Nurses' Health Study II
A large prospective investigations into the risk factors for major chronic diseases in women. Cancer is a primary focus, but the study has also produced landmark data on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and many other conditions. To study oral contraceptives, diet, and lifestyle risk factors in a population younger than the original NHS cohort.
- Start Year
- National Institutes of Health
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- Every two years, cohort members receive a follow-up questionnaire with questions about diseases and health-related topics, including smoking, hormone use, pregnancy history, and menopausal status.
Bao Y, Bertoia ML, Lenart EB, et al. Origin, Methods, and Evolution of the Three Nurses' Health Studies. Am J Public Health. 2016;106(9):1573-1581. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303338
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
- Supplementary Information
- Women nurses.
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