HUNT Surveys

HUNT Surveys

The Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) is a large collection of health data and blood samples collected in the geographical region of Nord-Trøndelag, Norway.

The purpose of The HUNT Study is to provide a solid basis for research into population health on a wide variety of conditions and life style factors, and ranging over research fields from social epidemiology to genetic research.

Data and samples are obtained in four waves of data gathering: 1984-1986, 1995-1997, 2006-2008 and 2017-2019.

The possibility to combine HUNT data with other Norwegian registries, e.g. on causes of death, cancer incidence or the use of prescription drugs, offers a expansive range of possibilities for research on population health with many different research questions.

If you wish to know more about The HUNT Study, please click around on our website. For a basic but thorough understanding of what HUNT consists of, we recommend the following read:

Krokstad, S., Langhammer, A., Hveem, K., Holmen, T.L., Midthjell, K., Stene, T.R., Bratberg, G., Heggland, J., Holmen, J.(2013) Cohort Profile: The HUNT Study, Norway. International Journal of Epidemiology, 42(4) 968-977.