The uniqueness of UBCoS Multigen and the originality of our ongoing research stems from this combination of routine registry data (available in Sweden since 1960) with manually collected information stretching back to 1915. In this way, we are able to follow our first generation of men and women from before birth till age 80-94 years. This makes UBCoS Multigen ideally suited for testing lifecourse models, particularly those connected to 'developmental origins of disease'.

For further information or inquiries about access to data please contact the principal investigator Professor Ilona Koupil at ilona.koupil@chess.su.se.

References:

Koupil I. The Uppsala studies on developmental origins of health and disease. J Intern Med 2007;261:426-36.

Koupil I, Goodman A. Health Equity: A life course approach. Public Service Review: European Union 2011; 11:382-3.

Goodman A, Koupil I, Lawson DW. Low fertility increases descendant socioeconomic position but reduces long-term fitness in a modern post-industrial society. Proc Biol Sci. 2012 Aug 29. [Epub ahead of print]