Scania Public Health Cohort


    Infrastructure Details



    Name of national/international infrastructure this infrastructure belongs to

    LUPOP (Lund University Population Research Platform)


    A data collection consisting of survey and register data, available for researchers to use for studies.

    Digital and physical collections

    The Scania Public Health Cohort (SPHC) was established in 1999/2000. At baseline, a postal questionnaire was sent out to 23437 men and women, 18-80 years old. These individuals were randomly selected from the population register, such that equal representation was achieved from all municipalities in the county of Scania, Sweden. Follow-up questionnaires were sent to participants in 2005, 2010, and 2016. In 2010 and 2016, new people were added to the study cohort to ensure enough people in the younger age-brackets.

    For the people responding to the questionnaires in 1999/2000, 2005 and 2010, data have been added from the National Patient Register, the Cause of Death Register, the Prescribed Drug Register, and Longitudinal integrated database for health insurance and labor market studies (LISA).

    Services provided

    When ethical approval has been obtained from the Ethical Review Authority, researchers may apply to the SPHC steering committee for access to specified variables/time frames.

    Management of the infrastructure

    The infrastructure is administered by LUPOP (Lund University Research Platform) and managed by a steering committee with representatives from “Social medicine and global health” and LUPOP.

    UKÄ subject classification

    • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

    Type of infrastructure

    • Digital collections