The objective of the Swedish Women's Lifestyle and Health Cohort Study (SWLH) was to create a large prospective cohort designed specifically to investigate the association between lifestyle factors (exogenous hormones and dietary habits) and cancer and cardiovascular diseases in young women.

Overview

Acronym

SWLH

Website

SWLH Website

Investigators
Contacts
Start Year

1991

Study Design

Study Design Cohort
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)

After the baseline, participants were followed-up once in 2003.

Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants

49,258

Access

Access to external researchers or third parties provided or foreseen.

Data (questionnaire-derived, measured...)

Biosamples

Marker Paper

Roswall N, Sandin S, Adami HO, Weiderpass E. 2015. Cohort Profile: The Swedish Women's Lifestyle and Health cohort. Int J Epidemiol. doi:10.1093/ije/dyv089

PUBMED 26066328

Study Timeline

Each colour in the timeline graph below represents a separate Study Population, while each segment in the graph represents a separate Data Collection Event. Clicking on a segment gives more detailed information on a Data Collection Event.

Populations

SWLH population

The participants are women, aged 29 to 49 years at the time of recruitment (born between 1943 and 1962), and residing in the Uppsala Health Care Region.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Selected sample
Supplementary Information Participants were randomly selected from the Swedish Population Registry at Statistics Sweden based on their unique, 10-digit national registration number.

Selection Criteria

Gender Women only
Age Minimum age 29, Maximum age 49
Country Sweden
Territory Uppsala Health Care region

Sample Size

Number of Participants

49,258

Supplementary Information about Number of Participants

Baseline: 49 258 participants
Follow-up: 34 402 participants

Data Collection Events

NameDescriptionStartEnd
SWLH - Baseline

The baseline questionnaire included a detailed...

19911992
SWLH - Registries

All participants are continuously monitored...

19912016
SWLH - Follow-up

Participants still living in Sweden were sent a...

20032003
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Variable Classification