Gender and health: a study of older unlike-sex twins.

  title={Gender and health: a study of older unlike-sex twins.},
  author={Carol H Gold and B G Malmberg and Gerald E Mcclearn and Nancy L Pedersen and Stig Berg},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences},
  volume={57 3},
OBJECTIVES The primary goal of this study was to assess gender differences in various measures of health conditions, symptoms, and self-rated health among older persons by comparing brothers and sisters in a sample of unlike-sex twins. METHODS All living pairs of unlike-sex twins born between 1906 and 1925 were identified through the Swedish Twin Registry and sent surveys assessing health and other factors. This population-based sample consisted of 605 twin pairs. Paired sample t tests were… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 54 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…