The Beijing Twin Study (BeTwiSt): a longitudinal study of child and adolescent development.

  title={The Beijing Twin Study (BeTwiSt): a longitudinal study of child and adolescent development.},
  author={Jie Chen and Xinying Li and Jianxin Zhang and Misaki N. Natsuaki and Leslie D Leve and Gordon T. Harold and Zhiyan Chen and Xiaodong Yang and Fei Guo and Jie Zhang and Xiaojia Ge},
  journal={Twin research and human genetics : the official journal of the International Society for Twin Studies},
  volume={16 1},
Rates of emotional and behavioral problems among children and adolescents in China are increasing and represent a major public health concern. To investigate the etiology of such problems, including the effects and interplay of genes and environment, the Beijing Twin Study (BeTwiSt) was established. A representative sample of adolescent twins in Beijing (N = 1,387 pairs of adolescent twins, mostly between the ages of 10 and 18 years) was recruited and assessed longitudinally. Data collection… CONTINUE READING
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