Title of cohort
The Swedish National March Cohort
Name of Principal Investigator - Title
Name of Principal Investigator - First name
Name of Principal Investigator - Last name
Address of institution -Institution
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Address of institution - Street address
Address of institution - City
Address of institution - Postcode
Q1a. Please indicate below if your cohort includes or expects to include, incidence of the following conditions?
Neurodegenerative disease in general
Q1b. When are studies on the above condition(s) expected to become possible?
Q2a. In a single sentence what is the stated aim of the cohort?
The purpose of the SNMC is to create a large prospective cohort to investigate associations between lifestyle factors and chronic diseases.
Q2b. What distinguishes this cohort from other population cohorts?
Very detailed information on physical activity and lifestyle factors, with low percentages of missingness
Q3a. i) Number of publications that involve use of your cohort to date
Q3a.ii) Please give up to three examples of studies to date (Principal Investigator, Institution, Title of Study)
Bellocco. Karolinska Institutet. Effects of physical activity, body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio and waist circumference on total mortality risk in the Swedish National March Cohort. | Andersen. Karolinska Institutet. Dose-response relationship of total and leisure time physical activity to risk of heart failure: a prospective cohort study. |Bellocco. Karolinsa Institutet. A prospective cohort study of the combined effects of physical activity and anthropometric measures on the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer
Q3b. If data on research outputs are already available please paste the publication list/other data or provide a link to where these data are publicly available
Q3c. If no research has been done as yet, please explain in a few sentences what information (i.e. research findings) you expect will be gained from the population
Q4a. Study criteria: what is the age range of participants at recruitment? Age in years From:
Q4a. Study criteria: what is the age range of participants at recruitment? To:
Q4b. Study criteria: what are the inclusion criteria?
Q4c. Study criteria: what are the exclusion criteria?
Incorrect national registration number
Q5. What is the size of the cohort (i.e. how many participants have enrolled)?
More than 15,000 participants
Q6a. Please describe what measures are used to characterise participants
Antropometric measures, lifestyle factors, medical history.
Q6b. Are there additional measures for participants with a clinical disorder?
Q6c. Are there defined primary and secondary endpoints (e.g. defined health parameters)?
Q7. What is the study design (select all that apply)?
Prospective cohort| Cross sectional survey
Q8. Are your cases matched by
Q9a. Does your study include a specialised subset of control participants?
Q9b. If your study includes a specialised subset of control participants please describe
Q10a. i) Please enter the data collection start date
Q10a. ii) Please enter the data collection end date
Q10a. iii) Is data collection for this study
At the planning stage| Data collection ongoing| Data analysis ongoing
Q10b. If data collection is ongoing, are there plans to continue the cohort study beyond the current projected end date?
Yes - intend to apply for funding
Q11. Is data collected
Through links to medical records
Other please specify here
Questionnaire at baseline, follow-up through linkages to National Registers
Q12. Is there a system in place to enable re-contact with patients to ask about participation in future studies?
Yes (participants given permission to be re-contacted via PIs)
Q13a. Please give information on the format and availability of data stored in a database (1)
Data summarised in database
Q13a. Please give information on the format and availability of data stored in a database (2)
Q13a. Please give information on the format and availability of data stored in a database (3)
Database on spreadsheet (e.g. excel)
Q13a. Please give information on the format and availability of data stored in a database (4)
Q13b. Please give information on the format and availability of data held as individual records (1)
Data is held as individual records
Q13b. Please give information on the format and availability of data held as individual records (2)
Q13b. Please give information on the format and availability of data held as individual records (3)
Data held on computer based records
Q13b. Please give information on the format and availability of data held as individual records (4)
Please specify language used
Q14a. Is data available to other groups?
Q14b. If data is available to other groups what is the access policy/mechanisms for access?
Apply to PI or co-ordinator at resource| Access through collaboration with PI only| Access committee mechanism| Local/ regional access| National access| International access| Resource has own ethics approval so usually no need for separate external ethics approval
Q15. What data sharing policy is specified as a condition of use?
Q16a. Are tissues/samples/DNA available to other groups?
Q16b i) If yes, please describe below:
Q16b. ii) In what form are tissues/samples/DNA supplied?
Q16b. iii) Is the access policy/mechanism for obtaining samples the same as that for obtaining data (Q14 above)?
Q17. Is information on biological characteristics available to other groups?
Types: Population Cohorts
Member States: Sweden
Diseases: Neurodegenerative disease in general
Database Categories: N/A
Database Tags: N/A
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