Lifestyle epidemiology

The Hordaland Health Studies

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The Hordaland Health Studies (HHS) were conducted in 1992/93 (The Homocysteine study) and in 1997/99 (HUSK). Both surveys were conducted as a joint project between the University of Bergen, the Norwegian Health Screening Service (SHUS) (now part of the National Institute of Public Health) and the Municipal Health Service in Hordaland.

The survey included measurements of height, weight, circumference of waist, blood pressure, pulse, and non-fasting blood assays of total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose. Self-reported supplementary questionnaires contain questions about various health habits such as smoking, drinking and physical activity.