Individual Study / NFLC

Norwegian Family Based Life Course Study

Norwegian Family Based Life Course Study

Initiatives -
Non-communicable diseases and comorbidity with other health states such as mental health; To take advantage of full scale Norwegian register based family data and establish comprehensive linkages involving multiple data sources, eg. registers and survey data.
Start Year
2005
Funding
Norwegian Institute of Public Health
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Øyvind Næss
    University of Oslo

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Children are followed from 10, 11 and 12 years of age until they have completed secondary education.

Marker Paper

Næss Ø, Hoff DA. The Norwegian Family Based Life Course (NFLC) study: data structure and potential for public health research. International Journal of Public Health. 2013 Feb;58(1):57-64. DOI: 10.1007/s00038-012-0379-4

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
5,266,270
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
All Norwegians participating in censuses from 1960 to 2001 were included.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
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