Sociodemographic factors, health indicators and lifestyle factors among participants in BreastScreen Norway 2006-2016 – a cohort profile
Purpose: To collect information on sociodemographic factors, health indicators, and lifestyle factors in women who attended the nationwide breast cancer-screening program, BreastScreen Norway, with the aim of investigating how these factors influence the risk of breast cancer, other cancer types, and cancer-related outcomes.
Participants: The cohort data includes self-reported responses to questionnaires from 554,149 women aged 50-69 years, who attended BreastScreen Norway during the data collection period, 2006-2016.
Findings to date: Information about sociodemographic factors, health indicators, and lifestyle factors was collected for the current time and retrospectively back to birth. For the cohort, we have complete mammographic screening data, including information about 24,000 breast cancer cases and other cancer types from the Cancer Registry of Norway. These outcomes are aggregating continuously. Data from the cohort have been utilized in studies related to breast cancer and menopausal status.
Future projects: Data will be utilized in studies related to tumour growth and risk of breast cancer as well as other cancer types, in addition to overall and cancer-specific death.
Registration: The cohort profile is not registered in Clinical Trials.
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