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The Register of Preventive Measures


Primary variables




Cause of death

Civil status


Date of birth


Educational level

Family type


ICD10 diagnosis code

Income status

Labour - duration

Municipality of residence

National health group



Social services

Social services


Type of housing

Type of service



The Register of Preventive Measures brings together various national health registers and registers of the population's socio-economic issues, including education, income and occupation. The register therefore makes it possible to elucidate the interrelationship between socio-economic issues and a whole range of health data.

The purpose of the register is to enable Statistics Denmark, the Ministry of Health and the Danish Health Authority to elucidate the healthcare issues in Denmark quickly and efficiently. The aim is also to make data available for socio-medical research.

The register contains data on everybody who has or has had residence in Denmark since 1977 and is based on data from the National Patient Register (LPR) and multiple registers in Statistics Denmark. By comparing individual citizens' health data with education, marital, social and occupational issues, it is possible to draw a precise picture of the general status of the population's health.

More details

Health monitoring

Collection Period

Collection Period
The population consists of all individuals with residence in Denmark since 1977
Database Categories

Application requirements

Scientific Services at Statistics Denmark

Statistics Denmark comprises register collections, including data from 1970 till today and therefore, present a very important research potential with almost endless opportunities. Research Services at Statistics Denmark help and advices about access to data, to exploit the potential of the data in compliance with the Danish legislations.

To obtain access to data from Statistics Denmark a list of demands must be obtained. The research project must be associated to a Danish public research unit. Furthermore, The Danish Data Protection Agency (Danish: Datatilsynet) must approve the research project if data are linked to data from other authorities or registers. The applicant is responsible for payment of all the cost associated to the process.

If data from Statistics Denmark are linked to data from the Danish Health Data Authority, the applicant should contact the Danish Health Data Authority and inform about contact person at Statics Denmark as well as the case number, project description, extension description and approval from the Danish Health Data Authority and/or The National Committee on Health Research Ethics.

Application process

  • Contact Scientific services (FSE) at Statistics Denmark
  • Attact a short project description
  • The research project is given a case number
  • In case of coordination of data, contact The Danish Health Data Authority
  • If the application is approved by The Danish Health Data Authority, the data is sent to Statistics Denmark


As a public authority and data processor Statistics Denmark 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
Data administrator
Statistics Denmark
Contact data administrator
Kamilla Heurlén 
T: 39 17 34 93
Website - data administrator