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Gender Differences in Health Behaviour and Health among Elderly

Gender Differences in Health Behaviour and Health among Elderly

Initiatives -
To assess gender differences in various measures of health conditions, symptoms, and self-rated health among older persons by comparing brothers and sisters in a sample of unlike-sex twins. *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
1995
End Year
2007
Supplementary Information
https://www.neurodegenerationresearch.eu/cohort/ageing-in-women-and-men-a-longitudinal-study-of-gender-differences-in-health-behaviour-and-health-among-elderly/%20(National%20E-lnfrastructure%20for%20Aging%20Research)

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Professor Anna Aslan
    Jönköping University

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Gold CH, Malmberg B, McClearn GE, Pedersen NL, Berg S. Gender and health: a study of older unlike-sex twins. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2002;57(3):S168-S176. doi:10.1093/geronb/57.3.s168

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
605
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Unlike-sex twins born between 1906 and 1925 were identified through the Swedish Twin Registry. 605 twin pairs

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other