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The Tromsø Study

The Tromsø Study

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Initiatives -
To determine causes of the high cardiovascular mortality, and also to develop ways of preventing heart attacks and strokes.
Start Year
1974
End Year
2010
Funding
The study was initially funded by the University of Tromsø, and has been so for the entire period since 1974, but there have also been substantial contributions, directly and indirectly from, for example, the National Screening Services, the Research Council of Norway, Northern Norway Regional Health Authority, Norwegian Council on Cardiovascular Diseases and Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Laila Arnesdatter Hopstock
    UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • Dr. Prof. Sameline Grimsgaard
    UiT The Arctic University of Norway
  • Chief Research Technician Kristin Maren Kanstad
    UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
All participants are being followed up with regard to mortality and disease incidence.

Marker Paper

Jacobsen BK, Eggen AE, Mathiesen EB, Wilsgaard T, Njølstad I. Cohort profile: the Tromso Study. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug;41(4):961-7. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyr049. Epub 2011 Mar 21.

PUBMED 21422063

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
53,731
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
All men aged 20–61 years and women aged 20–56 years were invited

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://en.uit.no/forskning/forskningsgrupper/g...