The SAMINOR 2 Questionnaire Survey

The second survey of the Population-based Study on Health and Living Conditions in Regions with Sami and Norwegian Populations (SAMINOR 2) was conducted by the Centre for Sami Health Research at UiT The Arctic University of Norway in 2012–2014. The survey was conducted in two stages. Stage 1 was a questionnaire survey conducted in 25 municipalities with Sami and Norwegian populations in Northern Norway and Trøndelag. The survey took place in the same regions as SAMINOR 1, but Sør-Varanger was included as a new municipality. In six of the municipalities, only a few districts were included. You can read about Stage 2 HERE.

In January 2012, an eight-page questionnaire was sent to everyone aged 18–69 in the selected region. The questionnaire was provided in Northern SamiLule Sami and Southern Sami, in addition to Norwegian. The questionnaire was accompanied by an invitation letter (these were also in Lule Sami and Southern Sami). The questionnaire could also be completed online (Norwegian only). The Centre for Sami Health Research used Statistics Norway to send out the questionnaires. Reminders (in Norwegian and Northern Sami, in Norwegian and Lule Sami and in Norwegian and Southern Sami) were sent twice to non-participants, at about six weeks and four months after the original invitation. 

Municipalities Invited to Participate in Stage 1:

Finnmark: 

Karasjok, Kautokeino, Porsanger, Tana, Nesseby, Lebesby, Alta, Loppa and Kvalsund, Sør-Varanger.

Troms:

Kåfjord, Kvænangen, Storfjord, Lyngen, Skånland and Lavangen

Nordland:

Tysfjord, Evenes, Hattfjelldal (Hattfjelldal district), Grane (Majavatn district), Narvik (Vassdalen district) 

Nord-Trøndelag:

Røyrvik and parts of Namsskogan (Trones and Furuly) and Snåsa (Vinje)

Sør-Trøndelag:

Parts of Røros Municipality (Brekken) in Sør-Trøndelag.

Apart from Alta, all municipalities had fewer than 3000 inhabitants. 

Participation in the SAMINOR 2 Questionnaire Survey

 

Men

Women

Total

Age

No. invited

No. of participants

%

No. invited

No. of participants

%

No. invited

No. of participants

%

18-19

966

100

10.4

844

173

20.5

1810

273

15.1

20-29

3987

426

10.7

3610

785

21.7

7597

1211

15.9

30-39

3778

680

18.0

3586

965

26.9

7364

1645

22.3

40-49

4876

1096

22.5

4586

1548

33.8

9462

2644

27.9

50-59

4592

1339

29.2

4236

1594

37.6

8828

2933

33.2

60-69

4366

1508

34.5

3818

1386

36.3

8184

2894

35.4

Total

22565

5149

22.8

20680

6451

31.2

43245

11600

26.8

Funding

The survey received research funding from:

  • The Northern Norway Regional Research Fund
  • The county councils of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark
  • Northern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Nord)
  • The Sami Parliament
  • Sámi Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Mental Health and Substance Use  (SANKS)  
  • The Ministry of Health and Care Services

None of the above have conflicts of interest in the study.

 

Data Controller (Databehandlingsansvarlig)

UiT The Arctic University of Norway is Data Controller.



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