EPIC in Sweden is based in Malmö and Umeå (Västerbotten county). The EPIC programme in Malmö is co-ordinated from the departments of Medicine and Community Medicine at Lund University, and the programme in Umeå by the Department of Nutritional Research at the University of Umeå.
Over 53,000 people were recruited into the Swedish EPIC cohort. Recruitment was population-based and ended in 1996.
Participants in Malmö were men aged 47-72 at recruitment and women aged 45-72 at recruitment, resident in the city. The Umeå cohort are residents aged 30, 40, 50 or 60 at recruitment.