The Danish Twin Registry
- Start Year
- The Danish Research Council, University of Southern Denmark, the Danish National Research Foundation, Helsefonden, the Danish Cancer Society, the Danish Diabetic Association, the Danish Heart Foundation, the Novo Nordisk Foundation, United States National Institute of Aging [grant number P01-AG08761], United States National Cancer Institute, and the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation [grant number 2136-07-0044].
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- The twins are followed by yearly updates of vital status, addresses, and marital status. Information about other family members, like parents, spouses and children, are also collected. Furthermore, the register is linked to other national health-related registers on a regular basis. These include the Danish Cancer Registry, the Danish Register of Causes of Death, the Danish National Patient Register, and the Medical Birth Register. In addition to register linkage, surveys are used to obtain information that is available only from the twins themselves, such as physical and cognitive function, occupation and lifestyle habits, and also to collect biological material.
Skytthe A, Kyvik KO, Holm NV, Christensen K. The Danish Twin Registry. Scand J Public Health. 2011 Jul;39(7 Suppl):75-8. doi: 10.1177/1403494810387966.
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
- Supplementary Information
- Twin pairs from Denmark
Availability of data and biosamples