Individual Study / MADT

Study of Middle-Aged Danish Twins

Study of Middle-Aged Danish Twins

Initiatives -
Twin study that was undertaken to examine the relative importance of genetic and environmental factors on health as well as to characterize survival patterns in old age within 4 broad areas: 1) physical ability and disability 2) cognitive function 3) depression symptomatology 4) health and mortality.
Start Year
1998
End Year
2011
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Karee Christensen
    University of Southern Denmark

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Supplementary Information
https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/ist_sundhedstjenesteforsk/centre/dtr/researcher/data

Marker Paper

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
4,314
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Birth year from 1931 to 1952.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre...