Excess mortality rate during adulthood among Danish adoptees

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Adoption studies have been used to disentangle the influence of genes from shared familial environment on various traits and disease risks. However, both the factors leading to adoption and living as an adoptee may bias the studies with regard to the relative influence of genes and environment compared to the general population. The aim was to investigate whether the cohort of domestic adoptees used for these studies in Denmark is similar to the general population with respect to all-cause mortality and cause-specific mortality rates.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number12
Pages (from-to)e14365
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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