Cardiovascular disease and diabetes in the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study Cohort - evaluation of risk factors and their interactions

Scand J Public Health Suppl. 2003;61:18-24. doi: 10.1080/14034950310001432.


The purpose of this paper is, first, to describe the organization, sampling procedures, availability of samples/database, ethical considerations, and quality control program of the Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study Cohort. Secondly, some examples are given of studies on cardiovascular disease and diabetes with a focus on the biomarker programme. The cohort has been positioned as a national and international resource for scientific research.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Cohort Studies
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology*
  • Humans
  • Risk Factors
  • Sweden / epidemiology