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Cohort Acronym

Cohort type
General population-based cohort


Participant type
No diagnosis

Recruitment Period November 1st 1963 
Sample size at start or planned sample size if still recruiting 14,294  
Estimated Current Sample Size 10,000 to 19,999 
Age at Recruitment 10   
Gender Male and Female 

The Stockholm Birth Cohort Study (SBC) was created in 2004/2005 by a probability matching of two comprehensive and longitudinal datasets. The first, the Stockholm Metropolitan study 1953–1985, consists of all children born in 1953 and living in the Stockholm metropolitan area in 1963. The second, The Swedish Work and Mortality Database 1980–2009 (WMD), consists of all individuals living in Sweden in 1980 or 1990, and born before 1985. The initiative to create the database was taken by Denny Vågerö at the Centre for Health Equity Studies, CHESS, of Stockholm University/Karolinska Institute and Sten-Åke Stenberg at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University (SOFI). The resulting database provides a 50-year long follow-up of the original 1953 birth cohort.

Country Sweden 
Contact details
Institution name Stockholms Universitet 
Principal Investiator (PI) Dr Ylva B. Almquist 
Contact email PI e-mail: [email protected] 
Contact phone number +46 8 674 79 69 
Address Ylva B. Almquist (Principal investigator)
Department of Public Health Sciences
Stockholms Universitet
SE - 106 91 Stockholm 
Funders (Core support) The Swedish Research Council (VR), The Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Forte) 

Variables Collected

Brain related measures: N/A
Funtional rating: N/A
Anthropometric: Height, Weight
Physical: N/A
Biological samples: N/A
Genotyping: N/A
Brain imaging: N/A
Brain banking: N/A
Lifestyle: Alcohol, Physical activity, Smoking
Socio-economic: Education, Family circumstances, Housing and accommodation, Income and finances, Martial status, Occupation and employment
Health service utilisation: Formal health and social care service utilisation including private care
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