The National FINRISK Study consists of large population surveys on risk factors of chronic, non-communicable diseases. The surveys have been carried out since 1972 every five years using independent, random and representative population samples from different parts of Finland. DNA samples were collected from most of the participants since 1992.
Data from the FINRISK surveys are used for many different research projects and for national health monitoring needs. The recent research activities deal, in addition to cardiovascular diseases and their classical risk factors, also with e.g. asthma and allergy, alcohol, socioeconomic factors and genetic epidemiology. The FINRISK Study is a part of the MORGAM Project (MOnica Risk, Genetics, Archiving and Monograph), sponsored by the EU.