Social, Behavioral, and Biological Linkages Across the Life Course
The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) is a longitudinal study of a nationally representative sample of over 20,000 adolescents who were in grades 7-12 during the 1994-95 school year, and have been followed for five waves to date, most recently in 2016-18. Over the years, Add Health has collected rich demographic, social, familial, socioeconomic, behavioral, psychosocial, cognitive, and health survey data from participants and their parents; a vast array of contextual data from participants’ schools, neighborhoods, and geographies of residence; and in-home physical and biological data from participants, including genetic markers, blood-based assays, anthropometric measures, and medications. Ancillary studies have added even more data over the years. Data from the project are available in various forms and have been analyzed in thousands of publications in peer-reviewed journals.
November 5, 2008
New Yorker magazine features research on evangelicals and teen pregnancy by Mark Regnerus using Add Health data
Research on religion as an indicator of sexual behavior by University of Texas-Austin sociologist Mark Regnerus appeared in The New Yorker magazine.Read More
July 31, 2008
U.S. News & World Report covers new study on genetics, environmental influences and delinquency by Add Health investigator Guang Guo
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill researcher Guang Guo's study on genetic propensities, environmental influences and delinquency appeared in U.S. News & World Report.Read More