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Stockholm Public Health Cohort for researchers.

Study Design

The Stockholm Public Health Cohort is a prospective study set within the framework of the Stockholm County Council public health surveys of 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014. The surveys involved random samples of the background population of Stockholm county 18 years and above. To date, the study comprise almost 115 000 participants.

Respondents that were recruited in 2002 were followed-up in 2007. In 2006, 2010 and 2014, new waves of data collection was conducted, including a cross-sectional sample of the background population of Stockholm County, and a follow-up study of the participants enrolled in the 2002, 2006 and 2010 surveys.

Participants have given their informed consent to the preservation of their national registration number (NRN), future contacts and record linkages. The study has been approved by the ethical review board (Dnr 2010/1879-31/5; Dnr 2007/545-31).

A scientific paper describing the Stockholm Public Health Cohort, Cohort Profile: The Stockholm Public Health Cohort

Data collection

Data was collected using postal or web-based questionnaires (more recently), covering health parameters, tobacco use (including snus), physical activity, alcohol consumption, labor market position, physical and psychosocial work environment, anthropometry, and other life circumstances (see "Questionnaires"). Self-reported exposure and outcome information has been complemented by information from longitudinal health and sociodemographic data registries.

Policy for cooperation

Stockholm Public Health Cohort Policy Statement Regarding Collaboration (pdf)

Guidelines for data requisition

Before you fill out the application, please contact one of our statisticians; Peeter Fredlund ( or Peter Guban ( for a meeting of consultation. We have discovered that the process will be shorter and more effective if a meeting with our statisticians is held before writing the application. 

Applications must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the steering committee meeting.

Senast ändrad: 2016-04-06