Individual Study / WLH

Swedish Women’s Lifestyle and Health Study

Swedish Women’s Lifestyle and Health Study

Initiatives -
To create a large prospective cohort designed specifically to investigate the association between lifestyle factors (specifically exogenous hormones and dietary habits) and cancer and cardiovascular disease in young women). Other outcomes have also been investigated, including overall mortality and psychiatric conditions.
Start Year
1991
Funding
Swedish Research Council [Grant number 521-2011-2955]
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass
    Karolinska Institutet

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
A follow-up questionnaire was sent in 2003 to all women still alive and residing in Sweden at that time. Beside the questionnaires, all participants are continuously monitored through linkage to Swedish registries on death, inpatient care and emigration.

Marker Paper

Roswall N, Sandin S, Adami HO, Weiderpass E. Cohort Profile: The Swedish Women's Lifestyle and Health cohort. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 1;46(2):e8. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv089.

PUBMED 26066328

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
49,259
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative