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A population-based study on health and living conditions in areas with mixed Sami and Norwegian settlements - the SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study.
Int J Circumpolar Health. 2014; 73:23147.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

To describe the method, data collection procedure and participation in The Population-based Study on Health and Living Conditions in Areas with both Sami and Norwegian Settlements - the SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study.

STUDY DESIGN

Cross-sectional and semi-longitudinal.

METHODS

In 2012, all inhabitants aged 18-69 and living in selected municipalities with both Sami and Norwegian settlements in Mid and Northern Norway were posted an invitation to participate in a questionnaire survey covering several topics related to health and living conditions. The geographical area was similar to the area where the SAMINOR 1 study was conducted in 2003/2004 with the exception of one additional municipality. Participants could alternatively use a web-based questionnaire with identical question and answer categories as the posted paper version.

RESULTS

In total, 11,600 (27%) participated (16% used the web-based questionnaire), with a higher participation rate among those over 50 (37% for women and 32% for men). Some geographical variation in participation rates was found. In addition, for those invited who also participated in the SAMINOR 1 study, we found that the participation rates increased with the level of education and income, while there was little difference in participation rates across ethnic groups.

CONCLUSION

The knowledge generated from future theme-specific research utilizing the SAMINOR 2 database has the potential to benefit the general population in this geographical area of Norway, and the Sami people in particular, by providing knowledge-based insight into the health and living conditions of the multi-ethnic population in these parts of Norway.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Sami Health Research, Department of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.Centre for Sami Health Research, Department of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.Centre for Sami Health Research, Department of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway ; Department of Medicine, University Hospital of Northern Norway, Harstad, Norway.Centre for Sami Health Research, Department of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.Centre for Sami Health Research, Department of Community Medicine, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24971230

Citation

Brustad, Magritt, et al. "A Population-based Study On Health and Living Conditions in Areas With Mixed Sami and Norwegian Settlements - the SAMINOR 2 Questionnaire Study." International Journal of Circumpolar Health, vol. 73, 2014, p. 23147.
Brustad M, Hansen KL, Broderstad AR, et al. A population-based study on health and living conditions in areas with mixed Sami and Norwegian settlements - the SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2014;73:23147.
Brustad, M., Hansen, K. L., Broderstad, A. R., Hansen, S., & Melhus, M. (2014). A population-based study on health and living conditions in areas with mixed Sami and Norwegian settlements - the SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 73, 23147. https://doi.org/10.3402/ijch.v73.23147
Brustad M, et al. A Population-based Study On Health and Living Conditions in Areas With Mixed Sami and Norwegian Settlements - the SAMINOR 2 Questionnaire Study. Int J Circumpolar Health. 2014;73:23147. PubMed PMID: 24971230.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A population-based study on health and living conditions in areas with mixed Sami and Norwegian settlements - the SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study. AU - Brustad,Magritt, AU - Hansen,Ketil Lenert, AU - Broderstad,Ann Ragnhild, AU - Hansen,Solrunn, AU - Melhus,Marita, Y1 - 2014/06/18/ PY - 2013/10/23/received PY - 2014/03/28/revised PY - 2014/05/19/accepted PY - 2014/6/28/entrez PY - 2014/6/28/pubmed PY - 2015/4/14/medline KW - Arctic KW - Sami KW - epidemiology KW - ethnicity KW - health SP - 23147 EP - 23147 JF - International journal of circumpolar health JO - Int J Circumpolar Health VL - 73 N2 - OBJECTIVES: To describe the method, data collection procedure and participation in The Population-based Study on Health and Living Conditions in Areas with both Sami and Norwegian Settlements - the SAMINOR 2 questionnaire study. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional and semi-longitudinal. METHODS: In 2012, all inhabitants aged 18-69 and living in selected municipalities with both Sami and Norwegian settlements in Mid and Northern Norway were posted an invitation to participate in a questionnaire survey covering several topics related to health and living conditions. The geographical area was similar to the area where the SAMINOR 1 study was conducted in 2003/2004 with the exception of one additional municipality. Participants could alternatively use a web-based questionnaire with identical question and answer categories as the posted paper version. RESULTS: In total, 11,600 (27%) participated (16% used the web-based questionnaire), with a higher participation rate among those over 50 (37% for women and 32% for men). Some geographical variation in participation rates was found. In addition, for those invited who also participated in the SAMINOR 1 study, we found that the participation rates increased with the level of education and income, while there was little difference in participation rates across ethnic groups. CONCLUSION: The knowledge generated from future theme-specific research utilizing the SAMINOR 2 database has the potential to benefit the general population in this geographical area of Norway, and the Sami people in particular, by providing knowledge-based insight into the health and living conditions of the multi-ethnic population in these parts of Norway. SN - 2242-3982 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24971230/A_population_based_study_on_health_and_living_conditions_in_areas_with_mixed_Sami_and_Norwegian_settlements___the_SAMINOR_2_questionnaire_study_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3402/ijch.v73.23147 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -