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Sweden - Stockholm Public Health Survey 2002-2003


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

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.