The HUNT Study - a longitudinal population health study in Norway

First data collection dates from 1984

The HUNT Study - a longitudinal population health study in Norway

The Nord-Trøndelag health study (HUNT)

HUNT Biobank

The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (The HUNT Study) is one of the largest health studies ever performed. It is a unique database of questionnaire data, clinical measurements and samples from a county’s inhabitants from 1984 onwards.

The HUNT Study is well-known in the county of Nord-Trøndelag, and its inhabitants have a generally positive attitude to participation and health research resulting from the study. HUNT has high participation rates, providing a good base for further health surveys in the county and an excellent research environment.

Today, HUNT Research Centre has a database with information on almost 120,000 people. Approximately 300 national and international research projects are currently using the samples and data from HUNTs collection.

As of 2017, HUNT4 is gathering new data and samples throughout the county to develop The HUNT Study further.

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Contact information

HUNT Research Centre
Forskningsveien 2
N-7600 Levanger

Tel: +47 74 07 51 80 / +47 74 01 92 40





Data collection for HUNT4 was completed in February 2019.