E dating Glostrup
Research Centre for Prevention and health (RCPH) is one of the oldest Danish research institutions within epidemiology and prevention with 50 years experience in population based epidemiology and 15 years experience in health promotion research.
Based on a strategy combining epidemiology with research in prevention and health promotion, RCPH is among the leading centres within public health in Denmark.
The staff comprises 50 people including 2 clinical professors, 4 associate professor, 10 senior researchers, several Ph D students and research assistants, and in-house statistical and IT support.
At the latest follow-up for vital status in October 2009, 7310 of the 38 633 invited cohort members had died.
There is currently a biobank with frozen serum and urine samples and DNA dating back to the early 1980s is stored at the Research Centre for Prevention and Health.
Blood pressure has been measured according to the WHO guidelines, and in all cohorts anthropometric measurements have all cohorts included at least weight and height.
Thus, the lower participation in the latest cohort does not seem to have attenuated the relative difference in mortality between participants and non-participants (Table 2).
As the ‘classic epidemiological cohorts’ started in the 19s the main focus from the very beginning was CHD.