The HUNT Study - a longitudinal population health study in Norway
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.