Individual Study / LSADT

Longitudinal Study of Aging Danish Twins

Longitudinal Study of Aging Danish Twins

Initiatives -
Assessment of members of like-sex twin pairs born in Denmark prior to 1920 to study whether an increasing lifespan is synonymous to healthier years in old age.
Start Year
1995
Funding
United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging , University of Southern Denmark
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Investigators Contacts
  • MD. Dr. Professor Karee Christensen
    University of Southern Denmark

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The surviving members of the initial cohort were followed up every two years in 1997, 1999, and 2001.

Marker Paper

Christensen, Kaare, and Vaupel, James W. Longitudinal Study of Aging Danish Twins, 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-06-09. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21041.v1

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
4,731
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Elderly Danish twins aged 75 years and older.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative