Swedish National March Cohort
The purpose of the SNMC was to create a large prospective cohort to investigate associations between lifestyle factors and chronic diseases, including cancer, in the Swedish population.
- Start Year
- End Year
- The Swedish Cancer Society, ICA AB and Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson.
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- Essentially complete follow-up has since been attained through multiple record linkages, done approximately biannually, using the individually unique national registration numbers (NRNs) to insure exact linkages. We have linked the cohort to Statistics Swedens Register of the Total Population and Population Changes to obtain dates of death, relocations (with information about the new place of residence) and emigration, if any. Data from the Patient Register (covering all inhospital care and more recently also hospital-provided outpatient care), Cancer Register, and Causes of Death Register held by the National Board of Health and Welfare, have permitted accurate tracking of health and vital status of all cohort members. Another complete update (through 2009 in total 12 years of follow-up) was completed by the end of 2011. Follow-up of the cohort participants is updated through linkage with the cancer and patient registers till the end of 2016; information on mortality is however available till March 2018.
Trolle Lagerros Y, Hantikainen E, Mariosa D, Ye W, Adami HO, Grotta A, Ghilotti F, Bellocco R. Cohort Profile: The Swedish National March Cohort. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Jun 1;46(3):795-795e. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyw193.
- 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://ki.se/en/meb/the-swedish-national-march...
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.