The Swiss National Cohort: a unique database for national and international researchers

@article{Spoerri2010TheSN,
  title={The Swiss National Cohort: a unique database for national and international researchers},
  author={Adrian Spoerri and Marcel Zwahlen and Matthias Egger and Matthias Bopp},
  journal={International Journal of Public Health},
  year={2010},
  volume={55},
  pages={239-242}
}
Longitudinal studies, also known as cohort studies, collect data on a large number of individuals at different points in time. These studies allow tracking changes of health status, presence of diseases and risk factors in human populations. Many longitudinal studies of large parts or the whole resident population have been established in the United Kingdom and in Nordic countries where population registries and unique person identifiers facilitate the linkage of existing databases. In contrast… CONTINUE READING

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