Section for epidemiology and medical statistics

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Section for epidemiology and medical statistics

Section for epidemiology and medical statistics studies causal mechanisms of various diseases and factors influencing prognosis. We are using data from national health registries, health surveys and biobanks by means of epidemiological design and advanced methodology. We are also developing scientific tools for utilization of our data sources. Three research groups; Research group for genetic epidemiology, Research group for lifestyle epidemiology and Research group for reproductive epidemiology belong to the section. Read more here

Section leader: Anne Kjersti Nesje Daltveit


Increased cancer risk among siblings of individuals with birth defects

Individuals with birth defects have an increased cancer risk. Recent research shows an increased risk of childhood cancer among individuals with siblings with birth defects.

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Women with a normal weight first offspring and a small second offspring have increased risk of cardiovascular mortality

A new study from the University of Bergen reveals that including offspring birthweight information from women’s subsequent births, is helpful in identifying a woman's long-term risk of dying from cardiovascular causes.

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Medicine use among women affected by gynecological cancer

A Norwegian study that was recently published in BJOG (British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) shows that women affected by gynecological cancer, especially women with cervical and ovarian cancer, used more medication for pain relief and sex hormones than women without cancer long after they...

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Congenital malformations and childhood cancer - gender differences

Recent research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology shows that there are gender differences in the connection between congenital malformations and childhood cancer.

Thyroid cancer

Pregnancy and risk of thyroid cancer in the mother

A Nordic study that was recently published in the American Journal of Epidemiology shows that conditions related to pregnancy are important for the later development of thyroid cancer in the mother.