Individual Study / STR

The Swedish Twin Registry

The Swedish Twin Registry

Initiatives -
To collect information about twin pairs for which zygosity in order to do studies that could cover a variety of topics on public health issues such as allergies, cancer, dementia and cardiovascular disease. **General contact: tvillingregistret@ki.se**
Start Year
1960
Funding
Department of Higher Education, the Swedish Scientific Council, and ASTRA Zeneca.
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Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Camilla Palm
    Karolinska Institutet
  • Dr.Prof Paul Lichtenstein
    Karolinska Institutet
  • Dr Patrik Magnusson
    Karolinska Institutet

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
In 2001 all twins in the age groups 55–65 and 65 years or older were contacted and data was collecter with the same screening instrument as in the pilot, without blood samples collection.

Marker Paper

Lichtenstein P, De Faire U, Floderus B, Svartengren M, Svedberg P, Pedersen NL. The Swedish Twin Registry: a unique resource for clinical, epidemiological and genetic studies. J Intern Med. 2002 Sep;252(3):184-205. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2796.2002.01032.x.

PUBMED 12270000

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families

Number of participants

Number of participants
87,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Twin pairs

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://ki.se/en/research/the-swedish-twin-regi...