What is NorthPop?

NorthPop is a research study in Västerbotten whose goal is that children are to be healthy and to thrive. In recent decades, asthma, allergies, excess weight and behavioural problems have increased among children and youth.  We know that the foundation for one’s future health is laid early on in life and we are still lacking important pieces of the jigsaw puzzle of knowledge about how heredity and environment interact during pregnancy and childhood. The aim of the NorthPop study is to identify factors for children’s health that can be influenced.

The focus of the NorthPop study is to identify risk and health factors for common children’s diseases. All parents-to-be in Västerbotten are invited to participate. Each family’s contribution is valuable. The project is being implemented by researchers at Umeå University and staff at Region Västerbotten.


NorthPop and the Public Dental Service

All children in Västerbotten County are at 3 years of age called to visit the Public Dental Service. Their teeth are checked by a dentist and parents and children are [...]

NorthPop starts in Skellefteå

Yesterday, 26 August 2019, NorthPop started up in Skellefteå! There from Umeå for the day to help out at the start were Magnus Domellöf (head of the NorthPop study), Christina [...]

Meet our colleague Suad!

Hi Suad!   What is your background? In my home country I studied to become an administrator, and when I moved to Sweden I started studying Swedish at Folkuniverstitetet ‘The [...]

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All future parents in Västerbotten are welcome to participate. Every family's contribution is valuable!
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Personnel testimonials

Det ska bli mycket intressant att se hur stort deltagande det blir i studien. Vi hoppas på att många vill delta och bidra till forskningen om vad som formar oss i början av våra liv.
Professor Magnus DomellöfMagnus Domellöf, Umeå Universitet
Northpop har förberetts under en lång tid och snart går äntligen startskottet på riktigt!
Docent Christina WestChristina West, VLL
Northpop handlar om medmänsklig forskning, det tycker jag är fint.
Hanna Nyström, Northpop