Table 1

National registers and variables to be used in the Salut Programme's effectiveness study and economic evaluation study

National registersVariablesEffectiveness studyEconomic evaluation study
Demographic characteristics
Multigeneration register*Child's ID
Child's date of birth
Child's place of birth (parish)
Mother's ID
Mother's date of birth
Father's ID
Child born in Salut area vs non-Salut area
Premeasure (2004–2006) or postmeasure (2006–2008)
The register of education*Mother's educational level at child's year of birth
Outcomes around child's birth
The medical birth register†Mother's weight at first antenatal visit
Mother's height
Mother's smoking status at first antenatal visit
Pregnancy length at delivery
Delivery ends with caesarean section
Apgar score‡ 1, 5 and 10 min after delivery
Child's length at birth
Child's weight at birth
Low child weight relative to pregnancy length
High child weight relative to pregnancy length
Healthy child diagnosis
National patient register†Mother's duration of inpatient care related to delivery of the child
Outcomes during the first month after child's birth
National patient registerChild's cumulative duration of inpatient care
Mother's cumulative duration of inpatient care
Outcomes during the first 2 years after child's birth
National patient registerChild's cumulative duration of inpatient care
Child's cumulative number of outpatient care visits
Mother's cumulative duration of inpatient care
Mother's cumulative number of outpatient care visits
The Swedish Social Insurance Agency's STORE data warehouse*Mother's and father's cumulative number of days for care of sick child
  • *Held by Statistics Sweden.

  • †Held by the National Board of Health and Welfare.

  • ‡Apgar score: a measure of the new-born's physical condition.