Individual Study / CAATSA

Carolina African-American Twin Study of Aging

Carolina African-American Twin Study of Aging

Initiatives -
To identify the proportion of the genetic and environmental sources of individual variation in measures of health and behavioral factors in a sample of adult African Americans. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
1999
End Year
2003
Funding
NIA
Supplementary Information
https://academic.oup.com/biomedgerontology/article/74/Supplement_1/S27/5625179

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Professor Keith Whitfield
    Duke University School of Medicine

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Supplementary Information
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/twin-research-and-human-genetics/article/igems-the-consortium-on-interplay-of-genes-and-environment-across-multiple-studies-an-update/B73180F0669DE5A6E548D6D7DC3F6982/core-reader

Marker Paper

Whitfield, K. E. (2013). A registry of adult african american twins: The carolina african american twin study of aging. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 16(1), 476-480.

PUBMED 23088829

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
572
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Twins between 22 and 92 years of age.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other