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SATSA - Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging

Study number:

EXT 0044

Title:

SATSA - Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging

Purpose:

To understand the nature of aging and the factors that predict healthy aging and delayed transition to increasing vulnerability and frailty

Abstract:

The Swedish Adoption/Twin Study of Aging (SATSA) provides a unique opportunity to understand individual differences in aging. The twin design and the inclusion of twins reared apart makes it possible to study the importance of genetic and environmental factors that may underlie differing aging outcomes. Further, the broad spectrum of biological, psychological, and social domains assessed across the life span makes it possible to study patterns of change within and across domains and how these predict health and diseases of aging.
SATSA was started in 1984 and is comprised of several longitudinal components. To begin with, a comprehensive questionnaire was sent to all twins in the Swedish Twin Registry who were separated at an early age and reared apart and a control sample of twins reared together. The questionnaires include items concerning rearing, family, adult, and working environment, health status, health related behaviors (e.g. alcohol, tobacco, and dietary habits) as well as relationships, and personality measures. The questionnaires were sent again at 3 year intervals in 1987, 1990, 1993

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Time period covered:

1987 - ongoing

Mode of data collection:

1984-01 - 1984-12 (Fixed form self-administred questionnaire: paper)

Unit of analysis:

Individual

Universe:

All twins in the Swedish Twin Registry who were separated at an early age and reared apart and a control sample of twins reared together

Time method:

Longitudinal

Sampling procedure:

Probability sample: Systematic sample

Availability status:

3b - The study is not available through SND. Please contact the contact for more information

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Datasets

001

Kind of data:

Measurement data: Biological measurements, Measurement data: Physical measurements, Survey data: Independent surveys

Time period covered:

1984-01 - 1984-12

Variables:

999

Cases:

2018

Dataset 001 -

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