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DATA PRESENTATION

The Children's Database

DATABASE

Primary variables


Child's age

Child's gender

Child's height

Child's weight

CPR No.

Duration of full breast feeding

Exposure to tobacco smoke in the home

Municipality of residence

Introduction

The Children's Database (BDB) contains data on infants' exposure to tobacco smoke at home and for how long they are breast-fed in Denmark. The database also includes information about the height and weight of Danish children.

The database contains data from the preventive examinations of children provided to all Danish children by nurses, municipally-employed doctors and general practitioners. It should be noted that even though the registry was set up in 2009, it was only obligatory for municipalities to report to the Children's Database from the end of 2011 and so the data is most complete from 2012 and thereafter.Description of the database.

More details

Abbreviation
BDB
Type
Health monotoring
Purpose
Administration

Collection Period

Collection Period
Coverage
Nationwide
Population
The population includes all children who have had their obligatory preventive health examinations
Database Categories

Application requirements

Scientific Services at The Danish Health Data Authority

Scientific Services (Danish: Forskerservice) at The Danish Health Data Authority is a Joint port of access to pseudo anonymized data that the Danish Health Data Authority are responsible for. Scientific Services works to support health research in Denmark, by providing access to, as well as advising on use of the National Danish health data.

Via Scientific Service researchers can obtain access to these data, either in a safe environment on the Research Mashine (Danish: Forskermaskinen) or by ordering data extractions that are delivered directly to the researcher.

To apply for access to data, a list of requirements must be obtained. A Project description and an extension description must be attached, containing information about which registries, variables, population and period that are applied for. Furthermore, the Danish Data Protection Agency (Danish: Datatilsynet) must approve the research project, and the approval should be attached to the application. If the research project includes direct contact with humans or human biological material, The National Committee on Health Research Ethics must also approve the project.

Application process

  • Use Scientific Services (Danish: Forskerservice) as application portal
  • Initial case processing
  • Preliminary approval of the permissions
  • Bidding
  • Acceptance of data access
  • Programming
  • Data access via the Research Machine (Danish: Forskermaskinen)

 

Legislation

As a public authority and data processor The Danish Health Data Authority are subject to Danish laws for treatment of personal data, that should secure that the Danish health data are treated right. These legislations include The Act on Processing of Personal Data (Danish: Persondataloven) and The Danish Act of Health (Danish: Sundhedloven).

Contact information

Data owner
Danish Health Data Authority
Contact data owner
Ørestads Boulevard 5
2300 København S
Website - data owner
sundhedsdatastyrelsen.dk/da
Data administrator
Danish Health Data Authority
Contact data administrator
Cecilie Høgsbro
T: 32 68 91 74
E: cehg@sundhedsdata.dk
Website - data administrator
bit.ly/bornedatabasen