The National Diabetes Register

Scand J Public Health. 2011 Jul;39(7 Suppl):58-61. doi: 10.1177/1403494811404278.


Introduction: A National Diabetes Register was established in the National Board of Health in 2006 following a pilot study showing the feasibility of doing so based on existing registers.

Content: The register contains data of birth, date of inclusion, and date of death as well as information on the criteria met for inclusion.

Validity and coverage: The register is more than 90% complete when compared to records of general practitioners, and it covers the entire Danish population.

Conclusion: The register is a source of demographic information for the diabetes population in itself, but also a source of linkable information for studies of diabetes as outcome and as determinant.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Child
  • Denmark / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1* / classification
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1* / diagnosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1* / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1* / epidemiology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2* / classification
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2* / diagnosis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2* / drug therapy
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2* / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Registries*