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Determinants of non- response to a second assessment of lifestyle factors and body weight in the EPIC-PANACEA study

  • Anne M May1, 2Email author,
  • Lotte E Adema1,
  • Dora Romaguera3,
  • Anne-Claire Vergnaud3,
  • Antonio Agudo4,
  • Ulf Ekelund5,
  • Annika Steffen6,
  • Philippos Orfanos7,
  • Nadia Slimani8,
  • Sabina Rinaldi8,
  • Traci Mouw3,
  • Sabine Rohrmann9,
  • Silke Hermann9,
  • Heiner Boeing6,
  • Manuela M Bergmann6,
  • Marianne Uhre Jakobsen10,
  • Kim Overvad10, 11,
  • Nicholas J Wareham5,
  • Carlos Gonzalez4,
  • Anne Tjonneland12,
  • Jytte Halkjaer12,
  • Timothy J Key13,
  • Elizabeth A Spencer13,
  • Veronica Hellstrom14,
  • Jonas Manjer15,
  • Bo Hedblad16,
  • Eiliv Lund17,
  • Tonje Braaten17,
  • Françoise Clavel-Chapelon18, 19,
  • Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault18, 19,
  • Laudina Rodríguez20,
  • Maria J Sánchez21,
  • Miren Dorronsoro22,
  • Aurelio Barricarte23,
  • Jose Maria Huerta24,
  • Androniki Naska7,
  • Antonia Trichopoulou7,
  • Domenico Palli25,
  • Valeria Pala26,
  • Teresa Norat3,
  • Amalia Mattiello27,
  • Rosario Tumino28,
  • Daphne van der A2,
  • H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita2,
  • Elio Riboli3 and
  • Petra HM Peeters1, 3
BMC Medical Research Methodology201212:148

Received: 14 December 2011

Accepted: 20 September 2012

Published: 24 September 2012

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14 Dec 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
4 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jeroen Lakerveld
10 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Lambert Felix
7 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Anne May
Resubmission - Version 2
7 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
20 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
24 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-12-148

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Authors’ Affiliations

Julius Centre for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht University
National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London
Unit of Nutrition, Environment and Cancer, Catalan Institute of Oncology, IDIBELL
Medical Research Council, Epidemiology Unit
German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke
Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece AND Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, School of Medicine, University of Athens
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC-WHO)
Division of Clinical Epidemiology, German Cancer Research Center
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Aarhus University
Department of Cardiology, Aalborg Hospital, Aarhus University Hospital
Danish Cancer Society, Institute of Cancer Epidemiology
Cancer Research UK Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford
Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research, Umeå University
Department of Surgery, Malmø University Hospital, Lund University
Department of Clinical Science, Malmø University Hospital, Lund University
Institute of Community Medicine, University of Tromsø
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)
Institut Gustave Roussy
Public Health and Participation Directorate, Health and Health Care Services Council
Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada, CIBER de Epidemiology and Public Health (CIBERESP)
Public Health Department of Gipuzkoa
Public Health Institute of Navarra
Epidemiology Department, Council of Health and Consumer Affairs, Murcia& CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP)
Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, ISPO-Cancer Research and Prevention Institute
Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, IRCCS Foundation, National Cancer Institute
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Sperimentale, Università di Napoli
Cancer Registry, Azienda Ospedaliera "Civile M.P.Arezzo"