Genetic influences underlying self-rated health in older female twins.

  title={Genetic influences underlying self-rated health in older female twins.},
  author={Raija Leinonen and Jaakko M Kaprio and Marja Jylh{\"a} and Asko Tolvanen and Markku Koskenvuo and Eino Heikkinen and Taina Rantanen},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={53 6},
OBJECTIVES To examine the genetic and environmental sources of variation in self-rated health (SRH) in older female twins and to explore the roles of morbidity, functional limitation, and psychological well-being as mediators of genetic and environmental effects on SRH. DESIGN Cross-sectional analysis of twin data. SETTING Research laboratory. PARTICIPANTS One hundred two monozygotic and 115 dizygotic female twin pairs aged 63 to 76. MEASUREMENTS SRH was categorized as good, average, or… CONTINUE READING

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