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 three waves of data gathering: 1984-1986, 1995-1997 and 2006-2008. A new wave of data gathering will start in 2017.

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.



HUNT Research Centre is a part of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Department of Public Health and Nursing

HUNT Research Centre
Forskningsveien 2
7600 Levanger

+47 7407 5180 / +47 7401 9240

if no answer: +47 91683253

During the period with Covid-19 precautions, HUNT Research Centre has fewer people physically present. If you do not reach us by telephone, please send an e-mail. 
The building is closed for visitors during this time.

July 20th til August 7th many of us will take a holiday break and we have no capacity for answering phone calls. The response time for e-mail may be longer during this period.