, other locally
    Integrative data analysis
    • Pooled analyses
    Software
  • NA
  • Supplementary information

    Number of cohorts

    Total
    7
    With harmonized data
    7
    Will more cohorts be harmonized?
    Number of harmonized variables (max.)
    28

    Access

    Availability of metadata
    Under request
    Availability of individual data

    Individual Studies

    Acronym Name Study design Participants Countries
    CCHS Copenhagen City Heart Study Population cohort 26,000
    INTER99 INTER99: randomized non-pharmacological INTERvention study for prevention of ischaemic heart disease Population cohort 59,616
    LBC The Lothian Birth Cohort 1921 / 1936 Population cohort 1,091
    MONICA MONItor trends in Cardiovascular diseases Population cohort 10,000,000
    NIH-AARP-Diet Cancer and Health study NIH-AARP-Diet Cancer and Health study Population cohort 500,000