Individual Study / DNC

Danish Nurse Cohort Study

Danish Nurse Cohort Study

Initiatives -
To assess risk factors for cancer and cardiovascular diseases, with a particular interest in effects of oral contraceptives, use of hormones, cigarette smoking and other lifestyle factors.
Start Year
1993
End Year
2009
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Yrsa Hundrup
    National Research Centre for the Working Environment

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
First follow-up: In 1999, a new questionnaire survey was sent to the original cohort, and to all nurses who had reached the age of 44 years since 1993. Second Follow-up: In 2009, the second follow-up survey wassent to all women who had participated in the two previous surveys.

Marker Paper

Hundrup YA, Simonsen MK, Jørgensen T, Obel EB. Cohort profile: the Danish nurse cohort. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;41(5):1241-7. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyr042. Epub 2011 Mar 18.

PUBMED 21421694

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
19,898
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Nurses

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative