The Stockholm Birth Cohort Study (SBC)
The Stockholm Birth Cohort Study (SBC) is a new anonymous data base created in 2004/2005 by a probability matching of two comprehensive data sets. The SBC is a collaboration project between Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI) and Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS).
The first, the Stockholm Metropolitan study, consists of all children born in 1953 and living in the greater Stockholm area in 1963. Its major strength is its rich information on individual characteristics, such as attitudes, behaviours, health and school performance, as well as social circumstances, such as family situation and neighbourhood characteristics, during childhood. Data on birth size and foetal growth are also included. Data was de-identified in May, 1986, after which no more information could be included. However, a probability matching to The Swedish Work and Mortality Data Base (WMD) has been successfully undertaken, giving a follow-up of somewhat more than 14,000 indivuals (96% of the original cohort).
The Stockholm Birth Cohort Study is described in greater detail (including background, data sources and publication lists) on an external website (see "Related links")
For more information about the Stockholm Birth Cohort Study, please contact one the principal investigators:
November 23, 2011
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