Individual Study / RHINE

Respiratory Health in Northern Europe

Respiratory Health in Northern Europe

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Initiatives -
* To assess the incidence and remission rate of asthma and allergic rhinitis and to determine risk factors in a representative Nordic population sample. * To assess the influence of occupational and home related environmental exposure on the development of asthma and allergic rhinitis in Northern Europe. * To investigate the association between the menstrual cycle and asthmatic symptoms in women. * To assess the incidence and remission of sleep disturbances and determine risk factors including atopy and asthma.
Start Year
1999
End Year
2012
Funding
Swedish Heart and Lung Foundation, Vårdal Foundation for Health Care Science and Allergy Research, Swedish Association Against Asthma and Allergy, Swedish Association Against Heart and Lung Disease,Norwegian Research Council, Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association,Icelandic Research Council, Estonian Science Foundation and Danish Lung Association
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Christer Janson
    Uppsala University

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Gunnbjörnsdóttir MI, Franklin KA, Norbäck D, Björnsson E, Gislason D, Lindberg E, Svanes C, Omenaas E, Norrman E, Jõgi R, Juel Jensen E, Dahlman-Höglund A, Janson C; RHINE Study Group. Prevalence and incidence of respiratory symptoms in relationship to indoor dampness: the RHINE study. Thorax 2006; 61:221-225.

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
16,191
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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