Finnish Mobile Clinic Health Examination
To detect diseases at an early stage in a large population survey and to provide information for health research.
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- The study was initiated and mainly funded by the Social Insurance Institution, Finland, and later transferred to the Biobank of the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland
Visit FMC- health examination
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- About 30% of the participants of FMC were re-examined once, 5-7 years after baseline, and about 20% of the participants of MFS were twice invited for re-examination, 20 and 31 years after baseline. Follow-up information from nationwide health registers was linked to the surveys, using a unique national personal identification number. The follow-up was started at the beginning of the study in 1966 and the follow-up information for all individuals invited to the surveys has been updated every year since.
Knekt P, Rissanen H, Järvinen R, Heliövaara M. Cohort Profile: The Finnish Mobile Clinic Health Surveys FMC, FMCF and MFS. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Dec 1;46(6):1760-1761i. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyx092.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
Availability of data and biosamples
Availability of access information
On the study website : https://thl.fi/en/web/thlfi-en/research-and-exp...
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.