Women of Sweden Cohort

SND-ID: ext0168-1.

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Joakim Dillner


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Joakim Dillner - Karolinska universitetssjukhuset, Center for Cervix Cancer Prevention

Research principal

Karolinska Institutet - Center for Cervix Cancer Prevention rorId


The registry is based on exported data on all invitations to cervical screening in Sweden, all cervical smears, HPV tests, tissue samples and their diagnoses as well as biobanking of cervical cells.
Yearly reports describe the quality of the prevention in Sweden. These are posted at www.nkcx.se and it is possible to query the database for various quality indicators on both country, county and community level. Active research on imporved prevention, for example by randomised healthcare policies and clinical trials with registry-based follow-up.


Quality assurance of the prevention of cervical cancer in Sweden
Method and outcome

Unit of analysis


Swedish women aged 23-60 years.

Time period(s) investigated

1970 – Ongoing

Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 1970–ongoing
  • Source of the data: Population group
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic description: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Center for Cervix Cancer Prevention

Topic and keywords

Research area

Cancer and oncology (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Health (CESSDA Topic Classification)