Does intact pair status matter in the study of African American twins? The Carolina African American Twin Study of Aging.

@article{Whitfield2003DoesIP,
  title={Does intact pair status matter in the study of African American twins? The Carolina African American Twin Study of Aging.},
  author={Keith E. Whitfield and Dwayne T Brandon and Sebrina A. Wiggins and George P. Vogler and Gerry McClearn},
  journal={Experimental aging research},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={407-23}
}
In twin research, typically both members of a pair must participate. Survivorship of members of intact pairs compared to surviving members of nonintact twin pairs may reflect differences in psychosocial and health factors, and represent a potential selection bias relative to the general population. The purpose of the present study is to examine health, cognition, and well-being among members of African American intact twin pairs compared to individuals from nonintact twin pairs. Data from the… CONTINUE READING