Individual Study / SHIP

Study of Health in Pomerania

Study of Health in Pomerania

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Start Year
1997
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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof. Dr. med. Henry Völzke
    Institute for Community Medicine
  • Institute for Community Medicine SHIP-KEF
    Research Network Community Medicine
  • PD Dr. Carsten-Oliver Schmidt
    Institut für Community Medicine

Design

Study design
Cohort
Follow Up

SHIP comprises two cohorts. In the first cohort, so far, three examination-waves have been completed, SHIP-0 (1997-2001), SHIP-1 (2002 -2006) and SHIP-2 (2008-2012). SHIP-3 started in 2014. The baseline examination of the second cohort ‘SHIP-Trend’ was performed between 2008 and 2012 and the follow-up is projected for 2015.

Marker Paper

Völzke H, Alte D, Schmidt CO et al., Cohort profile: the study of health in Pomerania. Int J Epidemiol. 2011 Apr;40(2):294-307. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyp394. Epub 2010 Feb 18.

PUBMED 20167617

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
8,728
Number of participants with biosamples
8,728

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Populations

Selection Criteria
Minimum age
20
Maximum age
79
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Germany
Territory

Western Pomerania (federal state: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), primary residence in the cities of Greifswald and Stralsund or counties Ostvorpommern and Nordvorpommern

Ethnic Origin
  • While not being an explicit selection criterion, the entire sample is Caucasian.

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment
  • Selected sample

Number of participants

Number of participants
4,308
Number of participants with biosamples
4,308
Supplementary Information

SHIP-0: 4308

SHIP-1: 3300

SHIP-2: 2333

Data Collection Events
# Name Description Start End
0 SHIP-0 1997-10 2001-05
0 SHIP - Morbidity and Mortality follow-up 1997-10 2015
0 SHIP-1 2002-10 2006-09
0 SHIP-2 2008-06 2012-09
0 SHIP-3 2014 2015
Selection Criteria
Minimum age
20
Maximum age
79
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Germany
Territory

Western Pomerania (federal state: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern), primary residence in the cities of Greifswald and Stralsund or counties Ostvorpommern and Nordvorpommern

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment
  • Selected sample

Number of participants

Number of participants
4,420
Number of participants with biosamples
4,420
Data Collection Events
# Name Description Start End
0 SHIP-TREND-0 2008-09 2012-09
0 SHIP-TREND - Mortality and Morbidity follow-up 2008-09 2015
0 SHIP-TREND-1 2015 2015