Study of Health in Pomerania

Overview

Acronym
SHIP
Website
SHIP
Investigators
  • Prof. Henry Völzke

    Institute for Community Medicine

  • Research Network Community Medicine SHIP-KEF

    Institute for Community Medicine, Unit of SHIP-KEF

Contacts
  • Prof. Carsten-Oliver Schmidt

    Institut für Community Medicine

General Design

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
1997
General Information on Follow Up (profile, frequency)
Recruitment Target
  • Individuals
Number of Participants
8,728
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
8,728

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Possible Access to Data
Possible Access to Biosamples
Other

Marker Paper

Völzke H, Alte D, Schmidt CO et al., Cohort profile: the study of health in Pomerania. Int J Epidemiol. 2011 Apr;40(2):294-307. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyp394. Epub 2010 Feb 18.

PUBMED 20167617

Timeline

Populations

START cohort

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
20
Maximum age
79
Countries
  • Germany
Territory

Western Pomerania (federal state: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), primary residence in the cities of Greifswald and Stralsund or counties Ostvorpommern and Nordvorpommern

Ethnic Origin
  • While not being an explicit selection criterion, the entire sample is Caucasian.

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment
  • Selected sample

Sample Size

Number of Participants
4,308
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
4,308
Supplementary Information about Population

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 SHIP - START cohort - 0 1997 (October) 2001 (May)
1 SHIP - START cohort - Morbidity and Mortality follow-up 1997 (October) 2015 (December)
2 SHIP - START cohort - 1 2002 (October) 2006 (September)
3 SHIP - START cohort - 2 2008 (June) 2012 (September)
4 SHIP - START cohort - 3 2014 (January) 2015 (December)
TREND cohort

Selection Criteria

Minimum age
20
Maximum age
79
Countries
  • Germany
Territory

Western Pomerania (federal state: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), primary residence in the cities of Greifswald and Stralsund or counties Ostvorpommern and Nordvorpommern

Sources of Recruitment

General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment
  • Selected sample

Sample Size

Number of Participants
4,420
Number of Participants with Biological Samples
4,420

Data Collection Events

# Name Description Start End
0 SHIP - TREND cohort - 0 2008 (September) 2012 (September)
1 SHIP - TREND cohort - 0 - Mortality follow-up 2008 (September) 2015 (December)
2 SHIP - TREND cohort - 0 - Morbidity follow-up 2008 (September) 2015 (December)
3 SHIP - TREND cohort - 1 2015 (January) 2019 (June)

Individual Studies Included

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Harmonization Projects Included

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Networks

Acronym Name Studies

Datasets

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Last Update: 2021-07-07 16:19