The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) sibling pairs data

Citation

Harris, K. M.; Halpern, C. T.; Haberstick, B. C.; & Smolen, A. (2013). The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) sibling pairs data. Twin Research and Human Genetics. vol. 16 (1) pp. 391-398 , PMCID: PMC3574787

Abstract

This article describes the design and phenotype and genotype data available for sibling pairs with varying genetic relatedness in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). Add Health is a nationally representative longitudinal study of over 20,000 adolescents in the United States in 1994-1995 who have been followed for 15 years into adulthood. The Add Health design included oversamples of more than 3,000 pairs of individuals with varying genetic resemblance, ranging from monozygotic twins, dizygotic twins, full siblings, half siblings, and unrelated siblings who were raised in the same household. Add Health sibling pairs are therefore nationally representative and followed longitudinally from early adolescence into adulthood with four in-home interviews during the period 1994-2009. Add Health has collected rich longitudinal social, behavioral, environmental, and biological data, as well as buccal cell DNA from all sample members, including sibling pairs. Add Health has an enlightened dissemination policy and to date has released phenotype and genotype data to more than 10,000 researchers in the scientific community.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/thg.2012.137

Keyword(s)

Genetic

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Twin Research and Human Genetics

Author(s)

Harris, K. M.
Halpern, C. T.
Haberstick, B. C.
Smolen, A.

Year Published

2013

Volume Number

16

Issue Number

1

Pages

391-398

ISSN/ISBN

1832-4274

DOI

10.1017/thg.2012.137

PMCID

PMC3574787

NIHMSID

NIHMS435143

Reference ID

1738