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International Journal of Epidemiology, 2022

Cohort Profile Update: The HUNT Study, Norway

Key features

In the HUNT Study, all residents aged ≥20 years in the Nord-Trøndelag region, Norway, have been invited to repeated surveys since 1984-86. The study data may be linked to local and national health registries.

The HUNT4 survey in 2017-19 included 56 042 participants in Nord-Trøndelag and 107 711 participants in the neighbouring Sør-Trøndelag region.

The HUNT4 data enable more long-term follow-up, studies of life course health trajectories and within-family studies.

New measures include body composition analysis using bioelectrical impedance; a 1-week accelerometer recording; physical and cognitive testing in older adults; measurements of haemoglobin and blood cell counts, HbA1c and phosphatidylethanol; and genotyping.

Researchers can apply for HUNT data access from HUNT Research Centre if they have obtained project approval from the Regional Committee for Medical and Health Research Ethics, see


Bjørn Olav Åsvold, Arnulf Langhammer, Tommy Aune Rehn, Grete Kjelvik, Trond Viggo Grøntvedt, Elin Pettersen Sørgjerd, Jørn Søberg Fenstad, Jon Heggland, Oddgeir Holmen, Maria C Stuifbergen, Sigrid Anna Aalberg Vikjord, Ben M Brumpton, Håvard Kjesbu Skjellegrind, Pernille Thingstad, Erik R Sund, Geir Selbæk, Paul Jarle Mork, Vegar Rangul, Kristian Hveem, Marit Næss, Steinar Krokstad

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