Healthy Life in an Urban Setting
To gain insight into the health of Amsterdam residents from different ethnic origins and the reasons for health differences. The knowledge that the HELIUS study provides can ultimately help to better deal with health problems and improve medical care.
- Start Year
- The Academic Medical Center (AMC) of Amsterdam and the Public Health Service of Amsterdam (GGD Amsterdam) provided core financial support for HELIUS. The HELIUS study is also funded by research grants of the Dutch Heart Foundation (Hartstichting; grant no. 2010T084), the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw; grant no. 200500003), the European Integration Fund (EIF; grant no. 2013EIF013) and the European Union (Seventh Framework Programme, FP-7; grant no. 278901).
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- Follow-up data will be obtained by repeated measurements and by linkages with existing registries (eg, hospital data, pharmacy data and insurance data). The goal of HELIUS is to repeat baseline measurements during follow-up examinations every 5–10 years.
Snijder MB, Galenkamp H, Prins M, Derks EM, Peters RJG, Zwinderman AH, Stronks K. Cohort profile: the Healthy Life in an Urban Setting (HELIUS) study in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. BMJ Open. 2017 Dec 14;7(12):e017873. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017873.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
- Supplementary Information
- Aged 18-70 years
Availability of data and biosamples
Availability of access information
On the study website : http://www.heliusstudy.nl/
By contacting the study representative
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.