Individual Study / GENDER

Aging in Women and Men

Aging in Women and Men

Initiatives -
It is unclear whether these differences depend on genetic differences, either that genetic effects are of differential importance in men and women or that there are different genes affecting health in men and women.
Start Year
1994
End Year
2007
Funding
VR, SFR, Axel & Margaret Ax
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Anna Dahl Aslan
    Jönköping University

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Three health assessment with 4 years apart (1995-1997, 1999-2001, and 2003-2005) have been collected and a second questionnaire was sent out in 2007.

Marker Paper

Carol H. Gold, Bo Malmberg, Gerald E. McClearn, Nancy L. Pedersen, Stig Berg, Gender and Health: A Study of Older Unlike-Sex Twins, The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Volume 57, Issue 3, 1 May 2002, Pages S168–S176, https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/57.3.S168

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Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
1,210
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
All living pairs of unlike-sex twins born between 1906 and 1925.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative