The Lundby Study

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    22184 Lund


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The Lundby Study is a world-unique descriptive psychiatric epidemiological study that started in 1947. Field investigations were performed in 1947, 1957, 1972 and 1997. Data are of high quality, validated through personal interviews by psychiatrists, and the diagnoses have been validated against various classification systems that have been in use since 1947, the latest being DSM-IV. A total of 42% of the population had at some point in their lives had a psychiatric diagnosis. The long perspective, 50 years, enables the study of prevalence (occurrence), incidence (newly diagnosed), natural course and risk factors for mental illness. Data are stored at Arkivcentrum Syd, the Document Management Department at Lund University (analog data) and Region Skåne where it is accessed via Comprima (digital data). They are available upon application to the EPN (Ethical Review Board) or KVB (Quality Register, Healthcare Databases and Preparation). Contact:

UKÄ subject classification

  • Psychiatry

Free keywords

  • DSM IV
  • Mental health

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In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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