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General Info
Original or alternative title 
Hälsa Stockholm 2002
Geography 
Sweden (SWE)
Stockholm
Coverage type 
Subnational
Time period covered 
10/2002 - 03/2003
Series or system 
Sweden - Stockholm Public Health Survey
Data type
Survey:
  • Individual
  • Longitudinal
Summary 

The Stockholm Public Health Survey (now known as Health Stockholm) was designed to collect information on the health of the population in Stockholm County. Beginning in 2002-2003, the Stockholm Public Health Surveys were conducted every four years; each year, the previous samples were surveyed along with a new sample. Together, the cohorts from each survey are known as the Stockholm Public Health Cohort (SPHC).

The SPHC samples were based on a cross-sectional sample selected from the Swedish Total Population Register; in 2002-2003, the sample included 31,000 participants aged 18 to 84. Self-reported data were collected through postal (and in later rounds, web-based) questionnaires, covering topics such as health status, height and weight, tobacco and alcohol use, physical activity, employment, and mental health. In addition to self-reported data, information was also collected through regional and national health and population registers based on participants' national registration numbers. 

Citation
Suggested citation 
Karolinska Institute, Statistics Sweden, Stockholm County Council. Sweden - Stockholm Public Health Survey 2002-2003.